MMO Week in Review: Defiance's launch

Defiance
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Trion's trans-media-synergy MMOTPS Defiance launched Tuesday -- just ahead of its TV show debut next week -- to the usual smattering of launch-day bugs and issues. But on the whole, Massively's Jef found the game moderately appealing and potentially worth the dough for some light but brief MMO-shooter fun, as chronicled in his four-part launch impressions piece.

Read on for a look at the rest of Massively's top MMO stories from the past week.

GW2
Massively's guide to Guild Wars 2's Super Adventure Box
ArenaNet dev Josh Foreman on GW2's Super Adventure Box
Listen to the entire Guild Wars 2 Super Adventure Box soundtrack
Flameseeker Chronicles: NPCs and culling and beedogs, oh my

SWTOR
Six reasons Rise of the Hutt Cartel makes SWTOR better
Bolstering and brackets get a revamp in SWTOR's 2.0 update
Star Wars: The Old Republic shows off Makeb
SWTOR's legacy achievements in detail

WildStar
The Nexus Telegraph: Walking the WildStar path
WildStar explains gear modding

Neverwinter
Neverwinter open beta starts April 30th

Camelot Unchained
Camelot Unchained's Kickstarter is live
Camelot Unchained's Tuatha De Danann
Camelot Unchained and the trouble with rendering engines

Other top MMO stories
Disney shutters LucasArts
Jet Li: There's 'no good reason to debunk virtual gaming as a sport'
38 Studios may have 'actively masked' its financial hardship
Massively Exclusive: Aion 4.0 launches in June
Final Fantasy XIV shifts into second closed beta phase
RuneScape 3 beta registration starts April 3
Dealing with emotional stress in League of Legends
Activision's pursuit of photorealism
World of Tanks 8.5 offers premium features to free players
Five awesome MMOs for exploration
Diablo III gets massive multiplayer improvements in 1.0.8
Nexon closing North American Dungeon Fighter Online
Rumor: Titan might be a time-traveling, earthbound MMO
Hammerpoint acknowledges War Z security breach
Game of Thrones Ascent ties updates to Season 3

WoW Insider
And from our sister site, WoW Insider...
These alpha screenshots aren't quite the World of Warcraft you used to know
Are you a god? Why WoW, and every game, has to suck
Zarhym on why Blizzard didn't do an April Fools' Day joke
What optional means in World of Warcraft
BlizzCon tickets go on sale April 24 and 27
Ten things I learned from playing WoW with my seven-year-old

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