Posts Tagged ‘DC Universe Online’

Wot I Think: DC Universe Online

By Richard Cobbett on February 2nd, 2011.

If I were the Riddler, I'd totally abuse Batman's good nature. I'd be like 'Batman, riddle me this - where are my car keys?'

Over its 30 levels of BIFF! and POW! and KICK! and making things go SPLODE!, DC Universe Online gave me more awesome moments than any other MMORPG I’ve ever played. It also reinforced everything I hate about the genre. Let me explain, with words.

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DCUO Is SOE’s “Fastest Selling Game Ever”

By Jim Rossignol on January 24th, 2011.


Ever! That’s according to the reliably twittery John Smedley. I am not sure what that actually says about the game, or SOE games generally, but it sounds positive. And… yes, we haven’t really taken a decent look at it yet, but I’ve heard some positive reports. We should get one of these layabouts on the job, eh?

What about you lot? Anyone playing? Any thoughts? Any critical quibbles? Anyone needing to team up with fellow RPS for some hot justice? (And I’ll totally sort the competition out tomorrow, closes tonight.)

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Win: DC Comics Stuff Via Titan Books!

By Jim Rossignol on January 17th, 2011.


To celebrate the launch of DC Universe in the UK, Titan Books – the UK distributors of DC Comics – are giving away a bunch of their books to a lucky/motivated RPS reader. Check below for details of what you can win, and how to enter. Sadly, you can only enter this competition if you are a resident of the United Kingdom. Sorry!
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Tight(s): DC Universe Online Basically Out

By Quintin Smith on January 13th, 2011.

Nana nana nana nana BAT-MAM

I appreciate the enormous advert on our site says that DC Universe is out tomorrow, but that’s in the UK. In America, it was released two days ago, and it won’t be arriving in Australia for another week. Therefore I’ve checked our readership statistics and, using the globally accepted ratio that an American is worth 0.5 Europeans and an Australian is worth 1.15 Americans, determined that 5pm, Jan 13th is the mathematically perfect time for us to post that DC Universe Online is basically out. Look, there’s a launch trailer and everything.
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DC Universe Reveals “Robotic Super-Egg”

By Quintin Smith on January 11th, 2011.

There’s a new trailer for DC Universe Online! It has a robotic super-egg in it! What is going on?
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DC Universe: Gotham City Trailer

By Quintin Smith on November 25th, 2010.

gothmam city, city of dreams

Gotham City! It is Batman’s house. The new trailer from Sony Online Entertainment for exciting MMORPG DC Universe Online shows you all around this legendary city, but there is not a Batman to be seen. Shh. Maybe he’s sleeping. When he’s sleeping, does Batman become Sleepman? Think about it.
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New Footage: DC Universe Is Fast, Grey

By John Walker on October 6th, 2010.

In a world where everyone's a hero, is anyone a hero?

As newboy Quintin reported yesterday, with his plucky spirit and eager-to-impress enthusiasm (swearing), DC Universe has unheroically slipped into 2011 (the year in which robots take over the Earth). But that doesn’t mean there can’t be new trailers for it. Not that anyone was thinking it did. I mean, based on what logic would a couple of months of delay mean that it would stop being promoted? Who’s even writing this post? An idiot, that’s who. What? Carry on.

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Lex, Looser: DC Universe Online Slips

By Quintin Smith on October 5th, 2010.

Pasteface Vs. Denimzilla in the ultimate crossover battle!

Remember how you were planning your whole November around the release of DC Universe Online on November 2nd? Well, now you’re FUCKED. The MMORPG has been delayed until “early 2011″. On the plus side, anyone who pre-orders the game before November 15th in North America will still get beta access by November 30th.

What reason could there be for a delay? I’ve come up with a few theories.
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DC Universe Intro Frame-By-Frame

By Kieron Gillen on September 24th, 2010.


While we didn’t blog the release of the Blur Studios intro cinematic to DC Universe for some reason, this interview between DC’s Jim Lee and Blur Studios’ Tim Miller is just a fascinating analysis of craft. They go through the full intro, beat by beat, talking and debating the choices – what works, what they wished worked better and the thinking behind it all. If you’ve any interest in this sort of thing at all, it’s an enthralling ten minutes.
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Nerf Superman: DC Universe Online

By Kieron Gillen on August 19th, 2010.

That Joker. He really is a shit.

The Gamescom 2010 trailers keep on coming. VG247 noticed the latest one for DC Universe, which sort of sets up the moral question at the heart of the game. As in, is vigilante justice ever really justified, or is it just proto-fascism? As in, whether you want to be naughty or nice. Pictured is the Joker, who generally leans a little naughty. He’s punching Nightwing, who generally leans a little nice. Except isn’t Nightwing Batman at the moment? Would now be an apposite moment to mention Eddie Argos of Art Brut & friend’s new project, Spoiler Alert!, being songs about the Justice League. The Batman one which should enlighten you all about the current continuity. Anyway, out on November 2nd and here’s the videosity…
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Finite Crisis: DC Universe Online Beta

By Jim Rossignol on July 20th, 2010.


Sign ups are open for DC Universe Online’s beta-testing carnival of superheroic fun. Should you bother hauling your digi-carcass over there and signing up? Probably. Kieron’s hands-on write up a while back was pretty positive. I have to admit I’ve not been following the game all that closely, but it’s looking intriguingly action-oriented. I guess I should pay more attention. Bad psychic cobwebs from it being SOE, or something.

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All Right On The Blackest Night: DC Universe

By Kieron Gillen on June 16th, 2010.

For your sake, that white stream you're firing at me better not be semen

What with my extra-RPS-ticular activities I should probably be careful with this one, yeah? Anyway – among the E3 assets there’s a trailer for the forthcoming (November!) DC Universe Online, which is trying to sell its “You’re a new hero and you get to choose whether to go good or evil and then fight alongside the legends” angle. And in its scripted manner, it actually does it pretty well. I also see the last set of assets released were a load of grabs of Power Girl, which seems to be some PR generously setting us up for a load of “Power Girl’s Assets” gags. I’m going to resist, instead talking about where I left a copy of the – actually very lovely – recent run around the house Delightful Fiancée stopped, considered it, then informed me “Power Girl’s breasts are ridiculous” before wandering off again. This is true. Er… trailer follows.
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On Patrol: New DC Universe Trailers

By John Walker on May 13th, 2009.

I now insist that all games contain flying.

DC Universe Online (I really want a crossover game where you can fight DC Universe Online characters against Marvel Universe Online characters) has released a new trailer/interview that goes into a few details about the game in general. There’s an explanation of how you can pick between your own from-scratch hero, or a mimic of a favourite DC character, as well as all sorts of in-game footage, and some info on missions. This is all explained by Sony’s global brand manager, Deby Sue Wolfcale, which totally sounds like the name of a superhero’s alter-ego.

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