Tag Archives: Free to play

Build things to kill lots of other things in Epic’s Fortnite

You’d be excused for not remembering that Epic Games is working on a free-to-play title called Fortnite. The first time we got a look at it was back in 2011 and we haven’t really seen much since then. In that time, the title was announced as a free-to-play PC exclusive and we now have a good idea of what the gameplay will be like.

EA can no longer claim Dungeon Keeper is “free to play”

Free to play gaming, when done poorly, is a scourge upon this hobby we hold dear. One of the more egregious examples of this is EA’s mobile Dungeon Keeper, which keeps you from doing the simplest of things unless you have infinite time, or an infinite credit card. Because of its nasty implementation, the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has deemed it illegal for EA to even use “Free to play” as a descriptor for the game.

Crytek denies bankruptcy rumours

Can you remember the last time Crytek made an incredible game? While some will gleefully tell you that that answer is “never,” the first Far Cry and Crysis games were pretty rad. what Crytek excels at far more than crafting good stories is crafting mind-bogglingly good graphics. They’ve sort of lost that focus, and it’s one of the reasons they’re perhaps not doing as well financially as they have in the past. Rumours have even begun circulating that the company is on the verge of bankruptcy.

This is Bethesda’s new game

We’ve known for a while that Bethesda’s got a new game that they’re going to be showing off at E3. We, like many of you, have been not-so-secretly have been hoping it would be Fallout 4. Sorry chaps, it’s not. In a press release sent yesterday, the company unveiled its brand new game – a stylish, stylised game set in an alternate universe’s  World War. Interestingly, it’s not a shooter. Nor is it an RPG. It’s a 32 player online, mostly-melee brawler. Well that sounds interesting. Oh, and it’s free to play.

Destiny of Spirits review – Free to slay

Whenever someone mentions the word Free-to-play, or F2P for short, it usually sends a cold shiver down my spine. The F2P market is filled with atrocious pay-to-win and wait-to-play models that honestly make me wonder how these abominations thrive in the gaming eco system. While conceptually sound, most companies use this model to bleed gamers dry by tapping into that part of the brain that convinces us to buy ‘just one more’ premium item.

Free To Play now free to watch

Free To Play is the film made by Valve to promote eSports and particularly Dota. The documentary follows three pro-gamers from different ends of the world as they compete in the first Dota 2 International Tournament - the tournament had a $1 million top prize and cemented Dota 2 as a top eSports game.

Ghost Recon Phantoms arrives in April

It’s alive, it’s alive! There’s been sparse news on Ubisoft’s free to play shooter in recent months, with some fearing that Ghost Recon Online was deader than disco. Turns out the game has been given a new lease of life, and will be known as Ghost Recon Phantoms.

Loadout draws millions

Remember how we made you all play Loadout for our community play last time? We are apparently really trendy - everyone else is playing it, too. Wait, seeing as we're early, does that make us hipsters? Or are we just mainstream and doing what everyone else does?

You may be seeing fewer “free to play” games in future

Many people are convinced that micro-transaction riddled free-to-play games are the scourge of the gaming industry, and will result in the entire industry a crumbling mess. That may be a little extreme, but there’s certainly an inherent distrust of games bearing the “F2P” label. You may start seeing fewer games with that label.

The DOTA 2 movie arrives next month for free

Every generation, there comes a sperts person who can spert better than the other sperts people who want to sperts more sperts points than anyone else. Many of those athletes have become the basis for an inspirational sperts movie or two. Now, DOTA 2 is getting a chance to show the world just how good at sperting, it really is.

Molyneux: Godus is “invest-to-play”

So, remember how I told you how one of gaming's grandfather's (or is it the drunk uncle?) thought free-to-play Dungeon Keeper was "ridiculous"? Now Peter Molyneux has opened his mouth again. Darryn can't stand him, and now you'll hate him, too.

Evolve was almost a free-to-play game

The best things in life are free, but you can give them to the birds and bees. I want the money! Uh huh! That’s what I want! We’re living in a new age of gaming, where some of the most profitable titles on the market are the ones that cost you zilch to adopt and plenty to master. And Evolve almost became one of those freemium games when it was being developed.

Molyneux: F2P Dungeon Keeper “ridiculous”

While Peter Molyneux has fallen out of favor in recent years (he is one of Darryn's many nemeses), he was the original creator of Dungeon Keeper. He checked out what EA did with his creation, and gave his usual form of constructive criticism.

Here’s what Nosgoth looks like in action

When I first heard that a brand new  Legacy of Kain game was cancelled, I curled up into a foetal ball and cried. Then I heard that it was being resurrected as an online multiplayer game.,  became a despondent sod, and gave up on the world. There’s now gameplay footage, and my sadness has turned to hate.

Free to Play games make bank in 2013

Free to Play games get a lot of flak - often referred to as pay to win, it's assumed that you actually need to pay money to enjoy them. While this may or may not be true, the reality is that these games rake in some big bucks, but you may be surprised which ones earn the most money.