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Where other MMOs are content to expand, ArcheAge strives to evolve

[This week Destructoid is sponsored by ArcheAge. Here's a takeaway from former CraveOnline and PlayStation Lifestyle editor Joseph Meli] The MMORPG genre stands far apart from other game types in many ways, but perhaps the biggest differenc...   read

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Atlas Reactor

Atlas Reactor is dropping its free-to-play system

While the closed beta for Atlas Reactor has been reasonably well-received, Trion Worlds has decided to move out of the free-to-play realm with its multiplayer strategy game in favor of premium pricing. There's a specific breakdown of the ne...   read

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Atlas Reactor
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Trion Worlds' newest game is Atlas Reactor, open alpha now live

More and more games are sporting a bright cartoony art style these days, and I can dig it! Trion Worlds is getting ready to launch the tactical game Atlas Reactor at some point this year, and is kicking off an open alpha event thi...   read

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Making sense of Atlas Reactor's simultaneous turn-based combat

Atlas Reactor is a tactical multiplayer game about predicting your opponents' moves. The twist is that although combat is turn-based, everyone's "turns" play out simultaneously (albeit across distinct phases: prep, dash, blast, and move). I...   read

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Rift's latest update is the biggest one since launch

Remember Trion’s Rift? I really liked it; it had a lot of excitement behind it before release, and then when it came out people seemed to forget all about it. The jump to free-to-play seemed to help a bit with getting players back, b...   read

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Atlas Reactor's competitive turn-based play shows promise

Signing up to see an unannounced title at a gaming convention or expo can be risky. I've never been burned before, but I'm aware my streak could end in an instant. I went into my PAX appointment with Trion Worlds (Rift, Defiance) worried --...   read

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Trion announces turn-based strategy game Atlas Reactor

Rift developer Trion Worlds has announced its newest project: Atlas Reactor. A free-to-play, simultaneous turn-based strategy game, all players carry out their turns at the same time, meaning there isn’t hours and hours of downtime. ...   read

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Trove, a Minecraft-like MMO, is out today from Trion Worlds

I know it's tough to see "MMO" and "Minecraft clone" and not roll your eyes, but bear with me here. Trion World's free-to-play Trove is out today, and I gave it a spin this morning to see what it could do -- personally, I th...   read

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Take a chance on Defiance now that it's going free-to-play

To me, Defiance always looked like one of those games I'd probably enjoy a lot more if I didn't have to pay a monthly fee for it. The show didn't strike me as too great, but I figured I'd give the game a go if it ever went down in price or ...   read


End of Nations development 'put on hold'

Some folks on reddit happened to notice that Trion Worlds has removed any mention of End of Nations from their official sites. The troubled title has been in development for years now, and last year it was revealed their switching gears fro...   read


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Trion Worlds announces free-to-play voxel adventure Trove

Behold the announcement trailer for Trove, a voxel-based online adventure RPG with procedurally-generated worlds. In development at Trion Worlds with a small team for the last year, players will be able to explore and destroy a variety of ...   read


New screenshots of End of Nations as a MOBA

End of Nations has returned as the game's Alpha servers are back up. Only invited fans can test out the newborn game, and those of you interested can register for more of the Alpha taking place this Summer. Players will notice a streamlined...   read


End of Nations has been turned into a MOBA

Remember End of Nations? It was that awesome looking free-to-play real time strategy game from Trion and it was something I was really looking forward to. The huge sense of scale and battles looked actually exciting. The game sort of went i...   read

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Rift free-to-play

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. The claim is ...   read

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NPD April 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! Look at the inform...   read

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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 game world; ever...   read

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Defiance full impressions

Impressions: Defiance

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 week...   read

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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've doubted eve...   read

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Defiance impressions

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 until I'm ready t...   read

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Scavenger Hunt

Gain an unfair advantage with the Defiance scavenger hunt

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 ...   read

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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 start at 8:00am ...   read

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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 is part of  ...   read

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Defiance Beta Codes

Who wants a code for the Defiance beta?!

[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 ...   read


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, and PlayStation ...   read

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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 open world shoo...   read

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