Star Wars Series News


Star Wars: The Old Republic expanding free time offer

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 16, 2012 8:45am PDT

Looking increasingly desperate, or perhaps considerate, EA has expanded its offer of 30 days free game time for Star Wars: The Old Republic so players needn't have necessarily hit level 50 to get it.


"I never could quite put my finger on what was lacking in the game... but somehow after level 15 ..."

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Star Wars: The Old Republic update rewards level 50 players

By Steve Watts, Apr 13, 2012 9:00am PDT

Star Wars: The Old Republic has released the "Legacy" update, with some perks that seem aimed at attracting new players, bringing back old ones, and rewarding the most loyal with free game time.


"The "hardcore" had a level 50 after the first week and probably unsubbed a month or two ago. ..."

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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 ..."

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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

Star Wars: The Old Republic gives players 25 friend invites

By Alice O'Connor, Apr 04, 2012 6:45am PDT

Electronic Arts is awfully keen for you to try Star Wars: The Old Republic. After holding several free trial weekends, BioWare's midichlorian-powered MMORPG has now doled out heaps more friend trial invites, giving every player a total of 25 to share.


"^^^^^This, so hard. I would love to get into AC again if it went F2P. In fact i'd probably end ..."

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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


"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.


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.


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

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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.


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

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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

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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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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.


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

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