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34 Things Wrong with ‘Star Trek’ the Videogame (Updated)

There was one wonderful moment in the Star Trek videogame on the bridge of the Enterprise. Kirk has a decision to make, one that will affect the entire crew, and all eyes are upon him. And as he makes his decision, it becomes clear that Kirk had made the best yet unexpected choice. It was a brief moment, but it was full of tension.

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Paramount Responds to the ‘Star Trek’ Videogame’s Co-op Problems (Updated)

If you’ve purchased a copy of the recently released Star Trek videogame on Steam, you may be staring longingly at the “Invite” button, unable to ask a friend to join you in some Kirk and Spock action. That’s because the highly anticipated co-op feature is not even working on impulse power, let alone warp speed. Now Paramount and its real-world co-op partner, Namco, have something to say about it.

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Damnit, Jim: Star Trek Co-Op Mode Not Working (Updated)

I’m going to be writing a review of Star Trek the videogame for the PS3. But while waiting for my copy to arrive, I was graciously given a Steam code so I could get a head start on joining the fabulous co-op fray. That was the theory, anyway. In practice, I’m playing solo.

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Xbox Gamers: Mark Your Calendars for May 21

Ever since Sony announced the PlayStation 4 in New York City on February 20, Xbox gamers have been waiting for a response from Microsoft, a return missile lobbed in the console wars. And waiting. And waiting. But now the waiting game won’t have to be played much longer. The upcoming Xbox will be announced on May 21, at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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Ratchet & Clank Movie Trailer Looks Positively Pixar-like

Movies based on videogames tend to be action-y gorefests or even action-y actionfests—which is fine if you play games for adrenaline. But many games that I adore, like the Uncharted, LEGO, and Sam & Max series’, as well as my all-time favorite games, Knights of the Old Republic 1 & 2, have also made me laugh. Sadly, very few videogame-based movies have managed to capture the humor that I love. The upcoming Ratchet & Clank movie, however, looks like it could be the videogame-based movie that I’ve always wanted: the action-y laughfest.

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Girl Scouts Will ‘Be Prepared’ to Create Videogames

Girl Scouts isn’t just for girls who who really like toasting marshmallows over an open campfire while telling creepy tales about babysitters and the stalker who is calling them…from inside the house. It’s for girls who like to learn important skills—such as basic website design, automotive maintenance, and even local food sourcing—then earn badges for their accomplishments. The newest is something I would have loved to add to my sash: a videogame patch.

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9 Ways to Console Yourself Now That You Finished ‘BioShock: Infinite’

If you’ve finished BioShock: Infinite (and if you haven’t, you should get on that immediately), you’re probably in mourning for what you’ve lost when you left the beautiful yet lethal world of Columbia. But fear not: There are some ways to recreate the experiences you shared with Booker DeWitt and Elizabeth. And you don’t have to supply enough weapons to arm an entire uprising to do so.

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Social Network Games Shed 10 Million Players…in One Month

Ah, social network games. You either love them or hate them. But if you’re American, chances are you love them—we have a staggering number of social network gamers in the 50 states. But as of last month, you may love them less than you did…not all that long ago. According to SuperData Research, there are ten million fewer people playing social media games than there were last month.

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Girl Gamer and Troll Fight Over ‘BioShock: Infinite.’ Girl Gamer Wins

Rae Johnston, the lifestyle editor of TechLife.net, was standing on line for coffee, minding her own business, when a man approached her about her BioShock: Infinite t-shirt. I’ll let her tweet speak for itself:

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‘Star Trek the Game’ Sets Co-Op Play to Stunning

If you’ve seen Star Trek, either the classic series or the rebooted movie, you’ll know that the two main characters, Kirk and Spock, complement each other. Kirk is brash, while Spock is thoughtful. Kirk loves the ladies, and Spock loves the logic (or Uhura, in the case of the movie). Now the enterprising duo are the main characters in the upcoming videogame, Star Trek, bringing their different attitudes to the game’s co-op play. I recently spent some time playing a hands-on demo of this upcoming third-person action-adventure, voiced by the actors of the rebooted movies, and the tricorder readings are promising. I can safely say that this is one of the best co-op experiences I’ve ever had.

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