SOE Announces EQ:MAC and MTG Tactics Closures

Today Sony Online Entertainment announced that EverQuest Macintosh, which was scheduled to close in 2012 but gained a repreive when the fans rallied, is closing on November 18, 2013.  Additionally, SOE and Wizards of the Coast have chosen to discontinue game services for Magic: The Gathering – Tactics on March 28, 2014.

You can find the text of the announcements below, and more information on the EverQuest: Macintosh forums and Magic: the Gathering - Tactics forums.

ZAM at E3: Roundup of SOE Coverage

Sony Online Entertainment's E3 live stream just ended, and we have compiled a wrap-up to give you an overview of what the company is showcasing at the convention. One of the most interesting announcements is that Station Access will soon by dropping to $19.99 per month from the current price of $29.99 per month! They also emphasized that you can still register for Fan Faire, which will be held from July 7-9 in Las Vegas.

Sadly, SOE is not talking about PlanetSide Next or EverQuest Next at E3. However, they are discussing DC Universe Online's Update 4; EverQuest II in 3D; Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures' squads and tower defense game; Free Realms' upcoming ranching feature; their new PAYDAY: The Heist shooter; and Magic: The Gathering - Tactics' first expansion. Keep reading below for all the details, and be sure to check out the rest of our E3 coverage!

SOE Hosts Numerous President's Day Events

In honor of President's Day, Sony Online Entertainment is hosting special events in many of its games throughout the weekend. We've covered most of these events in separate posts, but here's a handy list of all the festivities, including bonus experience and item sales!

  • EverQuest: Double Experience Weekend from Feb. 18-21. There's also a sale on Marketplace items, including the House of Thule expansion.
  • EverQuest II: Bonus XP Weekend from Feb. 18-21. Enjoy the bonus on adventure, tradeskill and AA experience.
  • Star Wars Galaxies: Bonus Everything Weekend from Feb. 17-22.
  • Vanguard Saga of Heroes: Bonus Experience Weekend from Feb. 18-21. Crafting, Adventure and Diplomacy will all gain bonuses.
  • Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures: Get the Attack Cruiser Bundle for just 800 SC from Feb. 19-21. The Bundle includes Attack Cruiser House, 10 Medium Crates, 4 Red Light Globes, 3 Triple-Paned Windows, and 2 Red Spotlights.
  • Free Realms: All housing items, including lots, are 50% off from Feb. 18-21.
  • Legends of Norrath: This weekend, save 50% off special bundle sets. For a limited time you can buy special Inquisitor, Oathbreaker and Ethernauts bundle sets and get a guaranteed mount loot card.
  • PoxNora: A different item will be available at a discounted price each day from Feb. 18-21.
  • Magic: The Gathering - Tactics: Get 50% off the Four-Chapter Single-Player Campaign Bundle from Feb. 18-21.
  • Wildlife Refuge: Get 50% off the Desert Camo Truck, Forest Camo Truck  and Zebra Print Truck from Feb. 18-21.