Dc Universe Online Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Dc Universe Online RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network DC Universe Online is now available on Xbox One https://www.gameskinny.com/13k1d/dc-universe-online-is-now-available-on-xbox-one https://www.gameskinny.com/13k1d/dc-universe-online-is-now-available-on-xbox-one Sun, 01 May 2016 06:04:21 -0400 Cresta Starr

On the 29th of April, Daybreak Game Company officially released the massively multiplayer online game DC Universe Online on Xbox One. Players can download the game for free from the Xbox Games Store, provided they have an Xbox Live Gold membership. With over 5 years of successful content, players with Xbox Ones can finally get in on all the action.

In a Q and A type update, Daybreak Game Company gave the rundown of most of the things players with Xbox One's can expect when they download DC Universe Online. Here is the TL;DR version:

  • All the data and updates that can be found on PlayStation 4 and PC will also be available on Xbox One.
  • No cross platform play between PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • No transferring of preexisting characters to Xbox One.
  • The game will continue to be free to play and download even for Xbox One

Also, to celebrate the game’s launch, Daybreak Games has created three items for download: the Powered-Up Cape, Powered-Up Emblem and Vapor Aura exclusively for Xbox One users. DC Universe Online is the first title from Daybreak Games to be published on Xbox One. H1Z1 King of the Kill will follow later on this year.

In DC Universe Online, players can either create and play their very own Superhero or Villain, or play as one of the many iconic DC Comics characters. Should players choose to create a character, they can be be equipped with special and unique powers. With these powers, players can either help or harm cities like Gotham, Metropolis and many more.

So if you are ready to get in to the fight as your own super charged character, head on over to the the Xbox Store and download the game for free today. If you want more information about DC Universe Online or for the full list of Q&A be sure to visit www.DCUniverseOnline.com.

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DC:UO - Amazon Fury Part I Launched https://www.gameskinny.com/8495v/dcuo-amazon-fury-part-i-launched https://www.gameskinny.com/8495v/dcuo-amazon-fury-part-i-launched Tue, 06 May 2014 12:47:08 -0400 TheDeadlyMouse

DC Universe Online officially launched an all-new DLC Pack called Amazon Fury Part I. Early Access began last Tuesday for members. Everyone can now grab it starting today for $9.99 or pay the $14.99 SOE All Access monthly fee or if you wish, till May 11th you can grab a whole year for just $99.99.

All Access also gives you access to every single DC:UO DLC Pack, 100% access to all SOE games like EverQuest, EverQuest 2 and Planetside 2, and games like EverQuest Next Landmark and H1Z1, including in-game bonuses for all games. Bonuses include things such as...

  • 500 Station Cash per month
  • 10% off unlimited marketplace purchases
  • Unlimited Prometheum Lockbox Unlocks
  • 14 Additional character slots
  • Unlimited in-game currency

And many others, each game has its own bonuses.

Take up the defense of Gotham City and join the fighting in the Amazonian civil war. Play as Wonder Woman or as Circe in two new Iconic Visions, and see how events unfolded leading up to war. Then gather your allies and visit the new Gotham Under Siege war zone, and take the fight to Themyscira itself with two new duos and one new alert. Earn the new Marks of Fury and unlock of new gear, styles, and feats.

Amazon Fury Part is available now for US PC and EU PC, and will also be available on PlayStation when the PSN updates today (US) or tomorrow (EU).

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The Five MMOs I Wish I Had More Time To Play https://www.gameskinny.com/uh8l4/the-five-mmos-i-wish-i-had-more-time-to-play https://www.gameskinny.com/uh8l4/the-five-mmos-i-wish-i-had-more-time-to-play Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:52:53 -0500 GabrielKross

Most MMO fans have that one MMO that's just The One. However, there are those that we all wish we had time to play outside our main choice. I went through all of my current and previous games to find the five I wish I had more time to play.

Some of these games I only spent a few hours playing. Others, I've put in a few weeks on. I didn't dislike any of them, though some had a few negatives. Mostly, I just didn't have time to play them because I spent more time playing others.

Number 5: DC Universe Online

I picked DC Universe Online up yesterday for free on my PS4. Despite half of the character creation options being from expansion packs, there are a decent amount of options. You've got pre-programmed options based on well-known DC characters, or you can fully create your own from scratch. Some of the more unique or multifaceted powers are not options; like Superman's vast amount of powers, or simple abilities like Giganta's.

Overall the system feels more like an open-world fighter RPG instead of an MMO, despite the over-active chat. With how the story's set up to explain why there are so many people running around with superpowers, it makes the game really interesting. I just wish I could devote a bit more time to actually learn the story.

Number 4: Neverwinter

In light of the recent Shadowmantle patch announcement, Neverwinter comes to mind as a game I'd like to play. I have a few characters, but for the life of me I can't remember what they were. The combat system was something totally new for me. I'd never played an MMO that had a limited skill bar before. I really liked the play style, it just got old with no one to play with.

When Shadowmantle launches, I'll likely take a break from my current games to play some Neverwinter.

