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

Latest Headlines for The Secret World

  • Joel Bylos’ Game Director’s Letter

    MMORPG.com and Funcom have teamed up to bring our readers the first view of The Secret World Game Director Joel Bylos' latest letter to the community. As he sits huddled in his bunker, Joel hopes development of TSW will continue past December 21st and he's got lots of news to share if it does! Read on and get excited! Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 19, 2012
  • Issue 5 Launched

    Funcom has announced that The Secret World has been updated with the latest patch. Issue 5: The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn has been released and brings with it new content and "a brand new and revealing story arc".

    Reported on Dec 19, 2012
  • 30,000 Players Unraveling the End of Days in ARG

    Funcom has announced that players of the Alternative Reality Game set in the realms of The Secret World have spent over 30,000 hours working to unravel the mysteries of the end of days. As December 21st approaches, players are investigating events in the ARG at an astonishing pace.

    Reported on Dec 18, 2012
  • The End of Days

    Funcom Senior Designer Tanya Short has written a new blog post to talk about a new event to kick off in preparation for the End of Days. In it, she details her End of Days event design packed with zombies and three seemingly invulnerable Harbingers recently arrived on the scene.

    Reported on Dec 18, 2012
  • The Story So Far

    With yesterday's huge announcement about The Secret World going "buy to play", we decided to take a walk down the past few months of the game's life to see just how much has changed since launch. You might just be surprised. Keep reading and then let us know what you think in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 12, 2012
  • The Revenue Model Shift

    With today's big announcement that The Secret World is going "buy to play", it's no surprise that our latest column devoted to the game offers our thoughts on the matter. Check it out and then join the conversation in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 12, 2012
  • Joel Bylos On the 'Buy to Play' Change

    With the announcement earlier today that The Secret World would be going 'buy to play', a lot of questions have been raised as to the whys of the decision. Game Director Joel Bylos has a lot to say in our exclusive interview. Check it out!

    Reported on Dec 12, 2012
  • Pay Once, Play Forever - TSW Going Buy-to-Play

    Today Funcom announced that their Real-World MMORPG, The Secret World is shifting from a subscription model to a Buy-to-Play model. You can buy the client once, and get access the entire game as it stands now, with optional DLC and free content updates coming down the pipe. Read on for the full press release and details.

    Reported on Dec 12, 2012
  • Joel Bylos’ End of Days Blog #1

    Funcom has teamed up with MMORPG.com to help spread the word about the impending end of the world as we know it, at least according to The Secret World's Game Director Joel Bylos. See what "The Prophet" has to say in his first End of Days Blog then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Dec 11, 2012
  • Funcom's New Doomsday Prophet

    Funcom's Joel Bylos has started a new video blog chronicling the countdown to the end of the world on 12-21-12. Joel is now a self-proclaimed doomsday prophet. See what he's got to say about the impending apocalypse.

    Reported on Dec 10, 2012
  • New ARG to Focus on the End of Times

    Funcom has introduced a new ARG (Alternate Reality Game) that is set in and around the world created in The Secret World. The ARG will allow players to prepare for the end times and, possibly, save the world in the process.

    Reported on Dec 04, 2012
  • Meaningful Quality-of-Life Additions

    While combat and questing, PvP and competition, are the hallmarks of most MMOs, many also include so-called 'quality of life' enhancements to give players other things in which to participate. Housing, marriage, crafting all embody this notion. In today's The Secret World column, we opine on some things that Funcom could include in its MMO. See what you think and then leave your ideas in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 27, 2012
  • Issue 4: Big Trouble in the Big Apple Goes Live

    Funcom is reporting that Issue 4: Big Trouble in the Big Apple is now live for The Secret World players to try out. In addition to the Manhattan Exclusion Zone raid, there are some important changes to PvP and key bug fixes.

    Reported on Nov 21, 2012
  • The Gift, the Stage, and the Battlegrounds

    In our latest column devoted to The Secret World, we take a look at journalistic integrity when writing and some of the brand new features that will ship with the upcoming Issue #4. Check it out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 13, 2012
  • Big Trouble in the Big Apple Teaser Trailer

    Funcom has released a new teaser trailer for The Secret World: Issue 4 Big Trouble in the Big Apple. The new update is expected to hit the live server sometime later in November. Enjoy!

    Reported on Nov 14, 2012
  • Big PvP Changes Incoming

    The Secret World's site has been updated with a new developer blog detailing big changes coming with the arrival of Issue 4: Big Trouble in the Big Apple. Penned by Rasmus Harr, Senior PvP Designer, the blog is packed with information about how Funcom will alter PvP in several ways including overhauling rewards and boosting the underdog.

    Reported on Nov 12, 2012
  • The Albion Theatre

    One of Funcom's most talked about goals for their games is to empower players by giving them 'sandbox-like' tools to create the things they want. In The Secret World Issue 4, the team aims to do just that with the Albion Theatre. We have an exclusive look at Albion Theater penned by Senior Designer Tanya Short. Read on!

    Reported on Nov 07, 2012
  • First Raid Revealed - The Manhattan Exclusion Zone

    Funcom has partnered with MMORPG.com to bring our readers the first ever exclusive look at the raid soon to be incoming in The Secret World. Penned by the raid's designer, Graeme Lennon, the blog post gives inside information about the new raid. Read on and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Nov 06, 2012
  • The Price of Progress

    In this week's The Secret World column, we take a look at the price of a monthly subscription. It's an age-old discussion any more but we have a unique take on it that we think you'll appreciate. Read on and then lend your voice to the conversation in the comments.

    Reported on Oct 31, 2012
  • Chainsaws, Reticules, and Drama

    Funcom's Joel Bylos has laid out an assertive plan to make The Secret World into a game that appeals to all kinds of gamers who will be able to find myriad ways to play the game. In today's column, we take a look at what's coming to The Secret World and offer a few thoughts. Read on and then join the discussion in the comments.

    Reported on Oct 16, 2012