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Free Realms, Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures, Vanguard: Saga of Heroes, and Wizardry Online to end

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 24, 2014 2:30pm PST

Online games eventually come to an end. For a number of Sony Online Entertainment's games, that time is sooner than later. Four games will be "sunset," so that the company can "refocus our resources on other areas in the best interest of our company and player community."


"My favorite Vanguard memory was doing the intro diplomacy questline for the evil cat race, and ..."

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World of Tanks update to add 'Confrontation' mode

By Steve Watts, Jan 23, 2014 2:15pm PST

World of Tanks' upcoming 8.11 update will add a new "Confrontation" mode, along with some new and revised battle arenas.


Free-to-play Happy Wars no longer requires Gold on Xbox 360

By Steve Watts, Jan 22, 2014 4:00pm PST

Happy Wars has updated with a variety of tweaks and a new gameplay mode, but the biggest change comes to the business model. Now non-Gold Xbox Live members can play the single-player modes.


"I am pretty close to cancelling my Live subscription. I don't see myself playing much Xbox ..."

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X-Men: Battle of the Atom claws onto iOS

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 18, 2014 3:00pm PST

SNIKT! Marvel's X-Men have slashed their way onto the card battling scene with X-Men: Battle of the Atom, a new free-to-play CCG game on iOS.


Free-to-play shooter Loadout launching January 31

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2014 3:30pm PST

Edge of Reality's free-to-play shooter Loadout is slated to release on January 31. Its hook is a deep weapon customization system that can result in more than 44 billion combinations.


PlanetSide 2 video teases new 2014 content

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 09, 2014 3:30pm PST

PlanetSide 2 has had a very good 2013 and you can celebrate by watching a new video that offers a tease of what's to come, including the long-awaited Hossin and the PS4 version.


"Welcome to being a pc gamer. We get to beta test everything before the consoles get it. I tend ..."

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PlanetSide 2 to get weekly Wednesday updates

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 08, 2014 5:15pm PST

PlanetSide 2 will begin to offer more frequent updates, rolling one out every Wednesday to help fix bugs and balance the game at a more rapid pace.


Killer Instinct's new free character is Sabrewulf

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 06, 2014 8:15am PST

Free-to-play fighter Killer Instinct has for the first time switched the character available to everyone for free, rotating out Jago for lycanthrope Sabrewulf. You can still buy the fighting monk, of course. The change came with a new patch last week, which also brought twea...


"It is a Microsoft property so I would say yeah stop dreaming."

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Deadbreed is a MOBA with meaningful customisation

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 06, 2014 6:45am PST

Valve's Dota 2 may be the world's premier wizard dress-up game, but if you want to customise your wizard beyond mere appearance? Newly-announced Dote 'em up Deadbreed is touting the big selling point of meaningful customisation, where changing your wizard's clothing and weap...


PlanetSide 2 for PS4 is like PC version set to Ultra

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 31, 2013 9:45am PST

SOE producer Matt Higby explained that the PS4 version will be "nearly identical to the PC version, with the exception of the user interface."


"That was not an intentional "POS4." I must have hit two keys. FIGHT!"

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Deep Down trailer remains vague, teases the future

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 30, 2013 5:00pm PST

In spite of being one of the first games ever revealed for PS4, not much is known about Capcom's online dungeon crawling game, Deep Down....


"I feel like this is going to be basically Lost Planet, but with fantasy elements."

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Sega planning more free-to-play 3DS games

By Steve Watts, Dec 30, 2013 7:30am PST

Sega is preparing to release its first free-to-play 3DS game in Japan, and producer Toshihiro Nagoshi says they are already considering what might come next.


Perfect World Entertainment to make console MMOs

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 19, 2013 3:15pm PST

Perfect World Entertainment, developer and publisher of various free-to-play MMOs, has announced plans to make games for both current and next-gen consoles.


""also developed Neverwinter." No they only published, Cryptic made it."

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2013 mobile sales signal free-to-play dominance

By Steve Watts, Dec 19, 2013 9:15am PST

Sales data from 2013 shows that free-to-play games grossed significantly higher than paid apps, and more apps were free-to-play this year.


Nosgoth trailer shows off vampire vs human battles

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 18, 2013 1:30pm PST

Nosgoth is Square Enix's free-to-play multiplayer take on the Legacy of Kain franchise. A new trailer shows off how it plays.


""Pre-Alpha Still" know what I consider pre-alpha? sketchboard >_> also: wow this ..."

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