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Elder Scrolls Online, free-to-play games still require Xbox Live Gold

One of Microsoft's big announcements today was the restructuring of Xbox Live Gold; the company will now allow Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners to use entertainment apps like Netflix and HBO Go without requiring a paid Xbox Live subscription. As Microsoft's Phil Spencer clarified to Joystiq today, the ...

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Happy Wars glad-handing Steam this year

Happy Wars, the free-to-play, multiplayer action game from developer Toylogic, will launch on PC via Steam later this year. Toylogic will take applications for the game's closed beta starting April 30 until May 13, which players can sign up for on the game's official site. Beta testers will put Hap...

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Happy Wars removes Gold restriction for some free-to-play cheerful warring

Happy Wars developer Toylogic issued the eleventh update for the game today, allowing all Xbox 360 owners to play it regardless of their Xbox Live subscription level. As the platform's first free-to-play game, it was previously locked to those with a Gold level subscription. Instead, unpaid Xbox Li...

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Rumor: Steam database leak features Killing Floor 2, Battleblock Theater, Blackgate HD

Killing Floor 2 and Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate HD have yet to be announced, but they are in Steam's database according to reports of another leak. Several Steam users posted what look to be captured screenshots of the portal's stats page, but with a whole bunch of unexpected names on there. ...

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XBLA's Happy Wars exceeds 6 million downloads, Season 2 coming soon

Microsoft Studios revealed that its free-to-play Xbox Live Arcade multiplayer game Happy Wars has been downloaded more than six million times since its launch in October last year. To mark the occasion, developer Toylogic has dropped the price of in-game item modification and forging by 50 per...

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Happy Wars has two million cheerful warmongers

Free-to-play Xbox Live game Happy Wars has reached 2 million soldiers on its leaderboards, developer Toylogic announced today. "We always continue to make improvements on improvement to have millions Happy Wars fans be happy. We'd like to continue to deliver additional updates in the future," said ...

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Happy Wars currently missing from XBLM [Upate: Available now!]

Update: Happy Wars is now available on the Xbox Live Arcade and at Xbox.com. Today was supposed to be the launch day for Xbox Live's first free-to-play game, Happy Wars. However, the free-to-play revolution hasn't taken hold on Xbox yet, because the game isn't there. As of writing, the only Happy W...

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Happy Wars' free-for-all is free for Xbox Live Gold starting October 12

Happy Wars didn't quite make "September," but we're not complaining about a free game arriving a little later than expected. Happy Wars, Toylogic's 30-player XBLA action game, will be free to play for Xbox Live Gold Members when it arrives on October 12. Naturally, it'll be supported by microtransa...

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Ascend: New Gods is XBLA's next F2P game, Happy Wars out in September

Ascend: New Gods, from Toy Soldiers developer Signal Studios, is the second confirmed free-to-play game coming to XBLA, following Happy Wars' launch in September, Microsoft tells OXM. Ascend: New Gods is scheduled to ship "in several months." XBLA's free-to-play games require an Xbox Live Gold subs...

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Happy Wars to be XBLA's first free-to-play game

Happy Wars, an adorable multiplayer action combat game, just got even easier to try out. Microsoft announced that it will release ToyLogic's game as XBLA's first for-real free-to-play game. When Happy Wars launches this "autumn," it'll be a free download for Xbox Live Gold users, supported by the ...

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