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Atari Sells Cryptic Studios

Earlier this month, TrekToday reported that Atari was looking to sell Cryptic studios after less than three years of ownership.

Atari’s attempt to sell Cryptic Studios has been successful, with the sale of Cryptic Studios to a Chinese online gaming giant.

Several years of losses were behind the decision to sell Cryptic Studios. “In line with the previously stated strategy of fewer but more profitable releases and further expansion into casual online and mobile games, the Company has determined that external development creates more flexibility in the changing marketplace,” said an Atari spokesperson.

The buyer, Perfect World, paid fifty million dollars to buy Cryptic Studios. “This strategic acquisition will add attractive games to our portfolio, which will help us further penetrate into the US and global online game markets,” said Perfect World CEO Michael Chi.

Cryptic Studios is the developer of the online MMORPG Star Trek: Online, which was released in North American last February.

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Viral Video Double Feature: Trekkie Dances To Kinnect + Federation v Klingons Dance Battle

Today we have a dancing theme for two viral videos to share. The first comes from the PAX gaming show held over the weekend with a Trekkie in TNG costume becoming a dancing machine. Then we have another recent upload with a group of Trekkies doing a TOS-era Starfleet v Klingon dance-off. Check them both […]

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The Reunion : An Elite Force Podcast Special – Part 2 10/2/10

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The World of Star Trek Gaming was Marking Out as the Gang of the Argus Array
Return for a big Reunion As Walkie And Mindwipe Welcome back Chris Jones From
Chris Jones Gaming and Victor 1st From Star Trek-Gamers as They Take a Look in
the Star Trek Gaming World from the Bottam Up and having Fun along the way

and In Part 2 of the 2 Part Argus Array Reunion
.Walkie, Mindwipe, Chris, Victor go over the Games that Stood Out to them and
the ones that they thought was the worse ones that they feel people should Skip
even Star Trek : DAC
.The Gang covers the Modding world and they go over the ones they like and Chris Jones
Goes over The Starts of Ultimate Universe Mod
.Victor and Walkie Renew their Debate as they Talk about Star Trek Online and go over
what in their View is the Future of The Star Trek Gaming Franchise
.Also to End The show Mindwipe and Victor Remember about the old The Argus Array from
The Beginning of the Show to Their Favorites  Moments of the Show and Walkie gives the Listerns
The Beginning of The Elite Force Podcast and How its Beginnings is connected to the Argus Array

So Sit Back and Enjoy the Near 3 Hour Maddness that was made happen by you The Listerns of the Podcast

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The Reunion : An Elite Force Podcast Special – Part 1 9/29/10

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as Voted On By You
The Elite Force Podcast Takes a Trip To The Final Frontier as You
Voted The Star Trek Gaming Franchise as the Gaming Franchise You
Whated The Elite Force Gang to go over and add on to that
You are in for a very special treat as Yep The Reunion That
The Star Trek Gaming World was Wanted to hear Since December 2008
as Victor 1st from Star Trek-Gamers And Chris Jones The Modfather of Chris Jones Gaming
and Elite Forces Own Mindwipe Join Together for A Special Argus Array Reunion and
Let The Party Start

and On Part 1 of this 2 Part Reunion Show
Walkie Mindwipe Chris and Victor Go Over The History of The Star Trek Gaming Franchise
from the Early Days of the Franchise to the War with Activision and Interplay Entertainment
to The End of the Old Era and give few Hellos and Jabs along the Way