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2 years ago

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The RPG Scrollbars: Size Matters

Even by Blizzard's standards, The Mean Streets of Gadgetzan is taking the piss. In case you missed it, which I know you didn't, but work with me here, it's the newest Hearthstone expansion. The trailer is wonderful. The setting is a corrupt crime-town full of gangsters, hoodlums and mugs, all fighting for cash and control in a tongue-in-cheek mix of Lord of the Rings and…

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The RPG Scrollbars: Adventures In Spaaaaaaace!

Today, a little bit of heresy. I'm going to talk about adventure games. Specifically, about a thing I've always loved in them, when they offer the chance - that sense of being given a ship and a universe to explore. I get a shiver when I look at the star-map. I feel proud of my usually low-resolution, 256-colour VGA vessel. And yet, jump genres to…

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3 years ago

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The RPG Scrollbars: To Distant Shores

I'm on the road at the moment - not literally, that would make typing very dangerous - so unsurprisingly I've been pondering travel. Also regretting taking too long to see The Martian, and again being stunned by what Americans consider chocolate. But I can't think of even a tenuous connection between those and RPGs, so travel it is - and in particular, the rare joy…

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What Games Are Running Christmas Events?

HO HO HO. Christmas is practically upon us, and games eveywhere... well, mostly online... are joining the party. Whether they call it Winter Veil or Frostfell, it's a chance to deck the hubs with bonus XP and let everyone from elves to orcs don Santa hats and hand out treats to the good little wizards and barbarians. Here's a few of the events going on…

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Feature: The needs of the many outway the needs of the solo

The RPG Scrollbars: A Dip Into… Star Trek Online

There's no prizes for predicting this Christmas' biggest movie... but once everyone's seen Alvin And The Chipmunks in The Road Chip, there's a good chance they'll consider checking out the new Star War as well. What better time to check in on The Old Republic and... actually, no. For as Yoda once so vaguely commented, "There is another." I've been meaning to take a look…

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7 years ago

Cryptic Servers Hacked, You Know The Drill

It feels like it's been ages since a major game company reported a break in from a gang of keyboard-wielding malcontents - and for Star Trek Online and Neverwinter developer Cryptic, it actually has been ages. Well, not actual ages. There were no lances, moats, or trebuchets involved (to my knowledge), but today - in the Neo Future Space Year 2012 - Cryptic cautioned users about…

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Star Trek Online Now Free To Former Subs

It's a bit of a shame that we already did the "RPS Free To Read" joke, I feel like it would have been useful this morning. Anyway, the news is that Star Trek Online is nearing the freeness now shared by dozens of its MMO brethren. It's currently a limited roll out, as producer Stephen D’Angelo explains: "anyone with a lapsed subscription to Star Trek…

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Prospering? Star Trek Online F2P This Year

The unstoppable march of free-to-playification continues! Cryptic's Star Trek Online - which is published by Perfect World - will be free-to-play by the end of the year. According to this report on Perfect World's exciting Q2 earnings call, chief financial officer Kelvin Lau told investors: "Cryptic is working on the free-to-play model for Star Trek Online. This is going to be launched by the end…

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8 years ago

Atari Going Casual: Cryptic For Sale

It looks like Atari, recently the focus of negative attention after Test Drive Unlimited developer Eden Games went on strike due to their treatment, are looking to gather some more cash. Via PCG we see Gamespot spotted the news that the publisher is selling Cryptic, the studio behind Star Trek: Online and Champions: Online.

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Star Trek Online Season 2 Goes Boldly Forth

(trad.) Anyway, a big content patch for Star Trek Online has gone live. Subtitle "Ancient Enemies", we speculate it involves some enemies of ancientness. A scan of the content seems to confirm this, with a whole load of new Klingon missions involving the return of the Fek'ihri. Oh God, I hate those Fek'ihri. They really are shits. Perhaps more interesting to my Star-Trek-Online inexperienced-eyes is…

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9 years ago

The Year Ahead, Part One

Below is the first part of our intricate guide for PC gaming in 2010. There's a horde of muscular-looking titles on the horizon, many of them likely to stop you and demand your money, like ludological bandits. Meanwhile, others that we expected to land, such The Old Republic, have already fled to 2011. Read on as the clouds in our crystal ball roll back...

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Star Trek Online Open Beta Key NOW CLOSED

Update: And STOP! All 1000 have just gone. You'll know if you were successful very soon. We like to think we take care of you. For instance, if you were ever in trouble, we'd maybe look up from what we were doing. We also like to give you magical presents. So today we've got 1000 keys for the Star Trek Online open beta to give…

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Star Trek Online Open Beta Imminent

Set cliches to cliche, something about beaming, where no sentence has gone before. Cornish pasties for heads. Red jumpers. There - that meets the government required minimum quantity of Star Trek references, and a fine is once more avoided. The big news is: Star Trek Open Beta opens today (12th Jan) at 10am PST (2am proper time), letting all sorts of riff-raff into the universe.

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Star Trek Online’s Multi-Spocks

Hello! How are you? Uh-huh, yep, right, right. Me too! Yeah! Anyway, enough about that. Here's a few missed trailers for Star Trek Online, which is as much to remind myself that I've got a beta key lurking somewhere in my inbox as anything else. My PC's been dead - a case of motherboard lupus - since just before Christmas, see, and it's only been…

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STO: Klingons are PvP-Powered Class

The Star Trek Online forums have thrown up news of a neat piece of design for Klingon characters. Weirdly, the link seems to work from some pages and not others, randomly taking you to their front page. Anyway, what it reveals is that Klingon's will be PvP-focused, and while Federation classes can expect to advance through PvE missions, the Klingon player will need to do…

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STO: Explore, Discover, And Laser Dudes

The sheer amount of promotional materials pouring out of the Cryptic/Atari for Star Trek Online seems to suggest that MMO means to come out fighting. It's got some serious competition to go up against, even if we discount all the other bajillion games coming out in the early part of next year, there's going to be the looming threat of The Old Republic, which threatens…

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Attack Of The Foreheads: STO’s Klingons

Another peek at Cryptic's upcoming Star Trek Online, this time focusing on the Klingons and their motives for wanting to smack the Federation's ships up. They sound angry. Was it because they were left out of the new movie? I'd be sad about that, if I was a Klingon. Doesn't seem fair, really. Not quite sure why the guy in this trailer sounds like a…

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