Tag Archives: free-to-play

‘More games should become free-to-play,’ suggests Trion Worlds CEO

The CEO of Trion Worlds has said that more titles should considering adopting a free-to-pay model, as paying upfront for games becomes harder to justify. If there’s one thing we’re learned through all of our own prior development, it’s that the barrier of having to purchase a thing before getting …

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ASA bans EA’s Dungeon Keeper ad for claiming game is free

Dungeon Keeper on iOS is not free and must not be advertised as such. That’s the verdict of the Advertising Standards Authority, which has upheld a complaint about an advertisement for the game in which it was described as being free. The ad was also criticised for showing a well-developed …

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GAME exclusive Ghost Recon Phantoms retail SKU arrives

A retail version of free-to-play PC shooter Ghost Recon Phantoms is now available exclusively from GAME. The press material also carries the pay-to-win themed boast that the SKU features all the necessary equipment for users to develop the ultimate clan and dominate the leaderboards”. It costs 15.99 and includes a …

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Dungeon Keeper remake ‘misjudged the economy’, EA CEO Wilson admits

EA has admitted that it made mistakes with its free-to-play Dungeon Keeper remake for smartphones. The game was roundly criticised earlier this year for its use of microtransactions, with Peter Molyneux – designer of 1997’s original Dungeon Keeper – describing it as ridiculous”. The game also employed some questionable ratings …

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Bandai Namco scrapping F2P racer Ridge Racer Driftopia

Ridge Racer’s foray into the world of free-to-play is coming to an end in the summer. Bandai Namco has confirmed that it will turn off the game’s servers by August 15th. The Bugbear-developed title had been widely criticised for its implementation of microtransactions. The leading developer and publisher wanted to …

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