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  • 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: The Fortnite Digital Issue Is Live Across All Formats

    If you have a computer or tablet, you could be reading all about Fortnite right now. Shortly after our cover story announcement yesterday, our digital issue went live on web browser , iPad , Android , and Google Play . You can download the apps for free . All four of these digital options are included... 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: More Than 10 Percent Of Content Sold In PlanetSide 2 Is User Created

    Free-to-play MMO FPS PlanetSide 2 is known for its massive battles, but a new video detailing the success of player created content might make it known for massive paychecks as well. Using the game's Player Studio, some players have made thousands of dollars by creating and selling their cosmetic... More
  • Blog Post: Valve's Documentary "Free To Play" Launches

    Valve today announced the release of Free To Play , a documentary that tracks three separate competitive DOTA 2 players from around the world as they prepare for and compete in the first international DOTA 2 competition, which carried a $1 million prize. Public viewing parties are occurring to commemorate... 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: Original Boulder Dash Creators Team-Up For Mobile Remake

    Co-creators of the original 1984 Boulder Dash arcade game Peter Liepa and Chris Gray have announced a new development studio and an upcoming Boulder Dash remake for mobile devices. The new studio, TapStar, has three games in development, one of which is Boulder Dash 30th Anniversary, which you can see... 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: Sony Online Considering One-Price Subscription For All Its Games

    Soon, you may be able to get premium access to all of Sony Online's stable of games, including Planetside 2 and the upcoming Everquest Next, for one monthly fee. On Reddit, SOE head John Smedley detailed the company's possible plans: "We are considering (and are likely going to move forward... 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: New Star Wars: The Old Republic - Galactic Starfighter Screens, Art, And Trailer

    BioWare has released a flood of new information, screens, concept art, and a trailer for Galactic Starfighter, the upcoming DLC for it's Free-to-Play MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic. Galactic Starfighter pits players against one another in 12v12, free-flight dogfights between the Empire and the... More
  • Blog Post: Free Karaoke App Coming To Wii U In Europe

    European Wii U owners are getting a pay-by-the-hour Karaoke app on October 4. The game will feature 1,500 songs giving singers access to the music with an atypical model. Players will be able to purchase one-hour, 24-hour, and 30-day tickets for £1.79, £4.49, or £13.49 respectively... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Final Fantasy Agito May See Release Outside Of Japan

    Final Fantasy Agito was recently confirmed for Japanese mobile devices , but it looks like the game may be localized for english-speaking gamers, as well. A European trademark for the free-to-play iOS Final Fantasy Agito appeared recently on the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market's website... More
  • Blog Post: Command & Conquer Trailer Teases Single-Player Missions

    The upcoming free-to-play Command & Conquer title from Electronic Arts will offer more than just multiplayer content. The teaser below, which was shown alongside a multiplayer match during Electronic Arts' Gamescom 2013 press conference, teases single-player missions for Command & Conquer... More
  • Blog Post: Heroes Of Dragon Age Coming To Mobile Devices

    EA has announced a free-to-play, mobile spin-off of Dragon Age for mobile devices. According to Eurogamer, Heroes of Dragon Age features combat-centered gameplay. EA promises fighters and creatures from Dragon Age lore, so we can expect to see some familiar faces. No specific platforms or release dates... More
  • Blog Post: Former Blizzard And Sony Executives Open Molten Games

    Paul Della Bitta, former global head of e-sports and community at Blizzard, Jungwon Hahn former head of Blizzard's Korean office, and Blaine Smith, who has a history in the Company of Heroes and God of War franchises, have come together to create Molten Games. The new studio doesn't have any... More
  • Blog Post: Tribes: Ascend 2 More Likely Than Continued Updates To Tribes: Ascend

    In an effort to focus development on its upcoming MOBA, Smite, Tribes: Ascend Developer Hi-Rez Studios says there are no updates planned for Tribes: Ascend in the next six months, and it's unlikely that there will be more after that period of time. Speaking with CVG , Hi-Rez Studios boss Todd Harris... More
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