Entries in 'free-to-play' (119)

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

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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
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

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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

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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

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75m registered and 1m concurrent players for World of Tanks

75m registered and 1m concurrent players for World of Tanks

Wargaming's World of Tanks has surpassed 75m registered players.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Dec 16th 2013 at 3:32PM in News
Free-to-play Family Guy title heading to iOS, Android

Free-to-play Family Guy title heading to iOS, Android

A free-to-play Family Guy mobile game likely in the same vein as The Simpsons: Tapped Out has been announced for iOS and Android devices.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 15th 2013 at 4:24AM in News
Crytek and DeNA team up for CryEngine-powered F2P mobile game

Crytek and DeNA team up for CryEngine-powered F2P mobile game

Crysis developer CryTek has announced a CryEngine-powered mobile game called The Collectables.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2013 at 2:30PM in News
F2P: The next generation of free

F2P: The next generation of free

Last year one of the questions was whether free-to-play was really a legitimate business model or a temporary fad?

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:41PM in News
F2P: The state of free-to-play

F2P: The state of free-to-play

Jagex is one of the oldest names in free-to-play games, having launched RuneScape in 2001.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:40PM in News
F2P: Has F2P killed the subscription MMO?

F2P: Has F2P killed the subscription MMO?

If you listen to everything the media has to say on the MMO genre then you’d be led to believe it’s in a state of decline. The vast majority of ...

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:39PM in News
F2P: The real cost of micro-transactions

F2P: The real cost of micro-transactions

It’s been a tough year for free-to-play. Of course, the number of people playing these cost-free games continues to rise at a rapid rate. But free-to-play has certainly taken a ...

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:38PM in News
Jagex: Retail can sell free games

Jagex: Retail can sell free games

Shops can help sell free games, says free-to-play specialist Jagex.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 1:03PM in News
Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Premium pricing will survive but console F2P important for new IP

Free games are not a threat to triple-A console releases.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Dec 11th 2013 at 12:49PM in News