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  • Best FREE Games for PlayStation 4

    Buying an expensive console like PlayStation 4, limits your budget for a while. It also means that you have to give a good thought about buying all the fancy trending games which come with a costly price tag. This is where you look for free games, but most of them are free for reasons, lots of ads, lot of social media interaction etc. Sometimes games are free just because no one is actually willing to pay to play them, so developers try to take out as much as they can by embedding ads and other non-gaming stuff.

    Fortunately this is not the case each and every time, there are some free to play yet worthy games out there. If you are in search of such free-to-play-yet-worthy games then you have landed at the right place. On this very page we have listed the best free to play games for PlayStation 4 and we will keep updating this list, suggestions are welcome in comments section with a reasonable description to why you think the game you are suggesting is one of the best free to play game for PS4.

    The list begins here:

    1.DC Universe Online

    DC Universe Online

    DC Universe Online is a game of numerous possibilities; you can spend hours in it without even realizing how many hours you have already spent on it. DC Universe Online is world of superheroes, and super villains. Being an MMORPG, this game will never let you run out of competition. DC Universe Online lets you invent the super hero or villain. Select Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Lex Luthor, The Joker, or Circe as your mentor and complete the assigned missions. DC Universe Online will be a comfort zone if you ever owned a PS3 and played this game on it as one can continue with the character even on PS4 thanks to DC Universe Online supporting cross-platform play.

    2. Blacklight: Retribution

    Blacklight: Retribution

    Blacklight: Retribution is an online first person shooter game. So it's all about multiplayer experience, but it has a practice mode which can be considered as small single player campaign. Blacklight: Retribution offers various play modes which makes your experience addictive, it offers Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag etc with over 16 different maps including Deadlock, Vertigo, SeaPort, Trench, Dropzone. Blacklight: Retribution can make it to the list of those first few games you play when you have a brand new PS4 with no games initially. It will give you nice ride of Zombie killing experience. Now who doesn’t like to blow Zombie brains?

    3. Warframe

    Warframe

    Warframe is a game best enjoyed with your close friends. A Warframe gamer will require three other players to complete a mission. This is a third person cooperative shooting game were you play as a ‘Tenno’. Here you will be guided by entity called ‘the Lotus’ through missions including timed survival, prisoner rescue, sabotage etc... There are four games modes which include Online, Private, Invite Only and Solo and about 10 types of missions. Warframe becomes a must have if you have ninja qualities plus immense love for games set in high tech future.

    4. The Pinball Arcade

    The Pinball Arcade

    Fourth on our list is The Pinball Arcade, as the name suggests this is a pinball platform, the digital version of the real pinball table. Getting this game or not is totally upto your personal taste, if Pinball interests you, you should definitely go for The Pinball Arcade and you won’t get disappointed. When you download this free-to-play game you will get an unlimited access to one table and that is ‘Tales of the Arabian Nights’ which means this table will be available for you to play to your heart’s content. In addition to this you can play trials of other tables but those will have limited access.

    5.  Zen Pinball 2

    Zen Pinball 2

    All the possibilities which work for The Pinball Arcade will work for Zen Pinball 2; here the player will get unlimited access to the ‘Sorcerer's Lair’ table. If you are in a mood to spend some bucks and not sure if you are going to like what you buy, you can play the demo of other tables and then decide if that particular table is worth buying. Few of the other downloadable tables include Earth Defense, Marvel: Captain America, Paranormal, Street Fighter II Tribute, Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Tribute and more.

    So these are the games which won’t burn a big fat hole in your pocket, play them on your PlayStation 4 without spending money. As said earlier, these five games are not all, we will be adding to this list. You also can help us do that. Share your opinions, suggestions and the names free games in the comment section below.

  • Best Free MMORPG Games

    Video games come in all shapes and sizes. One of the favorite types is the MMORPG. In laymen’s terms that is the massively multiplayer online role playing game – quite a mouthful indeed – and often shortened to the first letter of each word. Many of these games require an initial purchase of the game and also a monthly or yearly subscription to gain access to online servers and other features. However, more and more games and gaming companies are making MMORPGs completely free to play and use while others have partially free gameplay. With so many of these free MMORPGs across the internet finding an excellent game can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Even so, fantastic MMORPGs abound, many of them free. Take a look here for some of the best free MMORPGs the internet has to offer.

