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Funcom's LEGO Minifigures Online launched into open beta earlier this week, hoping players will stay a bit longer than they did in the last LEGO MMO. What else is new in the land of betas this week? Black Gold Online enters open beta today. Premium beta #2 for Elite: Dangerous kicks off next we...

June 20th 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Massively's MJ is beyond excited to delve into the wonderful world of LEGOs in the new LEGO Minifigures Online. That's right, she gets to live out her LEGO fantasies as an adorable little figurine who is out for adventure. The hardest part may be choosing what to play: Will she be a Librarian, a Me...

June 19th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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If you miss being able to play with LEGO bricks in an online environment, you'll be happy to know that LEGO Minifigures Online has just entered open beta. The last time a LEGO-themed game came out, it didn't turn out so well, but the new game is a very different experience, allowing players to tak...

June 17th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Funcom's latest LEGO Minifigures Online video reveals the game's Medieval World. Players of the "brickalicious" free-to-play title will need to capture the Medieval World's "wicked Elementius the Pieromancer (wanted for pie-throwing) while facing pointy-teethed monstrosities such as trolls, ogres,...

May 27th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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This week, SOE's sandbox Landmark rolled out its development plans for the next four months of beta, including tidbits on the crafting upgrade, loot, death, and combat. What else is new in the land of MMO betas? LEGO Minifigures Online promised open beta this June. Guild Wars 2's Chinese open b...

May 2nd 2014 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Online game developer Funcom has received an additional 9.7 million Norwegian krone ($1.6 million) to continue developing its upcoming kid-friendly MMO Lego Minifigures Online, the company announced this week. The funding arrives as part of a standby equity facility agreement with Yorkville Adviso...

April 28th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Funcom's LEGO Minifigures Online has been in closed beta for several months, but now the company says its free-to-play PC, iOS, and Android title will go into open beta this June. "This is an invaluable opportunity to collect feedback directly from players," says executive producer Lawrence Poe. "...

April 28th 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Funcom's website has published news of a move that gives the firm $1.6 million of additional equity as it prepares to launch LEGO Minifigures Online. In May of 2012, Funcom reached an agreement with US fund manager Yorkville Advisors and is now partially exercising the resulting option. "We are ve...

April 25th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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As a parent of toddlers, I have often wondered what games I will be playing with them when they get old enough to want to dive into MMOs (if they ever want to, that is). Considering that during this past year we've seen several kid-friendly titles shut down, I'm worried that there might not be any...

April 12th 2014 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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It's a world of peg-legs and hooks for hands, it's a world of parrots and coastal lands. It's a giant pastiche on the wide-open seas, it's a pirate world after all. Yes, that's the obvious takeaway from the newest preview from LEGO Minifigures Online, showing off the game's nautical land of cutth...

March 28th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Funcom CEO Ole Schreiner recently spoke with GamesIndustry.biz in a lengthy interview that covers everything from the performance of The Secret World to the future of the company to the recent Økokrim raid. The police action has to do with former CEO Trond Arne Aas and accusations of inside...

March 13th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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The earnings report for Funcom's fourth quarter 2013 is in -- and it doesn't look pretty. The studio reported that revenues are down both year over year and quarter over quarter due to deferred billings with The Secret World and increased competition. However, Funcom said that a better business mo...

March 4th 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments