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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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I'm a huge fan of the show, and want very badly to play the game. However, my gaming budget has recently been slashed to nil, so i have not been able to buy it. so PLEEEEEASE pick me, the game will NOT go to waste, ps3 version please.
I've explored the depths of Rapture, I became the most infamous vault hunter in Washington D.C and New Vegas, I defeated waves and armies of locust, I was chosen to become an intergalactic spectre, scavenged the vast wastelands of Pandora and ventured the halos to save the human race from extinction.
Why should I be the next Ark Hunter?
Because the rest of my life is spent working 9-5 filing papers at a library and being an Ark Hunter sounds pretty BAD ASS.
\m/ Xbox Version.
The best, probably not, but extremely close. "To find some that has been long since hidden."
Xbox 360 platform
i would like to win because i have never played a mmo before and this one looks like it would be easy to get in to also i got screwed out of the 360 beta due to sever problems so (xbox360)
I don't know why I should win, and I probably wouldn't be a good choice over others, and will likely be a terrible hunter, put please pick me.
PS3 or 360 would be okay. Thank you for your time.
I would quite simply be a tracker, hitting the arks as they fall on my way to Antarctica. I absolutely love the show, but can't afford the game right now, would be pretty cool to see how everything ties together.
If I should be picked by the Lords of GI, I would love the PS3 version.
Why I should get the Defiance Ultimate Edition...well let's see. Simply put, I am the best damn arkhunter on this screwed up Earth. You think mutants are scary? Not so much without a head. Hellbugs? Please, I just bring out my special stomping boots. Arkfalls, you say? Hope you girls brought an umbrella. It's hard to become good at something you are already the best at. But if I had to pick one thing, maybe I could get better at driving my roller. Not that I can't drive a straight line, it's just that I have the unfortunate tendency to mow down some unlucky mutant. Poor freaks never see it coming. That's pretty much it. Oh by the way, I'm impressed your office survived the terraforming. I'd be awfully bored if I didn't have something to read between Arkfalls. Keep up the good work, and so will I. I'll be going now, that Scrip doesn't earn itself.
I should win a Copy cause I'm awesome and the way I'll be the best ark hunter is by kicking everybody's ass (Xbox please)
I'd like to win the game since I love MMOs but don't have a system to run one on PC and since I currently don't have anything new to play I would likely spend a lot of time in Defiance diving in and exploring whatever that world is about (I actually have no idea what it's about but I'd love to find out).
PS3 version please.
I believe I should win a copy of Defiance for the xbox 360 because ima be da best arc hunter out there, me and my shoot em ups can take down any body anywhere any time anywhere at any place anywhere any time anywhere. Get all that?
Sincerely DA BeSt
Because I never win anything, I should win. Because I'm not much good at anything else, I'm perfectly suited to hunt arks.
To be honest I havent paid much attention to Defiance. Reading some articles here on Gameinformer, however, it sounds like it would be fun to get into, watch, etc.
Also, I'm not huge into MMOs. I have tried a number of them, including The Old Republic, Tera and Wow. I have to say Tera was really cool because of the real time combat. You guys said thats how it is for Defiance, so I am on board! :) I am not picky on platform.
i wanna the very best ark hunter that no one ever was!!! on Xbox!!!!!
I need to win because I need to try out the game! I've been waiting a long time to play it, but I don't know if I want to squander my money on Defiance.
I will be an amazing ark hunter, like I was in Rage(I really enjoyed that game too). My skills won't fail me.
Xbox 360 by the way :)
Well, I want to be there on the front lines, seeing a world evolve and how the transmedia experiment goes. I want to see if it really can be done, if we can finally take the medium forward, and what decisions Trion makes in order to discern how best to proceed.
And personally, I've never gotten to be there near launch for most games -period-. For the longest time in my life, I haven't even gotten to try a game at launch day, let alone get pre-order bonuses or DLC. Most of my life, I've been extremely limited in purchasing power, usually waiting for every next wave or releases to become one to two years old in order to buy them. The only games I've gotten to even try to experience near or at launch were Dead Space 3 and Bioshock: Infinite, and that wasn't without a good deal of bargaining and work and planning and prayer that I made the right choices. I'd like to actually be there for the next sandbox MMO game. I've always wanted to see a truly sandbox experience, where you can just run across and meet people, where everything is out in the open and you can just do what you want. So many MMOs say they'll do that, but then they don't really. Defiance, based on all accounts, apparently delivers that, and it'd be nice to experience that.
I also so far have loved the TV show's pilot episode and am planning on following the series so long as I am able. Being able to take part in the world the show is set in would be fantastic, as it's like a hybrid of Rachet & Clank, Resistance, and any old-school western TV show, all while balancing some more high concept science fiction ideas I hope get fleshed out.
And if I can be entirely honest with you -- I'll be happy even if I'm not the winner. Just so long as whoever gets the copies of the game uses them to the best of their advantage, helping further the transmedia experiment and the universe, then I'm happy.
If by some random chance luck though you do pick me -- I'll take either PC or PS3, although I'd prefer it on PC.