DC Universe Online beta signup is now available.....
JESUS is LORD!!!!!!
I'm not really interested in this game for myself but I might try to get a key for my kids.
Wow! The idea and premise behind the game sounds great. I really wish that this was an action game and not an mmo. It would be so awesome to have a dedicated story mode (with 5-6 players being able to go through it). Even just a taste of what the cg trailer offered would be incredible. I really dig the future versions of the heroes and villains, looked so badass. Sigh,I guess I will continue to dream of my perfect superhero game.
Still there day one for me though.
Signed up, and awaiting invitation.
The sign-up has obvious answers to ensure you enter, Like: Which games do you most often play?
And one of the options were MMOs....Of course you'd pick that if you want to get into a MMO BETA.
Also, what kind of player are you?
And one of the answers was like "playing huge online games and interacting with lots of players"....
I picked honestly though, as maybe they want a mix of everyone and assuming most people will lie and pick the obvious answers, I might have a chance.
I know the game won't be much like it but that CG trailer was freakin' fantastic and got me in the mood.
I think you will have a decent chance as they would definitely want to have consumers who normally wouldn't play or purchase such products. They also may want to have people from various regions to stress test.
ok the beta's up for PS Plus members....I read somewhere that you have to download 11 GB to play this game. The game client is only 150 MB though. It's going to take me 24 hours to download 11 GBs on my 3 MB DSL speed.
JESUS is LORD!!!!!!
The game is very addictive. I played most of the evening last night, although lag wasn't too bad(except for a few instances), the freezing up got a bit irritating. In a total of about 5-6 hours of gameplay I had to soft reset the ps3 about 5 times. My character is Rosie Knukles - Hero - PS3BetaWorld1 (I made my girlfriend my superhero, that was her roller derby name).
are you not a plus subscriber?
DC Universe Online – EUROPE Release Date And Subscription Pricing Confirmed
In the comments, the manager confirms that converts to £9.99/ month.* 1 Month – €12.99
* 3 Month – €34.99
* 6 Month – €64.99
* 12 Month – €124.99 (Available on PC only)
* Lifetime Subscription – €179.99 (Available on PC only)
I'm not sure what I should have been expecting but I'm not willing to pay that much (I guess I was expecting around £5).
Also I'm disappointed the PS+ members get no discount.
So overall, not a very good announcement from where I'm standing, I was hoping this would have been my first MMO but nah.
Also the reason later options are PC only is they go over the PS Store Wallet max size (again, confirmed by the product manager in the comments).
i thought DCU was free for +Subscribers
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btw - 1.02 is out and its much better than 1.01 Still getting some irritating freezing, but the menu(and options) and better now.
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us infoSony Online Entertainment has announced that DC Universe Online will be released on January 11.
DC Universe Online will carry an anticipated retail price of US$59.99 for PlayStation 3 and US$49.99 for PC in North America. The game includes one 30-day game membership, with monthly subscriptions available thereafter for US$14.99. For customers playing the PC version of the game, DCUO will be included in SOE's all-in-one Station Access subscription. Sony Online Entertainment expects to update the game regularly with new episodes featuring iconic DC Comics characters, new instances and major in-game events.
this makes it a little better value folks:
Sony To Offer Free Monthly Updates Instead of Paid DLC for DCUO
By Michelle Castillo on January 14, 2011
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President of Sony Online Entertainment John Smedley said that if you decide to play DC Universe Online, you won't have to worry about any additional costs besides your regular monthly fee. Smedley told Eurogamer that they will be offering free monthly upgrades of additional content and weekly patches if things need to be fixed right away, instead of big DLC packages you have to purchase additionally. The new content for PC and PS3 will launch within a day or two of each other, even though it takes longer for updates to be approved on the PS3 platform. (They'll hold all the PC upgrades until the equivalent one is ready.)
"But the plans are about a month out you can start expecting major pieces of content and major new features to come in," he said. "We'll be adding all kinds of cool stuff. We're not quite ready to reveal what our after-launch plans are yet. Needless to say we have a lot of content we're in QA on that players haven't seen yet."
This echoes what DCUO Game Director Chris Cao's told Techland about seeing tons more feats and other weapons in the near future. Smedley said that the monthly fee made the company feel obligated to provide free constant upgrades and new features. They should: The game costs $14.99 a month to play on top of the $49.99 you'll have to plop down for the PC version or the $59.99 it costs for the PS3 version. While this is common practice for PC players to pay a monthly fee, it's relatively new for PS3 players to have to cough up change continuously instead of pay once in a while for DLC. Smedley, who hopes to have the game running for "five, ten years," believes the choices within the game and the amount of new material you get each month will attract console gamers and keep them playing - and paying.
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