Star Trek Online C-Store Tribulations

Thousands of Trekkers finally took their first steps toward the "final frontier" in Star Trek Online yesterday. Developed by Cryptic Studios and published by Atari, the long-awaited MMO hit retail shelves and digital distribution yesterday, coinciding with its public server launch. Despite many of the fan community's qualms during Star Trek Online's beta-testing phase, the official release of the MMO was fairly well-received.

Nonetheless, yesterday opponents of Cryptic's dual-revenue model fueled the flames of discontent once again, after learning about the first couple of items offered in STO's "C-Store" (Cryptic's in-game, micro-transaction-based storefront).

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