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Star Trek Online Players Can 3D Print Their Starships

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September 15, 2016 – Expanding into the physical universe, the free-to-play MMORPG, Star Trek Online, is bringing in-game starships to life! Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have just announced a partnership with 3D printing company, Eucl3d, which gives captains the ability to customize and print 3D models of their very own ships. Soon players will be able to print any of the starships they own in game with all of Star Trek Online’s customization options, from personalized ship names, colors, shield skins, to entire ship sections like saucers, engines or anything else that is available in our expansive ship editor. Star Trek Online currently offers over 400 ships, giving captains millions of different customization possibilities to choose from. Ships will be printed into detailed 12” 3D models using the latest in full-color 3D printing technology and shipped to doorsteps all across the world. Additional details on pricing and availability will be released soon.

To learn more about Star Trek Online’s partnership with Eucl3d, please visit:

Eucl3D was founded with one goal in mind: making 3D printing easy. They have developed unique technology that transforms 3D models from virtual worlds, like video games and VR, into consumer ready products, made on demand by 3D printers. Founded by three former UC Berkeley students with a passion for gaming and technology, Eucl3D is breaking down the barrier that exists between what we see on a screen and what we can have in physical form.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online, players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit www.playstartrekonline.com.

Star Trek Online Agents of Yesterday Launches

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 6, 2016 Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday is now available. In celebration of Star Trek: The Original Series’ 50th anniversary, the game’s third official expansion sends players back in time to create new Captains in that era, fly classic Starships and experience new episodes inspired by the television series that started it all. As a Captain from The Original Series, players will participate in new task force missions, interact with iconic characters voiced by original Trek actors and command era-appropriate ships, including the Enterprise, Constitution-class starship.

Agents of Yesterday sends players on a mission to save the future by protecting the past. The expansion allows players to create a brand-new Captain from Star Trek: The Original Series, the quintessential television show that gave way to one of the most popular science-fiction franchises of all time. Captains can explore planets taken directly from the show, while commanding one of several 23rd Century starships, including the classic Enterprise, Constitution-class starship and many other designs inspired by the classic aesthetic. All of the Star Trek timelines and universes collide when enemies threaten to destroy the past, calling for the recruitment of Star Trek Online’s bravest to become Temporal Agents and defend our very existence.

Agents of Yesterday introduces an exciting cast of characters, voiced by belovedStar Trek actors. This includes Star Trek: The Original Series’ Chekov, played by Walter Koenig and Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott, voiced by Chris Doohan, son of James Doohan. The expansion also features Admiral Leeta from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, reprised by Chase Masterson and Temporal Agent Daniels from Star Trek: Enterprise, played by Matt Winston. Actor Joseph Gatt will also make hisStar Trek Online debut as cyborg crewman 0718 from Star Trek Into Darkness. In addition to a new cast of characters, Agents of Yesterday also introduces a new specialization tree and new task force missions.

A full list of the expansion’s features include:

  • New Episodes – Players can access the new tutorial section to start their journey as a Captain from Star Trek: The Original Series and experience over a dozen new missions.
  • New Starships – Agents of Yesterday includes over a dozen new starships from every era, from the famous 23rd Century Constitution-class Cruiser to the 31st Century Chronos-class Temporal Dreadnought.
  • New Specialization Tree – After becoming a Temporal Agent, players can manipulate time to ensure the timeline is protected against those trying to destroy the past.
  • New Special Task Force Missions – This new feature allows Captains to team up with other members of the community to take on all-new challenges in space and on ground.
  • An All-Trek Cast – The expansion features Chekov, Daniels, and more characters straight from the TV shows and movies voiced by the original actors.
  • New Universe to Explore – Agents of Yesterday features content, actors and themes from the Kelvin Timeline, the universe which the 2009 and 2013 Star Trek films are based on.

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC and will launch on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in fall 2016.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit http://startrekonline.com.

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Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday Launch Trailer

June 28, 2016 – Star Trek Online players will be transported back in time to command starships straight from Star Trek: The Original Series and become Temporal Agents when the game’s third expansion, Agents of Yesterday, launches on July 6.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, Agents of Yesterday invites players to embark on a journey through time and space as the Captain of an era-appropriate ship from the series that started it all. The expansion also brings all of the Star Trek timelines and universes together by sending players on a mission to the past to save the future as Temporal Agents. In addition, Agents of Yesterday introduces more than a dozen new starships and several new featured episodes, starring beloved characters from several different Star Trek series, including Chekov (Walter Koenig), Scotty (Chris Doohan), Admiral Leeta (Chase Masterson) and Agent Daniels (Matt Winston).

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species. Star Trek Online is currently available on PC and will launch on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One in fall 2016.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit http://startrekonline.com.

