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.

Watch the E3 Demo of Star Trek Console Games Co-op Feature by Trek fm

As we inch our way closer to 2013, we not only have the next Star Trek movie by J.J. Abrams to look forward to but also a new console game inspired by 2009 reboot.

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.

And at this year’s E3, developer Digital Extremes showed off side-by-side screens that demonstrated the co-op action in the game. With one player filling the shoes of Kirk and the other donning the pointy ears of Spock, friends can battle it out to see who gets Uhura’s hugs.

No wait. Friends can work together to defeat the enemy and make everything right with the universe. At least the alternate one.

The game looks amazing and is shaping up to be perhaps the best Star Trek experience ever on a console or PC.