Star Wars the Old Repub...

Next week, as long predicted, Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) will go free to play (F2P). Gamers around the Web are split on this decision, though most welcome the idea of F2P in general, they are not happy with the way BioWare plans to implement it in SWTOR.  So is the introduction...
Nov 9, 2012

BioWare’s Lead Wr...

Drew Karpyshyn, lead writer for BioWare (makers of Star Wars: The Old Republic and other MMOs), has resigned after working for the company for 12 years.  He says, in a blog post, that he’s retiring from the gaming industry to focus on writing novels and possibly screen...
Feb 20, 2012

Star Wars: The Old Repu...

On March 1st, says BioWare, players in the Asia-Pacific region will have their own servers and SWTOR will launch for Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore-based players. Pricing for boxed and digital versions is also announced and players currently in those areas with valid,...
Feb 15, 2012

Boxed Games Going Dodo

I’m old enough to remember when computer games came in boxes the size of a textbook and had up to ten (sometimes more) floppy disks inside.  Then came the smaller, no longer floppy, floppy disks, then CDs and now DVDs.  Boxes have shrunk in size as well, but they’re still...
Feb 10, 2012

Star Wars: The Old Repu...

Information released to investors and stockholders at the Electronic Arts conference call gives insight into the game’s progress so far.  Here are some bulleted highlights: Over 2 million SWTOR units were sold in just over a month SWTOR has 1.7 million active subscribers....
Feb 3, 2012

What’s In the SWT...

Star Wars: the Old Republic has been open to the public since just before Christmas and is one of the most talked about and played games in current MMOs.  As with all new games, of course, it’s going to have growing pains.  Usually this means relatively rapid updates in the...
Jan 19, 2012

SWTOR To Get New Patch

Star Wars: The Old Republic will be seeing a patch update, says BioWare.  The update is coming this week and has several changes.  Most are bug fixes and content tweaks, but some are notable. Biochem All Energized, Exotech, and Rakata adrenals and stims now require 400 Biochem for...
Jan 17, 2012

SWTOR Sees Retail Sales...

Star Wars: The Old Republic saw a drastic retail sales dive in the United Kingdom following the Christmas holiday, according to statistics from Chart-Track.co.uk. SWTOR entered sales charts at #10 in the UK when released, then began descending until its final after-holiday plummet to #38...
Jan 3, 2012

SWTOR Sees First Major ...

Star Wars: The Old Republic has only been online for a couple of weeks, but the game saw a major stepping stone this past weekend.  An unspecified number of SWTOR accounts were disciplined, including some being forever suspended from the game, for a loot exploit in the game. The...
Jan 2, 2012

How Long Will SWTOR Be ...

Having released about a week ago, Star Wars: The Old Republic is flying pretty high right now.  Reports are that player numbers are through the roof, it’s all the buzz on blogs and forums, and SWTOR seems like it’s only going to keep growing. But how will that luster shine in...
Dec 29, 2011

SWTOR Releases First We...

Electronic Arts and BioWare have released statistics from Star Wars: The Old Republic to show its mind-boggling success in its first week of public play.  SWTOR released on December 20 and since then has: Seen over 60 million in-game hours played, which is equivalent to watching all 6...
Dec 28, 2011

SWTOR Bug Fix Update 1....

Star Wars: The Old Republic has seen its first patch since release on December 20th.  The patch released December 27 and includes several bug fixes.  It’s designated as Update 1.0.1. BioWare released information about the patch when it released, detailing some of the bug fixes...
Dec 28, 2011