Free-to-play (F2P) refers to video games which give players access to a significant portion of their content without paying. There are several kinds of free-to-play games, but the most common is based on the freemium software model. For freemium games, users are granted access to a fully functional game, but must pay microtransactions to access additional content. Free-to-play can be contrasted with pay-to-play, in which payment is required before using a service for the first time.
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    • Watch Every Panel from PlayStation Experience

      We had such a blast meeting so many of you at PlayStation Experience last weekend. It was a supremely packed two days of great games and thought-provoking panels. But seeing as how not everyone could make the trip to Las Vegas, we wanted to share all the memories we made at PS Experience with the world. You can watch all the panels we hosted at the conference right here.

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    • On The Evolution And Development Of Mech Games

      By Wasim Salman on November 28th, 2014 at 11:30 am. Wasim Salman writes about videogames using short, mechanical sentences. We asked him to do that for us with an article on a suitable subject: the evolution and development of mech games. Stomp. In 1997, I bought MechWarrior 2 for the Playstation. It received a lot of hype a few years earlier on its initial PC release.

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  • This Week In The Business: Warping Reality

    …, including Sony and Microsoft, as well as portable, there are 19 games that have at least an 85 Metacritic Score and a User Score of 8.5 or better. Nintendo made 17 of those games." - Scott Moffitt, EVP of sales & marketing at Nintendo of America, talking about why Nintendo's fans are better than other console fans. QUOTE | "The utter magic…

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  • Quake Live Update 22 is Out Now

    … A large update for Quake Live has been released. The update is entitled Update 22 and adds nine brand new maps, steam trading cards, one renovated map, a new in-game medal, announcer voice over updates and some UI and code updates. For a full list of what Update 22 brings to Quake Live, check the source link at the bottom of the article…

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  • The Crew Microtransactions For Parts Confirmed

    … or even perk points. I know we had a thread about Ubisoft announcing that the game had microtransactions but seeing this in person is just absolutely disgusting. It’s basically a F2P title they are selling at full price. Ubisoft explained to Videogamer that the microtransactions are intended to help fans get through the game faster, and there is nothing offered for sale that players can’t earn on their own. The post The Crew Microtransactions For Parts Confirmed appeared first on Gaming Enthusiast. …

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  • Playstation 4 Military Appreciation Bundle

    …: Addition Edition. It is worth noting that the indie titles are not already installed on the 500 GB hard drive and instead come in the form of downloadable codes. The Military bundle will also provide additional content for three F2P titles including; Warframe, Blacklight: Retribution and Pinball Arcade. Although some of the content included…

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  • Project HON's mech combat trailer is amazing and confusing

    … things with a touch interface? Well, maybe, maybe not. The very last scene also shows an Occulus Rift, so presumably it WILL be a PC action game after all? Is the mobile stuff some kind of secondary app? Who the heck knows. I'm a huge mech nut, so I'll be keeping a close eye on Project HON. Hopefully we'll get some kind of information soon and the game will be just as cool as it looks like it could be, and not a miserable phone-based F2P experience. …

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  • Two Year Talk: Interviewing Planetside 2’s Creative Director

    … By Jim Rossignol on November 20th, 2014 at 6:00 pm. Planetside 2 is two years old today and still going strong. It’s a Planniversary, if you will. Ahem. I’ve written a bunch about my time with the game, including this. Yes, I like it a lot. One person who has been at the forefront of that long campaign of making me like something for two whole…

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  • Did Blizzard kill my dreams for a City of Heroes successor?

    … special about linking up in a super team to take down a Godzilla-sized robot or invade a knock-off Dr. Doom's island laboratory. Sure, there have been other attempts at the superhero MMO, but like failed clones none of them have lived up to the original. Champions Online is still around under the F2P model, but I never liked it. Jack Emmert…

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  • EA Sports Should Consider NBA Live For First Free-to-Play Experiment on Consoles

    … access to play? That’s a question EA has been evaluating and they’ve got their answer now thanks to the success on mobile – where they’ve turned Madden and FIFA into F2P Ultimate Team games – and FIFA World on PC which they are investing heavily in. The company recently credited digital revenue and singled out mobile for their financial success…

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  • PlayStation Experience: 20 Panels Confirmed

    … industry veterans what it takes to become a Game Designer and what it really means to design a game. Join an unflinching conversation about the labor of love that is game design. Featuring Doug Holder (Game Designer, Naughty Dog), Quentin Cobb (Game Designer, Naughty Dog), Parker Hamilton (Game Designer, SuckerPunch), Ramone Russell (Game Designer…

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