Entries in 'free-to-play' (128)

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
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

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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
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

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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

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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
What the Office of Fair Trading's principles for online and app-based games mean

What the Office of Fair Trading's principles for online and app-based games mean

Last month, the Office of Fair Trading issued principles to protect consumers from the aggressive monetisation practices used in many free-to-play video games.

by Alan Moss
on Feb 14th 2014 at 12:03PM in News

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Free-to-play Steel Diver surfaces on 3DS eShop

Free-to-play Steel Diver surfaces on 3DS eShop

A free-to-play take on 3DS title Steel Diver is coming to Nintendo’s eShop today.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Feb 14th 2014 at 10:14AM in News
Project Cars dev Slightly Mad reveals racing MMO World of Speed

Project Cars dev Slightly Mad reveals racing MMO World of Speed

The studio behind in-development hardcore racing sim Project Cars has revealed an altogether more light-hearted title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 10th 2014 at 3:26PM in News
EA Mythic downplays Dungeon Keeper criticism

EA Mythic downplays Dungeon Keeper criticism

“I think any time you re-make anything that is much beloved and has a great sense of nostalgia for people are going to be very protective of it.”

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 6th 2014 at 12:48PM in News
League of Legends boasts 27m daily active players

League of Legends boasts 27m daily active players

Popular multiplayer online battle arena title League of Legends supports 27m active players on a daily basis, developer Riot Games has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 28th 2014 at 8:13AM in News
Square Enix: Free-to-play games mustn't alienate core

Square Enix: Free-to-play games mustn't alienate core

Developers, publishers and retailers must make sure free-to-play games are appropriate for their audience, says Square Enix.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 22nd 2014 at 12:48PM in News
Tencent F2P FPS Crossfire made $950m in 2013

Tencent F2P FPS Crossfire made $950m in 2013

Tencent's free-to-play shooter CrossFire brought in revenues of nearly $1 billion in 2013.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Jan 20th 2014 at 11:12AM in News
New RoboCop film gets free-to-play smartphone tie-in

New RoboCop film gets free-to-play smartphone tie-in

Glu Mobile has released a RoboCop game on iOS that ties in to next month’s movie return for the Detroit law enforcer.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 10th 2014 at 3:49PM in News
Sega planning more 3DS free-to-play games beyond Initial D

Sega planning more 3DS free-to-play games beyond Initial D

Sega is keen on bringing additional free-to-play titles onto the 3DS beyond its upcoming microtransaction-fueled racing game, Initial D: Perfect Shift Online.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 2nd 2014 at 7:36AM in News
Star Wars F2P shooter reporting in

Star Wars F2P shooter reporting in

Disney has announced its latest Star Wars game – a free-to-play space combat title by the name of Attack Squadrons. 

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Dec 18th 2013 at 12:39PM in News