Marvel is going digital in a big way, this week you can enjoy Graphic Novels from the company on your Android Device in a new way thanks to their new assortment of titles.
Sample list of titles available:
Marvel plans to continue rolling out new content week by week for the platform and it means even easier access than before for Comic fans, you just need to flip open your storefront and grab what looks interesting. If you’re curious to the complete listing check out Google Play
and see the goods.
For many gamers, online subscriptions are a luxury that often face the first stage of budget cuts, taking this into account Cryptic Studios has jumped forward with a Free-to-Play initiative with Champions Online to help maintain and possibly grow their population as a whole.
Here are some quotes from the team on their latest move.
Beginning Q1 2011, Champions Online will offer a free-to-play gameplay option. Everyone can download, play and enjoy Champions Online at absolutely no cost!
All you’ll need to do is download the game and begin playing. It will be a great opportunity to head back to the Champions universe to see what’s changed, spend time with your friends and enjoy a top-tier MMO without spending a dime.
We plan on entering our free-to-play beta on November 9, and to launch the new, free-to-play version of Champions Online in the first quarter of 2011. We can’t wait to grow the game with you, and we hope you’re as excited as we are!
Having participated in the beta I can say I was tempted to pursue Champions Online but I never had enough free time to commit to a subscription for the game. With a free gaming model I can see myself jumping into the game for casual fights and character creation. Hopefully I will not be the only one taking advantage of this shift.
ID throws a brick into the magic machine and comes out with two subscription packages to join the Quake Live free-to-play experience, well that seems to be the initial feeling about things. They are trying to make the transition smooth for those who want more updates and features, the Premium subscription will run 23.88 a year (1.99 a month) for the following.
20 Premium only maps with more on the way, these include new maps and player requested maps from previous games
‘Freeze Tag’ game mode
Exclusive premium level awards
Clan creation and recruitment
Custom Quake Live wallpaper
Match statistics stored for six months
Pro users get a step up paying $47.88 a year (3.99 a month)
Start your own game server, specify location and set your game mode and anyone who want to join
Invite up to three friends with standard/free memberships to play on any premium map
Exclusive Pro Awards
Create your own clan and join up to ten separate clans
Match statistics stored for 12 months
This also means that Pro users do inherit the perks from premium level accounts as well, no news is out if Pro players will get special maps of their own in the future. For double the price it seems like it should be the case.