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The Stream Team: Decisionally challenged weather edition, October 7 - 13, 2013

I don't know about you, but in my neck of the woods Mother Nature is suffering some kind of identity crisis. In the span of a single day we have had bone-chilling cold and frost, sun-scorching heat, and monsoon-inspired rainstorms. Every time we have a season-appropriate cold snap, the second I...

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Age of Conan dev letter outlines new dungeons, tradeskill revamp progress

Age of Conan game director Joel Bylos has penned a new director's letter recapping the various happenings in Hyboria. Funcom is still hard work on AoC's long-awaited crafting revamp, and Bylos says that the "single most important part of the tradeskill system was completed earlier this week."...

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The Stream Team: Oktoberfest edition, September 30 - October 6, 2013

It's that time of year folks! OK, OK -- so it is always some time of year. And most have something of import that happened during said time. But this is Oktoberfest! Yah, I thought that would get your attention. Now, did you know that Oktoberfest is the annual celebration commemorating a royal...

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Original Age of Conan game director talks combat influences

If you've been around the MMO block a time or two, you probably know the name Gaute Godager. If not, he's an original Funcom founder, as well as a game director on 2001's Anarchy Online and 2008's Age of Conan. AoC fansite Assassin's Hideout recently scored an interview with the elusive...

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Age of Conan's August letter previews the Great Hyborian Race

How do you implement open world PvP in an aging game? Age of Conan is going to do precisely that by running a race. Director Joel Bylos discusses the upcoming Great Hyborian Race in his director's letter for August, an event designed to promote PvP as well as give everyone a chance to see the game...

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Funcom announces LEGO Minifigures Online

Funcom, the studio behind The Secret World and Age of Conan, has just revealed an all-new MMO by the name of LEGO Minifigures Online. The game, which is due for launch on PC, Android, and iOS in the second half of 2014, is based on LEGO's line of real-world Minifigures toys and will feature worlds...

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Serpent Men abound in Age of Conan's new Dragon Spine dungeon

Age of Conan updates have slowed somewhat since Funcom restructured itself over the past year, but the dev team is still adding new stuff to its rendition of Robert E. Howard's Hyboria. The latest patch features a new dungeon called Coils of Ubah Kan which offers a "brutal challenge" for six-man...

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Jukebox Heroes: Expansion themes

Main themes seem to be a strong favorite among video game music fans (and even the casual set), but I've talked about them a few times already. So instead of puttering around with main MMO themes, why not give expansions some of the credit? Not every expansion gets its own theme tune, of course,...

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Age of Conan composer joins PlanetSide 2 and Starcraft II nominees for music award

Say what you will about the rest of the game, there's little argument that Age of Conan has impressive music. And now, soundtrack composer Knut Avenstroup Haugen joins the list of nominees for the Best Score in a Video Game at the 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Awards. His nomination comes for his...

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Director's letter for Age of Conan talks loot, merges, and dungeons

If you've not been happy with loot rewards in Age of Conan, you can take some succor in the fact that the designers aren't happy with them either. The latest director's letter discusses the problem of rewards in the first Dragon's Spine dungeon and explains that the team is trying to create...

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