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MMORPG | Setting:Real Life | Status:Final  (rel 07/03/12)  | Pub:Funcom
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The Secret World News

Latest Headlines for The Secret World

  • 500k Beta Registrations

    The Secret World is pinging highly on many folk's radar, it appears. Funcom has announced that it has received approximately a half million beta registrations for the game.

    Reported on Oct 27, 2011
  • A Sit Down with The Secret World writer Adam Tingle attended EA's London press event recently where EA and Funcom showed off The Secret World to us folks in the press. Check out Adam's full report for all the top secret details!

    Reported on Oct 24, 2011
  • Into Darkness - An Exclusive Dragon Preview and Funcom have teamed up to bring our readers an exclusive first look at the Dragons, one of three factions to be featured in The Secret World. Let us know what you think of the mysterious Dragons after reading the dev journal. Leave us a comment or two!

    Reported on Oct 18, 2011
  • Dragon Artwork Released

    The Secret World site has been updated with four new artwork concept art screens featuring the Dragons, one of three factions to be featured in the game. Check the four out in our Secret World screenshot gallery.

    Reported on Oct 18, 2011
  • The Week of the Dragon Kicks Off

    Fans of The Secret World who are contemplating membership in the Dragon faction will definitely want to swing by the official site as The Week of the Dragon kicks off.

    Reported on Oct 17, 2011
  • NYCC ’11 – Panel Recap

    During this past weekend's New York Comicon, was pleased to host a panel with Funcom to discuss The Secret World. We've got the entire panel on video and a recap of the event from's Bill Murphy. Check out Bill's write up and then treat yourself to the video. Let us know what you think in the comments!

    Reported on Oct 16, 2011
  • 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, 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, 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 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 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, 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 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