    Ragnarok

    This game came out 2002 and has been a hit ever since. Though it does have a pay to play feature, Ragnarok also has a free to play system, meaning that it is also a completely free MMORPG. Ragnarok is set in a fantasy world with elements taken from real life places, times and mythologies. The world itself is shown in 3D though all characters are shown in 2D images. There is a virtually limitless amount of jobs – usually called classes in other games – that the player can choose from, the original 13 having been added to until today when they have reached over 50. This creates not endless re-playability, but also makes gameplay much more interesting with such a wide variety of characters and the evolving nature of jobs throughout the game. Ragnarok was such a hit that it not only has a sequel in production but also has an animated series that was made and is part of the franchise as well.

    Ragnarok

    Flyff

    Flyff, the common acronym for the game officially titles Fly for Fun, is a free MMORPG that upon first glance may seem like a free version of fairly standard games of the same genre. Player choose a class and level up, teaming up with other players from around the globe to finish quests and battle monsters. But the most unique feature, and one that draws so many people to this 2005 release, is the transportation system. Flying is the norm in this game, the majority of characters getting from place to place in this world by flying.

    Flyff

    City of Heroes

    City of Heroes is a fantastic MMORPG that has had fans begging for more since its original release in 2004, since which numerous expansion packs and massive updates have become available, most recently as September of this year. In this free to play MMORPG, players create their own superhero based on traditional comic book superhero style. There are many missions to go on with other players, fighting the criminals that plague Paragon City, where the story is set. Creating new superheroes, each one more interesting than the next, is something that never gets old, and never suffers from the boredom and copycat feel that many other MMORPGs suffer from.

    City of Heroes

    Lord of the Rings Online

    Lord of the Rings Online is a free to play MMORPG set in the beloved fictional world of Middle Earth. Players choose a character from one of the canonical races. Many quests and characters are familiar from both movies and books, though fans of the books will definitely get a higher satisfaction from the game as many characters who are mere footnotes now have a fleshed out stories and their own adventures. But this game is fun even for the non Lord of the Rings fan due to the wonderful lore and great storyline that will keep players coming back for more.

    Lord of the Ring Online

    DC Universe Online

    This new MMORPG has just recently gone free to play. In this world you are a hero working for the factions of good or evil. Starting in either Batman’s Gotham City or Superman’s Metropolis, players are fully immersed in their favorite superhero worlds, being able to interact in the worlds they’ve loved for years. With missions, quests, and more it is no wonder that DC Universe has had such a widespread surge in popularity with Novembers introduction of the free to play system for DC Universe Online.

    DC Universe Online

    There are thousands of free MMORPGs found online, ranging from simple browser games produced by small name companies and fans of gaming to titles based off of popular fiction worlds and others produced by big name companies providing even more fun for their fans. Free MMORPGs are a great way to be involved with the greatest games the video game world has to offer while not having to pay exorbitant fees just for a single game that doesn’t include any bonus materials. This list is a great place to start your exploration of online gaming, and with this list of best MMORPGs, you’ll never have to look any further for a fantastic – and free – gaming experience.

  • DC Universe online going free-to-play next month

    Lorin Jameson, executive producer SOE, in an interview to IGN has said that the firm was altering PC and PS3 MMO's bussiness. Lorin also revealed the reason behind this new development at SOE, cost of game exceeded firm's original forecast.

    DC Universe Online

    Lorin said, "In terms of 'Is it a result in a drop in subs' - absolutely not,"

    "This is the right business model. If I can be honest, the game ended up costing a lot more than we thought it would, and this was our preferred business model from day one.

    "I don't know about you, but my credit card statement every month is this amalgam of s*** of MMOs that I'm too lazy to cancel. What we want is to offer people a way to not worry about that."

    From next month, the game will be offered in three packages as detailed below:

    Free
    New players will now have access to the current gameplay in DC Universe Online (including Gotham City, Metropolis, and all current raids and alerts), with the ability to create two characters, join a league and many other benefits. Free level players will be able to purchase downloadable game packs/updates, additional character slots, powers and more through microtransactions.

