Top 10 Harshest Lessons That 2014 Has Taught The Entertainment Industry

This was a tough year for movies and television — we had the weakest box office summer in years, and TV ratings were anemic. Tons of huge, vaunted projects stumbled, and some underdogs thrived. Here are the top 10 lessons we hope the entertainment industry has learned this year. » 12/23/14 1:43pm 12/23/14 1:43pm

MMO Tie-In Defiance Gets A Third Season

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. » 9/27/14 7:00pm 9/27/14 7:00pm

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.… » 5/01/14 12:45pm 5/01/14 12:45pm

What's Defiance's Next Big TV Show Tie-In? Zombies.

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! » 6/03/13 2:30pm 6/03/13 2:30pm

Okay, This Is A Rather Cool Way To Link Defiance Game and Show

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… » 5/15/13 8:30am 5/15/13 8:30am

Defiance The Show Gets A Season Two. That's Not Good For Me.

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… » 5/10/13 5:00pm 5/10/13 5:00pm

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. » 4/30/13 7:00pm 4/30/13 7:00pm

Defiance MMO Log One: A Little Better Every Time I Play

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… » 4/10/13 6:30pm 4/10/13 6:30pm

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… » 4/07/13 7:30pm 4/07/13 7:30pm

There's One Sure Way to Have Fun in Defiance

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. » 4/05/13 1:30pm 4/05/13 1:30pm

Defiance is Off to a Rocky Start, But You Won't See Players Complaining

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. » 4/03/13 9:20am 4/03/13 9:20am

The Interactive Side of Defiance Welcomes Players to the New Age

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. » 4/02/13 3:00pm 4/02/13 3:00pm

Syfy's Defiance Looks Like Resistance With Elves

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. » 10/14/12 11:00pm 10/14/12 11:00pm

Defiance Trailer Is Half Game, Half TV Show

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. » 6/01/12 11:15am 6/01/12 11:15am

Here’s a First Look at Massive Online Shooter Defiance in Action

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? » 4/09/12 9:00am 4/09/12 9:00am