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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. Developer Cryptic first revealed its intention to remove mandatory subscription charges back in October. Though the game will be free to play to all, a number of premium additions will also be available to purchase. …

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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. Massachusetts-based studio Turbine incorporated free-to-play subscriptions in its MMO series last year, though still offers two additional subscriptions – standard and premium – at a …

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Star Trek Online could go free-to-play

Star Trek Online could become the next MMO to become a free-to-play title. Developer Cryptic recently announced plans to make its current subscription-based MMO Champions Online a free-to-play title. If that proves a good move, then its Star Trek title could follow suit. I’m sure people are wondering whether we’ll …

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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. Since making the switch, which was announced in June, developer Turbine says that revenues for the game have doubled. In addition, a million new accounts have …

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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. The MMO currently adopts a subscription-based payment model which costs players 8.99 per month. New gamers also have access to a ten-day free trial. From this …

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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. The MMO currently adopts a subscription-based payment model which costs players 8.99 per month. New gamers also have access to a ten-day free trial. From this …

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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 per cent of PS3 owners who do the same. Membership of the Xbox Live Gold service is also on the …

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