Battle for free with Planetside

Ubisoft's massive online multiplayer FPS, Planetside, will soon offer gamers the chance to wage war for 12 months, completely free of charge.

From 14 February any new accounts will have a whole year's worth of subscription charges waived, with limitations on the gamers's BattleRank and CommandRank - restricting you to a smaller range of weapons than paying players.

The creator of Planetside is also planning changes to the game to help new players get stuck into the immensely freeform conflicts, aiming to have green recruits sucking bullets in a matter of minutes.

All of this means that for anyone not yet sucked into the world of massively multiplayer online games, Planetside is a perfect place to start - it's got action, guns, flying things... and now it's free!