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Star Wars: The Old Republic News

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  • Friday Update: Jedi Civil War Holorecord Video

    Lance Henriksen returns as the voice of Master Gnost-Dural in this latest entry to the Star Wars: The Old Republic holorecord video series. "The Jedi Civil War" provides us with a recap of the story of Revan and Malak from their first encounter with the Sith Emperor to Revan's disappearance into Deep Space.

    Reported on Jun 11, 2010
  • Shae Vizla Bounty Hunter Statue Pre-Orders; E3 Sneak Peek

    Bioware has announced that a number of new Star Wars: The Old Republic memorabilia are available for pre-order at the official Star Wars store, including a statue of Bounty Hunter Shae Vizla, Galactic Republic and Sith Empire t-shirts, and a Star Wars: The Old Republic messenger bag. We've also learned that Bioware will be publishing a special Fan Friday this week, and that Bioware has teamed up with GameTrailers TV for their pre-E3 special set to debut this Friday, June 11th.

    Reported on Jun 09, 2010
  • The Butterfly Effect

    In the news slow week before E3, MMORPG.com Star Wars: The Old Republic columnist Eric Barnett sets his mind to wandering about what might happen if Bioware were to take two routes that seem to be popular among developers recently: moving to a Free 2 Play model and ignoring the IP's niche in favor of a larger audience.

    Reported on Jun 09, 2010
  • Friday Update: Blood of the Empire #4

    This week's Friday Update is the fourth issue of the Blood of the Empire webcomic, making for a lighter update when compared to past weeks, but that's alright, E3 is right around the corner!

    Reported on Jun 04, 2010
  • Bioware's Daniel Erickson: "No point" to Existing MMOs

    Speaking to CVG last week, Bioware's Daniel Erickson, Lead Writer on Star Wars: The Old Republic, discussed the poor track record of existing MMORPGs when it comes to really living up to those last three letters, declaring that early MMOs to current MMOs offer "no point" and possess a marked "lack of fun".

    Reported on Jun 02, 2010
  • Sith Warriors, Clone Wars and Companions, Oh My!

    MMORPG.com Star Wars: The Old Republic columnist Eric Barnett recaps this past week's news about the game.

    Reported on Jun 02, 2010
  • Unconfirmed Report: Leaked Play Guide Reveals Game Basics?

    Several images that originally appeared at the now defunct Star Wars: The Old Republic fansite Ithorians.com allegedly depict what appears to be the basic play guide for the game.

    Reported on Jun 01, 2010
  • Sith Warrior Specializations, Companions Revealed

    This week's Friday Update includes new screenshots and video of the Sith Warrior class, as well as details on his sub-class specializations the dual-wielding Marauder and the tough-as-nails Juggernaut. Companions were also revealed in greater detail today, following up on yesterday's preview over at IGN, and we're also given a look at one of the first class-specific companions: Vette, an option for the Sith Warrior class.

    Reported on May 28, 2010
  • Possible Playable Races, Part Three

    Based on the recent announcement of The Old Republic's first non-human race, MMORPG.com's Michael Bitton kicks off a series that examines what some of the other possibilities might be.

    Reported on May 28, 2010
  • Companions Details Revealed

    The full details of Star Wars: The Old Republic's companions feature are set to be revealed on the game's official website as part of tomorrow's Friday Update, but if you can't wait till then, IGN has a preview of tomorrow's reveal along with a short interview with SW:TOR's lead designer James Ohlen.

    Reported on May 27, 2010
  • A Royal Flush of Nostalgia

    MMORPG.com Star Wars: the old Republic columnist Eric Barnett writes this week about three Star Wars games that might provide some inspiration for the devs at Bioware.

    Reported on May 26, 2010
  • Friday Update: Hoth Clip, Sith Emperor Revealed

    It's no surprise that this week's Friday Update includes the official reveal of Hoth, as many of you have already seen the planet as it made its debut over at Videogamer.com earlier this week. However, Bioware did release some additional media for the planet including a short clip featuring in-game footage. In addition to the official Hoth reveal, we're also treated to the third issue of the new Blood of the Empire webcomic, which, surprisingly, reveals to us the identify of the Sith Emperor.

    Reported on May 21, 2010
  • Possible Playable Races, Part Two

    Based on the recent announcement of The Old Republic's first non-human race, MMORPG.com's Michael Bitton kicks off a series that examines what some of the other possibilities might be.

    Reported on May 21, 2010
  • New Planet: Hoth Revealed

    Adding to Star Wars: The Old Republic's bursting planet roster is one of Star Wars' most iconic planets: Hoth, as revealed in an exclusive preview over at Videogamer.com.

    Reported on May 20, 2010
  • Lead Combat Dev Makes the Case Against Skill Based Leveling

    Star Wars: The Old Republic lead combat designer Damion Schubert made the case against the use of skill-based leveling in TOR in a recent post to the game's official forums.

    Reported on May 19, 2010
  • Night School for Advanced Classes

    MMORPG.com Star Wars: The Old Republic columnist Eric Barnett writes this look at the recently announced advanced classes for the upcoming game and talks about how their advent opens up a new world of playable possibilities.

    Reported on May 19, 2010
  • Dev Blog: Creating Worlds

    Principal Lead Writer Daniel Erickson gives us some insight into what went into the development of the planet Voss in this latest developer blog published on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic website.

    Reported on May 17, 2010
  • Possible Playable Races, Part One

    Based on yesterday's announcement of The Old Republic's first non-human race, MMORPG.com's Michael Bitton kicks off a series that examines what some of the other possibilities might be.

    Reported on May 14, 2010
  • First New Species, Advanced Classes Revealed

    TheGalacticStruggle.com got a chance to sit down for an exclusive hands-on with BioWare's Star Wars: The Old Republic where the first new species was revealed: the Rattataki. Star Wars: The Old Republic's Advanced Classes system was also revealed today over at Eurogamer, detailing the dual class system each class will be able to branch off into.

    Reported on May 13, 2010
  • Won't Make it for Fiscal Year 2011

    Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello mentioned that a "major new massively multiplayer online game" would not be shipping within EA's 2011 fiscal year, which ends on March 31st, according to a report by Joystiq. EA CFO Eric Brown later confirmed that Star Wars: The Old Republic is "not included in our FY11 release slate."

    Reported on May 13, 2010
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