Blog Posts - Sony Online Entertainment



A Vision of Norrath at Daybreak

…because the Everquest franchise is our lifeblood and we treat it with the respect it deserves. EQN has the largest development team at SOE. It is going to be more than ok. John Smedley, on Twitter (one and two), post layoff. The web sites are...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Feb 23, 2015

Sony Sold It’s Online Game Unit to Columbus Nova

Sony Corp. sold its Sony Online Entertainment unit, maker of the multiplayer game EverQuest, to Columbus Nova LLC, a move that will give the publisher access to more video-game platforms. Sony Online will be rebranded Daybreak Game Studio, freeing it...
by Spaced Out Magazine on Feb 2, 2015

The Isle of Refuge – What Do You Do With Your Own Zone?

The EverQuest II 10 year anniversary just passed, and I posted about hitting the 10 year mark myself with the game last week. This past weekend, while taking a break from Warlords of Draenor so as not to burn myself out on it right away (a hazard as...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Nov 19, 2014

Sony PlayStation network has been shut down by cyber-attack

(Media Release) Sony’s PlayStation network has been shut down after cyber-attackers overloaded it in what’s known as a distributed denial of service attack. In a blog post Sony said that no personal information had been accessed. On Sun...
by Free PR Online on Aug 25, 2014

Sony boss Bomb Threatened by Hackers

Musjack.com – American Airlines flight from Dallas to San Antonio had to be diverted. Because the airline was threatened with a bomb intended for one of the passengers. Passengers ‘special’ it is Sony Online Entertainment president...

11-Minute ‘H1Z1′ Gameplay Demo Shows Off More Of The Free-To-Play Zombie MMO

If you like what you've seen in the past of H1Z1, the upcoming free-to-play zombie MMO from Sony Online Entertainment, and are interested in seeing more of the game in action, a new 11-minute gameplay demo that was shown at E3 2014 has been released...
by Geeks of Doom on Jul 2, 2014

Landmark – Another Quick Peek Week

Sony dropped me an email Firday letting me know that they had activated my Landmark account for another seven days.  They seem to be trying to drum up interest by handing these seven day invites out.  I am not sure that this is the opportune time f...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on May 13, 2014

Gameplay Trailer For New Zombie MMO ‘H1Z1′

While running a 12-hour livestream of their new zombie MMO H1Z1, Sony Online Entertainment released an official gameplay trailer for the game, which shows off the environments, zombies, and so on. The game will be made available in the coming weeks w...
by Geeks of Doom on May 1, 2014

SOE’s New All Access Plan Up and Running

After a couple of false starts this month, Sony Online Entertainment has finally launched their new SOE All Access plan, which was announced back in late January as part of some big changes to their game lineup. For what was once the price of a singl...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Apr 29, 2014

Podremos saquear las pertenencias de otros en H1Z1

El dia de hoy han sido revelados nuevos detalles de H1Z1, el nuevo juego MMO que sin duda hara las delicias de los usuarios al tener que sobrevivir en un apocalipsis zombie, por parte de Sony Online Entertainment. Dentro de los nuevos detalles revela...

Quote of the Day – When You Have a F2P Hammer, Every Nail is a Microtransaction

The micro-transaction is so strong and it’s definitely a much better model. I think all companies have to transition over to that. Tommy Palm of King.com, interview at IGN IGN is becoming the place to talk about free to play and micro transactions.
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Apr 17, 2014

H1Z1… Because… Zombies?

SOE has announced their previously hinted at zombie apocalypse (I get a twofer on that word today, because lasers) horror survival “dedicated to Star Wars Galaxies players” game yesterday. I think it is just that sort of dedication that b...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Apr 10, 2014

SOE announce H1Z1; a new zombie MMO

Sony Online Entertainment announced yesterday their own take on the zombie MMO formula with H1Z1. To give some background on the game SOE president John Smedley said this whilst he played the game on a livestream: The H1Z1 virus devastated mankind an...
by GIZMORATI on Apr 10, 2014

EverQuest Next: Details and Videos

  Sony Online Entertainment finally gave us some juicy details on their new upcoming MMO which hopes to redifine the MMORPG genre, EverQuest Next. EverQuest Next is very bold in it’s design and features. Featuring Disney-esque style graphi...
by PlayOn on Aug 5, 2013

EverQuest Next is Real, and it's Amazing

Along with the first full reveal of the hugely exciting Everquest Next, Sonly Online Entertainment announced another title, Everquest Landmark. Quite how. SOE president John Smedley says "our players can actually make better stuff than us," e...

More Unspent Virtual Currency…

I was just complaining about not having anything on which I wanted to spend Station Cash, and now Sony Computer Entertainment America sends me a note to remind me to… well… please spend some of the funds on my PlayStation 3 account. Yes,...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Feb 5, 2013

Milestones: In with Wizardry Online, Out with Pirates of the Burning Sea

Wizardry Online is now a live, full fledged member of the SOE stable of games. While it doesn’t really bring back the spirit of the original Wizardry for me… and really isn’t my cup of tea… it is now part of the line up, free...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Jan 31, 2013

The Success of Krono? It Has Come to EverQuest

Krono, SOE’s version of PLEX, which they introduced back in October, seems to have taken root.  Back then they announced that they would keep an eye on it, and if things went well they would introduce it into other SOE games. Well it has come...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Jan 21, 2013

What The Hell Do You Spend Your Station Cash On?

As mentioned previously, in writing about eight years of EverQuest II last week, I got all nostalgic for the game and went back and played for a bit.  Such is the power of the blog. And in going back I did go visit some places, added about 10 levels...
by The Ancient Gaming Noob on Jan 18, 2013

You are welcome, DC Universe fans

Well, it's been a while! I guess this is a bit late, but for those who haven't seen this yet, it's the latest DLC from DC Universe. Ohhhhhh yeahhhhh! :) Enjoy!
by Xephan and Reema on Jan 17, 2013


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