Free-to-Play

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2 Free-to-play a $470 million market in Brazil - Report

2 days ago Interpret finds Brazilian player base jumped 20% for 2013, business model uniquely suited to the country

18 Traditional games are the real bait-and-switch - Cousins

15 days ago Scattered Entertainment GM says critics of free-to-play ethics driven by fear and snobbery

Kabam expands with new Berlin office

15 days ago Free-to-play company says that the office reinforces its commitment to the European market

16 Only 2.2% of free-to-play users ever pay - Report

15 days ago Swrve research finds 46% of all revenue comes from .22% of player base, two-thirds of people stop playing after one day

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Zynga Baltimore founder joins Boss Fight Entertainment

24 days ago Paul Stephanouk will serve as design director for the Dallas-based free-to-play games studio

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15 Meretzky: There's a "psychological break" around F2P

24 days ago What's good and bad about the maturation of the F2P sector

Console microtransactions: $352 million annually and growing

29 days ago Superdata report finds business model gaining traction in living room, monthly users and conversion on the rise

2 Cut the Rope dev takes aim at King trademark

30 days ago ZeptoLab challenges Candy Crush Saga maker's claim to "candy" in European Union

16 Is crowdsourcing less ethical than free-to-play?

A month ago Ben Cousins looks at the "ethical scorecard" for a variety of business models; F2P is under fire from the establishment, he says

1 Plants vs. Zombies 2 vs. China

A month ago PopCap's Leo Liu shares lessons learned from Far East launch of free-to-play foliage defense game

1 Devs share free-to-play retention tips

A month ago Raph Koster, Steve Meretzky and more give advice on upping retention for everything from social casino to hidden object games

Kabam hires Chris Petrovic

A month ago Ex-GameStop digital head will focus on acquisitions, Hollywood deals

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8 Social currency has real value

A month ago Ninja Metrics CEO says industry has been forward-thinking in adapting to new business models, but still undervalues community

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28 Free Europe: The EU tackles F2P

Opinion A month ago F2P devs should welcome regulation - it'll prove that most of them are doing nothing wrong

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52 F2P the “most democratic form of development” - Kabam

A month ago Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios, talks about the industry's transition to F2P and its fear of the business model

15 .15% of mobile gamers make up 50% of in-app revenue - Survey

A month ago Analytics firm Swrve finds double-sided impact of mobile market's reliance on "whales"

12 Nintendo expands free-to-play efforts

2 months ago Steel Diver sequel gets free multiplayer as Rusty's Real Deal Baseball lets players "haggle" over cost of DLC

22 King accused of more trademark trolling

2 months ago CandySwipe creator says Candy Crush Saga company purchased victory in legal dispute

10 Clash of Clans daily revenue at $5.15 million - Hacker

2 months ago Supercell internal figures apparently revealed after intruder gets access to company's social media management tool

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57 EA's Dungeon Keeper is a real torture

Opinion 2 months ago Rather than condemning all F2P, Dungeon Keeper should be a lesson in what can go wrong and how to avoid it

Warner Bros teams with Fabrika to bring Infinite Crisis to Russia

2 months ago Fabrika Online to operate F2P MOBA in Russia, Ukraine, the CIS countries and Georgia

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26 Core gamers can be whales too

Opinion 2 months ago True fans of any game are willing to spend extra on it; core gamers aren't so different from their F2P brethren in that regard

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26 League of Legends: Why Riot should be catering to noobs

2 months ago While player toxicity is a problem, F2P expert Ethan Levy writes that the first-time user experience is potentially a drag on the bottom line

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Kabam adds three new execs

3 months ago The free-to-play games company is bolstering its team with an EA Maxis veteran and more

2 Perfect World launches console division

4 months ago Free-to-play PC specialist to bring new and existing titles to current and next-gen systems

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