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Evolve launches free version on PC today

By Asif Khan, Jul 06, 2016 9:00pm PDT

Turtle Rock Studios announces Evolve will be made free-to-play on PC.


"I played the beta and really enjoyed it, but the disastrously confusing payment model made me ..."

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Star Trek Online boldly going to PS4 and Xbox One

By John Keefer, May 12, 2016 12:30pm PDT

Its six-year mission will be moving into uncharted territory.


"Yeah, ships are great, but the away missions are terrible. If they make a sequel, that's just ..."

- vertdang see all 7 comments

Orcs Must Die! Unchained beta gets new hero, map

By John Keefer, Apr 20, 2016 6:15am PDT

Update 1.1 drops tomorrow just in time for PAX East.


"I play this with my wife from time to time will have to tell her its updated. "

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Smite developer announces team-based FPS with collectible cards, Paladins

By Daniel Perez, Sep 23, 2015 8:03am PDT

Paladins is an upcoming free-to-play first-person shooter that uses collectible cards to change the pace of each battle. Check out its first in-game trailer and screenshots.


"Maybe the SMITE money tree is firmly planted and they can expand. I'm happy to see them put ..."

- cygnus see all 7 comments

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

By Steven Wong, Jul 10, 2015 2:00pm PDT

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 p...


"maybe its the case of alpha and beta plus pre-ordering or kickstarting? q3test would have been ..."

- radula see all 2 comments

Rise of Nations developer announces DomiNation for iOS and Android

By Daniel Perez, Oct 27, 2014 12:30pm PDT

Big Huge Games, best known for their Rise of Nations series, has announced a brand-new free-to-play mobile game coming to iOS and Android some time next year.


F.E.A.R. Online starts terrifying Steam today

By Daniel Perez, Oct 22, 2014 8:30am PDT

F.E.A.R. Online has officially launched on Steam. Make sure you have a clean pair of shorts on hand when playing.


"The user ratings for this are brutal. Apparently a fun game ruined by F2P mechanics."

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Opinion: Online free-to-play done right (and wrong)

By Nathaniel Hohl, Jul 11, 2014 11:00am PDT

After checking out worthwhile free-to-play games on iOS and Android, Nate Hohl runs down the PC/Mac/Console F2P games that are worth your time, and a few to avoid.


"One very good one is Raceroom Raceway Experience, I must say at first i tough their pricing a ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic video shows player housing on Tatooine

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 07, 2014 1:52pm PDT

If city living isn't your thing, Star Wars: The Old Republic will also open player housing to the planet of Tatooine when the Galactic Strongholds expansion goes into Early Access on August 19.


"I wish I still cared about this game. Looks like a cool update."

- jeffmoeller see all 2 comments

Opinion: EA, Dungeon Keeper, and when free-to-play isn't 'free'

By Steve Watts, Jul 07, 2014 1:00pm PDT

A UK advertising watchdog has called EA out on one of its "free-to-play" games. But this problem extends far past EA, and this only scratches the surface.


"Closed shops is a part of Animal Crossings design that makes the game unfortunately. Charging ..."

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Transformers Universe rolls out open beta

By Steve Watts, Jul 03, 2014 6:23am PDT

Transformers Universe is opening its beta period this weekend, and ringing in the event with double XP, prizes, and a live stream.


"Transformers Universe, the free-to-play third-person MOB... {closes tab}"

- waxthirteen see all 7 comments

Dead Island: Epidemic gameplay video explains just what a ZOMBA is

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 26, 2014 3:45pm PDT

So how does this "ZOMBA" thing work? Deep Silver is here to explain it to you with a new gameplay video for Dead Island: Epidemic.


Blacklight Retribution exits beta tomorrow on PS4, Starter Pack detailed

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 23, 2014 5:00pm PDT

Blacklight: Retribution will come out of beta tomorrow on PlayStation 4 and Zombie Studios has issued some details on the exclusive PlayStation Plus Starter Pack.


Orcs Must Die! Unchained beta coming later this month

By Steve Watts, Jun 18, 2014 6:36am PDT

Orcs Must Die! Unchained is preparing to launch its beta later this month.


"Been playing the alpha last two days.. This game is a keeper for sure. The graphics put most to ..."

- Sean O'Brien see all 5 comments

PlanetSide 2 on PlayStation 4: played at E3 2014

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 11, 2014 8:00am PDT

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.


"Its going to be the same game as the PC version. Its a Massively multiplayer fps so I don't ..."

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