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Trion explains Defiance DLC plans, server issues

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2013 7:30am PDT

Defiance developer Trion Worlds has given a more detailed explanation for its DLC plans, and offered an apology for its server troubles.


"I spent $36 on it and have enjoyed it so far. Will get my $1ph worth fo sho!"

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Final Defiance beta to include Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 users

By John Keefer, Mar 13, 2013 10:30am PDT

The open-world shooter Defiance is expected to launch on April 2, and Trion Worlds is planning to put the game through its paces one last time with its final beta on March 22. It will be the third for PC players, but the first for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users.


"How is this open world shooter different from other open world shooters?"

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Defiance preview: enter the badlands

By Matthew Rorie, Mar 08, 2013 7:30am PST

A press event in San Francisco allows us to get some hands-on time with Trion Worlds upcoming SyFy MMO, Defiance.


"At this point, it's definitely an average PC MMO, but I think it's a really unique experience in ..."

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Defiance promises at least five DLC add-ons, bundled together for $40

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 05, 2013 1:33pm PST

Trion Worlds' upcoming MMO-ish persistent world shooter Defiance promises "no subscription required" to play. But, it will offer a $40 DLC season pass.


"So basically they're planning to do F2P *wrong* and velvet rope key content like weapons, ..."

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Defiance coming April 2, another beta February 8-10

By Steve Watts, Jan 30, 2013 10:30am PST

Defiance has set a global release date of April 2, and has announced plans for its next beta test to start on February 8.


"Sooooo many food trucks in San Francisco. That's Portland, dude."

- Sephiras see all 2 comments

Defiance special editions announced

By Steve Watts, Jan 22, 2013 7:30am PST

Defiance has detailed its special editions and pre-order bonuses, ranging from standard $59.99 editions to a $149.99 "Ultimate" edition.


"well, it actually is an MMO in the sense that it's a massively multiplayer online game. it's ..."

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Defiance beta starts January 18

By Steve Watts, Jan 04, 2013 12:15pm PST

Trion Worlds' MMO shooter Defiance will kick off its first beta test January 18-20, featuring a tutorial and a handful of maps and modes.


"This game was announced back when rift was just starting out. That was two years ago. Usually ..."

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Trion Worlds hit with layoffs, Rift team impacted

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 11, 2012 4:00pm PST

"As much as one-third of the development team working on MMO Rift" have been laid off by Trion, a new report details.


"The Blizzard better lay out 40 off the employements like that. "

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Petroglyph done with End of Nations, 19 let go

By John Keefer, Dec 07, 2012 2:00pm PST

Petroglyph has officially confirmed it is no longer involved with End of Nations, and has laid off 19 people as a result.


"It was all at the San Fransico facility too. I would have figured the San Diego Defiance team ..."

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End of Nations development moved to Trion

By John Keefer, Dec 06, 2012 1:10pm PST

Between the indefinite delay of the open beta of MMORTS End of Nations and reported layoffs at developer Petroglyph, publisher Trion Worlds has taken the troubled title under its wing and will continue to develop the game in-house.


"Same. I received several emails from them inviting me to play, but never logged in as I never ..."

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Report: End of Nations dev cuts 30 staff

By Steve Watts, Dec 05, 2012 1:00pm PST

Petroglyph, the developer behind End of Nations, has reportedly laid off approximately 30 employees, just a week after the company announced the game's open beta was delayed indefinitely.


"You mean the mechanism that controls the movement of your units is the "only" thing was bad?"

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End of Nations open beta delayed indefinitely

By John Keefer, Nov 28, 2012 10:15am PST

Trion Worlds has already had several closed betas for End of Nations, but apparently there is still work to be done. The company has announced that the planned open beta for the game has been delayed indefinitely.


Rift: Storm Legion open beta begins November 2

By John Keefer, Oct 25, 2012 10:00am PDT

When the fantasy MMO Rift was first released, it build up a strong following, so much so that publisher Trion Worlds was confident enough to go forward with an expansion called Storm Legion. After two closed betas, the game will hit open beta from November 2-5.


Shack extra: End of Nations beta keys in pink and a Shack Battle

By John Keefer, Sep 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT

Trion Worlds and Shacknews have teamed up again for an End of Nations beta key giveaway for the final beta test of the upcoming free-to-play real-time strategy MMO End of Nations. At stake are 20 keys and the chance to join in on an exclusive five-on-five Shack Battle with t...


"oops, should have haiku'd I must enjoy the pink tanks! twenty eighteen, now!"

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Morning Caffeinated! -- Assassin's Creed key revoked, MMO debate continues

By John Keefer, Sep 06, 2012 7:50am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 6, 2012. Topics include: Ubisoft took my serial key; and a further discussion of the state of the MMO genre. Wake up, scrubs, it's the Morning Caffeinated!


"Yea, very poor form. Old game is old, and you would think they might have used the error to gain ..."

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