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Age of Conan: Unchained News

  • Get your fresh Clan of Conan update!

    The offical site for Age of Conan is sporting an update this morning. In it we're told that there is a new issue of the newsletter out.

    This month we turn our eyes towards the desert realm of Stygia, as we take a closer look at the priestly capitol of Khemi, some Stygian wildlife and even the mysterious Stygians themselves

    More is just a click away.

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • December Sweepstakes Winners!

    The official site for Age of Conan was updated this morning with an announcement of the December Sweepstakes Winners!

    Hundreds upon hundreds of loyal Age of Conan followers have submitted their contact information hoping they will be one of the three chosen this month to receive some of the fantastic swag that Funcom happily sends out.

    The winners have been chosen, and all of them will receive concept art signed by the artist, the Dreamfall PC game, a full-colored Age of Conan comic book and an inflatable Age of Conan toy sword. They will also receive one guaranteed beta spot each! The winners of the December sweepstakes are...

    Get clicking to find out!

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Age of Conan Delayed

    There is a press release posted in the official forums for Age of Conan that tells about the delayed launch date for this upcoming MMO. The new date is October 30, 2007.

    “Age of Conan” brings something brand new and highly innovative to the MMO genre’ says CEO Trond Arne Aas. “Age of Conan” today looks and plays fantastically, as countless press previews and industry feedback attest to. Even so, we believe that by spending even more time and effort into polishing and enhancing the game we will ensure that the game reaches its full potential in terms of quality and subscriber base. We are confident that our fan base will appreciate this commitment to quality. The prolonged development time reflects our ambition to meet and exceed the expectations of our fans for this game.’

    More details are a click away.

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • CES Impressions

    FiringSquad has updated their CES coverage today. Here is a glimpse at their thoughts on Age of Conan...

    "But what about the DirectX10 graphics?," you might be asking yourself at this point. "Do they look cool?" The answer we will give based on seeing this early pre-alpha build is, "Kinda." Funcom's visual look for Age of Conan was already on the high side for an MMO title but the demo at CES only looked marginally sharper than most games of this type. The character's faces are a little more detailed and there are some environmental lighting effects (sunlight streaming through trees for example) that look good. But we admit to being spoiled by the DirectX10 demo of Crysis and in comparison, the demo of Age of Conan is currently not the huge leap forward in graphics for MMOs as Crysis is for first person shooters.

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Class System Review

    The official site for Age of Conan has been updated with a look at the class system and what changes have been made.

    This week we take a look at some of the changes that are taking place during the beta process and wanted to put some 'meat on the bones' on a decision tying into the class structure in Age of Conan.

    This week we wanted to announce one of the major changes we have made during the beta process. As always we trying to give the best possible updates on any changes we are making to what has already been announced. For this week we wanted to put some meat on the bones on a decision tying into the entire class structure in Age of Conan.

    Learn more with a click.

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Five New Concepts

    The official site for Age of Conan was updated Friday with five new pieces of concept art.

    There are five new images added to the gallery today showing a range of Stygian armor inspirations. From clothing the refined and sensual curves of their mysterious women to displaying the ornate grandeur of the finest Stygian armor, our artists constantly strive to capture the essence of the Stygia that comes across so vividly in Howard's descriptions of the dangerous desert kingdom.

    Head over and check them out!

    News
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • XBox 360 Version Gets Go-Ahead

    A press release was issued today to let us know that Age of Conan will be hitting the XBOX 360...

    Funcom announces that ‘Age of Conan’ is approved for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console. The announcement means that the highly anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online game (MMO) has received the green light from Microsoft, and that Funcom can start official development of an Xbox 360 version of the game.

    Read the full press release to learn more.

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    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Sweepstakes Winners Announced

    The official site for Age of Conan has a news iten up today that announces the winners of a contest from the November Newsletter...

    In the November newsletter we asked you to send in your contact information and be a part of a sweepstakes that could possibly land you a bunch of nice Age of Conan loot. Here are the winners!

    Hundreds upon hundreds of loyal Age of Conan followers have submitted their contact information hoping they will be one of the three chosen this month to receive some of the fantastic swag that Funcom happily sends out.

    Get clicking to learn more!

    News
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • Just in Time for The Holidays

    Just in time for the holidays, the latest newsletter for fans of Age of Conan has been sent out. This issue holds great goodies like video diaries, screenshots, Xbox news and more!

    Another year is drawing to an end and the holidays are soon upon us. However you wish to celebrate this time of year, we at Funcom want to take this opportunity to wish you the best of holidays for you and your family. Funcom is a company with employees from over twenty different countries, and the developers are now getting ready to walk, drive or fly home to spend the last days of the year with their loved ones before going back to continue their work on Age of Conan again in January. Next year is going to be a celebration in itself for everyone who follows the game, as we’ll be revealing even more details on not only the game, but also the development process. We thank you for your interest in the game so far, and we hope to have you with us as we step into 2007!

    From all of us to all of you, Happy holidays!

    Get clicking to check it out for yourself!

    News
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
  • New Lore Updates

    The official site for Age of Conan has been updated with a note pointing us in the direction of two new entries in the Lore section!

    In between all the seasonal feasting we have two new entries to the lore section for you to enjoy today!

    In keeping with the Stygian theme of this months Clan of Conan update these lore updates focus on one of the other deities that is revered and worshipped in the Stygian lands - Derketo

    You will find the new entries here in the lore section of the site.

    Get clicking to read them!

    News
    Fri, Jan 18, 2008
    LadySirse
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