Tag Archives: cryptic
Fri, Jan 27, 2012 | 17:36 GMT
Champions Online is celebrating its one year anniversary since going free-to-play with a 20% off sale in all items in the C-Store. Players will also receive in-game goodies from now until January 31 such as a double boost in XP with the return of Witchcraft. In addition, the new Mountain Archetype has party favors for sale such as the Halloween and Winter Grab Bags. Players will also be able to perform a daily mission for The Mountain to earn one of the new Mountain Costume set pieces. More information is available on the official website.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 | 01:07 GMT
It’s a happy day for those long on space-faring dreams but short on cash, as Cryptic has completed the transition of Star Trek Online from subscription to free to play. You can jump on board and have access to the whole game, although premium subs still exist for those who want to play multiple alts or start a guild, and run $14.99 per month. But to reiterate: you can be a vulcan, and fly a spaceship, and pay zero dollars. Well, what are you waiting for? G’wan, git.
Wed, Jan 04, 2012 | 22:48 GMT
Cryptic has outlined its plans for 2012 content updates for Star Tek Online, which goes free to play next week.
Sat, Dec 10, 2011 | 20:03 GMT
Cryptic has is celebrating the free-to-play launch of Star Trek Online with a video of the updated opening cutscene all new players will experience after creating a character. Watch it for yourself below. STO goes F2P on January 17.
Tue, Nov 29, 2011 | 20:57 GMT
Atari and Cryptic have released the second trailer for the Neverwinter MMORPG, based on the Dungeons & Dragons lore. In Neverwinter, players choose to become one of five D&D classes who will in turn form five-person co-op groups with other players or AI. Players can also create their own storylines and quests by utilizing the game’s content generation system, presently codenamed Forge. Neverwinter for PC is scheduled to release in Q4 2012, and will be part of a multi-platform release event, which includes a book trilogy from R. A. Salvatore and a tabletop RPG from Wizards of the Coast.
Tue, Nov 22, 2011 | 21:41 GMT
Cryptic’s parent company, Chinese online game developer Perfect World, has reported a rise in profits for the quarter of 587.7 million CNY ($92.1 million), which is up from 486.9 million CNY the prior year. The firm also reported an increase in revenues of 708.9 million CNY ($112 million), up from 579.2 million CNY yoy. All figures were in line with company guidance, reports Gamasutra. “While focusing on further enhancing the content of our portfolio is necessary for our healthy long-term growth, this decision did slow our revenues for the third quarter on a sequential basis. But our third quarter results still represent solid year-over-year revenue growth of 22.4%,” said according to chairman and CEO Michael Chi.
Mon, Nov 14, 2011 | 23:55 GMT
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 | 11:15 GMT
Sun, Oct 09, 2011 | 20:49 BST
The shorts post is rather long today, so we’re going to go ahead and race to the finish with it.
Thu, Oct 06, 2011 | 13:30 BST
Cryptic’s Neverwinter will now be released as a free-to-play MMO based upon 4th Edition D&D rules, instead of a co-operative online RPG as originally planned. After the firm was acquired by Perfect World, the title was delayed into 2012, but because of the extended time needed to devote to the change in direction, Neverwinter has been delayed to the end of 2012. It is to be built using a modified version of the engine powering Star Trek Online and Champions Online, and all content releases will be free. Via: IGN, Eurogamer.
Thu, Sep 29, 2011 | 21:24 BST
Here’s a few tasty bits for you to consume.
Wed, Sep 07, 2011 | 23:18 BST
I am running out of quirky, esoteric ways to insert an off the wall header image in these shorts posts, so, today I have included one I took of a Hummingbird Moth visiting my batch of flowers on the deck. Shorts are below.
Thu, Sep 01, 2011 | 13:30 BST
Perfect World, the company who recently acquired Cryptic, has confirmed the studio intends to turn Star Trek Online into a F2P game by the end of this year.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 | 05:18 BST
Cryptic has opened up on precisely how its acquisition by Perfect World will affect Champions Online and Star Trek Online players.
Tue, Aug 16, 2011 | 02:58 BST
Cryptic’s online co-op multiplayer take on the classic Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter license has been pushed back into 2012.
Fri, Jul 08, 2011 | 16:25 BST
You did it. You made it to Friday. High five the nearest person and woop around the area you’re in now. And then read these shorts after the breaks. And then woop some more. Because there is never wrong with wooping.
Tue, Jul 05, 2011 | 22:15 BST
The holiday is over, the fireworks were cool; let’s have some shorts, there’s no Dana only Zuul.
Thu, Jun 09, 2011 | 19:52 BST
Cryptic and Atari sent over some nice bits of concept art and a fact sheet for Neverwinter, the latest title in the Dungeon & Dragons series set in the Forgotten Realms universe.
Tue, May 17, 2011 | 21:20 BST
Atari has announced its full year financials results for its FY11, and its find the firm net losses of €6.2 million, up from from a new loss of €19.4 million the prior year. The firm also announced that Cryptic Studios is in the process of being disposed of, as it is currently looking for a buyer.
Tue, May 10, 2011 | 23:15 BST
Some things you just cannot make up no matter how hard you try. There’s a few of those in the shorts posted below.