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1:00 PM on 01.10.2013

The Secret World sees 400% increase in 'activity levels'

Taking The Secret World from a subscription-based game to the "buy-to-play" model has done quite well for Funcom. The company has called this re-launch a success, announcing that "Activity levels in the game have increased by...

Jordan Devore


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8:00 AM on 12.12.2012

The Secret World scraps subscription fees

The Secret World has become the latest MMO to learn that, if it ain't Warcraft, it ain't getting away with charging subscription fees. Mandatory fees have been dropped from Funcom's ailing game, though other areas of monetiza...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 11.14.2012

The Secret World gets a chunky update

After four months, The Secret World finally gets its first raid, along with new missions and features in the largest update so far. It was this MMO's dearth of multiplayer opportunities that made me ditch it in fav...

Fraser Brown

11:00 PM on 10.18.2012

Halloween comes early to The Secret World

Are you still playing The Secret World? Now would be a good time to log back in, as Funcom has pushed out some Halloween-centric content by way of the new update, Issue #3: The Cat God. It wouldn't be an MMO without nods to ...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 09.17.2012

Funcom has tools to make The Secret World free to play

Following the recent layoffs at Funcom, GamesIndustry caught up with CEO Ole Schreiner to talk about the subscription-based model The Secret World uses. He says that the game is profitable now that re-structuring has happened...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 09.11.2012

The Secret World lead game designer laid off

Funcom MMO The Secret World did not do as well as they had hoped it would, selling only 200,000 copies since its July launch. And now, as it usually goes, the layoffs happen.  A notable casualty is The Secret World's lea...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 08.29.2012

The Secret World sold only 200,000 copies since launch

Financials for Funcom for this last quarter show disappointing results for their newest, MMO The Secret World. The game sold only 200,000 copies since its June 29th launch, despite more than half a million players having sign...

Dale North

4:30 PM on 07.13.2012

Secret World's first content update announced

Set to go live July 31st, The Secret World's first content update, Unleashed, (referred to as Issue #1) has been revealed, with promises of more issues coming every month. This first round of content will contain se...

Victoria Medina

2:00 PM on 07.09.2012

The Secret World 'Chronicle' profile and leaderboard tool

Funcom has launched a new profile and leader board service for new MMO The Secret World today called Chronicle. By logging in here players can view a complete record of their journey through the game, as well as character pro...

Dale North

8:00 PM on 07.06.2012

The DTOID Show: Halo, Walking Dead, & Secret World of BJs

Hey guys! If you missed today's LIVE Destructoid Show, here's a nice convenient recording of it for you to watch.  For starters, NiGHTS Into Dreams and Dragonball Z Budokai are both getting HD rereleases, and Final ...

Max Scoville

4:30 PM on 07.02.2012

Strange day for Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas to resign

Wow. One day before the launch of The Secret World, Funcom's latest MMO, CEO Trond Arne Aas resigns. Sounds scary, right? Actually, there's nothing wrong with the game (in fact, it's great) or the company (stock is up), thoug...

Dale North





2:30 PM on 06.19.2012

Final beta weekend for The Secret World opens June 22

The fourth beta weekend for The Secret World will run from 9:00am Pacific on June 22 to 11:59pm Pacific on June 24. In addition to being the final event -- the full release of the MMO is set for July 3 -- this one is worth a ...

Jordan Devore

9:30 AM on 05.25.2012

Delay: The Secret World to launch on July 3

The Secret World was supposed to launch in mid-June, but Funcom has pushed it back to July 3rd for market reasons. They say that this adjustment puts the launch date in a more positive window. Here's the real question: what w...

Dale North

8:30 PM on 05.15.2012

Friday marks the second beta weekend for The Secret World

The second beta weekend event for The Secret World is almost here. It'll run from Friday, May 18 at 9:00am Pacific to Sunday, May 20 at 11:59pm Pacific. Those of you who participated in the prior beta can continue to use your...

Jordan Devore

7:00 PM on 05.10.2012

Not so secret: One million register for Secret World beta

Roughly 1/7000th of the people in the real world are currently registered and anticipating the beta events of The Secret World. This weekend will be the first beta event, open to everyone who pre-ordered the ga...

Patrick Hancock



Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 photo
Review: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680
by Ryan Perez

For some of us, upgrading our PCs with the best hardware and enjoying the most jaw-dropping games in all their glory is a not-so-distant memory. Even though I've consistently owned beefy rigs my whole life, I've spent less and less time utilizing their full power, due to a slowly dwindling and fluctuating PC market. For several years, my PC gaming life was akin to the Brooks Hatlen character from The Shawshank Redemption -- every day, continuing to feed the pigeons in the park, hoping for his old raven buddy to return.

Lately, the PC gods have arisen from their slumber and decided to bless us with some stellar (and demanding) PC-focused games. Now high-end graphics technology is starting to look more and more worth its market value. Over the past week, I've had the opportunity to pilot NVIDIA's upcoming beast of a doomsday machine, the GTX 680, and make obedient subjects of the powerful games that once laughed at my PC's inadequacies.

NVIDIA set out to make not only a more powerful graphics card, but a more efficient one that doesn't require a lot of extra tech (such as a whole extra card) to get the best experience possible.

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