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Third Orcs Must Die! Game Announced

Features elements of MOBAs and CCGs. Because why not?

From MMORPG to MOTA, Transformers Universe is a Sign of the Times

Kat Bailey explores how Jagex's upcoming "MOTA" Transformers Universe symbolizes the rise of one genre and the decline of another.



European Commission Investigating "Misleading" Free-to-Play Games

Following the UK Office of Fair Trading's regulation of free-to-play games, now the European Commission is stepping in.

Dungeon Keeper: A Symptom of a Wider Problem

How EA and Mythic's reimagining of Bullfrog's classic strategy series is just the tip of the iceberg.

The Free-to-Play Tide is Turning

After widespread negative feedback, both Forza 5 and Disney's Where's My Water 2 have toned down their uses of microtransactions.

Free-to-Play Devs Introduce Spending Caps for Young Players

Both GungHo and Tecmo Koei are restricting how much younger players can spend on their games -- and other devs are following suit.

Path of Exile's Success Shows Players Appreciate "Ethical Microtransactions"

The free-to-play Diablolike has surpassed expectations for its first month in non-beta release.

What Happens When Free-to-Play Games Aren't Free?

Eurogamer's Martin Robinson argues Microsoft's misappropriation of free-to-play mechanics is at the head of a broader problem.

EA Looking to "Resume" Development on New Command and Conquer

The new Command and Conquer may be down, but it's still got some fight left in it yet, it seems.

Magicka: Wizard Wars Hits Steam Early Access

Paradox Interactive's wizard-splattering PvP spinoff to Magicka is available to play right now.

Ghosts 'n' Goblins is Back

...as a Korean free-to-play online platform RPG, currently up for voting on Steam Greenlight? What's going on?

Why I'm Not Playing Plants vs. Zombies 2

Popcap's implementation of free-to-play mechanics in Plants vs. Zombies 2 may not be "that bad" compared to its rivals, but that doesn't mean we should defend it, says Pete.

Meet the Man Bringing Free-to-Play to Xbox

Eurogamer's Simon Parkin explores how Wargaming.net is taking the F2P war to the console front.

Nintendo Experiments with Haggling in Free-to-Play

An intriguing Japanese 3DS eShop title reveals Nintendo experimenting with the free-to-play model.

Ridge Racer Goes Free-to-Play in Driftopia

Driftopia, the latest addition to Namco Bandai's growing free-to-play lineup, is an adaptation of Ridge Racer Unbounded. Pete investigates the current beta.

The Highs and Lows of Firefall's Open Beta

Eurogamer's Dan Whitehead checks out Red 5 Studios' upcoming free-to-play massively multiplayer online shooter.

Transport Tycoon's Return Won't Be Free to Play

The upcoming mobile reboot of Chris Sawyer's management classic will be a conventional paid-for title.