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Morning Caffeinated! -- Torchlight 2, Neverwinter, and the power of music

By John Keefer, Sep 12, 2012 8:40am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 12, 2012. Topics include: Torchlight 2 should fill the Diablo 3 void for some players; Neverwinter's mod tools are intriguing; and Planetary Annihilation is ...

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"I originally wasn't going to fund this because I already funded too much stuff. Yesterday I went ..."

- Mecha Tofu Pirate see all 10 comments

Neverwinter preview: Dungeon Master

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2012 12:30pm PDT

A preview of the user-generated content features in the upcoming free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter.

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"Yes, they did. That is why STO and CO were mediocre. The irony is that CoX is getting the axe, ..."

- aekafan see all 9 comments

Neverwinter delayed into early 2013

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 16, 2012 6:45am PDT

It's no surprise to learn that Neverwinter has been delayed again, considering we've heard little from it since it was last delayed. City of Heroes developer Cryptic's free-to-play Forgotten Realms MMORPG is now slated to launch in "early 2013," publisher Perfect World annou...

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Neverwinter shows pre-alpha ogre slaying

By Steve Watts, Jul 18, 2012 3:30pm PDT

A new trailer for Neverwinter shows off the combat mechanics of the upcoming MMO, in a pre-alpha build.

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Star Trek Online getting player-built starbases

By Alice O'Connor, May 24, 2012 6:30am PDT

Star Trek Online developer Cryptic has revealed a little more of its plans for player-built starbases in the free-to-play MMORPG.

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"If you don't follow EVE much...why would it be MORE interesting? Isn't that like saying ..."

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Cryptic reveals accounts breach to users

By John Keefer, Apr 25, 2012 6:15pm PDT

Cryptic Studios alerted users today of a security breach from 2010 where a hacker got into account and password information.

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"Yes, I have my own domains and use unique mail aliases for every new registration. If one starts ..."

- kryofx see all 20 comments

Star Trek Online going free-to-play in January

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 10, 2011 7:30am PST

Star Trek Online will boldly go free-to-play on January 17, 2012, developer Cryptic has announced. "But which stardate is that?" you may ask. But I won't reply, because you didn't specify TNG, TOS, or 2009 reboot stardate format.

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"if they die by Jan 16th, 2012 they'll have gotten their moneys worth"

- cptstern see all 10 comments

Neverwinter shifts to free-to-play MMO model

By Xav de Matos, Oct 05, 2011 6:30pm PDT

Neverwinter, the recently delayed title from developer Cryptic Studios, is shifting its focus from role-playing game with multiplayer elements to "full-fledged free-to-play MMO."

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"GW2 will be interesting! I haven't followed it too much, but it seems like I heard there will ..."

- dfay see all 24 comments

Star Trek Online free-to-play details

By Garnett Lee, Sep 06, 2011 1:00pm PDT

Star Trek Online goes free-to-play before the end of 2011 and developer Cryptic Studios has released a complete set of details on the system will work.

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"He's saying that Premium Members do not have to pay for Captain Respecs and additional Bridge ..."

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Star Trek Online boldly going free-to-play

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 01, 2011 10:00am PDT

Star Trek Online is boldly going free-to-play later this year, developer Cryptic's new owner Perfect World has announced.

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"it is, and its far better than what EA's turned the official into: inporylem.com"

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Neverwinter delayed until late 2012

By Jeff Mattas, Aug 15, 2011 5:00pm PDT

Cryptic Studios upcoming multiplayer RPG, Dungeons and Dragons: Neverwinter, has been delayed until late 2012, due to Cryptic's recent sale to Perfect World Entertainment.

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"God I hope it don't turn out like Daggerdale, that was a bug ridden atrocity, weapon and armor ..."

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City of Heroes adding free-to-play option

By Steve Watts, Jun 21, 2011 2:00pm PDT

City of Heroes is adding a free-to-play option on top of its current pay model, which will become "VIP" status with its own special rewards. City of Heroes Freedom is set to launch alongside Issue 21 later this year.

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"f2p champs prolly snagged a good chunk of the "casual" folks. Once this happens, I might take a ..."

- Fletcherhea see all 2 comments

Perfect World acquires Cryptic Studios

By Steve Watts, May 31, 2011 11:45am PDT

Following reports that Atari was looking to sell the studio, Cryptic has been acquired by the Chinese MMO maker Perfect World for just over $50 million.

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"I really don't know where you got the "accounts made" thing. That's certainly something CRYPTIC ..."

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Atari to sell Star Trek Online dev Cryptic

By Alice O'Connor, May 18, 2011 7:15am PDT

Publisher Atari is looking to sell Cryptic Studios, the developer of Champions Online, Star Trek Online, and the upcoming Neverwinter.

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"I don't know what your talking about with the "good game mechanics". The ship based combat was ..."

- Ras668 see all 42 comments

'Neverwinter' Coming to PC in 2011 from Cryptic Studios and Atari [Updated]

By Xav de Matos, Aug 23, 2010 7:25am PDT

[Update: 10:30am] According to a GameSpot interview (as spotted by Shack user valcan_s), Neverwinter will "focus on cooperative play, requiring...

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"NwN 1 was amazing for its simple yet flexible toolset. There was so much user created content. ..."

- ManiacalMoose see all 58 comments