Posts Tagged ‘Funcom’

9.3 Million Accounts Compromised In Epidemic Of Forum Hacks: Funcom, Epic, And More

A rash of hacks in the past two months has left the usernames, emails and passwords from at least twelve gaming forums compromised, including those of Unreal creator Epic Games and Secret World developer Funcom. Other breaches include a GTA fansite and, as previously reported, the official forums of Dota 2. All the attacks involved an exploit in the forum’s software, which the hackers used to hoover up details of members. And while the passwords are encrypted, they can often be easily cracked. In total, over 9 million user accounts have had their details stolen.

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Funcom’s Conan Exiles Shows First Survival Gameplay

Funcom were late to the post-World of Warcraft MMORPG rush with Age of Conan, and now they’re coming late to the multiplayer sandbox survival fad with Conan Exiles [official site]. What can it offer that Rust, Ark: Survival Evolved, and others don’t? Well, Conan Exiles is quite shiny and pretty, it has nice-looking simulated sand which deforms with each footstep, gore flows freely and bodies are lopped in half, its building and building-destruction look swish, and it’s got some totally \m/etal scenes with giant snakes and crucifixions. Here, have a peek in this first gameplay trailer:

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Conan Exiles Is Funcom’s Open-World Survival Game

Funcom’s enemy-crushing, lamentation-hearing MMORPG Age of Conan arrived years too late in the MMO rush, just another wanderer scavenging for scraps in the lands World of Warcraft pillaged and salted. Funcom today announced that they’re joining in the fun of 2013’s hottest craze with Conan Exiles [official site], a multiplayer open-world survival game set in the barbarian fantasy world. This summer it’ll launch into early access, as open-world multiplayer survival games will. Still, I do like the sound of sacrificing players to please gods.

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I’ll Be Back: Funcom Making New Conan Game

There’s a scene in the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian where the musclebound protagonist asks chum Subotai about religion. “Who do you pray to?” he asks. “I pray to the four winds, and you?” his pal replies. “To Crom… but I seldom pray to him, he doesn’t listen.” Subotai laughs. Conan ain’t happy. Alas, sometimes prayers go unanswered. But maybe you enjoyed Funcom‘s 2008 MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures – and its subsequent 2011 free-to-play guise Unchained – so much that you prayed they’d return to Cimmeria. You did? Friend, your prayers have been answered.

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Wot I Think: The Park

The Park [official site] is a short horror game, a spin-off from Funcom’s MMORPG The Secret World [official site]. For as long as people have been talking about the modern myths and conspiracies of The Secret World, there has been a desire for a singleplayer experience set among its mysteries and horrors. The Park will not satisfy that craving – it’s a brief visit to one small self-contained area of that world – but I found it be an oddly engaging experience, warts and all, and hope it’s the first in a library of singleplayer stories.

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Screampark: Secret World Spin-Off The Park Released

Funcom’s latest adventure into the spooky world of The Secret World isn’t the single-player version I’ve wished for, but they are revisiting a memorable location from the supernatural MMORPG.

The Park [official site] is a spin-off horror walk-o-story set inside Atlantic Island Park, a haunted fairground where now a mother has lost her young son. Don’t get your hopes up, lady. But you, dear reader, perhaps cock an eyebrow at its spooking potential, as The Park opened its gates this afternoon.

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Secret World Spin-Off The Park Summons Release Date

To me, every day is Halloween, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the glut of ghosts and ghouls who rise and swarm around the end of October. Here’s another date to add to your calendarrgghhh: October 27th.

That’s when The Secret World folks Funcom will release The Park [official site], a walk-o-spook spin-off from the supernatural MMO and their first single-player game in years.

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