There are hundreds of ways to fail using the F2P business model, but these are some of the top offenders.
GamesBeat sifts through all the crap MMOs so that you don't have to.
Sony Online Entertainment seeks to expand the PlanetSide 2 audience by working with popular YouTube users, its own passionate fan base, and Major League Gaming.
As an eSport, PlanetSide 2 will probably have the biggest matches of any competitive game.
With the entire genre in flux, five games stand out for either their disruptive models or overall excellence.
And by the way, don't hack the game. Because John Smedley hates cheaters with a passion.
Our interview with CCP Games chief marketing officer David Reid details the free-to-play business model of its upcoming console shooter Dust 514, its tie-ins with the massively multiplayer PC title Eve Online, and the challenges faced in balancing and marketing another shooter for a console audience.
If you follow VentureBeat but don’t regularly check our GamesBeat site, here’s a list of the best games stories we ran over the last seven days that you may have missed.
First-person shooter games have become a multibillion-dollar market. But no one has really succeeded in the massively multiplayer online space with high-end hardcore shooters. Sony Online Entertainment hopes to change that with the upcoming launch of Planetside 2. John Smedley, …
We've corralled the entirety of our E3 2012 coverage from the showfloors, meeting rooms, conference halls, and beyond. If you missed out -- or need a refresher -- on GamesBeat's E3 coverage, take a look here!
Editor's Pick Here is our Game of the Show for E3 2012, the industry trade show, along with individual staff picks.
GamesBeat spent some time with this upcoming free to play MMOFPS from Sony Online Entertainment.