Entries in 'free-to-play' (113)

China's mobile market on pace to surpass US in size - report

China's mobile market on pace to surpass US in size - report

China's mobile gaming market is nearing the same size as America's market and growing at a significantly faster rate, a new report from research firm Superdata has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 8th 2014 at 10:14PM in News
Defiance to go free-to-play next month

Defiance to go free-to-play next month

The MMO game based on SyFy TV series Defiance will soon be free-to-play.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 2nd 2014 at 10:28AM in News
Cousins leaves Scattered to become F2P consultant

Cousins leaves Scattered to become F2P consultant

Ben Cousins has left Scattered Entertainment to pursue a job as a free-to-play games consultant.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Apr 29th 2014 at 11:16AM in News
Technical issues disrupt Soulcalibur: Lost Swords

Technical issues disrupt Soulcalibur: Lost Swords

Bandai Namco’s free-to-play Soulcalibur game has endured a disastrous start to life.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 25th 2014 at 10:16AM in News

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Free-to-play Ace Combat hits PS3 next month

Free-to-play Ace Combat hits PS3 next month

Free-to-play title Ace Combat Infinity will launch next month on PlayStation 3, publisher Bandai Namco has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 24th 2014 at 2:55AM in News
Brazil's free-to-play market valued at $470m - report

Brazil's free-to-play market valued at $470m - report

Brazil's free-to-play market grew to $470m in 2013, research firm Interpret has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 23rd 2014 at 9:40PM in News
Bandai Namco announces free-to-play fighter Rise of Incarnates

Bandai Namco announces free-to-play fighter Rise of Incarnates

The people behind Tekken and Soul Calibur are working on a new F2P fighter called Rise of Incarnates.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 22nd 2014 at 1:41PM in News
World of Tanks receives updated visuals, introduces Historical Battles

World of Tanks receives updated visuals, introduces Historical Battles

Wargaming has detailed the incoming Frontiers patch for World of Tanks, which brings a new Historical Battles mode and updated visuals.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2014 at 10:05PM in News

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King: All games companies must transition to free-to-play

King: All games companies must transition to free-to-play

Call of Duty. New Super Mario Bros. Dark Souls. Halo. Uncharted. ALL games must become free-to-play, according to Candy Crush maker King.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 16th 2014 at 9:23AM in News
Cousins says free-to-play criticisms are unfair

Cousins says free-to-play criticisms are unfair

DICE, Sony and Lionhead veteran Ben Cousins has launched a spirited attack of what he argues is the wrongly maligned free-to-play sector.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 10th 2014 at 12:17PM in News
Vast majority of free-to-play users have never purchased in-app - report

Vast majority of free-to-play users have never purchased in-app - report

Only 2.2 per cent of free-to-play users spend any money on in-app purchases, a new study has found.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 10th 2014 at 7:04AM in News
Warface registers 25m users

Warface registers 25m users

Free-to-play shooter Warface has reached 25m registered users, Crytek has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 1st 2014 at 8:03AM in News

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Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Superdata: Console microtransactions hit $352m in 2013

Microtransactions on consoles accounted for approximately $352m in sales last year, research group Superdata has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 27th 2014 at 6:48PM in News
Free to Play documentary garners 5.5m viewers on opening weekend

Free to Play documentary garners 5.5m viewers on opening weekend

Dota 2 documentary Free to Play had over 5.5m viewers over this past weekend, according to Valve.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 25th 2014 at 11:16PM in News
Ouya ditching free demo requirement, offering up OS for other hardware

Ouya ditching free demo requirement, offering up OS for other hardware

The Ouya team has announced a couple of initiatives that it hopes will bring relevance to the struggling console.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 25th 2014 at 12:25PM in News
Obsidian announces its own F2P World of Tanks rival

Obsidian announces its own F2P World of Tanks rival

Obsidian Entertainment believes its new online military combat title can hold its own against Wargaming’s world-dominating World of Tanks.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 21st 2014 at 2:26PM in News

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Free-to-play shooter Ghost Recon Phantoms launches next month

Free-to-play shooter Ghost Recon Phantoms launches next month

Ubisoft's free-to-play shooter Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Online will officially release next month, the publisher has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2014 at 9:16PM in News
UKIE: EU Commission must talk to games 
industry over F2P controversy

UKIE: EU Commission must talk to games industry over F2P controversy

The EU Commission must talk to UK games firms before taking drastic action against the controversial free-to-play business model, says UKIE.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Mar 12th 2014 at 3:04PM in News
F2P must stop 'grooming children', says Molyneux

F2P must stop 'grooming children', says Molyneux

Fable creator Peter Molyneux has warned that “brutal” and “greedy” free-to-play mechanics are inviting government legislation, something he believes will be detrimental to the industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 10th 2014 at 11:36AM in News
Read our exclusive interview with new OnLive boss Mark Jung in the latest MCV

Read our exclusive interview with new OnLive boss Mark Jung in the latest MCV

With a new-look management team and two new business models, we find out why OnLive says it's ready to win over gamers.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Mar 6th 2014 at 2:27PM in News
EC questions use of 'free' in 'free-to-play'

EC questions use of 'free' in 'free-to-play'

The ability to advertise free-to-play titles as ‘free’ is under threat thanks to a new European Commission initiative.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2014 at 9:40AM in News
"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

"Just think of paying 99 cents just to get Mario to jump a little higher"

Hedge fund manager and Nintendo share holder Seth Fischer has urged Nintendo to move into the smartphone market.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2014 at 9:58AM in News
Ex-CCP design director joins Bigpoint

Ex-CCP design director joins Bigpoint

Eve Online and Dust 514 designer Craig Scott has joined free-to-play studio Bigpoint to take the reigns on a new unannounced MMO.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 24th 2014 at 9:45PM in News
Rovio: 'We must do free-to-play ethically'

Rovio: 'We must do free-to-play ethically'

Angry Birds creators Rovio says it is crucial that parents are made aware of the costs in free-to-play games.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Feb 21st 2014 at 12:32PM in News
Valve's Dota 2 documentary 'Free To Play' premieres next month

Valve's Dota 2 documentary 'Free To Play' premieres next month

The Valve-produced Dota 2 documentary Free to Play will arrive March 19th on Steam, the company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 20th 2014 at 5:12AM in News