Famicom Dojo Podcast: Free 2 Play

by Sean Corse

All this talk of free-to-play games, and not a single mention of Tekken or Killer Instinct? We stuck to mobile gaming this week with Puzzle and DragonĀ and Candy Crush Saga, but these mainstream titles picking up on the craze is definitely worth talking about… and probably a whole topic by itself!

In the two weeks since this episode was originally released, King has trademarked the word “Candy” in the European Union for the purposes of video gaming (despite the likely numerous instances of prior art), has counter-filed to have the trademark of the independent game CandySwipe overturned and is going public this week with its IPO of $500 million. Looks like this f2p thing has legs (and the strong-arm tactics of bigger game publishers) after all!

Still, try to enjoy the episode anyway.

Famicom Dojo Podcast 84: Free 2 Play
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Do you play any f2p games that we should have talked about? Do you absolutely abhor games like Candy Crush Saga? Love them? Leave a comment below!

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