    Premium
    Any player who has spent at least $5 (including former paid subscribers and new players who have purchased $5 of in-game items) will qualify for the Premium access level. Premium level players will have more benefits available to them than the Free level player, including additional character slots, additional inventory slots, and higher cash limits. Downloadable adventure packs, additional character slots, and more can be purchased in-game.

    Legendary
    Maximum features and benefits are included at this level. Loaded with enhanced additional features, Legendary access will be available for a $14.99 monthly fee and includes all DLC packs at no cost, more than 15 character slots, more than 80 inventory slots, the ability to form unrestricted-sized leagues, and many other benefits.

  • New hotfix does not resolve DC Universe Online PS3 freeze issue

    SOE has released a new patch update for DC Universe Online PS3 inorder to fix the freezing issue which many gamers were facing. According to the details revealed by game's executive producer DeadMeat, the hotfix had reduced the number of crash and freeze occurrences, but it does not completely rectify the issue.

    DC Universe Online logo

    On DC Universe official Facebook Page, DeadMeat revealed the exact reason behind the issue and said, “Quite simply the game gets into a state where it requires more memory and there is no more to give. … This is unfortunately a very hard error to fix since it is usually situational. Meaning that you need the right combination of things going on around you at the right moment in time to trigger the fault.

    “We cannot create in house the same conditions that thousands of players online can so we have to make guesses about where the issues lie and try and find a solution. We have obviously not guessed them all.”

    DeadMeat has promised to resolve the issue as soon as possible

  • SOE DC Universe Compensation package

    Sony Online Entertainment has announced the details related to the compensation scheme for players playing MMORPG: DC Universe Online.

    SOE logo

    According to the details revealed, all the affected gamers will receive 30 days subscription credit plus one day for each day the service was unavailable. In addition to all these, impacted players will also receive a Batman-Inspired mask appearance item.

  • SOE to merge DC Universe Online servers

    SOE has announced on its official website that it will merge all its DC Universe Online servers into four "Super Servers", the reason the company gave for their decision, to minimize the downtime on existing servers.

    DC Universe Online

    SOE also confirmed that the testing of new system will start next month and the official merger of server will follow. Exact timing will be reveal in coming days.

  • SOE Revealed DC Universe Online February Patch Notes

    A complete change log for upcoming patch of highly acclaimed DC Universe Online has been revealed. The list below points out only one thing and that is this new update for the game will be a huge one from SOE.

    Next week a new DLC for the game is slated to release which will feature Catwoman, but before going for the DLC gamers need to download this new patch update. Exact release date will for the update will be revealed soon.

    DC Universe Online

    Meanwhile check out the huge change log for the update below:

    New Features:

    • New Batcave Raid – 8 players will have the opportunity to infiltrate and retake Batman’s Inner Sanctum, which has been overrun by OMAC and the Dark Knight’s own corrupted technology. Fight along side Batman against Brother Eye!
    • New Appearance Items – Earn a Harlequin Clown suit or a Cherub disguise through a variety of holiday activities.
    • Goddess of Love Alert – Join up with three others to decide the epic battle between Devotion and Scorn once and for all.
    • New Races – Can you catch Catwoman as she leaps across buildings in Gotham City?
    • New Collections – All new collection sets will allow players to continue finding these hidden items.
    • New Themed Missions – Enjoy various missions that will challenge the player in combat, jumping, and much more.
    • A New Bane Duo – Another Duo has been added for your enjoyment! Pair up with another player and take on Bane for a chance at great loot.
    • New PvP Ring Event – Available on both PvP and PvE servers, Heroes and villains race to either save or steal valuable bags of diamonds from armored vans.
    • An Auction House – Players may now buy and sell tradeable items on a Broker in The Watchtower and Hall of Doom.
    • New Armor – Make your way to the Gotham Museum and help Catwoman to receive pieces of brand new Mayan armor!

