Defiance 2050 Checks In with a Post-Gamigo Update

The MMOs of Trion Worlds are slowly but surely coming out of their silence as the Gamigo buyout dust continues to settle. Next up on the list is Defiance 2050, which provided a recent dev blog with at least a few words of assurance regarding Defiance 2050 updates.

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After opening with an apology for not putting out any communication sooner, the blog post confirms that key staff members like Zephkial, Rarnok, and Destromathe are still in the office and “working their butts off” to bring new content to the MMO.

Updates in the works include events and content that focus on the Synergy Matrix system. There will also be a return of the Solstice Strike event in December and game store Black Friday and holiday sales to take advantage of. More details are likely to come soon, and a livestream detailing the Synergy Matrix update is schedule for Friday, November 16th at 10:30am PST/1:30pm EST.

“There really is a lot to be excited for and we can’t wait to be able to share even more info with all of you,” closes the post. “Thanks to all of you for sticking with us.”

Our Thoughts

Well, better late than never, all things considered. As with other Trion MMOs that have come up from their radio silence, we do hope that fans of this particular online shooter MMO continue to get the updates they’re looking for and the devs of Defiance 2050 are doing well.

Source: official site

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Defiance 2050 Goes Live on July 10

The rebooted and reskinned version of Defiance has now officially tied down its release. The Defiance 2050 launch date is Tuesday, July 10th, letting players into its version of the shooter MMO’s so-called next generation go live for one more open beta test and then a summer release.

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For those who maybe weren’t invited to the previous closed beta tests, Defiance 2050 will be holding its final test in open beta format on PC from Friday, June 22nd to Monday, June 25th. During this open beta, players will have access to the game’s four base classes and the full array of missions that will arrive at launch.

Though Defiance 2050 is launching free-to-play, it is the way of these things to also arrive with Founder’s Packs and Defiance 2050 is certainly no different. Folks who buy in ahead of time will unlock classes, get access to exclusive class outfits, get a three-day head start, and be given unique titles.

Those who would like to learn more about the next stages in Defiance 2050’s life can read up all the details here.

Our Thoughts

It’s not too much longer to wait now, though we definitely have some questions that will need to be answered about this game’s approach to free-to-play and what sorts of restrictions are on those who don’t feel like opening their wallets. Time will, of course, tell that tale.

Source: press release

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Defiance Details its Valor Program for Defiance 2050

So. We all know that Defiance 2050 will be a thing. But where does that leave existing Defiance players? That’s where the Defiance Valor Program comes into play, which will grant some cosmetic rewards for use in 2050 for playing Defiance classic.

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In summary, players will be able to a new currency for use in 2050 by completing Pursuits – AKA achievements – in Defiance. These rewards include unique cosmetics like the Red VBI Infiltrator armor pictured above, along with character boosts, titles and vehicle skins.

Defiance will be adding a number of new Pursuits this Friday, March 9th for players to rake in the Valor Commendations and will even create a unique “Road to 2050” category for players to keep track of.

There are some important things to make note of regarding the Valor Program. Specifically, there will be a cutoff date for Valor Commendation earnings, after which point the character with the highest EGO from Pursuits on your account will get their EGO score converted into Valor Commendations.

Details about this cutoff date will be announced at a later time. You can also find a further FAQ about the Valor Program on the official forums.

Our Thoughts

On the one hand, this will very likely drive more activity into the original Defiance game as people try to rake in as many Valor Commendations as they can. On the other hand, we are definitely wary about what sort of “boosts” are being offered and whether this indicates bad things for the game’s store offerings or how progression as a free player feels without said boosts.

Source: official site

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Defiance Leaps into the Future with Defiance 2050

It looks like the Defiance MMO is due for a pretty major reboot. Trion Worlds has introduced plans to launch Defiance 2050, a sort-of sequel, sort-of re-release of the game arriving free-to-play for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this Summer.

