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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.


"Oh please! This game is FAR from "thriving" no matter how much you try to say otherwise. And ..."

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An hour of Star Wars: Battlefront 3 reveals cancelled game

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 05, 2012 7:30am PDT

Star Wars: Battlefront III was "pretty much done" when LucasArts cancelled the multiplayer Star War 'em up, developer Free Radical has said. A new hour of snazzy footage from a leaked build shows just how far along it was.


"That is to say, LucasArts cares more about the Star Wars brand and staying "on message" with ..."

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Knights of the Old Republic Collection spotted at retail

By Steve Watts, Jul 02, 2012 10:30am PDT

Two separate retailers have listed a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Collection, on sale for $19.99 on July 17.


"Do you like stuff like this? I didn't think it would be news but I could have submitted it as ..."

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The Last of Us wins Best of Show from E3 Game Critics

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 26, 2012 10:00am PDT

The Game Critics Awards have finally been determined, and Naughty Dog has come on top with The Last of Us.


"I think South Park winning best RPG is quite indicative of the lack of RPGs at E3 this year. Not ..."

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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.


"I'd say it's sad but these companies need to do a better job of looking at the market and ..."

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Star Wars 1313 preview

By John Keefer, Jun 07, 2012 6:30am PDT

Bounty hunters in the Stars Wars universe are nothing new, but playing one without have to worry about Jedi or the Force? Sacrilege, you say? LucasArts doesn't think so.


"that's the point, dark forces was a straight up FPS. no jedi/force stuff."

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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.


"I tried SWTOR since launch and the first two or three weeks found it great. But again, the big ..."

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Star Wars 1313 gameplay trailers enter Uncharted territory

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 05, 2012 5:45pm PDT

Three short gameplay clips of bounty hunt 'em up Star Wars 1313 came out of E3, looking awfully reminiscent of the Uncharted series with big stunts and set pieces.


"Yeah I definitely think it's more interesting to explore other parts of the universe. "

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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.


"Their plan is to supposedly merge into higher capacity "super servers." Why they didn't do this ..."

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Star Wars 1313 announced

By Andrew Yoon, May 31, 2012 11:00pm PDT

There's a new Star Wars game coming, and as expected, it's dubbed 1313. The third-person shooter has you controlling a deadly bounty hunter finding targets in the Coruscant underworld.


"Fine, then resurrect/reimagine the Jedi Knight series. Could be amazing with today's tech as ..."

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Another Star Wars: The Old Republic free weekend announced

By Jeff Mattas, May 16, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Yet another free weekend has been announced for Star Wars: The Old Republic.


"I didn't buy Diablo III, but I already played SWTOR. I guess it's up to the other 9 =("

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Kinect Star Wars demo on Xbox Live

By Steve Watts, May 07, 2012 1:00pm PDT

Microsoft has announced that a demo for Kinect Star Wars is up on Xbox Live, in case you want to try it out for some reason.


Star Wars 1313 trademarked, will be a game

By Andrew Yoon, May 07, 2012 8:00am PDT

Last week, LucasArts bought a number of domains regarding "Star Wars 1313," which has many fans wondering what this mysterious project could be.


"it was rubbish. i played it because you were jango fett, but the game sucked."

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Star Wars: Battlefront 3 canceled due to 'change of direction' at LucasArts, dev claims

By Steve Watts, Apr 26, 2012 9:45am PDT

Free Radical co-founder Steve Ellis shares details on how shifts at LucasArts and failing milestones led to the cancellation of Star Wars Battlefront 3.


"It comes down to a core pursuit.. "Is the game FUN?" and the willingness to scrap all the work ..."

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The Old Republic subscriptions stable; logins in decline

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 24, 2012 12:00pm PDT

Subscriptions for Star Wars: The Old Republic may be holding steady, but user logins have fallen and BioWare is trying "anything and everything" to increase engagement.


"If you would have told me 3 months ago that I would be cancelling my SWTOR subscription to ..."

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