Number 3: Aion

Aion was one of those games that I really didn't care for the story on. The classes were fun to play though. Gunslinger especially, was really enjoyable to me. At the lower levels, it really felt over powered though. I didn't get very far into the game because the story couldn't hold me during the level grind. If I could find the time to level my Gunslinger, I'd like to go back and see what the higher end combat is like.

Number 2: Ragnarok Online 2

Ragnarok Online 2 was a really cutesy game. I liked everything about it, I just had no one to play with. The combat system was very fluid, in my opinion. The fact that you had to choose only one craft, and that being done during character creation, was new to me as well. I created one of each primary class, and matched sub classes so that I could make the most of each character. The mail system made it easy to transfer stuff as needed also.

I'd definitely play this game again if I had time, and people to play with.

Number 1: Lineage II

I really wanted to play this game, then I realised that I couldn't play the first one, which bummed me out. I felt like I'd miss some of the story if I started at Lineage II. It was the promotional cutscenes I saw on YouTube about two years ago that drew me to the game. All of it looked really amazing, and interesting. I felt there was a whole story I was missing in this series and just had to play it.

I tried it out, but soon started searching for a way to play the original. I never found a way to play Lineage, so I didn't ever pick Lineage II back up. Looking back, I could have still probably enjoyed Lineage II. Next time I get a second to kick back, I'll probably dust off Lineage II and give it a go.

 These are the top five MMOs I'd play if I had the free time. Let me know in the comments below what your top five are.

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Reach out to friends with the SOE Recruit Rewards Program https://www.gameskinny.com/evyqb/reach-out-to-friends-with-the-soe-recruit-rewards-program https://www.gameskinny.com/evyqb/reach-out-to-friends-with-the-soe-recruit-rewards-program Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:46:13 -0400 Racheal "Afista" McKenny

SOE announced today the beta launch of a Recruit Rewards program for Everquest, Everquest II, and Planetside 2. Players will be able to recruit friends and earn a variety of rewards including potions, titles, mounts and house items. Rewards vary by game, but may be enough to entice players to start talking to their friends about trying out one of these titles.

So how does this program work?

Recruiters with an account in good standing will be able to invite new or old members, as long as the invited account has not logged into a recruit rewards game for the past 6 months. Players can send e-mail invitations directly to friends or have friends utilize a link from their social media site to sign up. You may have 20 open invitations at one time and invitations will expire after 60 days. The recruits will receive a Welcome Package upon logging in, but are not considered “official recruits” until they spend $10. Once a recruit has met the qualifying amount, the recruiter will receive their rewards.  

The Recruit Rewards program is currently only open to Everquest, Everquest II, and Planetside 2. There are plans to expand the program to also include DC Universe Online as another game title as the program progresses. Are the rewards here enough to encourage players to recruit new members? The rewards are definitely tempting, so this program is sure to be the topic of future conversations amongst friends. Currently the top recruiter level involves recruiting 25 people, which is a huge undertaking for any potential recruiter. Will we see recruiters pulling in those sorts of numbers or will there be some changes made to the Recruit Rewards program during this Beta phase? Since a recruit can reach a “qualifying” status over time, there’s definitely hope!

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DCUO Comic - Shot Entirely in a Virtual World https://www.gameskinny.com/lsn6r/dcuo-comic-shot-entirely-in-a-virtual-world https://www.gameskinny.com/lsn6r/dcuo-comic-shot-entirely-in-a-virtual-world Sun, 14 Jul 2013 19:26:31 -0400 TygerWDR

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And things get even more interesting.

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 Want to see more?  http://mud2mmo.deviantart.com/gallery/44734854

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And things get more interesting.

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And things get interesting...

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What started as a "I wonder if I could do this" project became a madness, really.

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I'm a writer by nature.  I've been playing DC Universe Online for a long while, and it struck me that there's a story in there waiting to be told.  There's a storyline you adventure along, but there's a larger one there too.  So that's where this came from.  The desire to tell the story of a reluctant and unsung hero in the DC Universe.

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"Most of the heroes in DCUO go unnoticed, compared to the heavy hitters like Superman. Most are grunts on the ground doing the important, daily work to keep Metropolis safe. This is one story."

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How did I do it?  400 screenshots, 64 gig of drive space, running an instance too many times to count, and filming it so I could understand Zatanna's spell.  Seriously, that's messed up.

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What's posted here are the first few pages.  If you want to see more, they're all on a Deviant Art page you can find at http://mud2mmo.deviantart.com/gallery/44734854

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I'm also looking for some feedback, so opinions, good and bad, are appreciated.

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Another advantage for Playstation 4 buyers? Free to Play and SOE Head to PS4! https://www.gameskinny.com/155dh/another-advantage-for-playstation-4-buyers-free-to-play-and-soe-head-to-ps4 https://www.gameskinny.com/155dh/another-advantage-for-playstation-4-buyers-free-to-play-and-soe-head-to-ps4 Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:51:56 -0400 Chad "Chuina" Albritton

In the midst of indiscretion regarding Microsoft's choice for their always online requirement and their roadblock for sharing used games, Sony seems to have another advantage up their magician sleeves: Free to play.

