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11:00 AM on 03.25.2014

Obsidian's Armored Warfare takes a spin at the tank genre

Obsidian is probably the last company you'd expect to make anything like Armored Warfare, a free-to-play MMO tank shooter. It's certainly different than anything the company has brought us in the past, that's for sure. I got ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

9:00 PM on 03.19.2014

Dota 2 documentary Free to Play: The Movie released

Produced internally at Dota 2 maker Valve, Free to Play: The Movie is a full-length documentary that tracks three professional gamers -- Dendi, hyhy, and Fear -- on their distinct personal journeys to the million-dollar Dota...

Jordan Devore

3:15 PM on 03.14.2014

Inifinite Crisis open beta launched

The multiplayer online battle arena title featuring DC Comics characters, Infinite Crisis, has started its open beta today. Interested parties can go and sign up now at the game's official website. To celebrate the launch, t...

Conrad Zimmerman





1:30 PM on 03.14.2014

Play Wii Sports Club for free next weekend

Nintendo is taking another stab at getting players on board with Wii Sports Club with a free-to-play weekend, starting on March 21st and running through the 23rd. Those with a Wii U will have unfettered access to the thr...

Conrad Zimmerman

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