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RIFT F2P weekend extended forever times infinity

This last weekend saw RIFT account holders get their very own free weekend in preparation for the June 12th launch of the game as a converted free-to-play title. But Trion has decided to sweeten the pot a bit by extending the free weekend until that launch date. RIFT's 2.3 patch, entitled Empyre...

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The Stream Team: Calorie-free edition, June 3 - 9, 2013

With summer right around the corner, a number of folks are thinking of ways to shape up a little more before hitting the beaches. Of course, as gamers we may not understand this strange desire to actually go out in the sunlight, but we, too, can be swept up in the fervor. So The Stream Team is here...

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Gain a clearer understanding of RIFT's new REX

Is your forehead scrunched up in that cute little way you sometimes have when you're trying to understand a topic that's running circles around you? You might be trying to get a grip on RIFT's upcoming free-to-play REX (RIFT exchange) mechanic. A new official dev article seeks to enlighten us all b...

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Own a copy of RIFT, play for free for a weekend

So you bought RIFT, and you played it for a while, and then you stopped. Now you're not playing RIFT. But now you also know the game is going free-to-play in June, and so you could jump back in. But you don't know if you want to, you've lost track of the patches... you're just not sure. What you re...

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One Shots: Home sweet home

It's easy to forget that in all of these game worlds that we're adventuring through, some people allegedly live and work in these lands! Even in the very, very scary places! Reader Xexanos found this run-down house in a dark corner of The Secret World and found himself entranced by the mystery of i...

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RIFT removes currency-boosting effects for raids

Trion Worlds Lead Game Designer Bill Fisher has announced that RIFT won't be allowing raiders to use item store tokens to boost ultra-rare currency gains. In a forum thread titled RIFT is officially pay-to-win, Fisher addressed the concern over the upcoming item shop's impact in the raiding game...

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RIFT introduces loyalty rewards program for dedicated players

RIFT is introducing an innovative new program that allows players to get items for free when they spend money or money-substitutes on other items! The new rewards program will give players Loyalty points as those players purchase or spend credits, subscribe as a Patron, or consume REX (RIFT's trad...

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The Daily Grind: Are you still excited to try RIFT's free-to-play option?

If you'd missed it, RIFT recently announced that the game will go free-to-play on June 12th. Obviously, the hope is to bring in a variety of new players, but the circumstances surrounding the announcement can result in a bit of whiplash when deciding whether or not to count yourself among those get...

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RIFT gives a sneak peek at F2P item shop

What will RIFT's free-to-play version look like? While we won't get to see it in action until the game makes the transition on June 12th, Trion Worlds has posted a screenshot of the new item store and some of its offerings for players to peruse. The store screenshot includes a preview pane of a ...

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RIFT goes free-to-play, promises 'no tricks, no traps'

Trion Worlds has just announced that fantasy MMO RIFT will be headed free-to-play on June 12th. Though former studio reps were once adamant that the game would remain a subscription MMO, the team has apparently decided it can better compete in a F2P world by being F2P. The hybrid model will include...

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