daybreak game company

Daybreak Game Company, colloquially known as just Daybreak, is what remains of the formerly Sony-owned studio SOE. The company was renamed following its purchase by investment firm Columbus Nova in early 2015. It is known best for the EverQuest and PlanetSide franchises, as well as Star Wars Galaxies, DC Universe Online, H1Z1, Vanguard, Dragon’s Prophet, The Matrix Online, Free Realms, and Clone Wars Adventures.

The Game Archaeologist: Dark Ages, the weird lovechild of Celtic lore and Lovecraftian legends

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While the online world was fascinated by "the Big Three" Western MMOs in 1999 -- that would be EverQuest, Ultima Online, and Asheron's Call...

PlanetSide 2 cleans up tank cannons and fixes some environmental issues in newest PTS build

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PTS builds aren't always about glamorous updates or big top features; sometimes they're just about applying some needed polish and bug fixes. That looks...

Working As Intended: My 25 years of Ultima Online

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Twenty-five years ago my boyfriend, Paul, and I walked into a shop to find a new game to play together. He picked up this...

EverQuest II’s Renewal of Ro expansion hints at a return to Takish-Hiz

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It's been a little bit weird to have to keep talking about EverQuest II's very much in production expansion and its very much live...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 390: All systems go for MMO launches

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Justin and Bree discuss Star Citizen's crowdfunding, Wrath Classic's launch, Dual Universe, Mythic, Ultima Online's 25th birthday, Tibia, and LOTRO Before the Shadow, with adventures in SWG Legends and Truck Simulator, plus a voicemail topic on MMO systems proliferated across the genre.

The MOP Up: Allods Online throws an orcish holiday

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How many MMOs throw Orcs their very own holiday? I only know one: Allods Online, which celebrates all things orcish -- including goblin tossing...

Perfect Ten: 10 strategies to avoid getting fleeced in F2P MMOs

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"Nothing is ever truly free," my grizzled Uncle Trigger once told me. "So you got to pay for that there air! Pony up, boy!" While...

PlanetSide 2’s PTS applies Outfit Wars fixes, changes tank cannons, and tweaks empire main cannons

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The guns of PlanetSide 2 are getting a tuning in the shooter's PTS, so to speak. The test server saw a new build go...

The Daily Grind: Is there a mod for an MMO that you just can’t play without?

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I've been back in Lord of the Rings Online a bunch lately, and as part of my return I went through and made sure...

EverQuest II kicks off Secrets of the Sands, the prelude to its unnamed expansion

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While the title of EverQuest II's upcoming 2022 expansion is still under wraps, players can start heading it its direction thanks to a new...
It's not nothing!

Massively Overthinking: Have you ever returned to an old MMO and fallen in love?

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Earlier this month, MOP's Eliot penned a WoW Factor that doesn't quote but certainly does evoke the ol' Heraclitus quote about how you cannot...

Classic EverQuest introduces new level 100 advanced characters for around 40 bucks

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Daybreak is boosting boosters in classic EverQuest, essentially raising the level of the advanced character players can buy. "New level 100 Heroic Characters are...

SWG Restoration launches 1.0 version on Saturday with Mustafar and Jedi unlocks

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Among the many (many!) player-run rogue servers for the long-defunct Star Wars Galaxies is Star Wars Galaxies Restoration III, a hybrid CU/NGE server that...
Not the problem.

Massively OP Podcast Episode 388: Elyon descends through finite care

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Justin and Bree discuss WoW Classic's Wrath pre-patch, New World's new servers, Elyon's sunset, Bless Unleashed's sunset, EVE Online Uprising, Star Trek Online's Wil Wheaton, and Temtem's launch, with adventures in LOTRO, Guild Wars 2, and SWG Legends, with a lightning round of MMO questions from the mailbag.

The Game Archaeologist: The legacy of Ultima Online

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Last week in The Game Archaeologist, we traced the history of Ultima Onlineā€™s origin, development, and testing -- not to mention one pesky in-game...

Star Wars Galaxies Legends has officially kicked off its 2022 abandoned housing pack-up event

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Star Wars Galaxies deals with packing up abandoned player structures a bit differently. Instead of simply bundling up buildings and making them disappear from...

Massively Overthinking: The weirdest ways we’ve leveled in MMOs

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One of my favor flavors of fluff post we do occasionally is report on folks who have accomplished fame by leveling "wrong" in MMOs,...

Global Chat: How can MMOs help us navigate better?

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Contains Moderate Peril recently tackled a subject that is very near to my heart, which is the tools, difficulty, and art of navigating around...

PlanetSide 2’s lead designer confirms a slower cadence of content updates through the rest of the year

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The year 2022 is about halfway over with, and Michael "Wrel" Henderson, the lead designer of PlanetSide 2, is taking stock of what's to...
Ultimate pens.

DC Universe Online posts its fall development update and previews the Sins of Black Adam

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Do you absolutely hate events in DC Universe Online? If so, we've got some bad news for you: You're going to get more of...

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