STEAM DC Universe Online Goes Free to Play (PC, PSN) DC Universe Online Goes Free to Play (PC, PSN)

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Starting today, the popular MMORPG, DC Universe Online, goes free to play on PC and PSN. If you're a fan of DC Comics, and have the patience and bandwidth for a ~13GB download, this is definitely a game to check out. Launched as a retail game with a paid monthly subscription earlier this year, you'll now be able to enjoy the core game play absolutely free. Of course, there will be some drawbacks compared to people who've paid for the game but free is free!

Installation instructions and more information can be found at the DC Universe Online website. You can check out the launch trailer here.

You may also download the game via Steam.

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    • ^ its only going to be FREE TO PLAY.. its not going to be free to have the game... usually their is a subscription to play but now u can play the barebones game for free.. you still need the game..

      btw, this is sold out in all of the GTA for anyone looking..
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    • PC version too for $0.05 or just PS3 version?
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    • grappos13 wrote:
      Oct 14th, 2011 11:24 pm
      ^ its only going to be FREE TO PLAY.. its not going to be free to have the game... usually their is a subscription to play but now u can play the barebones game for free.. you still need the game..

      btw, this is sold out in all of the GTA for anyone looking..

      So why is WM selling it for 5 cents?
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    • StrykeX wrote:
      Oct 14th, 2011 11:30 pm
      PC version too for $0.05 or just PS3 version?

      Sorry, didnt check PC.
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    • spham wrote:
      Oct 14th, 2011 11:34 pm
      So why is WM selling it for 5 cents?

      no idea.. they told me that they think it is a head office error because its not under their clearance pricing but that the actual price dropped to 5 cents.. maybe they thought that it was going to be free from now on so they did that.. but its definitely not free.. just free to play instead of paying for a subscription...

      btw, i am not sure about the PC version...

      was able to get one copy today from the stouffville location around 5:30pm... lady checked on her gun and said basically all of the GTA has no copies left anymore...
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    • grappos13 wrote:
      Oct 14th, 2011 11:48 pm
      no idea.. they told me that they think it is a head office error because its not under their clearance pricing but that the actual price dropped to 5 cents.. maybe they thought that it was going to be free from now on so they did that.. but its definitely not free.. just free to play instead of paying for a subscription...

      btw, i am not sure about the PC version...

      was able to get one copy today from the stouffville location around 5:30pm... lady checked on her gun and said basically all of the GTA has no copies left anymore...

      Wow, someone probably saw it this morning and hit up every WM in the GTA
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    • grappos13 wrote:
      Oct 14th, 2011 11:48 pm
      no idea.. they told me that they think it is a head office error because its not under their clearance pricing but that the actual price dropped to 5 cents.. maybe they thought that it was going to be free from now on so they did that.. but its definitely not free.. just free to play instead of paying for a subscription...

      btw, i am not sure about the PC version...

      was able to get one copy today from the stouffville location around 5:30pm... lady checked on her gun and said basically all of the GTA has no copies left anymore...

      According to my DCU:O newsletter it will be free to download on PSN. However, this is really worth getting because if you ever spend money on this game you get an elevated level of F2P.
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    • none at bovaird and 10 in brampton...don't bother
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    • spham wrote:
      Oct 14th, 2011 11:34 pm
      So why is WM selling it for 5 cents?

      Because the Developer is stopping all physical copies from here on out. That has become a dead SKU taking up valuable inventory/stock space, so they want to get rid of it.
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    • someone saw this price in quebec?
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    • grappos13 wrote:
      Oct 14th, 2011 11:24 pm
      ^ its only going to be FREE TO PLAY.. its not going to be free to have the game... usually their is a subscription to play but now u can play the barebones game for free.. you still need the game..

      btw, this is sold out in all of the GTA for anyone looking..

      Just download the client off their site for pc lol, no need to pay. go pc yeah lol
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    • grappos13 wrote:
      Oct 14th, 2011 11:24 pm
      ^ its only going to be FREE TO PLAY.. its not going to be free to have the game... usually their is a subscription to play but now u can play the barebones game for free.. you still need the game..

      btw, this is sold out in all of the GTA for anyone looking..

      Every important gaming news source says it will be free in addition to being free to play. It's going to be downloadable free from the marketplace...
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    • Confirmed at my location. My store had 3 copies of the PC version, I sold 2. Lego Harry Potter for the PS3 was another title that dropped to 5 cents the other day. Not clearance, just a hard markdown.
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    • grappos13 wrote:
      Oct 14th, 2011 11:24 pm
      ^ its only going to be FREE TO PLAY.. its not going to be free to have the game... usually their is a subscription to play but now u can play the barebones game for free.. you still need the game..

      btw, this is sold out in all of the GTA for anyone looking..

      Every important gaming news source says it will be free in addition to being free to play. It's going to be downloadable free from the marketplace... also it's not really barebones, seeing as you get access to everything except you have to pay for DLC's. You just get less in terms of storage space and less character slots. You don't really know what your talking about.
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    • ripjohnnyc wrote:
      Oct 15th, 2011 12:56 am
      Every important gaming news source says it will be free in addition to being free to play. It's going to be downloadable free from the marketplace...

      Free, but somewhat limited.

      If you're looking for more perks or the ability to earn trophies, a subscription will be required. If none of the aforementioned matter to you, then the Free-To-Play version will suffice.
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    • yeah of the 3 tiers f2p is the most limited, but far from barebones. WoW's f2p up to level 20 is barebones.\
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    • Yes I managed to find a copy of the PC version, it was $0.05 too. I'm hoping this gets me a Premium membership, even if I didn't technically spend $5.
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    • Wow, these trade in for $17 at The Source?! I knew I should have hoarded all the copies. :facepalm:
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    • Do they have any trade-in value anywhere besides the source?
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    • chaingunsofdoom wrote:
      Oct 15th, 2011 3:11 am
      Do they have any trade-in value anywhere besides the source?

      No. Used copies are worthless. The Source is just recycling them I believe so that's why they're taking them.
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