Investigators Raid Norwegian Game Studio [Update]

The Oslo headquaters of MMO developer Funcom found itself under siege this morning, as Norwegian economic crime unit Økokrim launched an investigation into suspected infringement of the provisions of the Securities Trading Act revolving the 2012 launch of The Secret World. Update — Funcom says game development and… » 1/29/14 9:14am 1/29/14 9:14am

Funcom's Three MMO Worlds Are In His Hands. What Will He Do?

Just a few short years ago, Funcom's Joel Bylos was in charge of level 20 through 40 of Age of Conan, a massively multiplayer online game that was, at launch, widely criticized for a lack of quality content past level 20. Now he's the creative director in charge of Age of Conan, Anarchy Online and The Secret World,… » 3/08/13 6:00pm 3/08/13 6:00pm

Funcom’s MMO The Secret World No Longer Requires Subscriptions

The Secret World seemed like a promising evolution of the MMO formula when it came out this summer. But publisher Funcom has hit a series of stumbles that have left many wondering how they were going to move forward. One crucial step was revealed today with the announcement that subscriptions are no longer required. » 12/12/12 9:09am 12/12/12 9:09am

It's Hard to Be Excited About The Secret World's Next Update With the…

Hey look, it's a video for the changes coming in The Secret World's Issue #2: Digging Deeper update. Plastic surgery, bazookas and an extension of "the Kingsmouth Code" investigation mission — these are things I would have been thrilled about two days ago. Now that lead designer Martin Bruusgaard has been let go,… » 9/12/12 9:30am 9/12/12 9:30am