Free-to-Play? Star Wars: Galaxies Cannot Make "a Change of this Magnitude"

When Sony Online Entertainment said it would shut down Star Wars: Galaxies by the end of the year, many teeth were gnashed and many garments were rent. A lot of people, thinking SOE failed to consider this, postulated about taking the game to a free-to-play model, and voila, the orphanage is saved! If only they wanted… » 7/16/11 4:00pm 7/16/11 4:00pm

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

Star Wars Galaxies Designer Jeff Freeman Dies

Jeff Freeman, whose work includes stints at Spacetime Studios and Sony Online Entertainment on Star Wars Galaxies » 9/30/08 8:30pm 9/30/08 8:30pm as lead gameplay designer, has died at the age of 39, an apparent suicide, reports The Escapist. Freeman was the target of the community's ire following the launch of the "new game experience" that took…