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As you might have heard, a few of us have been defending the San Francisco Bay Area (circa 2046) from mutants, raiders, and our favorite critters, the hellbugs. We've got two different contests to tell you about that will help you get into both the game and the show.
Trion Worlds and SyFy Channel have announced a new contest that will see an intrepid Ark Hunter rendered in an upcoming episode of Defiance. Trion and SyFy are being cryptic about how and where the winner will be featured, but it's very clearly not a walk-on role.
In order to enter, players must enter a special code into their account (code and instructions here), complete a player-vs-enemy and a player-vs-player "pursuit" (in-game goal set), and work to accumulate the most battle-won salvage. Full instructions are available on the official page, and the press release is on page two of this story.
Of course, you need to play the game in order to have an opportunity to win your appearance. We've got three copies of the Ultimate Edition of the game (which comes with a messenger bag, hellbug statue, art book, in-game perks and currency, and a one-year season pass. We've got one copy for each platform (PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3).
In order to win, tell us why you should win a copy of the game and how you're going to become the best ark hunter you can be. Leave a comment below, and be sure to note which platform you'd prefer. The drawing will end tomorrow, Wednesday May 1, at 5 PM Central.
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Gameinformer is the only reason I picked up reading as a child, when my mom surprised me with a subscription starting with the 1997 issue with Tomb Raider on the cover (my favorite game at the time!). Since then it's been the only Magazine I'll pick up, and the only site I visit every day... screw Facebook!
Today my wife and I are always looking for our next virtual adventure to go on together, using GI as our go-to source to help make the right choice. Defiance seemed to be our next best choice as I'm very interested in the game itself, while she is really into the story and the show. A perfect opportunity to get her into shooters!
I deserve to win because the idea of a console mmo has been something I have always wanted to play and as someone who hopes to one day work in the gaming industry I would love to learn about how a game like Defiance would work on a console and as for being an Ark Hunter I have no clue what those are but I am very willing to learn. So if I win I would like to receive an Xbox 360 copy of the game.
I don't really have any big incredible or special reason I want to win one other than to have it. I just want to win it lol If I do win, I'd like to win an Xbox 360 copy.
The game was definitely sketchy at launch to say the least. Now however, it's going pretty strong from what I've seen and experienced. I also really like the show. The characters are pretty good and I like the setting for both the game and the show.
I feel like I should win because I plan on bringing the best weapon against hellbugs, a giant boot.
Defending the world from aliens is a dirty job, and someone (mostly me, cause im awsome at it)has got to do it! i have ran through the sea's of far cry 3, swam through the land of skyrim, and now seek to jump across the alien lands in complete defiance!
i should win a copy of the PS3 or xbox360 version so i can show you all how much of a bad asland arch hunter i can be! nither rain, nor snow, will stop me! maybe sleet though, that stuff's no joke.
It makes me sad that no one has ever told me how awesome my user name is and I think a free copy of Defiance would make me feel better. Xbox 360
Shooting games are probably one of my favorite genres of games. When Skyrim came out, my wife's brother introduced me to it. Before that time, I had never played an RPG, but I absolutely love that game now! I've spent well over 140hrs! which I know doesn't seem much to an individual who plays RPGs all the time, but to me? That's a life time! I'm use to short campaigns and moving on quickly. I've never played a MMORPG before, and now that this is on consoles, I'd really like to check it out. although I'd be new at it, I never back down from a challenge. I'd work to become the best ark hunter there is.
if I do win, I'd prefer the Xbox 360 version please. thank you guys!
I think you guys should pick me so I can make a Tina Turner from Beyond Thunderdome character. Xbox 360 please
I'd love a copy for any of the platforms. I personally think I should win because I absolutely love the show and I fell in love with the beta when I was given the chance to be in it. I'll become the best arkhunter ever so that I can learn more about the universe of the series and become more immersed in the lore behind it!
I don't have money to buy the ultimate edition, or a job to keep me from playing it. I've been watching the show and paying attention to the game on the Defiance site. I promise to exterminate whatever I can with extreme prejudice, mainly hellbugs because they're awesome.
Also I've had a subscription to GI for years, and have not once written an angry letter about someone's review... which should count for something.
Actually, are you guys hiring? That would be even better than a game.
As an arkhunter on the xbox 360 I would try to unravel the mystery of what happened to change the world and learn about the new technology while making Earth safer again, one dead hellbug at a time.
My PC is lonely, no copy of Defiance in sight.
Homely stands my steam library, but I may be visited by the GI fairy
If a PC copy were bestowed upon me, you'd be surprised but what you would see
My PC happy as can be.
And Ark Hunter is what I wish to be. But only if a free copy is provided by thee.
Because Defiance? Yeah... didn't think that would fly by. The reason why you should give me a PS3 version of the game is because I am a huge Science Fiction and Video Game enthusiast who's very interested in the dream team collaboration between the Sci-Fi (I refuse to refer to it as the "SyFy") channel and Trion Worlds. I have been keeping up with the Defiance television show, for which I have a mixed opinion on, and I believe that by playing the game, my appreciation for it will increase.
I vow, as a potential Ark Hunter, to be extremely active and gain an appearance on the show for my custom character, Phillip T. Wadsworth!
Guys win or lose get the game it's amazing, new content is already dropping, the show is getting nuts! talk of adding things like rocket boots and helicopters as vehicles!! GOGOGO!
I wanted to post a comment just because I always try to win at things like this and for some reason I never get lucky. Maybe this time I am due for one. Plus the game looks sweet and want to jump in for the fun!!!
I want a copy of the game because I'm really enjoying the TV show, but don't have the funds currently to purchase it. I would be a great vault hunter, because I would work as a team. I'm not going to rush in willy-nilly. I will form up a squad, and do what I have to do to succeed.
I would like it on Xbox 360!
You guys should give me a copy of defiance for the xbox 360 because this is the last week of school for me. I have two finals back to back on friday, literally 15 mins apart. I am a freshman Biology major and this whole year has been so stressful for me and I have seriously been neglecting my vidoe games all because of my studies. I knew it would be hard but that is something that I am willing to put up with for three more years. Being a good student comes with some sacrifices because you dont have time to do all the things you love to do; So on friday after my second final I will be officially done with my first year of college, then its game time, I mean some hardcore sitting on my butt for hours game time. I would love to catch up on all the video games i have missed like Crysis. Tomb Raider, Bioshock, especially Defiance. If you guys give me this game I would spend sooooo much time on it and thats how I will become the greatest Ark hunter the game has ever seen. If it wasnt clear before, I would like to get the game for the Xbox 360 and I hope you guys choose me so I can play catch up and not have this huge backlog of games.