Tag Archive: funcom

Apathy for the new MMO (or why the blogger hype cycle is a misleading beast)

I really hope this doesn’t come off as too curmudgeonly, but I’m finding it really difficult to get excited for The Secret World. Compounding that “jaded vet” feeling is that the game actually looks pretty neat. Where then blooms the apathy? Could it be, dare I say… the fans? See, this is where I sit. …

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The Multiverse – Season 02 Episode 07 – “A Game of Bones”

Hallelujah! It’s 91 degrees in New York and we’re turning the heat up even higher with this episode of the Multiverse. This week we’re joined by our friend Gavin of Flex Your Geek, Rift Watchers, and, of course, Vagary TV! We have a great time talking about the week’s news, which includes Cryptic moving to …

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The Secret World Featurette – In-Game Footage

I don’t know how I missed this, but I did. This video breaks up events from the first 30 minutes of gameplay, splices it with developer commentary, and shows some awesome in-game footage. I love the full voicing. Hopefully that keeps up through the whole game. Enjoy.

Adult Themes in MMOs – Selling Point or Limiting Factor?

Psychochild has an interesting article up this morning dealing with the problems of sex in MMOs. Essentially, it boils down to America not being ready to accept sex out in the open; we’re too prudish to accept and express our sexuality, so any game emphasizing it is destined to fail. I wouldn’t argue with this, …

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A Lack of Pants in Hyboria

Anyways, back to AoC. Contrary to popular thought, Age of Conan is not just a game about naked girls and jungles. There’s a fair amount of blood in there, too. More importantly, there seems to be a severe lack of pants throughout the first couple of levels. Seriously. I start the game washed up on …

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The Multiverse – Episode #16: “I am Betty White”

Happy Monday Everyone! To start the week off right, we’re here to bring you the one-week-delayed Episode 16 of the Multiverse. Things didn’t go off a smoothly as planned but the results are a funnier show. Go figure. This week, our main topic is what it takes for an MMO to get, and keep, our …

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