Battlestar Galactica Online

PC / Action / Release: Feb 8, 2011 / ESRB: E10+

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Battlestar Galactica Online developer cuts 120 jobs

Battlestar Galactica Online developer cuts 120 jobs

MMO developer Bigpoint, the studio behind Battlestar Galactica Online, has laid off 120 workers, more than a third of whom were from the company's San Francisco studio. The rest were from administrative departments in the company's Hamburg, Germany headquarters. The company is cutting out its development efforts in the US, claiming that development in the regional is not efficient.

Read more: San Francisco cost cited as problem »

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Battlestar Galactica Online passes 5M players

Battlestar Galactica Online passes 5M players

Battlestar Galactica Online now boasts more than five million registered players, Bigpoint revealed today. The browser-based free-to-play MMO based on the television series achieved this mark in only six months since its February launch. Building on that momentum, the company also shared plans for new ships being added to the game in the coming months.

Read more: New ships arriving mid-September »

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Battlestar Galactica Open Beta Begins

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The Battlestar Galactica Online open beta has finally begun, letting all interested pilots hop into a Viper or Cylon Raider to check out Artplant's browser-based MMO adaptation of the religious TV space opera.

While players might start off battling each other in such lowly--albeit iconic--ships, new vessels will be unlocked by gaining experience and can be customised with new tech and equipment. As the game runs under a free-to-play model, it's no surprise that players will be able to buy gear with Earth Dollars if they don't fancy earning it the hard way. Read more »

"I somewhat enjoyed fiddling around with this yesterday but kept getting annoyed by the flight ..."
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Daily Filter: February 8, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features new media for Dungeon Siege 3, MLB 11: The Show, Test Drive Unlimited 2, DC Universe Online, One Piece: Gigant Battle, Battlestar Galactica Online, Anarchy Reigns, Dynasty Warriors 7, SBK 2011, Cities in Motion, and Dead Space 2. Read more »

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Daily Filter: January 24, 2011

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter features Star Wars: The Old Republic, Fate of the World, Pokemon Black & Pokemon White, Dungeons, Trinity: Souls of Zill O'll, Dynasty Warriors 7, Battlestar Galactica Online, Magic: The Gathering - Tactics, and Divinity II - The Dragon Knight Saga. Read more »

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Battlestar Galactica Online Closed Beta Launches; Open Beta Beginning in December

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Battlestar Galactica Online--the massively multiplayer browser-based game from developer Artplant--has begun initial public beta testing, the game's publisher, BigPoint, revealed today.

The closed beta will be offered to "thousands of hand-selected players from Europe and the United States" and gives players the opportunity to command space as either a human or Cylon fighter. According to the game's website, in order to be considered a potential closed beta tester, players need to register at Bigpoint and fill out a detailed survey. Read more »

"I don't understand the game at all. Do I fly fighters? Command a battlestar? Walk around the ..."
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Daily Filter: July 23, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

This week's Daily Filter includes new Comic-Con 2010 trailers for Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City and new videos for Rift: Planes of Telara and King of Kings 3. There are also new screens for the 360/PS3 version and PC version of FIFA Soccer 11 along with the upcoming browser-based MMO Battlestar Galactica Online. Read more »

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Battlestar Galactica Online Gets First Trailer

The very first trailer for Artplant and Bigpoint's free-to-play web-based MMO Battlestar Galactica Online has been released to celebrate next week's E3 2010 festivities.

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"Fuck this show and fuck RDM. To me, that series ended halfway through the 3rd season."
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Battlestar Galactica MMO Announced

A massively multiplayer game based off popular science fiction television series Battlestar Galactica is due to launch this fall, license holder NBC Universal announced today.

A client-free and browser-based affair said to pack "state of the art graphics," Battlestar Galactica Online is being powered by Unity--the same technology used by EA's broswer-based Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online. Read more »

"Well as much as I'd like to see a good BSG game, I just can't see how it can possibly translate ..."
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