Star Trek Games: The Star Trek Online MMPORG, video games, board games, slot machines and more
Since the first season of Star Trek, we’ve had games to simulate the adventures of the starship Enterprise. And why not? Who wouldn’t want to imagine crisscrossing a quarter of the galaxy, boldly going where no one has gone before? Even if it did all begin with a bunch of cardboard, dice and plastic tokens…
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When it comes to horror-survival games, few have the right to challenge Resident Evil's place at the top of the genre in terms of influenceSource: cbr.com
Having never promised an Xbox Series X showcase between its May and July Xbox 20/20 showcases, Xbox is skipping the month of June, and the experts think that it'Source: screenrant.com
In the finest cooperative video games, the fun comes from players learning to work together like a well-oiled machine, but only a few special co-op games can makeSource: screenrant.com
Since video games were created, some of them have been weird -- even the Mario games are a bit bizarreSource: cbr.com
Major changes are coming to the company’s core paid streaming service, ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish said during the company’s earnings call this morningSource: theverge.com
April 19: Actress Elinor Donahue ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman," "Father Knows Best") is 83. Keyboardist Alan Price of The Animals is 78. Actor Tim Curry is 74Source: timescolonist.com
There will be six different releases from Hero Collector this July, including five ships and a Star Trek: Enterprise character bustSource: trektoday.com
When you are one of the longest-running science fiction franchises in history, you are inevitably going to spawn a few video game spin-offsSource: screenrant.com
Fancy taking part in humanity's first meetup with aliens? You can simulate the experience in the popular video game "Star Trek Online" in celebration of the franchise's FirstSource: space.com
Star Trek: Picard debuted its first season finale this week on CBS All Access. The episode included the return of Capt. William Riker to active Starfleet dutySource: comicbook.com
Star Trek: Picard aired its first season finale on Thursday, and "Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2" brought a fan-favorite character back to active Starfleet dutySource: comicbook.com
Ahead of Thursday's Star Trek: Picardseason finale, star Patrick Stewart has shared a special message with Star Trek fansSource: comicbook.com
It isn't hyperbole to say that Star Trekis one of the most influential science fiction series of all timeSource: screenrant.com
On the final day of C2E2, for one day only, fans were treated to an hour of the Star Trek Enterprise's greatest captainSource: bleedingcool.com
The Star Trek Timeliners mobile device game just got a new rights owner in Tilting Point and a new studio in Boston to work on the gameSource: redshirtsalwaysdie.com
Star Trek Timelines is under new managementSource: comicbook.com
For 54 years, Star Trek has stood tall as one of the most loved sci-fi franchisesSource: cbr.com
On Tuesday, players on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 can join the Star Trek Online 10th-anniversary celebration. The new Star Trek Online: Legacy update is now live on consolesSource: comicbook.com
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, GameMaster "places 12 amateur, aspiring esports athletes under one roof where they will live together and compete for a $100,000 grand prizeSource: cbr.com
Taking MMO customization to new levels, an intrepid Star Trek Online player was found with his entire away team carefully created as the Justice League… plus Spider-ManSource: screenrant.com
Fair play, Star Trek Online, you've got meSource: space.com
Star Trek: Picard is the second new Star Trek series to debut on CBS All AccessSource: comicbook.com
Wikipedia lists three board games simply called “Star Trek” in the 1970s as TOS entered syndication and the ST collective began slowly assimilating fans, but along with the franchise itself didn’t really hit warp speed until the release of The Motion Picture. Milton Bradley’s game based on TMP was a top-seller; the company released a game based on seizing power within the Klingon Empire thereafter. Plus, in the post Star Wars-marketing universe, Star Trek entered the lands of pinball machines and casino slot machines.
The early 1980s saw the rise and brief cultural domination of IGT Star Trek slot games, had a few titles in this genre; speaking (writing?) as one who was there, however, the shoot ’em ups that these games inevitably became just never felt right – they weren’t *Star Trek* enough, you know?
With the explosion of ST TV programming in the late 1980s/90s, each series got its own board games, trivia games, UNO games for Cochrane’s sake. For gamers, this truly was the golden age of Star Trek games…
…until, of course, the personal computer could realistically be a household device. And then the internet. Seemingly 1,000 Star Trek-based games have hit the market in the 2000s and 10s, many featuring cast members of the various series. Most notable among the lot is the Star Trek Online MMORPG; first launched in 2012, its popularity remains high and upgrades seem to be released more and more often as further worlds are opened in official canon.
The point: Star Trek games come in many flavors and boast a history running fully parallel with the entire franchise. For example, the famous American slot maker, IGT has created for you, Star Trek fans a series of Star Trek slot machines, which you can find online and in Vegas. For the online game, check SlotsFree.com. For news and other information on Star Trek games and gaming, keep you eyes on this space for regular updates!