Previously a dud, relaunched APB game gets 3 million users in a week

As one of a growing number of massively multiplayer online (MMO) games adopting a free-to-play strategy, APB Reloaded has hit a milestone of 3 million users, just one week after its relaunch. This is all the more remarkable given the  failed initial launch of the game in 2010, under the title APB, which saw developer Realtime Worlds going into the equivalent of bankruptcy.

Blizzard secures dominance of online games with World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (review)

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is Blizzard Entertainment‘s most ambitious expansion pack for its wildly popular online role-playing game yet. Instead of focusing on adding additional content for high-level players, like it did in its previous expansion, Blizzard went back to its original release and remade the entire world from scratch. Both new players and veterans are going to see the fruits of Blizzard’s labor in this one.

Hulu could bite into users' wallets with freemium "Hulu Plus"

Significant changes may be in the works over at Hulu, a website for watching television shows online owned by media giants News Corp., NBC Universal and the Walt Disney Co., according to a Los Angeles Times blog post. The company may start offering Hulu users a subscription plan of $9.95 a month, dubbed Hulu Plus, as soon as May 24. But many videos will remain free — a key to Hulu’s early success.