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4:01 AM on 06.13.2013

Rift is now fully free-to-play this week

In case you haven't heard during the madness that is E3, Trion World's MMO Rift is now fully free-to-play as of yesterday, having previously employed a "lite" version of the game that limited players to level 20. Th...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 05.18.2013

NPD: Injustice and Dead Island lead sales in April

[DC zombie sculpts by Casey Love Designs] The NPD Group released US sales data for April 2013 two days ago, but a complete lack of enthusiasm on the part of the Destructoid staff has delayed our posting it. Not our fault! Loo...

Tony Ponce

12:15 PM on 05.14.2013

Slowly but surely: Rift will become free-to-play in June

Having previously put out a lite version of RIFT, Trion Worlds is now committed to introducing a full-fledged free-to-play model for the MMORPG. They're doing it, and doing it well, it sounds like -- "experience the entire g...

Jordan Devore



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Impressions: Defiance
by Fraser Brown

Please pardon the lazy portmanteau, but Defiance has sapped me of a great deal of my creativity. I'm tired, friends. The new MMO -- that's desperately trying not to be an MMO -- from Trion Worlds has toyed with me for the last two weeks, and I won't pretend I'm not glad to be done with it.

But here's the kicker: I really wanted to like the ugly bastard. It's a grotty, confused construct that doesn't really know what it wants to be, and it trips up all the bleeding time. Yet it genuinely tries to do away with a lot of MMO tropes. Tries and fails, admittedly. 

So, if you'll just sit there and have a wee read, I'll tell you about my journey through the hideous, terraformed facsimile of the San Francisco Bay area, and of my hard won battles and all the times where I got disconnected.  

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1:00 AM on 04.17.2013

Here's the first episode of the Defiance TV show

With the release of the Defiance videogame comes the start of the Defiance television show. Apparently the show did pretty good, pulling in a total of 2.7 million viewers for the premiere. That's great to hear, considering I...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

4:30 PM on 04.04.2013

The first two days of Defiance

Defiance, Trion Worlds's post-apocalyptic MMO shooter, came out a couple of days ago, and I've been courting it. We've gone on a few dates, but we're still getting to know each other, so it will likely be a couple of weeks un...

Fraser Brown



Gain an unfair advantage with the Defiance scavenger hunt photo
Gain an unfair advantage with the Defiance scavenger hunt
by Niero Gonzalez

This week we're sponsored by Defiance, an MMO by Trion Worlds collaborating with Syfy, whose on-air and in-game worlds both share the same paced story progression.  The TV show and game launch on April 15th, and we've got some in-game bonuses you can unlock to get a bit of a boost from day one. I've hidden five easy to find codes around Destructoid. The other five ... not so much. Good luck with that.

How to Win:

Ten Arkfall codes are scattered around Destructoid, and each code can be redeemed multiple times. You can help each other locate the location of each code in the comments below. I'll give you a hint: start with our Defiance database page.  Five of the power-ups are easy to find ... and as the other five you may need help from people that eat sleep and breathe Dtoid.

Here's how to claim your rewards in the game launch:

  • Go to Defiance.com/arkhunter and register, or log in with your existing Trion account.
  • Once you have signed up you can start entering codes and unlocking your rewards.
  • Each time you find a new code go back to Defiance.com/game and select the ‘MY EGO’ tab and enter your code. There are a total of 15 rewards to unlock.
  • Your rewards will be granted in the game at launch. Good luck!
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7:00 PM on 03.14.2013

Next beta event for Defiance is also on consoles

With two PC beta events down for Trion Worlds' open-world shooter Defiance, there's one more to go, and this time, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gamers will be able to join in. This last beta phase for the game is scheduled to s...

Jordan Devore

7:45 PM on 02.27.2013

Rift celebrates two years with carnival and free weekend

Rift is celebrating its two-year anniversary in style with an in-game carnival. Players will get to attend the "Carnival of the Ascended" and participate in events to unlock new mounts and masks to wear. This carnival i...

Joshua Derocher



Who wants a code for the Defiance beta?! photo
Who wants a code for the Defiance beta?!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Codes expired! Stay tuned next month -- we may have more :)]

Our friends at Trion Worlds have hooked us up with another set of closed beta codes for their upcoming MMO shooter Defiance! If you recall, this game isn't just based on the upcoming Syfy TV series, it's part of it. Talk about the potential for a unique experience!

The latest leg of the beta begins today and lasts through Sunday, February 10. And thanks to Destructoid, you can be a part of it!

Hit the jump for instructions on how to claim your code, and be sure and let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

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1:30 PM on 01.30.2013

Defiance launches April 2, TV series on April 15

Defiance -- one-part Trion Worlds MMO, one part SyFy TV series -- will launch in April. A.K.A. a month that investors are really hoping Breaking Bad and Grand Theft Auto V don't share. The standard release for PC, Xbox 360, a...

Allistair Pinsof

8:30 PM on 01.23.2013

New Defiance trailer and pre-order bonuses detailed

Trion Worlds' upcoming videogame and television show hybrid, Defiance, is almost upon us and I must say that this game has caught my attention. I mean, the fact that whatever transpires in the TV show will affect the online ...

Harry Monogenis



Here are 2,000 codes for the Defiance beta! photo
Here are 2,000 codes for the Defiance beta!
by Mr Andy Dixon

[Update: Codes expired! Thanks for playing!]

Our friends at Trion Worlds have hooked up Dtoid with 2,000 closed beta codes for their upcoming MMO shooter Defiance! If you recall, this game isn't just based on the upcoming Syfy TV series, it's part of it. Talk about the potential for a unique experience!

And thanks to Destructoid, you can now try it out for yourself before the game releases this April. Be sure and let us know your thoughts in the comments section!

Hit the jump for instructions on how to claim your code!

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3:00 AM on 01.18.2013

Warface closed beta opens ahead of full launch in spring

Trion Worlds and Crytek have kicked first-person shooter Warface into gear, announcing that the free-to-play game's servers are now operational for the closed beta. Amusingly, the "social entertainment platform" powering Warf...

Jordan Devore

8:00 PM on 01.09.2013

Take a look at Defiance the game and the TV show

Trion Worlds has released a little look at the massively mutiplayer co-op action of Defiance. Expect large scale battles, vehicles, and lots of guns in this MMO that also doubles as a TV show. Yes, SyFy is making a TV show t...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:30 PM on 01.03.2013

Trion Worlds opens sign-ups for Defiance beta

Trion Worlds has a lot to prove with Defiance, its massively multiplayer online shooter which also happens to be an upcoming television show on SyFy. The studio will be running a brief "Advanced Mission Beta 1" this month, gi...

Jordan Devore