Entries in 'subscriptions' (25)

NPD: US spent $15.39bn on games in 2013

NPD: US spent $15.39bn on games in 2013

NPD has revealed new US sales figures for games in 2013 – and this time around, the research group has included digital revenue and second-hand sales in their findings.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 12th 2014 at 5:34AM in News
Blizzard's Titan "unlikely to be subscription based"

Blizzard's Titan "unlikely to be subscription based"

Future players of Blizzard’s upcoming MMO Titan are unlikely to be asked to pay a monthly subscription to access the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 2nd 2013 at 12:07PM in News
Rift confronts the inevitable, goes free-to-play

Rift confronts the inevitable, goes free-to-play

Trion Worlds has confirmed plans to ditch subscription fees for MMO title Rift.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 15th 2013 at 9:58AM in News
Nintendo considering free-to-play, subscription-based games for eShop

Nintendo considering free-to-play, subscription-based games for eShop

Nintendo will look into utilizing some familiar digital business models for its Wii U and 3DS hardware, CEO Satoru Iwata has told investors.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 30th 2013 at 8:26PM in News

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Valve adds game subscription plans to Steam

Valve adds game subscription plans to Steam

Valve has announced the addition of subscription-based titles to its Steam library.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Apr 26th 2013 at 6:25AM in News
Funcom ditches The Secret World subscription charges

Funcom ditches The Secret World subscription charges

As of today, a subscription is no longer required to play EA and Funcom’s The Secret World.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 12th 2012 at 11:35AM in News
Subsidised Xbox subscription hardware "pivotal" to Microsoft's business

Subsidised Xbox subscription hardware "pivotal" to Microsoft's business

Xbox 720 will likely launch with cut-price hardware subsidised through monthly subscriptions.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 23rd 2012 at 3:07PM in News
Wii U could include online subscription options

Wii U could include online subscription options

Speaking to shareholders in Japan, Nintendo boss Saturo Iwata has said that Wii U may offer some online services exclusively to those who pay a subscription or premium.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 4th 2012 at 10:40AM in News

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Google Play authorises game subscriptions

Google Play authorises game subscriptions

Developers are now free to introduce subscription payments in their Google Play titles.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 25th 2012 at 9:26AM in News
ANALYSIS: Are console contracts the future?

ANALYSIS: Are console contracts the future?

Price promotions are an industry staple, but few have got the trade talking like Microsoft’s latest offer. 

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on May 18th 2012 at 9:29AM in News
EA ponders subscriptions for Battlefield 4

EA ponders subscriptions for Battlefield 4

Future entries in the Battlefield series could feature a subscription model, according to an EA exec.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Mar 15th 2012 at 11:34AM in News
DC Online Universe going F2P on PC and PS3

DC Online Universe going F2P on PC and PS3

Sony Online Entertainment has announced its attention to transition PS3 and PC MMO outing DC Universe Online to a free-to-play model next month.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 19th 2011 at 3:07PM in News

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Screen Digest: MMO subscriptions on the fall

Screen Digest: MMO subscriptions on the fall

Subscriptions for MMOs have declined for the first time, according to new research.

Craig Chapple
by Craig Chapple
on Sep 15th 2011 at 2:38PM in News
Gameloft reveals Android subscription model

Gameloft reveals Android subscription model

Paris headquartered mobile games publisher Gameloft is launching a hopeful new revenue model for the Android operating system.

Rob Crossley
by Rob Crossley
on Aug 31st 2011 at 10:16AM in News
DC Universe discounts extended

DC Universe discounts extended

Those hoping to sample Sony Online Entertainment's PS3 and PC superhero MMO DC Universe Online will be pleased to hear that the publisher has extended its discounted subscription offer for ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2011 at 3:31PM in News
Apple introduces Subscriptions to App Store

Apple introduces Subscriptions to App Store

A whole host of App Store content – crucially, including games – can now offer users a subscription service as part of Apple's billing service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 15th 2011 at 2:30PM in News

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Kotick plays down COD subscription claims

Kotick plays down COD subscription claims

With an air of mystery still surrounding Activision's new Call of Duty studio 'Project Beachhead' and its long-term roadmap for the shooting franchise, Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick has played ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 11th 2011 at 3:23PM in News
Champions Online gets free-to-play date

Champions Online gets free-to-play date

Atari Europe's superhero MMO Champions Online will officially become a free-to-play title on January 25th.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 12th 2011 at 11:39AM in News
LOTRO revenues triple

LOTRO revenues triple

The Lord of the Rings Online MMO is making three times as much money since adopting a free-to-play subscription model, the game’s developer has claimed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jan 7th 2011 at 10:33AM in News
Star Trek Online could go free-to-play

Star Trek Online could go free-to-play

Star Trek Online could become the next MMO to become a free-to-play title.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 8th 2010 at 8:56AM in News
Revenue doubles at LOTR Online

Revenue doubles at LOTR Online

Codemasters’ decision to drop subscription charges from Lord of the Rings Online and switch to microtransactions has been a big success for the game.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 8th 2010 at 2:37PM in News
LOTR Online goes free-to-play

LOTR Online goes free-to-play

Online RPG The Lord of the Rings Online will receive a major update this Q3 allowing gamers to play the title entirely for free.

Dominic Sacco
by Dominic Sacco
on Jun 4th 2010 at 3:05PM in News
NPD: 360 has the digital edge over PS3

NPD: 360 has the digital edge over PS3

North American stats behemoth NPD has revealed that 18 per cent of Xbox 360 owners who subscribe to Microsoft’s Gold Membership “regularly” download content – markedly higher than the 10 ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 2nd 2009 at 5:26PM in News
MMO subscriptions grow by 22% in 2008

MMO subscriptions grow by 22% in 2008

Whilst the publishing world may be vocal in its increasing interest in free-to-play online game models, a new report by Screen Digest shows that the subscription based MMO market grew ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 24th 2009 at 4:07PM in News
56% of Xbox Live members pay Gold subscription

56% of Xbox Live members pay Gold subscription

An internal Microsoft document has revealed that 56 per cent of Microsoft’s global Xbox 360 userbase pays the annual $49.99/£39.99 subscription charge to access the Gold version of the service.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 24th 2009 at 11:15AM in News