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

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

Console microtransactions: $352 million annually and growing

8 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

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

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

8 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

8 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

8 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

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

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8 Social currency has real value

8 months 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 8 months 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

8 months 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

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

12 Nintendo expands free-to-play efforts

9 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

9 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

9 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 9 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

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

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25 Core gamers can be whales too

Opinion 9 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

9 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

10 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

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

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19 Could GTA Online work as a F2P title?

A year ago The GamesAnalytics staff look at the structure of Rockstar's multiplayer

8 iOS cost per install to exceed $7 over holidays

A year ago Superdata warns of "user acquisition bloodbath," suggests skipping the seasonal marketing push

1 Candy Crush's recipe for success

A year ago King games guru Tommy Palm explains what makes his blockbuster tick, says it's never too late for the little guy to disrupt a market

3 Devs shouldn't dismiss complainers despite what metrics say

A year ago Kingdoms at War producer says community feedback key to making data-driven design make sense

10 Devs can't "create magic" with a spreadsheet in front of them

A year ago Sociologist Jen Whitson examines how analytics are shaping the industry for better and, more pressingly, for worse

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