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Defiance 2050 is being billed as a futuristic online shooter set in a post-apocalyptic world with advanced alien technology, offering solo and co-op play where players can follow story missions, unlock exotic equipment and “extensive” skill and customization systems.

As the game is being built as a free-to-play title from the start, Defiance 2050 will essentially force existing Defiance players to start from scratch with no character or item transfers available. That said, Defiance players can still transfer some progression features such as character and loadout slots over to Defiance 2050. In addition, existing Defiance players can earn Valor Commendations that can be used in the new game to unlock unique items.

Defiance 2050 is expected to enter a closed beta sometime later this year. Interested players can learn a bit more by checking out this FAQ or sign up for the game’s closed beta here.

Our Thoughts

This is definitely not a development we expected to see come out of Defiance whatsoever, as it was pretty well assumed that the original game was on life support at best. Turns out that perhaps this old dog is set to learn new tricks, though we’ll be interested to know how new those tricks will be as development on Defiance 2050 continues.

Source: official site

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MMO Black Friday Deals 2017

If you’re on the lookout for a good deal in your favorite game look no further than this list of MMO Black Friday Deals.

ArcheAge

80% off select in game items
Wukong Costume Lockbox Nov 24 – Dec 8
Black Friday Lockbox Nov 24 – Dec 1

 

Ark: Survival Evolved

Steam: Game 50% Off
Seam: Season Pass 25% Off
Xbox One Game 25% Off
Xbox One Scorched Earth 35% Off
Xbox One Explorers Edition 30% Off
Xbox One Season Pass 25% Off
Playstation 4 Game 30% Off
Playstation 4 Scorched Earth 35% Off
Playstation 4 Explorers Edition 30% Off
Playstation 4 Season Pass 25% Off
Walmart (US Stores) 50% Off
Gamestop (US Stores) $34.99 (Discount of $25)
EB Games (Canada Stores) $39.99 CAD

 

Atlas Reactor

All Packs 75% Off Nov 22 – 28
Golden Age Skins on Sale

 

Black Desert Online

Black Desert Online

Game 50% Off Nov 22 – 28
In Game Store Function 20% Off Nov 22 – Dec 4
In Game Store: Outfit & Costume 20% Off Nov 22 – Dec 4
In Game Store: Mount 20% Off Nov 22 – Dec 4
In Game Store: Pet 20% Off Nov 22 – Dec 4
In Game Store: Dyes 30% Off Nov 22 – Dec 4
In Game Store: Furniture 30% Off Nov 22 – Dec 4
In Game Store: Customizing 40% Off Nov 22 – Dec 4
In Game Store: Underwear & Accessories 30% Off Nov 22 – Dec 4
Elion’s Tear for 10 Pearls Nov 22 – 24
Bleach for 10 Pearls Nov 24 – 26
Mount Skill Change Coupon for 10 Pearls Nov 26 – 28
Unknown Dye Box for 10 Pearls Nov 28 – 30
Artisan’s Memory for 10 Pearls Nov 30 – Dec 2
Pet Appearance Change Coupon for 10 Pearls Dec 2 – 4

 

Brawlhalla

All Legends Pack 25% Off
DLC 10% Off

 

Champions Online

Arc Players Unlock 15-25% bonus Zen (PC Only) Ends Nov 28
Save 25% on All Items Nov 24 – 28

 

Citadel: Forged With Fire

Game on Steam 40% Off
Blue Isle Catalog 63% Off

 

Conan Exiles

All Game Editions on Steam 33% Off
DLC on Steam 33% Off

 

Dark and Light

Game on Steam 33% Off

 

Defiance

Limited Edition Ex Inanis Black Friday Boxes
Cerberus Pack
3rd Limited Edition Black Friday Bargain Box
Titan Bundles and Gold Editions up to 65% Off

 

Destiny 2

Standard Edition 35% Off
Game and Expansion Pass 25% Off
Digital Deluxe Edition 25% Off

