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RIFT 2.4 Adds Two New Raids
Trion Worlds has provided an overview on the "Beyond Infinity" update for their MMORPG RIFT today. Patch 2.4 will begin a brand-new storyline and send players to new corners of the realms.
Defiance Contest Could Put Your Character Into The Show
The first season of the Defiance television show may have wrapped up this past Monday, but the game is still going strong. And with a second season of the show in the works, a new promotion is underway that will allow one player's character to actually get written into the show.
RIFT Is Going Free-To-Play
The MMORPG RIFT, two years old as of March, will no longer require a subscription to play. Developer Trion Worlds announced today that the game will become free-to-play starting on June 12th.
Defiance Hits 1 Million Players
Gamers have created over one million accounts for MMO shooter Defiance, publisher Trion Worlds announced this weekend. The game, inspired by the SyFy show of the same name, launched a month ago on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Defiance Theme Song Trailer Features Explosive Gameplay
A new trailer from Syfy and Trion Worlds for the recently released third-person MMO shooter, Defiance, has made it onto the netwaves and it features the music from composer Bear McCreary, a name that might resonate well within the niches of geek culture as the man behind the music for Battlestar Galactica.
Defiance: Hands On With the Third-Person Shooter MMO Beta
Now that the Defiance beta has branched out to the PlayStation 3, I've had the opportunity to sink quite a few hours into Trion's upcoming third-person shooter MMO (PS3, PC, Xbox 360). The developer also lifted all NDA restrictions, meaning that anyone who has had the opportunity to play the game can now talk about their experiences with a clear conscience. In short, I'm here to tell you that Defiance has been a blast.
Defiance Weaponry Shown Off In New Trailer
Trion Worlds' third-person shooter MMO, Defiance, is set to release for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on April 2, just in time to run in tangent with the upcoming Syfy show that shares the same universe. To help get everyone pumped for the upcoming launch, a new trailer highlighting some of the game's weaponry has been made available through the PlayStation Blog.
Defiance Gets A DLC Season Pass
Defiance is set to ship in early April to PS3, Xbox 360 and PC and, while the online massively multiplayer third-person shooter will be free-to-play following an initial purchase of the core game, Trion Worlds has plans to keep the content rolling following launch, adding all sorts of new goodies to the game. For those who want to save a little money, the publisher is offering a Season Pass for the first batch of DLC content.
RIFT Update 2.2 Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary, Brings Back Carnival Of The Ascended
Trion World's fantasy RPG RIFT is about to celebrate its second anniversary next month. The developers have a lot of festivities planned for the occasion, including the return of the Carnival of the Ascended event.
Defiance Being Published On Xbox 360, PS3 By Namco Bandai
The retail release of Trion Worlds and Syfy's third-person, MMO action-shooter, Defiance, will be handled by none other than Namco Bandai, the famed publishers behind Tekken, Naruto and DragonBall Z. The game is scheduled to ship to a retailer near-you this spring, on April 2nd.
Defiance Xbox 360, PS3 Screenshots Battle Across The Wasteland
Syfy and Trion released some new screenshots for the upcoming MMO for home consoles and PC, showcasing the game's expansive environments and vehicular combat, along with a giant raid battle involving what looks like crab demons.
Trion Lays Off A Third Of Employees For Rift
Artists and designers have been let go for the MMORPG, Rift. Trion Worlds didn't actually announce the layoffs, it took a bit of investigating and legwork from Gamasutra, who found out from one of the departed that up to 40 developers from the Rift team have been let go, just before Christmas, directly after the release of the latest expansion.
RIFT Storm Legion Expansion Pack Launches
Trion Worlds has released the first full expansion pack for their fantasy MMORPG RIFT. Storm Legion can be purchased through various retailers for $39.99.
RIFT: Storm Legion Open Beta Launching Next Week
You won't have to buy RIFT's upcoming expansion Storm Legion in order to try out the new content. Trion Worlds will be hosting an open beta for Storm starting on November 2nd.