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Star Wars: The Old Republic monthly revenue doubled since F2P

By Steve Watts, May 10, 2013 12:00pm PDT

The monthly revenues for Star Wars: The Old Republic have doubled on average since adopting the free-to-play model, according to an EA earnings call.

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"That probably won't happen until Titan launches and WoW loses more subs than they are ..."

- TheEmissary see all 13 comments

DICE and Visceral developing new Star Wars games, EA becomes exclusive publisher of license

By Andrew Yoon, May 06, 2013 1:15pm PDT

"Every developer dreams of creating games for the Star Wars universe," EA Labels president Frank Gibeau said in the announcement. "Three of our top studios will fulfill that dream, crafting epic adventures for Star Wars fans. DICE and Visceral will produce new games, joining...

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"EA/Origin has come a long way from EA D. Actually Origin has proved to be quite serviceable."

- soundcreepy see all 115 comments

More Star Wars: Battlefront 3 gameplay footage emerges

By John Keefer, May 06, 2013 8:00am PDT

Footage from Free Radical's cancelled game Star Wars: Battlefront 3 continues to show up, this time in more pre-alpha gameplay livestreamed on Twitch over the weekend in a "May the Fourth be with you" celebration.

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"i'm surprised they even started work on a battlefront 3. didn't 2 have lackluster sales?"

- RikiTiki2 see all 5 comments

Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles coming to iOS, Android

By Steve Watts, May 02, 2013 1:30pm PDT

Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles is launching on iOS on May 4 (aka Star Wars Day), and Android during the summer.

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"Oh, yeah, I remember that 'game'. That thing was beyond terrible. "

- daggot see all 6 comments

Report: LucasArts planned Star Wars social, iOS games

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2013 11:00am PDT

A look back at the internal goings-on of LucasArts in its last few months reveals unannounced game projects and just how the shutdown slowly came.

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"A year ago, Kinect Star Wars was released. In that week's Bombcast, Patrick Klepek asked a ..."

- the archvile see all 2 comments

Rumor: Star Wars 1313 starred Boba Fett

By Steve Watts, Apr 04, 2013 2:15pm PDT

Before it was canceled, Star Wars 1313 was reportedly to star Boba Fett. Sources say the hero of the game was altered to be Fett just before the last E3, at the request of George Lucas.

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"I always wanted a Stat Wars game where you played a bounty hunter but there was no linear story ..."

- dookiebot see all 33 comments

Disney closes LucasArts, cancels current projects

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2013 10:40am PDT

Disney has shut down publisher LucasArts and canceled current projects, moving into a licensed model for future Star Wars game development.

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"Too many suits were @ Lucasarts calling the shots. Fun games got lost in the process. "

- dookiebot see all 72 comments

BioWare expected reaching Old Republic end-game to take 3-5 months

By Steve Watts, Mar 29, 2013 2:45pm PDT

The team at BioWare expected players to take 3-5 months to reach Star Wars: The Old Republic's end-game, and were caught unprepared when they took only one month, according to creative director James Ohlen.

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"Never finished my characters arc. Stalled around level 42, saw the FTP revenue model then ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic's Hutt Cartel expansion warps in on April 14

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 25, 2013 12:30pm PDT

If you want to boldly go and tease those husky Hutt, or simply spark a non-heterosexual romance, draw a big red ring around April 14 on your calendar (floating hearts optional). That's when Star Wars: The Old Republic's digital expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel will launch, ...

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"You forgot to mention that ppl who pre-ordered get to play the game starting April 9th. "

- mrnails see all 9 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic gained two million players since free-to-play transition

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 21, 2013 3:30pm PDT

It's been nearly half a year since Star Wars: The Old Republic transitioned into a free-to-play game. So, how did it go? Pretty darn great, if you asked Jeff Hickman, executive producer on the game.

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"I've only played Empire so far, and I thought the Inquisitor stuff was alright. I would take it ..."

- Firefly1985 see all 39 comments

Star Wars: First Assault is a downloadable precursor to Battlefront 3

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 11, 2013 11:05am PDT

Star Wars: First Assault would have been a downloadable precursor to Battlefront 3--before it disappeared.

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"Wrong, it was great. They just never bothered to release more maps for it because they are stupid."

- Mad Brahmin Disease see all 12 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic changing login procedure

By John Keefer, Mar 06, 2013 5:00pm PST

In an effort to upgrade security, BioWare is changing the way that players will be able to login to their account for Star Wars: The Old Republic. As of April 2, instead of using your email address to access your characters, you will need to login with your screen name inste...

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"I subscribe but only because for £9 a month, it would be rude not to :P I also speak from the ..."

- rottdcorpse see all 13 comments

Rumor: Star Wars 1313 on hold

By Steve Watts, Mar 01, 2013 9:45am PST

Star Wars 1313 has reportedly been put on hold to focus LucasArts' attention on Episode VII.

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"This was going to be Lucasrts best SW game since Yoda Stories and Bombad Racing. Too bad. "

- dookiebot see all 38 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic teases 1.7 update

By Steve Watts, Feb 11, 2013 9:30am PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic is preparing to release its 1.7 update, consisting of two major additions: the "Relics of Gree" in-game event running through February 26, and the new "Galactic Reputation" system.

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"I really hope they wise up and restructure the f2p model. Star Trek Online has a much better ..."

- vertdang see all 4 comments

Obsidian pitching new Star Wars RPG

By Steve Watts, Feb 08, 2013 9:35am PST

Obsidian Entertainment pitched a Star Wars RPG concept to LucasArts before the Disney deal, and is currently hoping to get the ball rolling again once the dust settles.

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"That was the very issue. It would have been a great game and a worthy successor if not for the rush."

- Mr. Goodwrench see all 41 comments