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10 Years Ago, Gaming Industry Notables Were Hit And Miss Regarding Free-To-Play Gaming

There are only a few days left in what future historians will refer to as “the teens,” in the same way that I referred...

Tencent Acquires 29% Of Funcom, Becomes Largest Shareholder

Tencent already has a piece of game developers Riot, Grinding Gear, and Epic, and probably also your local coffee shop, and now it's got...
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...

Daybreak Game Company Says It Was Never Owned By Columbus Nova

Remember when Sony Online Entertainment was purchased by Columbus Nova and rebranded Daybreak Game Company? No you don't, because it never happened.That's the stunning...

Top 5 Free-to-Play Games That Ended Up Buy-to-Play

What do you think when an upcoming game is announced as free-to-play? For some people, that's great news. For others, it puts a big...

Is H1Z1 Headed (Back) To Free-To-Play? We Don’t Think So

UPDATE, 3/8: Welp.Original article: Several news sites are reporting that H1Z1, Daybreak Games' battle royale title, has lost a huge chunk of its player...

DC Universe Online Celebrates Seven Years, Has Free Gifts For All

Seven years is a long time in comics. 2011 was the year DC Comics tried its "New 52" gimmick, Joe Quesada was replaced by...

Dragon’s Prophet Successor Savage Hunt Supposedly Launching Tomorrow

Dragon's Prophet is coming back! We think ...The free-to-play MMORPG, which was published by Sony Online Entertainment/Daybreak Game Company and shut down two years...

Storybricks CEO Reveals EverQuest Next Design Proposals

Oh, EverQuest Next, will you never cease to torment us? Rodolfo Rosini, CEO of Storybricks, the company tasked with providing much of the AI...

Daybreak Shutting Down Original PlanetSide (And Legends of Norrath)

PlanetSide was already getting pretty long in the tooth when its sequel, PlanetSide 2, launched in late 2012, and going free-to-play in 2014 probably...

Three Things To Take Away From EverQuest Next’s Demise

Friday's announcement that EverQuest Next would never see the light of day sent shockwaves through the gaming industry. Fans, media, and developers all reacted...

PlanetSide 2 Sets Guinness World Record

This past Saturday, PlanetSide 2 players rallied around an attempt to beat an almost three year old record. Organized by PlanetSideBattles and sponsored by...

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...

I Need a Hero! – DC Universe Online BombLive

Hero or villain? I haven't decided yet, but since DC Universe Online is now 4 years old, I think it's time to jump in...

H1Z1 Sr. Game Designer Clarifies Airdrops, SOE Allows Refunds

It has now been 24 hours since the early access for Sony Online Entertainment's (SOE) zombie survival game, H1Z1, has opened up. Those 24...

DCUO Turns Four: A Retrospective

Happy birthday, DC Universe Online! SOE's superhero MMORPG turned four years old yesterday, which for a comic book character would be long enough to...
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SOE’s Smedley Thinks F2P On Consoles Monetizes Well

In a recent interview with Gamasutra, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) President, John Smedley, spoke out about the success and challenges present when taking a...

DCUO to Take Back Your Unused Superhero Names

As if coming up with character names in MMOs isn't already difficult sometimes, coming up with Superhero names can be even more difficult. If...