F2P Archive

  • Big thanks to [NJP] Highpants for inspiring this article and supplying tips and the iron-sight images. Congrats! After weeks of grinding the tens of thousands of RP’s to buy that dream Assault Rifle, you finally get to use it in game. What? You’re disappointed that it’s not the mass fragging machine you thought it was.  Well, before you sell it […]

    Ghost Recon Online Tips: Assault Rifle Upgrades

    Big thanks to [NJP] Highpants for inspiring this article and supplying tips and the iron-sight images. Congrats! After weeks of grinding the tens of thousands of RP’s to buy that dream Assault Rifle, you finally get to use it in game. What? You’re disappointed that it’s not the mass fragging machine you thought it was.  Well, before you sell it […]

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  • Hi guys, hope everyone has been well and that you are having a good holiday season — it’s been a while since I did the blog thang…sowwy. RL has been soaking up all my time as you may have guessed. As for gaming, I see from my Steam stats that a lot of the old timers here at BASHandSlash.com are […]

    A Buyer’s Guide to Assault rifles in Ghost Recon Online

    Hi guys, hope everyone has been well and that you are having a good holiday season — it’s been a while since I did the blog thang…sowwy. RL has been soaking up all my time as you may have guessed. As for gaming, I see from my Steam stats that a lot of the old timers here at BASHandSlash.com are […]

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  • With Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Online (GRO) Closed Beta “offline” for the past two weeks, I haven’t been playing any shooters at all — third or first person variety. Sure, I know the servers have been temporarily shut down awaiting the next phase of the Beta, but  GRO PR and its devs have been unusually silent. I suspect the silence has […]

    Ghost Recon Online Phase III Beta

    With Ubisoft’s Ghost Recon Online (GRO) Closed Beta “offline” for the past two weeks, I haven’t been playing any shooters at all — third or first person variety. Sure, I know the servers have been temporarily shut down awaiting the next phase of the Beta, but  GRO PR and its devs have been unusually silent. I suspect the silence has […]

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  • Just when I started to really sink my teeth into the Closed Beta action in Ghost Recon Online (GRO), the new F2P TPS from Ubisoft, the game’s devs are shutting it down for a few weeks. All planned of course…the game’s devs will retool the game in the next three-four weeks, after which time the third phase of the CB […]

    Ghost Recon Online Phase 3 Closed Beta

    Just when I started to really sink my teeth into the Closed Beta action in Ghost Recon Online (GRO), the new F2P TPS from Ubisoft, the game’s devs are shutting it down for a few weeks. All planned of course…the game’s devs will retool the game in the next three-four weeks, after which time the third phase of the CB […]

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  • It seems like yesterday, but it was way back in October of last year that we reported on the Danish indie-studio, Reto-Moto and it’s ambitious new project, the F2P browser-based Heroes & Generals (B&S article). Heroes & Generals (H&G) was going to be a free to play online FPS with a twist. That twist embodied a strategic Multiplayer Campaign overlay […]

    Heroes & Generals Pre Beta

    It seems like yesterday, but it was way back in October of last year that we reported on the Danish indie-studio, Reto-Moto and it’s ambitious new project, the F2P browser-based Heroes & Generals (B&S article). Heroes & Generals (H&G) was going to be a free to play online FPS with a twist. That twist embodied a strategic Multiplayer Campaign overlay […]

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  • If you had gone to PAXEast, you’d probably think that the latest North American fashion-craze involves wearing skull-head emblazoned chin scarfs. Well, those scarfs at PAX weren’t fashion statements — they were signals…signals that a sea change was taking place. You see, the scarfs were a giveaway piece of swag by the folks at Ubisoft Singapore for their new Ghost […]

    Ghost Recon Online

    If you had gone to PAXEast, you’d probably think that the latest North American fashion-craze involves wearing skull-head emblazoned chin scarfs. Well, those scarfs at PAX weren’t fashion statements — they were signals…signals that a sea change was taking place. You see, the scarfs were a giveaway piece of swag by the folks at Ubisoft Singapore for their new Ghost […]

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  • This year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC12), held in the digital hot-bed of San Francisco this year, ended successfully yesterday. GDC is a developer-only conference and thus tends to be a bit introspective, a bit “inside-baseball” and much less splashy than the more marketing-driven fests that will be geared towards the average consumer later this year.  GDC may not be too […]

    GDC12: F2P’s coming out party

    This year’s Game Developers Conference (GDC12), held in the digital hot-bed of San Francisco this year, ended successfully yesterday. GDC is a developer-only conference and thus tends to be a bit introspective, a bit “inside-baseball” and much less splashy than the more marketing-driven fests that will be geared towards the average consumer later this year.  GDC may not be too […]

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  • Now finally out in open Beta,  Zombie Studios’ Blacklight: Retribution is now available for everyone to download. Retribution is a game that has been greatly anticipated by the F2P FPS community. The sequel to Blacklight: Tango Down, Retribution has been hailed as the game to watch during the first half of this year. It was at E3, way back in […]

    Blacklight: Retribution Open Beta

    Now finally out in open Beta,  Zombie Studios’ Blacklight: Retribution is now available for everyone to download. Retribution is a game that has been greatly anticipated by the F2P FPS community. The sequel to Blacklight: Tango Down, Retribution has been hailed as the game to watch during the first half of this year. It was at E3, way back in […]

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  • Thought it would be interesting to check out PC gaming’s renaissance. Specifically, I wanted to quickly canvass all the interesting Free-to-Play (F2P) FPS games set to release soon.  The following titles are really close to being finished. Some are actually worth the wait! Blacklight: Retribution Blacklight: Retribution is a F2P FPS developed by Zombie Studios. It’s yet another in a […]

    What’s Coming up

    Thought it would be interesting to check out PC gaming’s renaissance. Specifically, I wanted to quickly canvass all the interesting Free-to-Play (F2P) FPS games set to release soon.  The following titles are really close to being finished. Some are actually worth the wait! Blacklight: Retribution Blacklight: Retribution is a F2P FPS developed by Zombie Studios. It’s yet another in a […]

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  • On February 2nd, Hi-rez Studios released patch 0.1.742.0 for its F2P sci-fi shooter Tribes: Ascend. This patch was rather significant and resulted in a significant server down-time. Given the number of changes being made in the game, Tribes’ developer felt it necessary to zero the playing field and reset all the items owned by players in the Beta. If you […]

    Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta Version resets

    On February 2nd, Hi-rez Studios released patch 0.1.742.0 for its F2P sci-fi shooter Tribes: Ascend. This patch was rather significant and resulted in a significant server down-time. Given the number of changes being made in the game, Tribes’ developer felt it necessary to zero the playing field and reset all the items owned by players in the Beta. If you […]

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