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Video game coverage with an emphasis on PC gaming, performance benchmarks and innovative platforms based on the cloud. Game industry and development news complement our coverage.

Are free to play games set to dominate the future of apps?

A recent report ranked the top earners worldwide for free to play games. Topping the list was Tencent’s CrossFire and League of Legends, who together took home an annual gross of $1581 million. Media company Nexon grabbed three of the top ten spots with a combined worth of $800 million. Wargaming took $372 million for World of Tanks...

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February is Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month

February is Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month

DICE General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson on Tuesday announced that February will be Battlefield 4 Player Appreciation Month. The 28-day period will be filled with fun community missions and daily giveaways according to a post on the official Battlefield blog.

From 1982's E.T. to Present Day's Watch Dogs: How Much Does It Cost to Make a Video Game?

You pay $60 for many of the new games you play, but how much does a blockbuster game cost to make? Many in the industry don't even know the budgets of games. It is not unusual for developer working on a big-budget game to have no idea of the game's budget. To answer the question, we've pulled a bunch of scattered data from public sources as a first attempt to get a comprehensive sense of how much money the world's biggest and most expensive games cost.

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Rust exceeds Facepunch Studios' expectations

Rust exceeds Facepunch Studios' expectations

Back in 2004, Garry Newman crafted a specialized “mod” for Half Life 2, and aptly named it, Garry's Mod. The finished product eventually morphed into a Source Engine-based standalone title and made its way to Steam in 2006. Now, 10…
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