Sony has released the first title update for DC Universe Online for PS3 and PC. Included is a new 8-player raid in the Batcave, and new hero-based missions.
The Auction House is now running and they've thrown in some 'Love is a Battlefield' holiday cheer. The social UI has been streamlined as well for easier chat.
Universe at War developer Petroglyph has revealed their "fresh take" on the MMO "battle arena genre" with Rise of Immortals. Beta signups have begun.
It's set 300 years after 2010's PC Guardians of Graxia. They boast "enhanced socialization" and "persistent" progression features. It sports co-op PvE too.
Sony Online Entertainment has announced that the latest expansion for the long-running EverQuest II series is now in stores. EverQuest II: Destiny of Velious follows the events of Sentinel's Fate, taking place in the legendary continent of Velious.
According to a source that was once a contractor for Bungie the Halo creator studio is busy with their Activision-published project codenamed 'Tiger'.
It uses an all-new Bungie made engine with unique online connectivity and matchmaking. They allege the game is a massively online FPS called Destiny.
Sony has confirmed that DC Universe Online can't be "resold/ replayed" with a second owner adding a subscription. Disks and accounts "are one."
PC gamers are used to this because of serial keys. For the high majority of console owners it's quite alien. There's no 'second-hand code' purchasable.
The twelfth episode of the longrunning Star Wars: The Old Republic "Timeline" trailers has hit, and this time it examines The Great Hyperspace War, as the series continues to go backwards in time.
CEO Mike Morhaime of Blizzard has affirmed that his studio aren't developing some World of Warcraft sequel with their super secret project Titan MMO.
Blizzard has tasked "some of our most experienced" devs from WoW on this new project, and they're "really trying to leverage all the lessons" learned.
Sony Online Entertainment has revealed that 45 percent of DC Universe Online users are in fact playing through a PlayStation 3, who also "tend to play more".
While PS3 may play more sessions, PC gamers typically spend an hour extra each session than their console counterparts. We're not utilising high-end skills?
Test Drive Unlimited 2 has had a rocky launch for all three platforms it has been released for, the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. For example, some people have not been getting their preorder bonus items. The problems have been so bad that the official forums have set up separate threads for each platform to report issues.
Co-founder Greg Zeschuk of BioWare has said at the DICE summit in Las Vegas that MMO developers must take critical lessons from World of Warcraft.
That's because if we have standards in the genre, "WoW established them." It's a "touchstone" for BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic.
A new development company has been announced, calling itself Second Star Interactive, which will work on a new online project.
The browser-based space combat MMO Battlestar Galactica Online is now in open beta, allowing anyone to side with the humans or the Cylons in open conflict among the stars.
Mythic has announced that starting on February 9, players on the Iron Rock and Volkar servers of Warhammer Online in North America will be allowed to transfer their characters free to Gorfang, while European gamers are allowed to transfer their toons from Carroberg to Drakenwald for free. This is being done for the purposes of shutting those three servers down and concentrating populations on the remaining servers.
Those of you who want to try out Trion Worlds' new MMO Rift can check out the six day long open beta starting February 15 which will allow gamers to play the full game during that period.
There’s a new subscription deal for “pioneer” subscribers to DC Universe Online launching on Tuesday, December 8. Pioneer subscribers can get a special $29.99 for three months deal, which is a $15 savings for the normal $14.99 per month subscription.
Once more Bethesda has given the reins to another legal team to handle their lawsuit against Interplay over the Fallout license and the MMO in the works.
Interplay meanwhile continues to stick with their single attorney, Jeffrey Gersh. Bethesda say they optioned the license to Interplay but they broke agreements.
ArenaNet defends its previous claims that Guild Wars 2 has no dedicated healer/tank classes, and affirms it "built a combat system that just doesn't allow it."
Designer Jon Peters points to the cross-class features, like dedicated healing slots and being able to revive fallen comrades. Eyes on action, not numbers.
BioWare has explained the purpose of 'Flashpoints' in their sci-fi MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic.
While Electronic Arts has sunk a lot of cash into the development of Star Wars: The Old Republic, they claim that they need a minimum of 500,000 subscribers to turn a profit.
The first major content update for DC Universe Online drops in late February, with an episode revolving around Catwoman, as well as a resolution to the conflict between Wonder Woman and Circe.