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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.


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.


Now The Secret World Has A Snowmobile Chase, And That's Beautiful

In the Issue #7 update for Funcom’s paranormal MMO The Secret World, the player gets to wear a tuxedo and participate in a James Bond-esque snowmobile chase. There are rockets. This is why I love The Secret World.


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.


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.


It's Time To Celebrate The Spooky Season In MMORPGs

Halloween is still a week from today, so you’ll have to wait until next Wednesday if you want to go trick-or-treating in the real world. (Or at least, if you want to do it without getting the cops called.)


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.


It's Hard To Be Excited About The Secret World's Next Update Now

Hey look, it’s a video for the changes coming in The Secret World‘s Issue #2: Digging Deeper update. Plastic surgery, bazookas and an extension of “the Kingsmouth Code” investigation mission — these are things I would have been thrilled about two days ago. Now that lead designer Martin Bruusgaard has been let go, not so much.


The Secret World Update Promises Continued Content, Despite Developer Difficulties

It’s no secret that The Secret World has been facing some troubled times. Developer Funcom laid off half their staff earlier this month, which would seem to make the promised monthly content updates more challenging to release on time.