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Overwatch won’t be free to play

After around a year of speculation, Blizzard today announced the proper release date for Overwatch and what payment model it will use. The game will be a full priced title, though skins will still be sold as microtransactions on the side. The game is also heading to the Xbox One …

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Bethesda has concerns about Battlecry

Bethesda announced its first venture in to the free to play realm back in 2014 with Battlecry, which was set to be a team-based multiplayer game but it looks like the project is having some issues. According to Bethesda, the company has “concerns” regarding the project, noting that right now …

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WildStar free to play closed beta launches

Earlier this year, it was announced that WildStar would be ditching the subscription model in favour of going free to play, in hopes that this would bring a surge of new players and keep the game alive. The switch to free to play is due to happen ‘this fall’ but …

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Wildstar might land on Steam as F2P title

It looks like Wildstar might be heading to Steam as a free to play MMO, if a recent Steam Database update is anything to go by. If you have been following any of the MMOs that launched last year, then you are probably aware of Wildstar’s troubles. The subscription based …

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Hearthstone has finally arrived for smartphones

After months of waiting and long after the game’s release on tablets and PC, Hearthstone is finally available for smartphones. Blizzard’s addictive card game opened up to Android and iOS smartphones last night, with a redesigned user interface to scale perfectly with screens of all sizes. The free to play …

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iOS drops the ‘FREE’ icon on F2P apps

Apple’s iOS App Store will no longer advertise ‘free to play’ or ‘freemium’ apps as free, instead these applications will now have a ‘+ GET’ icon beside them, giving users a better warning that an app likely has a heavy focus on micro-transactions. Apps such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush …

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EA cancels Dawngate after six month open-beta

EA has canceled Dawngate, its upcoming free to play MOBA title, which was in development at Waystone Games. The title has been in development for some time and has been in open beta for the last six months, it also had a fairly large presence at industry events over the …

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AOC announces sponsorship of Na’Vi eSports team

AOC has just announced that it is teaming up with eSports team, Na’Vi. While Na’Vi didn’t win The International tournament this year, it did rank seventh place, earning the team a $519,227 share of the $10 million prize fund. AOC’s sponsorship will promote the overall global success of eSports. Since Na’Vi …

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UK Dungeon Keeper ad banned for misleading customers

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has banned a Dungeon Keeper advert after ruling that it mislead customers and shouldn’t be called a free game. The investigation came after a user complained that the advert omitted significant information. The advert in question said: “GET DUNGEON KEEPER ON MOBILE FOR FREE! … …

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Crytek launches free to play title Warface

Crytek has launched its free to play shooter, Warface, amid reports of the developer’s financial troubles. Warface is the latest free to play title to hit Steam, it has also been made available on the Xbox 360. Crytek is banking on this game being a success as it is promising …

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SOE reveals H1Z1 monetization plans

Sony Online Entertainment recently announced its free to play title, H1Z1, another zombie survival game. Like with any free to play game, monetisation will play a huge part in the title’s success so trying to keep things fair and balanced is key. SOE had its first monetisation planning meeting this …

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