Monthly Archives: February 2013

With 7.5M users in Russia, Crytek’s free-to-play shooter Warface is coming to the U.S. (preview)

Crytek is bring its Warface first-person shooter online game to the U.S. soon. This is all about taking triple-A-quality shooting games and reinventing them as low-barrier, free-to-play titles that you can play with minimal hassle on a wide variety of

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Nexon America will kick-off closed beta for Navy Field 2, its highly anticipated naval warfare-based, massively multiplayer online real time strategy game (MMORTS) on March 27, with sign-ups to participate starting today. Players can sign-up to participate in the Navy

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Gameforge announces F2P anniversary celebration and 3.9 update for EU Aion

February 28th marks the one-year anniversary of Aion’s conversion to free-to-play in Europe. In celebration of the occasion, Gameforge is kicking off some special events and has announced a new update that launches on April 17th. The anniversary festivities include

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Is Activision Blizzard overly reliant on core titles?

An Activision Blizzard Amended Investor Report was discovered yesterday by VG247, OXMreports. The report itself makes interesting reading, particularly the risks section. Firstly, though, a word of warning. It is good practice in Financial Services to have a grasp of

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‘We want Moshi Monsters to be like Barbie and LEGO’

Mind Candy founder Michael Acton Smith believes Moshi Monsters toys can “stay the course” and follow in the footsteps of brands like Barbie and LEGO. He was asked what he’s doing to stop Moshi Monsters from being “just a fad”

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CCP: ‘No reason we need to stop at just Eve and Dust’ as MMO passes 500K subscribers

Developer CCP Games revealed today that its model is working. Eve Online recently surpassed the 500,000 monthly subscriber milestone. The studio is simultaneously preparing to celebrate the game’s 10-year anniversary and what it’s calling Eve’s “second decade,” which entails thinking

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Uncharted 3 multiplayer goes free-to-play

The multiplayer mode of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is being re-launched as free-to-play by Sony. Players will be able to download and play the multiplayer part of the game for free up to level 15 with the option to pay

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The last remaining Playfish co-founder has left EA

Electronic Arts-owned social games company Playfish this week lost its last remaining co-founder, as Kristian Segerstrale has moved back into the world of start-ups. EA acquired Playfish back in 2009, and since then the four original founders of Playfish —

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Kartuga – 3D Pirate Action Game Now in Closed Beta

InnoGames just opened 3D online game Kartuga to the first round of players in a closed beta. The keys for the closed beta are given out by lotteries amongst all users who registered via www.kartuga.com, but players can also visit

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Ex-Zynga Boston team starts new iOS studio

Zynga closed its Boston studio late last year, and some of its former developers have created a new company called Proletariat Inc. The group is set to release its first iPhone game next week, called Letter Rush. The folks at

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