World of Warcraft is great, but gamers need a different massively-multiplayer online game, one that introduces new features and plunges us into a world not populated by dwarves and elves. But wait, what's that on the horizon? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Sony Online Entertainment's DC Universe Online, a multiplatform MMO available next year for both the PC and PlayStation 3. Instead of plundering a fantasy world beating up dragons, you'll team up with Batman, Superman and numerous other heroes to battle the Joker, Brainiac and all sorts of dastardly villains. There's flying, destructible environments and plenty of mayhem. Finally, fresh air for a stale genre.