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Conan Exiles – Survival online game enters Early Access this September

[Steam page] Funcom, the independent developer and publisher of computer and console games, today announced that the company’s open-world survival game ‘Conan Exiles’ will enter into Early Access on September 13th, 2016. Set to launch on consoles as well, the…

Funcom – Studio in financial trouble as Lego game is not earning money

[Source] Developer Funcom is reviewing its strategic options after the recent dismal launch of Lego Minifigures Online fell short of expectations. The company on Friday announced that it is “actively seeking interested parties for discussions surrounding a possible investment, acquisition,…

Funcom – The Secret World studio raided for alleged economy crime

[Source] According to several reports, the office of developer Funcom was raided by the country’s (Norway) economic crime unit. Funcom is acknowledged that it was charged with “breaching disclosure requirements related to The Secret World when the company failed to report company financial…

The Secret World – New game trailer for Issue #8 content update

[Register now] It has been some time since I have touched anything on The Secret World, but I happen to see the new trailer for its latest Issue #8 content update, The Venetian Agenda. 2 completely new features are added,…

LEGO Minifigures Online – Multiple platforms for 2014 launch

[Game website] Despite the failure of the previous LEGO online game, the franchise is trying its shot again, this time with LEGO Minifigures Online. It will be launching for PC, iOS and Android during the second half of 2014.  …

The Secret World – Game client now at 50% off with no monthly sub

After announcing that The Secret World has gone Buy-to-Play with no monthly subscription, Funcom is now selling the game at half-price on Amazon. From the original USD 30.00, The Secret World now only costs USD 14.99! I must say, this…

The Secret World – Game cancels monthly subscription model

[Announcement] In short, The Secret World has gone Buy-to-Play (B2P), similar to Guild Wars and Guild Wars 2. For 1 price (USD30 / €30 / £24.99), players may now enjoy all the game’s content. And of course enjoy spending on…

The Secret World – New combat mechanic coming soon

[Source] In short, it is called reticle combat, which my spell-check is telling me it is not an actual word. No matter, reticle combat will most likely feature a cross-hair, the sort you would see in TERA and to some…

The Secret World – New interview blames everyone but themselves

How many of you are still paying for The Secret World? Certainly not me. Funcom’s development team has now claimed to Eurogamer in an interview that the game will not be going “Free to Play” anytime soon, citing facts like…

The Secret World – Tools available to turn game Free-to-Play

Did Funcom’s new CEO, Ole Schreiner, dropped a hint on The Secret World’s incoming future? Assuming position sometime early July, the man himself has now spoken of the inevitable, with Age of Conan used as an example as well in…

The Secret World – Poor performance blamed on Guild Wars 2 and pandas

[Source] A Funcom report released today puts The Secret World Sales at “over 200,000” as the company adjusts expectations down by $35 million US Dollars. In the report, Funcom once again cites poor US reviews as a contributing factor in…

Funcom confirms “temporary” layoffs, says TSW not going F2P

[Source] Norwegian developer Funcom, maker of Age of Conan and the recently launched The Secret World, was hit with layoffs today that are speculated to affect about half of the studio’s worldwide staff, part of previously announced “cost-adjustment initiatives.”  …