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Unreal Tournament returns as ambitious, fan-driven free first-person shooter

By Robert Workman, May 08, 2014 11:35am PDT

Unreal Tournament is coming back in a big way, as a free-to-play shooter with a secondary mod market.

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"I hope the base game rocks and the mods are Rocket Arena quality."

- Pneum0 see all 19 comments

Panzer General Online enters open beta

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Panzer General Online, the free-to-play strategy game, has entered open beta. Those who participated in the closed beta get two extra tanks.

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CastleStorm: Free to Siege hits mobile this week

By Steve Watts, May 06, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Castlestorm, the free-to-play tower defense game, is hitting iOS and Android this Thursday.

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Smite adds Egyptian god Osiris

By Steve Watts, May 05, 2014 2:15pm PDT

Smite has added another new character to its growing pantheon of gods: Osiris, the Egyptian god of the afterlife.

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"Or possibly Anubius, who is also an Egyptian God associated with Death. Kinda."

- DedlokPM see all 6 comments

Defiance MMO goes free-to-play in time for season two

By Andrew Yoon, May 02, 2014 9:00am PDT

"As we head toward Season 2 of the Defiance television show, we expect that many new fans will want to join the world of Defiance, and having a system that allows them to experience the Defiance universe for free is good for everyone," Trion explained.

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"Even if they went F2P without changing anything else they wouldn't really lose as the game price ..."

- Early_Grayce see all 7 comments

Tony Hawk: Shred Session launches on iOS & Android this summer

By Andrew Yoon, May 02, 2014 7:00am PDT

As previously teased, the next Tony Hawk game is made for mobile Tony Hawk's Shred Session is a brand new game developed by UK studio Big Bit. Planned for a soft launch later this summer, players will tap and swipe their finger on the screen to perform tricks.

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"fantastic! i was just noticing how few F2P endless runners there are on iOS.... ..."

- waxthirteen see all 2 comments

Transformers Universe opens Founders program

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Transformers Universe has opened its Founders program, offering tiers of packages with pre-paid season pass time, relics, and founders titles and avatars.

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"I'm a huge sucker for anything Transformers my only question is will there be servers for Asia? "

- bryanvlo see all 2 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic gets double XP weekend and free droid for May 4

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 28, 2014 3:30pm PDT

May 4 is rapidly approaching and that means it's almost time to celebrate Star Wars Day. It's only appropriate that BioWare get in on the fun, too, so the studio is planning a Star Wars Day celebration for Star Wars: The Old Republic with a double XP weekend and a free droid...

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Why Obsidian is going from RPGs to tanks with Armored Warfare

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 25, 2014 4:00pm PDT

It seems a bit strange that Obsidian Entertainment would go from large-scale RPGs to a free-to-play tank MMO, but chief executive Feargus Urquhart explains why the move to Armored Warfare isn't that unusual.

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"Bwargh, I can but utterly disagree, but seeing how extreme you are about it, I'll leave it at that."

- gzubluck see all 7 comments

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed goes free-to-play on mobile

By Steve Watts, Apr 25, 2014 1:30pm PDT

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed has become free-to-play on iOS and Android, and Sega announced more content coming next week.

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Free-to-play Happy Wars jumps to PC, requires Xbox Live account

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 25, 2014 8:00am PDT

Toylogic's "large-scale multiplayer" free-to-play action game, Happy Wars, is jumping from Xbox 360 to PC. And oddly, it requires an Xbox Live account on PC.

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"Live sign in required? Just when you thought Games For Windows Live was dead... IT RETURNS. ..."

- yukichigai see all 3 comments

Hawken update adds co-op team deathmatch

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 24, 2014 6:05pm PDT

Adhesive Games has deployed the April Update for its mech-based shooter, Hawken. The latest patch offers some adjustments to the game's economy, pilot progression, and some balance tweaks for the various fighting machines, but it also tosses in a new game mode: co-op team de...

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"Yeah, it actually plays a lot like Virtual On. I'm really impressed with it; just no time :( ..."

- r_picmip 5 see all 12 comments

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is unplayable at launch

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 12:00pm PDT

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords launched this week, but connection bugs have rendered it unplayable for such a large audience that Bandai Namco has said it has "delayed" the launch.

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"Is that the one we all watched the awesome trailer for yesterday??"

- godm0de see all 4 comments

League of Legends introduces Braum, the first tank support

By Steve Watts, Apr 23, 2014 8:30am PDT

League of Legends is getting a new champion, which Riot says is the first "true tank support" character.

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"Honestly, newbie I-don't-know-what-the-fuck-is-happening LoL/DotA is so much goddamn fun. ..."

- Rampancy see all 38 comments

Soulcalibur: Lost Souls goes free-to-play on PS3 today

By Andrew Yoon, Apr 22, 2014 2:00pm PDT

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords, Bandai Namco's free-to-play take on the fighting franchise, will be available on PS3 today.

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"I might not download it at all, if it doesn't at least have local multiplayer."

- aasyranth see all 4 comments