    General:

    • Improved Server and Client stability.
    • Added additional support for PC Game Controllers.
    • An issue where software overclocking would cause gameplay to appear laggy should have been resolved.
    • Players should no longer be prevented from moving if the Object or NPC they are interacting with despawns during the interaction.
    • Stealthed characters should no longer become visible if you move far away from them and then move towards them again.
    • The red balloons in the Vault should now weaponize properly.
    • Super canceling too early out of longer animating multi-hit weapon combos will now cause you to drop one or more of the attacks hits.

    Abilities:

    • Damage Role buffs now last for a maximum of three minutes.
    • Channeled abilities will no longer bypass the channeling time when used during another channeled attack.
    • Harmful Superpowers can no longer cancel into other Superpowers.
    • While in PvP, targeting a Tank with an offensive power while in the Healing role will now properly remove Ice damage absorption and reduce Fire specific healing capabilities.

    Fire:

    • Absorb Heat’s description now correctly describes that the ability only stuns enemies that have Burning effects.
    • Absorb Heat – Corrected an issue that could cause Absorb Heat to restore more health than intended.
    • Consume Objects no longer affects projectiles.
    • Enflame now grants +100 to Control Resistance when in the Tank Role.
    • Enflame’s description now indicates that it can ignite enemies on contact.
    • Eternal Flame’s description now correctly describes the increase to the player’s health that is applied.
    • Fiery Weapon’s description has been updated to more accurately reflect its effects.
    • Immolation now grants +100 to Control Resistance when in the Tank Role.
    • Immolation’s description has been updated to message that it reflects damage from attackers.
    • Inferno should no longer temporarily break the hit counter.
    • Reignition’s description now correctly states that it takes 25% supercharge instead of 50%.
    • Snuff Out’s description no longer implies that it deals damage to multiple targets.
    • Spontaneous Combustion will no longer hit the same target more often than was intended.
    • Stoke Flame should no longer temporarily break the hit counter.

    Ice:

    • Bitter Winds now grants +100 to Control Resistance when in the Tank Role.
    • Bitter Winds’s description now correctly indicates that it can be purchased at level 8 instead of level 12.
    • Bitter Winds’s description no longer says that it is vulnerable to interrupt as it is not.
    • Bitter Wind should no longer temporarily break the hit counter.
    • Cold Snap now grants +100 to Control Resistance when in the Tank Role.
    • Ice Bash now properly displays the damage it causes when it procs. It was causing the damage but the fly text was not displaying previously.
    • Resonating Gale now damages enemies even when they are encased.
    • Winter Ward’s damage reflection effect that is applied to team members now has two charges to bring it in line with the effect applied to the Tank.
    • Wintry Tempest should no longer temporarily break the hit counter.

    Mental:

    • Cryokinesis should now encase properly even when under Frostnipped.
    • Mass Levitation now correctly displays the 50% increase in damage in the Current Effects (F3) window.
    • Psychic Empowerment will now properly give power to group members.
    • Psychic Resonance will now properly work on encased targets.
    • Pyrokineses – The secondary damage over time effect should no longer stack with multiple applications.
    • Reflect Pain has had its damage lowered slightly but has gained some damage prevention during its duration.

    Movement:

    • Dustoff will now prevent damage for either 8 seconds or up to 500 damage.
    • Inertial Flywheel will now work while having an object weaponized.
    • Speed Drain should now apply the power restoration of the ability.
    • Superspeed Dash now has an increased cooldown.
    • Superspeed Dash can no longer be cancelled early.

    Nature:

    • The description for the Canine Form ability Fling no longer incorrectly states that it requires supercharge.
    • The description for the Canine Form ability Thrash no longer incorrectly states that it requires supercharge.
    • Deadly Thorns will not cause damage if canceled early.
    • Gorilla Form now correctly indicates that it is a supercharge ability and that the effect is temporary.
    • Gorilla Form’s ranged hold special ability should now function properly. Other Gorilla attacks should have the appropriate vulnerability and counter attacking properties.
    • Insectoid Form has gained a Pulse Beam style ranged attack combo to provide it with some interesting ranged options.
    • Metabolism should apply its Pheromone effects to group members now.
    • Pheromone lasts for a longer duration with a decreased average healing amount.
    • Primal Wolf Form’s description now correctly indicates that it can only be used in the Damage role.
    • The Pterosaur Form ability Prehistoric Might now displays a Might icon in the drop down under the heath bar to indicate the Might buff that it grants.
    • Prehistoric Might should now apply its affect to group members.
    • Roar’s description now includes the healing effects it provides.
    • Swarm should no longer temporarily break the hit counter.

