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Happy Wars  



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


10:00 PM on 01.21.2014
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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.

Silver members can play every game mode, except multiplayer, missions, and the Treasure map. Um, thanks? This reminds me of how upset the Wargaming CEO was over the same issue, and reenforces how outdated the Gold system is now.

For those of you that are still playing this though, a new mode was also added called Bounty Hunters. Teams compete over total bounties earned, and the mode is available until January 29. Training mode has been changed into Skirmish mode, item level-up mechanism has been changed, and some other issues have been fixed.








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10:00 AM on 10.18.2013
Xbox Live's Happy Wars reaches 6 million players

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



11:30 AM on 03.11.2013
Xbox Live F2P Happy Wars amasses two million users

Developer Toylogic has just revealed that Happy Wars, the first microtransaction based Xbox Live Arcade game, has reached the two million player mark. To celebrate, more content updates have been added. Although it may not se...more



10:30 PM on 10.10.2012
Happy Wars dev thinks AAA games will go free-to-play

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