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  • Blog Post: Four Sony Online MMOs Are Getting The Axe

    This year will see the end of four MMO titles published by Sony Online Entertainment. At unspecified dates in 2014, development of Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and Wizardry Online will officially be shut down. It's part of an effort on SOE's part to... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Online Reveals G.I.R.L. Scholarship Recipient

    Sony Online Entertainment has named the recipient of its Gamers in Real Life scholarship for women, now in its fourth year. Alicia Crawford, of La Quinta, Calif., has been selected as the recipient, which provides a $10,000 and 10-week paid scholarship at SOE's offices. "It's such an honor... More
  • Blog Post: SOE Promising a "Make Good" To Assuage PSN Players

    Sony's PSN security meltdown is still going on, but Sony Online is trying to stand strong, including offering some promotions this weekend on its PC products. On the DC Universe Online PC web forum , an SOE community relations member says, "To thank players for their patience, we will be hosting... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Online Boss Thinks NGP Is Perfect For MMOs

    Sony Online Entertainment's kid-friendly, free-to-play MMO Free Realms (pictured above) just landed on PlayStation 3, but if SOE president John Smedley has anything to say about it, the PS3 won't be the only destination for future MMOs from his studios. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz... More
  • Blog Post: [UPDATE] Big Layoffs At Sony Online, The Agency Canceled

    UPDATE: Sony Online has responded with an official statement (see below) confirming widespread layoffs, three studio closures, and the cancellation of long-in-development action/MMO The Agency. The official statement reads: As part of a strategic decision to reduce costs and streamline its global workforce... More
  • Blog Post: SOE Trades Cherry Blossoms For Red Cross Support

    The Sony Corporation donated $3.6 million to the Japan relief effort in the days after the disaster, but is offering an additional opportunity for consumers to lend a hand. Sony Online Entertainment launched a new initiative yesterday that will aid with recovery and reconstruction. Players can purchase... More
  • Blog Post: Free Realms Migrating To PSN

    The family-friendly MMO will be the first free-to-play MMO on consoles when it hits PS3 in just a few weeks. Free Realms is expected to arrive for PS3 in North America on March 29th. The game has been hugely successful up until now on PC and Mac, but Sony Online Entertainment is breaching new ground... More
  • Blog Post: Sony Online Entertainment Lays Off 35 Team Members

    Like some kind of terrible disease, the layoff virus has spread to another company. Sony Online Entertainment just announced that it would be laying off over four percent of its workforce. The company, famous for it’s popular Everquest series, has since moved on to developing the free-to-play MMO... More
  • Blog Post: Four New Mounts For EverQuest

    SOE’s flagship title EverQuest has a dedicating following. A decade after its release, the game is still being augmented with expansions and new downloadable content at the request committed fans. Case in point, we just got word that four new mounts are available to purchase for 2,500 Station Cash... More
  • Blog Post: SOE Donates $25K To Red Cross For Haiti Relief

    Over the past week game companies have joined the effort to provide financial assistance for Haiti Relief operations. This past weekend, Sony Online Entertainment called upon the gamer community to help raise $25,000 for the American Red Cross. SOE donated $10 for every Haiti relief item purchased in... More
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