Free-to-Play

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1 Hearthstone and "white hat" free-to-play

8 days ago Blizzard's Eric Dodds and Jason Chayes share their insights on money, eSports and fan feedback

19 "If they let me change League of Legends I could double its revenue"

22 days ago Ubisoft's Teut Weidemann explains why Riot's smash hit is a bad role model for good monetisation

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8 "PC is decimating console, just through price" - Romero

A month ago Doom creator talks free-to-play, VR and more as his old Apple II is added to The Strong museum

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6 When free-to-play isn't the best option

A month ago Kitfox and Double Stallion find more success with premium follow-ups to free-to-play failures

24 Richard Bartle: "Free-to-play has a half-life"

A month ago The creator of the first virtual world predicts the decline of freemium games

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16 Free-to-play is the future - Gree

A month ago COO Anil Dharni on the advantages of free-to-play and why live ops are critical to a game's longevity

2 Nexon takes stake in Bleszinski's Boss Key

A month ago Free-to-play publisher also gets worldwide rights to first-person shooter code-named BlueStreak

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5 Million-dollar mobile budgets are very common now- Chillingo

A month ago Ed Rumley on savvy consumers, increasing expectations, and bringing new games to market

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28 Core gamers uncomfortable with industry growth - Moore

2 months ago EA COO says gaming must embrace disruption or risk the same fate as the pre-Napster music industry

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Aaron Loeb joins Kabam

2 months ago Former Electronic Arts exec signs on as head of North American studios for mobile and social publisher

7 Why free-to-play won't eliminate paid games

Opinion 3 months ago The reality is that many game designs don't lend themselves to free-to-play monetization

1 Defiance switching to free-to-play

4 months ago Trion Worlds' SyFy TV series tie-in is switching business models starting in June; company says it "doesn't see a future" in subscription

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10 "I'm actually quite a big fan of Candy Crush"

4 months ago Ben Cousins leaves DeNA to become a consultant on all things Free-to-Play

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

4 months 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

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

Kabam expands with new Berlin office

4 months 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

4 months 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

5 months 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

5 months ago What's good and bad about the maturation of the F2P sector

Console microtransactions: $352 million annually and growing

5 months 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

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

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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months 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

5 months ago Ex-GameStop digital head will focus on acquisitions, Hollywood deals

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