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Steam Offering Free-to-Play Games

donniebaseball23 (1888144) writes | more than 3 years ago

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donniebaseball23 (1888144) writes "Valve's digital Steam service is going strong with 30 million active accounts and now the developer has further boosted its offerings by adding free-to-play titles, reports IndustryGamers. Steam is kicking off its support of the free-to-play model with five titles (which will include in-game Steam exclusives): Spiral Knights, Forsaken Worlds, Champions Online: Free for All, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Alliance of Valliant Arms. Valve's support of free-to-play shows just how widely accepted it's become."
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But will they be challenging and/or fun? (1)

LesFerg (452838) | more than 3 years ago | (#36445846)

After what seems to be a general dumbing-down of games in recent times, and especially after paying out over $60 (nz) for Portal 2 ($10 per hour of play, wtf), I am currently in a state where I will find it hard to purchase a new game from Valve again. Hopefully these free-to-play offerings may offer a little better challenge or at least provide some fun gaming, enough to make it feel worthwhile purchasing some of those silly little DLC offerings.

In the past few months I have probably spent more hours playing a free game than any of the ones I have paid for. I think it is time I started donating to the developers driven by their own sense of commitment instead of the sweatshop lads.

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