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2:30 PM on 06.05.2014

Free-to-play shooter Loadout coming to PS4 as a console exclusive

Wow, this trailer. I'm in love with that upbeat music. Edge of Reality is bringing its free-to-play shooter Loadout to PlayStation 4 as a console exclusive. Some three million people are already playing it on PC and while I'...

Jordan Devore

10:45 AM on 06.04.2014

War Thunder is available for download on PS4 right now

Hey. Do you want a free PS4 game? It's a pretty good one, a WWII MMO action game where you can blow sh*t (and others) up with planes and tanks, and you can even play against PC and Mac users via cross play. It's a damned goo...

Dale North

3:00 PM on 05.29.2014

War Thunder coming to PS4 on June 3

The cross platform, free-to-play combat game War Thunder is coming to PS4 next week with all of the updates and additions the PC version has seen since November rolled in, including the Ground Forces expansion pack. I realiz...

Steven Hansen

3:00 AM on 05.29.2014

Armored Warfare is a videogame about armored warfare

Advanced Armored Warface Frame Fighter is the new tank game from Obsidian, which I guess means it plays a lot like Resident Evil 1-3, except that it's free-to-play and has a less good name. Armored Warfare is so vague yet st...

Steven Hansen

4:45 PM on 05.28.2014

BattleCry's reveal trailer chops off a perfectly good head

Have you heard about Bethesda's newly announced BattleCry -- a free-to-play, PC-only, 32-player, team action combat game? That question's a test, because I wrote a preview about it, and we all know that you should be re...

Brett Makedonski

9:00 AM on 05.28.2014

BattleCry is Bethesda's new free-to-play multiplayer action game

In October of 2012, Bethesda Softworks opened a new development studio named BattleCry in Austin, Texas. At the time, we didn't know what the team was tasked with, but certain job openings hinted toward a free-to-play multipl...

Brett Makedonski





5:30 PM on 05.27.2014

Magicka: Wizard Wars hits open beta & you should play it

I am not into MOBAs, but I have had a blast every time I've played Magicka: Wizard Wars. Probably because you could murder sheep into a blood cloud and people didn't yell obscenities at me. And because Magicka is fun and sur...

Steven Hansen

10:00 PM on 05.23.2014

Disney cans Star Wars: Attack Squadrons

I had to look up what Star Wars: Attack Squadrons was again, exactly, despite being the person to cover its announcement here on Destructoid. Ah, right -- the name made it sound cooler than the reality, which is: a free-to-pl...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 05.23.2014

MapleStory 2 makes the jump from 2D to 3D with new gameplay trailer

You can finally let go of the old 2D MapleStory and move on into 2014, Nexon fans, and embrace MapleStory 2 with this first-look trailer complete with gameplay elements. MapleStory 2 has been in development for four years an...

Brittany Vincent

11:00 PM on 05.20.2014

The International 4 prizepool passes $6M, new stretch goals added

The Dota 2 community, along with most MOBAs, gets a bad rap for being mean jerks. While yes, there are plenty of mean jerks out there, it's moments like these that prove that we can really band together to...spend money....

Patrick Hancock

12:30 PM on 05.20.2014

Turn-based fighting game Toribash now available on Steam

Do you know Toribash? It has existed as a free-to-play game for a while now on Mac and PC, and it even came to WiiWare several years ago. The turn-based, muscle micromanagement fighter starring Vectorman's cousins may now ga...

Darren Nakamura

9:30 PM on 05.19.2014

SoulCalibur producer discusses 'pay-to-win' model in Lost Swords

The term "pay-to-win" is oft thrown around by critics of free-to-play games, but you rarely if ever hear developers turn the phrase when discussing their own games.  Apparently Namco producer Masaaki Hoshino has no such ...

Kyle MacGregor

5:30 PM on 05.19.2014

Throw an Adventure Time Battle Party with this new MOBA

I had no earthly idea there was an Adventure Time MOBA in the works, let alone a beta for one. Lo and behold, Adventure Time Battle Party's MOBA launches today with an open beta, so you can start your kids' MOBA addictions yo...

Brittany Vincent

10:00 AM on 05.14.2014

Check out six new clips showcasing Final Fantasy Agito

My Final Fantasy hype meter is at an all-time high. What with all the glorious Theatrhythm news and the upcoming Final Fantasy XV, I'm positively ticked pink. Now we've got a handful of gameplay videos on the horizon for Fin...

Brittany Vincent

7:30 PM on 05.13.2014

Xbox Live Gold still needed for free-to-play games, MMOs

As of next month, Xbox 360 and Xbox One entertainment apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, and Twitch will no longer require a paid Xbox Live Gold membership. It's been a long time coming, but the decision is good to see non...

Jordan Devore



Epic Games is developing a new Unreal Tournament starting today photo
Epic Games is developing a new Unreal Tournament starting today
by Jordan Devore

Epic Games made its "future of Unreal Tournament" announcement and it's actually promising. There is, in fact, a new game in the works -- starting today with "a small team of UT veterans" -- that'll be developed in open collaboration with series fans and Unreal Engine 4 developers.

It's going to be free when it's released for Windows/Mac/Linux, although that won't be anytime soon. Epic will fund the game through an eventual marketplace in which devs, modders, artists, and gamers can buy, sell, or give away mods and content. The company will take a cut of earnings and stresses that the intent is for the new Unreal Tournament to be "just free," not "free to play."

Updates will be streamed by way of Twitch, if you're fine just watching. Fans can participate in the forums, while UE4 devs will have full access to code on GitHub. My fear is that this project might become a "too many cooks in the kitchen" situation, but UT fans seem to know what they want, and Epic is promising a title that's "true to its roots as a competitive FPS." Fingers crossed.

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