In our weekly update on the MMORPG Star Trek Online we take a look at some of the looming competition for the game, including new trailers from E3. There are also some cool new C-Store items and a new STOked vidcast focused on ground combat.
New Cryptic Store Items
This week Cryptic added a whole bunch of new items to the Cryptic Store for you to customize your character or ship, including ways for you to turn your 25th century adventure into something old-school. Check out all the new items at www.startrekonline.com/store.
New E3 Trailers for STO Competition: Star Wars, BSG and more space MMO’s coming
While the universe of massive multiplayer games is dominated by fantasy-style titles, "Star Trek Online" has some competition coming up in the world of space-based MMOs, some of which showed off new trailers this week at the E3 gaming show. Probably the biggest threat to STO will be the upcoming Star Wars MMO, but it isn’t the only one. Let’s take a look at the new trailers.
Star Wars: The Old Republic (Release: Spring 2011)
PC-based, from BioWare
Battlestar Galactica Online (Release: Fall 2010)
Browser-based, Free-to-play, from Bigpoint
Black Prophecy (Release: Unknown, currently in closed beta)
Free-to-play, from Reakktor Media
Jumpgate Evolution (Release: Unknown, originally slated for 2009)
PC-based, from Codemasters
STOked takes a look at ground combat
This week’s episode of the STOked video podcast focuses on what is said to be STO’s weakest link, ground combat.
If you want to give Star Trek Online a go without buying it, you can play a demo of the game for an unlimited amount of time (with some restrictions) and includes the “Stranded in Space” mission. More info and demo download at startrekonline.com/demo
If you want to get into the 25th century and play Star Trek Online it is available at Amazon discounted currently for less than $27 (or $48 for the collectors edition), and that includes a one month subscription.