Fans of SyFy’s Defiance were disappointed when the show was canceled late last year after three seasons of Earth-based alien conflict. But the TV show was only half of the battle. In the video game half of Defiance, season four just went live.
What I was certain would wind up a failed attempt at an ongoing television show/MMO transmedia project after season one, SyFy's Defiance is returning next year for season three. I guess I've got some catching up to do.
After a "rocky start," the sci-fi MMORPG Defiance is marking its one-year anniversary by going free-to-play, developer and publisher Trion Worlds announced today. Coming alongside the premier of the second season of the related SyFy show, the change will go into effect on June 4th on the PC and July 15th on the PS3.…
What, you think just because SyFy and Trion Worlds' cross-media project Defiance is set in the future it's immune from rotting, shambling, flesh-hungry beasts? The game plague reaches the show in two weeks, unless the players can stop it!
We're hearing of big layoffs at Trion Worlds, the company behind big online games like Rift and Defiance.
I've been skeptical about the extent that SyFy's Defiance television show would be interacting with Trion Worlds' Defiance MMO, but this is pretty cool. This is Tiio Horn as Rynn, a member of the Irathient race that found herself in hot water in the TV series over the past two episodes. She'll be spending a few weeks…
SyFy and Trion World's crossmedia experiment seems to be a hit in both intereactive and non-interactive form, with more than a million active accounts in than a million registered accounts for the MMO and nearly four million viewers tuning in for the television series premier. Today Syfy has announced that it's…
SyFy TV tie-in Defiance is running an in-game contest that'll score the winner a guest spot on the show! Well, a guest shot as a picture of them rendered by the show's artists. All you have to do is play better than everyone else. TV and MMO cross-media experiments are hard.
Last week I posted less-than-favorable launch day impressions of Trion Worlds' Defiance, the massively multiplayer shooter tie-in to SyFy's upcoming original series. I bemoaned the lack of PC options, criticized the silly vehicle physics and worried over its lack of general chat functionality. A week later those…
The makers of Defiance, the MMO based on the Syfy show of the same name, say they're aware of crashes and server problems marring the game's launch week. A patch is planned for April 15, and another is coming two weeks later. "There are so many things we can’t fix, add or improve right away and have to be part of a…
The MMO tie-in to SyFy's upcoming Earth-plus-aliens series Defiance is in full swing, or as full a swing as it can manage, given the shaky start. While we're waiting for Trion Worlds to fix wehat needs fixing, there's at least one activity that'll never let you down. Vrooom.
Composer Bear McCreary has a great new post up at his always-entertaining blog in which he talks about making the music for Defiance, both the TV show and the game.
It wasn't until my third hour in the game portion of SyFy and Trion Worlds' crossmedia project that it struck me — Defiance is the quietest MMO launch ever.
While Defiance the show doesn't air until April 15, Defiance the massively multiplayer online third-person shooter launched today, welcoming players to a decidedly different version of the San Francisco Bay area. If you ask me, it's never looked better.
The final beta for the upcoming online shooter Defiance begins next week on consoles and PC. You can sign up here.
We may not have heard about Defiance the video game since E3, but Syfy is still forging ahead with the TV show based on the property, releasing this new commercial for the series during New York Comic Con this weekend.
Here's the latest trailer for Defiance, an upcoming massively multiplayer online game that will come coupled with a television show that its creators say will be affected by the way players play.
Last year the people making the TV show and video game that are both called Defiance performed a distracting magic trick.
Trion's Defiance, the platform-agnostic shooter-MMO that Stephen Totilo saw at E3, promises to deliver open-world action with thousands of simulataneous players. It's also supposed to sync with an in-development SyFy TV series, so that developments in the game affect the show. That's a tall order, right?