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Neverwinter Is Making The Plunge & Heading To The PS4 This Summer
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Thursday, 2nd of June 2016 - 09:00 PM ]
Neverwinter It has just been announced that Neverwinter is making the move over to the PS4 and all of Neverwinter's expansions will be coming with it It looks like the PS4 crowd is finally going to get a great taste of Dungeons & Dragons as Neverwinter is finally making its debut on the platform. Only a few years after Cryptic brought the MMO to the PC and a year after it made its way to the Xbox One but none the less it is coming. Neverwinter is coming and it is slated for sometime this Summer at its current pace. Read More...
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Star Trek Online Boldly Goes Toward Consoles This Fall
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Thursday, 12th of May 2016 - 05:00 PM ]
Star Trek Long running Star Trek Online MMO is now heading to the PS4 and Xbox One so more players can experience the Star Trek free-to-play title It's only been about six months in the waiting but now it looks like Star Trek Online is making the voyage to the PS4 and Xbox One. This is something that Perfect World and Cryptic had in the cards since the consoles that could handle the game's engine popped up and we will be seeing it again this Fall. As an added bonus here too, Star Trek Online will also be keeping its Free-To-Play model during the leap so there will be no worry about having to shell out for a game here to play a massive version of "catch up." It does seem a bit odd that it took this long for Star Trek Online to try and make the jump over to the console world but given the controls and UI of the PC version I think it is safe to say that we can blame it on that. Read More...
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E3 2012 Hands On: Neverwinter
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Wednesday, 13th of June 2012 - 11:29 PM ]
Talk about another title that wasn't on my radar until I got a chance to sit down and actually have some good hands on with. The title in the instance is Neverwinter. Another attempt at making the perfect version of Dungeons&Dragons into an interactive video game. In this attempt though, I feel that they are just about spot on with what I was able to play. Just as a heads up, I was only able to get handsie with the Wizard class, although it felt more like a Sorcerer. The first thing I have to say that impressed me was the fact that the game deviates from the "tab" based combat system and takes on a very active based one. Read More...
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Star Trek Online Goes Free To Play
by Corey Dockendorf [ Thursday, 8th of September 2011 - 10:58 PM ]
Cryptic Studios has just announced that it's highly acclaimed MMORPG Star Trek Online will be free-to-play before the end of this year. The game will also be downloadable and playable at no cost! "In addition to seeking out new life and exploring strange new civilizations, part of our continuing mission for Star Trek Online is to expand and improve," said Jack Emmert, CEO, Cryptic Studios. "Transitioning to a free-to-play model is a natural way to share all we've built with a broader community of players and we couldn't be more excited." So later this year we will see STO go free-to-play, with features that include customizing avatars, crews and ships just like normal and no limitations to the galaxy they wish to explore. Read More...
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Neverwinter's New E3 Trailer
by Corey Dockendorf [ Wednesday, 8th of June 2011 - 04:30 PM ]
I haven't had much luck with Dungeons and Dragons games lately, but for some reason I am still really excited for Neverwinter. The last time I talked about Neverwinter was in August of last year. At that time, all we had was a place holder website and a few comments from Cryptic Studios. We finally get our first look at Dungeons and Dragons: Neverwinter at E3 this year, and I can say one thing for sure - it looks like Dungeons and Dragons. So there you have it, another Dungeons and Dragons title by Atari. I was a little more excited for this title before I played Daggerdale, but hopefully Cryptic Studios will not let this product fall by the wayside. Read More...
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Cryptic Studios Announces Neverwinter
by Corey Dockendorf [ Monday, 23rd of August 2010 - 06:06 PM ]
Atari, and Cryptic Studios, the team that brought you City of Heroes, Champions Online and the latest Star Trek Online have announced that they are developing the latest title in the Neverwinter genre for the PC called "Neverwinter." Neverwinter will be an online RPG based on the Wizards of the Coast city of Neverwinter. Once a bustling location, Neverwinter has faced a great many disasters in the past hundred years. Rule of the city remains unclear following the unfortunate demise of the last Lord of Neverwinter and factions still battle for dominance after the all-consuming Spellplague took a high toll on the population. Read More...
