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Rift: Storm Legion thundering out in November

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 05, 2012 6:45am PDT

As the nights draw in, you may be searching for something meaty to subsist on as you hibernate in a nest of blankets for the winter. Arriving on November 13, hoping to be your delicious meal, is Rift's hefty expansion Storm Legion, which triples the MMORPG's world size.


"Yea, Rift made me quit wow (again), and I haven't been back since. I think I've lost a lot of my ..."

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End of Nations Collector's Edition detailed

By John Keefer, Jul 31, 2012 4:30pm PDT

We already knew that Shackers were interested in the upcoming free to play MMO End of Nations, but would a spiffy new digital collector's edition entice you any more?


Trion and Crytek to co-produce Warface

By Steve Watts, Jul 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Crytek and Trion Worlds will co-publish and co-operate Warface in North America and Europe, the companies announced today.



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Shack extra: Get into the End of Nations alpha

By John Keefer, Jun 27, 2012 8:00am PDT

It hasn't happened for awhile here at Shacknews, but we have some keys to give away. We have partnered with Trion Worlds to get 20 people into the End of Nations alpha. All you gotta to be considered for a key is to register in our forums and post a response to the comment t...


"im definitely looking foreword to thEON. it has cought my eye for some time"

- matt114090 see all 200 comments

Rift: Storm Legion expansion will triple game world

By John Keefer, May 31, 2012 5:15pm PDT

The Defiants and Guardians get even more real estate in the new expansion pack for Rift, entitled Storm Legion.


"what in the sam hell makes you think this is going to be free?"

- Home Nugget see all 17 comments

Defiance preview

By Andrew Yoon, May 22, 2012 6:00am PDT

While many properties have attempted convergence between cinema and gaming, the persistent world of Defiance offers an opportunity to create something genuinely new.


"Cool idea, but they better let me watch on their website, because I'm not getting cable to know ..."

- XwingVmanX see all 2 comments

Rift introducing PvP 'Conquest' mode

By Steve Watts, May 16, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Rift is adding a new PvP game mode called Conquest, in which three large-scale factions fight for control points.


"I don't. I come back now and then but I'm suffering from MMO burnout something fierce right now. ..."

- Visceral Monkey see all 12 comments

Rift 'Infernal Dawn' update goes live

By Steve Watts, Apr 18, 2012 5:00pm PDT

Rift has updated to version 1.8, bringing a new raid, world event, trade skills, and a guild finder.


RIFT developers exploring co-op faction play, cloaks, and more

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 30, 2012 1:30pm PDT

In a recently posted Q&A, RIFT developer Trion Worlds answers some frequently asked questions about things like co-operative faction play, and other items like the possibility of cloaks or Arenas being added to the game.


"I love the game. Got to some end game content before the last patch. I even wrote some fiction ..."

- Keefinator see all 9 comments

Rift studio talks upcoming plans

By Steve Watts, Mar 12, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Rift developer Trion Worlds talks about some of the plans moving forward with the game now that it has turned one year old.


Rift Lite allows free play up to level 20

By Steve Watts, Feb 01, 2012 11:00am PST

Rift is now offering a "Rift Lite" version, which will allow players to create a character and play the game through level 20.


"Apparently it doesn't use the holy trinity so I guess that's part of the "revolutionary" thing. "

- skinlab133 see all 11 comments

Origin signs up 11 more publishers

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 24, 2012 7:45am PST

Origin is now getting serious about being seen as a bona fide digital distribution platform, rather than a vanity project, signing up eleven publishers including CD Projekt RED, 1C Company, and Paradox Interactive.


"And it took them this long to decide that? Yea, i'll stick with steam. The only EA game i'm ..."

- NinjaGamerGirl see all 79 comments

Rift hacked, user information stolen

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 23, 2011 6:15am PST

If you've played Rift, be aware that an account database of developer Trion Worlds has been hacked. The naughty hackers have made off with personal information including addresses and dates of birth, but Trion insists credit card details are safe.


"usually this allways happens through a backdoor in the forums for the company.... no company has ..."

- Dark Drakonis see all 34 comments

End of Nations will be free-to-play

By Steve Watts, Aug 11, 2011 11:30am PDT

Trion Worlds announced today that its upcoming MMORTS will be free-to-play, and fully-featured in its free incarnation. Users can pay extra for a Collector's Edition or a monthly subscription with unspecified benefits.


"SUPER EXCITED!! The Shack shall rule the earth with tanks and aeroplane blimps! I don't care if ..."

- Zolneirz see all 4 comments

Rift gets free trial, Ascend-a-Friend program

By Steve Watts, May 10, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Trion Worlds unveiled the 1.2 patch for Rift today, alongside a new free trial period and the Ascend-a-Friend program, which nets in-game rewards for friends joining up.


"Stonefield is kind of suck solo :( Teaming up helps a lot though."

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