Back in December, MMO developer Trion Worlds was hit
with a round of layoffs. The studio chalked it down to "a response to market conditions."
Trion Worlds will be releasing a major DLC pack for their action-MMO Defiance. A major patch, version 1.020 will tie the game into the SyFy show and add a "Siege" game type; however, the developers are mum on what else the patch will add.
Trion Worlds has announced that since its launch a month ago, more than one million accounts have been created for the action-MMO Defiance. The developer states that fans “have truly immersed themselves into the futuristic world of Defiance, with gamers eclipsing major milestones in game, while TV viewers are tuning in at record cable numbers for the first two episodes.”
Mojang has announced that a disc-based retail version of their smash Xbox Live Arcade hit Minecraft will be available on shelves on the 30th April for $19.99 USD. The game will also be hitting Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan in early June.
Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson revealed in a Reddit interview that he made around $101M, and he may buy a car with some of the money. Trick is, he has no driver's license yet.
Trion Worlds has announced that their action MMO Defiance will be launching on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on the 2nd April 2013, ahead of the television show's series launch on the 15th April.
Kalypso Media announces Haemimont's Omerta - City of Gangsters is now partners in virtual crime with MMORPG Omerta, which is a free-to-play gangster-themed browser game.
Launched in 2003 with 4.7 million registered users, Omerta lets Mafioso fans create their own crime families. Omerta - City of Gangsters will contain a voucher code for the MMO.
Trion Worlds has announced that preorders for their Sy-Fy-licensed action MMO Defiance are now available in North America for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3; preorders will include the usual array of bonuses. Defiance will also come in several editions, including the Standard, Collector's and Ultimate Editions as well as a Digital Deluxe edition.
Mojang has revealed that the Xbox Live Arcade version of their block building MMO Minecraft actually outsold its PC counterpart in the year 2012.
The collision of TV and video game with Trion Worlds' Defiance MMO has got some bulging co-op muscles, and the studio has released a new trailer of it striking some poses. The first beta event is close.
Running January 18-20 is the first closed beta session for PC and signups are still open. Future beta sessions may include Xbox 360 and PS3. The TV show premieres April 15th.
We've been informed by a few of our viewers that the Reported Attack Page Warning first seen during the Christmas holidays is still being displayed for people with version 17 of Firefox, but we just wanted to let everyone known that the problem is fixed on our end and this is a bug with Firefox that should be fixed tomorrow with the release of version 18.
Mojang has announced that their popular building block MMO Minecraft sold over 450K units across several platforms including PC, Mac OS, Xbox Live Arcade, Android and iOS.
Major Nelson has announced that the Minecraft documentary, titled Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, will exclusively premiere on Xbox Live Marketplace for Gold subscribers in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Belgium, Portugal, Austria, France, Finland and Sweden.
Mojang has announced that with the 5M unit sales of Minecraft - The Pocket Edition for iOS devices, the franchise has achieved over 17.5M unit sales. This includes the original Minecraft on PC and the Xbox Live Arcade release of the game.
In our interview with Nathan Richardson, Executive Producer for Trion Worlds' Defiance, we're told that you won't need to bounce yourself between the online game world and the SyFy TV show.
It's a third-person shooter in a large open-world that's "very story-driven" through solo and co-op missions. You don't lose anything but there's "added experience if you do both" the game and TV.
4J Studios has announced that the 160 Microsoft Point ($2 USD) Halloween skins downloadable content for the Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft raised over $770K for charity.
Happy Wars was supposed to be released today, but the only Happy Wars content on Xbox Live Marketplace is the game's trailer at the moment.
Developer Toylogic's action MMO Happy Wars will be arriving on Xbox Live Marketplace next week on the 12th October, and will be relatively free-to-play; that is, the game is free-to-play only for Xbox Live Gold members.
Mojang's addictive software toy Minecraft continues to dominate both Xbox Live Arcade and PC platforms, as the game has passed the 4M sales mark on XBLA, while the PC version can now be purchased in retail via game cards.
CastleMiner Z has usurped FortressCraft as the best selling Xbox Live Indie Game, having sold over 1M units since its release last November 2011.