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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 would love a copy of Defiance for the 360. But why you ask, why would you love a copy of Defiance? As a 360 player, I have not really had the chance to play any MMOs. I believe you have the perfect chance to "civilize" me in the art of the MMOs. I need to win this game because *insert comment about losing minimum wage job, losing pet rock, how my life sucks so bad, etc.*
If I were given the opportunity to play Defiance, I would be the one of the best vault hunters to ever be. I would do this by using the Halo 1 pistol (I know people) and by shouting 80s action movie one-liners at them.
So go ahead and choose me, make my day.
I should win a copy because i've seen every episode of the television show so far. And because this game has been on my list of games to get. I would make a fantastic ark hunter because, like Mass Effect, I can interact and get along with many different alien species which can help me on my quest. Also i'm pretty handy with a gun or laser blade.
I love the show, plan and simple. the world they have created is original and just pure interesting, If i had the game i would be able to enhance the experience of being in this world, interacting with the characters, and seeing the extra amount of detail that the creators have put in. There is somethin about this world that has something just unique that begs to be explored If i had the game i would encourage every ark fall and be able to make MY character a part of the world.
I have always been an MMO guy: guild wars, guild wars 2 and DCU:O ( never played Wow...to much $$) It would be great to play an MMo that is constantly evolving. Please :)
I deserve Defiance because I finally got my wife pregnant, which is also why I'll be the greatest Ark Hunter.
My wife is scary right now, so I need any excuse I possible to get away from her and let her be evil on her own. Then, when we have Rosemary's Baby, I'll disappear for a short period to be a father, only to return with a new sense of compassion for my fellow players.
Because I'm too cheap to buy the game myself, but I'm super intrigued about the video game/ TV cross-over.
I think I should get picked because, honestly? I'm going through a career-change anyways, but kind of directionless at the moment. All I know is that I no longer want to be a mechanic, but who knows; maybe I would be an awesome actor? Or maybe I would be terrible -- you never know until you try, right?
And I've got red-hair. If Eric Stoltz has taught us anything, it's that red-hair and sci-fi just go together.
I have been looking into the game since it came out and watching the show. I think the show is surprisingly good and I'm really getting into the lore with my friend. When I play MMOs I'm always playing with teamwork in mind and striving to fulfill my role in the world. I think these ideals are what make the story of Defiance an interesting one. Working together and putting aside their differences to overcome impossible odds. If I get a copy of the game I will stay true to my words and do my best to help this new community to defeat the Volge threat. I would prefer a copy for pc, but I could also use a ps3 version if I am chosen. Thanks for the chance GI.
I think I deserve this copy of Defiance because me friend is really starting to talk this game up and I would love to join him in his Ark Hunter adventures.
If I do win the copy I will adopt some form of support role to balance out my beefier companion and his damage focused friend.
Xbox is my preferred system.
I've been hooked to the story of Defiance since the first episode.
I've been playing games my entire life, and seeing a show that affects a game, and vice versa, is highly intriguing to me. It would be amazing to affect what happens in the show.
Ive been going through a rough patch losing my job and haven't really had the money to game lately. Ive been checking out videos on defiance and its making me want to start playing mmo's again. Haven't played an mmo since world of warcraft so this seems like a great start. I have an xbox 360 and it would be such a joy to win this game. Times are tough right now and i know i wont have the money to be buying this game anytime soon. Whoever ends up winning this i hope you enjoy the hell out of it becuase this game looks very promising. Have a Great day everyone! :)
I played the beta version on the PS3 and really loved the game. I watch the show and after playing, I can see how the two tie in together. I would love to keep progressing as an Ark Hunter in the game and get a chance to have my character in the game. I would love a copy of the PS3 version.
I would like to own this game because if i didnt win, i wouldnt try this game out otherwise.I know i will work as a team player and dominate which will benefit everyone if i should join.Thanks for the time Gameinformer!!!
Why should I win a copy of Defiance: Ultimate Edition?
Hmm... Well, I'll start off by putting your second inquiry to rest.
I'll have you know, I'm already the best Ark Hunter around. In fact, I once took on not one, nor two but -THREE- Hellbug Hellions in an Arkfall by myself with nothing but an empty pistol, a dead controller and a whole lotta' hopes and dreams.
I managed to clear out an entire mine of 99ers by putting on a Sensoth mask and running around with my shirt off beating my chest and chewing on a Gulanite crystal(which taste a tad like salted up, year old POW meat coated in the sweat of an angry Irathient).
Once, I even managed to get Varus Soleptor to do his own freakin' recovery mission by telling him "Datak Tarr" was my blood uncle, and that I wasn't afraid to pull out some old school Castithan religious mumbo-jumbo if he didn't do as I commanded. Even managed to get a nice amount of scrip out of him on that one. We aren't even the same race, but eh, don't tell the little guy. Might break his little heart to know he's an idiot.
So obviously, I deserve to collect such a nifty little prize because I've freakin' earned it! I mean look at me! I'm the next great hero of Earth! And eh.... heh, the money and treasure ain't bad neither.
(Not to mention I purchased Defiance without the knowledge of it becoming the next sci-fi great in my life with such a powerful admiration/affection of the world crafted by Trion and SyFy. I am very grateful for the chance to win the Ultimate Edition (Xbox 360 Version) and have had a good time concocting this little tale.)
3 of my friends on Xbox have it and I would love to play with them. Im not quite sure what a Ark Hunter is but it sounds Badass! Xbox 360 Please.
I will help exterminate the hellbugs and help make San Francisco a better place for everybody.I would like a PS3 version.
I need to win as I wish to become a better cyborg. I have a DBS unit in my head and will be adjusting the amount of electricity which goes into my head. Thus as I play the game, I will grow to understand my kind of people, the cyborgs and my close relatives, the androids. Not only this but tell Dan Rykert I will switch to team boneless on twitter if I win this! Oh and the PS3 is my system of choice please.
I all ready have the game on PS3, the normal edition. However I need to show that I'm the best of the best, of the best arkhunters, to show my worth with the Ultimate Edition as an arkhunter. To show that I'm not an arkhunter just for the money but because it's a way of life that only the most hardiest people can be apart of. To make the enemies I meet to fear the end of my gun in the game and let them taste the lead of a bullet. To show that I'm the most reliable and trustworthy of any arkhunter that can be found and lead those that follow me to victory on ark salvages. That is why I deserve the Ultimate Edition of Defiance.
Why should I win a copy? Because I know absolutely nothing about this game yet I feel the need to play it now. By giving this Ultimate Edition of the game to me, I will be able to have something to do this summer instead of just sitting at home bored. It may even be the best summer of my life, just because you gave me this game. I still don't know what an ark hunter is so... yeah. By the way, I would prefer a PC copy.
I think I should win a copy of this game for PlayStation 3 because, um, I like...shooting...things...? Wait, no! You said "hellbugs" earlier. That is the thing you shoot. "Because I like shooting hellbugs." There we go. "I think I should win a copy of this game for the PlayStation 3 Home Entertainment System because I like shooting hellbugs, which is incidentally how I will also become the best Ark Hunter I can be." ENTRY SUBMITTED???