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  • Blog Post: Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom Comes To iOS, Features Apple Watch Companion App

    A sequel to 2013’s popular Sonic the Hedgehog endless runner game Sonic Dash released today on iOS devices. A new add-on includes the ability to earn bonuses through exercise using an Apple Watch companion app. Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom features the cast of the children’s animated show and... More
  • Blog Post: Guild Wars 2 Goes Free-To-Play Effective Immediately

    There are a few caveats for new free accounts, but overall, if you want to check out Guild Wars 2, you can now do so without paying. You can now play #GW2 for free. Mike O'Brien explains everything about it right here http://t.co/MZEhzE2DYX ^DO pic.twitter.com/n5g4ltH3ix — Guild Wars 2 (@GuildWars2... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: How Many Free-To-Play Games Do You Play?

    There are lots of free-to-play games, but most require significant time investment. How many do you play? Are you focused purely on Dota 2 or League of Legends? Or do you dabble in both? How about Team Fortress 2? Or PlanetSide 2? Do you play a whole bunch all at once? How about mobile games? Experiment... More
  • Blog Post: Rise Of Incarnates Release Date Announced

    After four years of development, Bandai Namco Entertainment has announced Rise of Incarnates will release next month. Though Rise of Incarnates is currently available for download via Steam Early Access – it entered beta in August of last year – Bandai Namco plans to introduce a new character... More
  • Blog Post: Heroes Of Newerth Adding Retro-Themed Alternate Avatars

    LightGunblade is the first new alternate avatar in Heroes of Newerth’s 8-bit promotion , and the proceeds are contributing to the game’s prize pool at DreamHack this summer. Based on arcade light-gun games, the LightGunblade variant of Gunblade wields a pair of light guns and features pixelated... More
  • Blog Post: Blackrock Mountain Adventure Coming To Hearthstone In April

    Hearthstone’s latest update is coming in March, and is bringing new bosses for Adventure Mode with it. Though Blizzard hasn’t revealed many specifics, they have said that one of the new bosses will be Ragnaros, the Firelord – who World of Warcraft fans should remember from the Molten... More
  • Blog Post: South Park Takes Aim At Free-To-Play Games

    Never one to let a controversial issue go unscathed, South Park turns its gaze to free-to-play games and the impact they have on the industry. As you might expect, creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have some choice words for the freemium format. In the aptly titled “Freemium Isn’t Free... More
  • Blog Post: Assassin's Creed Pirates Goes Free-To-Play

    Ubisoft has announced that its naval-focused mobile game, Assassin's Creed Pirates, is now available for free. Alongside this news, the game has also received a content update. The new content is set in the Arctic Sea, and allows players (assuming the role of captain Alonzo Batilla) to meet a new... More
  • Blog Post: [Update] Ascend: Hand Of Kul Unexpectedly Discontinued On Xbox 360

    Update: Microsoft has responded to a request for comment on Ascend: Hand of Kuhl. “We can confirm that effective November 18, 2014, ‘Ascend’ on Xbox 360 will close," a Microsoft representative told us via email. "Players will still be able to play ‘Ascend’ on Xbox... More
  • 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: Ultima Forever: Quest For The Avatar Shuts Down This Month

    Today a representative from developer Mythic announced that the free-to-play PC and iPad MMO Ultima Forever: Quest For The Avatar’s servers will shut down on August 29. Some final changes and in-game bonuses are being added into the MMO for its last month. Ultima Forever’s in-game store no... More
  • Blog Post: Neverwinter Coming To Xbox One In North America, Europe In 2015

    Revealed earlier today as an included package for the Xbox One's launch in China later this year, Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced they're bringing the free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter to Xbox One in North America and Europe, as well. Players can expect to play Dungeons... 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: 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: Happy Wars Coming To Xbox One

    The popular free-to-play Xbox 360 title Happy Wars is coming to Xbox One with some new additions. Xbox One and Xbox 360 players will be able to play with another. Four-player split-screen will also be available, and as most video games do these days, zombies are now part of the experience. More
  • Blog Post: Splash Damage's Dirty Bomb Changes Name To Extraction, Now Back To Dirty Bomb

    Splash Damage's free-to-play shooter was announced as Dirty Bomb, but it changed its name to Extraction in August . Now it's back to its original name. On its website, where it outlined the name re-change, Splash Damage writes, "Long story short, the game’s back to being called Dirty... More
  • Blog Post: PlayStation Plus Members Can Download Skullgirls For Free Tomorrow

    If you're a subscriber to the PlayStation Plus service and still have your PS3 hooked up, Skullgirls Encore from Reverge Labs will be available for free tomorrow. It will be the only new free game, but the service is also offering lots of discounts on items in free-to-play titles like Blacklight... 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: 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
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