Professional in game

Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn’t thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I’m just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn’t paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.

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Trackmania will be free-to-play, but you’ll need to subscribe for certain features

Trackmania will be free-to-play, but you’ll need to subscribe for certain features

Ubisoft Nadeo’s Trackmania Nations reboot will be free-to-play, but it’ll also have two subscription tiers if you want access to some of the arcade racer’s advanced features. For those who don’t pay anything, solo and multiplayer races will be available, with the roster of 25 tracks rotating on a quarterly basis. You’ll also be able to play user-created tracks and “try” (which I take to mean “demo”) track, replay and skin editors.

To get full access to these editors, there’s a $10 yearly subscription fee. This tier also gets you access to daily competitions, and every “track of the day” and “official” track will be available to you permanently, rather than a temporary part of the roster.

For $30 a year, or $60 for three years, you get Club Access. Among other things, this tier lets you participate in the Open Grand League, and to have a chance at qualifying

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Far Cry 5 is free to play this weekend

Far Cry 5 is free to play this weekend

I like Far Cry 5 for a couple of reasons. For one, it's the game Ubisoft used to brutally own James, an incident that I will never get tired of mentioning every time Far Cry 5 comes up. (Sorry James.) It's also a really good sandbox shooter, not quite up to its early...

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Trackmania will be free-to-play, but you’ll need to subscribe for certain features

Ubisoft Nadeo's Trackmania Nations reboot will be free-to-play, but it'll also have two subscription tiers if you want access to some of the arcade racer's advanced features. For those who don't pay anything, solo and multiplayer races will be available, with the...

Sea of Thieves’ big Tall Tale adventures are finally getting checkpoints

One of my favorite things about Sea of Thieves is doing Tall Tales, the complex, multi-part adventures that collectively make up the game's narrative backbone. One of my least-favorite things is that they can't be saved midpoint: If you quit before you're finished,...

Darkest Dungeon’s PvP mode comes out tomorrow, and it’s free for everyone

On April 1, Red Hook Studios announced The Butcher's Circus, a PvP add-on for Darkest Dungeon, which it immediately clarified was not an April Fool's gag, despite the date and the fact that Darkest Dungeon is about the last game you'd expect to have PvP. Today it...

Far Cry 5 is free to play this weekend

I like Far Cry 5 for a couple of reasons. For one, it's the game Ubisoft used to brutally own James, an incident that I will never get tired of mentioning every time Far Cry 5 comes up. (Sorry James.) It's also a really good sandbox shooter, not quite up to its early...

Dishonored studio Arkane teases 20th anniversary celebration plans

I find it hard to believe that Arkane Studios has been around for 20 years, but facts are facts: It was founded in 1999, released its first game (the brilliant Arx Fatalis) in 2002, and—with all due respect—languished in relative obscurity until Dishonored put it on...