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Massively Overthinking: Where is the line between buy-to-play, free-to-play, and subscription MMOs?

You might think this Massively Overthinking topic is way too obvious, but I assure you, it's not! Consider this: When the buy-to-play-with-no-sub

PSA: Fallout 76 is offering a free trial, Fallout First trial, and an atom sale

Some games celebrate the day their games hit early access, or funded on Kickstarter, or actually launched. Fallout 76, however, is celebrating a...
These losers again?

Wisdom of Nym: Going to war in Bozja in Final Fantasy XIV

Here we are in the wake of Final Fantasy XIV's latest content patch, and while there are a lot of different things that were...

ArcheAge Unchained offers free trial and AAUGIVEAWAYS voucher as Reddit melts down over pay-to-win

So let's just get this out of the way upfront: ArcheAge Unchained's rollout a year ago did not go as well as Gamigo...

Overwatch’s Halloween Terror is back once again with new cosmetics and challenge missions

The well-known (and regularly repeated) Halloween event of Overwatch is back once again. It's time for Halloween Terror 2020, bringing along the usual...

Elder Scrolls Online has just begun another freebie ESO Plus sub trial

Elder Scrolls Online is kicking off yet another free sub trial event starting today and running through October 19th. As usual, ESO players...
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Interview: Final Fantasy XIV’s Naoki Yoshida on home development, future villains, and the big changes in patch 5.3

The story of Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers got a pretty explosive sendoff in patch 5.3, which brought several major plotlines to their conclusion...

Black Desert adds a tactics-based PvE arena, a summertime quiz, and a trial that gives away the game

Free game alert, though with a bit of an asterisk: Black Desert is offering a free trial starting now until August 5th...
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Final Fantasy XIV’s patch 5.3 gets a trailer along with more patch details ahead of August 11

Patch 5.3, Reflections in Crystal, arrives in Final Fantasy XIV on August 11th after an unusually long delay. But if you need to...

Pathfinder Online moves into open enrollment and makes several updates

Since it's been some time since we last took a peek at Pathfinder Online, we thought it would be a good idea...

So ArcheAge Unchained’s Garden of the Gods is not free, and ArcheAge players are not happy

Do you folks remember last August, when Gamigo formally announced ArcheAge Unchained, promising a new monetization model for a buy-to-play version of the...

ArcheAge Unchained issues free trial ahead of Garden of the Gods

With ArcheAge's Garden of the Gods update on the way in June, Gamigo is looking to pique interest and boost the playerbase...
Time is on my side, after a fashion.

Elder Scrolls Online unlocks subscription benefits for a week

With Greymoor just on the horizon, Elder Scrolls Online is receiving a whole lot of attention these days. And now there's an...
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Coronavirus roundup: Blizzard, free APB Reloaded, EA esports, HPWU, and how your PC can help humans win

Feel pretty surreal to be reporting on a global crisis like the coronavirus in our indie pages here on MOP, but it affects everyone...
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Interview: Population Zero devs on the May Steam launch, buy-to-play, and PvP philosophy

Survival MMORPG Population Zero is officially launching on Steam in early May, Enplex Games announced today. As part of the reveal, the studio's...

Acti-Blizzard games vanished from GeForce NOW over a ‘misunderstanding,’ Nvidia says

Last week we reported on the sudden removal of Activision-Blizzard titles from GeForce Now, the streamed games service offered by Nvidia, with barely...

PSA: MMO developer comedy Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet debuts on Apple TV+

Earlier in January we told you about the upcoming premiere of Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet, a comedy from several production members from It's...

Elder Scrolls Online follows up Greymoor and Harrowstone announcements with ESO Plus free trial week

So Elder Scrolls Online is having a good week: Last night, ZeniMax laid out the year's theme, Dark Heart of Skyrim, and previewed...

Armor-reducing weapon reloads and brittle weapon bugs arrive with Fallout 76’s latest patch

Some sunny day, we'll all be able to look at Fallout 76 updates with excitement instead of concern that they'll introduce new and...

Fallout 76 wraps up 2019 with Halloween and Christmas combined

Fallout 76 may be riddled with radiation, bugs, and non-stop controversy, but Bethesda is determined to finish the year on a positive...