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By Steven Wong   //   July 10, 2015 2:00 PM

Opinion: Free to Play or Pay is a Matter of Free Choice

It's no secret that many free to play games employ some annoying practices to get their players to spend money. But there is a reason they're so successful, despite being shunned by many in the gaming community. At what point should we stop blaming the game and turn to the players?

By Steve Watts   //   July 3, 2014 6:23 AM

Transformers Universe rolls out open beta

Transformers Universe is opening its beta period this weekend, and ringing in the event with double XP, prizes, and a live stream.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   June 11, 2014 8:00 AM

PlanetSide 2 on PlayStation 4: played at E3 2014

Sony Online Entertainment brought PlanetSide 2 on PS4 to E3 this year, bring a solid shooting experience that should stand every bit as tall as its PC counterpart.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   May 28, 2014 1:30 PM

Armored Warfare gameplay trailer explores new environments

Obsidian Entertainment has released a new gameplay trailer for Armored Warfare, showing some of the game's environments and the way they crumble ever-so-quickly from a blast of a big honkin' tank.
By Ozzie Mejia   //   May 28, 2014 7:30 AM

Battlecry is a team-based multiplayer game without gunpowder

Battlecry Studios has revealed their first project, an animation-driven third-person class-based multiplayer combat game called Battlecry. Set after a devastating war at the dawn of the 20th century, there's only one main rule to abide by in this team-based endeavor: No gunpowder! Shacknews adopts this rule and goes hands-on.