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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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Turtle Rock Studios is done with Evolve, but it'll stay online 'for the foreseeable future'

Evolve had a rush of buzz going for it pre-release, but the four-on-one monster-shooting game was never quite able to bring in -- and, crucially, hold onto -- players to the extent that developer Turtle Rock Studios and publisher 2K hoped a...   read

 
 
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Review: Star Trek Online

In the interests of full disclosure, I’ll tell you right now: I’m really into Star Trek Online, and have been for the six-plus years of its life so far. By Steam’s count I’ve logged nearly three thousand hours i...   read

 
 
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Battleborn is allegedly going free-to-play

Gearbox Software's MOBA-lite shooter Battleborn never stood much of a chance. It released in the same timeframe as the likes of Overwatch and Doom, and everyone's collective interest gravitated toward those titles. Amid low player...   read

 
 
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Tribes: Ascend gets a final patch and unofficial goodbye

[Header courtesy of Steam user Apoc Hedgie] Tribes 2 was one of my favorite games as a pre-teen. I would wake up super early so I could get some uninterrupted play in on my dial-up modem. That is a piece of technology I haven't thought abou...   read

 
 
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Orcs Must Die! Unchained is dropping PvP to focus on Survival

I loved Orcs Must Die! and its sequel. I haven't played Orcs Must Die! Unchained, the third game in the trap-laying, crossbow-firing tower defense series, and I get the sense that I'm hardly alone. The player-versus-player focus combined wi...   read

 
 
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Guardian Codex is Square-Enix's next mobile game

Did you know last year the worldwide gaming industry hit $91 billion? Did you also know of that, 24% came from smartphones? $22 billion dollars from the mobile market, a number expected to increase to nearly $27 billion this year ...   read

 
 
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EVE Online is going free-to-play later this year

EVE Online developer CCP has shifted the game's subscription model more than 13 years after its original launch. Starting in November, EVE Online will be free-to-play for those who would prefer to go that route. And, in doing so,...   read

 
 
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Ubisoft's shutting down two free-to-play games later this year

Ubisoft's cutting ties with two of its free-to-play titles that weren't as successful as it had hoped. Later this year, the servers for both Ghost Recon Phantoms and The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot will be permanently shut down. Ghost R...   read

 
 
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You can try out Evolve's new co-op mode right now

Evolve has had a complicated history since it launched in February of 2015. The concept is fascinating, sort of a cross between the best parts of Monster Hunter and Left 4 Dead, but somehow it never really shook out that way ...   read

 
 
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After six years, Star Trek Online releases its most sought-after starship

Normally, it's not news when Star Trek Online releases a new playable starship. After all, over six years in operation Cryptic's Trek-themed MMO has added hundreds of ships to shoot aliens with. However, this is no normal ship. It's th...   read

 
 
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Perhaps unsurprisingly, The Tomorrow Children will be free-to-play

The multiple beta tests for The Tomorrow Children have totally messed with my sense of how far along the game actually is and when it's coming out. Much sooner than I would have thought, it turns out! The PlayStation 4 game will first launc...   read

 
 
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Behold Star Trek Online's console UI

Generally speaking, it's a good thing when a game is made available on both PC and console. Then again, it's not always an easy or smooth process, getting a game from one platform dynamic to the other, and many players are justifiably wary ...   read

 
 
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AdVenture Capitalist is setting up shop on PS4

As far as games about making progress for the sake of progress go, AdVenture Capitalist does the trick. That's not exactly an endorsement -- and in fact I would specifically recommend not playing it or other idle/clicker games, for the sak...   read

 
 
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Man rams car into game studio for 'ruining his life'

This happened last week, so it's not news, but since I also feel like driving my car through the ostentatious glass walls of several institutions just for the moment of ecstasy as the sun shines brilliantly against a billion pieces of shatt...   read

 
 
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I'm ready to dump Hearthstone for a Compile Heart collectible card game

We still have another day or so in that Compile Heart teaser site countdown, but it looks like Dengeki PlayStation has already spilled the beans. According to Gematsu, the game set to be revealed this week is NepuNepu Connect: Chaos Champio...   read

 
 
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Review: Hawken

Hawken is a game I keep checking back in on. When it originally released back in 2012, it seemed ahead of its time, a free-to-play shooter with AAA production values featuring mech combat. For someone who is both cheap and a mech fan, it wa...   read

 
 
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People are actually playing Evolve again

Evolve, a game that was left for dead by all accounts, has had new life breathed into it. Servers are no longer ghost towns, as players are playing again. Like, a respectable number of people. It's amazing what making your game completely f...   read

 
 
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Ha, Evolve is going free-to-play on PC

[Update: Game Informer had a chance to chat with Turtle Rock, confirming that these changes might come to consoles if successful on PC, and touching on a few aspects of how combat flow will be altered, as well as how exactly it will transit...   read

 
 
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Console release window confirmed for Hawken

Hawken is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 “in late June/early July”.  We suspected the free-to-play game — originally released in 2012 — was making an appearance on Xbox One, but had yet to have it official...   read

 
 
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Warframe is adding a Quidditch-looking sports mode

I don't know anything about Warframe, other than people really like it. I've been meaning to try it one day, but that day has yet to come. It's free-to-play nature, which is evidently not too intrusive, has garnered a rather big following a...   read

 
 
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Star Trek Online debuts its Original Series expansion in July

Summer may not be the final frontier, but space sure is, and if Star Trek Online has its way, you'll be able to get all "these are the voyages" up in the 23rd century soon. Cryptic Studios have announced that Agents of Yesterday, the n...   read

 
 
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Neverwinter achieves platform parity by going to PS4

Back when the news broke that Star Trek Online was heading over to both PS4 and Xbox One, a few folks were curious as to the status of Neverwinter, another free-to-play MMO designed by Cryptic Studios that was already present on Xbox O...   read

 
 
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Fable card game by ex-Lionhead developers is heading to Kickstarter

Apparently there has been a free-to-play Fable card game in the works for the past 18 months at Lionhead before the studio closed. Now that game, titled Fable Fortune, is heading to Kickstarter with Microsoft's blessing under a ne...   read

 
 


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Random thoughts: Is Evolve still a thing?

 
Rasori

Ok so, maybe someone has posted it already, but it seems that in regards to the Free game a month thing for Switchs online service, you actually get to keep it for as long as youre subscribed, just like PS

 
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#StatToid (PollToid?) - If you own a Wii-U are you pumped/not-pumped for the Switch? If you dont own a Wii-U are you pumped/not-pumped for the switch? Im curious if peoples opinions on the new system are related to Wii-U

 
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Tomorrow I have a bladder pressure So thatll be

 
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I love how fresh BotW It doesnt look like its imitating any past titles in particular, yet it somehow still looks like So

 
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Because I have more room I started Season 3 of The Extra Sad Game of Salty Bitter Tears That Will Leave You Dead Inside, also known as The Walking

 
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Yay Gotham is back on tonight, Im still hold out hope that Penguin and Nigma will end up together and making They would make such a cute couple if you know all that spoiler stuff didnt take

 
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The only way my work day could have been worse was if a a meteor landed on A customer physically threatened me for not selling him a game without a photo ID, then proceeded to be nervous and stupid and piss off my manager all Not cut our for this

 
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I wanted to do something productive today, so I finished the outlines of the totally-not-Kyurem dragon!

 
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In a desperate attempt to seem cool and remind people the game exists Randy Pitchford just tweeted about Battleborn

 

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