Editorials

Word Play: Battleline: Steel Warfare

Tank games are popular. MOBAs are popular. So why not combine the two? That might have been the genesis of the idea that gave us...

Word Play: H1Z1

By now, you're probably aware of what H1Z1 is: zombie survival post-apocalyptic PvP permadeath keyword keyword keyword. And you might wondering if it's worth...

Taking a Crack at The Free-to-Play Hall of Fame

It's that time of year in the sporting world where the talk turns to honoring the best of the best. If you follow Major...

E-sports In The Olympics? Rob Pardo Says Yes, We’re Not So Sure

Former Blizzard CCO Rob Pardo spoke to the BBC last week, saying that e-sports should be featured in the Olympics: “There's a very good argument...

Our Predictions For Free-to-Play In 2015

I could preface this by saying that 2014 was a wild year, and then list off all the crazy things that happened in gaming....

It’s A Trap! Our Sneak Peek At Landmark’s Big End-Of-Year Update

Today's a big day for Landmark. Or maybe tomorrow will be. Or perhaps Friday. Whenever the latest update goes live, it'll represent the biggest chunk...

Vote Now In The MMOBomb 2014 Fans’ Choice Awards!

It's time to make your voice heard and celebrate the best in free-to-play gaming from the past year, with the 2014 MMOBomb Fans' Choice...

The Most Anticipated F2P Games Of 2015

(EDITOR'S NOTE: There's lots of comments asking about Black Desert. Yes, we're eagerly anticipating it, but Pearl Abyss clarified comments earlier this week and...

Awful Idea: Monthly Spending Limit For F2P Games

I'd chalk this up less under “awful idea for a game” and more under “awful idea for a game developer,” because it will affect...

Toxicity Isn’t Just An Issue For MOBAs

Maybe we've been too hard on MOBAs. Sure, they're full of toxic players who insist you play the game perfectly or else they'll unleash a...

Preview: Messing Around in TERA’s Fate of Arun

TERA’s Fate of Arun expansion is now just days away. Launching on December 16th, Fate of Arun adds new zones, a new level cap...

Introspective: “Why Do You Write About That?”

Monday's article about a seemingly out-of-date “warning” that free-to-play games can cost money brought up comments I see a lot of – not just...

ArcheAge’s Descent Into Madness Continues, and I’m Leaving the Trion Worlds Train

It's sometimes difficult deciding what to write up for the site. With Jason and myself being the primary writers for our daily content, we...

Thoughts And Musings On Civilization Online’s Information Reveal

Civilization Online is a tasty carrot, tantalizingly dangled in front of fans of Sid Meier's classic series like a defenseless city on your nation's...

Darth Times Ahead: Our SWTOR: Shadow of Revan Preview

Shadow of Revan is shaping up to be quite the nostalgia trip. For players of the original Knights of the Old Republic single-player game,...

Did Apple Take The First Step In The Erosion Of The Free-To-Play Name?

There are no more “free” games on the App Store any more. Now, “free,” “free-to-play,” “freemium,” or whatever-you-want-to-call-them games are still there, but they're not...

The Whole F2P vs. P2P Argument Summed Up In Two Comments

I read a piece today about a mobile developer trying to make his game less about F2P consumable purchases -- like energy -- and...

Class Is In Session: 6 Not-Quite-Legit Free-To-Play Course Offerings

It's cool that a college in China is offering classes in Dota, and it would be neat to see the same sort of thing...