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One day, TV will be all nerdy, all the time. Until then, Nerdist News is putting together a 30-minute pilot for SyFy, featuring its own brand of off-beat current events and silly gags. The Nerdist News TV show will air once a week, executive produced by Nerdist Industries CEO and @midnight host Ch...

April 3rd 2015 at 3:51pm 0 Comments
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Good news, Defiance fans: Your questions have been answered. Assuming that your questions were closely tied to the 12 questions answered here, of course. Otherwise your questions remain unanswered. But if you want to know more about expeditions or the upcoming Alcatraz hub, the answers have you cov...

January 26th 2015 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Tonight Syfy premieres its new series 12 Monkeys (based on the movie of the same name, and bring your Hue lightbulbs), but fans of the genre should also check out this trailer (click here to view it from outside the US) for another new show coming this year, The Expanse. The name comes from the aw...

January 16th 2015 at 8:44pm 0 Comments
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Sure, Philips' color-changing Hue light bulbs can give you calendar or weather reminders, but if you buy them for practical reasons, you're doing it wrong. To bust out their fun side, SyFy has just announced that its 12 Monkeys series, based on the cult Terry Gilliam film, will sync in time with t...

December 30th 2014 at 6:55am 0 Comments
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This week, enjoy the good things, if you can. Welcome to Barely Related, a conversational Friday column that presents the non-gaming news stories that we, the Joystiq staff, have been talking about over the past week. And no, we're not stopping our focus on industry and gaming news. Think of this...

December 5th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Defiance has received a free update called Aftermath that builds "off of the climactic season two TV finale," according to a Trion press release. There's new content that will "carry players across various locales from Silicon Valley to Paradise as the world teeters on the verge of all-out war betw...

November 25th 2014 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Xbox 360 players are no longer excluded from the Defiance party, as the game went free-to-play on the console yesterday. Players will need an Xbox Live gold membership to install the game for free, and they can then enjoy all of the content up through the aftermath of Season 2. Trion Worlds gave...

November 19th 2014 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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There was a time when the name Ridley Scott had film - and especially SciFi - fans salivating at the mouth. Unfortunately, after Gladiator, it's been mostly downhill, with Prometheus leaving a particularly sour taste. That's why you're entitled to be more wary than excited at the news that the Bla...

November 4th 2014 at 10:28pm 0 Comments
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Now that it's a certainty that Defiance's tie-in television series will be getting another season, are you eager to jump back into shooting things in the Silicon Valley? The Aftermath update is coming, and it will bring with it plenty of new things to shoot. Seven new missions will be added to the...

September 26th 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Good news for Defiance players who still believe strongly in the power of transmedia synergy: Syfy has elected to pick up the TV show for a third season. The series will return for a 13-episode season next year with Kevin Murphy as both executive producer and showrunner. Defiance averaged 2.7 mill...

September 25th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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If there's one message that Trion Worlds wants to get out about Defiance from PAX Prime this year, it's that the game is bursting with content and absolutely welcoming one and all to play. While we're still waiting for the conversion of the Xbox 360 version to free-to-play, PlayStation 3 and PC pl...

August 31st 2014 at 2:00pm 0 Comments