Today in Gaming: GamesCom, Borderlands 2, F2P

Today in Gaming: Gamescom, Borderlands, F2P

The World of Planes beta registration is live.

Pre-order Trackmania 2 for $24.99 and get access to the multiplayer beta.

Age of Conan recently went free-to-play. It’s F2P model has been touted as a success, seeing 300,000 new players and doubled profits.

Gamescom kicks off Wednesday the 17th and ends on Sunday the 21st. The event will feature over 550 exhibitors from 40 countries. Borderlands 2 will be live-streamed on UStream.

Codemasters announces free-to-play Mac and PC title F1. It is slated to release in 2012. For now you can sign up for the newsletter. Fallen Earth will also be free in the “near” future, so keep an eye out for news.

Are you a fan of Minecraft? MineCon tickets are available now.

Lord of the Rings Online: Rise of Isengard is set to release on September 27th. It will feature three new regions: Dunland, Gap of Rohan and Isengard. The level cap will be raised to 75.

Google has announced games for Google+.

Battlefield 3 will require Origin to play the retail version. It will not be available on Steam. I’m not at all happy about being forced to use Origin. What about you?

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