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  • 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: Angry Birds 2 Was Downloaded One Million Times In Half A Day

    Angry Birds 2 released on Thursday, and within 12 hours, the game had already been downloaded one million times. It's completely free-to-play this time around, adopting the standard model of forcing players to wait to play more if they use up their continues. It also has a ridiculous number of levels... 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: Exclusive First Look At Warframe's Upcoming Den Of Kubrow

    Starting tomorrow, Warframe players will have the opportunity to participate in a two-week event on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. One of the highlights of the Den of Kubrow event is the Kubrow themselves. When players log in, they will receive a free Kubrow Starter Kit, which will allow them to begin raising... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Some Gameplay From The Russia-Only Free-To-Play Halo Online (While You Still Can)

    Modders have managed to obtain a version of the planned-for-Russia, free-to-play Halo Online and have captured video of the game in action. Halo Online is built using a modified Halo 3 engine, so many consider this to be as close to a PC version of Halo 3 that will ever exist. Some major differences... More
  • Blog Post: Free-To-Play Dungeons & Dragons MMO Neverwinter Arrives On Xbox One March 31

    Yesterday, we shared with you details about the content coming to Neverwinter when it launches on Xbox One. Today, we know exactly when that will be. Perfect World has announced that the free-to-play online title will arrive on March 31. You will need an Xbox Live gold account in order to play, though... More
  • Blog Post: Ubisoft's The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot Leaves Open Beta, Officially Launches

    Ubisoft's free-to-play castle and loot defender is no longer in open beta and is now considered a official full release. Announced at E3 2013, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is a cartoonish title in both visuals in tone that lets you build a castle full of defenses to protect your loot, while attempting... 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: 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
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