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  • 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
  • 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
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