Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on select DC Universe™ Online DLC's!*

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*Offer ends Thursday at 10AM Pacific Time
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
DC Universe Online has battled across Earth for a couple of years, but the battle is about to spread into the cosmos. Sony Online Entertainment's MMORPG will introduce Jack Kirby's Fourth World with a new DLC pack called Halls of Power, with Part I set to release this summer.
PC Gamer
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title="Permanent Link to SOE and ProSiebenSat.1 part ways; European PS2, DCUO and EQ2 accounts must soon be transferred">Planetside 2







Back in April, SOE launched an All Access subscription service designed to unify membership across SOE's free-to-play games including Planetside 2, DC Universe Online and Everquest 2, as well as the upcoming Everquest Next, Landmark and H1Z1. In Europe, though, it's a less attractive offer. SOE's EU portfolio is more fragmented, as their existing games are managed and distributed by ProSiebenSat.1 Games.



That soon won't be the case. SOE and ProSiebenSat.1 have today announced that, going forward, all ProSiebenSat.1 accounts for SOE games must be migrated to Sony's service. For EU players of Planetside 2, DC Universe Online and Everquest 2, existing accounts must be transferred from July 1st in order to keep playing. In addition, SOE have removed their region lock, so new accounts can be created directly on their system.



"We constantly review community feedback via all channels and want to thank you for your ongoing dialog," write SOE and ProSiebenSat.1 in a joint statement. "On or about July 1, 2014, we will offer PSG players the opportunity to migrate their existing accounts to SOE account management, in order to continue playing SOE games. All earned status, characters and in-game coin will transfer with the account."



Payment details and personal information won't be transferred, and so will have to be re-entered on the new SOE version of transferred accounts. For those currently using both services, however, SOE say they are unable to merge the two accounts.



PSG account holders will have until September 28th to migrate their account.
Product Release - Valve
DC Universe Online - Amazon Fury Part I, all new content for DC Universe™ Online Free-To-Play. Your Way.® is Now Available on Steam!

Amazon Fury Part I
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons has gone mad, or so it seems when she allies with Circe and declares war on the mortal world! Her own daughter, Wonder Woman, has rallied an army of Amazons that will defend the people of Gotham City, and try to help their Queen see reason.

PC Gamer
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As reported earlier this year, SOE are today launching their revised All Access Pass. It's a unified service that, for $15 per month, gives subscribers "top-tier" membership across all SOE games. As part of the transfer, individual subscriptions are being dropped; meaning Planetside 1 is now free-to-play. Or will be, at least, once they finish their maintenance period.



Currently, the All Access membership covers EverQuest, EverQuest II, DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and will include EverQuest Next, Landmark and H1Z1 when they launch. There are caveats to that list, though, as revealed in SOE's lengthy FAQ.



"Your DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2 accounts will remain with ProSiebenSat.1 Games and will not be transferred over," explains the FAQ. "You will not be able to start new characters in DCUO or PS2 on your SOE All Access account for these games." For players in the EU (including the UK), that's a big deal. PlanetSide 2 and DCUO are arguably SOE's biggest draws at least until the release of Everquest Next and Landmark. That they're not included for subscribers in ProSiebenSat.1's territory makes for a far less attractive package.



For more on the All Access Pass, head to SOE's subscription micro-site. At least, do when it's back online.
Shacknews - Andrew Yoon
While Sony Online Entertainment's MMOs are free-to-play, the company offers subscriptions, entitling players to a number of benefits. Starting today, the company plans on doing away with game subscriptions, giving all paid members access to premium content across all of their games.

The new SOE All Access plan includes memberships to all EverQuest games, including the upcoming EverQuest Next. In addition, it includes premium access to DC Universe Online, Planetside 2, and Dragon's Prophet.
Shacknews - Steve Watts
Sony Online Entertainment is introducing a three-part series of downloadable content for DC Universe Online, centered around Wonder Woman's homeland. The first, Amazon Fury Part 1, will take place in Gotham City as WW's mother, Queen Hippolyta, has launched an attack on the world of men. Heroes will work on protecting Gotham, while villains will ally with Circe instead to assault it.
Product Release - Valve
DC Universe Online – War of the Light, all new content for DC Universe™ Online Free-To-Play. Your Way.® is Now Available on Steam!

War of the Light Part I
Members of four of the Lantern Corps have turned Metropolis into a battleground, and the new Heroes and Villains will be called to wage battle in this new War of Light. Take on new group adventures and unleash the red light of Rage in a new power set!

Key Features
- New Rage Power – The game’s 12th Power Set is a product of the red light of rage and can be utilized for both good and evil. Heroes and Villains who wield the tank power will notice its abilities have a berserker style feel.
- New 4-Player Operations – Unusual colored mists have appeared and caused a new war of light, centered in Downtown Metropolis, Mogo and Ranx. With the help of friends, including Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner on the hero’s side, and Hank Henshaw and Sinestro on the villain’s side, players must uncover the origin of the mysterious mists.
- New 8-Player Operation – The Green Lantern and Sinestro Corps clash while investigating the mists in this new raid that takes place on Mogo and Ranx.
- New Legends PvP Characters – War of the Light Part I introduces two new Lanterns – the violent Atrocitus and the agile Saint Walker.


Shacknews - Andrew Yoon
While Sony Online Entertainment's MMOs are free-to-play, the company offers subscriptions, entitling players to a number of benefits. Starting April, the company plans on doing away with game subscriptions, giving all paid members access to premium content across all of their games.

The new SOE All Access plan includes memberships to all EverQuest games, including the upcoming EverQuest Next. In addition, it includes premium access to DC Universe Online, Planetside 2, and Dragon's Prophet.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
During writer Geoff Johns' tenure on the Green Lantern books, the DC Universe had a brief, unyielding fascination with the color spectrum, resulting in seven different Lantern corps. DC Universe Online is ready to unleash this colorful attack on its fans with War of the Light Part I, set to deploy on January 28. However, Legendary members can start donning their red rings and begin spewing pools of Rage right now.
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