And fly it does, like Harry Potter’s Nimbus 2000 strapped to an X-Wing.
You don’t have to look too far past the Metacritic scores to know that this year’s Star Trek game was a disaster. Critics decimated it and gamers largely avoided it, shaking their heads sadly and moving on to the next game, never giving the messy movie tie-in a second thought.
For “Star Trek” movie director J.J. Abrams, though, it’s a little harder to get over.
By almost any measurement, 2013 has been an embarrassment of riches for gamers. The Last of Us earned some of the highest scores of any game this generation, BioShock Infinite is a critical darling, and the reboot of Tomb Raider was masterfully done.
But while the hit to miss ratio has been skewed towards hits, the misses have been painful. The only thing worse than a bad game is a game that was supposed to be good, but totally failed to deliver on its promise. You know, like these five stinkers:
An integral part of the U.S.S. Enterprise’s sick bay, the handheld medical scanner used on the original show by Dr. Leonard McCoy has been transformed into a real-world tool for today’s doctors and nurses, both in hospitals and in homes.
Over the past four years, Kickstarter has earned a reputation as the place where creators can make their dreams come true by tapping funding outside of traditional industry sources.
The automaker has released an online ad that pinpoints its target audience with phaser-like accuracy, pitting Leonard Nimoy’s Spock against newcomer Zachary Quinto’s Spock in a hilarious spot to pitch the Audi A7.
The studio is teaming with Qualcomm to launch an app at the end of January that will let fans unlock nuggets of information about the film in the months leading up to its May 17 release, with the first info drop occurring during the Super Bowl.
45 years after Star Trek beamed into our lives, the show continues to be one of sturdiest brands in pop culture. Beyond spawning five spin-off series, 11 feature films, hundreds of novels and even a Las Vegas attraction, it was a natural fit for the video game world.
Publishers have put out nearly 70 different Star Trek video games over the years (not counting fan-made titles and Star Trek-themed mods of other games), but they’re notoriously hit or miss. Here are five of the best — and five that belong on the other side of the nearest worm hole.
The Jordanian monarch is the chief investor in an upcoming theme park that will revolve around Star Trek. Slated to open in 2014, the park costs a reported $1.5 billion.
That’s a lot of Gold-Pressed Latinum.