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Awesomenauts is going free-to-play at last

On May 24, the 2D MOBA Awesomenauts is finally, thankfully going free-to-play. That's a while from now, though. Why make the announcement so early? Ronimo is gearing up for the free-to-play transition with a beta update for current players ...   read

 
 
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Remake history this summer with the next Fate game

Have you ever wished your free-to-play mobile diversions committed more historical heresies in pursuit of the almighty cute? Well, too bad, because now Fate/Grand Order is coming to English-language phones and pads near you. In an...   read

 
 

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More floors and an updated Tokyo Death Metro planned for Let it Die

Grasshopper Manufacture isn't done with Let it Die. As announced on-stream yesterday, a number of updates are coming to the free-to-play action-survival game. Among those plans are a challenging new set of floors with a different "atmospher...   read

 
 
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The Elder Scrolls Online is getting a free week starting tomorrow

If you've been looking to dive into The Elder Scrolls Online ahead of the Morrowind update, this week will be your chance. Running from April 11 till the 18th, Bethesda has announced that their MMO will be going free on all platforms. In a ...   read

 
 
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Action-RPG Marvel Heroes Omega coming to consoles

As fans had begun to speculate based on sweeping changes made to Marvel Heroes in recent months, Gazillion is bringing the free-to-play action-RPG over to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this year. This new version, Marvel Heroes Omega, won't b...   read

 
 
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Bethesda showcases new Quake Champions character, announces beta start date

For anyone still interested in the different "champions" in the upcoming Quake Champions, Bethesda has released a new trailer that goes over Anarki's abilities. Anarki was actually in Quake III Arena, so he should be familiar to any old-sch...   read

 
 
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The Secret World is going free-to-play this spring

I don't know a whole lot about The Secret World, but I do know that it launched with the requisite subscription model that almost every MMO starts with. When sales were lower than expected, developer Funcom decided to go with a buy-to-play ...   read

 
 
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Trove, a blocky free-to-play MMO, is out on PS4 and Xbox One

Trion Worlds tested the waters in 2015 on PC, and they're ready to bring Trove out into the console world this week. The game is now live on PS4 and Xbox One as a free-to-play MMO with 14 classes to play around with, and even though it's he...   read

 
 
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Quake Champions will be free, but there's also the option to buy it

There's a certain degree of mystery surrounding Quake Champions. The allure here is that it's Quake, and that's a classic franchise that a lot of people cut their teeth on. But, it's also 2017 and that means publisher Bethesda might be susc...   read

 
 
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Taro Yoko's next project is a mobile game titled SINoALICE

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not much of a mobile gamer. While I do enjoy the occasional session of Ridiculous Fishing or Downwell on my phone, I'll usually gravitate towards other platforms whenever I just want to pick up ...   read

 
 


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Path of Exile's Fall of Oriath update has me wanting to reinstall the game

I'll readily admit that I bounced off of Path of Exile when I first tried it in 2013. I played it when it was in open beta, and the overwhelming skill tree and muddy aesthetic didn't gel with me, so I shelved it. After playing a preview of ...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter clone Dauntless seems perfect for players on a budget

For me, there's an important distinction between "budget-friendly" and "a budget game." The former may be a little sanded down or rough around the edges, but is an otherwise solid experience that can be had for a low price (or no price at a...   read

 
 
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Review: Pokemon Duel

One of the big challenges of getting a competitive free-to-play game just right is making sure it never feels like someone can simply pay-to-win. As a person who isn't totally against buying a microtransaction or two, I want to make sure th...   read

 
 
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Trove is the cutesy, blocky MMO kids could get addicted to

I've never been much of an online RPG player, so when I first heard about Trion Worlds' Trove I didn't think I'd be interested. But hearing about it and playing are two completely different things. Standing out among the other offerings aro...   read

 
 
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Deus Ex's Breach mode has been released as a free standalone product

While the main attraction in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided was Adam Jensen's fight against the Illuminati for the rights of augmented people (or something like that), it's not the only part of the game. There's also a sideshow called "Breac...   read

 
 
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Let it Die has passed a million downloads

Let it Die is one of those games I want to see continue doing what it's doing. Aside from Twitter clips and occasional forum mentions, I haven't seen all that much conversation surrounding Grasshopper Manufacture's hack-and-slash survival t...   read

 
 
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Turtle Rock's next game will be another cooperative shooter

Turtle Rock Studios has had quite the mixed history with cooperative shooters. As Valve South, it developed Left 4 Dead which was an undeniably huge success. And, once the studio went independent, it created Evolve, which more or less ...   read

 
 
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Dota 2's 7.00 patch fundamentally changes the game

I'm uhh, not even sure where to begin here. Fresh off of the Boston Major, Valve has just released the update page for Dota 2's newest patch: 7.00. The community has anxiously been awaiting the patch just for the brand new Hero of Monk...   read

 
 
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Build your own home in the Homestead update for Elder Scrolls Online

Hearthfire may not have been the best DLC for Skyrim, but fans latched onto the base-building mechanics and loved their inclusion in Fallout 4. Many felt it was an integral part of the fun factor for the title, allowing you to stake a claim...   read

 
 
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All the changes coming to MechWarrior Online

While the biggest announcement of Mech_Con by far was the existence of MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries, a new single-player story-driven game and the first “proper” sequel to the series in 15 years, it wasn't the only one. Big things...   read

 
 
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Hearthstone's new expansion takes some cues from story updates

I've been playing Hearthstone regularly for about a year now, and I've seen the game change pretty significantly during that time. Hearthstone is Blizzard's most popular game by a large margin, and it's not hard to see why. Stream...   read

 
 
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Dauntless sounds like it could be PC's Monster Hunter

A cooperative action role-playing game where you slay giant beasts is a formula that has worked before. Capcom has found great success over the years by applying this to its Monster Hunter series. Now a new developer aims to capture t...   read

 
 
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Swapnote just got a sequel!

Out of the blue, Nintendo has released a sort of sequel to Swapnote called Swapdoodle. Similar to the previous iteration, you can write messages and send them to your friends. This time, though, you can make 3D images and partake in lessons...   read

 
 
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After 13 years, EVE Online goes free-to-play today

For 13 long years, EVE Online has subsisted solely on a subscription model. All those capsuleers were paying $15 per month for access to New Eden's universe. That changes today. In late August, developer CCP announced that the Novembe...   read

 
 
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Q-Games' perplexing The Tomorrow Children goes free to play

Q-Games' hard-to-pin-down The Tomorrow Children has been out on PlayStation 4 since early September, but that was only if you ponied up $20 for a Founders Pack. Starting this week, as promised, the labor-centric cooperative town-builder wil...   read

 
 


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