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Battleborn goes free-to-play in all but name

Following the almighty fuss last year over claims that Battleborn was going free-to-play, Battleborn has gone free-to-play. Except developer Gearbox isn’t calling it that. Instead, the studio is doggedly referring to it as a free trial”, despite that fact that the model sounds exactly like free-to-play. Starting today players can …

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Awesomenauts is becoming free-to-play

Ronimo’s side-scrolling 2D MOBA Awesomenauts is making the transition to free-to-play. The switch will be made on Steam on May 24th, although an update that has overhauled the progression system has already gone live. Changes include an overhauled tutorial and ‘beginner experience’ designed to make it easier for newcomers to …

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PES 2017 has a free-to-play version

Konami has announced that a free-to-play version of PES 2017 focusing on the game’s eSports orientated mode is now available. The publisher last year gave the same treatment to PES 2016, but this time around the release will occur at the same time across all platforms – and far sooner …

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Battleborn may (or may not) be going free-to-play

Gearbox’s multiplayer shooter seems to be about to launch some sort of free-to-play or free-to-try offer. Kotaku originally reported that a source close to the game had informed it that Battleborn was going to make the switch to free-to-play within a couple of months. This source added that the studio …

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Blizzard introduces $4.99 Hearthstone Welcome Bundle

A new cut-price offer is being made available to those hoping to get started in the world of Hearthstone. Blizzard’s tremendously successful card battler is free to play, and can certainly be played for free, with players working their way through some early challenges to unlock a basic but decent …

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EVE Online makes free-to-play switch

CCP’s popular MMO space sim EVE Online is dropping its compulsory subscription fees. The developer describes the move as one of the biggest changes to the EVE universe ever, exponentially and aggressively fuelling the boundless potential of EVE’s greatest game content – its players”. From November players will be split …

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F2P Survival of the Fittest is being folded back into Ark: Survival Evolved

Ark: Survival Evolved’s free-to-play spin-off Survival of the Fittest is being reintegrated into the main game. On a technical level it will still exist as its own game, and those who have already played it will not have to buy the main game to continue. The change will enable developer …

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Evolve is going free-to-play on PC

The speculation was correct – online shooter Evolve is dropping its upfront price on PC. A F2P beta is due to go live today, with the idea being to test server loads and experiment with new ideas on what sounds like could be the long path to full release. Those …

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