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eSport » The development of eSports in the last 3 years

02/04/2023 - Over the past three years, the eSports industry has experienced explosive growth, from the creation of professional teams and leagues to the rise in popularity and investment. Technological advances and the rise of mobile gaming have also played a... Read more

Crossout » Northern Lights update with new faction and much more

02/03/2023 - Gaijin Entertainment has announced the release of the Northern Lights update. The update brings a lot of new content, including the new Hyperborians faction, the new map "Volcano", the co-driver Hertz, the game center where custom modes can be pla... Read more

The Cycle: Frontier » New Season brings scary Howler and Free Loadouts to the game

02/02/2023 - The Cycle: Frontier will launch its third season on March 29, 2023, and Berlin-based developer studio YAGER has now announced details of two additional new features: In addition to a fearsome flying monster named "Howler", players will also receiv... Read more

Lost Ark » New information about the next update

02/01/2023 - The Anniversary Update is coming next week on February 8! The February update includes the new continent of Rowen and special events to celebrate the anniversary of the launch of the western version of Lost Ark. There is also new information about... Read more

PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS » Update 21.2 now officially available on all platforms

01/26/2023 - Following the release of Vikendi Reborn, PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS Update 21.2 from KRAFTON, Inc. is officially available for PC and consoles starting today. With this, players will receive updates for Vikendi, Sanhok, and Taego, as well as an update fo... Read more

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War Robots: Frontiers » Second major update for War Robots: Frontiers

01/31/2023 - MY.GAMES today released the Tricksters update with a bunch of new content for War Robots: Frontiers, the third-person mech shooter from the in-house Pixonic team. The update is part of the developers' roadmap to continuously improve the game durin... Read more

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    02/09/2023 - Start a new game server.

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    02/22/2023 - The Witcher event starts on Wednesday, January 18 and runs until Wednesday, February 22.


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Browser games (Browser games)

Browser games are games for the browser, which can be played directly in the browser. Unlike online games, it is not necessary to download a client to play, which of course saves time and disk space. New browser games usually use Flash or Unity, so-called browser plugins, to display animations or models. In case such a plugin is needed, the browser will notify the user if the plugin is not already installed. The installation of a plugin is very simple and usually done within a minute. The best-known offshoots of this category include games such as the sci-fi hit Battlestar Galactica Online, the strategy game The Settlers Online or Forge of Empires, to name just a few. Browser games usually focus less on graphics, but more on game depth in a persistent game world. Another advantage of browser games is that they can be played from anywhere, as long as a tablet, laptop or PC and an Internet connection are available. This flexibility makes browser games so interesting for both casual and hardcore gamers.

Onlinegames (Clientgames)

Good online games are, in terms of quality and scope, comparable to full-prize PC titles as you can buy them in a conventional store, but with the difference that they are played exclusively online with and against other players. All online games listed here are basically free to play, as they all work according to the Free2Play model. Free2Play means that every person can download and use the client for free. However, in order to recoup the development costs, publishers offer the possibility to buy minor advantages with real money. These can be purely cosmetic (e.g. a premium mount, weapon or armor) but also elementary (e.g. 50% higher income). In addition, some developers offer their players also AddOns, which extends the online game with new missions, levels and items. The advantage of online games is the superior graphics quality, sound background and game world.

GamesSphere

Since its launch on January 16, 2007, GamesSphere has developed into one of the leading portals around browser games and free2play online games in the German-speaking world. With daily news to Browsergames & Onlinegames, background information, interviews and transparent play tests as well as a maintained play data base, GamesSphere offers its visitors a broad spectrum at information and offers assistance with the search for the most diverse Onlinegames & Browsergames. GamesSphere has always aimed to present an unrestricted and comprehensive insight into the world of free2play games with the help of our online games list and our browser games list, regardless of whether the developer or publisher has a large advertising budget at their disposal or not.