Free to play Tag

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!

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 09 Jul 2014

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.

Posted by Alessandro Barbosa - 09 Jul 2014

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.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 02 Jul 2014

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.

Posted by Geoffrey Tim - 02 Jul 2014

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.