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DC Universe Online gets Flash DLC and EverQuest II goes free-to-play December 6

The big retail releases of 2011 may be done, but it looks like MMOs are just getting warmed up. The Old Republic is on the horizon, a new WoW patch just went live (opens in new tab), and Sony Online Entertainment has two big updates planned. On December 6 DC Universe is getting its Lighting Strikes update and EverQuest II goes free-to-play.

The DCUO update is the second big one of its kind and features The Flash, The Fastest Man Alive. It’s the second big DLC pack for the game and it also adds the eighth power set to the game: lightning. You can read all the details on the Speed Force-infused update here (opens in new tab).

Meanwhile, SOE’s iconic sequel is becoming free-to-play the same day. The EverQuest II change includes the Freeport Reborn update and will implement the game's eighth overall expansion Age of Discovery. We got the scoop on it in this special report (opens in new tab). Maybe nothing worthwhile will be hit GameStop next Tuesday, at least you’ll have something new to install on your PCs.

Henry Gilbert is a former GamesRadar+ Editor, having spent seven years at the site helping to navigate our readers through the PS3 and Xbox 360 generation. Henry is now following another passion of his besides video games, working as the producer and podcast cohost of the popular Talking Simpsons and What a Cartoon podcasts.