Star Wars: The Old Republic

PC / RPG / Release: Dec 20, 2011 / ESRB: RP

Morning Caffeinated! Blizzard, Bioware gone bad, Valve frustrated, and dying MMOs

By John Keefer, Sep 05, 2012 7:50am PDT

Ramblings and musings of occasional significance to the Shacknews audience. This is the morning edition for September 5, 2012. Topics include: Blizzard and BioWare aren't as bad as they seem; the MMO may be dying; and Valve shows its disdain for the PC hardware scene. Wake u...

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BioWare 'doing great' despite missteps, says EA COO

By Steve Watts, Aug 22, 2012 11:00am PDT

EA COO Peter Moore showed a vote of confidence in BioWare, despite a string of recent problems.

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The Old Republic gets 'Grand Acquisition' mission

By Steve Watts, Aug 14, 2012 6:00pm PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic has received another world event, titled the Grand Acquisition.

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Zeschuk leaves Star Wars: The Old Republic dev (Updated)

By John Keefer, Aug 10, 2012 7:30am PDT

A rumor has started circulating that BioWare doc Greg Zeschuk has left the Austin studio responsible for the struggling Star Wars: The Old Republic MMO to move back to Edmonton and spend more time with his family.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic subscriptions drop below 1 million

By John Keefer, Jul 31, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Subscription numbers for Star Wars the Old Republic have slipped below 1 million for the first time, and Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello called the game's performance "disappointing."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic going free-to-play, introducing Cartel Coins

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 31, 2012 12:30pm PDT

As expected, Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play later this year... And as expected, there are tons of caveats.

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'Disinterest' in Medal of Honor Warfighter showing, analyst says

By John Keefer, Jul 31, 2012 11:00am PDT

The poor quality of the last Medal of Honor game is fueling apathy in the upcoming Medal of Honor Warfighter game, an analyst said in a report released in anticipation of a Q1 earning update from publisher Electronic Arts later today.

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EA boss admits The Old Republic subscription model is 'challenging'

By Steve Watts, Jul 19, 2012 10:45am PDT

EA CEO John Riccitiello says The Old Republic has "begun to work with different models," but doesn't quite commit to continuing down the F2P path.

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The Old Republic gets more ominous with HK-51 trailer

By John Keefer, Jul 18, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Hey meatbags! Check out the new trailer for the HK-51 companion droid in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Assassination is its game.

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Shack PSA: The Old Republic free trial now has no time limit

By John Keefer, Jul 10, 2012 9:00am PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic has launched its 1.3.2 patch, which now allows players to play the game to level 15 free with no time limit.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic maintenance planned for 1.3 update

By Steve Watts, Jun 25, 2012 7:30am PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic will be down for a few hours tomorrow, to prepare for the 1.3 "Allies" update.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic 'looking at free-to-play'

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 15, 2012 9:30am PDT

As with most new subscription-based MMOs, it seems that the big question about Star Wars: The Old Republic is not if it'll go free-to-play, but when. BioWare is already pondering that shift itself, though it doesn't have concrete plans to share yet.

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The Old Republic plans world of new content

By John Keefer, Jun 06, 2012 4:00pm PDT

BioWare's showing of Star Wars: The Old Republic was grand on promises, but offered little in the way of actual new content except an interesting hands-on look Hero mission coming later this year.

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The Old Republic 1.3 beta test starts tomorrow

By John Keefer, Jun 05, 2012 5:15pm PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic is starting a public beta test for its new 1.3 content patch tomorrow.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic going free to level 15

By Steve Watts, Jun 04, 2012 1:43pm PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic is going free-to-play through level 15 in July.

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