free to play Archive

Latest SMITE patch brings Conquest map changes and a disco skin

Hi-Rez Studios release a patch to their free-to-play SMITE today, which comes with several big changes to the Conquest mode’s map. The overall layout and some of the lanes have been altered, camp positions moved, and some added

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Podcast Topic of the Week: Free-to-play

This week on the podcast, we plan to delve into the topic of the free-to-play payment model. With even Blizzard heading down that road, recently announcing Hearthstone: Heores of Warcraft, it shows that even the most revered developers are willing to tread down that route. But what do you think about the model? Do you

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Mounts of Neverwinter showcased in latest screenshots

New screenshots from Perfect World’s upcoming free-to-play, D&D-based MMO, ​Neverwinter​, showcase some of the mounts that will be available in-game. Although it appears the guys with the horses got the raw end of the deal when compared to those giant arachnid things!

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Warframe beta opens up for the weekend

I’ve had a quick play with the closed beta of Warframe a few weeks back, and it’s a style of co-operative gameplay that I’m a real sucker for. This weekend, the beta opens up for all, so I can hopefully get the chance to play it properly with some friends — which definitely looks like

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Tribes: Ascend Game of the Year Edition coming this week

In what may be a first, a free-to-play game is getting a ‘game of the year’ edition. Hi-Rez Studios will later this week release the Tribes: Ascend Game of the Year Edition — this new edition of the game will give the player a single purchase option that will unlock all classes, perks and weapons

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Nvidia free-to-play promo offers free $150 game currency when buying a GFX card

It’s not unusual for computer hardware to be bundled with some relevant software, and with graphics cards that relevant software has always been games. Now Nvidia is clearly embracing the free-to-play market trend with it’s latest offer of giving not games, but in-game currency for Hawken, Planetside 2 and World of Tanks. Up to $150 USD worth of

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TERA now free-to-play in Europe, another MMO subscription disappears

Gameforge rolled out the new free-to-play model for fantasy MMO TERA throughout Europe earlier today. It’s a move which seesTERA scribbled onto a huge list of recent MMOs that have decided to make the switch from a monthly subscription model

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SMITE Interview: Game started “as a prototype battleground mode for Global Agenda”

We’ve already praised SMITE after playing the closed beta, and wanted to find out more. We managed to get some questions over to Hi Rez Studios’ COO, Todd Harris. But he’s quite a busy man, so we tried to pick out just five questions to ask, covering a few widely very varied aspects of their

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Star Wars The Old Republic going mostly Free-to-Play this Fall

It would seem we’re at a stage where anyone releasing a subscription-based MMO is likely to struggle retaining their playerbase. More and more have turned to the free-to-play model, and even BioWare are now announcing that Star Wars The Old Republic will be partially (up to level 50) free-to-play come this Autumn. I don’t know

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First Impressions: Microsoft Flight

Seeing as it’s a free-to-play game and anyone can go and play it for themselves, there’s little need to write a full review of the game. However, having spent an awful lot of the last to days playing around with it, I did want to come and at least share my first impressions on Microsoft Flight — and its first impression has been a good one.

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