Remember Heroes of Dragon Age, that upcoming free-to-play title for Android and iOS EA announced back in August? Don't worry, I didn't either. Well, it's out now.
The spin-off title focuses around players collecting char... more
Now that we're into December, it seems okay that games are rolling out Christmas updates; any earlier and you'd have this cranky old man complaining on the internet and no one wants that. Hawken's latest update combines a wh... more
Riot Games, the company behind the super-popular MOBA League of Legends, apparently doesn't like competition. Contract details uncovered by onGamers show an explicit list of games that players participating in Season 4 o... more
Path of Exile has been out for about a month now and is already proving to be quite the hit, with the development team behind the game revealing some rather interesting figures.
Grinding Gear Games has announced that its... more
After launching without a hitch in other regions, the free-to-play PS4 shooter Blacklight Retribution will be hitting the European PSN later today. It suffered a last minute delay for unknown reasons, but now it's back o... more
Wow. NCsoft announced that Lineage has made $1.8 billion since it launched 15 years ago in 1998. The medieval fantasy MMORPG is hugely popular in South Korea, with millions of subscribers also spread out in China, Japan, and other markets.
Lineage II meanwhile has been played by more than 14 million users since that came out in 2003.
All in all that's pretty damn impressive. more
Adhesive Games has given Destructoid the first exclusive look at the latest map coming to Hawken. Called Wreckage, the new map is based around a crash-landed derelict cargo ship.
Wreckage ties into the backstory of the series... more
After yesterday's tease of new Team Fortress 2 content, Valve has revealed more about the new update for its free-to-play shooter. On the official blog, the developers showed off the second map for the Two Cities update call... more
Valve still has plans to keep the party going for Team Fortress 2. After its recent Halloween pack, the developers are already underway with the reveal of new content. Today, an update for Mann vs. Machine was teased on the o... more
Dragon's Dogma Quest was originally announced as a Vita game. Perhaps it isn't surprising that the free-to-play, 2D, online-only RPG ended up coming to iOS (in Japan) much sooner. Still, a Vita version is still in the works.... more
Ever been so inspired by something that you want to take up that hobby immediately in an attempt to inspire future generations in the same way, only to then realize that it's way too much freaking work to even come close? We... more
Ubisoft's upcoming free-to-play title The Mighty Quest For Epic Loot, which is currently in closed beta, has made its way onto Steam -- those wishing to join the beta via Steam, hold your horses; you may not like wh... more
Behold the announcement trailer for Trove, a voxel-based online adventure RPG with procedurally-generated worlds. In development at Trion Worlds with a small team for the last year, players will be able to explore and destro... more
The huge update that was promised as Valve explained the lack of Diretide is now live for Dota 2. The "Three Spirits Update" adds in two more Heroes, Ember and Earth Spirit, to join Storm Spirit and complete the trifecta... more
World of Warplanes is out of beta, and now taking flight as a full on release. The free-to-play MMO is just like Wargaming's other major money maker World of Tanks, except this one has you flying planes.
Obviously. What the h... more
I love the SoulCalibur series, and I love what free-to-play games can offer, but a match made in heaven, these two are not. SoulCalibur: Lost Swords, is a free-to-play game similar to what we saw in Namco Bandai's last F2P e... more
The biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year, The International, was even bigger this year thanks to a community-funded prize pool that increased the total awarded cash from $1,600,000 to $2,874,380. Players bought Interact... more
Critical Studio and Paradox Interactive have tweaked the action-RPG Dungeonland to support a free-to-play model, opening access to portions of the game. The DM Tower stage is now unlocked for regular play and the DM Mode in w... more
I didn't stick with PlanetSide 2 for terribly long despite having a positive first impression. The main issue, I think, was my inability to not repeatedly die. That'll sure end your desire to play. For other more skilled play... more
Blacklight: Retribution, the best free-to-play game of 2012, returns with what has to be the worst trailer of 2013. Don't know if all of the chosen quotes were meant to be this bad as a joke, but it's not funny either way.
If you are tired of waiting to play Hearthstone, an alternative card game has popped up on Steam for you to enjoy. Ubisoft's Might & Magic Duel of Champions as a free-to-play title on Steam with DLC card packs available f... more
A lot of Dota 2 players have lamented the lack of a Diretide event this year. For those unaware, last year at Halloween time, Valve released and event called Diretide, which saw players collecting candy pieces from around the... more
Quake Live, a free-to-play browser rendition of Quake has been going strong for a few years now -- so strong in fact, that id Software is planning a full standalone release. By the end of the year a full game should be l... more
Warframe players on the PlayStation 4 are in for a bonus for anyone that pre-orders the game. You'll get a exclusive PlayStation Braton Rifle weapon skin, 50 Platinum, and 20,000 Credits. Warframe is a free-to-play game, and... more
For those of you who are excited about the upcoming SoulCalibur: Lost Swords, I have good news -- there will be a closed beta test from November 14th through the 18th on the PSN. All you have to do is download the 4GB d... more
It was only with the announcement for PlayStation 4 that I started to pay any real attention to Gaijin Entertainment's War Thunder. The free-to-play WWII aerial combat title has surpassed five million players in its first ye... more
I was really happy with the changes that were made in the major Ascension update for Hawken; I was already a fan of the free-to-play, mech shooter but the improved tutorial and unlocks encouraged me to play more of the game.... more
We knew that the PS4 would get Sony Online Entertainment's DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2. According to SOE President John Smedley, speaking to Bloomberg, "We’re helping the Sony PlayStation 4 launch on November 15... more
We'd like more Command & Conquer -- without the hooks of free-to-play digging into our skin, if at all possible. I guess it's not. Electronic Arts has canceled the new C&C, which has been playable in an alpha capacity... more
Last night, we brought you the first look at Phantom Army, the upcoming (2014) free-to-play third-person shooter from Zombie Studios (Blacklight: Retribution, Daylight) and SmileGate, makers of the massively popular CrossFire... more
Remember when we told you Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time was coming to Android? Well, it's come.