Anarchy Online Turns 15

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Oslo, Norway – June 27th, 2016Funcom is excited to announce that ‘Anarchy Online’, the first Sci-Fi MMORPG and one of the longest-running titles in the genre, celebrates its 15th anniversary today!

As part of the celebration, Funcom invites everyone who has ever played ‘Anarchy Online’ to join in the festivities between June 23rd and July 11th(regardless of current Membership status).  New Membership offers, with brand new armor pieces, login rewards and the Desert Rider event are also part of the grand 15th anniversary celebration!

Included with the anniversary is an all new Game Update which changes the Player vs Player attack windows on Notum Tower fields, where players battle for dominance over the planet Rubi-Ka. The update also introduces a new Research Line for end-game players, with powerful skill increases, and adds new Veteran Shop rewards with bonus Veteran Points for existing members.

“I wish to thank everyone who has been part of this extraordinary journey,” said ‘Anarchy Online’ Lead Designer Henry Senger.  “Anarchy Online’s incredible community has always been the heart and soul of the game, and I also wish to thank everyone who will continue the adventure with us, so we may go on for another 15 years!”

Released in 2001, ‘Anarchy Online’ shaped the face of the MMORPG genre with its Science-Fiction setting and innovative features, including dynamic missions, item levels, and instancing.  A Beta version of a new ‘Anarchy Online’ rendering engine was released last year, and thousands upon thousands of players continue to explore the world of Rubi-ka today.

For more information about ‘Anarchy Online’ or to play for free, please visit the official website at http://www.anarchy-online.com/.

Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday Official Trailer

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – May 5, 2016 Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announcedStar Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday – the third expansion for the Star Trekthemed free-to-play MMORPG. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Star Trek: The Original Series, Agents of Yesterday will allow players to create a new Captain in the timeline of Star Trek: The Original Series, where they will take command of an era appropriate ship and begin their new adventure! Launching in Summer 2016, the third expansion also introduces two well-known characters from Star Trek: The Original Series, five new ships, plus the iconic Enterprise, Constitution class starship.

Watch the official announcement trailer for Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday:https://youtu.be/wE0PARmn6x0

More assets for Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday can be found here:https://perfectworld.box.com/v/AgentsOfYesterdayAnnounce

Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday brings Star Trek fans and Star Trek Onlineplayers closer to Star Trek: The Original Series – the beloved series that served as the buildings blocks of one of the most popular science-fiction franchises. The expansion harkens back to key themes from Star Trek: The Original Series, including the search for new life and new civilizations. Fans will be able to take on the role of a Captain from Star Trek: The Original Series and visit multiple locations taken directly from the show, including Taurus VII and Edren (the Gorn Rock Planet). In Agents of Yesterday, five new TOS-era playable starships will also join the classic Enterprise, Constitution class starship, including the Daedalus class Science Vessel. In an effort to immerse players even more intoStar Trek: The Original Series, Walter Koenig and Chris Doohan, son of James Doohan, will bring both Chekov and Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott to life in Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.

“Star Trek Online has been able to explore other eras in the franchise from Star Trek: Enterprise to Star Trek: Voyager, while continuing to add to the core Star Trek narrative,” said Steve Ricossa, executive producer of Star Trek Online. “The 50th Anniversary of Star Trek presents a unique opportunity and challenge for our team, to faithfully venture back in time to one of the most iconic science-fiction settings and eras in television history. Combining Star Trek: The Original Serieswith Star Trek Online allows us to take players on some new and unique adventures in a time period that is beloved by fans.”

Star Trek Online is a free-to-play massively multiplayer online game where players can pioneer their own destiny as Captain of a Federation starship, become a Klingon Warrior and champion the Empire through the far reaches of the galaxy, or rebuild the Romulan legacy as the commander of a Romulan Republic Warbird. Its last expansion, Star Trek Online: Delta Rising, brought players into the Delta Quadrant and reintroduced them to iconic members from the Star Trek: Voyager cast including Seven of Nine, The Doctor, Harry Kim, Neelix and Tuvok. In Star Trek Online players have the opportunity to visit iconic locations from the popular Star Trek universe, reach out to unexplored star systems and make contact with new alien species.

To download and play Star Trek Online today for free, visit http://startrekonline.com.

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The Elder Scrolls Online Dark Brotherhood Release Date

April 25, 2016 – Today we released additional details for The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited’s upcoming DLC game pack, Dark Brotherhood.

Dark Brotherhood will launch on May 31st for PC/Mac and June 14th for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Dark Brotherhood is included with an active ESO Plus membership or will be available for 2,000 crowns via the ESO Crown Store.

With the return of the Dark Brotherhood, no one in Tamriel is safe. In Dark Brotherhood, the latest DLC game pack for the award-winning The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited,  join the infamous guild of assassins and return to the Gold Coast, a zone not seen since TES:IV Oblivion. Become the deadliest assassin with a new and exclusive passive skill-line, defend the Brotherhood against a mysterious foe in hours of new story content, prove your skill for homicide in new repeatable assassination quests, and more! Dripping with new content, one thing is certain in Dark Brotherhood: blood will flow.

