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7:30 AM on 03.14.2014

Fare warning: The new Crazy Taxi is a free-to-play mobile title

Taking beloved videogame franchises from the late 90's and early 2000's and putting new titles on mobile platforms seems to be all the rage right now. Activision's doing it with Tony Hawk, and now Sega's taking its shot with...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 03.11.2014

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft launches for PC, Mac

The beta period for Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft has come to a close, which means the full release is upon us. Like, now. Blizzard's free-to-play card game has launched for PC and Mac. An iPad version of the title is comin...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Nosgoth goes into closed beta today

Nosgoth is that free-to-play third-person shooter set in the Legacy of Kain universe. It's also that game that makes us wish there would be a new legit Legacy of Kain game every single time we have to talk about it. Anyway, y...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

7:00 PM on 02.27.2014

Blacklight: Retribution on PS4 gets a horde mode

Blacklight: Retribution on the PlayStation 4 just got a new update today, and with it came the Onslaught horde mode. This new mode sees four players working together to fight off endless waves of infected creatures. You know,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

1:30 PM on 02.26.2014

0.15% of mobile gamers bring in 50% of F2P revenue

The fact that a small percentage of people playing free-to-play mobile games account for those astounding revenue figures is by no means new or even all that surprising these days. This, on the other hand, might be: marketing...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 02.23.2014

Seanbaby's Calculords is a free iOS game

Seanbaby is one of the reasons why old papa Niero started Destructoid. He's been on the internet talking about stuff like Nintendo curing blindness and From Dusk Till Dawn since the 90's? Did you even know they had inter...

Jonathan Holmes

7:00 PM on 02.21.2014

PlanetSide 2 just got a big makeover

PlanetSide 2 is looking a little different today. Here's what's new. The Amerish revamp sees a number of performance optimizations that makes the overall object count and polygons per object more optimized. There's new base ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 AM on 02.21.2014

Foiled is another head game fueled by fencing

Last weekend, I dropped in on IndieCade East to have a look at some of the new games being shown off. Foiled is one such game and I can't get it out of my mind. Designed by first-time developer Gabe Cuzzillo, it puts two...

Conrad Zimmerman

12:45 PM on 02.19.2014

Valve's Dota 2 documentary debuts next month for free

Valve is putting out a feature-length documentary which tracks three professional Dota 2 players as they train for the million-dollar tournament, The International. The movie, rather strangely titled Free to Play, releases f...

Jordan Devore

4:00 PM on 02.17.2014

Peter Molyneux says GODUS is 'invest-to-play'

After weighing in on the backlash against EA's latest Dungeon Keeper drama, Peter Molyneux has been talking to Pocket Gamer about how he plans to implement a different kind of free-to-play model for his god game, GODUS. ...

Alasdair Duncan







Chroma: A musical first-person shooter from Harmonix photo
Chroma: A musical first-person shooter from Harmonix
by Dale North

It makes sense that when word gets out that Harmonix is working on a new game, everyone is going to want to see it. This was exactly the case at an invite-only showing earlier this month, taking place during D.I.C.E. Summit 2014.

I sat in a small meeting room in a Las Vegas hotel with a few other journalists, and Double Fine's Tim Schafer worked his way into the room to also see Harmonix's next big project. When attendees were asked to guess what kind of new game this might be, Schafer called out jokingly, "A first-person shooter!"

No one reacted as they probably already knew.

A few minutes later, after Harmonix's John Drake began the presentation of this new game, Schafer blurted out with a surprised laugh. Apparently he was joking about the game being a first-person shooter, not knowing that he was absolutely right. 

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7:00 PM on 02.14.2014

A free-to-play model was considered for Evolve

Back when Turtle Rock Studios was working on Evolve for publisher THQ, the studio considered making the multiplayer title free to play, senior producer Mike Boccieri told Polygon. Of course, that path wasn't taken -- the game...

Jordan Devore



Hands-on with the 3DS' F2P Steel Diver: Sub Wars photo
Hands-on with the 3DS' F2P Steel Diver: Sub Wars
by Steven Hansen

In the middle of last year Nintendo announced it would try out the whole free-to-play scheme with Steel Diver, to the collective sighs of relief from various Nintendo series fans. Now we have details on just how that pricing model is going to work, and it's a bit of an odd one.

I also got to play the new Steel Diver: Sub Wars, which is dramatically different from its 2D predecessor. This time around, it's fully 3D ship warfare with 4 versus 4 multiplayer.

Also, you can download it right now.

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Rusty's Real Deal Baseball: Haggle a dog to buy games photo
Rusty's Real Deal Baseball: Haggle a dog to buy games
by Steven Hansen

Leave it to Nintendo to make "free to play" weird.

This time, thankfully, it's my kind of weird. Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is not a baseball game. Rather, it's a compilation of baseball-themed minigames. There's a hitting minigame, for example. Perched at home with a bat, you eye a pitching machine at the slab. Then it erupts from the ground and you find that it is a man in a suit with a pitching machine for a head that pitches you the balls to hit with his man arms.

Also, there's a dog whose wife left him and you have to haggle with him to buy more minigames with real world money.

I love this game.

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8:00 PM on 02.10.2014

First Nosgoth footage full of fun vampire carnage

In-game stuff that isn't menus starts at 4:30. While Chris was bitter about it cashing in on the Legacy of Kain name, he did find Nosgoth a surprisingly enjoyably F2P third-person shooter in his preview. From this footage, I...

Steven Hansen

4:00 PM on 02.08.2014

Free-to-play Warface Xbox 360 beta now available

Well, it's finally here; the Xbox 360 beta for Crytek's first-person shooter, Warface, which was announced back in August, has now launched.  In order to participate in the free-to-play Warface beta, you'll ne...

Harry Monogenis