Dungeons & Dragons Online: The Demon Sands

DDO to go free-to-play in Europe

EU players to get 40 to spend in Store.

Massively multiplayer online role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons Online will officially go free-to-play in Europe next month, Eurogamer can exclusively reveal.

Codemasters retains LOTRO Europe

Turbine's new owner Warner co-operating.

Eurogamer has learnt that The Lord of the Rings Online will continue to be distributed and run by Codemasters in Europe, despite Warner's recent purchase of developer Turbine.

D&D Online revenues up 500 per cent

Free-to-play response "phenomenal".

Turbine's free-to-play relaunch of Dungeons & Dragons Online - Eberron Unlimited - has attracted one million players and boosted revenues by a whopping 500 per cent.

D&D Online relaunch a success

D&D Online relaunch a success

Free-to-play model making money.

Turbine spokesman Adam Mersky has indicated that the early-access launch of Dungeons & Dragons Online Unlimited has been a rip-roaring success.

The US-only, free-to-play makeover for the MMO turns regular subscribers into VIP members and gives access to all game content as well as a monthly Turbine Point allowance. But, said Mersky, that's not been enough.

"They all got a ton of points for being loyal subscribers, for being in the beta. We weren't really expecting a ton of sales - they had no incentive to. They already had access to all of the content as VIP subscribers, and we just gave them a butt-load of Points," said Mersky, according to Kotaku.

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LOTRO to get social network site this year

Facebook-style profiles with friends, vids.

Speaking at the Tokyo Game Show this morning, Turbine chief Jim Crowley revealed that Lord of the Rings Online is to get a full-featured social networking site late this year.

Turbine gets USD 40 million funding

LOTRO developer to announce plans soon.

Lord of the Rings Online developer Turbine has obtained USD 40 million in a third round of venture capital funding, according to an online report by Private Equity Hub - and also according to GamesIndustry.biz.