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Free-to-Play Games on Steam

Steam News announces the arrival of free-to-play games on Steam, as they now offer five such titles, which include support for Steam Wallet micro-transactions. The five titles are Alliance of Valiant Arms, Champions Online: Free for All, Forsaken World, Global Agenda: Free Agent, and Spiral Knights, and Valve has cooked up a promotion to run over the next week as an incentive to not purchase these games from them, as opposed to not purchasing them elsewhere:

Beginning tomorrow (Weds) with Spiral Knights and concluding Sunday with AVA, each of the five launch titles will offer exclusive in-game content to those who try the "F2P game of the day" on Steam. In game transactions in all of the titles will be supported by Steam's micro-transaction backend system that is available to Steamworks partners and currently used in Valve's Team Fortress 2.

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4. Re: Free-to-Play Games on Steam Jun 14, 2011, 15:43 jacobvandy
 
sauron wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 15:28:
These look OK, but there are probably better MMOs out there that use the F2P model with micro-transactions.

Most notably LOTRO, which has tons of atmosphere and backstory, a giant campaign and very large playerbase.

Yes, but since it's better and more successful, they sure as heck don't need to put their game on Steam and give Valve a cut of their micro-transactions.
 
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