Free to play Tag

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 27 Feb 2015

When I told people that I was actually keen to play Fable Legends, they laughed at me. Then they made fun of my gigantic money-hat, occasionally stealing a loose R20 note when my back was turned the other way to avoid their scorn. Well who’s laughing now, huh? Because Fable Legends is going to be a completely free to play game! HA HA!

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 11 Feb 2015

Free to play, love it or hate it, is here to stay. It’s a genre of gaming that has become popular as of late, slipping away from PC and finding a home on console as well. Drawn To Death, an online multiplayer shooter from David Jaffe and his studio The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency happens to be a free to play game that is headed to the PlayStation 4. But it won’t be F2P in the traditional sense.

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 28 Jan 2015

Dragon’s Dogma is one of those games that I just don’t get. It had everything going for it when I first saw it years ago. A great open world. A promising combat system. Great visuals for the time. But the end result was a cluttered, clumsy oaf of a game that had me spending most of my time throwing my companion off of cliffs. Still, the game found a fanbase, that was mostly united in their hatred for Garth and his review, spinning some more content out. And the next incarnation of the game will be going completely online.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 28 Jan 2015

EA has made some unpopular decisions that have stuck in the industry. Many still blame them for the ridiculous free-to-play monetization the industry has seen in recent years. Now they have a new free-to-gouge model, although I actually think I like it.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 21 Jan 2015

Over on Reddit, people are debating the merits of Evolve's pricing system. Rather than having players buy a full price game, plus DLC, they are questioning why it wasn't made as a free-to-play experience. Does this apply to all multiplayer games?

Posted by Darryn Bonthuys - 09 Jan 2015

We may be using some new hardware in our living rooms, but the process of acquiring and playing a game is generally still the same. We buy a game, we install it and then we play it while moaning endlessly about that one cheap bastard of a boss that is almost impossible to defeat. But on the other end of the spectrum, there happen to be free to play games that are making an impact. And by impact, I mean a jackhammering of success on home consoles.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 06 Jan 2015

Call of Duty isn't quite what you'd expect when it makes its way over to China. I guess all that freedom talk wouldn't quite fly, so they had to change the formula a bit. Instead, COD Online is a free-to-play online game for China only, but this video makes me desperate to play it.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 04 Dec 2014

Probably the first thing I ask myself when I get up in the morning is, “why are there so few MOBAs in the world?” Then I realise we’re not back in 2013, and that there are approximately 4536* different titles in existence now. Sorry, did I say 4536? I meant 4537. There is a new kid on the MOBA block.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 20 Nov 2014

App stores are landmine territory for less savvy online surfers and slightly lazy parents. It’s very easy to download apps and games that have the word “free” plastered next to them, even if they require a lot out of your pocket to actually work as intended. This is especially true for free-to-play games, which have hidden behind the "free "sticker on mobile since the very beginning. That’s thankfully not the case anymore.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 19 Nov 2014

Normally, I would prepare you for the tear jerking nature of the video you are about to watch. However, I think it's best if you just revel in the music and design of this game without any introduction.

Posted by Zoe Hawkins - 16 Oct 2014

Did you guys enjoy the craft beer on Saturday night? What could be more indie than talking about gaming while drinking craft beer around a roaring fire? Now I have another reason for you guys to be glad to be part of our community - an indie game is giving you some free goodies just for reading this site.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 30 Sep 2014

Do you remember F.E.A.R? The first game in the series was an awesome mix of shooter and scare. The second one dialled up the action, but the tension seemed to be a lot less (for me at least). Come to think of it now, I really have no idea why I never played the third. I quite enjoyed playing the first two, even if the second wasn’t nearly as good as the first. Are you a fan of the series? Get ready for F.E.A.R Online – it arrives on Steam next month.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 08 Sep 2014

League of Legends might not have as big a prize pool as this year’s Dota 2 International did, but the stakes in their World Championship are still ridiculously high. What many people may not realise is that the pro gamers involved are under immense pressure to win. What  goes on behind the scenes? Riot have recently released a teaser to a series called ‘Road to Worlds’. It will show the journeys of some of LoL’s top players.

Posted by Matthew Figueira - 02 Sep 2014

Hi, my name is Martha Cabbage, and I’m a hopeless Warframe addict! I’ve been playing the game for a few months now, and It still surprises me that not many people seem to know about it. When attempting to enlighten friends of mine, I always ask the same two questions. Do you like space? Do you like ninjas? If you answered yes to both of these, then you may want to try Warframe out, because SPACE NINJAS!