DayBreak Games Cancels Flagship game EverQuest Next

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Russel Shanks of DayBreak Games took the interwebs today to announce the company’s cancellation of it’s flagship game, EverQuest Next.  EverQuest Next was to be the continuation of the EverQuest franchise, which ushered MMOs through their infancy into the genre that it is today.  Early journalist review said it was like nothing in the genre, with an interactivity and responsiveness in world AI that didn’t exist anywhere else. The news comes as a blow to MMO gamers, and raises larger questions about what the future of DayBreak Games is, if any at all.   Continue reading “DayBreak Games Cancels Flagship game EverQuest Next”

New Sony Patent Targets Used Game Market

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So this is a little bothersome.  The Escapist has an article about a new Sony patent application, if granted could make playing used games on future Sony consoles a thing of the past.  This new Sony patent essentially places an RF tag on a disk, which interacts with the console to create a unique DiskID-Console/AccountID that the system then stores as a legitimate combination.  In the future, if you were to sell the game to someplace like GameStop, another user would buying it and trying to play it would have an invalid DiskID-Console/AccountID combo, and be prevented from playing the game. Continue reading “New Sony Patent Targets Used Game Market”