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Submitted by TheGameScouts 1060d ago | news

Xbox 360 to release F2P Games

Lyndsay Moir: It appears Microsoft has embraced the free to play games market after taking lessons from the huge multi-million pound industry on the PC. Microsoft has begun exploring the realms of F2P games, delicately at first, with a few Xbox Live Arcade releases to be released shortly. (Ascend: New Gods, Happy Wars, Xbox 360, Xbox LIVE)

Irishguy95   1060d ago | Off topic | show
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dazzrazz  +   1060d ago
As a XBL user I wouldn't call 'em F2P at all. You still need gold subscription :)
thorstein  +   1060d ago
That was what I was wondering. XBL is a subscription.
darthv72  +   1059d ago
@dazz...
its more like when they had 1v100. That was a gold member F2P game. It didnt cost the member any additional $$ to play.

We could argue over the finer details but technically, as part of the service, you dont pay anything more to play the basic game.

Perhaps there are in game transactions like there are with other F2P games but those are at the discretion of the player.
Ben_Grimm  +   1060d ago
The gold subscription is access to Love and its content and multiplayer games. The game is free if you have Gold.

So it is F2P.
shadow2797  +   1059d ago
Don't we all just want access to Love?
TalesFromTheBud  +   1060d ago
well you have to pay your isp so i guess your point is moot.
SilentNegotiator  +   1059d ago
Paying for a provider is ENTIRELY different from paying to access XBL Gold.

You need a provider to physically access the internet. XBL is just a barrier to playing games online without paying MS more money (because XBL is such an 'amazing' service and I totally want to pay for the only part of it that a lot of people, including myself, only use...multiplayer).

An ISP is water, XBL Gold is water-flavored Kool-aid.
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darthv72  +   1059d ago
technically speaking
there will always be some underline fee to be paid to someone. Be it the ISP or power company or whatever. Those are just the finer details of things.
TalesFromTheBud  +   1057d ago
xbl is a service. you have to pay for it like you have to pay for netflix. you have to pay your isp to access the net, you have to pay for service that are on the net. i dont see why gold subscriptions seem like any sort of issue.
Blankman85  +   1060d ago
True. But I'm not subscribing to play the games, they are just an added bonus.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1060d ago
Seeing how you other and Xbox users pay for Gold anyway.

Its games you can download at no additional cost Free 2 Play.
majiebeast  +   1060d ago
Yeah i doubt anyone would buy ascend that game looks so bad no1 would pay for that so ofc they offer it free. Happy wars looks decent but surely not the same level as dcuo or dust 514.
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ChunkyLover53  +   1060d ago
No duh, I've been playing Happy Wars for over a month now. Nice to see XBL adding free games to the mix, they already had a brilliant premium online gaming service, now its getting even better with F2P games and awards for Gamerscore.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1060d ago
And with a brand new F2P MS studio that opened up we'll here from more F2P games in the near future.
MasterD919  +   1060d ago
Well I think a lot of the XBL arcade games are over-priced so this could end up evening the sales a bit.

Nothing wrong with free and it's nice to see MS embrace this "change" while sparing some players their own pocket change.
Intentions  +   1060d ago
Really? I pay for xbox live $1 a month.
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JasonKCK  +   1060d ago
I use bing rewards to pay for Live
black911  +   1060d ago
yeah right lol
ALLWRONG  +   1060d ago
You can pay for Xbox Live using Bing. How you going to disagree with fact?
ceballos77mx  +   1059d ago
If I have gold, but decide not to pay next month, can I still play them?.

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