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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

11:00 AM on 02.17.2014

Chroma: A musical first-person shooter from Harmonix

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 2...

Dale North

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

5:15 PM on 02.13.2014

Hands-on with the 3DS' F2P Steel Diver: Sub Wars

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 ...

Steven Hansen

5:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Rusty's Real Deal Baseball: Haggle a dog to buy games

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 mi...

Steven Hansen

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

2:00 PM on 02.07.2014

Tighten up those graphics: Deep Down delayed in Japan

You know, I keep forgetting that Deep Down technically hasn't been announced for release outside of Japan. It's surely coming, though, and besides its reliance on a free-to-play model (I'd rather just pay up front, thanks) I'...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 02.07.2014

Free-to-play SoulCalibur game launching this spring

Namco Bandai, wait that's not right; Bandai Namco has announced tha... -- actually, the name change doesn't take affect until April so I suppose Namco Bandai is still correct. Actually, maybe it's not becau... -- I ...

Harry Monogenis

1:30 PM on 02.06.2014

EA Mythic responds to Dungeon Keeper criticism

Speaking with TabTimes about the new Dungeon Keeper for mobile, senior producer at EA Mythic Jeff Skalski said the team is "very aware" of the criticisms its free-to-play title has received. "One of the important data points ...

Jordan Devore

4:45 PM on 02.05.2014

Hawken is moving to Steam this month

Adhesive Games is in the process of transitioning its free-to-play mech game Hawken to Steam. Going forward, a Steam account will be required to access and play the title. New player accounts cannot be created currently and e...

Jordan Devore