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Funcom's in a bad way after poor Lego MMO performance

Norwegian developer Funcom is seemingly in financial peril after its free-to-play turned pay-to-play game Lego Minifigures Online performed worse than expected. The company doesn't expect revenues from the Lego title to be ab...   read

 
 
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LEGO Minifigures Online is an MMO that anyone can jump into

Let's face it: massively multiplayer online games can be intimidating for some people. Between the incredibly nuanced systems that some titles tout, and the tales of time and dedication required to "properly" play a game, it's not exactly a...   read

 
 
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Beta sign-ups open for Funcom's LEGO Minifigures Online

Funcom is making a LEGO MMO of its own and would-be players can now register for the game's closed beta. LEGO Minifigures Online is fully launching next year and before that point, there will also be an open beta. If you sign up for the clo...   read

 
 
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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 over 400% as o...   read

 
 
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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 monetization are being ...   read

 
 
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New game in The Longest Journey saga in pre-production

Funcom has announced that the sequel to Dreamfall: The Longest Journey has gone into pre-production at Red Thread Games. This is a new studio formed by Ragnar Tornquist, the creator of The Longest Journey saga, and the creative director of ...   read

 
 
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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 real-world holi...   read

 
 
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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 and they expec...   read

 
 
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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 lead game designer...   read

 
 
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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 signed up for the b...   read

 
 
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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 seven new mission...   read

 
 
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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 profiles and leade...   read

 
 
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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. Either way, check it...   read

 
 
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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), though. Aas just wan...   read

 
 
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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 right now. It's no...   read

 
 
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Funcom to develop a LEGO Minifigures MMO

Online game maker Funcom has just announced that they've signed an agreement with the LEGO Group to develop a massively multiplayer online game based on the Lego Minifigures franchise. How cool would that be!? "The market for family-friendl...   read

 
 
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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 special mention...   read

 
 
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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 and haven't been...   read

 
 
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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 same character...   read

 
 
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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 most notable of wh...   read

 
 
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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 bringing solid title...   read

 
 
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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. They're about...   read

 
 
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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 more time into it...   read

 
 
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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 the sophisticate...   read

 
 
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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't enough, try o...   read

 
 



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