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Be A Hero: Sign Up to DC Universe Online Beta

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Games anxious to check out DC Universe Online can now sigh up for the beta on both platforms.

Ready to don your official DC-sanctioned superhero (or supervillain) tights? Monday night Sony Online Entertainment announced that PC and PlayStation 3 gamers can now register for a chance to gain entry into the DC Universe Online beta. The actual MMORPG launch doesn't officially kick off until November, however we're betting the beta may be a first-come-first-serve basis. If you own both platforms, then you may also have an increased change to gain entry. SOE didn't specify when the beta would actually begin.

SOE also revealed a PC Collector's Edition that will be available for pre-order and at launch. The package will contain a statue of the Batman conceptualized by Jim Lee himself, a limited edition 56-page Art of DCUO book, and a limited edition DC Universe Online Legends Issue #0 comic written by Tony Bedard (Green Lantern Corps) and illustrated by Oliver Nome, Michael Lopez and Livio Ramondelli with a variant cover by Jim Lee.

For those who pre-order the retail version, several shops will provide Batman as a playable character in an exclusive two-on-two PvP combat arena. Other retail outlets will offer a limited edition comic as a pre-order incentive, while others will include a unique in-game iconic weapon. As for digital pre-orders, Steam customers will receive Bane's Venom Injector as a pre-order item while Direct2Drive customers will get Mr. Freeze's Zero Grenade. For more details, head here.

Currently DC Universe Online is scheduled to go live on November 2, 2010. Developed and published by SOE, the game incorporates the talents of many popular DC writers and artists along with a few developers from the EverQuest team. Although a plethora of DC heroes and villains have been confirmed to make an appearance in the game, players will create their own DC Comics-type character for the virtual comic-based world.

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    Hovaucf , July 20, 2010 7:54 PM
    Developed by SoE, no thanks.
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    HalJordan , July 20, 2010 8:00 PM
    hovaucfDeveloped by SoE, no thanks.


    Yeah, so sad...my power ring dimmed when I heard it was a Sony managed venture...
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    dunderklumpton , July 20, 2010 8:03 PM
    I signed up, only MMO I'm even remotely interested in playing.
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    ct1615 , July 20, 2010 8:06 PM
    how long has this been in development? I remember reading back in 2008 that this game was "just around the corner"
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    Camikazi , July 20, 2010 8:15 PM
    Who wants to be a Hero? I wanna be a Villain :)  that's where the fun is.
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    mrecio , July 20, 2010 8:16 PM
    hovaucfDeveloped by SoE, no thanks.


    You know somethings, Sony Online Entertainment makes some GREAT games. Just for some reason they have a fetish of destroying them through patches and upgrades later on.

    - Planetside
    - SWG

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    TheDuke , July 20, 2010 8:20 PM
    i signed up but my anticipation meter is real low
    at least the Agency looks alright but so far this game looks sort of terrible
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    HalJordan , July 20, 2010 8:21 PM
    mrecioYou know somethings, Sony Online Entertainment makes some GREAT games. Just for some reason they have a fetish of destroying them through patches and upgrades later on. - Planetside- SWG


    In regards to SWG (which is the single source of all my SOE angst) the word destroy comes nowhere close to doing justice to the debacle that ensued once they started to "fix" the game. Monkeys in a circle jerk...
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    jon bon wonton , July 20, 2010 8:34 PM
    ct1615how long has this been in development? I remember reading back in 2008 that this game was "just around the corner"

    I was wondering the same thing. Comic books from 2008 were advertising the game.
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    jonpaul37 , July 20, 2010 8:35 PM
    Original Everquest was dope up until after Dragons of Norrath, lots of in-game content, VERY good lore and storyline, etc...

    Vanguard: Saga of Heroes would have been a great game if they didn't pre-jack release it/run out of funding.
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    cknobman , July 20, 2010 8:36 PM
    Sony gets a lot of undue hate.

    Looking back at all the MMO's I have ever played Everquest 2 was the best and my favorite by far. WOW, FFXI, Warhammer Online, Star Trek Online just dont quite measure up to EQ2.

    If SOE had not published EQ2 then I think it would have done much better against WOW, plus it would have helped if it wasnt so hard on systems when it came out.
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    mikem_90 , July 20, 2010 8:50 PM
    HalJordanIn regards to SWG (which is the single source of all my SOE angst) the word destroy comes nowhere close to doing justice to the debacle that ensued once they started to "fix" the game. Monkeys in a circle jerk...


    Actually, you might want to reserve your ire for Lucasarts. They were the driving force behind making it more like their OTHER Lucasarts games. I heard a revoke of the license to use the Star wars Genre was in the mix.

    Considering what I have seen of Lucas's ventures, I'm not surprised.
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    nukemaster , July 20, 2010 9:13 PM
    CamikaziWho wants to be a Hero? I wanna be a Villain that's where the fun is.

    COV it is then :p 
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    gm0n3y , July 20, 2010 9:14 PM
    This has the potential to be truly awesome. Unfortunately I just don't have the time to play an MMO.
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    sirmorluk , July 20, 2010 9:23 PM
    Stan Lee>Jim Lee.
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    mrecio , July 20, 2010 9:37 PM
    mikem_90Actually, you might want to reserve your ire for Lucasarts. They were the driving force behind making it more like their OTHER Lucasarts games. I heard a revoke of the license to use the Star wars Genre was in the mix.Considering what I have seen of Lucas's ventures, I'm not surprised.


    I hope thats not true because if it is I have a feeling they will hold that over the heads of BioWare and Star Wars: The Old Republic. Bioware makes great games but if Lucas Arts is calling the shots its going to be a flop. Hope they are just throwing money at Bioware for the game and not forcing them in a direction they dont want.
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    Warsaw , July 20, 2010 10:20 PM
    cknobmanSony gets a lot of undue hate.Looking back at all the MMO's I have ever played Everquest 2 was the best and my favorite by far. WOW, FFXI, Warhammer Online, Star Trek Online just dont quite measure up to EQ2. If SOE had not published EQ2 then I think it would have done much better against WOW, plus it would have helped if it wasnt so hard on systems when it came out.

    Actually that game was damn good. I never really got that far, I think up to level 70 pally? But the game just seemed more interesting and a better set-up than the "other" MMO's I've played (including the original EQ).
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    hythos , July 20, 2010 11:12 PM
    Thanks to SOE, no MMO, nay, no game, will *evar* have the infamy of StarWarsGalaxies... The greatest potential EVER, and was totally destroyed, resulting in a common, every-day garden variety class-based on-line Jedi-vs-Bountyhunter pay-to-play.
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    xerroz , July 21, 2010 3:33 AM
    hythosThanks to SOE, no MMO, nay, no game, will *evar* have the infamy of StarWarsGalaxies... The greatest potential EVER, and was totally destroyed, resulting in a common, every-day garden variety class-based on-line Jedi-vs-Bountyhunter pay-to-play.

    sony fails as a whole so its no wonder
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    dEAne , July 21, 2010 8:47 AM
    Do they have slots for villains too.
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