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Week in Review: The age of hybrid free-to-play


At the end of every week, we round up the best and most popular news stories, exclusive features, and insightful columns published on Massively and then present them all in one convenient place. Miss a big MMO or WoW Insider story last week? You've come to the right post.

This week, Funcom stunned gamers by announcing that Age of Conan will be headed to free-to-play land this summer... kinda. As Craig "Silirrion" Morrison told us in an exclusive interview, Age of Conan: Unrated will follow the now-familiar pattern of Western F2P conversions, offering a limited number of features for free players and the real deal for full subscribers. Is the F2P transition a concession to the entitlement generation or a timely move in conjunction with the Conan movie that will hit theaters in August? More likely, it's a hybrid of both.

Take a look at this week's other top MMO stories just past the break.

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