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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




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




6:15 PM on 07.03.2012

The Secret World launch trailer should be seen

If you've been keeping up with Funcom's newly released MMO The Secret World, you'll know exactly what to expect. But, for those that haven't, this new launch trailer shows just how vast and lovely this game's world is. Eithe...

Dale North




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




12:30 PM on 06.29.2012

The Secret World early access begins today

Funcom sends word that the early access pre-launch period for upcoming MMO The Secret World begins today. The game's official launch goes down on July 3, but existing pre-order customers will get to get in early, starting rig...

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




11:00 PM on 05.18.2012

The Secret World talks combat and skills

As the time draws near for the release of The Secret World more information is coming out, like this video which details combat abilities and skills. At eight minutes this is quite the detailed video, but if you're curious a...

Victoria Medina




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




3:30 PM on 04.03.2012

Secret World is now accepting your pre-orders

The Secret World launch date is steadily approaching, and to get ready for that, pre-orders have been announced. Should you choose to put down money for the game before it's release, you'll get a few things in return, the mos...

Victoria Medina




3:00 PM on 03.15.2012

Preview: Reinventing the MMO with The Secret World

The MMO space has been steadily filling up since people realized just how much money Blizzard is actually making. Many have tried to break into that space, but most have failed. Funcom has a pretty consistent history of bring...

Daniel Starkey




5:00 PM on 02.24.2012

The Secret World: An unconventional, modern MMO

The Secret World is coming along quite nicely. We saw Funcom's unconventional modern day, classless, action driven MMO at their offices late last year, but I've had the pleasure of checking in on their progress last week.&nbs...

Dale North




11:30 AM on 02.21.2012

The Secret World launches June 19

One of the coolest MMO games I've played in a long time, The Secret World, finally has an official launch date: June 19, 2012. It was originally marked for an April launch, but Funcom says that they're wanting to put a bit mo...

Dale North




8:00 PM on 01.26.2012

Location trailer for The Secret World sets the spooky

I've found over the years that lots of MMORPGs release with a good artistic style while at the same time missing out on offering an engrossing atmosphere. Funcom's The Secret World is one that definitely takes an intere...

Sterling Aiayla Lyons




10:00 PM on 01.13.2012

The Illuminati revealed in The Secret World

Earlier this week, Funcom teased the reveal of the Illuminati, one of the three playable factions in its upcoming MMORPG, The Secret World. Revealed as the manipulators and schemers in the shadows, the Illuminati look to be t...

Alasdair Duncan




6:30 PM on 01.09.2012

Funcom shares the secrets of the Illuminati this week

It seems the gears of Funcom's PR machine are turning for it's next MMO project The Secret World. They have devoted this week to shedding some light on The Secret World's resident puppet-masters and occult-yuppies, the Illumi...

Jason Cabral




4:30 PM on 12.07.2011

The Secret World's Scorched Desert looks brutal

Desert locations are always a bitch, but in upcoming MMO The Secret World it's going to be the biggest bitch. A new trailer shows off this location, which is set in Egypt. If the heat and the dudes with rocket launchers isn'...

Dale North




8:00 AM on 11.21.2011

Preview: First ever hands-on with The Secret World

To say that all MMOs these days are all the same is... well, it's just wrong. That's like saying that all fighting games or first-person shooters are the same. Not true, but with the current MMO market, you have to admit that...

Dale North




10:45 AM on 10.25.2011

The Secret World beta has over 500,000 registered users

In MMO land, the immenent release of Star Wars The Old Republic certainly casts a big shadow but that doesn't mean it's the only show in MMO town. Funcom's The Secret World is looking like it could provide something different...

Alasdair Duncan




3:00 AM on 10.25.2011

New Secret World screenshots are not a secret

FunCom has released some more screenshots of The Secret World. There are some action shots of people kicking butt, and some still shots of people, who can probably kick butt, looking all serious and angry. It is also still po...

Victoria Medina




7:15 PM on 10.17.2011

The Secret World dubs this Week of the Dragon

If you don't know what The Secret World is, you probably aren't a regular to this site, but rest assured, we have information. Funcom has just announced Week of the Dragon, which will be all about one of the three factions in...

Victoria Medina




6:00 PM on 10.14.2011

New Dev diary from The Secret World

Even if you want to forget about The Secret World, EA and FunCom won't let you. In addition to multiple teaser trailers, they have now released a dev diary that takes a look at pvp and factions. The nice thing is that this t...

Victoria Medina




6:15 PM on 09.02.2011

Some choices are no take-backs in The Secret World

Thanks to an interview that AusGamers did with The Secret World Creative Director, Ragnar Tørnquist, we have some more information about the unique MMO, including factions and hope for an Australian...

Victoria Medina




11:45 AM on 08.31.2011

The Secret World is like Dragon Age with assault rifles

Funcom's The Secret World is distinguished by the fact it's an MMO that I actually care about. I was drawn to the title as soon as the early trailers rolled out, intrigued by the modern day setting and enthralled by...

Jim Sterling




9:00 PM on 08.17.2011

More of The Secret World revealed in these screenshots

Hot on the heels of yesterday's brand new trailer, Electronic Arts has put out a batch of new screenshots for Funcom's upcoming MMO The Secret World. Along with the announcement of a release date in April 2012 and some upcomi...

Alasdair Duncan




11:30 PM on 08.16.2011

New Secret World trailer looks just as rad as past ones

Funcom and EA have released another trailer for their upcoming MMO The Secret World. Unlike previous trailers this one shows off part of a city that looks to me like Times Square. And a giant monster. There is also magic. Sa...

Victoria Medina




12:15 PM on 08.16.2011

The Secret World out April 2012, beta sign ups soon

Electronic Arts has set an April 2012 launch window for Funcom's modern-day role-playing game, The Secret World. Additionally, it's announced that starting on August 26, interested gamers can sign up for "upcoming betas." Yes...

Nick Chester




6:30 PM on 08.11.2011

The Secret World is filled with globetrotting MMO action

Electronic Arts and Funcom have released a developer diary detailing the world and setting of The Secret World. I actually kind of love it. The core concept of the game is that anything goes. If there is a myth or legend any...

wryguy87




12:00 PM on 07.09.2011

Preview: The Secret World

As more and more MMO’s are popping up in today’s market, it’s difficult to stand out in the crowd. However, the veteran MMO developer Funcom (creators of Anarchy Online and Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventur...

Alessandro Fillari




7:30 PM on 07.07.2011

New trailer for The Secret World goes to the men's room

Just a day after showing the trailer for The Savage Coast, Funcom has released a new CGI trailer and a batch of fresh screenshots for its upcoming MMO, The Secret World.  The trailer depicts a John Constantine-esque gen...

Alasdair Duncan




11:20 AM on 07.06.2011

New Secret World trailer takes us to the Savage Coast

I'm not a big fan of MMO games, but I've had my eye on The Secret World for a very long time. The premise of a universe where every crackpot conspiracy theory and urban legend is true intrigues me no-end, and the brash horro...

Jim Sterling








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