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After six years, Star Trek Online releases its most sought-after starship

Normally, it's not news when Star Trek Online releases a new playable starship. After all, over six years in operation Cryptic's Trek-themed MMO has added hundreds of ships to shoot aliens with. However, this is no normal ship. It's th...   read

 
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Behold Star Trek Online's console UI

Generally speaking, it's a good thing when a game is made available on both PC and console. Then again, it's not always an easy or smooth process, getting a game from one platform dynamic to the other, and many players are justifiably wary ...   read

 
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Why not gawp at Star Trek Online's new Original Series ships?

Star Trek Online's new Original Series-themed Agents of Yesterday expansion launches tomorrow, as you may know. The good news is that, just as with the rest of the game's expansions, all the missions and progression content will be ava...   read

 
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Star Trek Online's expansion launch trailer travels back from next week

I always get a little annoyed whenever a company debuts a "launch trailer" for their game more than 48 hours before the actual launch of a product. I know why they do it (i.e. to drum up hype, prompt some attention/preorders, etc.) but it j...   read

 
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Star Trek Online debuts its Original Series expansion in July

Summer may not be the final frontier, but space sure is, and if Star Trek Online has its way, you'll be able to get all "these are the voyages" up in the 23rd century soon. Cryptic Studios have announced that Agents of Yesterday, the n...   read

 
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Star Trek Online console editions won't have cross-play

Star Trek Online may only have just been announced for its console debut after nearly six years running on PC, but some questions still burn in the minds of veteran PC players wondering what the news might mean for them, and among curious c...   read

 
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Star Trek Online boldly goes to PS4 and Xbox One

Well, let's file this one under "Things I absolutely didn't see coming," shall we? When the folks at Cryptic began teasing a "big announcement" related to Star Trek Online, I figured it would be more news related to last week's big announce...   read

 
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Star Trek Online goes old-school with Agents of Yesterday expansion

Most Star Trek fans will know that this year marks the 50th Anniversary of the venerable sci-fi series. Fans of Star Trek Online - all one of me - will also know that developer Cryptic have been playing it close to the vest with regards to...   read

 
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Star Trek Online brings back alien Nazis in its Season 11.5 update

Star Trek Online is pretty cool if you're a fan of deep cuts from Star Trek lore. Name an episode from any of the TV series over the last fifty years and there's probably a reference to it tucked away in the game somewhere. The k...   read

 
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Star Trek Online kicks off its 6th anniversary celebrations

Star Trek Online turns six years old this week, and it's time for developer Cryptic to celebrate the fact as is the custom: By holding its yearly anniversary event. Players that log in between now and February 24th can participate in a...   read

 
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Star Trek Online hands out Back to the Future hoverboards

Are you tired of hearing news about Back to the Future day yet, especially now that it's technically over already? If you are...well, I'm sorry, but hey, this one might even be cool, because it comes from even further into the future - the ...   read

 
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Star Trek Online goes post-war in Season 11: New Dawn

For the five years it's been running, Star Trek Online's story has been one of a galaxy at war. First it was a war between the Federation and Klingon Empire, then between an alliance of the Federation, Klingons, and Romulans against the Bo...   read

 
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Star Trek Online starts summer event, answers important question

Indeed, Star Trek fans, the answer that's eluded us is finally here: Andorian chest hair is as white as fresh snowfall.   Now, you could go back to your business, or you could stick around Star Trek Online between today and July 1...   read

 
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Star Trek Online goes to (more) war in its Season 10 update

If we go by seasons, Star Trek Online has been the longest-running Star Trek-branded property of all, with the game's Season 10: The Iconian War update having gone live just this week. Of course, that's a bit of a cheat, as developer ...   read

 
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Star Trek Online resorts to time travel to boost recruitment in April

Ah, time travel. It's a staple of science fiction, and Star Trek has played host to more than a few yarns about tripping the light chronologic. Thus it's not unusual to see a few time-travel quests lodged into MMORPG Star Trek Online's miss...   read

 
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Star Trek Online establishes in-game memorials for Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy passed away last week. Though his legacy is broad and varied, most people know him best as Spock, Star Trek's most recognizable Vulcan. The same goes for the MMORPG Star Trek Online, as developer Cryptic Studios opened their c...   read

 
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Star Trek Online goes to the Delta Quadrant in October

Get your replicator rations ready, folks, because Star Trek Online is about to get itself catapulted by weird aliens to the Delta Quadrant, which was last visited in the 1990's by the Star Trek: Voyager TV series. The MMO's lates...   read

 
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Star Trek Online Season 9 goes live, gives peace a chance

Did you like Star Trek: Voyager? I know I did. And from the looks of things, Cryptic Studios does, too, as the newest big update of Star Trek Online titled "Season 9: A New Accord", involves quite a bit of content straight from the Delta Q...   read

 
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Star Trek Online's anniversary adds Tuvok, transformers

