Hey readers, welcome back to my computers and electronics blog. Today I wanted to talk to you guys about something that is becoming more and more prevalent in today's gaming market-free to play games. If you open your phone or tablet and head on over to the app store and sort the games by highest grossing, most of the top ones that aren’t mobile ports are free games. How can they be top grossing if they are free though? Because some people will spend insane amounts of money on things that help them advance further and quicker, or sometimes just for vanity's sake. These people are the reason when you look at buying some gold or gems or whatever currency there is some ridiculously high amount that costs upwards of $100. These “big fish” as developers call them can ruin the game for others, and ruin an otherwise pristine developers reputation.

Freemium

Another model of Free to play is “Freemium games”. In these games, players are given access to the entire base game but are required to pay microtransactions to advance in the game or get better gear. This could be something as simple as needing a higher leveled character or needing to purchase an entirely new game mechanic. These microtransactions are usually quite small, but frequent. Sometimes the purchased items are purely cosmetic, where other times they are designed to speed things up, give the player more chances or sometimes they slyly make the player purchase more items. Do you guys play any Free to play games, and if so what type? What actual games do you play, and on what devices? Let me know in the comments below, and have an amazing day!

Defiance Free to Play Game