star trek online

Official Site: Star Trek Online
Studio: Cryptic Studios/Perfect World Entertainment
Launch Date: February 2, 2010
Genre: Sci-Fi Themepark
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC

Here’s how Star Trek Online’s new gender- and species-swap token will work

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Star Trek Online's Unparalleled update isn't just about new story content and missions: It's also packing a major quality-of-life feature in the form of...

Perfect Ten: My top 10 favorite MMOs across two decades

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Normally in these Perfect Ten lists, I'm very outward-facing. I like to create lists that are as helpful or amusing as possible for others...

Star Trek Online preps an ‘endless’ Borg gauntlet for next week’s episode

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Antsy starship captains are about to have their hands very full when next week's Unparalleled episode drops into their waiting hands in Star Trek...

Star Trek Online announces Season 32 Unparalleled, starring Denise Crosby, for May 28

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It's been a couple of months now, but if you can remember the Cryptic dev stream back in March, you'll recall that the studio...
Sorry, guy.

Perfect Ten: 10 favorite features that pairs of popular MMOs share

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Even though all MMORPGs compete for our time, affection, and -- above all else -- money, it doesn't mean that they can't get along....

Embracer Group announces plans to split itself into ‘three standalone publicly listed entities’

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That's right, friends, Embracer Group is back in the business headlines again. Following the stated end of restructuring efforts, corporate leadership has now decided...

Star Trek Online reups its First Contact Day event today with returning activities and new rewards

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While First Contact Day is technically on April 5th, players of Star Trek Online will be celebrating the fictional historic event between April 11th...

The last remains of Perfect World Entertainment rebrand as Arc Games following Gearbox sale to Take-Two

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Don't look now, but the chunk of Gearbox that MMORPG players cared about is changing its name. Readers will recall that back in 2021, Embracer...

MMO Business Roundup: The Gearbox sale, GDC 2024, and layoffs for SEGA and Smilegate

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Welcome back to another quick roundup of some MMO and MMO-adjacent industry news! Embracer - The ailing games giant announced this morning that the rumored...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 463: WoW’s pirates storm the gangplank

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Justin and Bree discuss FFXIV Dawntrail, the Riot MMO, WoW Plunderstorm, the state of Cryptic and its MMOs (Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, Champions Online), ArcheAge 2's delay, Path of Exile 2's beta delay, and New World's next season, with adventures in Elder Scrolls Online, LOTRO, The Sims 4, and SWG Legends, plus a mailbag topic on rekindling the social magic of old MMORPGs.

Everything we learned about the future of Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, & Champions Online from Cryptic’s stream

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The knowledge that Cryptic's MMOs have been shunted off to a tiny European corner of the Embracer empire is not news to the MMO...
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Perfect Ten: MMOs with live-action media tie-ins

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Every so often I think to myself that a video game should get some kind of media adaptation before I come to my senses....
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Perfect Ten: MMOs where you can play as robots and cyborgs

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Robots are, let's face it, very important. You might say that's not true, and to that I say: When you get to write the...
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Cryptic CEO says Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, and Champions Online are safe in a ‘steady state’ for content cadence

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If you've been worried about the future of Star Trek Online, Neverwinter, or Champions Online recently... well, who can blame you? It's been a...

Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with interesting Guinness World Records

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I never quite know how much stock to put in Guinness World Records. I guess it's somewhere between "for amusement value" and "stone cold...

Embracer confirms layoffs of nearly 1400 people were part of efforts to ‘always maximize shareholder value’

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It's only mid-February but already we have a lead contender for most vile CEO quote of 2024: Embracer Group's third quarter fiscal report is...

One Shots: Sky control to Major Tom

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I have to imagine that there's no more stressful job in a galaxy far, far away than being an air traffic controller for Coruscant....

The Stream Team: Blowing up birthday Borg in Scorpion’s Abyss on Star Trek Online’s 14th anniversary

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Happy 14th anniversary, Star Trek Online! And Massively OP's MJ is celebrating by running the newest content, Scorpion's Abyss. This episode brings in Ezri...

Vague Patch Notes: Why we drift away from MMORPGs we still love

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Why did I stop playing Star Trek Online? Was it because there was some change made to the game that made it no longer...

Massively OP Podcast Episode 455: Odyssey to the abyss

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Justin and Bree discuss Riot's and Blizzard's layoffs, the death of Blizzard's Odyssey, Palworld, Kritika, The Day Before, and Star Trek Online, with adventures in Guild Wars 2 and City of Heroes, plus a mailbag topic on memorable fluff loot.

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