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The Type 8 shuttlecraft (Click to expand)
With purchase of a Macho drink

Our initial coverage of the Star Trek Online MMO yesterday quickly became a top story. One of the concerns voiced by readers was pricing, with a particular reluctance to shell out money for a game without trying out a demo version first.

Atari, the publisher of STO, has partnered up with Del Taco to provide a free trial of the game. Customers who purchase a Macho-sized drink at Del Taco will receive a free limited edition Star Trek collector’s cup and a free trial of Star Trek Online while supplies last. Each collector’s cup will have an individual peel code that can be redeemed for a 48-hour free trial of Star Trek Online at" rel="nofollow, with up to four codes redeemable. As an added bonus, customers that redeem the maximum four codes will receive an extra 48-hours of access to the game for a total of 10 full days.

Additionally, if consumers choose to purchase the game after their free trial, they will receive a free Type-8 Shuttlecraft "pet" add-on for their Starship, available exclusively from Del Taco.

“Early response to Star Trek Online has been tremendous,” said Jim Wilson, CEO and President of  Atari. “Our partnership with Del Taco brings this unique sci-fi massively open online game to an even broader mainstream audience as well as avid Star Trek fans.”

“We’re excited to be partnering with Atari and the Star Trek franchise,” said John Cappasola, Vice President of Marketing at Del Taco. “We think our customers are going to enjoy the collectible cups as well as the opportunity to get a free trial of the Star Trek Online game.

Free trial time will be applied beginning when  the code is redeemed, with all free trial time expiring March 15, 2010. The caveat is that customers will have to download a copy of the game, as well as sign up for an account in order to participate.

All digital and retail copies of Star Trek Online come with 30 days of gameplay, but a subscription is required beyond that initial period. Star Trek Online launches officially on February 2.

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RE: Del Taco?
By chirokitsune on 1/28/2010 10:02:23 AM , Rating: 3
If you can get access to a trial code, then I suggest trying it first. The problem with the forum posts about experiences, especially in open beta is sometimes one sided. Much like any forums for an MMO in open beta or just launching, is that you sometimes only hear the vocal minority and the majority who like a the game aren't really represented. STO isn't the first time that there has been nerd rage before launch because of beta experiences. Even WoW suffered that problem starting out.

RE: Del Taco?
By DigitalFreak on 1/28/2010 11:34:38 AM , Rating: 2
I was in the closed beta, and yes, the game does suck. ...and I don't like WoW.

RE: Del Taco?
By kaoken on 1/29/2010 4:04:55 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah wow sucks and so does this game.

I'll overlook the bugs but the only attractive elements of the game are commanding a starship and that it's an online game. This game probably appeals more to hardcore fans as opposed to regular MMO-ers.

Ground combat is so boring, I don't even know why they added that. The maps are all instanced which in a sense isn't your traditional MMO. Overall this is simply an online addon for Star Trek Legacy.

Well there always FF14 and Star Wars to look forward to.

RE: Del Taco?
By talikarni on 1/28/2010 8:01:12 PM , Rating: 2
yes this is pretty much aimed at the WOW crowd... I played the closed beta but eventually I gave up from the sheer lack of expertise needed to actually play the game. It is WOW in space...

RE: Del Taco?
By ZHENDHIDE4 on 1/28/10, Rating: -1
RE: Del Taco?
By Belard on 1/28/2010 10:37:32 PM , Rating: 2
is there some REASON why this 2" penis retard isn't banned from this site?

Lock on to his IP and his account and BAN him/it/whatever.

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