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.
Patrick Klepek
11.20.17
Leaf Tickets

'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.
Jed Whitaker
10.30.17
Mobile Games

I Am In Love With This iOS Fashion Game

'Love Nikki-Dress UP Queen' is a revelation.
Janine Hawkins
6.3.17
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?
Jess Joho
2.21.17
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.
Joseph Cox
2.14.17
Gaming

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.
Leif Johnson
8.28.16
Gaming

'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.
Leif Johnson
7.10.16
Gaming

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.
Rollin Bishop
2.28.16
Gaming

Not Even 'Halo 5: Guardians' Is Safe from Free-to-Play Tactics

It has everything modern gaming can offer, including the bad parts.
Emanuel Maiberg
9.28.15
short circuit

'Angry Birds' Maker Rovio to Cut 37% of Its Staff

Seeing Red.
Nicholas Deleon
8.26.15
News

‘Angry Birds 2’ is Angry Birds, Too

Yay.
Emanuel Maiberg
7.30.15
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.
Jem Alexander
6.24.15
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