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20 Fallout Shelter shatters the dogma of core gamers hating F2P

Opinion 4 days ago If the brand, the game and the business model are right, core F2P can be just as successful in the west as it has been in Japan

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"We're trying to make 25 games this year. It's ridiculous"

A month ago Mirko Topalski of Eipix on the limits of ambition

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24 F2P Comes of Age: How to make money without being 'evil'

A month ago Digital Dragons in Kraków delivers the goods

Wargaming partners with mobile casual developer

A month ago Deal with Melesta Games to let World of Tanks company "experiment with new business models"

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12 Discoverability is not the platform holders' problem

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

28 Nintendo's mobile strategy: No whales

A month 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

A month 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

A month 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"

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

Jobs

Ron Moravek leaves Nexon XP

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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 2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months ago Saber Interactive PC game entering closed beta test in Russia

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2 Free-to-play format still evolving - Schubert

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 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"

3 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"

4 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

4 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

4 months ago 800,000 customers downloading every day

Bears vs. Art vs. Analytics

4 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 4 months ago Increasing negativity around F2P tars both good and bad games with the same brush

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