Star Wars Series News


Star Wars: The Old Republic moves players onto bigger servers

By John Keefer, Sep 19, 2012 9:30am PDT

BioWare had been testing higher capacity servers= with the thought of consolidation, but they finally made it live over the weekend, moving players from low population realms to ones that will hold much larger numbers.


"same here, though it did start to get tiresome near the end and I had very little interest in ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic testing high-capacity servers

By Steve Watts, Sep 14, 2012 3:45pm PDT

BioWare has started testing higher-capacity servers, as a first step toward closing some of the origin servers and moving players to ones with higher loads.


"So they are basically going to move all players to one server? Last time played it felt so empty."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic 'major update' due every six weeks

By Steve Watts, Sep 11, 2012 2:30pm PDT

BioWare has promised a "major update" roughly every six weeks to keep players interested in the game, including new Warzones, Operations, Flashpoints, and events.


"I'm also looking forward to the F2P. I bought the game, but never activated it, because I was ..."

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'Star Wars: First Assault' trademarked, domains registered

By Steve Watts, Aug 29, 2012 4:30pm PDT

LucasArts has registered domain names and trademarks for "Star Wars: First Assault," pointing to another possible franchise on the way.


"There are so many ways to make this game suck, and based off LucaseArts record for the past 10 ..."

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Star Wars 1313 teaser continues to tease

By Steve Watts, Aug 27, 2012 7:00am PDT

Star Wars 1313's "Descent to the Underworld" trailer details the filthy underbelly of Coruscant.


"Did I miss anything, is this 'just' a corridor shooter or have they announces any stans out ..."

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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.


"Im pretty sure the in-game cutscenes have better lipsync than this trailer."

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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.


"I think the new changes were wise. Now the dedicated player base has perks to keep them playing, ..."

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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."


"They should've just made KotOR 3 and saved the MMO project for something with a broader appeal. ..."

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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.


"I don't know if APB can really be considered an MMO. Even so it's failure was damn tragic. "

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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.


"Not me, but I long for Battlefield 2. Oh wait, it's still populated, and it takes a stinky shit ..."

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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.


"The game is challenging when it needs to be. You can't down "all the content" in just a few ..."

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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.


"They need more end game content, operations and flash points with better gear choices and mods."

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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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