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  • Blog Post: 12 Familiar Franchises You Didn't Realize Went Free-to-play

    Free-to-play may not be the total future of the video game industry, but it is absolutely a crucial part of it. From brand new brands to – as this list oulines – established franchises with a fanbase already in place, so many games have adopted the model that it's hard to keep up. These... More
  • Blog Post: Fantastic And Free-To-Play Games

    There are a ton of free-to-play games out there to pick from on PC, but you’re still paying one of the biggest prices to play – Your time. The price model has evolved significantly from the pay-for-power systems that were typically associated with the genre, and in many titles you’ll... More
  • Blog Post: Watch A League Of Legends Vet Witness A Newcomer's Awful Debut

    In my 25 years of gaming, I've tried to make it a point to stay open-minded and try just about every genre out there. I've never been a sports guy, but I've spent hundreds of hours playing Madden and NFL GameDay. I used to make fun of JRPGs because I didn't think I'd like turn-based... More
  • Blog Post: Movie Review: Free to Play

    As the competitive gaming scene continues to grow in prestige and popularity, Valve's Free to Play documentary seeks to give a wider audience a look into the phenomenon of eSports (as Indie Game: The Movie did for the indie game movement) by offering a look into the human stories behind the competition... More
  • Blog Post: Five World Of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition Tips From A Terrible Player (Who Got Better)

    I have been enjoying my time in World of Tanks, even as someone who is a total newcomer to the game. I wanted to share my lessons of failure so you can learn from my mistakes. World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition comes with a handy tutorial and a collection of videos showcasing tactics and best practices... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – If It Ain't Broke

    The video game industry is changing, and like most industries, it generally favors the companies that are willing to change along with it. New platforms and audiences have required game makers to seek out alternative methods for turning a profit, some of which have bled over into the mainstream market... More
  • Blog Post: Planetside 2: A Triumphant Achievement

    Going back to the tiny, limited world of a 64-player Battlefield match is tough after living through one of Planetside 2’s hour-plus base assaults. The latest free-to-play massively multiplayer offering from Sony Online Entertainment is a pure shooter, with no NPCs and few emplaced defenses to... More
  • Blog Post: Subscription Fees: A Thing Of The Past

    Guild Wars 2’s cash shop is the death knell for monthly subscription fees on even the highest-quality games. For over a decade, a monthly fee was the accepted price of entry for massively multiplayer games. Players were happy to fork over $10-15 per month in return for access to sprawling online... More
  • Blog Post: Console Games That Could Be Free-To-Play

    Free-to-play began on the PC landscape and continues to flourish there. Free-to-play mobile games are released every day. The world of consoles, however, has yet to do any real experimentation in the world of free-to-play. Almost every game could be functional in the free-to-play model. All you have... More
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