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…