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The Secret World

5 years ago

Development And Support Continues At Funcom

Following the news of possible financial infringements a couple of days ago, we reached out to Funcom to find out if the situation would affect the company's in-development Lego Minifigs title, as well as continued expansions and support for their ongoing MMOs, including The Secret World. Today, we received an update from the developer and I've included it in full below. Here's a taste: Production…

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Funcom Charged Over Possible Financial Infringements

Funcom, developer of Age of Conan and The Secret World among others, has been reinstated on the Oslo Stock Exchange following a suspension earlier this morning. The suspension was related to charges from Økokrim, the Norwegian authority for the investigation and prosecution of financial crime. The charges state that the company is cooperating fully, which may tie in to reports in Norwegian media that the…

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6 years ago

Issue Six (Six Six): The Secret World’s PvP XP Overhaul

The sixth big update to The Secret World looks moderately bonkers, with "The Last Train To Cario" offering Lost Ark type shenanigans with hats and whips aplenty. There's also some news regarding PvP changes, where things have been tweaked to give more motivation to combat: XP shared between you and the group for kills, as well as a battle rank. Funcom suggest that this stuff,…

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Feature: Revealing

Interview: The Secret World Drops Subscription

The Secret World has dropped its subscription and purchasing the client will now provide access to all existing content, with no ongoing fees. Ahead of the announcement, I spoke to game director Joel Bylos and Funcom's director of communications Erling Ellingsen to find out what this means for the future and why the decision has been made now. In a frank interview, we discussed whether…

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7 years ago

Tentacles On Broadway: The Secret World Issue 4

The Secret World's "Issue 4" update will burst flailing onto the streets of virtual Manhattan later this month. It's going to include a raid in which you fight your way across the streets of the Big Apple, as well as a range of other content, including chainsaws. How you get the chainsaw seems a little gruesome. Can't secret society soldiers just go to a hardware…

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Secret World’s First Raid Sounds Very Secret World-y

Sometimes, it's quite easy to forget about The Secret World. Don't get me wrong: that's not to call it a forgettable experience. Rather, its blend of witty wiles and bone-chilling atmosphere wasn't enough to propel it to the same heights as comparatively household names like World of Warcraft and Guild Wars. Sadly, the main thing that's occasionally shoved it back into the spotlight as of late has…

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The Cat God Returns: Secret World Issue Three Goes Live

Well now, here's a pleasant surprise. The Secret World's second batch of story content took its sweet time - admittedly with good reason - but Issue Three's already sneaked up on unsuspecting players and pounced. Much like a cat. A cat who's also god. (As opposed to a cat who's also a dog - which is this thing.) Among other things, "The Cat God" kicks…

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Secret World’s New Dance Move: The Internal Shakeup

And by dance move, I of course mean "tectonic shift in creative management affixed to a phrase that happens to sound like it could be a dance move in a universe where things like layoffs and sadness don't exist." Given recent events, however, I imagine that actually adding a dance animation titled "The Internal Shakeup" to The Secret World would elicit a chorus of "too…

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Funcom: Secret World ‘Has The Tools’ To Go F2P

Do you own any tools? I own some tools. I have a screwdriver, a hammer, a wrench, and a key that doesn't actually go to anything, so I use it to open cardboard boxes. Apparently, though, Funcom's utility belt is even more expansive than my formidable arsenal. In fact, if the sadly struggling Secret World developer is to be believed, it even possesses the mythical Free-To-Play…

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Aaaand Secret World’s Issue Two’s Been Delayed… Again

Yesterday, I told you to expect a giant pile of goodies underneath your Secret-World-mas tree today. And yet, unless you live in the future, you found nothing. I expect, then, that you are here waving pitchforks and torches aloft to run me out of town for my deceitful ways. But I didn't do it on purpose. Honest! Instead, shortly after celebrating Issue Two's imminent launch, Funcom realized…

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Digging Deeper Into Secret World’s ‘Digging Deeper’ Update

The Secret World's second issue hasn't exactly had the shortest journey to players' virtual mailboxes, but - after one more brief delay - it should be arriving sometime today. Let's be honest, though: seeing as it's Guild Wars 2's time now (Is that the point they were trying to make? I still don't know), your TSW icon - cold and untouched by a mouse click's…

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Feature: Right through the very heart of it

Escape To New York: The Secret World’s First Raid

I've seen the things that are to come in The Secret World, at least some of them, and even though the present is turbulent the future seems bright, or at least as bright as global conflict, the destruction of a metropolis and the spilling over of supernatural horror onto city streets could possibly be. It's a flame-bright future with a great deal of ash, boiling…

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The Secret World Pledges It’s “Far From Done”

The looming face of Ragnar Tørnquist sits atop a message to The Secret World players, in an effort to calm concerns after what are described as "a turbulent couple of weeks". The game, which apparently has only around 200,000 players after its first month, has put developers Funcom in a tough financial position, with rumours of as many as half the staff worldwide being laid…

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Secret World Sells 200K, ‘Smaller’ Funcom Games Ahead

Well, I can't say we didn't see this coming, but I'd always really, really hoped some cosmic force would swoop in and reshape reality for the sole purpose of avoiding it. In this bold new world, Ragnar Tornquist would be the brains behind every MMO storyline, and we'd live happily ever after in worlds that couldn't unironically apply the phrase "happily ever after." But alas,…

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Tough Times: Layoffs At PopCap, THQ And Funcom

As we know, random events segregate 'non-randomly', and things bunching together isn't a trend. But it's still pretty chilling to see so many lay-offs in the games industry all at once. So we express our sympathies and best wishes to those at Funcom, PopCap, and THQ who've found out their jobs are no longer in the last few hours.

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Secret World Issue Two Adds Rocket Launchers, Surgery

As a red-blooded member of the game-playing populace, I must confess that I quite enjoy rocket launchers. However, as someone who has blood and doesn't particularly want to see it outside my body, I'm not the biggest fan of surgery. But then, I suppose that means The Secret World Issue Two is adding something for everyone. And honestly, aside from the part where the man…

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MMO Woe: The Secret World Suffers

The Secret World has one remaining secret - that it wasn't the big fat hit it needed to be. Dev Funcom has been making grumbly noises about the Metacritic score being too low, leading to a tumble in their share price, reportedly by as much 84%. It's almost as if Metacritic is a poisonously artificial benchmark of success and accomplishment, isn't it? While I raise…

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Spread The Word: Secret World Free Next Weekend

I don't imagine it's easy being a subscription fee in this free-to-play world of ours. At best, you're viewed as an anachronism. At worst, a pariah. You walk into places of commerce, only to find people talking about you as though you died years ago. And others... well, others aren't so kind. They all-too-willingly bring out pitchforks and torches, which is among the more enthusiastic ways…

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Feature: Psst

A Sneaky Glimpse At The Secret World’s July Update

Holed up in Mistakotonic Prepatory School Innsmouth Academy yesterday, I stumbled across a headmaster's report on a girl who was in a spot of bother with some wendigos. I don't know how I'd missed it before, lying on a desk in plain view, but somehow I had. That's the nature of The Secret World; look around and you'll probably spot something you missed first time…

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