PC Players can experience Dark Brotherhood prior to release on the ESO PTS (Public Test Server) beginning today.

Additional DLC Details:

A Covenant of Blood and Shadows

Join the merciless Dark Brotherhood of the Gold Coast, prowling in the shadows cast by the two great powers of the region. Though at the height of their power, the Dark Brotherhood faces a grave threat in the form of a mysterious black-armored warrior capable of bringing down their best agents. Venture forth for another exciting chapter of The Elder Scrolls Online as you carve a bloody swath across Tamriel in the name of the Dark Brotherhood!

Explore the Gold Coast

The westernmost region of Cyrodiil, the Gold Coast, was last seen by Elder Scrolls players in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Come explore the cities of Anvil and Kvatch during the Interregnum, when the region is awash in intrigue and deadly conspiracies!

Murder for Profit

Sometimes the best way to deal with a troublesome person is permanent removal. As a Dark Brotherhood assassin, you’ll be tasked to fill that need. From simple assassination contracts to killing sprees on the blood-soaked streets of Tamriel’s sprawling cities, carve your path into the good graces of the Dark Brotherhood. The truly skilled may engage in special missions at the behest of their dark masters and fulfill a Black Sacrament, slaying a victim named by the Night Mother herself.

New Assassins’ Passive Skills

This all-new skill line relates to murdering citizens and allowing the Shadows of Sithis to protect you from suffering consequences. Because those deaths were sanctioned by Sithis, you are the hand of the Void; you are the embodiment of death itself. The rules of Justice are for those bound by Nirn, not those who are directed by the ideals of Sithis.

Dark Brotherhood-Exclusive Rewards and Items
Earn new items through in-game quests and browse Dark Brotherhood-themed items coming to the Crown Store soon.

The Legion Invades World of Warcraft on August 30

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IRVINE, Calif.—April 18, 2016The great enemy of Azeroth is back, and soon the kingdoms of the Horde and the Alliance will be consumed in a storm of fel fire. Starting August 30, realms will shatter, heroes will fall, and the world will stand on the brink of destruction with the launch of World of Warcraft®: Legion™, the sixth expansion for Blizzard Entertainment’s acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Defenders of the Alliance and the Horde can steel themselves for the return of the demonic armies of the Burning Legion by pre-purchasing World of Warcraft: Legion digitally at www.wowlegion.com. Players who pre-purchase will unlock an instant level-100 character boost, as well as early access to the Demon Hunter—Legion’s dexterous and deadly new hero class—prior to the expansion’s release.†

Legion opens a dark and thrilling new chapter in one of the Warcraft series’ greatest conflicts, and things will never be the same for some of Azeroth’s most iconic heroes and villains,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “This expansion is loaded with features and content that give players whole new ways to explore the world and customize their heroes. We’re looking forward to sending everyone into battle against the Burning Legion this August.”

In this expansion chronicling the events following Warlords of Draenor, all hellfire breaks loose when the warlock Gul’dan, betrayer of the orcs and twisted servant of the Burning Legion, unleashes a demonic invasion force upon Azeroth unlike any the Horde and the Alliance have ever faced. To save their world from annihilation, heroes must unlock the mysteries of the mythic Broken Isles, master powerful Artifact weapons, and strike a forbidden pact with the Demon Hunters of the Illidari—vengeful disciples of the dreaded Illidan Stormrage.

Pre-purchase Now and Prepare for the Invasion

World of Warcraft: Legion will be available in a Standard Edition (physical and digital versions available; SRP $49.99). Players also have the option to upgrade their pre-purchase to the Digital Deluxe Edition (SRP $69.99), which contains a hoard of in-game bonuses for a variety of Blizzard games, including an Illidari Felstalker mount and pet for World of Warcraft, a Felstalker mount for Heroes of the Storm®, a helm transmog and wings for Diablo® III, and a pair of fel-infused StarCraft® II portraits.

Players who pre-purchase either the digital Standard Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition of Legion through www.wowlegion.com will be able to immediately† boost one character to level 100, allowing them to experience the latest World of Warcraft content alongside their friends.††

Pre-purchasing Legion will also grant early access to the Demon Hunter prior to the expansion’s release.† During the pre-launch early-access period, players will be able to complete the Demon Hunter’s unique starting experience on the shattered, Legion-corrupted world of Mardum and achieve level 100, leaving them fully prepared to join their allies on the Broken Isles the moment the expansion launches. Further details on the upcoming Demon Hunter early-access period, including the timing and duration, will be announced at a later date.

