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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 goes free-to-play, adds new character

"If Frozen Synapse and Battlerite had a baby, it would bear an uncanny resemblance to Atlas Reactor," said Matt Cox, which reminds me that I'm grossly failing in my duties as his self-appointed moral guardian. I should have given that young lad the 'copulation' talk years ago. But if you're interested in tactical team combat played out through simultaneous turns, you might be interested to…

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Feature: But is it worth learning to play?

Atlas Reactor is a MOBA that doesn’t require reflexes

If Frozen Synapse and Battlerite had a baby, it would bear an uncanny resemblance to Atlas Reactor. Think turn-based MOBA-style combat with an emphasis on predicting and responding to your opponent's’ next move. If you’re not sure what ‘MOBA-style combat’ really means, have no fear: Atlas Reactor is a unique creature, and experience with its genre-spanning inspirations won’t give you much of a competitive edge.…

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Trion’s Atlas Reactor Out With Simulturn-Based Action

Atlas Reactor [official site], the simultaneous-turn-based multiplayer action game from Trove and Rift developers Trion Worlds, is now out. It's a 4v4 murdersport with MOBA-ish freelancers an- wait, no, come back. Contrary to what the odd and incoherent style might suggest, it's not Another Half-Arsed MOBA. No, Atlas Reactor is turn-based action where all players' moves play out at once, in that Frozen Synapse sort…

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Trion’s Atlas Reactor Now In Open Beta

Trion Worlds' upcoming tactical combat PvP bonanza Atlas Reactor [official site] is now in open beta. The game's a simultaneous turn-based strategy twist on the trendy arena shooter. Players choose their actions during "Decision Mode" before watching how everything plays out in subsequent "Resolution Mode". Rather than reacting to your opponents in real time, you have to predict their movements before hand, giving Atlas Reactor…

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Tactical Trial: Atlas Reactor Announces Free Mode

Earlier this year, Trion Worlds invented a revolutionary new business model for their turn-based tactical combat game Atlas Reactor [official site]. They called it "buy-to-play", meaning that players would buy the game then get to play it. What a wild bunch! Where do they get these ideas from? A few months later, it seems they're maybe concerned they were a bit too 'out there'. The…

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Atlas Reactor: Trion’s Tactics ‘Em Up Ditches F2P Plans

Atlas Reactor [official site] has chucked a uey and will launch under a revolutionary new model named "buy-to-play", abandoning previous free-to-play plans. (Reminder: Atlas Reactor is the multiplayer turn-based tactical combat game with simultaneous turns, made by Trion Worlds, them lot behind the Minecraftbut Trove and MMORPG Rift.) The developers say that ideas they had to build a sustainable business model for Atlas Reactor under…

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Feature: The devil's in the details

Devilian Is Like An Afternoon Nap In Gaming Form

Trion Worlds have been churning out MMOs for so very long now that one seems to blur into the next. Their latest to appear on Steam, a translation of the South Korean free-to-play original, is Devilian [official site]. It said it was a Diablo-ish action RPG, so I thought - HMMMM? IS IT THOUGH? And took a look. Well, it sort of is. And it's…

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Trove’s First Update Charts Rise Of The Shadow Tower

Trove [official site] smooshes together ideas from Minecraft and MMOs to create a colourful, frenetic, particle-effect-explosion of a game. That might be your thing or it might make you need to have a lie down, as it did ol' man Meer. If you're the former group: good news! The game's first update since launch was just released, and there's a video introducing it below.

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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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Feature: Greed & Self-Loathing In free Minecraftlike MMO

Why Loads Of People Are Playing Trove (& Why I’m Not)

"We should look at Trove," mused RPS's Dark Gods. "Hundreds of thousands of people are playing it, so there must be something interesting about it. You, Thrall Meer, go investigate." I gazed at Trove's key art, sneered at how it looked like someone tried to remake Minecraft out of fossilised blancmange and then stuck 1980s sweets all over it, and despaired. Then I went in,…

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Action-RPG-y Minecraftbut Trove Launched

If you fancy a game that's like Minecraft but action-RPG-y, perhaps have a gander at Trove [official site]. After a stretch of open beta, Rift developers Trion Worlds released their own Minecraftbut this week. It's like Minecraft but more of an AMMORPG (as we agreed we should refer to MMO action-RPGs), with character classes, abilities, dungeons, loot, and so on. It's free to play, available…

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Devillian: A F2P Action-RPG From The Makers Of Tera

Have we settled on an official name for MMO-y action-RPGs yet? MMO action-RPG? Action-MMORPG? Diablonlines? Hmm. This question is of professional relevance to me, as Tera developers Bluehole Studio are now making one of those there games, whatever they're called. Devillian [official site] will have players beat monsters until money and items fall out their guts, but also offer guilds and alliances and wars and…

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Cube Cube Rift Craft World: Trove In Open Beta

What happens when an MMORPG studio makes a Minecraftbut game? You can see for yourself now, as Trion Worlds launched Trove into open beta testing last night. The Rift and Defiance devs have a world made of big blocky voxels where you can dig and craft things, but also it's got quests and dungeons and raids and classes and skills and levelling and MMORPG-y things. You…

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Feature: Aging Or Ageless?

ArcheAge: Hands On With The First Few Hours

ArcheAge is a silly name, and also a new MMO from the creator of the Lineage series. It's free to play - and from my experience of the first few hours, that's actually very free - and it's available from Trion if you go through the joy of installing their new Glyph shop-cum-game launcher. I've spent today playing it, and try to fathom why I've…

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ArcheAge Is Out, Launch Trailer Has Sky Boats

ArcheAge is out! It's-- No, not acreage, which I imagine might be a game about measuring land to settle territorial disputes. Why do you always interrupt me? It's instead a free-to-play fantasy MMO in the Lineage mold, but merges yer trad-questing with something supposedly more sandbox-y. There are pirate ships and flying ships and player housing and all the things, as seems to be the…

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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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It’s The End Of The Line For End Of Nations (Again)

Oh End of Nations, we hardly knew ye. Except we actually got to know you quite well over multiple iterations and directional shifts that we assumed would ultimately culminate in some sort of release. But Trion doesn't seem too interested in tryin' anymore. It has the likes of Defiance and the recently announced voxeltronic spree Trove waiting in the wings, so End of Nations -…

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