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The Secret World News

Latest Headlines for The Secret World

  • New Screens Show Off Factions & Environments

    Funcom and The Secret World team have released a cool half dozen new screenshots that show off the environments around the New York area as well as some faction fashion looks. Check them all out in our Secret World screenshot gallery.

    Reported on Oct 14, 2011
  • PvP and World Domination

    Funcom has released the latest developer diary covering the Player-versus-Player (PvP) conflict and the ongoing war for world domination in The Secret World. Check it out!

    Reported on Oct 14, 2011
  • Funcom to Participate in Extra Life Fundraiser

    Funcom has announced its support of the upcoming Extra Life fundraiser scheduled for October 15th. Extra Life is a 24-hour gaming marathon that raises funds for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

    Reported on Oct 14, 2011
  • Check out TSW at NY Comicon

    During next week's New York Comicon, MMORPG.com will be partnering up with Funcom to bring fans of The Secret World a brand new look at the game.

    Reported on Oct 07, 2011
  • Illuminating the Illuminati

    In his latest column about The Secret World, MMORPG.com Managing Editor Bill Murphy shines the bright light of revelation on the ever-secret Illuminati. See what Bill's got to say about these folks who have even been accused of infiltrating The Simpsons. Read on!

    Reported on Oct 05, 2011
  • Developer Diary: Storytelling in The Secret World

    MMORPG.com has partnered with Funcom to bring our readers and exclusive look at the art of storytelling in The Secret World. Penned by Funcom's Senior Producer & Creative Director Ragnar Tørnquist, the article discusses how the team is making the story is the "heart and soul" of The Secret World. Read our exclusive developer diary and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Sep 29, 2011
  • Faction Pride

    MMORPG.com Managing Editor Bill Murphy has found a lot to like in The Secret World. But nothing strikes his fancy so much as the excitement that is brewing about the three factions that will be featured in the game on launch next year. See why Bill is swelling with pride over the Illuminati (though Templars are best!) and why faction pride is going to play a big part in The Secret World. Leave a comment or two after you're done reading!

    Reported on Sep 15, 2011
  • A Cash Shop Makes Sense

    In today's column devoted to The Secret World, MMORPG.com Managing Editor Bill Murphy dissects the recent announcement by Funcom and EA that the game would ship with a cash shop. Bill has several reasons for thinking that this makes a lot of sense. Check it out and then be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Sep 07, 2011
  • The Secret World - Faction Fractions

    The three faction set up of The Secret World is a very popular feature with most players. That is, it's popular until they realize that membership in a cabal (guild) means that all members of the group have to be of the same faction which can be disastrous for large guilds. In Isabelle Parsley's latest Player Perspectives, she discusses how cabal and faction membership don't necessarily go together. Read on!

    Reported on Sep 01, 2011
  • Sign Up for Beta Without Facebook

    In a brand new post on The Secret World's page, fans are told that they can sign up for the beta without a Facebook account. Fans merely have to have a Funcom forum account in order to get on board for the beta. The Secret War games and activities, however, are excluded from this method of signing up but does allow players to sign up for the beta.

    Reported on Aug 30, 2011
  • PAX 2011 - Three Faction Persistent PVP Detailed

    One of the biggest announcements coming out of last weekend's PAX Prime was Funcom's revelation of three faction PvP in The Secret World. In fact, it was exciting enough to win the MMORPG.com Most Anticipated Award. Managing Editor Bill Murphy has an inside look at persistent PvP. REad on and then offer us a few of your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Aug 29, 2011
  • Phase 1 of The Secret War Now Live

    After a bit of a snafu over the weekend, Funcom has announced that the first phase of the beta sign ups and player site interactivity for The Secret War is now live. Players can head to the official site and begin the process for opting into the beta.

    Reported on Aug 29, 2011
  • The Secret War Experience Delayed

    Funcom, citing technical difficulties, has decided to postpone the first phases of The Secret World's beta sign ups. There is not any mention of when The Secret War will begin and when players can start signing up for beta access. We'll keep you posted!

    Reported on Aug 29, 2011
  • Persistent World PvP Demoed at PAX Prime 2011

    Though our impressions of the system are coming Tuesday, our staff was on hand at PAX to take in the sights and sounds of The Secret World. Among the many reveals? Persistent World PVP was demoed for the press behind closed doors, and fans of Dark Age's much revered system are going to be extremely happy. We'll have more on TSW's PAX showing this Tuesday. For now check out the official site and keep your eyes open for the Secret War to begin again!

    Reported on Aug 28, 2011
  • The Secret War & Guaranteed Beta Access

    MMORPG.com has partnered with Funcom to bring our readers exclusive news found nowhere else on the 'Net today. As The Secret World approaches beta testing, Funcom is ready to reveal new information about how the beta access will work. This is a definite must read for folks interested in being part of one of the most-anticipated games. Keep reading!

    Reported on Aug 25, 2011
  • Gamescom – Ragnar Talks Persistent PVP

    During Gamescom last week, The Secret World became a bit less secret as Funcom developers began shining the light on more of the game's details. MMORPG.com's John Milburn had the opportunity to talk with Funcom's Ragnar Tørnquist about persistent PvP. Check out our exclusive interview and then leave a thought or two in the comments.

    Reported on Aug 23, 2011
  • Large Scale PvP Detailed

    The good folks at Ten Ton Hammer have a new interview coming out of Gamescom. The interview is with Ragnar Tørnquist and features a fairly in depth preview of the warzones, or PvP play, in The Secret World. It's a terrific read!

    Reported on Aug 23, 2011
  • Release and Beta Cometh!

    The Secret World is a bit less secret after new screens, a new video and more information pouring out of Gamescom 2011. In his latest TSW column, MMORPG.com Managing Editor Bill Murphy takes a look at some of this week's revelations and offers a few thoughts about TSW. Check it out and then weigh in with your own thoughts.

    Reported on Aug 17, 2011
  • Not So Secret Screens Arrive

    Funcom has released nine new screenshots from The Secret World. The screens were released at Gamescom 2011. You can see all nine in The Secret World screenshot gallery here at MMORPG.com.

    Reported on Aug 17, 2011
  • GC '11: Funcom Debuts New CGI Trailer

    Funcom unveiled the fourth CGI trailer for their upcoming horror-themed MMORPG, The Secret World, at Gamescom this week.

    Reported on Aug 16, 2011