    Sorcery:

    • Transmutation no longer affects projectiles.
    • Final Ruin will not cause damage if canceled early.

    Weapons:

    • Martial Arts ranged attacks now trigger the hit counter.
    • Explosive Shot should no longer fail when chaining these attacks.
    • Rain of Arrows should no longer fail when chaining these attacks.
    • Rifle Mortar now respects line of sight.
    • Rifle Mortar will now cause damage to objects.
    • The Two Handed ability Doom Spin no longer continues to do damage once the animation and visual effect have stopped.
    • The Hand Blaster ability Pulse Beam no longer continues to do damage once the animation and visual effect have stopped.
    • The Dual Pistol ability Full Auto no longer continues to do damage once the animation and visual effect have stopped.
    • The Dual Pistol Ability Full Auto’s description has been updated to note it offers a +4 Vitalization bonus.
    • The Dual Pistol Ability Full Auto will now cause damage to objects
    • The description for the Two-Handed ability Big Scoop now correctly displays the +15 health that it gives.
    • Solar Flame now properly displays the visual effect

    Alerts, Duos, and Raids:

    • Ace Chemicals: the Chemo boss fight will now reset correctly when the party dies and all members leave the room.
    • Area 51: Players will no longer be blocked from speaking with Cadmus Techs who were getting stuck trying to take missiles to the Munitions Teleporters.
    • Arkham Asylum: In Hard Mode, Poison ivy should now always leave after her initial in-game Cinematic.
    • Bludhaven: Tthe objective to “Destroy the Dump Truck” will not reappear after it has been destroyed unless all of the Hazmats are knocked out.
    • Hive Moon Base: the explosives in the second stage should now respawn more frequently.
    • Ooloong Island: Objectives should now always display in the proper order.
    • Oolong Island: Players should no longer have trouble progressing if Tornado Tyrant leaves the room.
    • Oolong Island: Players will no longer get stuck in a loop transforming into Metal Men and back into normal form.
    • Smallville: Players can no longer exit without receiving the Headline.
    • Hall of Doom Armory: The Demon Lord’s fire effects should now properly point towards the target of the attack.
    • Omac Base: Killer Frost and Fire now have in-game cinematic cameras near the beginning of the Duo.
    • Omac Base: The Incinerator should no longer be able to end up on the wrong side of the door.
    • Omac Base: The Nanosynths should no longer be able to end up on the wrong side of the door.

    Metropolis:

    • The Metropolis City Hall building should now have proper collision preventing players from getting inside it.
    • Players should no longer be able to fall through the world near the base of the CAO dam in the Historic District.
    • Players should no longer be able to fall through the world in several spots along the Metropolis shoreline.
    • The gorillas in Little Bohemia are now friendly to Villain players.

    Gotham City:

    • Pedestrians should no longer get stuck while wandering in the East End of Gotham.
    • The balconies near Gotham University should now have proper collision on them.
    • Players should no longer be able to get inside the root of the East End Lighthouse.

    Missions:

