Video Game News
Offensive Combat Racks Up 1 Million Registered Player
U4iA Games' free-to-play, comical first-person shooter, Offensive Combat, has officially racked up more than one-million registered players. The shooter takes the best of both worlds, combining the fun-filled antics of competitive FPS titles and making fun of them while also having CoD style gameplay to keep gamers addicted. This milestone will be celebrated with a double XP weekend, starting today.
Arctic Combat Receives New Updates
Webzen has announced that they have new content available for their first-person, free-to-play shooter, Arctic Combat. The update includes a new map, a brand new weapon, a new skill and brand new weapon customization options. The good news is that the update has gone live today in celebration of the new year, so there's no wait time on getting into the new content.
Ubisoft Goes Free-to-play Because 95% Of PC Gamers Are Pirates
Ubisoft's CEO Yves Guillemot talked candidly about why the company is focusing on free-to-play titles for PC, and it's all because of piracy rates. He throws around some confusing figures about how only five to seven percent of free-to-play users pay for the product via cash shop, which is the same for the amount of people who pay for boxed copies of their games.
Giveaway: Dragon Crusade Platinum Packages
Aeria Games has recently released a new game called Dragon Crusade, a browser-based MMO where players can build up their own kingdom, manage resources, level-up a hero and PvP with other players. Well, today we're giving away a couple of platinum packages to a few lucky readers.
Crytek Says All Console Games Should Be Free-To-Play
Crytek's CEO Cevat Yerli spoke very openly to CVG about the future of digital gaming and in his mind retail gaming should even exist. If it were up to him all games would be free-to-play and cannibalizing the retail market like no tomorrow.
Mercenary Ops Zombie Mode Confirmed, Co-op Features Detailed
Yingpei Games, has let loose additional details for their upcoming third-person, Gears of War-esque shooter, Mercenary Ops. The new information confirms that the game will have a zombie mode, a survival mode and a horde mode.
Otherland Dev Doc Looks At Virtual Ecosystem, Multi-Genre Gameplay
The latest behind-the-scenes, developer documentary for Otherland covers the game's unique ecosystem and the multi-genre gameplay mechanics.
Industry Blend: Freemium Games Need Offline Modes
The biggest problem with free-to-play games, quality issues aside, is that not only do you never own what you pay for but it's like always-on DRM, limiting gamers to how they play and when they play. The solution? Offline modes.
Counter-Strike Creator Working On F2P FPS, Tactical Intervention
It's been a long time in the making but Minh "Gooseman" Le co-creator of Counter-Strike, has returned to the FPS scene with Tactical Intervention, a team-based, tactical FPS title that also happens to be free-to-play.
Seven Souls Online Coming To North America This Spring
NeoWiz Games announced today that North Americans will be able to enjoy their upcoming free-to-play title, Seven Souls Online this spring. What makes this F2P title any different from the others? Well, if you like Dynasty Warriors and Bloody Roar you might want to keep reading about Seven Souls.
Conquer Online, First F2P MMORPG For iPad Launches
NetDragon Websoft has announced today that Conquer Online, the popular desktop MMORPG, is now available for the iPad and has no download or subscription fee and is completely free-to-play.
Archlord X Heads Into CBT; Xbox Kinect Giveaway Underway
Webzen announced that their newest version of Archlord X will be heading into closed beta soon and gamers will be able to win an Xbox 360, Kinect, a gaming keyboard and a gaming mouse just by participating.
Ghost Recon Online Dev Doc Explains What Makes This FPS Different
Okay, so if you haven't heard Ubisoft is getting back to its PC roots. I know, I know, they really haven't been fans of the PC platform over the years and most of their PC ports are shoddy, to say the least and crippled with a lot of DRM. However, that's all changing with Ghost Recon Online and they really want to focus on a well designed, free-to-play shooter for PC.
Project Blackout Takes Cues From CoD: Elite, Adds Competitive Ranking
SG Interactive wants to reward faithful, hardcore shooter fans of their F2P online FPS, Project Blackout, with a new, free, browser-based ranking system that will see continuous updates in the coming months.
Weekly Recap Sept 10th: Star Trek Goes F2P, Max Payne 3 Release Date, Crysis Remake
Crytek announces a console remake for their famous high-end shooter, Crysis. Cryptic revealed that Star Trek Online is going free-to-play and Rockstar unveils the release window for Max Payne 3. These stories and more in this edition of the weekly recap.