Trion Worlds’ Defiance MMO Off to a Rocky Start, Socially Inept

Posted by | April 10, 2013

The new Syfy Channel science fiction show Defiance debut recently as well as the launch of their MMO partnered with Trion Worlds. While the beta went fairly well, like most launches it left Trion’s servers battleworn and scarred and many customers left out in the cold. So far, glitches have affected their chat system, voice system, and even logins to such an extent that when the game is playable it’s a well-populated land-of-hungry-ghosts. Assistant editor for SiliconANGLE, Kyt Dotson, gives a run-down of the social failure of Defiance.


SyFy’s WCG Ultimate Gamer show a little bit of a dud

Posted by | August 25, 2010

I would like to direct everyone over to an article by Kit Dotson at SiliconANGLE about SyFy Channel’s second season of WCG Ultimate Gamer.

So I watched the second season opener for SyFy’s WCG Ultimate Gamer reality show last Friday. (Starting this autumn, it airs on SyFy channel, Thursday nights at 11pm.) I haven’t had a chance to check out the first season, so as I watched it buffer up on Hulu I expected the staid reality show formula: manufactured drama, Machiavellian political maneuvering, two arbitrarily formed teams, and some sort of single elimination culminating in a walk of shame for some poor schlub at the end of the show. When it came to this angle, SyFy Ultimate Gamer did not disappoint me.

But, much like CrunchGear reviewer, Nicholas Deleon, it did let me down when it came down to pure