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  • Blog Post: ArcheAge Launches September 16

    Trion Worlds' upcoming free-to-play MMORPG ArcheAge was given an official release date at a community event during PAX Prime 2014. Players can begin exploring the open-world seafaring, gliding, farming and castle sieging on September 16. We also had a chance to take a quick peek at some gameplay... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Expansion Adds Nightmare Rifts, Underwater Fun

    Rift’s upcoming free expansion Nightmare Tide will add five new levels to the game, some underwater zones, new areas to explore, and Nightmare Rifts. Instead of catering only to high level players, Nightmare Rifts can spawn anywhere in the world. We took a look at some of the new zones and content... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Going Free-To-Play

    Trion World’s MMO shooter Defiance will be going free to play on June 4th on PC. The target date for PS3 is July 15, with Xbox 360’s date currently unknown. The free-to-play model will be similar to Rift (and the upcoming ArcheAge), with no gated content but many available convenience items... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Gets Long Awaited First DLC Pack Next Week

    When Defiance was released back in April, publisher Trion Worlds offered up a season pass for $39.99. In addition to in-game goods, the benefit of the pass was a 20 percent savings on DLC. The first of those packs is finally coming next week. The Castithan Charge pack was first announced back in May... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Closes San Diego Studio, Ex-CEO Returns

    The trouble continues at Trion Worlds, with news that the studio behind the MMO/television hybrid project Defiance has been shuttered. Trion Worlds confirmed to PC Gamer that the company's San Diego studio has been closed. This news follows some previous rounds of layoffs that were conducted in the... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Gamer Makes It Onto TV Show

    Zachary Prast has won the first contest Trion and SyFy ran to feature a gamer from the 360/PS3/PC MMO shooter on the cable show of the same name. By earning more than triple the average rate of salvage per hour – meaning he farmed monsters and loot drops more efficiently than anyone else –... More
  • Blog Post: Zombies May Overrun Defiance If You Don't Stop Them

    As if the residents of post-apocalyptic San Francisco didn’t have enough to worry about, the world of Defiance is now besieged with zombie-like enemies. Continuing the cross-media connection between Trion Worlds’ Defiance and Syfy’s television series of the same name, actions in the... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Hit With Layoffs

    We've received an official comment confirming the reports that Defiance publisher and developer Trion Worlds has just conducted substantial layoffs of staff. IGN broke the news, based on information from anonymous sources. According to the source, the company's San Diego studio, which created... More
  • Blog Post: Rift Creative Director On Free-To-Play Conversion

    Trion’s fantasy MMO is going free-to-play starting June 12. We spoke with creative director Bill Fisher on the upcoming conversion and what it means to new and existing players. Trion announced yesterday that Rift is joining the majority of its peers as a fully free-to-play MMORPG this summer.... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Gets New Hellbug Crossover Missions

    In the time between the launch of Defiance the game and Defiance the SyFy channel show, there were time-limited missions available featuring two of the series' main characters. Since then, Trion Worlds has been patching bugs and making the game significantly more playable . For the first time since... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Getting First Substantial DLC Update With Free And Paid Options

    Trion Worlds is getting ready to roll out the first major batch of added content for its open-world shooter, Defiance. The tentative offerings were announced today, giving players multiple options for expanding their experiences. Included in Patch 1.020 will be new television tie-ins, which we haven't... More
  • Blog Post: One Million Defiance Players Equals A Lot Of Squished Hellbugs

    Defiance has been out for just over a month, and already the MMO open-world shooter has racked up some impressive user numbers. Trion Worlds is touting the success of the game side of the trans-media initiative. Over 1 million players have created accounts, taking to the San Francisco Bay Area to hunt... More
  • Blog Post: Win Defiance Ultimate Edition From Us And A Special TV Appearance From SyFy Channel

    Winners have been chosen! Congratulations to Azaiatavin, TheBritishness, and Starbucknessmonster. Check for messages and get back to us with the info we requested. Thanks to all that entered. As you might have heard, a few of us have been defending the San Francisco Bay Area (circa 2046) from mutants... More
  • Blog Post: [Updated] PSA: Defiance Patch 1.010 Out – Servers Back Online, Users Reporting Problems

    [Update #2] Servers for the patched platforms (PC and Xbox 360) are now back online. Be aware that many users are reporting a variety of problems. The official Defiance forums have the most current information available as Trion Worlds gets things ironed out. [Update #1] Trion has also taken the PC version... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds' Nathan Richardson Talks The Future Of Defiance And Player Good Will

    Truth be told, if it weren't for the SyFy Channel tie-in, I may not have purchased Defiance. My intention was always to play on the Xbox 360 (though watching Game Informer PC editor Adam Biessener shook my resolve a bit), and the early days on Microsoft's platform were rocky to say the least... More
  • Blog Post: Defiance Developers Address Launch Issues, Patches On The Way

    Defiance, the shooter MMO/SyFy television show hybrid released recently, and it has had some issues out of the gate, most notably the Xbox 360 version of the game. Nathan Richardsson, Defiance's executive producer has posted a message to let everyone know that they are aware of the issues, and are... More
  • Blog Post: Prepare For Defiance With 120 Perk-Bestowing Codes

    Trion Worlds and Syfy are no doubt excited to get players into their open-world/MMO shooter, Defiance, which arrives tomorrow. If you are planning on stepping into the shoes of one of the game's treasure-seeking "ark hunters," you can give yourself a leg up right now. Over the past few... More
  • Blog Post: New Warface Trailer Tells Players To Pick A Side

    The latest Warface trailer challenges you to pick a side, comparing conflicts in war to a coin: each one has two sides. Players will make up one part of a select unit of elite warriors that have banded together to fight Blackwood, a government keen on ruling with brute force. PublisherTrion Worlds promises... More
  • Blog Post: Trion Worlds Announces April 2 Defiance Release With New Trailer

    Trion Worlds has announced that its upcoming shooter Defiance is coming this April, and it marked the news by releasing a live-action trailer. The game is unusual in that it's also the subject of a new Syfy TV show. The Defiance trailer shows a group of Ark Hunters traveling to Mos Eisley's Cantina... More
  • Blog Post: Crytek Releases New Warface Trailer

    A new trailer released today for Warface to celebrate the game’s closed beta going live. It shows off developer Crytek’s (creators of the original Far Cry and Crysis games) new online first-person shooter, revealing slick graphics, different locations, and many a bullet. The PC game is set... More
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