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Destiny of Spirits Vita closed beta begins October 24

Destiny of Spirits Vita closed beta begins October 24

Destiny of Spirits, the free-to-play social RPG coming to Vita, is getting set to launch its beta test. Sony announced today that the closed beta will run October 24-31, and it will be inviting only a limited number of players.

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F2P MMORPG Allods Online launches microtransaction-free subscription server

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F2P MMORPG Allods Online launches microtransaction-free subscription server

Whenever a new subscription-based MMORPG launches, one can't help but wonder when it'll go free-to-play, ditching subs and whacking in microtransactions. It's quite curious to see the reverse, but Allods Online is trying just that. The F2P MMORPG has launched an optional subscription service which lets players onto new servers free from microtransaction items and services, like it's 2005 all over again.

Read more: "No need to worry about" microtransaction stuff »

"I played it for a while and kind of liked it, until I was forced to try to level in a very small ..."
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Ubisoft acquires F2P mobile studio Future Games of London

Ubisoft acquires F2P mobile studio Future Games of London

Ubisoft has announced that it has acquired Future Games of London, a free-to-play UK mobile studio. The developer was founded in 2009, and has already claimed more than 100 million downloads of its iOS and Android games like Hungry Shark and Pool Bar Online Hustle.

Read more: Hungry Shark franchise primed to continue »

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Ace Combat Infinity preview: free-to-play done right

Ace Combat Infinity preview: free-to-play done right

Perhaps the most impressive of Namco Bandai's upcoming free-to-play efforts is Ace Combat Infinity. It certainly doesn't hurt that Project Aces' PS3 game is absolutely gorgeous. Utilizing the latest version of their engine, it looks absolutely phenomenal. However, it also looks to offer a fully-featured campaign, with a free-to-play model that doesn't appear to be intrusive at all.

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"I really wish this worked with Saitek usb flight sticks. Are there any good PS3 flight sticks?"
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Tekken Revolution's free-to-play fights attract younger players

Tekken Revolution's free-to-play fights attract younger players

Namco Bandai's free-to-play fighter Tekken Revolution launched amongst the buzz and hubbub of E3. And while it could have been lost in the noise, it appears the title has been a resounding success for the Tekken team. At Tokyo Game Show, the company revealed that there have been more than two million downloads on the PS3 so far, with the largest audience coming from North America.

One of the reasons why Tekken Revolution is so exciting for series producer Katsuhiro Harada is that it's introducing the franchise to a whole new audience. "The audience is quite young," Harada told us, saying that the free-to-play game appeals to teens, versus the franchise's typical fanbase of 25-35 year olds. Revolution is also attracting players who may have skipped more recent entries into the franchise.

Read more: Why it's a PS3 exclusive »

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RuneScape announces 'Pay-through-Play' plan

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RuneScape announces 'Pay-through-Play' plan

Jagex has announced a new scheme for the long-running MMO Runescape, dubbed "Pay-through-Play." It relies on bonds, creating an in-game economy that can be used for premium content and other goodies. It seems squarely aimed at stamping out gold-farming.

Read more: Bonds traded for membership, tickets, coins »

"There are a number of Runescape streams on Twitch. I had completely forgotten about the game and ..."
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Ascend: Hand of Kul out F2P on XBLA

Ascend: Hand of Kul out F2P on XBLA

Microsoft announced back at E3 2012 that it was bringing a free-to-play action-RPG to Xbox Live Arcade, then seemed to forget about it. Well, Ascend: Hand of Kul quietly launched yesterday, so give it a go if you fancy murdering monsters without paying a penny, at least to check out its single-player/multiplayer crossover ideas.

Watch: Mashing monsters to support your god »

"Just got a beta code for this last week.. lol Played it for a few hours.. nothing fancy."
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Nosgoth revealed, F2P PvP in the Legacy of Kain universe

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Nosgoth revealed, F2P PvP in the Legacy of Kain universe

Square Enix confirmed in June that it was working on a free-to-play game set in the Legacy of Kain universe, but didn't have much to say about it. Today the publisher finally revealed Nosgoth as a competitive PC multiplayer game of humans vs. vampires.

Watch: The dev team discuss Nosgoth in its first trailer »

"Mayyyybeeeee.... this will be successful and they will use the scads of cash to make a game that ..."
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Deep Down is free-to-play on PS4

Deep Down is free-to-play on PS4

Deep Down made quite a first impression when it debuted at Sony's PS4 reveal event. And while it may have AAA production values and pretty next-gen visuals, Capcom has announced that its upcoming online dungeon crawler will also be free-to-play.

Read more: Beta coming near Japanese PS4 launch »

"After seeing what seems to be slower comabt, I'm a little relieve it isn't Dragon's Dogma 2. I ..."
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You Don't Know Jack Party launches, focused on multi-screen play

You Don't Know Jack Party launches, focused on multi-screen play

Jackbox Games announced another spin on the YDKJ series today, with You Don't Know Jack Party. The free-to-play title lets you take on multiplayer trivia using your mobile devices as controllers.

Read more: Airplay support a new focus »

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Final Fantasy Agito 'will definitely be localized'

Final Fantasy Agito 'will definitely be localized'

Final Fantasy Agito, a free-to-play iOS and Android RPG announced last week, will "definitely be localized" according to game director Hajime Tabata. That doesn't necessarily mean it will be released in North America, but it gives some hope to western players.

Read more: Typo-0 translation possible too »

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SingStar to be completely redesigned for free-to-play later this year

SingStar to be completely redesigned for free-to-play later this year

SingStar may already be available as a free-to-play app on PlayStation 3, but it isn't much more than a glorified storefront to download songs. That's merely the first phase in Sony's plans to transform the SingStar brand, the company has revealed. The long-term goal of the franchise is to completely redesign the series for the "digital and F2P age."

Read more: Phase 2 coming soon »

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Silent Hunter Online's open beta hits the high seas

Silent Hunter Online's open beta hits the high seas

Ubisoft is really getting behind Flash-based browser games. Following announcements for Anno Online and Tom Clancy's EndWar Online, the publisher is teaming up with developer Blue Byte for their next free-to-play browser game--this one involving submarines.

Read more: Sign up for the open beta »

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Command & Conquer details returning factions, units

Command & Conquer details returning factions, units

The new Command & Conquer is making some major changes to the series, most notably with its free-to-play model. But it's still a C&C game, and Victory Games has outlined some of the returning aspects we can expect from past titles.

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Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is a free-to-play fighter for PS3

Soulcalibur: Lost Swords is a free-to-play fighter for PS3

Namco Bandai has announced Soulcalibur: Lost Swords. And as we suspected, it's a free-to-play game for PS3.

According to the announcement, Lost Souls will be "a free-to-play single player experience and will feature numerous famous fighters including Siegfried and Mitsurugi." More information will be offered at Tokyo Game Show next week.

Read more: More free-to-play on PS3 »

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