Free-to-Play

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

7 months 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"

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months 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

8 months 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

8 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

8 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 9 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

10 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"

10 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

10 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

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

Kabam expands with new Berlin office

10 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

10 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

11 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

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

Console microtransactions: $352 million annually and growing

11 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

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

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

11 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

11 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

11 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

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

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8 Social currency has real value

A year 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 A year 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

A year ago Andrew Sheppard, president of Kabam Studios, talks about the industry's transition to F2P and its fear of the business model

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