    • Players no longer have to return to the quest giver when completing a side quest, but instead can complete the quest via the Journal.
    • Testing 1, 2, 3 – Raven can no longer get stuck outside of the flame wall when using her teleport attack.
    • Trigon’s Blood – The wheelchairs throughout the instance will no longer explode.
    • Avatar of Sin – The Avatar of Sin should now respawn more frequently.
    • Shipping and Handling – Huntress should no longer remain attackable after being defeated.
    • The Awakening – The Brainiac Soldier seen in the first Overseer Cutscene will no longer sometimes get stuck in the door.
    • The Awakening – The time before the first door opens and the NPCs in the hall spawn has been increased to allow for the comms to finish playing.
    • Failing STARs – Encounters should no longer spawn inside statues or benches.
    • Take Heart – Players no longer have to touch the obelisk that converts them into the Embodiment of Greed again before taking the Heart of Avarice.
    • Take Heart – Players are now provided with a minimap marker to the obelisk that provides them with Greed form.
    • Supersize Souls – Players no longer have to touch the obelisk that converts them into the Embodiment of Gluttony again before devouring the souls of superheroes.
    • Conduit of the Soul – Lightkeeper Taleb will no longer shoot effects from his hand when interacted with by the player.
    • Conduit of the Soul – Players can no longer weaponize Lightkeeper Taleb’s Soul Globe.
    • Soul Catcher – The Soul Wells are no longer floating above the ground.
    • Brain Pain – The number of mobs in the final wave of the turret defense room has been reduced. This should make the encounter much more survivable.
    • Tortured Titans! – After defeating the Titans and releasing Brother Blood from Raven’s magic, the player will now receive a communicator message from Calculator before the comic cutscene plays.
    • The Last Laugh – Joker Presents should no longer be stuck in the walls.
    • The Big Payback – Patrolmen will no longer slide along the ground after being knocked out if a Villain fails to strap a bomb on them in time.
    • One of Us – Hazmat Bogue will no longer float above the ground.
    • Bane Brought Down – The waypoint arrow for Batman will now be displayed.
    • Fear Itself – The in-game cinematic for Edward and Eddie will no longer jitter.
    • Fixed various grammar issues and typos in the quest text descriptions and objectives.
    • Party Foul – The female officers no longer have male voices.
    • Queen of Lies – During the Aquaman boss fight, Circe no longer retains her signature cape and sash when transforming into Mera.
    • Queen of Lies – After leaving the instance, but before speaking with the Atlanteans, the player now shapechanges into Atlantean form when returning to the instance.
    • Rare Blood – the clerics near the quest giver can no longer be attacked by the opposite faction.

    Daily Missions:

    • The Captain Cruel encounter will now count towards completion of the mission.
    • The armored truck robbery will now count towards completion of the mission.
    • The Ironkurtin encounter will now count towards completion of the mission.

    Feats:

    • All feat descriptions that said ”KO’d” now say “Knocked Out” instead.
    • “Walked the Beat” should now properly complete for Villains when finishing the last mission.
    • Changed the descriptions of the PvE Badge Feats to indicate that they can use either Marks of Triumph or Marks of Distinction to complete the feat.
    • “Amazing Aerialist” for Acrobats will now correctly update when you complete the East End Adept Acrobat Challenge.
    • “In the Mist” for completing the first Grodd story arc contact missions is now working correctly. Players who have already completed the requirements for this feat should have it update and complete for them automatically.

    Items:

    • Equipping the Sharpened Synthium Katana will now collect the Tech Ninja Sword style.
    • Consuming a single use item will no longer display that “Player Destroyed Item” in the combat log.
    • Addressed an issue where tokens dropped for a group would display the purple icon for an item rather than a Token. This caused confusion because there was no item for players to roll on.

    PvP:

    • In Metropolis, Manhunter and Alpha Lantern should no longer get stuck in a state where they will not attack the enemy faction while guarding their vendor.
    • In Metropolis, the rally locations for the Ring War PvP event should now be at an equal distance from the battle.
    • It should no longer be possible to dodge roll to avoid the push back attack of the guards at safe houses.
    • Added particle effects to the diamond heist bags when a faction is close to winning.

    Races:

    • All players in a multiplayer race should now be able to properly activate the first hoop in the race.
    • Moved the race start node up a bit for the Metropolis Little Bohemia Adept Acrobat Challenge.
    • The rewards for the intro races in Little Bohemia now have icons.
    • Added race descriptions for the Expert Flight and Expert Speedster challenges.

