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Community Spotlight: Star Wars Galaxies to Shut Down

Posted by William Murphy on Jun 25, 2011  | Comments

Community Spotlight: Star Wars Galaxies to Shut Down -

In this week's Community Spotlight, Mike Bitton shines the light on the recent announcement of Star Wars Galaxies' impending closure.  The forums are ablaze with a wide mix of emotions and Mike lays on a few of his own as well.  Check it out and offer your thoughts.

To be honest, my heart sort of sank a bit when I heard this news today, I'm one of those "SWG nerds" that many people like to poke fun at, but so what? I wear that with pride. Star Wars Galaxies was my first MMO and boy was it a hot mess at launch, but I loved it nonetheless. Some of the closest friends I keep in touch with and game with every day were met on Starsider back in the game's heyday, and while the game had its ups and downs from launch all the way through to the NGE I'm glad I got to take part in the experience.

Read more of Mike Bitton's Community Spotlight.

William Murphy / Bill is the Managing Editor of,, and lover of all things gaming. He's been playing and writing about MMOs and geekery since 2002, and you can harass him and his views on Twitter @thebillmurphy.