All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Freemium’

Spotify Launches Free Mobile Streaming with Restrictions for Smartphones (but Not for Tablets)

As expected, Spotify has just announced that for the first time, the company will offer free mobile streaming. Until today, Spotify users who chose the free, ad-supported option were banned from any sort of mobile listening. Zero. Zilch. Today, Spotify is opening it up a bit for smartphones and pretty much all the way on tablets. “Today we’re giving people …

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Plants Vs. Zombies 2 Hits iOS In July

PopCap, developers behind Bejeweled and other casual games, had never really created a game that could appeal to casual players as well as hardcore gamers. That all changed in 2009 with a simple tower defense title that pitted plants against invading hordes of zombies. Now four years later, PopCap is back to capitalize on the success of Plants vs. Zombies …

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Free-To-Play Games Are Serious Business

Free-to-play games are the new “in” thing. It’s the kind of game that everybody wants to make. Zynga and other major developers have already proved that free-to-play can be a healthy and at times, ridiculously profitable, business model. Thanks to the NPD we now have a better understanding of just how the free-to-play market works. The NPD Group released the …

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Microsoft Flight Available Now, Free To Play

Microsoft Flight Simulator is one of the most venerated simulation franchises in gaming. The newest game, Microsoft Flight, was announced as a free-to-play game to be released this Spring. Microsoft apparently thinks the end of February is close enough to Spring and released the game yesterday according to the game’s official blog. The game was built to appeal to long …

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EA’s Freemium Business Hits 25 Million Players

EA wants you to know that their Play4Free, or Freemium, titles are all the rage these days. EA took time out of its busy schedule today to announce that the community of players enjoying their free-to-play browser-based games has reached 25 million players. The company, admittedly, has done quite well for themselves in the free-to-play business in recent years with …

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