Tag Archives: funcom
Wed, Jan 23, 2013 | 00:25 GMT
Six months, five content updates and one less subscription fee later, The Secret World has finally gelled for our resident MMO newbie, Brenna.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 | 00:00 GMT
Funcom’s restructuring has begun to takes its grim toll. Although the company told Massively that games won’t be affected and its Montreal office will remain open, lay-offs have apparently been widespread enough that former staff believe the studio is closing altogether. All the best to those affected by the job cuts.
Tue, Jan 15, 2013 | 03:04 GMT
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 | 21:51 GMT
The Secret World has seen a resurgence of player activity since getting rid of its subscription requirement and adopting a Guild Wars-like content cover charge model.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 | 21:40 GMT
The Secret World developer Funcom has confirmed it is undergoing a major restructuring, but will not close any of its existing MMOs – quite the opposite, in fact.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 | 08:59 GMT
The Secret World Issue #5: The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn has gone live now, and brings with it the Mayan-themed ‘End of Days’ event that begins tomorrow, December 21st. The update follows an ARG game orchestrated by Funcom that saw gamers hacking and solving equations to earn in-game items. We’ve got some more event details after the jump.
Thu, Dec 20, 2012 | 01:17 GMT
THQ, Gaia Online, NCsoft and Funcom have joined Operation Game Over, with the result that over 2,100 online game accounts linked to registered sex offenders have been wiped. GamesIndustry reports the new additions to the initiative join Microsoft, Apple, Blizzard, EA, Disney, Warner Bros. and Sony, who collectively erased more than 3,500 accounts in an earlier purge. Operation Game Over is an extension of New York’s Electronic Securing and Targeting of Online Predators Act, which requires known offenders to register their online ID details, offering community hosts the opportunity to ban them. The program is intended to assist in protecting minors from sexual predators.
Wed, Dec 12, 2012 | 11:53 GMT
The Secret World developer FunCom has ditched the game’s subscription model. Consumers simply have to buy the game once and then use it freely, before paying to add new content into the mix. Get the details below.
Tue, Dec 04, 2012 | 03:06 GMT
The Secret World’s major end of year event isn’t just another winter festival; it’s an alternate reality game centred around the upcoming “Mayan apocalypse”.
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 | 22:28 GMT
The next monthly update for The Secret World, Issue #5, includes a much requested feature, a mysterious new weapon, and some really interesting-sounding new story elements.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 | 20:55 GMT
The Secret World’s latest update, Issue #4 which sets the stage for the Big Trouble in the Big Apple raid, is now available. It also contains a new Auxiliary Weapon, the Chainsaw, PvP enhancements, the Albion Theatre, Reticule Combat and a new set of missions. The NYC raid is “undergoing final testing,” said Funcom, and will be brought live as soon as possible.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 | 21:37 GMT
Funcom’s Craig Morrison believes MMO players have come to expect the titles to either launch free-to-play, or switch over to the options relatively soon post launch. The later, is a problematic expectation, according to the firm’s Age of Conan creative director.
Wed, Nov 14, 2012 | 08:44 GMT
The Secret World developer FunCom has released a new trailer for its MMO that shows off its New York raid event Big Trouble in the Big Apple. It also adds chainsaws into the mix as an auxiliary weapon.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 | 01:26 GMT
Funcom will make a umber of changes big and small to The Secret World’s PvP in the next major update.
Thu, Nov 01, 2012 | 15:53 GMT
Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | 19:50 BST
The Secret World’s Halloween event is live, and Funcom has released a video providing a sneak peek into what awaits players.
Wed, Oct 10, 2012 | 15:47 BST
Tue, Oct 09, 2012 | 07:19 BST
The Secret World gambled on the pursuit of a design vision rather than commercial concerns – and lost, according to original lead designer Martin Bruusgaard.
Tue, Oct 02, 2012 | 19:05 BST
The Secret World isn’t going free-to-play “anytime soon,” Funcom has reiterated.
Wed, Sep 26, 2012 | 17:22 BST
The Secret World’s third content update, Issue #3: The Cat God, is now available.