Category Archives: Free-to-Play
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 | 17:25 BST
Spartacus Legends, the free-to-play brawler from Ubisoft, has a new trailer available below. The XBLA versions of the game released on June 26 with the PSN release “coming soon.”
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 | 23:35 BST
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 | 20:19 BST
Former Playfish CEO Kristian Segerstrale believes the noise surrounding next-gen consoles is distracting publishers from “the fastest growing parts of the game industry.”
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 | 12:05 BST
Killer Instinct has received a bit of flack since it was announced for Xbox One, mainly because it’s now a free-to-play game that charges players for additional character. Everyone gets Jago for free, but developer Double Helix Games has argued that the game’s fight roster has been kept small because gamers don’t want a lot of fighters.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 | 06:39 BST
Riot Games is drawing on the strctures surrounding meatspace sports in order to help transform League of Legends into a true spectator esport.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 | 17:23 BST
World of Tanks will be going into beta for Xbox 360, and Wargaming is accepting applications. An Xbox Live Gold account is required to participate in it. The game will be free-to-play with an XBL Gold memberships when it launches this summer, but Silver members will be able to try out a demo to see if it warrants a Gold membership for them. A video for the beta is below.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 | 01:23 BST
Killer Instinct developer Double Helix said it jumped at the chance to work on the franchise, but it was Microsoft who initiated the reboot.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 | 18:36 BST
Wargaming has announced it will offer Xbox 360 players a free trial of World of Tanks to Silver members of Xbox Live. While a Gold membership will still be needed to play the free-to-play game online at launch, this way everyone can try before they buy. World of Tanks will release on Xbox 360 this summer. More through Polygon.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 | 06:29 BST
Not every multiplayer PlayStation 4 game will require PlayStation Plus; when it comes to free-to-play publishers will have the choice, and Sony Online Entertainment has decided against it.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 | 01:38 BST
Blacklight: Retribution is coming to PS4, and to get you excited over the matter, Zombie Studios has released an E3 trailer for it. The firm promises that more information on some of the new features and changes that are currently in the works for the free-to-play shooter will be revealed soon, but for now, just enjoy the trailer.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 23:44 BST
Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata said during a financial briefing at E3 Nintendo will release a free-to-play title during this fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2014. Details weren’t provided, but he did say it wouldn’t be based on the Pokemon or Mario franchises. The news was broken by industry analyst David Gibson over Twitter and confirmed later by Nintendo. The transcript from the meeting will be available next week on Nintendo’s investor relations website. Via Polygon.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 23:00 BST
Today’s the day, friends; fantasy MMORPG Rift is now free to play. Trion Worlds is determined to keep Rift fair for all players, whether they choose to pay or not – no restrictions on levels or content, and all the best items must be earned in-game, not bought in a shop. To get things off on the right foot, the developer has released the Empyreal Assault update which includes a stack of new content available to everybody – a new zone called Dendrome, a ten player raid, a Chronicle and open-world raid bosses. Check out some screenshots through the break, and head over to the game’s website for more information on the conversion.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 | 08:29 BST
Command & Conquer developer Victory Games has confirmed that its Global Liberation Army faction will no longer consist solely of Middle Eastern soldiers, in an effort to avoid offending gamers.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 23:55 BST
Unlike practically every other title sending trailers to E3, Dust 514 is a game you can download right now and play, for free, on your PlayStation 3. I’m not sure why you’re watching when you could be doing that.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 14:59 BST
Turbine has announced a new map for Infinite Crisis, currently in its closed beta phase.
Tue, Jun 11, 2013 | 04:26 BST
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 | 10:35 BST
Plants Vs Zombies has received a live-action teaser trailer ahead of EA’s pre-E3 conference. The clip promises more from the series tonight.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 | 01:33 BST
Sun, Jun 09, 2013 | 23:55 BST
2K Drive is an iOS racer from the group of former Bizarre Creations staffers at Lucid Games – which is great, obviously, but it’s not Project Gotham Racing 5.
Sat, Jun 08, 2013 | 21:16 BST
More than a decade on from its launch as one of the first browser-based MMOs, RuneScape is heading for big changes. Dave Owen checks in with the apparently immortal “Netflix of gaming” as it prepares to ditch Java.