Friday Update Arcade: Episode 18

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed include the DJ Sona skin in League of Legends, the company formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment, Darkest Dungeon, Ubisoft and the Persona 5 game trailer.

Columbus Nova Acquires Sony Online Entertainment

UPDATE: Linda "Brasse" Carlson confirmed there will be no convention this year. "For those asking about SOE Live: we are taking a hiatus from our annual Live event to shift our focus to our exciting transition and the future of Daybreak Game Company."


This morning, Sony Online Entertainment announced that it was acquired by a company called Columbus Nova and will be rebranded as "Daybreak Game Company." SOE will operate as an independant studio and will even branch out into the Xbox platform.

SOE Maintenance: Monday, January 12

Sony Online Entertainment will perform maintenance beginning at 8:00 AM PST on Monday, January 12, 2015. This maintenance is expected to last about two hours. This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Commerce functions, including purchases, for all games
  • Game logins
  • Web and forum logins for all SOE sites

Here's our handy Time Zone Conversion Tool to help you plan.

SOE Maintenance: December 16, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a maintenance affecting all games on December 16, 2014. The three-hour maintenance will start at 6:00am Pacific Time. This will impact the following SOE services:

  • Commerce functions, including purchases, for all games
  • Voice chat functions for all games

Here's our handy Time Zone Conversion Tool to help you plan.

 

SOE Black Friday Sale

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a one-day double Station Cash sale on Black Friday! This Friday, November 28th, when you buy Station Cash on the web, in-game, or with an SOE Game Card, the amount of Station Cash you get will be doubled! Double Station Cash will only awarded between 12:00am PT (U.S.) to 11:59:59pm PT, so don’t miss out!

Naturaly there will be in-game Marketplace deals on Cyber Monday, and special deals for All-Access Members that have yet to be announced. Stay tuned over the weekend for more information!

Fine Print: Cyber Monday deals and All Access member benefits apply only to SOE titles currently included in All Access. Promotion does not include Landmark, Dragon’s Prophet, or DC Universe Online (PSN Version).

SOE: Unscheduled Maintenance

Sony Online Entertainment is undergoing an unannounced maintenance which is affecting forum logins and commerce across all platforms. Players already logged into forums will be unaffected. Game logins seem to be fine. We're told they are working to finish it as soon as possible, but it may take up to an hour.

9:57am Pacific:  Commerce is now unlocked for all games. Login issues are still being worked on.

10:25am Pacific: Maintenance has been completed and everyone should be able to log in now.

Landmark Closed Beta Key Giveaway

Landmark Beta Key Giveaway!

Sony Online Entertainment has teamed up with ZAM to offer our community a Limited Closed Beta Key Giveaway for their sandbox MMO, Landmark! Here's how to get yours:

SOE Maintenance: October 27, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has annouced on their Facebook page a two-hour maintenenace period on Monday, October 26.

SOE-wide Maintenance: Mon., Oct. 27, 7AM-9AM PDT. Game, web, and forum logins may be impacted during this 2 hour window. Thanks! [Dexella]

Here's our handy time zone convertor to help you plan. We will update this post if more information becomes available.

 

SOE Maintenance Notice: October 21, 2014

Sony Online Entertainment has announced a two hour maintenance for all their games starting at 5:00 AM PDT on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. This is expected to last two hours and will impact these SOE services:

  • Players may lose connection across all games
  • Commerce functions, including purchases for all games
  • Game, web and forum logins for all games

Here's our handy time zone conversion tool to help you plan.

Save on Station Cash at GameStop!

Sony Online Entertainment and GameStop have teamed up to save you some bucks on Station Cash!

Receive $5 off when you purchase any of the SOE pre-paid game cards at GameStop, valid October 13th - October 28th, 2014. This promotion is valid at US GameStop locations only.

While some snafus were initially reported with this promotion, SOE has posted that they've been resolved, and we were able to receive this discount when purchasing cards today.