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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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13. Re: Free-to-Play Games on Steam Jun 14, 2011, 18:38 Endo
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Jun 14, 2011, 18:23:
So is any of that free shit any good or is it bad like most free shit?

Champions Online is basically a newer, less-fun version of City of Heroes. And of course, your free account is a lot more restricted than a subscription account. (You can't, for example, put together your own power set. You have to use one of a small handful pre-selected for free accounts.)

Forsaken World is just another typical Asian pay-to-win item-mall MMO from the same company that brought us Perfect World.

Spiral Knights is a fun game, but as I said before you're either going to severely limit your play time or you're going to pay more than you would for a subscription MMO.

Haven't tried Alliance of Valiant Arms or Global Agenda, but I'd imagine they're just more "free" MMOs.
 
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