First Defiance gameplay trailer shows off massively-multiplayer bug shooting

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At PAX East today, Trion Worlds released the first ever gameplay footage of its upcoming cooperative MMO shooter Defiance. The video takes place in "a terraformed land reminiscent of the San Francisco Bay Area" and makes those in PC Gamer's South San Francisco office glad there are no such things as "Hellbugs," which make bed bugs seem awfully cuddly.

As if being a multi-platform (PC, 360, PS3) cooperative MMO shooter wasn't enough, Defiance is also a television series which will air on Syfy. According to Trion and Syfy, the show and game will influence each other, with "actions in both mediums driving the overall story." There's new information about the show on the official site.

MMO Defiance to star (actor starring as) Jesus Christ (in forthcoming film)

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Defiance is a smart looking MMO shooter being developed by Rift creators, Trion Worlds. The interesting, insanely ambitious bit? It's set to tie in closely with SyFy's upcoming TV series of the same name. Trion say today that the bloke above aka. Grant Bowler, will take the lead in the TV series, which means we'll probably get to /wave at him in the final game.

Defiance screenshots show first in-game images

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Defiance is an intriguing new MMO from Rift developer, Trion Worlds. It will be an open world shooter set on a post apocalyptic world shared by aliens and humans, and plans to tie in with the Syfy TV show of the same name. RPS have five new screenshots to add to the enigmatic E3 teaser trailer. You can read Josh's impressions from the E3 show floor, and see some of the promising concept art for the game here. You'll find the five new screens below.

E3 2011: Defiance trailer teases new MMO shooter

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You'll learn almost nothing about Defiance from the teaser trailer above, except that it's vaguely post-apocalyptic, and has big red animals in it. Behind that one minute flurry of ambiguity there's an intriguing idea for an MMO.

Defiance is a massively multiplayer shooter that will tie into the upcoming Defiance TV series on Syfy. It's being developed by Rift developers, Trion Worlds, who say that events in the show will affect the world of the game, and vice versa.

The TV series is being written by Rockne S. O'Bannon, whose previous work includes Warehouse 13, Alien Nation and Farscape. The game has been in development for three years. No release date yet.

Battlestar Galactica Online open beta kicks off on Feb 8

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An open beta for the upcoming, free-to-play Battlestar Galactica MMO is set to kick off on February 8. If you fancy some browser-based Cylon bashing, read on for details of how to apply for the beta, and a video of the game in action.