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The FTC Addressed Loot Boxes This Week, But It Probably Won’t Be Enough

The Federal Trade Commission heard from a number of different parties during its workshop on loot boxes in video games earlier this week. I've...
A Wide Arc: Perfect World's Plan For Warframe And F2P Gaming 1

Five Years Ago, Folks Were Really Mad About Digital Extremes Being Bought (And Other...

We're midway through July, and I thought that would make for a perfect time to turn back the clock five years, all the way...

No, Fortnite Battle Royale Wasn’t Almost Cancelled, Not Even Close

We get it, the name "Fortnite" draws clicks, because Fortnite Battle Royale was (and still might be) the hottest thing out there right now....

10 Years Ago, Some Of The Biggest MMOs Of The Next Decade (And Global...

While we're all still digesting the news from this year's E3, let's all go back in time a decade, to E3 2009. This idea...

The “Loot Box Bill” Is Impossibly Broad, But It Could Still Work As Intended

We've finally got the text of Senate Bill 1629, a.k.a. the Protecting Children from Abusive Games Act, introduced last week by Senator Josh Hawley...

If F2P Is In Anthem’s Future, It Needs A Lot Of Work

Have you heard the latest “Anthem is going free-to-play” rumors? They come from a blog, which I won't link to, which claims to have...

After Years Away, It’s Not Easy To Go Back To Your MMORPG Home

City of Heroes is coming back! Maybe! Sort of! All right, so the jury's still out on whether you'll get to play the game as...

Valve Promises “A Better Artifact,” And There’s Probably Just One Way To Accomplish That

After going nearly two months without any communication, Valve posted to the Steam page for Artifact last Thursday, March 29. The brief message was...

If Ninja Made $1 Million Streaming Apex Legends, He Deserved It

It shouldn't come as a surprise that well-known streamers can make a lot of money. Many get by just on donations and subscriptions to...

Wednesday’s Z1 Battle Royale Update And Rebranding Might Be The Game’s Last Chance

H1Z1 is no more. No, it hasn't shut down. It's now officially known as Z1 Battle Royale on PC, despite being unofficially labeled as such...

Apex Legends’ Numbers Are Impressive, But So It Respawn’s Smart Approach To Development And...

Two days in, and everyone's still talking about Respawn Entertainment's Apex Legends. A game that most people didn't even know about a week ago...

What Will Go F2P Next? We Offer Up 6 Predictions

Back in 2015, I made a few predictions about MMORPGs that I thought had a chance – even if only a slim one –...

When Games With Microtransactions Shut Down, Do You Feel Like It Was Wasted Money?

Over on GamesIndustry.biz, Rob Fahey talked today about free-to-play games shutting down and the kind of consumer backlash that might ensue when that happens...

Final Fantasy Digital Card Game is F2P, But it’s Not FFTCG — And Would...

If you know anything about me, or you just watch the Free to Play Cast, you'll know that I'm a Final Fantasy nut. Games,...

MMOBomb’s Top 5 Free-To-Play Predictions For 2019 (And Grading 2018’s Predictions)

It's time, once again, to be amazed and astounded by my precocious acts of prestidigitation, my prescient predictions, my prattling on about probable outcomes...

MMOBomb’s 2018 In Review: Top 5 Shocking F2P Headlines

Now that we've covered the free-to-play gaming news you totally saw coming, it's time to take a look at the surprises from 2018. We've...

MMOBomb’s 2018 In Review: Top 5 Predictable F2P Headlines

There may have been a dearth of impactful new free-to-play games in 2018, but that doesn't mean there wasn't plenty to talk about. In...

MMOBomb 2019 Preview: Top 5 Upcoming F2P Games

We were a bit down on the new free-to-play stuff we got in 2018, but that's no reason not to think positively about the...