Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pirates of the Burning Sea Going Free To Play!

     So as most people know by now, as long as they receive occasional news from Sony Online Entertainment in their inbox, that They announced Pirates of the Burning Sea (PotBS)  is switching to a Free to Play model, with Premium and Captain's Club subscription plans.  Sound familiar?  Lord of the Rings Online switched to a very similar model and went live a couple months ago. 

     But why should you care? They cut so much content for Freebie members.  But alas, so far, This is not the case with PotBS.  You can check what Free accounts get vs Premium vs Captain's Club Here .  As you can see, you get quite a bit with a free account in comparison... 2 Characters Per Nation, that's 8 Character slots, Plenty of storage and dock space... If you Bought the game new way back, or subscribed at least once using a credit card or a game card, you automatically get Premium access as well

    The Free to Play model was decided on late last year and the tech to make it happen is completed and in testing. You can expect to pillage and sail the open seas on or around November 22

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lionhead Makes Fable 2 FREE On Xbox Marketplace

     Over at Lionhead's Twitter, they've announced that Fable 2 is FREE of its $20 Price Tag on the Xbox Live Marketplace website in anticipation of their upcoming title Fable 3.  This is either generosity on a whole new level, the likes of which are very rarely ever seen from game companies, or a genius marketing gimmick to push Fable 3 sales.  Either way you shouldn't complain and head on over to Download to your Xbox.

     On a bad note though, it does not work for everyone, but they ARE in the process of fixing that, But head on over regardless and give it a try, if it doesn't work then give it a while and try again

Click for Fable 2 on Xbox Live marketplace

It looks as though it was just a glitch and Microsoft has fixed it.  

     A Microsoft representative sent along this response, which suggests that this whole ordeal was an unfortunate (yet, for some, beneficial) mistake:

      "We have seen reports that an page listed Fable II as being free to download. While getting the entire game for 'free' would be (and was for a short time) an amazing deal, it is now available at the intended Xbox Platinum Hits price of $19.99 . A perfect way to warm up the skills for Fable III which launches on October 26!"