The Secret World’s Scorched Desert

Join us for a behind the scenes look at a brand new game region in the Secret World MMO, the Scorched Desert; truly a hellish furnace filled with death and darkness. The hidden valley holds only a small piece of the puzzle that is The Secret World, but one that is crucial for the picture as a whole. Wow. I am just more and more impressed with every trailer I see for Secret World. I have no idea how they are going to make the whole world fit together in the game, but it seems really unique. Publishers: FunCom … Continue reading The Secret World’s Scorched Desert

The Secret World Beta Begins Templar Week

Today Funcom kicks off Week of the Templars; a full week of focus on the Templars secret society. Throughout the week, all eyes will be on the historic and uncompromising Templars society, one of three secret societies represented in the upcoming, modern-day MMO ‘The Secret World.’ Which secret society are you? Sign up for the beta and join a secret society by taking the initiation test on! The Templars is the most uncompromising and traditional of the three in-game secret societies; based in London, the focus of the Templars is their crusade against darkness. Throughout the week Funcom will … Continue reading The Secret World Beta Begins Templar Week

The Secret World Opens For Beta

Funcom today opened the official beta registration for ‘The Secret World’, the highly anticipated upcoming massively multiplayer online game set in our own, modern-day world. Gamers can now register to be evaluated for participation in the upcoming phases of beta that will be running up to the launch of the game in April 2012. During the next months Funcom will be increasing the number of beta participants gradually. The launch of the beta registration also signals the start of the first phase ‘The Secret War’, an interactive online experience that engages community members in the conflict between the Templars, the … Continue reading The Secret World Opens For Beta

Age of Conan Now Free To Play

"No man should live in chains," proclaims Conan the Barbarian in the new, upcoming Hollywood production set to release later this year. With the words of the most legendary fantasy hero of all time in mind, Funcom today released an all-new, free-to-play version of its critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game titled ‘Age of Conan: Unchained’. The new version replaces the existing version of the game, and players everywhere will now be able to freely explore the sexy, savage, and brutal world of Hyboria with their friends – and enemies. "After 1.4 million copies sold, having experienced fantastic critical acclaim, … Continue reading Age of Conan Now Free To Play

Conan MMO To Feature New Conan Movie Content

Funcom is proud to announce the new content to ‘Age of Conan’ that will tie together the game and the upcoming movie, ‘Conan the Barbarian’. Set 20 years after the movie storyline, an epic new adventure pack – The Savage Coast of Turan finds players being sent by Conan, now King of Aquilonia, to aid his old ally Artus. The new adventure pack includes but is not limited to content from the movie, and allows players to follow epic storylines in Conan’s realm. "We have worked closely with the Funcom creative team since 2003 and carefully crafted a unique look … Continue reading Conan MMO To Feature New Conan Movie Content

Age Of Conan Adds Server-Side Physics

Funcom and NVIDIA have announced that Funcom’s proprietary Dreamworld 2.5, a leading game engine for massively multiplayer online games (MMOs), is the first game to incorporate server-side NVIDIA PhysX. This unique implementation into the Dreamworld engine results in more than a doubling in the speed-of in-game physics processing vs. traditional client-side PhysX technology, delivering realistic collision effects within the online gaming environments. Dreamworld currently powers two of the world’s most popular massively multiplayer online games: ‘Age of Conan’ and ‘Anarchy Online’, with a third, ‘The Secret World’, currently in development. The updated Dreamworld Engine 2.5 with server-side PhysX is now … Continue reading Age Of Conan Adds Server-Side Physics