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Twitter bomb threat takes down SOE boss’ flight amidst spate of DDoS attacks

A bomb threat sent from a Twitter account linked to a DDoS attack on PSN forced a diversion to a flight carrying Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley. Polygon reports that said hacker group had earlier that day the same account claimed responsibility for taking down Sony’s PlayStation Network, as …

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SOE is closing four MMOs, including Free Realms

Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed the planned closure of four of its massively multiplayer online titles. Kotaku reports that Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Wizardry Online all face the chop so the company can focus its resources elsewhere. Free Realms, once a poster …

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DC Universe Online getting visual upgrade for PS4

Sony Online Entertainment is planning a significant upgrade to DC Universe Online in preparation for the launch of PS4 next month. ‘Game Update 31′ will offer a sweeping, game-wide graphical upgrade, a massive design effort to polish and re-master the core levelling game, and a host of technical work that …

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SOE will ban players for vile behaviour on any social network

Abusive behaviour on Twitter could see the perpetrator banned from playing Sony Online Entertainment’s online titles. That’s the message from SOE’s director of global community relations Linda Carlson, who told Games Industry that ensuring their games offer a friendly and welcoming environment is one of the company’s top priorities. "Not …

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VIDEO: SOE wants EverQuest Next to usher in new era for MMOs

Fourteen years after the series’ debut, developer Sony Online Entertainment has unveiled a new chapter in the EverQuest saga – EverQuest Next. The game has been in development since 2009 although SOE scrapped everything in 2011 and started over, saying that it was intent on abandoning many of the genre’s …

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Planetside 2 Mobile Uplink app released

Sony Online Entertainment has released the Planetside 2 Mobile Uplink app for iOS and Android devices. Carrying the usual companion app standards, such as info on various statistics and server updates, the mobile program has the added ability to voice chat with friends currently playing – essentially letting you prepare …

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