Atari/Cryptic have announced programs to both help bring in new players to their MMORPG Star Trek Online, and to keep players playing. In May they will be rolling out a loyalty program, a referral program for current gamers, and a free demo version of the game for those who are thinking of trying the game. Details below
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The folks behind Star Trek Online have released a new video showing off a mission at the famed "Deep Space Nine" space station. They have also released new images of the upcoming "Undine Terradome" mission. We also have a new interview with STO producer Craig Zinkievich. Check it all out in our latest STO update below.
On Thursday Cryptic will roll out the Star Trek Online Season 1.1 update and a new new Special Task Force Mission ("Undine Terradome"). And there are a couple of new STO videos, plus two more ships to show off. Check it all out below.
Star Trek Online is now two months old, and they are continuing to add more content. Today we have details and a promo for a new special task force mission and two new ships to show. Plus Cryptic offers some hope to console gamers. Get all the latest news in our STO update below.
Before the MMORPG Star Trek Online was released on PC, members of the Cryptic team had confirmed the game would eventually also be developed for at least one of the gaming consoles (XBox 360 and/or Playstation 3). However, not it appears that this will not happen, or at least no happen any time soon. STO’s executive producer has now confirmed that a console version is ‘on the back burner.’
When you begin playing the MMORPG Star Trek Online you start off with a basic starship, but as you progress through the game you get access to bigger, better and more specialized ships. Atari has just released a series of videos profiling five of these ships, you can check them out below. Plus we have all the latest STO updates and news, including the schedule of releases for April and May.
The ambitious new book "Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many" from ‘Jake Sisko’ and Michael A. Martin is arriving at book stores now. Pocket books uses an interesting format to tell the backstory for the new MMORPG Star Trek Online. Find out how it works out in our review below. Plus we have some news on Martin’s next Trek books.
Like any massive multiplayer game, the recently released game Star Trek Online has a learning curve. And this week there are some new videos out that can help you climb that curve, teaching you to improve your ground combat capabilities and your ship power management. Watch them below.
Star Trek Online’s first major content upgrade went online today. The "Season 1: Common Ground" patch includes new content for Klingon gameplay, Federation PvP, and more. Full details below, plus we have a new video showing off the "Special Task Force: The Cure" special task force mission.
The upcoming book "Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many" is an unusual tie-in to the new massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online, which is formatted as a series of interviews conducted by Jake Sisko telling personal histories of the time that is the background setting for the game. And now you can read chapter 1 below, which includes Jakes interview with Annika Hansen (aka 7of9).
On Thursday March 18th Cryptic and Atari will release their first major content update for Star Trek Online with "Season One: Common Ground." Today they released their second trailer showing off the new features, check it out below.
The market research company NPD has released its list of top selling PC games for February and the new massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online is in the top five, twice. Both the regular version of the game and the Collectors Edition made it on the shortlist. Could strong sales for STO help finally reawaken the world of Star Trek games?
The massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online is now a month old, and already the game is set to evolve with more content. Today we have a all the details on upcoming "Common Ground" content update, plus a video showing off some of the cool new additions to the game.
For those bargain hunters there are a couple of good Star Trek deals out there right now. First up is the Deal of the Day at Amazon to get Star Trek Online for almost half off. There are also some great Star Trek Blu-ray deals, including Best Buy discounts on the TOS Blu-ray seasons, now going for only $40 each.
Star Trek Online has been out just a few weeks, but the game continues to evolve and expand. Cryptic have now announced a new State of the game, which gives you a update as to what is next, including new ‘raid’ missions. We have full details on these ‘Special Task Force Missions’ including video and screenshots.
Species 8472 is back. Now called the ‘Undine’, the Borg butt-kicking tripods from from fluidic space have stepped from Star Trek: Voyager to the Star Trek Online massive multiplayer game. Atari have provided us with video, images and intel reports below.
