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    Some News on PS:N.
    This is good news as the last thing was that Sony Online had closed a number of the MMO studios & PS:N's future at that time was unsure, but with SOE's John Smedley saying it's still a goer it's just ben put back a bit, is good news.
     
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    Here's a trailer



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    Be good to see what happens with this, as long as Sony stop having an open network though, I never played the first planet side but it interests me greatly :D
     
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    Mate, great game, very dated graphics, but when you have like 300 players per side & their can be 3 teams battling for one planet it makes for an interesting game.

    They are talking here about 1000 players battling over one planet now (with broadband being the norm now) & if I remember there were like 14 planets in the game. The idea is to take all the main bases on a planet & there are quite a number of them, lets say 9 - 11 & also scattered all over the planet are outposts which you can also take & use them as spawns closer to a main base. To take a base is not simple like many FPS games, you have to fight hard to break the defenses, troops, the enemy constantly reinforcing. So you need to get into the base & it has many floors, take control of the power grid, the spawn bay & or the actual control point. Even battle for the outposts can be a hard battle.

    There are aircraft from fighters, bombers & transports, ground vehicles from atv's to tanks to APC's & mechs. You can pick multiple classes of troops you wish & each class can be updated/modified as you rank up. Same goes with what vehilces you can use. Aircraft & a lot of vehilces use multiple players to operate. Ther's a lot of vids on youtube that will give you an idea of how epic the battles can be withing the old Planetside.

    But the new one looks even more promising, with great graphics to boot. Hopefully the beta will make it before years end or at least early next year.
     
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    For those who didn't play Planetside & now what Planetside2 is:

    • What is PlanetSide┬« 2?
    • PlanetSide 2 is a Massively Multiplayer first person shooter that delivers truly epic, massive combat on a scale never before seen in stunning, breathtaking detail. Battles take place not between dozens of troops, but thousands; with air and ground vehicles slugging it out alongside squads of troops. Whether in open fields, tightly-packed urban centers or enormous structures, winning requires strategic teamwork and a quick trigger finger.
    • Is PlanetSide 2 an MMO?
    • Yes. PlanetSide 2 is an MMO FPS set in an online persistent world where the war wages non-stop and the balance of power shifts with every base and territory captured and lost. Players will be able to unlock diverse combat roles by advancing through the deep skill trees, including several classic roles from PlanetSide. As players unlock new roles, they can switch between them at will.
    • What are the three factions you can choose from in PlanetSide 2?
    • Terran Republic - An authoritarian government that leverages military might to maintain strict control over the colonial citizens. The Terran Republic is obsessed with the preservation of law and order and are thus seen by some to be an oppressive and dictatorial force, but many view the TR as the only hope for lasting security on Auraxis.
    • New Conglomerate - Rebels, freedom fighters or terrorists? The New Conglomerate operates as a loosely organized band of dissidents, vehemently opposed to the stranglehold that the Terran Republic has on Auraxis. Led by an unusual quorum of outcasts, industry titans, pirates and former military leaders, the New Conglomerate is unwavering and prepared to achieve their goals by any means necessary.
    • Vanu Sovereignty - Vanu has taught that only through technology can humanity evolve it's next state of existence. The Vanu Sovereignty is extremely advanced, employing powerful alien technology on the battlefield. Their singular purpose is to uncover the secrets hidden away in ancient artifacts scattered over the surface of Auraxis and they will annihilate anyone who interferes.
    • Will there be vehicle-based combat in PlanetSide 2?
    • Absolutely - There are many different types of air and land based vehicles that all work together carefully.
    • What is the business model for Planetside 2?
    • We will have more information on this in the months ahead. Sign up to receive our email updates and like us on Facebook to be in the know.
    • When will PlanetSide 2 go live?
    • We will have more information on this in the months ahead. Sign up to receive our email updates and like us on Facebook to be in the know.
    • Will there be a Beta?
    • Yes. We will ensure that PlanetSide players will be among the first in. Sign up to receive our email updates and like us on Facebook to be in the know. Also, if you played awhile ago it would be a good idea to make sure that your Station Account has your most recent email address. Go to www.soe.com and click My Account.

    Here's a video of the original gameplay, to give you an idea.

     

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