 

Divinity: Original Sin II

Game on Steam 10% Off
Divine Edition on Steam 10% Off
Eternal Edition on Steam 30% Off
Game Plus Steam Controller 21% Off
Divine Ascension DLC on Steam 10% Off

 

Elite Dangerous

Game 55% Off
Commander Deluxe Edition 47% Off
Horizons Season Pass 40% Off
Pilot Starter Pass 40% Off
Commander Pack 40% Off
DVD Edition 50% Off

 

EVE Online

Standard Edition on Steam 50% Off
Premium Edition on Steam 50% Off
Subscription Plan on Steam up to 27% Off
PLEX on Steam 15% Off
Omega Time on Steam 15% Off

 

Fable Fortune

Early Access Founder’s Pack on Steam 35% Off

 

Faeria

Steam Pack 40% Off

 

Forsaken World

Arc Players Can Unlock Bonus Leaves 15-25% Ends Nov 28
Chance Pack 33% Off Ends Nov 28
Select Fashion & Handhelds 25% Off Ends Nov 28
Gold and Other Items 20-40% Off Ends Nov 28
Charge Promo Will Have New Expansion Orb Ends Dec 4

 

Gamer Sensei

Gaming Lessons 50% Off with Code B50SPECIAL Ends Nov 27

 

Gigantic

Arc & Steam Unlock 15-25% bonus Rubies Ends Nov 28
Arc & Steam Starter Pack 25% Off Ends Nov 28
Arch & Steam Ultimate Pack 33% Off Ends Nov 28
Xbox Live Gold Save 15-25% on Ruby Packs Ends Nov 27
Xbox Live Gold Starter Pack 25% Off Ends Nov 27
Xbox Live Gold Ultimate Pack 33% Off Ends Nov 27

 

Gloria Victis

Game on Steam 40% Off
Game Plus Soundtrack on Steam 49% Off
Soundtrack 40% Off

 

Guild Wars 2

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Gem Store: Braham’s Armor, Magitech Armor, Phoenix Armor 20% Off Nov 21 – 27
Gem Store: Heroes Dye Pack 40% Off Nov 22 – 23
Gem Store: Free Heroic Booster Nov 23
Gem Store: Phoenix Glider 20% Off Nov 23 – 24
Gem Store: 5 Free Transmutation Charges Nov 24
Gem Store: Storage Expander 20% Off Nov 24 – 25
Gem Store: Free Black Lion Mini Claim Ticket Nov 25
Gem Store: Crystalline Dragon Wings Backpack Glider Combo 20% Off Nov 25 – 26

 

H1Z1

Game on Steam 75% Off

 

Heroes of the Storm

Red and Black Friday Bundle 33% Off Ends Nov 27
Back in Black Friday Bundle 29% Off Ends Nov 27
Select Heroes, Skins, and Mounts at 50% Off Ends Nov 27
360 Day Stimpack on Sale Ends Nov 27
Merch Sales 15-75% Off

 

Hob

Game on Arc 25% Off Ends Nov 28

 

Hyper Universe

Game on Steam 50% Off

 

Kritika Online

Elite Starter Pack on Steam 15% Off
Elite Costume Pack on Steam 15% Off
Bonus Gifts for EMP Purchases Nov 24 – 28
In Game Store: Pets and Weapon Skins 50% Off Nov 24
In Game Store: Costumes 50% Off Nov 25
In Game Store: Potions, Hammers, Resurrection Stones, Whetstones up to 50% Off Nov 26
In Game Store: Kred for 10-30% Off Nov 27

 

Lego Worlds

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Game on Steam 50% Off

 

Life is Feudal

Game on Steam 50% Off

 

Livelock

Arc & Steam: Game 75% Off Ends Nov 28
Xbox Live Silver: Game 65% Off Ends Nov 27
Xbox Live Gold: Game 75% Off Ends Nov 27
PS4 Players: Game 65% Off Ends Nov 27
Playstation Plus: Game 75% Off Ends Nov 27

