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Posts tagged “Defiance”

Free-to-play shooter re-launch Defiance 2050 is out now

I consider Defiance one of the more underrated online shooters of its time. A tie-in with the Syfy (ugh) channel's post-apocalyptic space-western TV series, it offered open-world looting and shooting roughly on par with Borderlands, but with a greater focus on cooperative multiplayer and (in my humble opinion) better guns. Today, its much-touted relaunch - Defiance 2050 - was released as free-to-play, although those expecting a massive…

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Free-to-play shoot-n’-looter Defiance 2050 launches July

Despite being tied into TV show of questionable quality, MMO shooter Defiance wasn't half bad, offering similar kicks to Borderlands, but with with more solid combat and guns that feel designed by human hands instead of being cobbled together mostly at random. It's relaunching this July 10th (with an open beta scheduled for June 22nd-25th) under name Defiance 2050. Redesigned as free-to-play from the ground up,…

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MMO shooter Defiance to be revamped up to current gen

Defiance was an odd little thing. A solid enough Borderlands-esque MMO loot n' shooter, tied in to a mostly-okay TV series. It came, it saw, it faded from the public eye and joined the ranks of a thousand other forgotten MMOs; still active but seldom talked about, supported by a skeleton crew of developers. While Trion Worlds have done well to support Defiance over the…

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Atlas Reactor: Turn-Based Tactics From Trove Devs

Trion Worlds, the crew most notable for MMOs Defiance and Trove, have turned their attention to the small scale. Well, comparatively anyway. The studio's been working on a new free-to-play, team-based, turn-based tactical combat team called Atlas Reactor [official site], an amalgamation of XCOM tactics with Overwatch aesthetic, from the look of it. Check it out for yourself after the jump.

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Not Defiant Enough: Defiance Going Free-To-Play

I defy you to name a recent-ish MMO that hasn't gone F2P or isn't at least trending that way. Defy you, I say! If you said Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, well... good job. I feel kind of silly about all those theatrics now. But if you said Defiance, then MWAHAHAHAHA you have fallen for my ruuuuuuuuuuuse. The only MMO with its own Syfy TV show…

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The Price Of Defiance: Trion Worlds Hit By Big Layoffs

At this rate, Trion Worlds might soon be forced to change its name to Trion Islands, or maybe Trion Small Yet Charming Spanish Getaway Vacation Villa. After the Rift team got hit by a major round of layoffs late last year, Defiance's band of trigger finger scratchers has taken a possibly even bigger hit. While the exact number is unconfirmed, many reports place the total…

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Feature: Not quite ready to say 'SighFy' yet

Two Hours With Defiance

Defiance describes itself as an "online open-world shooter", but it can't pull the wool over my eyes - I know it's really an MMO. Look at it, pretending to be something new and different even while thousands of players sprint around chasing experience points and killing infinite, infinitely respawning monsters. You can't fool me, Defiance! I defy your description of yourself. I DEFY IT. Defiance…

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Defyance Is A Syfy Shooter With Frytful Guns

Sy-Fy-Fo-Fum, I smell the walnut-infused mocchiatocinospresso of a marketing man. I still can't quite believe that the Sci-Fi Channel is called the Syfy Channel now and I'm also bewildered by the fact that Defiance, an open-world shooter that is linked with a new TV series, actually looks quite good. It should be awful, clearly, because these sort of transmedia efforts have the dual stench of…

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Defiance Gets Release Date, Defies Subscription Fees

Frankly, I would've been utterly dumbfounded if Trion Worlds defied all reason by saddling Defiance with a subscription fee, but TV changes people. Maybe being front-and-center on Syfy would've convinced some exec that Defiance is different. It can have subscription fees and its own three-story trailer-yacht and a special pen on set for its pet orangutan, Mr Screams-A-Lot. And also a rapidly developing coke habit that…

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Defiance Is A Telly Program Too

MULTIMEDIA CROSSOVER ALERT. It's like Skylanders this, but with more alien death and bionic irises. Trion's Defiance is currently best-known as a sci-fi MMO, but it's also going to be a TV show on the atrociously named Syfy channel. I believe this is a glimpse at what that will look like: a Starship Troopersy affair (visually - I doubt the satire will be in there,…

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As Seen On PC: Defiance Beta Begins This Month

Games and TV haven't exactly had the best relationship over the years. Nor have games and movies, or books, or pretty much anything that's not games. I've wondered for quite a while, though, whether transmedia's series of spectacular face-plants has been due to fundamental incompatibility between mediums or a simple lack of meaningful collaboration. Defiance - with its frequent, meticulously planned crossovers - might be…

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Defiance Dev Diary Details Deadly Dalliances

Someone is going to crack the open-world shooter, and when they do I'll be there with the huggiest hug of all hugs. With Firefall and Planetside 2 already out (ish), and Defiance coming, it feels like there's a movement. The problems that have kept these kinds of games from proliferating will now have three development teams trying to fix them. But what game to choose?…

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Good Day To Defy: Defiance Shoots For A Seamless World

I must confess that, for the longest time, Defiance was just "that game with its own Syfy TV show" to me - probably because that seems to be exactly what Trion and Syfy wanted me to think. Well, they probably also wanted me to think "Syfy, a magical one-stop destination for all my science fiction and Sharktopus needs that I don't totally begrudge for unceremoniously…

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Defiance: From Small Screen To Other Small Screen

Alert! Alert! Words like "Transmedia" imminent! You have been warned! Ahem. Trion Worlds and SyFy have released a long video showing off their forthcoming game/tv hybrid thing Defiance, where the battles you fight might later appear on TV. It's a bit like being a soldier, only there are aliens involved and Fox News will never try to make out that it's in any way patriotic.…

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Defiance Trailer Shoots First, Leaves Us Asking Questions

For those in need of a refresher: Defiance is a sci-fi shooter MMO from Trion Worlds that's going to tie in with a Syfy television show on a weekly basis. And I think I may be one of the people in need of said refresher, because according to the trailer, Defiance is a gun game about guns and aliens and guns and that quick cut…

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Feature: Max Headroom LFG

Show Of Force: Defiance

Defiance is the next MMO from Trion Worlds. It's a sci-fi action MMO styled after their first game, Rift. But there's something even more weird about it: the game is going to be tied into a TV show running in parallel on the SyFy (hnngh) channel. We got to see what this cross-media complication actually means at Gamescom. [Roving reporter Dan Griliopoulos was left behind…

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Defiance Offers Facts And Screenshots

One of the more unusual announcements from E3 was that of Defiance, a cross-platform MMO, that is also a cross-media project incorporating a TV show alongside the game. It's being developed by Trion Worlds (of Rift) and the television channel SyFy. Anyway, it turns out that the game is "set in a futuristic San Francisco Bay Area", and will be a mission-based third-person shooter, in…

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Trion’s Defiance MMOFPS Is Intriguing

Trion and the tediously-named SyFy TV channel are teaming up to create a multiplatform MMOFPS that somehow links into a TV show, apparently going as far as featuring player's characters in the TV show part of it. The project is called Defiance, and there's a teaser trailer below showing flowers, part of an insectile monster, a heavily modified Golden Gate bridge, and a man with…

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