Star Trek Online Unveils Temporal Lock Boxes by Trek fm

Perfect World have announced new lock boxes for Star Trek Online that allow players to turn back time. The new Temporal Lock Boxes bring a host of ships from both the Prime and Mirror Universes, as well as new duty officers, uniforms, consoles, and more.

The Federation Wells Class and Klingon Korath Class temporal science vessels give players the ability to rewind time by 13 seconds. With this new ability you can effectively take a mulligan in the heat of battle. Got caught with your pants down? No problem. Rewind, raise shields, and tell Saavik to just keep on quoting regulations.

From science vessels to raptors to Braxton’s Aeon timeship, the new offerings introduce incredible variety to STO. Along with more gear like the time traveler jumpsuit, the content of these lock boxes and Lobi Crystal Store give you power over time itself.

For more details on the Temporal Lock Boxes tune in to our STO show Deck Eight. In episode 12, host Colin and Tom provide an in-depth look at the ships and other equipment that they contain.

The Dice Tower Walks You Through Star Trek Catan by Trek fm

If you’re a fan of Star Trek board games—but have not yet staked out a table in your local McDonalds for Friday night Catan—you may be interested in this in-depth video review of the game from Tom Vasel and The Dice Tower.

In this 12-minute walkthrough, Vasel introduces players to the basics and looks at the differences between Settlers of Catan and Star Trek Catan.

The game, which made its U.S. debut last month, is published by Mayfair Games and is available exclusively at Target for $49.99. Players can enlist the aid of Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scotty, Uhura and five other classic Star Trek characters as they settle and develop worlds to aid the expansion and survival of the Federation.

Watch the full review below and visit The Dice Tower website or for more game reviews and walkthroughs.

Namco Bandai Shows Off the Gorn and More at GamesCom 2012 by Trek fm

We’re inching closer to the release of the Abramsverse video game for PC and consoles, and developer Namco Bandai has released new footage as part of GamesCom 2012 in Cologne, Germany. In the last trailer we learned that the Gorn would be making an appearance, and in this new footage we can see the reptilian challengers in all their glory. (Albeit Enterprise-inspired glory.)

In addition, we get to see many more environments than in past previews, revealing the depth of gameplay that awaits fans eager to take on the rolls of Kirk and Spock in this cooperative adventure.

Originally announced during Sony’s keynote address at last year’s E3, this officially licensed title for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows PC will be available in early 2013. Each new trailer reveals more and more, and with the way things are shaping up players are in for an incredible gaming experience.

Check out the trailer below and whet your appetite for some Gorn hunting.

Star Trek Online Unveils No-Win Scenario by Trek fm

In his latest dev blog entry, Star Trek Online Lead Content Designer Scott “Goatshark” Shicoff revealed some information about a new event coming to the game: The No-Win Scenario. And while Captain Kirk reprogrammed the computer so that it was possible to rescue the ship, you may not be so lucky.

In this event, captains will be put to the test as they take on wave after wave of enemy attacks. And like the Kobayashi Maru, it’s a simulation—thanks to the Holodeck training program. Still, you’ll want to win and the way to achieve this goal is by defeating the 10th and final wave.

A number of player awards are yours for the taking if you conquer the No-Win Scenario, and you can play by using the PvE Queue to join public or private queues. The event is available any time, but special dates and times that carry additional special awards will be announced as well.

No-Win Scenario will launch alongside STO Season 6: “Under Siege” and is available to both Federation and Klingon players. The event is designed for five-person groups and you must be a Vice Admiral or Lieutenant General to participate.

You can read the full blog entry on the STO website here.

Below is a look at the various locales, battles, and action you’ll find throughout Star Trek Online.