Sony Online Entertainment Shuts Down Four MMOs

Citing the need to refocus its resources in other areas, Sony Online Entertainment today announced the impending closure of four massively mutiplayer online games — Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and Wizardry Online. » 1/24/14 4:41pm 1/24/14 4:41pm

It's a Massively Multiplayer Online Halloween Spooktacular

With fewer and fewer children donning costumes and hitting the streets every year to celebrate all things sweet and spooky, the Halloween tradition is alive and well in the virtual worlds of today's massively multiplayer online games. » 10/31/11 3:00pm 10/31/11 3:00pm

Sony Online Entertainment Finalizes Its Post-Crash Prize Patrol Plans

As the custodians of games that are completely unplayable during Sony's massive network outage, Sony Online Entertainment has an especially tough job winning back MMO players who have sat idle for 22 days and counting. SOE has now posted its full list of goodies for subscribers to nine MMOs; free subscription time,… » 5/13/11 7:30pm 5/13/11 7:30pm

What can MMO Players Expect From the PSN's Downtime?

The extended outage currently afflicting the PlayStation Network isn't just stopping people playing Call of Duty and FIFA. It's also stopping people from playing persistent, entirely online games like DC Universe and Free Realms. » 4/27/11 6:30am 4/27/11 6:30am

Sony's MMO Makers Close Three Studios, Lay Off One-Third of Workforce

Sony Online Entertainment, makers of D.C. Universe Online and Free Realms, closed three studios and will lay off nearly a third of its workforce, Kotaku has learned. » 3/30/11 11:49pm 3/30/11 11:49pm

Why Free Realms PS3 Took So Long, And Why MineCraft Fans Might Want To…

Family-friendly casual MMO Free Realms makes its PlayStation 3 debut today, two years after the launch of its PC predecessor. Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley tells us what took so long, and says his game might be better for builders than indie sensation MineCraft. » 3/29/11 5:00pm 3/29/11 5:00pm

A Delicious Reminder That Free Realms Comes To The PlayStation 3 Today

Sony Online Entertainment's family-friendly, free-to-play MMO Free Realms hits the PlayStation Network today, a fact they celebrated with a dozen family-friendly, free-to-eat cupcakes. » 3/29/11 12:20pm 3/29/11 12:20pm

The PlayStation Network Gets Its First Free-To-Play MMO This Month


After nearly two years in operation on the PC and Mac, Sony Online Entertainment finally brings it's family-friendly, free-to-play massively multiplayer online game Free Realms to the PlayStation 3 on March 29, making it the first free-to-play console MMO. » 3/11/11 1:00pm 3/11/11 1:00pm

Free Realms Does The Mac, What About The PlayStation 3?

As Sony Online Entertainment reveals plans to release the free-to-play MMO Free Realms on the Mac later this fall, fans are still wondering what happened to the PlayStation 3 version. We tapped SOE for an update on the console port. » 10/06/10 11:40am 10/06/10 11:40am

Free Realms Meets Star Wars In Clone Wars Adventures

Sony Online Entertainment draws back the curtain on Clone Wars Adventures, taking the successful formula established with its free-to-play, family-friendly MMO Free Realms to a galaxy far, far away. Check out the first trailer here! » 6/01/10 1:00pm 6/01/10 1:00pm

Free Realms Makes It To The PlayStation 3 For E3

What happened to the promised PlayStation 3 version of the massively successful free-to-play MMO Free Realms? On this, the first anniversary of the PC release, Sony Online Entertainment gives Kotaku the skinny on the console version's E3 2010 appearance. » 4/29/10 3:20pm 4/29/10 3:20pm

Free Realms Reaches 10 Million Users, Gives Out Free Cash

Free Realms continues to be an unrelenting engine of family-friendly fun and frivolity, reaching the 10 million player mark just short of its first birthday, with Sony Online Entertainment doubling Station Cash purchases this weekend in celebration. » 4/02/10 1:00pm 4/02/10 1:00pm

SOE Dates Fan Faire 2010

It's time to learn the date of the annual gathering of Sony Online Entertainment players, who will be flocking to Las Vegas this August to awkwardly realize that no one is really a Wood Elf, and the world is sad. » 3/04/10 6:00pm 3/04/10 6:00pm

There Are No Free Rides In Free Realms

Sony Online Entertainment continues to add everything you could ever want to its free-to-play MMO Free Realms, with the addition of dragon and dinosaur mounts, now on sale in the in-game marketplace. » 2/19/10 5:20pm 2/19/10 5:20pm

Free Realms Celebrates 8 Million Players

It's been awhile since we checked in with the player population of the free-to-play, family-friendly MMO Free Realms, and Sony Online Entertainment snuck in more than five million additional users while we weren't looking. » 2/08/10 11:40am 2/08/10 11:40am

SOE Raises $25,000 For Haiti

Sony Online Entertainment rallied its players in support of earthquake-ravaged Haiti last weekend, leveraging the allure of exclusive in-game items to raise $25,000. » 1/22/10 5:20pm 1/22/10 5:20pm

This Week In Video Game Comics

Sonic, Star Wars, Free Realms and Starcraft comics, all sprung from video games, hit comics shops in North America today. Click each thumbnail for more information. » 1/20/10 3:00pm 1/20/10 3:00pm

Massive Free Realms Update Brings Tiny Dinosaurs

Sony Online Entertainment drops a massive end-of-the-year update on its free-to-play MMO Free Realms today, adding holiday Snow Days, fishing, player housing, and new pets, including dinosaurs, dragons, unicorns, and pegasi. » 12/15/09 4:20pm 12/15/09 4:20pm

This Week In Video Game Comics

Lots of video game comics hit comics shops in the U.S. this week. That includes an adaptation of one of the least-discussed Zelda games ever made: The Minish Cap. Plus, Sonic is back. Yes, Sonic comics! » 12/02/09 6:40pm 12/02/09 6:40pm