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PSA: Monday is the last day for H1Z1 refunds

Following complaints over a change of heart regarding the selling of vital resources in zombie survival game H1Z1, Sony Online Entertainment is offering refunds for those upset with the change in design. SOE President John Smedley tweeted instructions for unsatisfied survivors on Friday, noting in...

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Planetside 2 beta aims for PS4 next month

Planetside 2's beta program on PS4 is now expected to arrive in mid-January 2015. The news comes from Sony Online Entertainment President John Smedley, who confirmed via Twitter that the first-person MMO shooter was "approved [in its] first pass" by the publisher and will go live during either the ...

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H1Z1 brings the zombie apocalypse to Early Access in January

Publisher Sony Online Entertainment has announced that its upcoming, open-world zombie apocalypse MMO H1Z1 will debut on Steam's Early Access service on January 15. Normally this is where we'd warn you that Early Access games are, by definition, not complete and anyone purchasing access to an Ea...

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Head of Sony Online Entertainment's flight rerouted over concerns for explosives [Update]

The commercial flight of John Smedley, head of Sony Online Entertainment, has allegedly been rerouted due to Twitter users warning America Airlines that explosives are on board. These same users are also claiming responsibility for this morning's apparent DDoS attack on the PlayStation Network, ex...

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Planetside 2: boots on the ground for PS4 in early 2014

Sony Online Entertainment head honcho John Smedley says his studio's free-to-play MMO shooter, Planetside 2, is coming to PS4 "early next year." Jump to the 1:10 mark in the Bloomberg video interview for Smedley's comments on porting DC Universe, which is due on PS4 in November, and Planetside 2. ...

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Everquest 2 sees 300% player increase after going free-to-play

Proving once again that more people will try your product if they don't have to pay for it, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has announced a huge player increase for EverQuest 2 since it went free-to-play in December. Smedley revealed on Twitter that the player base has increased ...

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Planetside 2 to be freemium in some form, beta coming late 2011/early 2012

How free will Planetside 2 be? So, so free. At least, in some part, according to Sony Online Entertainment prez John Smedley. In two recent interviews, Smedley confirms the long-awaited sequel's business model, saying, "The game will be F2P. What form will it be? We're still working that out." Sm...

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Smedley: Free Realms on track to 100 million players

What's up, World of Warcraft? You think you're so big and bad with your 12-million-strong-and-then-some player base? You won't be quite so intimidating if Sony Online Entertainment head John Smedley's vision for Free Realms comes to fruition. In a recent interview with GamesIndustry, Smedley said...

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Smedley: DC Universe Online is SOE's fastest seller yet

DC Universe Online appears to be off to an excellent start, as Sony Online prez John Smedley stated on Twitter that the game has been the company's "fastest selling game ever." Smedley also tweeted that the MMO has had to add servers, and SOE is currently working out supply chain issues. We previou...

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Free Realms PS3 due 'sometime early Feb.,' Planetside Next in Q1 or Q2

Sony Online Entertainment just did the impossible and launched an MMO on a console ... and it's got several more on the way in the near future. According to SOE president John Smedley, the long-awaited PS3 release of Free Realms has been submitted to Sony and will be out soon. "If I was a betting ma...

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