On this week’s show we cheat and cover our thoughts on BlizzCon’s Opening Ceremony (free-to-play or not), take a look at some honest stories from Riot Games’ past and how LoL almost wasn’t, and finally examine Legends of Aria’s totally predictable transition to F2P. All that and more on this week’s Free to Play Cast!

Discussion Timestamps:

01:32 BlizzCon’s Major Opening Announcements
35:57 Riot’s Early Years…and Heroes of Newerth’s Challenge
41:14 Legends of Aria Going F2P
45:20 Weekly Bombs (DA-Bomb / A-Bomb)
54:34 Questions and Answers of the Week

If you have submissions for the show’s Weekly Bombs, have questions for the panel (nothing is off limits!), or just ideas for what you want covered you can now send them to magicman@mmobomb.com. You can also be a guest in the show, just send us why you want to host, and what topic or game you would like to cover.

Free-To-Play Cast is the official podcast (and videocast) of MMOBomb.com about free to play multiplayer online games. Free-To-Play Cast takes on the week’s biggest news with plenty of opinion, weekly bombs, community feedback, guests, laughs thrown in for good measure and much more. Have fun and expect a new episode next week!

Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.


  1. Thank god there was no green screen on as you would of vanished.
    Maybe you should move your boxing from 4 to like a 3 horizontal view. 🙂


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