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The Old Republic blamed for Star Wars Galaxies shut off

Sony Online Entertainment’s community relations director Linda Carlson has detailed the reasons behind the recently announced decision to call time on long-running MMO Star Wars: Galaxieslater this year. And amongst other things, the impending arrival of EA and BioWare’s MMO rival The Old Republic has been blamed. "It was time …

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Planetside 2 is coming, but will it be free to play?

Sony Online Entertainment has finally lifted the security gates on its long-rumoured first person MMO project – Planetside 2. Little is known of the game aside from the fact that the shooting action takes place in a persistent world and will feature a wide assortment of combat roles, though several …

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Time called on Star Wars Galaxies

Publishers Sony Online Entertainment and LucasArts have announced that as of December 15th 2011 long-running MMO Star Wars Galaxies will be no more. Subscriptions for the game are no longer available and its associated digital store has been closed. Current subscribers will be offered a free two-month trial on any …

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Sony ‘laid off security staff’ prior to PSN hack

An American lawsuit filed this week alleges that Sony laid off a number of staff in charge of maintaining the security of its online networks. It also claims that the company invested more in securing its corporate information than it did in protecting the details of its customers. Reuters reports …

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SOE confirms MMOs are go

Developer Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed that its networks are back online. Players of titles such as DC Universe Online, Free Realms and EverQuest can now access their games for the first time in nearly a month. "We are pleased to be back online and deeply apologise for the inconvenience …

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SOE announces further PSN outage rewards

Sony Online Entertainment has expanded its "Make Good" plans to reward customers who have been unable to access its games following the attack on both its and the PSn servers last month. The company had already announced 30 days free subscription time as well as one additional day for each …

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Now SOE confirms data theft

Games developer Sony Online Entertainment has confirmed it was attacked by hackers as part of last month’s PSN hack and that user data has possibly been compromised. In total the firm believes that it has lost around 12,700 credit card numbers with some 24.6m accounts being compromised. The attack took …

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SOE safe after PSN breach

Sony Online Entertainment has assured its customers that personal data is safe following the PSN hacking scandal. "We have been conducting a thorough investigation and, to the best of our knowledge, no customer personal information got out to any unauthorised person or persons," the company stated on the DC Universe …

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SOE closes three studios

Sony Online Entertainment has made deep cuts to its organisation today confirming previous rumours. 205 developers have been released as three studios – in Denver, Seattle and Tucson – are shut down. Spy MMO The Agency has also been dropped as part of the shrink, with teams now refocused on …

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