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There was a brief period when Bandai Namco was trying a free-to-play model for its bigger franchises like the venerable Soul Calibur fighting series and its arcadey Ridge Racer. The latter shut down in 2014, and the former will suffer a similar fate pretty soon. Come November 30th, the PlayStation...

September 2nd 2015 at 10:40pm 0 Comments
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Zynga's attempt to restore its former glory by hiring an Xbox executive as its leader hasn't exactly panned out. The game developer has announced that CEO Don Mattrick is leaving, effective immediately, with founder Mark Pincus once again taking the reins. It's not clear what prompted the sudden e...

April 8th 2015 at 7:14pm 0 Comments
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Now you can add "price" alongside "gameplay" to the list of aspects that separates Fable Legends from its forebears. That's because the game's launching as a free-to-play title on Windows 10 and gratis with an Xbox Live Gold subscription on Xbox One. What's it all entail? A lot of similar bits if...

February 26th 2015 at 9:16pm 0 Comments
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Fresh off the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show's stage, Katy Perry and the folks behind Kim Kardashian: Hollywood (Glu Mobile) have an announcement to make: the California Gurl is getting her own free-to-play mobile game. Glu says that it'll be out the second half of this year and feature Perry's voi...

February 5th 2015 at 8:52am 0 Comments
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Windows Phone owners no longer have to watch from the sidelines as their friends battle for supremacy in FIFA 14. EA has released a native version of the free-to-play soccer (aka football) title for Microsoft's platform with the same on-the-pitch action that you'd expect on Android and iOS, inclu...

February 28th 2014 at 2:27pm 0 Comments
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Having already made it big in the free-to-play scene on iOS with Clash of Clans, Finnish app development house Supercell may be headed to Android in the hopes of scoring further success overseas. "You can't be global without being in Asia, and you can't be big in Asia without being on Android," Su...

August 27th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments