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  • Blog Post: Rise Of Incarnates' Beta Is Now Live

    Rise of Incarnates, Bandai Namco's two on two free-to-play melee shooter, has officially entered beta. In the game, players play as fighters with recently awakened abilities allowing them to use the powers of gods and demons. Some characters transform into super-powered gods and demons, while others... More
  • Blog Post: Cliff Bleszinski Reveals BlueStreak Concept Art, Explains Why He Went With Nexon

    After recently announcing his retirement from retirement and revealing BlueStreak, Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski has answered some questions about the game, and released some concept art. You can check out the concept art from the game above, which appears to take place in Los Angeles. You can... More
  • Blog Post: Call Of Duty Online Faces The Challenge Of Appealing And Adapting To Chinese Gamers

    At E3, we had the chance to get a look at a game we’ll likely never play. Call of Duty is about to enter its third beta in China, and Activision gave us a lesson in the challenges of bringing its flagship franchise to a new market in a brand new format. Activision is teaming up with Tencent, which... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Releases New Team Fortress 2 Animated Short And Dance Taunts

    Valve has added a collection of dance taunts for your Team Fortress 2 avatars to use, but the more exciting news is the release of a new animated short. The new taunts include being able to dance the conga, square dance, headbutt one another, do flips, and play rock, paper, scissors. Valve has also launched... More
  • Blog Post: Free-To-Play SoulCalibur: Lost Swords Back Online Following Server Issues

    After sort of releasing last week , SoulCalibur: Lost Swords was delayed due to online issues. Bandai Namco is reporting that the game is, "up and running smoothly" . The official SoulCalibur: Lost Swords Facebook page offered the following statement recently: We wanted to share with you that... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Free-To-Play Game?

    Free-to-play may not be the complete and total future of video game distribution, but many indicators point to it being a very important part of it. What's your favorite game you've played that you didn't have to pay to download? I nursed a temporary Candy Crush addiction , and I enjoyed... More
  • Blog Post: Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff Coming To Mobile Next Week

    Despite the show's questionable overlap with the world of video games, a new Family Guy video game is on the way. The free to play game arrives next week on both iOS and Android devices, and tasks players with rebuilding the town of Quahog after it is destroyed by a giant chicken. Previous Family... More
  • Blog Post: Valve Created Documentary Film Free To Play Premieres Next Month

    Developed internally at Valve, the documentary film follows three professional Dota 2 players from different countries as they compete in a $1 million tournament. The film follows each of the players – coming from Asia, North America, and Europe – taking a peak inside their home and family... More
  • Blog Post: Toy Soldiers: Cold War Now February's Free Games With Gold Title

    Yesterday was Dead Island's last day of free availability for Xbox Live Gold members. Toy Soldiers: Cold War is the new free title up for grabs. The Games with Gold program offers two free games a month to Xbox Live Gold members with one game available at the front end of the month, and one game... More
  • Blog Post: Lord Of The Rings Online Developer Experiences Layoffs

    Turbine games, the studio behind Lord of the Rings Online has been hit with layoffs. According to a report from Gamasutra , a number of employees have been let go. Turbine's parent company, Warner Bros. Interactive, offered the following statement: As part of our normal business process, we’re... More
  • Blog Post: Hawken Moving Over To Steam

    The free-to-play mech shooter is moving over to Steam for its next update. The game is still in open beta with plans to officially release this year, but the move over to Steam has already begun. If you've had an account for some time, you may have already received an e-mail with a code to redeem... More
  • Blog Post: New Robocop Movie Gets Free-To-Play Mobile Tie-In

    The upcoming Robocop reboot film has a mobile game tie-in, and it's available right now for free. It's free to download with microstransactions related to the weapons Mr. Robocop can equip. You can check out a trailer for the game below. In the game, you play as Robocop where you can, "Shoot... More
  • Blog Post: EA’s Söderlund Skeptical About Free-To-Play Thriving On Consoles

    The PlayStation 4 certainly isn’t the first console home for free-to-play games, but Sony is making the concept one of the platform’s tentpoles. EA studios boss Patrick Söderlund isn’t sure that the concept will take root. The PlayStation 4 came out of the gate with three different... More
  • Blog Post: Crytek's Warface Gets Release Date

    CryEngine developers Crytek (Ryse: Son of Rome) have ambitious free-to-play plans , and FPS Warface is a major piece of this puzzle. The game comes out soon, and you can take a look at the game courtesy of its latest trailer. Warface comes out on October 21, and the free-to-play FPS – thanks to... More
  • Blog Post: Free To Play Ridge Racer: Driftopia Coming To PlayStation 3

    Tekken Revolution may have only released yesterday, but Namco Bandai is already ready to trot out a second free to play console experiment with Ridge Racer: Driftopia. Many of the pay structure details of Driftopia are still in flux, but the basic premise is that you will play Ridge Racer, and as your... More
  • Blog Post: Free To Play Tekken Revolution Coming To PS3, Launches Next Week

    Right ahead of the starting line of E3, Namco Bandai has revealed that Tekken Revolution, a free to play Tekken game, is coming exclusively to PlayStation 3, and you can start playing next week. A teaser trailer for the game appears in GameSpot's E3 2013 preview video at around the 19 minute mark... More
  • Blog Post: Dust 514 Bringing F2P To PS3

    The PlayStation 3 shooter MMO will be free to download and play according to a press release from developer CCP Games this morning. The explosive growth of high quality, non-exploitative free-to-play action games in the PC space over the last year or so should make this no surprise to anyone. League... More
  • Blog Post: Study: Gamers Spending More On Free-To-Play MMOs

    Games like SOE's DC Universe Online (shown) are going free to play, and according to a new report on MMOs, the free-to-play (F2P) model is expanding. Video game market research firm Newzoo has filed its 2011 MMO Games Report, which says that gamers' spending on F2P MMOs is up 24 percent from... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Valve Planning Free-To-Play Title

    Last week Valve announced that its Steam service would be hosting its first free-to-play games , and now there's a report that the company is preparing its own free-to-play project. In an interview with French site Barre De Vie , Doug Lombardi, vice president of marketing for Valve, said simple,... More
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