Destiny Of Spirits Out Today On PS Vita

Have you been itching for a new free-to-play RPG? If so, you might be getting just what you want on the Vita. Sony announced today that Destiny of Spirits, a free-to-play location-based RPG, will be out today on the PlayStation…

Is It Worth It To Build And Maintain A Mobile App?

If you want to make money in today’s market, you’re going to have to make a mobile app. That’s at least what it seems like when you look at financially successful apps like Angry Birds and Minecraft: Pocket Edition. As…

PlanetSide 2 Is Getting Some Major Updates In 2014

Sony Online Entertainment had a major hit on its hands in 2012 with the launch of PlanetSide 2 on the PC. The free-to-play shooter attracted casual and hardcore gamers alike with its combination solid shooting mechanics and approachable gameplay. With…

The Future Of PlayStation 4 Is Looking Bright

The PlayStation 4 launched in the middle of November 15, but that doesn’t mean we’re done learning about the console just yet. In fact, Sony has put together a few videos that invite developers and those in the business to…

‘Heroes of Dragon Age,’ a Free-to-Play Mobile Game, Announced

Fans of Dragon Age: Origins are patiently waiting for BioWare to finish the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition. The game’s developers seem to have taken the significant criticism of Dragon Age II to heart, and previews of Inquisition have made it…

Dead Island: Epidemic, a MOBA, Announced

The success of League of Legends and DOTA 2 has proven both the possible success of a free-to-play business model, and the popularity of the relatively new MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre. Publishers are now beginning to chase both…

Tekken Revolution to Get New Character Through Facebook Poll

Namco Bandai today announced that it will be adding a new character to Tekken Revolution, the free-to-play title released for the PlayStation 3 last month. The catch is that the new character will be selected by the fighting game community…

Microsoft And KLab Are Working On Age Of Empires For iOS, Android

Microsoft, like any company, loves money. The best way to get said money is to make sure your products are on as many devices as possible, especially when those devices are selling loads more than your own platform. Nikkei (via…

E3 2013: Killer Instinct is Free-to-Play, Digital-Only

Microsoft promised games for its big E3 conference, and actually delivered. The presentation was packed with games, a few of them exclusive to Xbox One. One of the exclusives shown was a reboot of Rare’s Killer Instinct, the Mortal Kombat-like…

New Update Hitting Team Fortress 2 Was Made Entirely By Fans

Valve loves its fans, and fans love Valve right back. This relationship has led to some amazing things, with the latest being Team Fortress 2: Robotic Boogaloo. Team Fortress 2: Robotic Boogaloo is a new update hitting the popular free-to-play…

Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Goes Free To Play This Week

In the past, Sony has experimented with free to play by making Killzone 3’s multiplayer free to play to a certain point. The experiment must have worked pretty well because Sony is now offering the multiplayer component from Uncharted 3…

First Gameplay Footage Released For Dirty Bomb, a Free-to-Play FPS

Splash Damage today revealed the first gameplay footage from Dirty Bomb, an upcoming PC-only free-to-play first person shooter. Splash Damage is the British developer best known for last year’s tepidly-reviewed Brink. Dirty Bomb may remind gamers quite a bit of…

The Secret World MMO Goes Free-To-Play

Yet another MMO released with a subscription model has gone free-to-play. Today, Funcom announced that The Secret World has broken Star Wars: The Old Republic‘s record for fastest subscription to free-to-play switch. Subscriptions for the modern day, Lovecraftian, conspiracy theory-laden…

Ubisoft Announces Free-to-Play Dungeon Crawler/Tower Defense Game

Ubisoft today announced a new free-to-play IP called The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot. As straightforward as the title sounds, the game is actually a mash-up of the dungeon crawler and tower defense genres. The game will be set in…

Amazon Enters The Free-To-Play Business With Game Connect

In just a few years, Amazon has gone from major retailer of physical games to major player in the digital games business. They beat Steam to the punch with a massive July sale that rivaled what Steam does in Summer…

Call of Duty Online Will be Free to Play in China

Activision announced today that Call of Duty is coming to China – for free. The video game publisher has partnered with Tencent Holdings to provide gamers in China with Call of Duty Online, which will be free to play. Tencent…

Star Wars: The Old Republic May Be Going Free-To-Play

For a minute there, it seemed like Star Wars: The Old Republic was going to be the next big MMO that could take on WoW at its own game. Interest in the game quickly wore off, however, and the developers…

Facebook Paid Apps: Will It Have An Effect On The Social App Economy?

You may recall yesterday’s announcement of the Facebook App Center. For lack of a better definition, it is essentially Facebook’s own app store. The only real difference is that it will cater to mobile apps that are integrated with Facebook’s…

EA And Nexon Discuss FIFA Online, Buyout Rumors Untrue

Remember when the Internet lost its collective minds last week when rumors began to swirl that Nexon, the South Korean publisher of free-to-play titles, offered to buy EA? Yeah, that’s not what happened. After a South Korean newspaper, translated by…

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…