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Download No Heroes Allowed for free on PS Vita

The latest installment in Acquire's What Did I Do To Deserve This, My Lord!? franchise (formerly known as "Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman!") sadly isn't a dungeon strategy game like its quirky predecessors. But it still lo...   more

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The next Age of Empires is for mobile

A free-to-play, touch-based Age of Empires is exactly what none of us wanted but Microsoft is the latest in a long line of companies that can't resist chasing after the lucrative mobile market. This KLab-developed strategy title will hit iOS, Android, and Windows Phone in the summer. It's called Age of Empires: World Domination. Commit that name to memory, and stay away.   more

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Players spend more on World of Tanks than other online titles

We already know that World of Tanks is pretty darn big but it helps when your average player is spending more on tanks than any other online game. A report over on SuperData Research has shed some light as to what the av...   more

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Play this crappy Raid 2 brawler & you could win an Xbox One

The Raid is a great action film. It's sequel comes out this Friday. I assume it's also good. I saw a "making of" GIF where they pass a camera through a car window to the passenger seat, which is actually a disguised person, w...   more

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Review: Rusty's Real Deal Baseball

During the first hour of Rusty's Real Deal Baseball I babysat one of the titular character's 10 kids, played a 4DS, and fed him donuts while I listened to his marital problems. I'm glad Nintendo decided to make this game.   more

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Final Fantasy XIV producer defends subscription models

The free-to-play model has taken the game industry by storm, and with the ability to rack up easy money by charging consumers for "premium" content, it's easy to assume this route is a no-brainer for companies that create MMO...   more

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Rusty's Real Deal Baseball is coming soon on 3DS

Rusty's Real Deal Baseball, one of the most absurd games I've seen from Nintendo in years, is coming to the 3DS on April 3rd. This is Nintendo's second free-to-play endeavor on the 3DS after Steel Diver: Sub Wars, and feature...   more

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Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun

Hey you, what if I were to tell you about a free-to-play shooter that has you fighting against zombies. Not impressed? Well, I don't blame you. Zombies are kinda all over the place now. Fine, what about a free-to-play shooter...   more

Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo


Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo
Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo
Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo
Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo
Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo
Zombies Monsters Robots is ridiculous, cheesy, and so much fun photo



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 ...   more

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


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



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...   more

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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...   more

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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...   more

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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...   more

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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...   more

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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...   more

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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,...   more

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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...   more

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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...   more

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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 ...   more

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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...   more

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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...   more

Valve's Dota 2 documentary debuts next month for free photo

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. ...   more

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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...   more

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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...   more

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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 ...   more

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

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...   more

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

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...   more

First Nosgoth footage full of fun vampire carnage photo

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...   more

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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'...   more

Tighten up those graphics: Deep Down delayed in Japan photo

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 ...   more

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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 ...   more

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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...   more

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Two expansions planned for The Old Republic in 2014

Looking at the year ahead for Star Wars: The Old Republic, senior producer Bruce Maclean says there are two more digital expansions on the way -- "one similar to Galactic Starfighter in scope and one more closely resembling R...   more

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Don a Dtoid shirt and gun in Crytek's The Collectables!

Our friends at Crytek are currently accepting pre-registrations for their upcoming iOS and Android shooter The Collectables, and they've created an exclusive in-game shirt and gun just for the Dtoid community! By heading ove...   more

Don a Dtoid shirt and gun in Crytek's The Collectables! photo

Nosgoth is not a very good Legacy of Kain game

The vampire Kain has been running around causing havoc since 1996, when he debuted in his first game on the original PlayStation. He was joined by his partner in crime and former lieutenant Raziel in 1999, and the rest w...   more

Nosgoth is not a very good Legacy of Kain game photo

Star Trek Online's anniversary adds Tuvok, transformers

Believe it or not, Star Trek Online's been around for four whole years now, and on January 30th, they're opening their 4-Year Anniversary event to celebrate. To get players old and new hyped for that, the developers at C...   more

Star Trek Online's anniversary adds Tuvok, transformers photo


Star Trek Online's anniversary adds Tuvok, transformers photo
Star Trek Online's anniversary adds Tuvok, transformers photo
Star Trek Online's anniversary adds Tuvok, transformers photo
Star Trek Online's anniversary adds Tuvok, transformers photo
Star Trek Online's anniversary adds Tuvok, transformers photo
Star Trek Online's anniversary adds Tuvok, transformers photo