On Sunday we reported on the record setting gathering of Star Trek fans in costume in the UK. Today we have videos from the event, which include who won some of the prizes at the event and some interviews. We also have video of a gathering of Star Wars fans also held in the UK over the weekend.
Today in London, Namco Bandai organized a world record attempt at the largest gathering of people in Star Trek costumes. The stunt was done to promote Star Trek Online in Europe and according to the people at Guinness, they set the record. TrekMovie has a full set of pictures from the event below.
The new massive multiplayer game Star Trek Online is only 10 days old, and Crytpic have just announced the first big addition of new content for the game, and it is all about The Borg. New episodes are being added to the game for higher level players to take on the collective. We have details, concept art, screenshots, video and ‘intel reports’ below.
Today wraps up the first week of Star Trek Online (since the head start began last Friday). Today we have a fan video showing off some cool TOS elements in STO. We also have a map of the galaxy, so you see where you can go in STO. All that and the latest links.
Last week we reported on the updated Pocket Books 2010 schedule for Star Trek books. We now have more details on the two books coming next month, with new synopses for "Star Trek Online: The Needs of the Many" and the Saavik-centric "Star Trek: Unspoken Truth". See below to find out what you can be reading in March.
The 100-page Issue 24 of the official Star Trek magazine is a "Klingon Special" which has a big focus on the Klingons and the new Star Trek Online Game (featuring Klingons back as the enemy of the Federation). TrekMovie has a first look, with excerpts from an interview with DS9’s J.G. Hertzler (Martok) and also excerpts from a feature on story behind Star Trek Online. We also have covers and some inside previews. Check it all out below.
The release week for Star Trek Online continues to be exciting. Today there is a new interview with Zachary Quinto talking about the game and more, plus Cryptic says that they don’t need to take on World of Warcraft to succeed with STO. All that and more in our latest STO update.
Star Trek Online got off to a big start yesterday (see previous article) and already Cryptic is talking about having to expand their server capacity to deal with the load. We have details on that plus info on a contest to make the best character backstory. Finally, we have video demo on using 3rd party voice control software with STO, allowing you to issue orders Star Trek style.
After years of waiting, the massive multiplayer game allowing you to play in a persistent universe of Trek’s 25th century is online, and according to Cryptic they have already logged in over 1 million registered accounts at the official websites. STO is also the top selling PC game Amazon. Cryptic has also added the first two purchasable in game items: playable Starfleet Klingons and Ferengi. More details below, plus a new ground combat video.
The world is getting ready for the official release of Star Trek Online tomorrow. But Cryptic are already working on what is going to come next (and dealing with issues from their ‘head start’). Details on those below, plus find out how to participate in a STO Costume record attempt in London, Midnight Gamestop events tonight and more.
Zachary Quinto caused a bit of a tempest earlier in the week with his comments in one interview about taking a break from Star Trek. In some new interviews promoting Star Trek Online, the actor goes into more detail on his plans for the near future, and how he plans to return to Trek after doing some of his own projects. Excerpts below.
Star Trek Online has its official launch on Tuesday February 2nd, however the ‘head start’ for the game went live just minutes ago. That means that anyone who pre-ordered the game can start playing today. To help get you started, we are posting a number of tutorial videos made by our friends at the STOked podcast.
When you first launch Star Trek Online you will be treated to an introduction to game narrated by Leonard Nimoy which explains some of the back-story and ties it into the 2009 Star Trek movie. This intro was one of the last elements of the game added to the beta over last weekend, and so a few fans captured it and put it online. Check it out below.
Now the the beta test for Star Trek Online is over (see earlier report) the game is preparing for its official launch next Tuesday (and ‘head start’ this Friday). Today Cryptic posted a new ‘state of the game’, including comments dealing with bugs, some details on new content, and hints for for the first big update of the game. Atari also announced a new promotion with SyFy, including a 2-day Star Trek (TNG & ENT) marathon. Details on all that below.