World of Warcraft: Legion will also be available in a retail-only Collector’s Edition (SRP $89.99), which includes the digital bonuses from the Digital Deluxe Edition along with a full-color hardcover art book, a behind-the-scenes two-disc Blu-ray/DVD set, a CD soundtrack, and a Legion mouse pad. Supplies are limited; players should check with their local retailer for preorder details and availability.

World of Warcraft: Legion Features

World of Warcraft: Legion is filled with features and content that will transform Azeroth’s heroes into Legion-slaying avatars of vengeance, including:

  • New Hero Class: Demon Hunter—Unleash the demon within as an all-new melee hero class gifted with preternatural mobility—and the ability to metamorphose into hellish new forms.
  • New Feature: Artifact Weapons—Smite the Legion with class-specific weapons of lore. Unlock abilities and traits, and customize your weapon to suit your needs.
  • New Continent: The Broken Isles—Discover the fate of a lost night elf civilization, confront twisted fragments of the Emerald Nightmare, and hunt agents of the Legion in all-new zones. Forge your own path through the Broken Isles as you explore content that dynamically scales to your level.
  • Boost to Level 100—Come fully prepared to battle the Legion with a level-100 character boost, and fight alongside your friends in this epic new chapter of World of Warcraft—available immediately upon pre-purchase†.
  • New Feature: Class Hall—Gather with fellow members of your class and unite followers of your order—including iconic characters from Warcraft lore—to carry out missions at your command.
  • New PvP Honor System—Fight for fame, glory, and a range of new PvP-specific powers as you face the opposing faction in Arenas and Battlegrounds.

For more information about World of Warcraft: Legion or to sign up for the upcoming beta test, visit www.wowlegion.com.

With multiple games in development, Blizzard has numerous positions currently available—visit http://jobs.blizzard.com for more information and to learn how to apply.

†Players upgrading from World of Warcraft Starter Edition must wait for trial restrictions to be removed (up to 72 hours) before using character boost. Demon Hunter early access timing will be announced at a later date. Only one Demon Hunter per realm (per account); requires at least one level-70 character on realm.

††Corresponding World of Warcraft expansions required.

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire Disavowed Trailer

February 18, 2016 – BioWareTM and Lucasfilm today announced the release date of the next chapter in the episodic expansion story, Star WarsTM: The Old RepublicTM – Knights of the Fallen Empire. Disavowed follows the Outlander’s story beyond Anarchy in Paradise and re-introduces a familiar face, Major Jorgan, the commander of the elite soldiers of Havoc Squad. Starting March 10, Jorgan joins the Alliance and battles alongside the Outlander in a deadly mission deep behind enemy lines. It’s up to the Outlander to determine how far Jorgan and his soldiers are allowed to go in the war against the Eternal Empire.

Subscribers of Star Wars: The Old Republic can join and play at the center of their own Knights of the Fallen Empire story for free* during their subscription period. Players who subscribe by March 1 will receive 2-Day Early Access to Disavowed and the HK-55-inspired in-game Helmet which gives players a likeness to the iconic Assassin Droid**.

New players can jump right into the Knights of the Fallen Empire story as the Outlander, creating a new Level 60 character. Joining at Level 60 offers an accessible story-driven starting point where players can begin building their Alliance in the action-filled Star Wars™ universe.

During its first 2 months, fans of the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion logged more than 900 million minutes fighting the Eternal Empire and made more than 27 million player-driven Light and Dark side choices that shaped their story. The rich storyline will continue to expand this year with the introduction of intriguing new characters and difficult choices as players lead the fight to save the galaxy.

To learn more, visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/Fallen-Empire.

SWTOR Knights of the Fallen Empire Anarchy in Paradise Launch Trailer

February 11, 2016 – BioWare and Lucasfilm today released a new chapter in the episodic story, Star WarsTM: The Old RepublicTM – Knights of the Fallen Empire.  Anarchy in Paradise is the first in a series of seven new chapters and introduces the infamous mercenary known as Firebrand, who’s on a mission to destroy the Eternal Empire.

With the addition of Firebrand to the Alliance, it is up to the Outlander to decide just how far he or she is willing to go to defeat the Eternal Emperor.

Star Wars: The Old Republic – Knights of the Fallen Empire launched last fall, continuing an epic adventure that also serves as a starting point for new players at Level 60.  The player-driven storyline puts fans at the center of their own Star Wars™ saga making choices that impact their story alongside unexpected twists and turns.  New players can jump right into the evolving story, create a new Level 60 character and start building their Alliance in the expansion which has been praised for its deep BioWare storytelling set in the rich Star Warsuniverse.

Knights of the Fallen Empire, including Anarchy of Paradise, is free to Subscribers.  Plus, Subscribers as of February 1, 2016 will be rewarded with the HK-55 Jetpack in-game item as part of the new Subscriber Rewards Program listed here.

More details on today’s Anarchy in Paradise release can be found here.