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SOEmote facial recognition tech live in EverQuest II today

Earlier this summer, we told you about Sony Online Entertainment's new SOEmote facial recognition technology. Today you can try it out for yourself in the company's flagship EverQuest II MMORPG. SOE has partnered with ImageMetrics to bring the new tech to end-users and their in-game avatars. I...

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EverQuest II outlines August update plans including the launch of SOEmote

Looking forward to having your EverQuest II character's facial expression match your own during frustrating content? Then you'll be happy to know that according to the latest roadmap for the game, the SOEmote feature is going live on August 7th, complete with new options to see your own face on s...

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EverQuest II shares planned updates and changes for June

Although news of late for SOE's flagship game EverQuest II has been focused on the soon-to-be-released SOEmote, the company spilled the beans about other plans in the works for the month of June, including a few changes players have been clamoring for. One bit of news that many players have be...

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Why I Play: EverQuest II

EverQuest II has always been a funny beast to me. I was not raised on a steady diet of SOE MMOs like some, and when EQII rolled around in November of 2004, I decided to go with some lesser-known title from Blizzard instead. I'd heard bad things about SOE in general, and EQII looked just as inacce...

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E3 2012: Hands-on with SOEmote

There's aging gracefully, and then there's EverQuest II. Sony Online Entertainment's eight-year old fantasy flagship is pretty much the benchmark for MMO feature sets and functionality at this point. There's so much to do in the game that it's overwhelming at times, and that was before the introd...

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Massively Speaking Episode 203: Mugging for the camera

Massively Speaking Episode 203 wonders whether making funny faces into a webcam will make your character hate you for it in the morning. Bree and Justin return from vacation to talk about the... interesting... SOEmote feature, RIFT's expansion, and plenty of listener emails. Have a comment for...

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The Tattered Notebook: Why SOEmote is good for gaming

Sometimes, the real fun with MMOs is trying to figure out what exactly is planned, and how it will affect your game of choice. Right now for EverQuest II, that's definitely the case, because there are a lot of quiet changes that keep you on your toes. We recently saw an article posted about EQ...

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SOEmote tech brings live facial expressions, voice to EverQuest II avatars

Roleplaying is the red-headed stepchild of MMO design considerations these days, but at least one studio hasn't forgotten immersion enthusiasts. Sony Online Entertainment has announced a new EverQuest II feature called SOEmote, which converts your webcam input into avatar facial expressions. The ...

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