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Investigators Raid Norwegian Game Studio

The Oslo headquarters of MMO developer Funcom found itself under siege this morning, as Norwegian economic crime unit Økokrim launches an investigation into suspected infringement of the provisions of the Securities Trading Act revolving the 2012 launch of The Secret World.


A Game About Collecting LEGO Figures Sounds Better Than The Real Thing

Collecting real life LEGO figures involves tons of money, trips to K-Mart, and many, many duplicates. I think I prefer LEGO Minifigures Online‘s take on the hobby.


From MMO To Movie Star

Funcom’s supernatural MMORPG The Secret World makes its big-screen debut in IRL, a Swedish film about a troubled teen who finds happiness in a virtual world. Check out an interview with director Erik Leijonborg at the game’s official site.


Check Out The LEGO MMO Funcom's Putting Together For 2014

Picking up the pieces after LEGO Universe fell apart, The Secret World and Anarchy Online developer Funcom has constructed a video to show off their take on a LEGO-based MMO, LEGO Minifigures Online.


If Only Every Online Game Had The Secret World's Fashion Sense

There’s something to be sad for giving players a fixed set of armour and equipment upgrades to strive for, that perfect set of stat-enhancing items that let other players know exactly how accomplished they are. That something is “boring”.


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 criticised 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, and his goal is to make unhappy players at any experience level a thing of the past.


New York Bans Another 2000 Sex Offenders From Online Gaming

The US state of New York, whose “Operation Game Over” earlier this year banned more than 3500 registered sex offenders from services like Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, has booted another 2100 from online gaming after bringing THQ, Funcom and NCSoft to the cause.


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 earlier this year. 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.


Dreamfall Chapters Is Real: Ragnar Tørnquist Is ON IT

Adventure game fans, now is the time to begin squeeing and flailing with joy. Ragnar Tørnquist, the man behind The Longest Journey and Dreamfall — and recent MMO The Secret World — has formed a new studio and actually begun production on Dreamfall Chapters, Funcom announced today.


Insider Trading Allegations The Latest In The Streak Of Bad News For Funcom And The Secret World

Funcom, developer of modern-day MMO The Secret World, is just not having a good year.