In this episode of the Free-to-Play Podcast, the Spunkify, Jason and special guest Squid meditate upon the upcoming FPS Zombies Monsters Robots, trials and tribulations within APB Reloaded’s engine upgrade, new pop-ups in Planetside 2 and what pop-ups are acceptable, and Black Gold’s freshly released Alpha. All this and your community comments on this week’s episode of the Free-to-Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

00:07 Intro
03:19 Zombies Monsters Robots
12:39 APB Reloaded’s Upgrade Update
20:12 Planetside 2 Pop-ups
30:59 Jason’s Black Gold Alpha Experience
43:13 Weekly Bomb
50:24 Last Week’s QOTW
54:01 This Week’s QOTW

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  1. jonathon82 on April 4, 2014

    hate how a lot of the new MMO’s well the F2P ones atleast that are coming out have shifted from RPG’s to ….MOBA’s and ….card……games………………….Looks like somebody goin back to subbin but it has its perks and I have a job so lol

  2. Adrian87 on April 3, 2014

    Before i answer the qotw i have a question my self. From what i understood the ads in PS2 are interrupting the gameplay (have not played it my self). That means it is possible to die from ads popping up on the screen, while going premium eliminates that. Is that game intrusive advertisement a P2W element in your opinion?

    QOTW:
    Same as Jason i don’t mind it as long as it does not interfere with my gameplay. I’m ok with advertising boards on maps, ads in menus and such. Not ok with what PS2 is doing.

    Also got some da-bombs this week:
    To Jason’s house in LOTRO (almost made me wanna start playing LOTRO… almost). And one to him for remembering to take the pics.
    Another da-bomb goes to AirMech’s Double Kill Tournament. Was way more entertaining then i thought it will be and i don’t even play the game anymore. But seeing how much skill, planning, rapidity and precision on his moves an AirMech pro player has, it definitely made me appreciate the game a bit more (it would take me 10 times more to move/command an army then them).

  3. tolshortte on April 3, 2014

    adverts on f2p games don’t surprise me at all. they have to pay for the game after all. people’s willingness to pay for games these days seems to be dwindling. Steam forums is littered with ‘entitlement’ discussions. That may not be direct proof, but it seems its becoming more noticeable at least.

    personally if a f2p game wants to use ads to pay for its develop and maintenance I don’t mind. if its a game I want to play then ill just throw them some money and wont have to deal with it. I currently play DCUO as I wait for Wildstar to launch. I went legendary in that game to see all it has to offer.

    15 dollars a month to me is a dirt cheap cost for entertainment. I personally don’t understand the prolems with it that a lot of players seem to mention on forums etc.

  4. GMAlonzo on April 2, 2014

    Zombies Monsters Robots IS THE only game worthy to talk about.
    APB is crap
    PS2 i guess is ok though.
    Gun2z is horrible

    • Phanda on April 3, 2014

      I agree

    • Dub on April 3, 2014

      Zombies Monsters Robots is so crappy game. Everybody should stay away from it.

      • GMAlonzo on April 3, 2014

        Alright haha, nice trolling. Go back to playing Combat arms alright

    • Curst on April 3, 2014

      Zombies Monsters Robots aka Mercenary Ops (Asia), aka Black Fire Online (Russia) is hardly worth talking about. PvE is the only half decent part of ZMR and even in this area it’s barely any better than Warface. Which doesn’t say much. In terms of PvP this game is utterly horrible and uncompetitive. Considering that it’s not too casual either, I don’t even know what to call it.

      PvE is much better in Warframe and PvP is much better in Ghost Recon online. The only noteworthy thing about ZMR is that it has Zombies (!), Monsters(!) and Robots(!!!). It’s not even horror-themed exactly, it’s… errght… I don’t know what it is. >_>

  5. PLUS on April 2, 2014

    -DDY

  6. MOUN on April 2, 2014

    TED

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