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By Ozzie Mejia   //   December 17, 2015 10:46 AM

Funcom will return to Conan the Barbarian in 2016

Years after Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, developer Funcom has announced a deal with Conan Properties to return to Conan the Barbarian, starting next year.

By Alice O'Connor   //   December 19, 2013 6:30 AM

The Secret World unleashes the Krampus and raises Hel

Kids nowadays, gadding about with their 'Krampus this' and 'Krampus that,' have forgotten who Christmas is really about: Santa. Thankfully The Secret World is taking this Krampus cad to task, as its festive event involves fighting the rotter, and his pal Hel. We can yet save Christmas!
By Steve Watts   //   November 4, 2013 8:30 AM

Lego Minifigures Online beta sign-ups open

Lego Minifigures Online has opened sign-ups for its closed beta test, the first phase of which will launch later this month.
By Steve Watts   //   January 11, 2013 4:30 PM

Funcom in process of restructuring

Funcom is in the process of a major restructuring, which is said to involve the closure and consolidation of some studios while streamlining to provide central support for its various MMOs.
By Alice O'Connor   //   December 12, 2012 7:00 AM

The Secret World making subscriptions optional

As does tend to happen with MMOs that are neither World of Warcraft nor EVE Online, The Secret World is shaking up its business model and dropping subscriptions. The $15 monthly fee is optional from today, barely five months after launch, but you do still need to buy Funcom's real-world-ish supernatural MMORPG to play. You know, like how Guild Wars 2 works.
By Alice O'Connor   //   November 14, 2012 10:00 AM

The Secret World trailer shows off acting in plays

Funcom has prided itself on deviating somewhat from the standard MMORPG mould in The Secret World, and the fourth update--the "biggest update yet," so it says--demonstrates that fairly nicely. Along with a new 10-person raid set across New York City, Issue #4 will add a theatre you can hire to put on your own plays for people to come and see, a new video demonstrates. All right, that's pretty unexpected for an MMORPG.
By Alice O'Connor   //   November 1, 2012 3:00 PM

Dreamfall Chapters coming from creator Tørnquist's new studio

Thirteen years after The Longest Journey launched and six since its sequel Dreamfall, creator Ragnar Tørnquist is returning to the sci-fi-y fantasy-y adventure series. He's formed a new studio, Red Thread Games, and licensed the rights from Funcom to make Dreamfall Chapters, but beyond that it's a bit of a mystery for now.
By Steve Watts   //   September 21, 2012 10:00 AM

The Secret World 'profitable' after restructuring

Funcom CEO Ole Schreiner says the recent restructuring at the company has resulted in The Secret World being profitable "for the foreseeable future."
By Alice O'Connor   //   September 4, 2012 12:45 PM

The Secret World to be 'more inviting' to new players, dev promises

"We're not about to change," The Secret World creative director Ragnar Tørnquist has said as developer Funcom dusts itself off and gets back to work following layoffs and a launch less successful than it'd hoped for. Funcom's plan is to make no drastic changes but simply keep releasing content updates while making the real-world-ish supernatural RPG friendlier to new players.
By Andrew Yoon   //   August 24, 2012 4:00 PM

The Secret World Issue 2 delayed due to layoffs

More bad news for The Secret World, Funcom's newly launched subscription MMO. The next content update, "Issue 2: Digging Deeper," has been delayed because of the company's recent layoffs.
By Andrew Yoon   //   August 21, 2012 3:30 PM

The Secret World dev hit with layoffs

Funcom, developer of the recently released subscription MMO, The Secret World, has confirmed layoffs.
By Alice O'Connor   //   July 30, 2012 6:00 AM

The Secret World open to all this weekend

Going anywhere nice for the weekend? Why not pay a visit to The Secret World, as Funcom will be opening up its supernatural MMORPG for everyone to play for three short days.