 

Mirage: Arcane Warfare

Game on Steam 50% Off
Special Edition on Steam 50% Off
Magic & Melee Pack 74% Off

 

Neverwinter

Arc: Bonus Zen 15-25% Off Ends Nov 28
Xbox Live Gold: 15-25% on Zen Ends Nov 27
Xbox Live Gold: Starter, Adventurer, Epic Packs 40% Off Ends Nov 27
PS4 Plus: 15-25% on Zen Ends Nov 27
PS4 Plus: Astral Deva, Champion of the North, Dragonborn Legend, Heirloom Weapon, Reanimated Destrier Packs 40% Off Ends Nov 27
PS4: 5-15% on Zen Ends Nov 27
PS4: Astral Deva, Champion of the North, Dragonborn Legend, Heirloom Weapon, Reanimated Destrier Packs 30% Off Ends Nov 27

 

Overwatch

Game 50% Off Ends Nov 27
Game of the Year Edition 50% Off Ends Nov 27
Merch Sales 15-75% Off

 

PWI

Arc: Unlock 15-25% Bonus Gold Ends Nov 28
Newest Chance Pack 57% Off Ends Nov 28
Medals of Glory and General Summer’s Tokens 50% Off Ends Nov 28
Chienkun Stones 78% Off Ends Nov 28
War Avatar Chest Returns Nov 24 – 29
Illusionary Crystal 40% Off Nov 24 – 29
Crown of Sochi, Hidden Orchard Treasure Trove 72% Off Nov 27 – 30
Lucky Flash Spends: Spend Gold in Random 1 Hour Windows Get Mystery Item Nov 23 – 24

 

Perpetuum

Game on Steam 75% Off

 

Rift

Premium Mounts 25% Off Nov 22 – 29
Previous Lockbox Mounts Available for Direct Purchase. Changes Daily.
November 22: Moonstone Ki Rin
November 23: Molten Thresher
November 24: Tropical Budgie
November 25: Ember Nebula
November 26: Black Empyreal Walker
November 27: Obsidian Ki Rin
November 28: Nightmare Thresher

RoboCraft

DLC on Steam 25% Off

 

Royal Quest

Royal Guard Pack and Champion of Aura Pack on Steam 75% Off
Welcome Pack 70% Off

 

Secret World Legends

Fusions, Emotes, Mounts, Pets, and Cosmetics up to 80% Off Ends Nov 27

 

Skyforge

Bonus Packs on Steam 50% Off

 

Star Conflict

Mercenary Packs on Steam 50% Off

 

Star Trek Bridge Crew

Game on Steam 40% Off

 

Star Trek Online

Arc: Unlock 15-25% Bonus Zen Ends Nov 28
Arc, Steam, Xbox One, PS4: All Items and Packs in C-Store 25% Off Ends Nov 27
Xbox Live Gold: Save 15-25% on Zen Ends Nov 27
Playstation Plus: Save 15-25% on Zen Ends Nov 27
Playstation Plus: Starfleet Pack, Legacy Pack, Empire Pack 25% Off Ends Nov 27
PS4: Save 5-15% on Zen Ends Nov 27
PS4: Starfleet Pack, Legacy Pack, Empire Pack 15% Off Ends Nov 27

 

Swordsman

Arc: 15-25% Bonus Sycee Ends Nov 28
Chance Packs, Gems, and General Items 20% Off Ends Nov 29

 

TERA

Direct Sales Pets and Mounts 75% Off Nov 24
Loot boxes 33% Off Nov 24 – 27
Account Services & Consumables 50% Off Nov 24 – 27
Elite Status Vouchers 25% Off Nov 24 – 27
Weapon Skins 75% Off Nov 25
Direct Sales Costumes and Accessories 85% Off Nov 26
Select Items Return for One Day Nov 27

