Apr 262012

Krypton Radio Newswire


Cryptic Studios, maker of the popular MMO’s Star Trek Online, Champions Online, Neverwinter, City of Heroes, and City of Villians; has issued a press release indicating that they have just recently discovered a serious breach of their security systems from 2010.



At Cryptic Studios, your privacy and security is important. As part of our ongoing efforts to monitor and enhance security, we recently detected evidence of an unauthorized access to one of our user databases. The unauthorized access occurred in December 2010, and evidence of this has just been uncovered due to increased security analysis. Continue reading »

Jan 192012
Cryptic Studio's STAR TREK ONLINE
 by Gene Turnbow
Cryptic Studio's STAR TREK ONLINE

Cryptic Studio's STAR TREK ONLINE

If you’ve been following the gaming news here on Krypton Radio, you may remember our article on the trend toward free-to-play MMO’s.  This seems to be the new  business model for online gaming: give enough of the game away for free that people get hooked on the experience and are willing to pay to get more of the same.  The Star Trek Online  MMO opened to mixed reviews almost a full year ago, but they seem to be listening to their customers and fixing some of the more glaring problems with the game – and removing some of the barrier to entry that was keeping many fans away.

Cryptic Studios’ Star Trek Online has adopted a tiered free-to-play (F2P) model where nonpaying “Silver” players will still get to have a robust Star Trek experience, while reserving some of the more advanced game features such as creating guilds and playing multiple characters for the players willing to shell out the monthly $14.99 subscription fee.

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