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Battleborn may (or may not) be going free-to-play

Gearbox’s multiplayer shooter seems to be about to launch some sort of free-to-play or free-to-try offer. Kotaku originally reported that a source close to the game had informed it that Battleborn was going to make the switch to free-to-play within a couple of months. This source added that the studio …

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What do gamers really think of free-to-play?

Last week, MCV revealed that 40 per cent of French, British, German and Spanish players felt that in-game purchases harmed the enjoyment of video games – versus just 13 per cent who disagreed (the rest either had no opinion or didn’t know). For the UK, the criticism is more pronounced …

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Blizzard introduces $4.99 Hearthstone Welcome Bundle

A new cut-price offer is being made available to those hoping to get started in the world of Hearthstone. Blizzard’s tremendously successful card battler is free to play, and can certainly be played for free, with players working their way through some early challenges to unlock a basic but decent …

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EVE Online makes free-to-play switch

CCP’s popular MMO space sim EVE Online is dropping its compulsory subscription fees. The developer describes the move as one of the biggest changes to the EVE universe ever, exponentially and aggressively fuelling the boundless potential of EVE’s greatest game content – its players”. From November players will be split …

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F2P Survival of the Fittest is being folded back into Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved’s free-to-play spin-off Survival of the Fittest is being reintegrated into the main game. On a technical level it will still exist as its own game, and those who have already played it will not have to buy the main game to continue. The change will enable developer …

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Warner launches free-to-play Batman: Arkham mobile game

Publisher Warner Bros has released a new entry in the Batman: Arkham series. Entitled Batman: Arkham Underworld, the title is coming to mobile platforms and is free-to-play. It’s been developed by Warner Bros’ Turbine studio. It’s out for iOS – no word on an Android version as of yet. The …

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Evolve’s player count shoots up 26,000% since free-to-play transition

The decision to move Evolve from a premium to free-to-play business model appears to be giving the team shooter a new lease of life. The game’s player base has increased by a whopping 26,000 per cent since its transition to a free-to-play model. Evolve had around 200 players when the …

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