Funcom's pay-to-play, modern-day paranormal MMO The Secret World relaunches on June 26 as the free-to-play Secret World Legends, delivering the exact same content in a slightly different way. As a player of the original game, the whole thing is downright weird.
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Norwegian developer Funcom has been making waves lately with Conan Exiles, but for me they will always the studio behind science fiction MMO Anarchy Online. The 16-year-old game finally hit Steam this week, so I hopped back in to create my first new character in a long, long time.
Conan Exiles' gleefully dangling unmentionables could one day become a hot in-game collectible. During a Reddit AMA session held over the weekend, developer Funcom put ritual castration on the table.
In the never-ending battle between pirates and DRM makers, there are no easy victories. Or at least, that was the case with notorious anti-tamper tech Denuvo until, well, yesterday.
Before you step completely naked (server settings willing) onto the hot sands of Conan Exiles' barbaric wasteland, there are a few adjustments to be made. Here's a not safe for work trip through the game's NSFW character creation, dick sliders and all.
Recently Fun.com announced a series of Marvel and DC "secret identity" suits, which let you wear fancy threads with a hidden bit of comic-book geekery. The company's latest suits, however, throw all that subtlety out of the window in favour of full-on suit insanity.
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.
What a difference getting rid of microtransactions and adding a price tag makes.
A German ad for the next wave of LEGO Minifigures — and by extension the next set of playable characters for LEGO Minifigures Online — has surfaced, proving that really weird dreams do come true.
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.