Quantcast
E3: GamersGate announces ad-supported FreeGames service - Destructoid




E3: GamersGate announces ad-supported FreeGames service


10:05 PM on 06.08.2011
E3: GamersGate announces ad-supported FreeGames service photo



GamersGate is launching FreeGames, an ad-supported platform for both PC and Mac. It's set to launch in 84 days, according to a countdown timer on their website.

How will it work? Every user will be able to have "up to five games available for free on their account at any time with the capability to add additional games." What does that even mean? How do you have only up to five games and then add more than... actually screw it. It's probably something about paying extra, and you're not reading this because you want to pay extra.

You'll see an ad when you launch the free game. The revenue of those ads goes to publishers, who can use the service to target a very specific audience. In return, you play a game for free. No word on what games will be free, or if it will be the entire library. A beta for FreeGames will open in mid June, so more details will likely follow soon.

Free games! Any takers, or will you wait and see what's on offer before jumping on board?






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Digital Distribution

2:30 PM on 06.23.2014
People like you helped raise $1M for charity through the Humble Store

Since its launch last November, the Humble Store has raised $1 million for charity. That's the result of ten percent of all store proceeds going to charities -- the American Red Cross, Child's Play, the Electronic Frontier Fo...more



8:00 PM on 06.13.2014
Crunchyroll now selling Japanese indie games

Good news, Japanese indie game fans. Crunchyroll has announced a collaboration with Nyu Media Limited that will bring said games to the Crunchyroll Store. Starting today, Crunchyroll users can purchase Nyu Media's releases di...more



10:30 AM on 05.22.2014
Deal North: Super crazy Amazon Digital Games sale

Amazon has some of the lowest prices ever on this batch of over 1,000 digital PC games for their MAYhem promotion. This event run from today through May 31, but the catch is that some of the lowest prices are only live for 48...more



View all Digital Distribution






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more