Really, Netflix has done this to themselves.
We were extremely into a compelling, cinematic trailer for a Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion, but that's all we ever really dreamed of getting. That's probably because we've heard rumblings of a Star Wars TV series for a while, but nothing has materialized yet. As we prep for even more Star Wars movies, though, fans are pushing for the series to come to Netflix, and now we need that in our lives.Read More
Mind-Blowing Star Wars: The Old Republic Trailer Will Make You Wonder Why It Isn’t a Full-Length Feature
Two Force-sensitive women as leads, too? Heck yeah.
It's fair to say that this trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic - Knights of the Eternal Throne is actually a great story told in a very compelling way.Read More
Well, or anyone else who might be in the women's bathroom.
Whoever's in charge of the marketing campaign for Hulu's adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale made another cool choice this weekend by putting this graffiti in the women's bathrooms at New York Comic Con.Read More
Things We Saw Today
It looks like the conflict between the Galactic Republic and the Sith insurrection just got a whole lot more complicated now that a third party has been thrown into the fray -- and, boy, do these guys know how to party. This coming spring, Star Wars: The Old Republic will be getting its first expansion entitled Rise of the Hutt Cartel, centered around the hedonistic Hutts staking their claim in the galaxy and keeping everybody under their grimy, pudgy thumb. The expansion promises plenty of new features to heighten your gaming experience, as well as present players with an interesting, and admittedly enticing, opportunity.Read More
We knew it was coming, but now we know when. BioWare's attempt at a Star Wars MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, will be going free-to-play starting next week, Thursday, November 15. The game released on December 20 of last year, and a little less than one year later, is making the move to a free-to-play model, like most of the rest of the MMO market. Makes you wonder why any MMO developers think their game can launch without a free-t0-play option nowadays.Read More
I will make it legal!
You ever wonder why the default lightsaber for evil Star Wars characters is red? That's how the stores sell them! Take a look at Vendors: Episode 1. It's a new animated series based on Star Wars: The Old Republic. YouTubers TheWarZone show us what the process is for purchasing a lightsaber in a galaxy far, far away. We already know Darth Maul would be able to buy one because he's totally evil, but let's see how this gentleman fairs. (via Topless Robot)Read More
Things We Saw Today
It has finally happened. Electronic Arts and BioWare have come to their collective senses and announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play in the fall. Never fear, however, if you really want to give them your money. Non-paying players will only be able to advance to level 50, whereas those that continue to subscribe will earn other benefits. Even so, it will now officially be free to the masses.Read More
And All Was Right With the World
While Bioware is off not standing by its ending to Mass Effect 3, EA is making it clear that it does stand by the presence of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) characters in its games, most notably Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic. This progressive, sticking-to-its-righteous-guns move comes just after EA was awarded the Consumerist's Worst Company in America award of 2012. For the past few weeks, EA has been receiving thousands of letters complaining about the games' same-sex options and now, perhaps at a calculated moment, EA's made a point of telling dissenters exactly where they can shove their complaints.Read More
If you are on the fence about giving Star Wars: The Old Republic the old college try, you'll have less of an excuse to give into the dark side and possibly succumb to a new MMO, as SW:TOR will be free to play this weekend. As part of the Weekend Pass Free Trial, SW:TOR will be opening the game up to all players without a previously active account from Thursday, March 15 starting at 12:01 AM CT, to Monday March 19 at 2:00 AM CT. There aren't limits to the freeness of it all, but there are limits to the progress free players can make, though the game is opened enough to give players a pretty good idea if they'd like to continue playing the game via subscription.Read More
For They Are Weary of Space Marines: Why Some Men Are Playing Women, and Why Game Developers Should Take Note
Yes, every single MMO nowadays has an array of dancing animations, but BioWare's venture into the kill-ten-rats arena, Star Wars: The Old Republic, is the only MMO where that simple, intended-to-be-benign dancing animation prevents a whole bunch of damage by consistently interrupting an enemy's casting. Not working as intended, as you may have guessed, and BioWare was rumored to be handing out bans for those caught abusing the exploit, but BioWare has responded to those claims saying that no, they aren't banning anyone.Read More
What BioWare hopes to be the next big thing in MMO land, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has finally received an official release date and price. Announced at the Eurogamer Expo in London, the game will see release on December 20, 2011 in North America, and December 22, 2011 in European launch territories. For those in Australia and New Zealand, those launch dates have not been set as of yet, though BioWare isn't planning on region locking the game, but players outside of launch territories may experience lag when attempting to play a version of the game that has not officially released in their territory.
Each purchase of SW:TOR will come with 30 free days of subscription time, with a one month subscription costing $14.99 (£8.99/€12.99); pretty standard fare for MMO territory. The game also offers a three month subscription for $13.99 per month, or a one time charge of $41.97 (£25.17/€35.97), and a six month subscription for $12.99 per month, or a one time charge of $77.94 (£46.14/€65.94). Those who pre-ordered the game can head on over to the game's site and enter in their pre-order code to be eligible for Early Access, which doesn't yet have a date for when it will begin, though BioWare assures everyone that there will be multiple days of Early Access. So, only a few months until everyone can play the MMO version of Knights of the Old Republic, only one of BioWare's best games.
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