 

The Elder Scrolls Online

Game and Collectors Editions on Steam 50% Off

 

Tree of Life

Game on Steam 33% Off

 

Trove

Class Packs, Creators Pack, Collectors Pack, Battle Pack 70% Off Ends Nov 27
Essentials Edition and Double Dragon 80% Off Ends Nov 27

 

Valnir Rok

Game on Steam 40% Off

 

Warface

Packs on Steam 30-50% Off

 

Warhammer 40k Eternal Crusade

Game on Steam 75% Off
Packs on Steam 50% Off

 

Wildstar

Zero to 50 Bundle Begins Nov 24
Boosts and Upgrade Items 25% Off Begins Nov 24
Toys for 1 Protobuck Begins Nov 24

 

Wild Terra

Game on Steam 67% Off

 

World of Warcraft

Game and Expansions up to Draenor 50% Off Ends Nov 27
Legion Standard Edition 44% Off Ends Nov 27
Legion Digital Deluxe Edition 55% Off Ends Nov 27
Merch Sales 15-75% Off

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Best MMO Halloween Event 2017

If there is one event MMOs love to take part in more than any others it is Halloween. That is why in this list you’ll find 60 different games with Halloween events! We decided to leave out the MOBAs and Shooters from this list but if they were put back in it would easily have a hundred games in it. But which is the best MMO Halloween event?

This poll is all about finding out what your favorite MMO Halloween event is this year. The winner gets a badge on their MMOGames profile and bragging rights for the entire year.

If your favorite isn’t on the list, or you know of a game we missed let us know in the comments and we’ll be sure to add it as quickly as possible.

 

MMO Halloween

To take part just find your favorite MMO in the list below and leave a vote. You can only vote for one game at a time, but be sure to keep coming back as you can place more votes every day.

Voting will continue until the end of October 31st when the top three winners will be declared.

 

Which is the best MMO Halloween Event? Your vote will decide…

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10 Biggest MMO News Stories for September 2017

In this week’s Listed, we’re taking a look back at some of the biggest news stories of the month from the world of online gaming. This month saw a record-breaking theft, the launch of a major MMO expansion, and a brief glimpse at an MMO that was never made, along with a whole lot more. Here’s our list of the 10 biggest MMO news stories for September 2017.

 

Trion Recommits to Defiance

Defiance

Remember that Syfy channel show that crossed over with a Trion MMO? If you don’t that’s okay, the show was canceled back in 2015. Since then Trion hasn’t done a whole lot with the game, though it is still running. This month Trion declared they were recommitting to working on Defiance. And they did it by announcing a new raid boss during PAX East 2017. If post-apocalyptic shooters are your thing, you may want to consider checking Defiance out. Then you’ll get to see the cutest little ugly alien bugs you’ve ever seen.

 

Active Development on Perpetuum Ends

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The developers of Perpetuum Online announced this month that development on their title has ended. This comes after an extended period of silence from the team. The good news is they aren’t ready to see the game die. For now, the official servers will continue to run while the dev team works on a free standalone server solution (their words) so players will be able to run games themselves in the future. For now, you can find Perpetuum on Steam.

 

Everquest Announces Their 24th Expansion

Everquest

It is the MMO that just keeps ticking. Everquest announced their 24th expansion, Ring of Scale. Developers are still working on the expansion, but you can expect to see some more details about it in October when pre-orders and beta testing will begin. It is currently expected to launch in December. With 18 years under its belt, Everquest doesn’t show any signs of slowing down.