Believe it or not, Star Trek Online's been around for four whole years now, and on January 30th, they're opening their 4-Year Anniversary event to celebrate. To get players old and new hyped for that, the developers at Cryptic have set...   read

 
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Star Trek Online teases changes in Season 8.5

Did you know that Star Trek Online calls its major updates "Seasons"? It's as if the MMO were a TV show! That in mind, it's almost funny that it's also following TV trends with its latest update, which is called Season 8.5, almost like...   read

 
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Star Trek Online expansion coming in 2014

In Star Trek Online's latest blog post, Perfect World has teased that a new expansion for the MMO will be launching sometime in late 2014. The post, which serves as a sort of end-of-year summary, noted that 2013 has been the most succe...   read

 
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Star Trek Online details Season 8 update in a new trailer

It's almost time. Star Trek Online debuts its next free content update, titled Season 8: The Sphere on Tuesday, November 12th, and Cryptic are tickling Trekkies nacelles' with a new trailer, courtesy of Massively.com. The update ...   read

 
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Star Trek Online to add Dyson Spheres, dinosaurs

I must confess: Star Trek: Voyager was my "gateway" Star Trek. So no matter how bad you tell me it was - or how bad I realize it was, the adventures of Captain Janeway and the crew of the Federation starship Voyager will always ha...   read

 
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Star Trek Online debuts new summer event on Risa

Summer is here (for folks in temperate regions anyway), and even in the far future of the 25th century, that's time to party. At least, that's the kind of future Star Trek Online will be debuting, with the free-to-play MMO's first...   read

 
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Star Trek Online adds a new preorder ship, goofy clothes

Star Trek Online is less than a week out from its latest big free content update, Legacy of Romulus, which, as may be expected, will introduce the playable Romulan Republic faction and a new line of Romulan Warbirds to captain. A ...   read

 
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Star Trek Online decloaks Legacy Packs for its expansion

We're just about a month out until Star Trek Online gets a bunch of funny-foreheaded Vulcans stuffed into it for its Legacy of Romulus expansion, which is set to debut a whole new faction to step into the 25th century. Thankfully for ...   read

 
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Star Trek Online introduces Romulans in its May expansion

Big news for Star Trek fans of the MMO-playing persuasion, as Cryptic have decloaked the next big update to Star Trek Online. Titled "Legacy of Romulus", it's pretty much the largest single expansion since the game went Free-to-Play, as it...   read

 
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Fan makes third-anniversary trailer for Star Trek Online

YouTube user StoLilyGarrett is a big fan of Star Trek Online. So much of a fan that he has made his own trailer for each anniversary of the game. He makes these very nice-looking trailers using only in-game footage. Even if you don't ...   read

 
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New Star Trek Online update live, brings player starbases

Remember when Cryptic and Perfect World told you about their upcoming "Season 6" update to Star Trek Online? No? Well, it's up now, they've got a trailer to tell you all about it. In case you can't load it, the update's pretty big, and its...   read

 
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Making a new home in Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online's episodic additions are one aspect of the game that's generally been done right, especially thanks to player feedback. The latest series, Season Six: Under Siege, is bringing a new story, new equipment and most import...   read

 
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Cryptic discovers a security breach over a year old

Cryptic Studios informed Champions Online and Star Trek Online customers of a security breach today. Although Cryptic only just became aware of the breach, it actually happened in December 2010. Usernames, handles and encrypted passwords we...   read

 
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Captain's Log: Tribbles drank all of my Earl Grey

Despite its rough development, back in the beginning of 2010 I really did have high hopes for Star Trek Online. Lots of customization, being able to fight the Borg, playing a Klingon, I was giddy with anticipation. Then it launched and I sl...   read

 
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Star Trek Online turns 2, offers you the next Enterprise

Yeah, you read that right, nerds: The next starship Enterprise (registry code NCC-1701-F). Well, not the Enterprise itself, but an Odyssey-class Federation cruiser, the same model as the Enterprise-F. Players who show up at Star T...   read

 
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Star Trek Online is now free and the Ferengi are dismayed

As of today, trekking through the stars has become considerably cheaper, it's free actually. Cryptic Studios' Star Trek Online has officially shifted to a free-to-play model. You can download it now from Steam or STO's website and get star...   read

 
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Star Trek Online free-to-play early access underway

Surprising approximately no one, Star Trek Online announced last year that it was making the jump to free-to-play. Players with a current or past subscription have had access to the new model since January 5th, while everyone else will have...   read

 
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Star Trek Online going free-to-play January 17th, 2012

As reported a couple months ago Star Trek Online is still on track to becoming free-to-play. It's set to make the jump January 17th, 2012. It'll soon be joining the ranks among DC Universe Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Super Monday Nigh...   read

 
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The Final Frontier: Star Trek Online going Free-to-Play

Space: The Final Frontier. The voyages of the MMORPG Star Trek Online are about to head into some new space, as the game is set to board the Free-to-Play starship "by the end of 2011", said the Chief Financial Officer at Perfect World Enter...   read

 

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