avr
29
2014
0

Why do some people say they hate free-to-play so much?

The free-to-play business model may be rising in popularity, but it’s also attracted a healthy amount of skepticism, and in some cases, disdain. Why is that? According to former Electronic Arts developer Ben Cousins, who worked on the free-to-play Battlefield Heroes at Electronic Arts before leaving the company, some developers are wary to embrace the model because it challenges tradition

 

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avr
27
2014
0

PC games make more money than console games, analyst says

PC games now make more money than console games, according to industry research company DFC Intelligence. In an interview with UK PC and tech website PCR , DFC Intelligence owner David Cole said that the big difference now is that consoles are a luxury item, while PCs, which can also play games, are a necessity. “Just a few years ago the reverse was true,” he said

 

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fév
24
2014
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Can the PS4 match the sales of the PS2? Sony weighs in

The PlayStation 2 is the best-selling home console of all time, with more than 150 million units sold since its initial introduction in 2000. The PlayStation 3 failed to reach that mark (as did the Xbox 360 and Wii), and while that number may seem too high to reach for any new console, Sony has now said it’s not impossible for the PlayStation 4 to meet or exceed that lofty figure. Speaking with Inside Games (translated by DualShockers ), Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia president Hiroshi Kawano acknowledged the challenges that Sony faces but said Sony will at least be able to “expand the popularity” of the PS4 by focusing on games and network services.

 

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déc
04
2013
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Xbox One and PS4 sales numbers don’t matter right now (but you don’t care)

We’re in a war of numbers. The PlayStation 4 sold one million consoles in 24 hours Then the Xbox One did too But the PS4 only launched in two countries compared to the XB1’s 13 After the PS4’s global launch across 32 countries, Sony reported 2.1 million console sales .

     

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juin
29
2012
0

MMObility: Google’s Nexus tablet and Dark Legends’ update

Filed under: Horror , Game mechanics , Previews , News items , Free-to-play , Browser , Mobile , Casual , Miscellaneous , MMObility Some weeks, mobile news just comes right up to my doorstep and invites itself in. This was one of those weeks.

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fév
10
2012
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Diablo III sort of confirmed for Q2 2012

Filed under: Fantasy , MMO industry , New titles , News items Looking for a definitive release date for Diablo III ?

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jan
11
2012
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Year One: A look back at DCUO on its first anniversary

Filed under: Super-hero , Business models , Game mechanics , MMO industry , Patches , Free-to-play , DC Universe Online Given the popularity of Batman, Superman, and the rest of the DC Comics license, you’d think an MMO based in and around Gotham City and Metropolis would be nothing short of wildly successful. If anything, though, DC Universe Online (as well as dearly departed Sony Online Entertainment titles like Star Wars Galaxies and The Matrix Online ) has proved that big-name IPs are not a surefire recipe for an MMO blockbuster

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oct
30
2011
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Rise and Shiny: Golden Age

Filed under: Betas , Fantasy , Video , Culture , Previews , Opinion , Free-to-play , Browser , Hands-on , Casual , MMORTS , Rise and Shiny , Livestream I tend to think of myself as a connoisseur of MMORTS games. If you are not familiar with the genre, imagine an MMO that plays like a city-building sim combined with open warfare and sometimes trade

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oct
23
2011
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League of Legends turns two this Thursday, celebrations planned

Filed under: Events, real-world , News items , Free-to-play , Not So Massively The relatively new MOBA genre has seen a massive surge in popularity over the last few years, due mainly to the popularity of DotA remakes like League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth .

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oct
17
2011
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League of Legends patch preview describes Dominion balance changes

Filed under: Game mechanics , Patches , Previews , PvP , News items , Free-to-play , Not So Massively Last week, Riot Games gave League of Legends players a sneak peek at upcoming ranged damage-dealing champion Graves. In a new patch preview video this week , Riot explains all of the balance changes and updates that will be released alongside the new champion.

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