    UI:

    • Art for the countdown/up timer around overhead icons has been updated
    • The character select screen will now show you the number of characters that you currently have out of the maximum number of available slots.
    • Loot collection notifications will now only be sent for nearby group members.
    • When playing a Legends match the levels of other players are no longer displayed on the UI.
    • Corrected the messaging for the On Duty UI when no arenas have become available for a player.
    • Reward mails should now be resent if the initial attempt fails.
    • The Group Loot UI should no longer completely abandon all input if it is open when the scorecard appears automatically.
    • The On Duty UI now sports a new Events category, under which you can find special events or seasonal scenarios.
    • You are no longer able to “Leave” a PvE type On Duty scenario from the UI (you will need to use one of the exit locations.
    • You are no longer able to close the Scorecard UI at the end of a PvP type on Duty scenario (you can only leave the map).
    • The player character paper doll now fades in on the Style and Inventory UI screens.
    • The “Delete Item” functionality in the Bank UI has been moved to Button 4 on the controller (Triangle on PS3).
    • The Control Schemes settings should now always from appear on the PC client.
    • The buff/debuff list will now show the correct source for chains of effects.
    • Keys held down during the start of the comic cutscenes will no longer be stuck “on” after the cutscene completes.
    • The combat log text now specifies “Melee Attack” or “Ranged Attack” instead of just displaying “Primary Attack’.
    • Fixed combo localization issues in the Traits UI.
    • Fixed combo icon art issues in the Traits UI.
    • The ‘\’ (back slash)key will now toggle the PDA to the last window or cancel a race challenge. IF you have been using ‘/’ (forward slash) to cancel your races please use ‘\’ instead.
    • Collector’s Edition items will no longer have square icons but will display the correct circular art when visible on the hotbar.

    Social:

    • Added “Loot” as a new default Chat tab.
    • Added new configurable chat channels for “Items” and “Cash” which get routed to the “Loot” Chat tab by default.
    • The League message of the day is now labeled when appearing in the Chat channel.
    • The PS3 virtual keyboard will no longer automatically pop up in quickchat mode if you have a keyboard connected to the PS3.
    • Reply to tells should now continue working after opening/closing UIs.
    • Pressing ‘/’ (forward slash) on the keyboard will now open quick chat mode and automatically add a slash to the text field.
    • Current chat channel setting should now persist properly after opening/closing UIs.
    • Removed flashing notifications from the tabs in the Quick Chat UI.
    • On the Social UI the Selection focus now starts in the Who list.
    • Removed the flashing tab notifications on the Social UI.
    • Improved the layout of Voice Chat options on the Social UI.

    Visuals:

    • Sorcery characters should now have a casting animation when using Final Ruin.
    • Addressed an issue that made it appear as though you are using Block on the client though you are not actually blocking on the server.
    • The visual effect for the Iconic power Robot Sidekick should now display properly.
    • The visual effect for the hand Blaster power Solar Flame should now display properly.
    • Patched a hole in the wall of gifts where players could sometimes become trapped.
    • The Spite and Smitten Emote animations have now been improved.
    • The Auto Zoom Camera option now works when in combat.
    • The camera motion when transitioning into a glide has been improved.
    • The camera motion when a player lands after a fall has been improved.
    • The camera should no longer stop following the player when melee attacking in Wolf Form.
    • The Martian Manhunter’s communications animations have been improved in the Smallville Alert.
    • Flight characters should orient properly when using ‘jump’ to fly straight up.
    • The Twisted Harness should now be collectible and visible when worn for female characters.
    • All items using the Jah Kir appearance will now properly display for male and female characters.
    • The large female body type should now play the proper animations for the chosen personality type.
    • The following items should have an improved appearance:
    • The Shoulders of Azar
    • The Metalhead Boots
    • The Battle Harness Shirt
    • The Power Reinforced Boots
    • The Heeled Female Boots
    • The Tall Trim Female Boots
    • The Shielded Robot Helmet
    • The Centurion Helmet
    • The Medieval Shirt
    • The Striker Trench Coat
    • The Paramilitary Shirt
    • The Paramilitary Pants
    • The Formal Ahirt
    • The Opera Pants
    • The Demonic Boots
    • The Demonic Shirt
    • The Demonic Helmet
    • The Steel Raid Shirt
    • The Angelic Chest
    • The Welder’s Helmet
    • The Knight’s Helmet
    • The Urban Slick Pants

    Audio:

