To some folks Atari, is the coolest retro VGS ever. Others think it’s a dinosaur, while some delusional teens and inbred early 20 somethings actually believe that Nintendo (NES) was the Granddaddy of them!?!? Sheesh . . . know your roots son . . .some of us kicked the crap out of your Pop in “Combat” way back in ’79.
Well whatever you think, they’ve been on life support, flopping around, fairly insignificantly and irrelevant. Nolan Bushnell would turn over in his grave (if he was dead that is – DC’s “Atari Force” comics almost did him in – but not), watching his beloved Atari flounder, flip and chopped to pieces . . .but this is big.
Teaming with MMO developer Cryptic Studios, the two have created Star Trek Online. Taking place in the year 2409, Star Trek Online lets fans experience deep space adventures. Players have the opportunity to become a high ranking Starfleet officer, and participate in missions that take them into the depths of space, across exotic planets and even inside other starships. Star Trek Online offers total customization, from a player’s avatar to the ship he captains.
Jump in now – Beginning today Star Trek fans and gamers can purchase a Lifetime memberships for $239.99. The membership provides unlimited access to Star Trek Online for the life of the product, offers players two extra character slots, and gives gamers a playable Starfleet captain who’s been reclaimed from the Borg. After February 2, 2010, this offer expires and reverts to the standard lifetime pricing of $299.99.
The standard monthly subscription rate for Star Trek Online is $14.99 per month. A variety of billing options can be found on the official Star Trek Online website and 60-day Game Time Cards can be found at select retailers nationwide. 30-day free trials are offered with every retail purchase.
Just remember to change out of the Starfleet uniform before running to refill at Starbucks or you’ll look weird . . .(er)