Trion World’s Rift Goes Free-to-Play
May 15, 2013 • Starting June 12, Trion Worlds' Rift: Planes of Telara MMO will become free-to-play. The transition will occur with the upcoming 2.3: Empyreal Assault update. Existing subscribers will get Patron status that confers additional bonuses that grant
Amazon Coins Arrive
MAY 14, 2013 • Much like FaceBook and Xbox Live before it, introduced its own virtual coin currency. Amazon Coins can be employed to purchase apps, games and in-app items in the Amazon Appstore and on Kindle Fire. Existing
Google Gets Social With Google Play Games
MAY 13, 2013 • Up until now connecting Android gamers to each other via leader boards, achievements, invites, lobbies, cloud saving and multiplayer match-ups has been a niche filled by third-party companies such as Gree, OpenFeint and OpenKit. Now it is reported that
GamePop Introduces Another Android Console
MAY 9, 2013 • There's a new player in the rush to bring Android games to the living room, GamePop. The new console and service comes from GameStacks, the company that markets an app to run Android content on Macs
Sony Builds PlayStation 3s in Brazil
[caption id="attachment_8561" align="alignleft" width="390"] Sony's Andrew House and Jack Tretton introduce the Brazilian built PS3 in Sao Paulo.[/caption] MAY 8, 2013 • Rather than continue with negotiations with the Brazilian government to lower import duties on video game hardware like
Electronic Arts Locks In Star Wars Franchise
May 7, 2013 • A month after LucasFilm, now under new management at the Walt Disney Co., announced that LucasArts would no longer be in the business of internal game development, Electronic Arts secured the exclusive license rights to create


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