Free to Play
Free to Play
“It Feels Wrong”: Why a Popular Clicker Game Sequel's Ditching Free-to-Play
The designer behind 'Clicker Heroes' couldn't stop worrying if they were feeding the addictions of its players.
'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' Has Microtransactions and I'm Not Even Mad
If there was ever a Nintendo game that was perfect for 'free-to-play,' it's this one.
I Am In Love With This iOS Fashion Game
'Love Nikki-Dress UP Queen' is a revelation.
Truth in Advertising
Why Mobile Game Ads Look Nothing Like the Game
Mobile Strike TV ads make it look like the next Call of Duty. It's nothing like that. Why is that allowed?
Another Day Another Hack
Hacker Steals User Account Info from 'Family Farm Seaside' Creator
A hacker has targeted the company behind 'Family Farm Seaside,' in which players build and level up their own virtual farm.
Ubisoft Retreats from Free-to-Play Business Model
Major publisher set to shut down four free-to-play games by the end of the year.
'Candy Crush' Maker Works with Economists to Release Study on Discounts
Heavy discounts on large bundles of digital goods have no impact on profit, study finds.
The Last Strong Part of Nintendo’s Business Is In Trouble
Be it free-to-play mobile games or the Nintendo NX, the company will need a boost soon.
Not Even 'Halo 5: Guardians' Is Safe from Free-to-Play Tactics
It has everything modern gaming can offer, including the bad parts.
'Angry Birds' Maker Rovio to Cut 37% of Its Staff
‘Angry Birds 2’ is Angry Birds, Too
VICE vs Video games
Being a Superhero for Free: We Rated Every Marvel F2P Game
Free-to-play games can be evil things indeed, but Marvel's range of titles aren't likely to bankrupt you. Also, they're actually quite good.