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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 ..."

- Conman89 see all 78 comments

Kinect Star Wars DLC included on Brisk iced tea bottles

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 13, 2012 4:30pm PDT

Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has launched a 'Feel the Force Sweepstakes' in which players can win a Kinect Star Wars prize package by purchasing Brisk iced-tea products, and unlock Anakin's pod-racer in the game.


"So the target audience for Kinect Star Wars drinks Brisk iced tea? Now it all makes sense."

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Old Republic Legacy 1.2 update hits tomorrow

By John Keefer, Apr 11, 2012 8:15am PDT

A new content update is coming tomorrow for Star Wars: The Old Republic that will, among other things, allow players to "relate" all their alts in a family tree system.


"It really depends on the sever, i never understood the anger because my server was always fine ..."

- shatnr see all 7 comments

Kinect Star Wars review

By Ozzie Mejia, Apr 09, 2012 9:00am PDT

Yes, it really isn't designed for the hardcore Star Wars audience, but Kinect Star Wars will have you gesturing at your Kinect in ways it wasn't meant to recognize.


"During the review, I stopped at "Asian stereotype Nute Gunray", and said, "Wait, WHAT?! Who is ..."

- the archvile see all 7 comments

The Old Republic 1.2 'Legacy' update arrives in April

By Jeff Mattas, Mar 05, 2012 11:45am PST

A new 1.2 update for Star Wars: The Old Republic called 'Legacy' is expected to hit next month, featuring new high-level group content and a number of updates.


"Can't wait for this update! I'm still loving this game! Especially the pvp, I need more warzones!!!!"

- NinjaGamerGirl see all 21 comments

Kinect Star Wars releases this April

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 07, 2012 9:00am PST

Kinect Star Wars may have missed its lucrative Christmas launch, but it won't be long before gamers will be able to workout their midichlorian muscles. Kinect Star Wars--the game and limited edition console--will be available on April 3rd.


"holy shit, that looks absolutely wank, plus those presenters made a little bit of sick come up.."

- niceguynick see all 8 comments

Report: SWTOR development pegged at $200 million and counting

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 20, 2012 6:00pm PST

Word has surfaced that Star Wars: The Old Republic cost about $200 million to develop for launch, and that 'tens of millions' will be spent each year developing updates.


"The point is they spent so damn much money on this game they won't be profiting for at least a ..."

- Clench see all 37 comments

SWTOR 1.1 update adds severe Valor exploit; BioWare investigating

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 18, 2012 2:00pm PST

The Star Wars: The Old Republic community is up in arms about recent camping and Valor-farming exploits caused by the recent 1.1 'Rise of the Rakghouls' update.


"I say just wait it out, plenty of awesome game for 15 a month!!!"

- royalally see all 45 comments

BioWare explains SWTOR's missing high-res textures

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 13, 2012 7:00pm PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic players have been wondering why high-resolution textures disappeared from all but the cinematic dialogue sequences after it officially launched. BioWare responds.


"He wasn't talking about running SWTOR with max quality but running a MMO with Crysis quality."

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MobyGames Classic: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II community stories

By Shack Staff, Jan 05, 2012 2:00pm PST

Shacknews readers share their own stories revolving around the classic Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, the latest game inducted into the "MobyGames Classic" series on Shacknews.com.


"Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 was a seminal game for me and in many of the same respects as the ..."

- Professer12 see all 2 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic extended impressions

By Jeff Mattas, Jan 05, 2012 1:00pm PST

In our second look at Star Wars: The Old Republic, I take a look at space combat and crafting as I quest my way to the shady metropolis of Nar Shaddaa.


"The main storyline quests are still interesting, but after you've done the side quests a couple ..."

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MobyGames Classic: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II

By Shack Staff, Dec 30, 2011 2:00pm PST

MobyGames.com Classic returns with Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, the 1997 PC game by LucasArts that let players wield a lightsaber and Force powers for the first time.


"It is sad tha it takes a big Star Wars release in 2011 for JK, a top game, to be recognized. ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic hits a million players, logging 28 million hours

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 23, 2011 5:15pm PST

Electronic Arts and BioWare have released staggering launch statistics for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and already boast of over 1 million registered players.


"Strange, I was asked all 5 security questions when I signed up. Had to enter answer to one of ..."

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Kinect Star Wars features dancing mini-game

By Steve Watts, Dec 19, 2011 8:00am PST

Kinect Star Wars features a dancing mini-game, with some characters' "suggestive moves" cited as a reason behind the Teen rating.


"I am going to rent this.. It looks damn awful, but it's Star Wars and need to see for myself. ..."

- kurumba see all 5 comments