Free-to-Play

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1 Defiance switching to free-to-play

8 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"

8 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

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

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

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

Kabam expands with new Berlin office

9 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

9 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

9 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

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

Console microtransactions: $352 million annually and growing

10 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

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

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

10 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

10 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

10 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

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

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8 Social currency has real value

10 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 10 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

10 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

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

12 Nintendo expands free-to-play efforts

11 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

11 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

11 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 11 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

A year 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 A year 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

A year 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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