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AggroReview: Star Trek Online
by Binh Nguyen [ Monday, 8th of March 2010 - 06:51 PM ]
Binh and Corey record the first ever AggroReview for Cryptic (which we forgot to mention...Sorry Cryptic) Star Trek Online. We discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly with the newly released MMO. Please leave your questions, comments and concerns and thanks for listening to AggroReview*note* if you do not see the player at first give it a minute and it will appear. Read More...
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You will be assimilated, Resistance is Futile
by Corey Dockendorf [ Friday, 15th of January 2010 - 08:05 PM ]
Cryptic Studios has finally announced the subscription plan information for Star Trek Online.  With the game being released February 2nd, players who have already pre-ordered the game will get discounted subscription offers and exclusive content.  Subscription models are always the make or break deal for MMO's.  With so many free online games out there to play and with pay to play business models already in place, MMO companies are starting to offer incentives to those willing to sign on for a longer subscription.  Here are the newly offered subscription options:Lifetime Subscription:$239 gets youLifetime AccessPlayable Borg2 additional character slots12 month Subscription$119. Read More...
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Get Your Star Trek Beta Key... If You're Lucky
by Binh Nguyen [ Friday, 25th of September 2009 - 11:55 AM ]
Are you a hardcore Trekkie or maybe you are one of those excited for Star Trek Online? Maybe you have been wondering how you can get a Beta key for this eagerly awaited MMO. Well wait no further as Alltern8.com, the world's first online publication, community, and resource built by and for the consumer, announced that for one week only beginning September 24th, gamers have the opportunity to win an exclusive Beta Key for Star Trek Online. Go boldly go around the Star Trek universe as you pioneer your own destiny as Captain of a Starfleet Federation starship. Or if you want, become a warrior of the Klingon empire. Read More...
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Review: Champions Online
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Monday, 21st of September 2009 - 08:31 PM ]
Hello and welcome to Millennium City. Don your tights, cape, and/or power armor and take up the good fight to save the city and in turn, the world. That is the premise of Cryptic Studios' new MMORPG Champions Online. Champions being a very popular table top RPG system and Cryptic being best known for their City of Heroes/Villains MMO. How could this paring go wrong at all? It didn't in the very least. Read More...
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Screen Shots Like Tribbles
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Thursday, 30th of July 2009 - 09:52 PM ]
53 Shots From Star Trek Online Just when you think things are about to go quiet and cold for the elusive Star Trek Online, a plethora of things come flying out from Cryptic. It almost seems like they really did have an invasion of tribbles that somehow mingled with their screen shots and just kept multiplying. They have gone from releasing just a few shots with numbers of around 6 to the 53 that you will see below. Either that or their PR team has been sitting on these since before E3 and just now thought, "Maybe we should release them now. Read More...
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Screen Shots Set To Stun
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Tuesday, 24th of February 2009 - 06:11 PM ]
New Screens For Star Trek Online There has been some more screen shots released into the wild for our consumption for Cryptic's new game Star Trek Online. Nothing really all that ground breaking except for the fact that there are a few more shots that are not of the space scenes of the game. Something that has been kind of rare from the past shots that have snuck out into the wild. I am still kind of curious on exactly how this game will actually look during play. These shots, much like the ones in the past, look a lot like concept shots, but then you can also see how they could be shots from the game. Read More...
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Set Phasers To MMO
by David 'Hades' Becker [ Monday, 28th of July 2008 - 08:59 PM ]
Star Trek Online So I frequent the Cryptic Studios stuff now and again, forums and booths at conventions. Hell, on Saturday, I even went to their VIP party for City of Heroes players and Devs. Please don't ask how it was. But this was something that kind of caught me off guard. In fact, I didn't know it was under their belt until today when they turned on their interwebs for the game sit and posted screen shots. The game? Well the title said it, Star Trek Online. Read More...
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