On March 17 the PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online ditches subscription fees and gains the subtitle "Tamriel Unlimited." What are we getting for free, and what does the change mean for existing players?
Say you, like many people, excitedly signed up for a recurring $4.99 a month payment to gain access to EA's new subscription service for the Xbox One, only to be underwhelmed by the meager early offerings. There's no easy way out, but there is a shortcut home.
That didn't take long! Electronic Arts just said its newly-announced subscription service EA Access is officially live on the Xbox One. That means all gamers who own Microsoft's current-gen console can download the app through the app store and start using it today for $4.99 or a full-year subscription for $30.
Like most subscription-based massively multiplayer online role-playing games, The Elder Scrolls Online includes 30 day free game time with purchase, but in order to access that 30 free days, one first has to set up a subscription, and that's got some of the game's players in an uproar.
Putting an end to speculation that the massively multiplayer entry in Bethesda's award-winning role-playing franchise would be free-to-play, Zenimax Online's Matt Firor has confirmed The Elder Scrolls Online will follow a subscription-based business model.
In preparation for its eventual move to free-to-play, Heatwave Interactive's Romanesque massively multiplayer online game Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is ditching subscription fees and lowering its initial price to $9.99. Or you could just wait a few months and pay nothing. [Gods & Heroes]
With the assumption that BioWare's new subscription-based massively multiplayer online Star Wars role-playing game will one day succumb to the dark side of free-to-play running rampant, commenter Odin believes The Old Republic could flourish under the archaic monthly model in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
Commenter Blessrok remembers the good old days of the Sega Channel in today's Speak Up on Kotaku, and wonders how many gamers would flock to a monthly game subscription service on modern day consoles. No, PlayStation Plus doesn't count.
LEGOs are like a fine wine, they get better with age. But also like fine wine the finest LEGOs can get pretty pricey, especially if you buy in bulk. Thankfully, you wont have to sell your house or your dignity to get your LEGO fix anymore.
The mid-April Free Agent update for Hi-Rez Studios' online multiplayer shooter Global Agenda will drop the game's purchase requirement, making it free-to-play for anyone that has the urge.
Music Unlimited, Sony's streaming music service, hits North American PlayStation 3 consoles today, giving users 30 days access to millions of musical tracks before subscription fees kick in.
Sony Online Entertainment transforms PlayStation 3 and PC gamers into superheroes and super villains on January 11 with the release of DC Universe Online. How much will you pay to battle alongside the likes of Batman, Superman, and Lex Luthor?
Expecting extensive game-fixing changes in the months to come, Square Enix steps up to the plate once again, offering Final Fantasy XIV players another free 30 days of game time while renovations are underway.
With many major massively multiplayer online role-playing games adapting the free-to-play model, could Blizzard's immensely profitable World of Warcraft one day make the switch? Lead designer Tom Chilton says that one day the game's subscription model "may not make sense."
A new firmware update for the PlayStation 3 ushers in the age of PlayStation Plus, Sony's new premium subscription service. Let's take a look at what your money buys you today!
StarCraft II fans south of the border will have two ways to pay for the game, with Blizzard revealing a less-expensive, time-limited version of the game for players in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil.
Bungie is a game developer that likes to create new universes and then fully explore them.
NCsoft reveals Aion: The Official Magazine, a monthly online publication that delivers the latest news, player guides, and community tips to Aion players to the tune of $3.99 an issue, with exclusive in-game items coming every month.
Cryptic and Atari have announced the subscription rates for Star Trek Online, finally giving players an idea of the cost of playing the Trek-themed MMO, aside from sleep deprivation and a gradual loss of skin pigment.