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APB Reloaded, the free-to-play shooter, gets a full US retail release later this year.

The image on the right is a screenshot from the first closed beta I was invited to. This was the version of APB that was cancelled and revamped for "Reloaded."

According to Gamespot, the title will be published by IGS, hit stores in the "holiday season" and sell for $29.99.

Why would anyone want to pay cash for a boxed copy of a free-to-play online title? Well, apparently the retail version will include $45-worth of as yet unspecified additional content.

This game has had a troubled history and is worth the effort, time, and money. Play this game.