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Valve has just started the PC games race to zero

Valve has just announced that developers will now be in charge of their own pricing on Steam. They can run sales, offer discounts and promote their games without talking to a Valve representative. This is the beginning of PC games prices drifting downwards...

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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Best Of: 8 Free to Play PC Games That Are Too Good to Be True

The gaming world is making a dramatic shift towards free to play games. Of course, full price retail titles still make up for a majority of releases on the PC and most other platforms, but playing a quality game without cracking your wallet open is a completely viable option nowadays.

A free to play game made right should allow players to enjoy everything it has to offer, while keeping monetary transactions completely optional.  We’ve combed through the Internet to bring you the very best PC games pushing forward the free-to-play model -- and making a good name for it, too.

Blizzard announces free-to-play strategy card game Hearthstone

During a panel at the Penny Arcade Expo, Blizzard Entertainment unveiled a free-to-play collectible card game based on the massively successful Warcraft franchise. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft allows players to select one of nine different characters as they take turns…

Crytek wants to go free-to-play only in 3-5 years

It's no secret that Crytek is interested in free-to-play gaming. Starting with its upcoming F2P multiplayer military shooter Warface, company CEO Cevat Yerli revealed last summer that the studio was interested in shifting away from full priced retail titles in…

Opinion: The subscription MMO is dead - long live free to play?

The era of the subscription-based online game has well and truly ended in 2012. It had a good run, really. Fifteen years is quite a long time for anything to stay static in the land of gaming. Ultima Online introduced the idea back in 1997, when those of us who had internet access were mostly still on dial-up and got booted off...