We reviewed it on iOS very positively. I enjoyed what I played of it and, since it's free-to-play and I literally have no... more
The South Korean National Police Agency is warning internet users of free game downloads that could potentially be developed by insidious North Koreans waging cyber wars. Arirang News reports. The police allege free game soft... more
Path of Exile, the extremely well-crafted Diablo-like ARPG is finally officially released! It's a weird transition for a free-to-play game to go from "open beta" to "released," but it happens all the time. Now that it's "rel... more
Have you been playing the free-to-play strategy game Magic: The Gathering - Tactics? If so, you don't have long to continue, as Sony Online Entertainment and Wizards of the Coast have decided to "sunset" the game on March 28,... more
Coming off of its fifth expansion, Lord of the Rings Online keeps on truckin', and from now until November 17th, you can enjoy a full month of 100% XP boosts. The campaign itself is presumably to slingshot players into the He... more
The last time we checked in with Happy Wars in March, it had two million players. Now, Microsoft is announcing that it's tripled that number, and has reached a six million user milestone. Now, this is a free-to-play game, and... more
After what feels like years of hearing about Warface -- it literally has been that long, if you count the original release for Asia -- the free-to-play shooter is nearly ready for players in North America. More recently, the... more
Telecommunications company SoftBank and Puzzle & Dragons developer GungHo have spent $1.5 billion for a controlling interest in Supercell, the free-to-play studio behind Clash of Clans. The companies are kicking in 80 and... more
Microsoft has caught some flak in the past for releasing "free-to-play" games that still required an Xbox Live Gold membership, meaning that they most certainly weren't truly free-to-play. That won't be the case with Project ... more
Japanese action MMORPG Onigiri is coming to PS4 in Japan, Gematsu reports. The super anime-looking title will begin life as a free-to-play PC game in Japan on December 12. Meanwhile, it will launch on the PS4 (still free-to-... more
Warface, which I still can't say with a straight face, is adding playable women avatars to the fray. According to executive producer Joshua Howard, speaking to Games Beat, the "female characters are a big hit" in Russia, wher... more
I tried Konami's latest money eater this morning. Their iOS, Android, and Kindle title, Slot Revolution, doesn't have the best name. It doesn't do a good job of describing this free-to-play slot machine-based dungeon crawling RPG, but I could tell that it had role-playing roots from the screenshots, so I gave it a spin.
A spin, folks. more
Well, this is happening. EverQuest II is letting players just straight up buy a level 85 Heroic character. No grinding, just throw down real cash and you'll get a high level character along with 280 AA points. There's also a... more
Late in the Wii's life, Trials developer RedLynx released MotoHeroz on the console, which was similar to the legendary motorcycle platformer, but a bit simpler and more focused on party style multiplayer. The following year, ... more
Ascend: New Gods was on a short list of new IP shown off by Microsoft two years ago at E3. Then it disappeared and no one seemed to mind because it looks kind of derivative. Since then, it's gotten an Ascend: New Name; it's n... more
Capcom's upcoming next gen title Deep Down is a free-to-play title. Yeeeeeeep. Announced today at Tokyo Game Show, this PS4 game will see a public beta in February in Japan. Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed this on Twitter, and now that tweet is bouncing around the universe, falling on confused ears. That...that is... Wow. But from what I saw this week I'll likely pay. Maybe. more
We recently learned about Final Fantasy Agito, an Android/iOS game in development at Square Enix that is a companion to Final Fantasy Type-0 (which was formerly known as Final Fantasy Agito XIII and was a mobile game before ... more
What a strange thing it was to see Ghosts 'n Goblins Online surface on Steam Greenlight. I've long wanted to try the game out for curiosity's sake and although I never expected too much from it given the free-to-play premise,... more
The free-to-play mech shooter Hawken has been in beta since the end of 2012 but the Ascension update that was released over the weekend is the biggest since the game's launch. One of the most significant overhauls was the tu... more
Dungeons and Dragons is one of the most unique games ever conceived. It manages to unite multiple facets of fantasy, tabletop, and strategy all into one singular activity, and it can be as basic or as complex as your imaginat... more