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SyFy shooter Defiance goes free-to-play next month

Defiance, Trion Worlds' console and PC MMO shooter based on a SyFy television series, is adopting a free-to-play business model next month, [A]list Daily reports. Launched last year at retail, Defiance attracted more than one million players in its first month of operation. Though the game is...

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Trion Worlds closes San Diego studio, appoints ex-COO as new CEO

Trion Worlds is closing its San Diego studio, the publisher confirmed to Joystiq. The studio developed Defiance, Trion's cross-media MMO. In a statement, the publisher said the "day to day operations of Defiance will be moved to our Redwood City studio where it can be managed alongside Rift and...

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Defiance free to play on Steam this weekend

Defiance, Trion World's transmedia MMO made in conjunction with SyFy, is offering a free chunk of to players on Steam this weekend. The trial will be paired with 30 percent discount of the full game, bringing it down to $42 for the standard edition. If you're more interested in the television...

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Why Defiance's 'fun now, depth later' is great for MMORPGs

This is a weekly column from freelancer Rowan Kaiser, which focuses on "Western" role-playing games: their stories, their histories, their mechanics, their insanity, and their inanity. I had my World of Warcraft year. In 2007, when 'The Burning Crusade' came out, the game clicked with me and it...

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SyFy renews Defiance for a second season

The SyFy network has picked up Defiance for a second season. Production on the 13-episode season will begin in August in Toronto, and is expected to air in 2014. The show also has a companion MMO of the same name by Trion Worlds. It's a popular one at that, as it recently saw its millionth user...

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Defiance team plans five DLC releases, first adds the Castithan race and more

Now that the MMO-slash-TV show Defiance has been launched, says executive producer Nathan Richardsson, things are about to really get good, in the form of five DLC releases later this year. He admits that fan response to the game has it pegged as "about as deep as a bag of chips but great fun," but...

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Defiance recruits over one million Ark Hunters

Trion Worlds' persistent-word shooter Defiance has surpassed a million registered users in its first month, the developer announced today. Players have collectively murdered over 500,000,000 hellbugs to date in Defiance, while the number of slaughtered heavenbugs is currently unknown. Trion also...

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PSN Tuesday: Defiance, Grand Theft Auto stories, Injustice demo

The PSN Tuesday drop features the full PS3 game Defiance, an online, open-world shooter from Trion Network, and $2 PSN download Ion Assault HD. PS2 Classics brings in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories, each for $10. The demo for Injustice: Gods Among Us is available now...

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Defiance goodie giveaway: It's dangerous to go alone, take these

Defiance, a sci-fi-themed, persistent-world shooter from Trion Worlds that shares a setting and story with a SyFy series, will be out on April 2 on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3. To help give Joystiq reader a greater fighting chance on the battleground, Trion has shared several codes to unlock...

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Defiance final beta invites PC, PS3, Xbox 360 players March 22

Defiance launches on PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 on April 2, but prior to that, developer Trion plans to run one last beta test, including – for the first time – Xbox 360 and PS3. The beta runs the weekend of March 22, starting at 8am PT (11am ET) and concluding on March 24 at 9pm PT (12am ET,...

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