Dust 514, the first-person shooter spinoff from PC MMO EVE Online, was announced as being free-to-play. Turns out that wasn't strictly true.
It's been revealed that the PS3 game won't actually be free to download, as players will have to stump up a "cover charge" of $US10-20 (the final price hasn't been decided) just to get access to the game, which will then be "refunded" to the player in the form of in-game credits.
Um. If you have to pay money to download a game, it's not free-to-play. Doesn't matter how it's framed. It's $US10-20 to play. Not really sure why it couldn't have been advertised as such in the first place!
DUST 514 requires "cover charge" from PS3 players [GI.biz, reg required]