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Posts tagged “subscriptions”

Fortnite subscription service will give skins and store cash for £10/month

If your nieces and nephews are not yet pestering you with Christmas lists of page and item numbers from the Argos catalogue, here's something else you'll likely have demanded: a Fortnite subscription. Epic Games today announced the Fortnite Crew, a £10/month optional subscription service offering exclusive outfits plus pocket money for the item store. That's launching alongside Chapter 2, Season 5 next Wednesday, the 2nd…

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What new gaming subscription service would you want?

One-off purchases are out, and recurring payments are in. Subscription services are hot again, with publishers from EA to Ubisoft giving access to their games for monthly fees, Stadia charging for better cloud gaming, Fortnite considering fashion subs, and so many companies threatening to send boxes of tat to your door. So few seem worth it. But I'm curious: if you could create a new…

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Paradox are experimenting with a subscription service to play Europa Universalis IV and its DLC

Paradox Interactive, the publishers of games from Crusader Kings to Cities: Skylines, have settled into a familiar and successful model: release a game then, rather chase it with a sequel, spend years expanding it with free content updates and paid add-ons. I quite like this when I buy a Paradox game near the start of its long life, and happily buy an expansion or two…

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Humble Monthly relaunching more expensive as Humble Choice

Humble's game subscription service Humble Monthly will soon relaunch with a higher price as Humble Choice. Rather than giving a fixed bag of games (usually 8) for $12/month, each month Humble Choice have a choice of 10 games and let you pick some to keep. You'll get 3 on the Choice Basic tier for $15/month, or 9 for $20/month on Choice Premium. Humble describe this…

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Ubisoft announce their Uplay+ subscription lineup

Because everyone else is doing it and nobody is powerful enough to stop them, Ubisoft are launching their own games subscription service this September 3rd. Uplay+ will cost $15 a month (with UK and EU pricing still unannounced) and get you access to much of the publisher's catalogue (present and past) and most DLC, but slim-to-nonexistent pickings in the way of third party games. Today,…

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Ubisoft announce PC and Stadia subscription service Uplay+

Yesterday, Google's Phil Harrison teased that publisher subscriptions were coming to Stadia "in relatively short order", and he really wasn't kidding. Tonight, Ubisoft announced Uplay+, a $15 / 15€ per month subscription service that's coming to both PC this September and Stadia in 2020 - although if you sign up before August 15, you can try it for free for its first month.

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Minecraft To Introduce Subscriptions, Y’know, For Kids

I think I'm right in saying that we all often worry about how Minecraft could possibly make any money. The poor folks at Mojang must be starving, freezing and wearing each other's skin as thermal underwear by now. How many more developers must die before Notch comes up with a business model for his absurd, costly vanity project? But what's this? Now there is a…

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Level Cap: World of Warcraft Subscribers Hold Steady

Oh what a difference a few months can make. When last we checked in on World of Warcraft's green, red, and cow-colored masses, things were looking grim - or, well, as grim as they can look when you have over 10 million subscribers. But, rolling hills once rife with freshly rolled alts, that number was a far cry from the 12 million of 2010. One…

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