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Star Wars: The Old Republic hosting another free weekend

By Alice O'Connor, Mar 21, 2012 6:15am PDT

If you missed Star Wars: The Old Republic's free trial last weekend and fancy giving it a go, then good news! Another trial weekend is kicking off tonight

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"I loved it for 3 months, played it nonstop in the gaming time I had, hit 50 and then, its like a ..."

- FreshwaterAU see all 7 comments

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures hits 10M registered users

By Steve Watts, Mar 13, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Star Wars: Clone Wars Adventures has just passed the 10 million user milestone, and is celebrating with a piece of armor for all users. Plus, Darth Maul will be appearing in the game starting on Thursday.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic free weekend begins March 15

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 13, 2012 8:15am PDT

This Thursday, The Old Republic will have its very first "Weekend Pass Free Trial." This promotion will give newcomers to the game a chance to play for up to four days for free.

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"You'll spend a day and a half downloading the 30 gb client, too!"

- walker270 see all 8 comments

Lego renews Star Wars license for ten more years

By Steve Watts, Feb 13, 2012 11:45am PST

The Lego Group has received the rights to make Star Wars video games and toys for another ten years, Lucasfilm announced today.

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"Yeah I have a hard time feeling bad for them. I just want build! If it was 200-300 over retail I ..."

- Tincan see all 22 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.

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

- niceguynick see all 8 comments

The Old Republic has 1.7 million active subscribers

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 01, 2012 3:30pm PST

EA must be relieved to announce that The Old Republic has sold through more than 2 million units, and has retained 1.7 million active subscribers.

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"Most of it did not go to the voice actors. I think where they are going to lose people is the ..."

- Fred Garvin see all 12 comments

BioWare says subscription MMO audience 'limited'

By Steve Watts, Jan 25, 2012 11:45am PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic game director James Ohlen talks about how the team responded to the general trend of MMOs switching to F2P during the game's development, and how he thinks the game can coexist alongside World of Warcraft and Rift.

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"I have played games of all sorts on all platforms for years, and never would it cross my mind to ..."

- apocreg see all 53 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic receives accessibility award

By Steve Watts, Jan 20, 2012 3:30pm PST

The AbleGamers Foundation has given Star Wars: The Old Republic its annual Accessible Mainstream Game of the Year, praising its options for disabled gamers.

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"Im surprised World of warcraft didn't get this award the year wotlk was released xD. In one ..."

- Longgshot see all 5 comments

Report: The Old Republic 'unsubscribe' option missing for some

By Steve Watts, Jan 19, 2012 4:45pm PST

Some users are reportedly having trouble accessing the "Cancel Subscription" option for Star Wars: The Old Republic. BioWare is looking into the problem, and suggests canceling by phone if you're having trouble online.

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"I will be. Been playing a JK solo, and a Consular with 2 friends. It plays like a co-op game, ..."

- saunders45 see all 45 comments

BioWare patches SWTOR 1.1 exploit, warns users

By Steve Watts, Jan 19, 2012 11:30am PST

BioWare has issued a patch to fix the Valor exploit from The Old Republic's 1.1 update, and warned users that it will be "taking action" against those who exploited it.

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"Good job completely missing my point. The game is too easy and the flashpoints are bugged. ..."

- Clench see all 102 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic update 1.1 delayed

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 17, 2012 8:00am PST

The first big content update for Star Wars: The Old Republic, titled Rise of the Rakghouls, has been delayed while BioWare stamps out some space-problems discovered by players on the public test server.

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"The whole Rakghoul thing is from the original KOTOR game, which was before all the other zombie ..."

- IncursionZ see all 20 comments

BioWare talks future Old Republic update plans

By Steve Watts, Jan 16, 2012 9:00am PST

Star Wars: The Old Republic game director James Ohlen talks about the team's various update plans stretching through 2013.

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"Your lines are mostly stock responses (I'm sure you've heard 'Your name, now!' a dozen times), ..."

- Entity see all 15 comments

First SWTOR update hits Tuesday, includes more high level content

By Garnett Lee, Jan 12, 2012 9:45am PST

Bioware announced the first substantial content update for Star Wars: the Old Republic, and it's coming in hot. "Rise of the Rakghouls," as it's...

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"Nice is an update with full voice acting and cut scenes looking as or more impressive than some ..."

- yoshimi20 see all 8 comments

BioWare working on Old Republic framerate issues

By Steve Watts, Jan 10, 2012 4:15pm PST

A BioWare rep has stated on its forums that the teams are working on a patch to fix the low framerate bug, and suggests some simple steps that can be taken to mitigate the problem in the meantime.

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"My girlfriend's Laptop has horrid fps issues with it. It's probably an issue with onboard GPUs."

- darthfusion see all 11 comments

Star Wars: The Old Republic patch 1.1 enters public testing

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 09, 2012 6:15am PST

Patch 1.1 for Star Wars: The Old Republic has launched on the public test server, so while eager beavers can rush in to try it now, the rest of us can be satisfied with the patch notes for now.

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"I can't believe how many people are 5, and have been for a week or two. My main is level 33. ..."

- Inarion see all 39 comments