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Remember Age of Conan? The MMO based on Robert E. Howard's burly sword-swinging, princess-saving warrior? While it got off to a cracking start, it quickly lost gas and like many other so-called "WoW killers", faded into obscurity. Developer Funcom kept on trucking, but things weren't looking good for the Norwegian studio until this month, when its financial fortunes changed dramatically.

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Meet Bumblebee Girl. Isn't she adorable, with her little wings and pot of honey and ability to completely obliterate skeletons, pirates and trolls with her area-of-effect attacks? It may look cute, but LEGO Minifigures Online is a challenging Diablo-style game.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.