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  • adj. That may be played without payment


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  • This isn't really a shock; it doesn't have much in the way of numbers playing (being a small, non-serious MMO), and isn't making much money (being free-to-play, with a very low membership price).

    The Dungeon Is (Almost) Closed

  • Rewards gained in the main game can be used to unlock items here - it's an interesting attempt to combine retail and free-to-play models into one; sort of like having your franchise cake and eating it.

    Trailer: Cars 2 video game

  • As more game developers embrace the free-to-play model and web-based games, they, too, will start to view their communities as a vital part of the design process.

    The Brave New World of Open-source Game Design

  • When Acclaim Games publicly unveiled its Rockfree project, a free-to-play, web-based riff on the rhythm genre, last November, it did something unusual.

    The Brave New World of Open-source Game Design

  • WSJ: How do you see free-to-play social games evolving in terms of your potential for revenue growth?

    Zynga Chief Talks IPO, Lessons Learned

  • "One of the hardest things we've done in growth markets like North America and Europe is to convince people there isn't a catch when they play a free-to-play game," he said.

    Nexon IPO Makes Tepid Debut in Tokyo

  • "The cash will help us to move quickly," Mr. Mahoney said, noting that the company is increasing its efforts following the success of free-to-play games like Zynga's "FarmVille."

    Nexon IPO Makes Tepid Debut in Tokyo

  • Also, you get access to a free-to-play Future Zone once you register on the site and create your character.

    Cartoon Network launches MMO for kids

  • Quake Live is not, however, another PC hardware-pushing graphical powerhouse, but a free-to-play, advertising-supported browser game.

    Quake Live May Spark Gaming Industry Shake-up

  • Plus, a lot of VC money has gone through the drain and yeah there are still new companies trying like 38 Studios, but a lot of the incumbent developers/publishers like Turbine and SOE are investing more in free-to-play too.

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