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A look back (and forward) at PC Star Trek games

For a while in the late 1990s and the early 2000s, you couldn't throw a stick without hitting a new Star Trek PC game. It's hard to believe now, but just a few years ago there were all kinds of games based on Gene Roddenberry's creation spanning all five TV shows and all 10 films. First-person shooters, tactical space combat games, RTS titles (both land and space-based), adventure game titles and more were all available. Unfortunately nearly all of the games are discontinued, perhaps because the publishers of said games no longer have the rights to Star Trek.

Things have settled down since the rush of Trek games, but with the release of the new Star Trek reboot feature film on Thursday night there's a renewed interest in the sci-fi franchise. So, Big Download decided to engage in their own version of time travel by looking back at some of the Trek PC games and toward the future at two upcoming games, including the highly anticipated MMO game Star Trek Online.

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Cryptic Studios impacted by layoffs

Cryptic Studios appears to be the latest Embracer-owned company to be impacted by layoffs.

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Janeway Comes To Star Trek Online: Shadow’s Advance

Fans are getting their Janeway fix with the latest update. Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of online games, and Cryptic Studios announced Captain Janeway from Star Trek: Voyager will make her Star Trek Online debut in Shadow’s Advance.

Knightofelemia767d ago

Was never really a big Voyager fan I did watch it they reused a lot of the same story arcs time travel, slip stream, the borg, thrown closer to home. Best aliens I like that were introduced in the series were the Hirogen would love to see the Klingons take them on in a war.

Garethvk767d ago

The big issue was it was hard to have any consistency as you knew they were not going to mysteriously get home and Villains had to be infrequent as they were going through their space and would in time be out of range of their influence. There was a plan for the ship to get home via a new technology early in a mid season and then have them go to and from the Delta Quadrant and Federation as the story needed but that was nixed. I think not showing what happened when they actually set foot on Earth was a huge issue. I am hoping Picard addresses it.

Knightofelemia766d ago

There were plans to show a few episodes of what happened to the Voyager crew once they came back to the Alpha Quadrant but that fell through. Voyager was ok but it's not TNG or DS9 those two series I liked Enterprise with Scott Bakula was good I could never get into the Captain Kirk Star Trek that was before my time.

Garethvk766d ago

DS9 was great. I have not been able to get into Discovery. I do not like the characters or stories. I do not expect Xmas lights but the fact that it is 10 years before Kirk yet the ship is so much more advanced even before they went into time has not worked for me. Mainly dislike the characters. Prodigy lost me at the first episode but Lower Decks has grown on me and I have liked Picard.

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Star Trek Online Reveals Halloween Event

This looks like a fun events for fans of the game to get into the Halloween spirit. Starting today, Star Trek Online players can join the game’s first-ever Halloween event, The Fall of the Old Ones, on PC, Xbox and PlayStation consoles.