    • Communicator messages should no longer play multiple times when activating new quests.
    • Staff ranged effects should now play audio.
    • In the mission Empty Parts, Technician Larz is no longer missing his voiceover when interacting with him.
    • In “The Joker’s Problem” Joker’s voiceover should now match the text of his communicator message.
  • DC Universe Online gets Patch 1.03 - Checkout Fixes

    DC Universe Online now gets the another patch. It is Patch 1.03 and available now. It makes various corrections and fixes many issues to this MMO. At the same time Sony revealed the official changelog. Many performance, audio, chat, missions and UI related fixes made. You can read changelog below:

    DC Universe Online

    General:

    • Improved Client performance and stability.
    • Addressed an issue that caused some PS3 players to hang or disconnect in the tutorial.
    • Addressed an issue where other characters may appear to "warp" onscreen.
    • The time it takes to get to Character Selection on launch has been reduced.

    Audio:

    • Audio should no longer drop after cutscenes if you have your Music volume set to 0.

    Chat:

    • The player’s Voice Chat Channel should now be selected according to the following priority, from highest to lowest:
      Alert
      Group
      Custom
      League

    Player Appearance:

    • Equipping a new weapon should no longer cause your weapon appearance to disappear.
    • Swapping weapons with your weapon style locked should no longer cause the weapon appearance to change.

    Movement:

    • Player character animations should no longer have the chance of getting stuck when weaponizing objects.

    Missions:

    • Adjusted difficulty of content in the Venom Lab to level 7 to better match the surrounding content.
    • No Joke quest is now available at level 18 instead of 19.
    • A Crook’s Best Friend mission is now available at level 18 instead of 19.
    • Something’s Fishy… quest is now available at level 22 instead of 23.
    • Road to Hell quest is now available at level 22 instead of 23.
    • Fateful Omen quest is now available at level 26 instead of 27.
    • Hardcorps quest is now available at level 26 instead of 27.

    UI:

    • Pressing
      the "Accept" button on the Server Selection screen multiple times
      should no longer result in odd ssues with Character Creation movies and
      UI.
  • UK Charts: Call of Duty: Black Ops back on top

    The weekly UK charts have been updated and once again Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops shot to the top and takes over from EA's FIFA 11. Sony's latest release DC Universe Online got has entered its release week directly to tenth spot.

    Call of Dutyy: Black Ops

    Here is the list of top 10 (Week Ending January 15):

    1. Call of Duty: Black Ops (Treyarch, Activision)
    2. FIFA 11 (EA Sports, EA)
    3. Just Dance 2 (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
    4. Wii Fit Plus (Nintendo, Nintendo)
    5. Kinect Sports (Rare, Microsoft Game Studios)
    6. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (Criterion Games, EA Games)
    7. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft)
    8. Gran Turismo 5 (Polyphony Digital, Sony Computer Entertainment)
    9. Fallout: New Vegas (Obsidian Entertainment, Bethesda)
    10. DC Universe Online (Sony Online Entertainment, SOE)
  • DC Universe Online now available

    DC Universe Online now out and it is on sale for PC and PlayStation 3. The game includes a month's subscription.

    "We’re redefining the genre and blazing a new trail in the gaming industry with the introduction of DC Universe Online,” said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment.

    “This is the first true action MMO utilizing twitch-based combat and physics to deliver a completely unique and immersive gameplay experience that is reflective of the creativity, action and strength of DC Universe."

    DC Universe Online

    Smedley said: "We worked closely with the talented masterminds at DC Comics on the development of DC Universe Online to explore creative ways we could approach the action, and look and feel of the game to ensure that it extended the DC Universe experience in a way fans have come to know and would expect – from intense action combat that delivers the sensation of having super powers, to regular interaction with DC superstars like Superman and Batman, and intimate looks at settings like Arkham Asylum and Metropolis."

    DC Universe Online will carry an anticipated retail price of £39.99 (PS3) and £39.99 (PC) in the UK, and includes a 30 day subscription.  Following the first 30 days, monthly subscriptions will be available to players, split out as follows:

     

    Sub Term

    PC- UK

    PS3 UK

    1 Month

    9.99

    9.99

    3 Month

    27.99

    27.99

    6 Month

    49.99

    49.99

    12 Month

    89.99

    NA

    Lifetime

    129.99

    NA