Entries in 'free-to-play' (168)

Everybody hates free-to-play

Everybody hates free-to-play

Or do they? One of the most popular ways of paying for games is under constant scrutiny from the media and core consumers.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jun 12th 2015 at 1:00PM in News
New Tavern Brawl mode (and maybe more deck slots) coming to Hearthstone

New Tavern Brawl mode (and maybe more deck slots) coming to Hearthstone

Blizzard’s F2P card battler Hearthstone will get a new game mode in the near future.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 11th 2015 at 10:49AM in News
Konami launches PES Club Manager on iOS and Android

Konami launches PES Club Manager on iOS and Android

There’s another PES game available for smartphones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2015 at 2:57PM in News
Subway Surfer dev launches new endless runner Blades of Brim

Subway Surfer dev launches new endless runner Blades of Brim

Sybo is hoping to replicate the success of its hit mobile title Subway Surfer with a brand new endless runner release.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 5th 2015 at 12:14PM in News

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VIDEO: Hearthstone ad to air during NBA and NHL finals

VIDEO: Hearthstone ad to air during NBA and NHL finals

Blizzard will give its free-to-play card battler Hearthstone a big push with a TV ad that will air during the NBA and NHL finals in the US.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 3rd 2015 at 9:36AM in News
MMO WildStar is going free-to-play

MMO WildStar is going free-to-play

One year after its launch NCSoft has announced that sci-fi MMO WildStar will be going free-to-play this autumn.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on May 28th 2015 at 4:09PM in News
Steam listing hints at Wildstar free-to-play switch

Steam listing hints at Wildstar free-to-play switch

NCsoft’s sci-fi MMO Wildstar could be in the cusp of abandoning subscription charges.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2015 at 3:45PM in News
New 3DS Pullbox game is free to download in Japan

New 3DS Pullbox game is free to download in Japan

It probably doesn’t qualify as free-to-play, but Nintendo is again tinkering with payment models, this time with the release of a new Pullblox game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 13th 2015 at 1:17PM in News

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Hearthstone hits 30m players

Hearthstone hits 30m players

Free-to-play collectible card game Hearthstone has registered 30m players, Blizzard has revealed.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on May 5th 2015 at 11:04PM in News
VIDEO: Free-to-play Happy Wars hits Xbox One

VIDEO: Free-to-play Happy Wars hits Xbox One

Toylogic has announced its free-to-play online multiplayer game Happy Wars is now available on Xbox One.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 25th 2015 at 7:24PM in News
'We don't let business affect the game in the middle': Lionhead on taking Fable free-to-play

'We don't let business affect the game in the middle': Lionhead on taking Fable free-to-play

When Lionhead Studios made the decision to turn its latest entry in the long-running Fable franchise free-to-play, it knew one thing: not everyone was going to love it.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 24th 2015 at 1:12PM in News
EA 'still believes' in free-to-play, 
despite shutting down four games

EA 'still believes' in free-to-play, despite shutting down four games

EA has backed the free-to-play business model, despite revealing plans to shut down four of its biggest freemium games.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Apr 23rd 2015 at 10:35AM in News

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Heroes of the Storm has a release date

Heroes of the Storm has a release date

Blizzard has finally announced a release date for MOBA title Heroes of the Storm.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2015 at 2:34PM in News
Bandai Namco is making the Pixels mobile game

Bandai Namco is making the Pixels mobile game

Upcoming movie Pixel will be joined by an associated mobile game from Bandai Namco.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 17th 2015 at 12:44PM in News
EA pulling plug on Battlefield Heroes, FIFA World and other F2P titles

EA pulling plug on Battlefield Heroes, FIFA World and other F2P titles

EA has announced it will drop support for free-to-play PC titles Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, FIFA World and Need for Speed World.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 16th 2015 at 4:27AM in News
Hearthstone is now available for smartphones

Hearthstone is now available for smartphones

iPhone and some Android owners are now able to play Hearthstone on their mobile phones.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 15th 2015 at 10:34AM in News

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Influence of whales over F2P mobile game revenue on the rise - report

Influence of whales over F2P mobile game revenue on the rise - report

A new study on free-to-play mobile game revenue shows that big spenders, known as “whales,” still account for the majority of in-app sales. In fact, they're taking up more of ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 10th 2015 at 2:10AM in News
The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

The real next generation: MCV looks at the latest tech transforming PC

From VR to 4K, eSports to free-to-play, there has never been a better time to be gaming on PC.

on Apr 9th 2015 at 4:37PM in News
Ghost in the Shell Online hacking in to Western market

Ghost in the Shell Online hacking in to Western market

Nexon has confirmed that it is bringing its Korean online FPS Ghost in the Shell Online to the West.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 8th 2015 at 4:10PM in News
Ubisoft makes first episode of Valiant Hearts free on iOS

Ubisoft makes first episode of Valiant Hearts free on iOS

The first episode of Ubisoft Montpellier’s World War I adventure game Valiant Hearts: The Great War has been made free on iOS.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 3rd 2015 at 6:13AM in News
There's another free-to-play Pokemon game on the way

There's another free-to-play Pokemon game on the way

Nintendo has announced a second F2P Pokemon title – Pokemon Rumble World.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 2nd 2015 at 11:16AM in News
Free-to-play Halo Online heading to Russia

Free-to-play Halo Online heading to Russia

The Halo franchise is set to branch out into the free-to-play market, as 343 Industries has announced Halo Online for exclusive release in Russia on Windows PC.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 26th 2015 at 12:40AM in News
Iwata on Wii U price, free-to-play and that Zelda TV series on Netflix

Iwata on Wii U price, free-to-play and that Zelda TV series on Netflix

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has admitted that price has played a big factor in Wii U’s failure.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 3:27PM in News
Pokemon Shuffle reaches 2.5m downloads

Pokemon Shuffle reaches 2.5m downloads

Free-to-play 3DS game Pokémon Shuffle has been downloaded more than 2.5m times since launching just over a month ago.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 23rd 2015 at 11:34AM in News
Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Iwata: Free-to-start mobile games are an option for us

Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata has said that Nintendo’s smartphone games may well be free-to-play.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 19th 2015 at 10:20AM in News