During their E3 Press Conference, Sony announced that, for the first time, the PlayStation 4 would require a $41.99 (a year) PS Plus+ membership to access online games. The reasons for this could be numerous but probably revolve around the idea of cloud gaming. The ability to save games on PlayStation servers and constantly push updates to games and devices means a strong infrastructure, and if you are from the MMO world like myself, you know that costs. (Sony has clarified that PS Plus+ is to be decided by the publisher.)

But Hark!

The messenger of good news arrives with another possible advantage to PlayStation 4 buyers: Not only will one PS Plus+ membership grant you Plus on PS3, Vita, and your new console, but you will also receive two free games a month! Unlike Xbox, we aren't talking about near three year old games either, but brand new experiences like Drive Club and an ever-increasing access to the indie market on the PlayStation Network.

Just a week before E3, Sony Online Entertainment announced their free to play titles move to PlayStation 4 with DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2. SOE has stated via their E3 live streams that both DCUO and PlanetSide 2 will not require any form of PS Plus+ to play.

Free-to-play games for the PlayStation 4 that won't require you to have a PlayStation Plus subscription are currently confirmed to include DC Universe Online, PlanetSide 2, Blacklight: Retribution and Warframe. (IGN)

Couple this announcement with the possibility of Sony Online Entertainment to have these games ready for launch and you may have one of the best MMOFPSs and best super-hero MMORPGs on the market, ready for you to download as you plug in your PlayStation for the first time. 

A Lack of Advertisement for F2P?

E3 is, no doubt, the one-stop annual shop (I should be a rapper, eh?) for the worldwide gaming stage. The choice for Sony to not include these free to play titles in their press conference may have been a mistake as Xbox was sure to bring up World of Tanks developer, WarGaming.net.

These free to play developers are bringing a lot of bonuses to the PlayStation 4, but it doesn't seem Sony Computer Entertainment is willing to meet them half way publicly quite yet, at least in the form of advertisement.  Perhaps they are awaiting the perfect time to advertise, or perhaps they are waiting for the appealing nature of free to play to grab the attention of the  market by itself.

It seems silly for Sony Online and Sony Computer Entertainment to share a parent company and not fully capitalize on this experience. Yes, they have worked together on projects like DCUO on the PS3 but the choice not to shove this partnership down the player's throat is quite interesting. Whether or not Sony chooses to do this on the PlayStation 4 or chooses to allow for their free to play titles to shine on their own, there is a strong benefit to releasing these games on the new console. 

A HUGE Bonus for Sony Online Entertainment and other F2P Publishers

Sony Online Entertainment is no stranger to pushing the boundaries of online gaming. Starting with Everquest in 1999 and spiraling into one of the largest MMORPG portfolios, the company has always been persistent on change. Of course, not all change brings about benefits as can be seen with their projects such as Star Wars Galaxies and The Agency, but Sony Online Entertainment nonetheless continues their push for the next generation online gaming experience.

Their most recent first party release, PlanetSide 2, is centered around the strategic fun that is involved in a 2,000 player battle. Outfits (Clans) can reach up to 400 plus members with communication discipline and a rigidity that could only  be found in the real life military. The extraordinary situations created in this game and the open world allowing a player to do almost whatever they please, is a first in the world of first person shooters. PC Gamer recently announced it as one of their all time favorite PC shooters, and the awards on PlanetSide 2's shelf keep multiplying.

If Sony Online Entertainment is truly able to deliver this experience to console players on the PS4 and do it with the quality that console players expect, Sony Online Entertainment could see a huge boost in numbers for the game. The same stands for DCUO as it cleans up the interface and prepares for launch on the PlayStation 4. (DCUO on the PlayStation4 has been confirmed by SOE to be playable at SOE Live in Vegas come this August)

The move for SOE is not a lone move either with hit games such as Blacklight Retribution and Warframe heading to the PlayStation 4. These shooters have already captured the PC market and have numerous awards themselves. 

Is this an Advantage for Sony? How could it not be!

PlayStation 4 seems to be the more consumer-centered approach this console generation and so far, it seems to be paying off for Sony.

With at least one hundred games promised to launch in the first year and open accessibility for game sharing and online capabilities, PlayStation 4 seems to be the ultimate destination for gamers. Growing this partnership is the mass push for Free to Play games with no PS Plus+ requirement. What benefits do you see for the move from PC to consoles for these games? Do you think Sony should be capitalizing on this experience more? Do you have any fears associated with these moves? Let me know in the comments below!

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MUD2MMO : MMO Community Building https://www.gameskinny.com/grwxn/mud2mmo-mmo-community-building https://www.gameskinny.com/grwxn/mud2mmo-mmo-community-building Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:22:17 -0400 TygerWDR

This week's show is a continuation of last week, more going into how to build communities in MMO Culture.  As I observed in my twitter account, my research for these shows is  taking me further and further away from MMO gaming sometimes...

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