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Destiny of Spirits materializes on Vita on March 25

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 08, 2014 3:00pm PST

The free-to-play social turn-based RPG, Destiny of Spirits, will be summoned onto Vita on March 25.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer reveals player housing

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 08, 2014 11:00am PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic's newest trailer teases the addition of player housing, for those Jedi that just want to settle down on the futon after a hard day of battling Sith Lords.

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"This is not true. I have not seen any server merges since they went free-to-play. Tuskin's ..."

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Dead or Alive 5: Core Fighters offering free character to celebrate one million downloads

By Steve Watts, Mar 04, 2014 5:00pm PST

The free-to-play version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate has reached a million downloads, and will be releasing Jann Lee for free to celebrate.

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League of Legends bringing Team Builder mode into beta

By Ozzie Mejia, Mar 03, 2014 12:00pm PST

League of Legends is bringing a new Team Builder mode into beta, which allows players to set their champion, role, and position prior to entering the game, in order to help bolster teamwork.

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"In retrospect, I have no idea why it has taken a MOBA game this long to implement this."

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Loadout explodes with two million users

By Robert Workman, Mar 03, 2014 7:00am PST

Things are looking good for Edge of Reality's raucous, free-to-play third-person shooter Loadout. Following its release a couple of weeks ago, the...

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Study: Only 1.5% of F2P customers buy in-app purchases

By Steve Watts, Feb 28, 2014 8:00am PST

A new study suggests that an incredibly small number of free-to-play customers on mobile devices buy any in-app purchases at all, and among that group only 1/10 of them pay enough to account for 50% of revenue.

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"Yeah I was just sharing my opinion of optimal IAPs. Haven't tried dungeon keeper but I'm done ..."

- dantastic see all 26 comments

Dead Island: Epidemic closed beta begins today

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 27, 2014 5:00pm PST

Dead Island: Epidemic is kicking off its closed beta later today, bringing the zombie-killing franchise into the MOBA realm.

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"MOBAs are the new MMOs. All you have to do is show an investor a PowerPoint chart with how ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 8 comments

Infinite Crisis open beta begins March 14

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 27, 2014 6:40am PST

The DC Comics-based MOBA, Infinite Crisis, will begin its open beta on March 14 with three new characters. Shacknews got to go hands-on with Turbine's game and try out the upcoming new map, Gotham Divided.

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Microsoft exec pledges free-to-play support coming to Xbox One

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 24, 2014 12:30pm PST

In spite of their slow start, Microsoft promises that more free-to-play experiences are coming to their next-gen console.

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"I don't think I understand your post. Are you saying that if TitanFall fails it will be seen as ..."

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Warface gets two new game modes on PC

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 22, 2014 4:00pm PST

Warface has deployed a new update on PC that adds a new co-op mode called Tower Raid and a new versus mode called Capture.

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"Tried playing this for an hour once, it was really really REALLY bad."

- Milleh see all 9 comments

PlanetSide 2 deploys Amerish update

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2014 1:30pm PST

PlanetSide 2's Amerish update has gone live, a few days later than originally estimated. It feature repositioned outposts, optimized performance, and some new base layouts.

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"Yeah I'm really enjoying the changes to the continent so far. "

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How Nosgoth's in-game economy works

By Steve Watts, Feb 21, 2014 9:00am PST

Square Enix has outlined how the in-game economy of Nosgoth will work, outlining which kinds of items can be earned, purchased for in-game Gold, or real-money Runestones.

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CastleStorm invades mobile with Android beta

By RiccĂ­ D. Kearney, Feb 19, 2014 2:30pm PST

Mountain trolls, stone golems and fire breathing dragons are invading mobile devices. The hybrid tower defense title CastleStorm is coming to Android and iOS devices after a successful debut on consoles and PC.

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"Oh yeah, well my income was 1234567890 after typing just 10 keys into my keyboard."

- DianeOfTheMoon see all 2 comments

French MMO Therian Saga launches English beta

By Steve Watts, Feb 19, 2014 1:45pm PST

French-language MMO Therian Saga has launched an English beta. The browser-based game is available through the official site.

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Chroma is a music-based first-person shooter from Harmonix

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 17, 2014 9:00am PST

For many, Harmonix is synonymous with "music." Their games have defined the genre, with iconic hits like Karaoke Revolution, Guitar Hero, Rock...

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"What an interesting trailer. Polished or not, I give them credit for trying something fresh."

- Grape Flavor see all 24 comments