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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 ..."

- ColdbringeR see all 12 comments

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 ..."

- Lucy Labia see all 30 comments

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. "

- Total Exodus see all 7 comments

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

Hawken crashes onto Steam Early Access

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 15, 2014 2:00pm PST

The free-to-play Hawken has arrived on Steam Early Access and current players have been given Steam keys to make the transition easier. If you're looking to jump into the game for the first time, it's not going to be so much free-to-play for you.

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"lol this and TItanFall are the must fun i've had in a multiplayer since UT3 and COD4... Hawken ..."

- etherspark see all 11 comments