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Postcards from The Secret World: Joining the Dragon

Apart from a high school addiction to Phantasy Star Online (Level 100 HuCast!), and a six-day foray into an ancient World of Warcraft trial edition that came with my Diablo 2 Battlechest, I have very little experience with massively multiplayer online games. The Secret World, however, has intrigued...

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The Secret World dev diary details 'freeform progression'

As we discovered in our our preview last summer, Funcom's The Secret World aims to differentiate itself from other MMORPGs by ditching the customary class and level-based character progression system in favor of something a little more jazz....

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The Secret World paints a different picture of the Illuminati

You might think of the Illuminati as a secret, world-running empire open to a select few with power and influence. If this Secret World trailer is anything to go by, the group's primary occupations seem to be drinking, smoking and dancing. So, they're Mad Men, essentially, only with guns....

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Much smaller journey: The Longest Journey coming to iPhone

Funcom's Ragnar Tørnquist has confirmed to VideoGamer that classic point-and-click adventure The Longest Journey is heading to the iOS. Tørnquist evidently didn't offer up any further details about the port, including when it will actually be released. We can only hope our sausage-l...

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Over 500K have registered for Secret World's beta

As professional, respected, tweed-wearing writers, we here at Joystiq consider it part of our job to protect the sanctity of the written word. It's in that capacity we're staging this intervention with Funcom. Funcom, we're sure your team was excited when you announced today that over 500,000 ...

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Funcom wants to tell you about the Dragon's Secret World

Playing telephone with sensitive information is never a wise decision, which is why Funcom is hosting a Q&A session on Facebook today to answer fan questions about the mysterious Dragon society in The Secret World. The session starts at 2 p.m. EST, but if you have a burning question go ahea...

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The Secret World dev diary lifts the veil on battles, factions and the war

The war has been raging for years beneath the surface of our societies, silently, secretly. Explosions, gunfire, the electric crackle of handheld lightning bolts, all unobserved by the greater public, concealed in The Secret World. Which makes us wonder -- if all of this can be hidden from nor...

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Beta registration open for The Secret World

Despite its mysterious title, it seems The Secret World just can't stay out of the public eye. The gates will soon be swung wide, as registrations for the beta are now underway. It's not quite as simple as filling in your email address and hitting "submit," however. Players will have to choose ...

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The Secret World opens up about its hybrid pricing model

The Secret World isn't going to be very secret at this rate -- publisher Funcom announced its MMO will use a traditional subscription structure and an in-game store aspect, as opposed to the trending free-to-play model. Players will be able to buy "convenience items" and cosmetic enhancements in ...

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Secret World cinematic makes world less secret

The Secret World received a release window today of April 2012 during EA's Gamescom press conference. Check out the teaser trailer featuring the Illuminati, Dragon and Templar societies facing a bigger threat....

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