Happy Birthday Free Realms!

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The videogame industry has a birthday to celebrate. Free Realms, SOE's free to play, family friendly online game is celebrating its third year with a variety of celebration events for players. 

Starting three years ago Free Realms has over 20 million registered users and their numbers continue to grow. Free Realms considers itself a massive world where people can do whatever they want from customizing their own virtual homes, adopting pets, participating in fun minigames, and battling it out with enemies on the battlefield. 

If you would like to join in on the festivities, Free Realms is giving players special birthday hats and will offer a number of parties you can attend. You can also purchase birthday items in the in-game store including pinatas, birthday furniture and more. No word yet if there will be cake and ice cream. 

Ive never played this game but from the press release it kinda sounds like Second Life... but for kids... and families... and adults most likely posing as younger kids. Ill stop right there. 


The Family-Friendly Online World Invites Players to Join the Fun with In-Game Events, Special Items and Birthday Quests

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. - April 30, 2012 - The fun and celebration continues in Free Realms® as Sony Online Entertainment's (SOE) family-friendly, free-to-play online game turns three years old. To celebrate its third birthday, Free Realms is inviting players across the PC, Macintosh® and PlayStation®Network to an array of exciting in-game activities including a number of birthday story quests, daily birthday rewards, and an epic in-game world event featuring the return of one of Sacred Grove's favorite villains, Cakenstein.

Through a truly customizable gameplay experience, Free Realms allows players in an online world to do whatever they want, whenever they want. Players can customize their own virtual home, adopt a pet, play fun minigames or even test their skills on the battlefield against the toughest enemies. Since its initial launch, Free Realms has surpassed 20 million registered users and continues to actively grow. While only a mere three years old, the game already has an arsenal of achievements; from having more than 59,000 in-game items such as customizable pets and unique clothing including the popular "Skeletal Hoodie," to players starting more than 112.8 million collection quests.

"We are so very thankful for all of our Free Realms players," said John Smedley, President, Sony Online Entertainment. "We believe our players are our extended family and celebrating this birthday is a great testament to them. As the Free Realms community continues to grow, our goal will always be to find new ways to keep our players engaged and give them fun experiences to discover and enjoy. To further support this goal, in the next few weeks, we will be bringing players an opportunity to go even deeper into the world of Free Realms, and I can't wait to see and hear their reactions."

To complement Free Realms' three-year milestone, SOE will be rewarding all players with a special birthday hat, hosting a number of in-game community events, and offering birthday items for purchase in the in-game Marketplace including a party Piñata pet, birthday furniture, and more.

Free Realms is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) with content descriptors of Crude Humor and Fantasy Violence.

To play Free Realms now, please visit: http://www.FreeRealms.com

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