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Assassins Creed: Pirates now available for free on the browser

Ubisoft has teamed up with Microsoft to offer a version of Assassin's Creed Pirates for free on the browser. It is available in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer with both touch and mouse/keyboard input support. The mobile spin-off…

Plants vs. Zombies 2 Review: Free-to-play that's good

Fans of the original flower defense game were understandably miffed when they discovered the official follow-up would be launching exclusively on iOS, but what really worried folks was the "free-to-play" business. Luckily, Plants Vs. Zombies takes a different approach to in-app purchases than most mobile games.

Rather than alienating fans of the original game by locking content behind pay walls or dumbing-down gameplay for more casual players, Plants Vs. Zombies 2 is only going after players who lack the patience or skill to make it through the game on their own.