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Browser Based Battlestar Galactica Flies Off Into the Sunset After 8 Years

Today is a sad day for players and fans of browser-based Battlestar Galactica Online as it has finished its eight-year run. The announcement was made early in January that the game would be closing on January 31st after rumors of its impending closure had been circulating for months. "We wanted to take the time to consider all possible options but after all efforts, it became clear that we will no longer be able to run Battlestar Galactica Online," the announcement reads.

New Features Added in Latest Update

Battlestar Galactica Online developers have announced the addition of several new content features arriving with the latest patch. New features include advanced flight controls, a new Battlespace Sector and a public test server for players to get advanced looks at forthcoming content.

Festival of Kobol Kicks Off

The Battlestar Galactica Online team have announced that the Festival of Kobol has officially commenced and will run through August 12th. During the festival, players will have a chance to win in-game rewards, many of them limited editions, and to participate in fun games.

Celebrating Its First Year

Battlestar Galactica Online will soon be celebrating its first anniversary and the dev team has some gifts for players logging into BGO between April 30th and May 6th. The exact nature of the gifts remains unknown, but players logging in each day during the week, will have access to a nifty prize package as well as an increased Daily Merit Cap.

Carriers Begin Space Trials

Bigpoint has announced that selected pilots will be able to take the new Carrier class ships out for a spin on the test server as the trials for the new behemoth ships begin. Players will need to be level 30 or above to be selected for the test. Carriers are support and supply vessels for the fleet that can serve as a mobile outposts, repair and recharge resources, coordinators of tactical offense.

Bipoint & gPotato Partner Up

gPotato and Bigpoint have announced a partnership that will see some of Bigpoint's most popular browser titles now being offered via the gPotato gaming portal. Most notable among the games to be featured on the gPotato portal is BattleStar Galactica Online. To celebrate the new partnership, players are being offered several cool contests for some pretty sweet swag.

Cylon Looking for a Good Home

Lonely for a Christmas companion this year? Be sure to log in to Battlestar Galactica Online at least five times during the month of December to become eligible to win the official BSGO mascot, Cylon. If that isn't exciting enough, the team has also included new paints in the BSGO store to trick your ride.

Take Advantage of Weekend Bonuses

Battlestar Galactica players will definitely want to check into the game this weekend to take advantage of a bunch of Halloween bonuses.

Over 5 Million Registered Players Recorded

BigPoint has announced that Battlestar Galactica Online has surpassed the five million registered players mark. This number has been reached in a scant six months since the game's launch in February 2011.

Balance Issues Addressed in Latest Patch

The official Battlestar Galactica Online Facebook page has a new article about the latest patch that will be deployed on August 31st. According to the post, several balance revisions and changes have been implemented with specific regard to armor and armor piercing, player ships, computer systems and many more.

Private Instanced PvP Matches Coming

PvPers in Battlestar Galactica Online will be happy to hear that this week's game update will include private instanced PvP matches and ranked matches to determine which player is 'top gun'. In addition, the dev team has announced two new star systems will be added, Veil Sector - Nilfhel and Muspell - containing high level NPCs for squadrons to battle.

Two Million Registered in Three Months

Battlestar Galactica Online has scored over two million registered players in just over three months of active service. Developers attribute the game's growth to the free-to-play revenue model and to the continuing addition of new features, most notably Colonial and Cylon ships, a Merit system, and the Battlestar Pegasus or Cylon Basestar.

BSGO Hotfix

Fresh on the heels of the announcement of the patch, the team over at Battlestar Galactica Online have announced a detailed list of Hotfixes coming to the game's pre-existing servers to help smooth out some of the problems that have come to light in beta.

A Million Registered Players

The Battlestar Galactica Online team has announced that over a million players have registered to play the browser-based title in just over six weeks. The number of registered players places BGO firmly in Big Point's most successful launch bracket.

New Features & Adjustements

The Battlestar Galactica Online team has posted the latest patch notes for the game. The team indicated that the new update brings new features into the game as well as several important adjustments. The most significant feature of the patch is the introduction of the PvP Merit System which rewards players for "exceptional combat performance in the service of your fleet".