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Free to Play documentary updated with Q&A content

Valve’s Dota 2-themed documentary Free to Play has been updated with some new content.

By Tim McDonald | 2 Apr 2014 | Comments Off

IncGamers Podcast / Vidcast #158

Welcome, pod fans, to this week’s IncGamers Podcast. Paul’s been immersing himself in Diablo 3’s Reaper of Souls expansion, so expect both news and games related chat from him on that subject.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Mar 2014 | 1

Free to view film Free to Play seen by 5.5 million

Surprising news! A free to watch documentary about three professional players of the immensely popular DOTA 2 has proven to be quite popular since its release last week.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Valve’s Free to Play Documentary Review

Free to Play is not a film about Dota 2, nor is it a film about the international tournament that’s confusingly named The International.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Free to Play, Valve’s Dota 2 e-sports documentary, launches

In a shock subversion of Valve Time, Free to Play – Valve’s documentary about three professional gamers as they prepare for and compete in The International, the million dollar Dota 2 tournament – is now out.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

Valve’s Dota 2 documentary Free To Play now pre-loadable

Free To Play is now available for pre-load on Steam.
Free To Play is Valve’s (free) documentary about Dota 2, although before you roll your eyes and click away, I should point out that it focuses more on the players than the game.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Mar 2014 | Comments Off

How to do free-to-play right

Funny how things change. Much as we’ve always treated any new developments in gaming with a degree of suspicion and mistrust, there’ve always been new content types that have evoked a huge range of possibilities.

By Tim McDonald | 28 Jun 2013 | 10

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Best Free to Play 2012 – Readers’ Vote

The quality of free to play games continues to improve every year and there have been some great titles to choose from in 2012, all without making a massive dent in your wallet (unless you’re a micro-transactions junkie, of course).

By Paul Younger | 16 Dec 2012 | 2

The Secret World diary video hints at temporary free-to-play period

In a rather odd diary-style developer video, Funcom’s Joel Bylos appears to announce a temporary end to subscription fees for The Secret World.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

What is Stronghold Kingdoms? This trailer attempts to find out

All across the land, people are asking the question “what is Stronghold Kingdoms?” Is it some kind of revolutionary new washing powder?

By Peter Parrish | 12 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free to play on 15 November

EA has finally revealed the launch date for the free to play version of Star Wars: The Old Republic.

By Paul Younger | 8 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic Lead Designer discusses F2P Options

Development on the free to play version of Star Wars: the Old Republic appears t be speeding along and Lead Designer Damion Schubert issued a new developer blog which explains exactly what’s going to happen and what features are available in the free version of the MMO.

By Paul Younger | 8 Nov 2012 | 1

Star Wars: The Old Republic free to play features in video

Not too long now until Bioware and EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free to play.

By Paul Younger | 19 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Subscription vs Free to Play features in Star Wars: The Old Republic

SWTOR did not exactly excite the MMO world, and with that in mind, the game will have a free to play option going live in the not too distant future.

By Paul Younger | 18 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

Command & Conquer: Generals 2 will have a single player mode

Commad & Conquer: General 2 will, despite being free-to-play, include a single single player mode.

By John Robertson | 10 Sep 2012 | 3

Ghost Recon Online [Review] – Back to war

Have you heard of the bystander effect? This particular little psychological quirk basically means that, if lots of people witness an emergency, they’re less likely to act on it than if only one person had witnessed it.

By Tim McDonald | 30 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

World of Warcraft F2P level cap will not be going above 20

Blizzard, high and mighty developer of World of Warcraft, has no plan to raise the free-to-play portion of the game’s level cap above 20.

By John Robertson | 23 Aug 2012 | 3

Piracy means free-to-play is just as profitable as boxed PC games, says Ubi CEO

Yves Guillemot, Ubisoft CEO, has said that the free-to-play model is just as profitable as PC boxed products.

By John Robertson | 22 Aug 2012 | 6

Command & Conquer: Generals 2 will be free-to-play

Just as Ubisoft did earlier in the day, EA appears to be advancing hard on the free-to-play market.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | 1

Ubisoft triples down on free-to-play browser games [Video]

For a lot of people, Ubisoft’s Gamescom 2012 press event was a bit of a damp squib.

By Peter Parrish | 15 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

One Week with Ghost Recon Online [Preview] – The field report

Hmm.
It’s not something that happens often, but I suspect there’s a very definite risk in creating a major free-to-play entry in an established series.

By Tim McDonald | 15 Aug 2012 | 4

‘Mann vs Machine’ mode announced for Team Fortress 2

Valve is ushering in a new mode over at Team Fortress 2, due to arrive on the 15 August.

By Peter Parrish | 14 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

World of Tanks to get browser-based ‘Generals’ spin-off

Wargaming.net is looking to expand its World of Tanks empire into the realm of the free-to-play browser game with World of Tanks Generals.

By Peter Parrish | 13 Aug 2012 | Comments Off

Star Wars: The Old Republic going free to play

There has been speculation for some time that EA and Bioware’s MMO would go free to play and today during EA’s investor call they finally announced that the game will be going free to play.

By Paul Younger | 31 Jul 2012 | Comments Off

Blacklight: Retribution [Review] – Fluorescent

What do you think of when you hear the term “black light”?

By Tim McDonald | 20 Jul 2012 | 17

Crytek’s future games will be free-to-play

Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli has indicated that his company will soon focus exclusively on “triple A” (in other words “high budget”) titles that are free to play.

By Peter Parrish | 8 Jun 2012 | Comments Off