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Wargaming partners with mobile casual developer

Yesterday Deal with Melesta Games to let World of Tanks company "experiment with new business models"

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12 Discoverability not the platform holders' problem to fix

3 days ago FunPlus head of biz dev and former App Store games manager Greg Essig on mobile challenges and how PublishingPlus helps devs tackle them

27 Nintendo's mobile strategy: No whales

8 days ago Iwata shuns free-to-play conventional wisdom, sheds light on philosophy behind upcoming NX game system

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Happy fans equal happy returns

10 days ago Big Viking's Albert Lai shares lessons from taking Zynga's doomed YoVille and growing it back up as YoWorld

FunPlus launches publishing business

11 days ago Former App Store games manager Greg Essig working on free-to-play-focused PublishingPlus

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2 "For kids' games, I think it's out of the question"

24 days ago Joyful Works' Basar Simitci draws a line under free-to-play apps for children

Jobs

Ron Moravek leaves Nexon XP

A month ago Relic co-founder departs Western publishing division behind upcoming Dirty Bomb, BlueStreak

5 EA is closing two-thirds of its core free-to-play games

A month ago Only The Old Republic and C&C: Tiberium Alliances will remain after FIFA, Battlefield and Need For Speed titles close

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3 Star Wars, Dragon Age and Diablo designers lead new RPG for Kabam

A month ago Spirit Lords team explains how it's making a "proper" RPG that's not watered-down

12 Fixing free-to-play's image problem

Opinion A month ago Free-to-play games, especially on mobile, are scorned by many gamers - but their image can be fixed

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1 MOBAs will overtake MMORPGs in F2P revenue this year - EEDAR

A month ago EEDAR analyst Ed Zhao examines why the MOBA field is red hot; MOBAs should generate half a billion dollars in North America this year

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Playing games with the media

A month ago Double Zero One Zero's Pontus Lunden spins the issues facing indies and getting ink for his censorship simulator

1 Microsoft preps free-to-play Halo Online

A month ago Saber Interactive PC game entering closed beta test in Russia

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2 Free-to-play format still evolving - Schubert

A month ago Ex-Star Wars: The Old Republic lead designer says customers will drive devs to adopt a more effective billing model

9 Iwata takes issue with "insincerity" of free-to-play

A month ago Nintendo president worries about undermining value of content, but says "free-to-start" can co-exist with packaged retail games

Elder Scrolls Online goes subscription-free

2 months ago Bethesda's MMO succumbs to financial pressures in advance of console launches

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2 Vainglory aims to be "caricature anti-monetizer"

2 months ago Super Evil Megacorp COO Kristian Segerstrale on free-to-play and the unhealthy "industry obsession" with top grossing app charts

7 Star Wars: The Old Republic dev calls for an end to "whales"

2 months ago Former lead designer Damion Schubert says it's time to treat heavy-spending "patrons" with respect

1 Sony, Wargaming, Daybreak talk free-to-play on consoles

2 months ago GDC panel says consoles deliver better than PC on ARPU

Wooga sets new launch record as Agent Alice hits 3m downloads in 4 days

2 months ago 800,000 customers downloading every day

Bears vs. Art vs. Analytics

2 months ago Former Halfbrick CCO explains how dev team overcame metric-induced "analysis paralysis" for soft-launched puzzle game

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31 Free-to-play hate threatens health of the industry at large

Opinion 2 months ago Increasing negativity around F2P tars both good and bad games with the same brush

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How to impress new players in free-to-play games

3 months ago deltaDNA CEO Mark Robinson on the right road to retention

King revenues up 20% for full year

3 months ago Candy Crush maker reports full-year growth, acquires Battle Nations studio Z2

Nexon year-end revenues up 25%

3 months ago Free-to-play publisher finds sharp growth in Korea, consistent declines in Japan

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