Sony Online Entertainment Celebrates the New Year By Introducing an All New

- More Than 12 Million Gamers Flock to The Station For the Best in Online Gaming -

Feb 14, 2002

Online gaming, already one of the Internet's most popular past times, just got better. Sony Online Entertainment announced today that The Station® ( ), a leading online gaming destination, now boasts more than 40 fun-filled games, effortless navigation, and a new easy-to-use interface. With these new additions, Web surfers are provided with an all-inclusive community featuring news, shopping, chat and a wide variety of entertaining games. To support these efforts, Sony Online Entertainment will also kick-off a new advertising campaign for The Station targeting a wider, more mainstream audience.

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"We are taking The Station and the ever-growing population of online users to a new level of fun and interactivity," says Scott McDaniel, vice president of marketing, Sony Online Entertainment. "By providing a destination with incredible value and content, online users will have to look no further than The Station for the best in online entertainment and community."

Last year, 143 million Americans, or 54 percent of the country, were using the Internet, according to a Commerce Department report. With such a large potential audience, Sony Online Entertainment is committed to providing the best possible experience to all online users. Earlier this month, SOE announced it will make all of its online games available to the more than 25 million U.S. Mac users over the coming months, expanding the reach and functionality of The Station. Now boasting a hefty player base of more than 12 million registered users, SOE hopes to bring the amazing content of The Station to players everywhere.

  Key additions to the site include:
  --  Easier access to games and content - All of The Station's popular
      games are now easily visible so that users will not have to scroll to
      find their favorite game.
  --  A new color scheme - The Station is now has a brighter, sharper, more
      sleek look that is easier on the eyes and sure to please the most
      discriminating of Web surfers.
  --  The same great content and more - At the Station, players can enjoy
      over 40 games from popular favorites such as Jeopardy Online, Wheel of
      Fortune Online, The Dating Game Online and the recently launched Rick
      O'Shea™ to the world's most successful massively multiplayer online
      game, EverQuest®.

Registration is free at The Station. Once users have completed the process they can invite others to join them for rousing multiplayer games.

Sony Online Entertainment Inc. (SOE), the online gaming division of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, is a worldwide leader in massively multiplayer online gaming. Headquartered in San Diego, California, SOE develops, publishes and distributes entertainment for the PC and online markets. With more than 12 million registered users, SOE's award-winning website, The Station® ( ) hosts a variety of entertaining games and player communities spanning all genres. In addition to blockbuster hits EverQuest® and Jeopardy! Online, SOE has an array of cutting-edge online games in development such as PlanetSide™, Star Wars® Galaxies™ and Sovereign™.



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