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Old 06-09-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
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Question Release Date?

Does anyone know when this is going to be released?
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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My guess would be in October. Cool thing is that this will be the first Xbox 360 Free-2-Play game.
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Old 08-26-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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In case you haven't seen this
http://www.co-optimus.com/article/88...play-game.html
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:45 PM   #4
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Old 08-29-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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1 vs 100 was free to play, so isnt this the second? either way, stoked about a free game :]
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:41 AM   #6
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1 Vs. 100 wasn't even the first. There have been several free games, most of which didn't even require XBL Gold. I think it's more accurate to say that this is the first "freemium" game on Xbox. Whatever you want to call it, it's a load of fun (just played the beta). It's not quite up there with Fat Princess, but considering that this is free, I think it's a great alternative.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:22 AM   #7
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What does free to play mean?
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:25 AM   #8
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What does free to play mean?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free-to-play
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:08 PM   #9
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Or if you can't be bothered to read all that, the general gist is this:

The base game is free and you can enjoy it and get all the GS out of it without spending any money. However, if you want you can spend money on in-game items to enhance the game (micro-transactions). eg costumes, weapons etc.

These types of games already exist on Windows Phone 7 (Bug Village, Gun Bros and Contract Killer). Happy Wars will be the first on 360, although there is another announced called Ascend: New Gods.
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Old 09-04-2012, 10:41 AM   #10
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Thank you to both. I couldn't understand the difference between free-to-play like this, or simply free like Aegis Wing, Doritos Crash Course etc.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:57 PM   #11
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I am hoping the full game is released this month or next as it is a lot of fun and I would really love to play it will a lot of friends as of right now its just me and my brother. I am a warrior and he is a mage and we make a decent team but I would love to get a huge amount of people and make a team and win games constantly lol.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:08 AM   #12
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What does free to play mean?
Free-to-play???

It's free,
doesn't cost anything,
just click download,
end of story.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:41 AM   #13
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Free-to-play???

It's free,
doesn't cost anything,
just click download,
end of story.
Don't be a retard - that's not the end of the story. There's a difference between "free" and "free to play". It is explained in this very thread, but of course you would know that had you bothered to read it.
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:46 PM   #15
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #16
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Release date is October 12th which will be a friday (from major nelsons blog mjr.mn/PcBXf4 )
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Don't be a retard - that's not the end of the story. There's a difference between "free" and "free to play". It is explained in this very thread, but of course you would know that had you bothered to read it.
That's an idiotic distinction. Free to play means free to play. There's no requirement that a free to play game have microtransactions. Citing Wikipedia as a source is your first mistake.

I don't think people automatically think microtransactions when they think free to play. They might assume there will be some, but do they decide it's not free to play if they find out there's no microtransactions? No.

Guild Wars is a free to play MMO and it doesn't have microtransactions. It's not free of course either (so you are right that there is a difference, just mistaken about what the difference is).

You're putting people down for not knowing technical knowledge you and a few other nerds made up for no reason other than to distinguish concepts. The wording is poor and it's not widely accepted.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:48 PM   #18
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That's an idiotic distinction. Free to play means free to play. There's no requirement that a free to play game have microtransactions. Citing Wikipedia as a source is your first mistake.

I don't think people automatically think microtransactions when they think free to play. They might assume there will be some, but do they decide it's not free to play if they find out there's no microtransactions? No.

Guild Wars is a free to play MMO and it doesn't have microtransactions. It's not free of course either (so you are right that there is a difference, just mistaken about what the difference is).

You're putting people down for not knowing technical knowledge you and a few other nerds made up for no reason other than to distinguish concepts. The wording is poor and it's not widely accepted.
Firstly, I didn't cite Wikipedia, Burnout did.

Secondly, after a bit of research, there seems to actually be two conflicting viewpoints on what it actually means (yes, 'my' version is not 'made up by me and a few other nerds'). My understanding is as I've already stated that free-to-play means 'a game that is free to download but optionally includes extra content to make the game better', and I see that there are others who believe free-to-play means literally free to play.

It has become apparent to me that 'free-to-play' as a term has evolved. Your distinction appears to hold weight in that it started out as a widely used term in the PC world, particularly with MMOs. However, it seems that an awful lot of major game journalism reports on "free-to-play" as being an intially free game that includes bought content.

Look at this for example. Here they state Happy Wars is the first ever free to play game on XBLA. If free-to-play still meant what you say it does, then wouldn't Dash of Destruction, Yaris, Crash Course, Harms Way, Totem Ball all have been 'free to play'? But nobody ever discusses them as such - they were just free.

Here is an article that may be of interest, which mentions the free-to-play business model:
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Last month a Develop report revealed Microsoft was talking with developers to discuss free-to-play game deals.

The idea is that games can either be monetised by in-game items or premium upgrade costs. Xbox 360 will incorporate a micro-transactions service using Microsoft Points, the report claimed.
Oh, and that's from Eurogamer by the way. Think they're a big enough company that we can safely say that this stuff wasn't just made up by a few nerds.

Also, this:
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Continuing the discussion, it was stated that the free-to-play format will be a pilot program with several games planned for the service. Both single player and multiplayer games are planned, but “many of the games will be multiplayer games by nature”. The games will be free for Gold members and will “leverage the Microsoft Points system”, which may be interpreted as micro-transactions.
I'd just like to point out that all other free-to-play Live Arcade games so far (ie on Windows Phone 7) have also all included micro-transactions. Similarly, the free games that don't have any buyable content (Sudoku, Minesweeper, Shuffle Party) aren't referred to as 'free-to-play', just free.

Basically, it seems that Microsoft are now using the term "free-to-play" as the new name for "freemium".

Either way, we're going massively off-topic so I suggest we either stop or we move the conversation over to wall posts.
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:40 PM   #19
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Just a heads up to everyone if you delete happy wars and re download it you get the full game NOW. So get downloading. (with achieves)
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:58 PM   #20
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Just a heads up to everyone if you delete happy wars and re download it you get the full game NOW. So get downloading. (with achieves)
Do you have to have played the beta to do this trick?
The games looks like a lot of simple fun
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:51 PM   #21
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Do you have to have played the beta to do this trick?
The games looks like a lot of simple fun
you need to be in the beta to be able to download it
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Old 10-06-2012, 06:25 PM   #22
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:54 PM   #23
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Really fun, but not many people with the full version yet. Keep getting matched with same people.
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