 

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Speaks Out About Fortnite’s Battle Royale

Who doesn’t love a little bit of juicy gossip when it has nothing to do with you? This time around it is PUBG publishers Bluehole who are speaking out about Fortnite’s Battle Royale mode which they feel is a little bit too similar to their game. This, of course, set the internet ablaze with talk of the game, and things aren’t looking too good for PUBG who many agree don’t have a leg to stand on. In a genre where things can only be done so many ways, is it really fair for the massively popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds to go after Fortnite? Especially when they are themselves not the origin of the genre. PUBG has been enjoying record numbers and riding a massive high. This news seems to have only knocked them down a peg or two and they have since clarified their stance on the matter.

 

Closed Alpha Testing Begins for Wild West Online

Wild West Online

The wild west MMO that sounded almost too good to be true and raised a lot of suspicions proved they aren’t just a scam by launching closed alpha testing. Wild West Online is one of the most highly anticipated upcoming MMOs and it has had a lot of attention ever since it was announced. Unlike many MMOs, the testing is a true test of the game so far. It isn’t just a publicity preview to get people talking. While it certainly is exciting, you have to wonder if there is any room left in the genre for another sandbox MMO.

 

Chris Roberts Says He’s Fed Up With Release Estimates for Star Citizen

star citizen like eve online

We’re starting off the top half of the list with the news that actually made me stop and exclaim out loud. Star Citizen’s Chris Roberts said this month that he is fed up with giving release estimates for when 3.0 will be released during an interview with Eurogamer. Sure, we’re all a little bit tired of hearing about yet another move in the estimated arrival time, but that doesn’t mean you can just be fed up with doing it. If you had traditional investors you wouldn’t just be fed up with giving them updates, would you? I’ve got an easy solution for you, meet the deadline you give yourself.

 

Storybricks CEO Shares Early Everquest Next Documents

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Everquest Next was perhaps the biggest disappointment of the last couple of years, getting canceled before it was even made. It had exclusive rights to Jeremy Soule and bought up Storybricks, which it then abandoned. It was going to be THE next big thing in MMOs. Well, earlier this month Storybrick’s CEO shared some old Everquest Next proposal documents that shed some light on the game. It talks about using Storybricks to create the illusion of life, along with a few more interesting tidbits. An interesting read for anyone who wishes they knew more about the game that will never be.

 

Phantasy Star Online 2 Coming to Nintendo Switch…In Japan

At this point you have to start wondering if Sega hates money. This month they announced that the highly desired, lusted after even, title Phantasy Star Online 2 would be released on the Nintendo Switch. Might this finally be a chance for North America to play? Nope! It’s Japan only. Not only does Sega hate money, I’m starting to believe they like making North American gamers cry. There STILL doesn’t seem to be any push from them to release the game in NA, even after 5 years of players wishing it to be true.

 

Destiny 2 Launches

At the very start of the month, the highly anticipated Destiny 2 launched to much fanfare and celebration. It hasn’t launched yet for PC, but we can expect to see that coming very soon. Finally, PC players will get to know the joys of Destiny. There was a little bit of upset over microtransactions but that was overshadowed by the pure lust everyone was feeling for the game. Is it the biggest online gaming launch of the year? Looks like it might be!

 

A Record-Breaking Theft in EVE Online

Even if you don’t play EVE you have to at least acknowledge when something big takes place. Sometimes it’s a massive battle and sometimes, it’s a record-breaking theft that gamers won’t soon forget. How big are we talking? More than a trillion ISK taken as well as ownership of a 300 billion ISK keepstar citadel. It also resulted in one player being permanently banned from the game after he made threats to the thief and attempted to get his real-life address. All of this mixed in with some political intrigue made it one of the biggest news pieces of the month and there’s a good chance it will be one of the biggest stories of the year.

 

Guild Wars 2 Path of Fire Expansion Launches

The biggest news of the month, of course, has to go to Guild Wars 2 who launched their second expansion Path of Fire just a few days ago. The expansion takes players into the desert, to Elona where they hope to stop one of the human gods before he destroys the world. This expansion is heavily story based and introduces mounts to the game. It has also massively increased the size of the world with huge new maps. What more is there to say about it really?

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