New cosmetics, replay function, and Hero added to Dota 2

Yesterday, a new game mode, the Hero Terrorblade, and balance changes were introduced for the newest Dota 2 update, scheduled to go live tomorrow. Today we get another Hero, Phoenix, a new feature, and HATS! The new...   more

New cosmetics, replay function, and Hero added to Dota 2 photo

Review: Soul Fjord

Ouya users have not had a lot to be excited about for a while now. Excepting a few titles like Towerfall, there is not much worth owning on the microconsole, and especially few games that are not available elsewhere. As one o...   more

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Mighty Quest For Epic Loot open beta arrives February 25

The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot is finally set to enter open beta starting February 25. The free-to-play hack and slash game is kind of like a crossover between Diablo and Dungeon Keeper, letting you hunt for treasures across ...   more

Mighty Quest For Epic Loot open beta arrives February 25 photo

A new Hero and balance changes are coming to Dota 2

The Chinese New Year is upon us, and everyone knows that that means: a new Dota 2 event! The update was vaguely outlined yesterday, but today we can get a much better idea of what the New Bloom update will have in store....   more

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League of Legends sees 27 million people playing DAILY

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that League of Legends sees 27 million playing the MOBA daily. DAILY! This more than doubles the 12 million counted back in October 2012. Over 7.5 million people play the game concurrently...   more

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Tales of Phantasia goes free-to-play on iOS devices

Namco Bandai is doing its best Square Enix impression today, as the publisher has released a free-to-play version of beloved role-playing game Tales of Phantasia on iOS devices in North America. The classic title fi...   more

Tales of Phantasia goes free-to-play on iOS devices photo

Star Trek Online teases changes in Season 8.5

Did you know that Star Trek Online calls its major updates "Seasons"? It's as if the MMO were a TV show! That in mind, it's almost funny that it's also following TV trends with its latest update, which is called Season 8...   more

Star Trek Online teases changes in Season 8.5 photo

Microsoft still missing the point of 'free-to-play'

Happy Wars is one of the handful of free-to-play titles on Xbox Live. It's free-to-play if you're a paying subscriber of Xbox Live Gold that is. Well Happy Wars was finally made playable for non-paying Silver members, kind of...   more

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These ten free-to-play games made over $3B last year

Super Data Research has released their digital sales review of 2013, analyzing how much revenue was made from free-to-play, mobile, console, and PC digital content. In the free-to-play category, the top ten games based on rev...   more

These ten free-to-play games made over $3B last year photo

Ghost Recon Online making its way onto Steam

Ubisoft's announced that Ghost Recon Online, its online, free-to-play version of the Ghost Recon franchise, which I may or may not have completely forgotten about until just now, will be making its way onto Steam's Early...   more

Ghost Recon Online making its way onto Steam photo

That Robocop mobile game is out now on iOS, for free

A mobile tie-in for the new Robocop movie is happening, and it launched today on the iOS App Store. It's free-to-play, but Android users will have to wait until January 15th to pick it up. The funny thing is, as much as you'...   more

That Robocop mobile game is out now on iOS, for free photo

Atomic Poison Ivy is basically a plant spider thing

Atomic Wonder Woman? Badass. Atomic Green Lantern? Awesome. Atomic Poison Ivy? Umm. Up until now the Atomic versions of DC heroes you'll be able to play as in the Infinite Crisis MOBA have been pretty great. So the reveal of Atomic Poison Ivy is kind of a bummer. Mostly because she looks ridiculous walking around with her spider-like plant legs.   more

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RoboCop: The Game is a thing

Because licensed games still get made, iOS and Android gamers will be able to download and play the new RoboCop game, based on the remake of the cult classic film. The game is a free download, and while it doesn't look too t...   more

RoboCop: The Game is a thing photo

Onimusha Soul coming to the PS3 in Japan

Hey, remember when Capcom announced a brand new Onimusha game called "Soul" and it ended up being a browser-based RPG? Yeah, that sucked. Well apparently Famitsu has revealed that the game is coming to the PlayStati...   more

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