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Office Chat: Infinite horizons and limited vision


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 16
Now arriving with an alarming consistency, I bring you the latest installment of Office Chat. In this episode, I'm joined again by Jordan Devore and Brett Zeidler as we address the controversy surrounding Star Wars: The... read

The DTOID Show: DmC, Sir Hammerlock, & Gay Star Wars


Plus: Chubby Kings
Jan 15
Here's today's Destructoid Show, in all it's fabulous, timely glory.  For starters, there was that thing about how they added a gay planet in Star Wars: The Old Republic, which of course went over like a fart in Church. ... read

Star Wars: The Old Republic and its new 'Gay Planet'


Peril of the Pink Planet
Jan 14
BioWare wants to take you to a gay bar. Or rather, a gay planet. Star Wars: The Old Republic is being updated to include a rather inelegant solution to its lack of gay characters -- a planet called Makeb where all the homosex... read

Rise of the Hutt Cartel targets spring for Star Wars: TOR


Digital expansion up for pre-order now
Dec 18
BioWare has announced Rise of the Hutt Cartel, a forthcoming digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic. Available in spring 2013, this voiced story content will take place on Makeb and raise the level cap by five leve... read

Star Wars: The Old Republic can now be played for free


Update 1.5: HK-51 Activated goes live
Nov 15
Today is the day that Star Wars: The Old Republic added its free-to-play option. While the game's eight classes are playable up to level 50, there are a number of restrictions that non-paying players have to put up with which... read

Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play Nov. 15


Meanwhile, WoW still going 10 million users strong
Nov 08
Update: Current Old Republic subscribers now reflects the numbers on Electronic Arts' report. For a while there, I really bought into The Old Republic taking Blizzard's crown. But, here we are with BioWare's game going f... read

BioWare lays out specific SWTOR free-to-play restrictions


Life isn't easy in The Old Republic
Oct 17
BioWare and Electronic Arts held off admirably, but implementing a free-to-play model in Star Wars: The Old Republic seemed inevitable to keep the player base from falling off. If you're looking to swoop in without paying a s... read

Bioware Austin win most awards at GDC Online


Hometown heroes claim four awards, Riot Games win three
Oct 11
Despite having a hard time with employment and keeping membership afloat this year, GDC Online's judges sent Bioware Austin home with four awards for its Star Wars MMO The Old Republic. The developer won four awards in its si... read

The Old Republic brings the terror in update 1.4 today


Sep 26
Star Wars: The Old Republic update 1.4, "Terror from Beyond" goes live today, with a slew of new features. Republic and Empire affiliates can travel to the furthest reaches of the galaxy to combat an eldrich evil created spec... read

The DTOID Show: Aliens, Zynga, Ada Wong in RE6, & PAX


Aug 01
Today's episode of The Destructoid Show is brought to you by a flock of magical falcons who carried it here in a net woven out of gossamer spider-silk. Okay, not really. I just wanted to write something interesting. Sega rel... read

The Old Republic launches update 1.3 today


Jun 26
Fans of The Old Republic have a lot to be excited for, as the newest content update titled "Allies", is landing today. First off, you have the heavily requested group finder feature, which allows you to search and join up wit... read

The Old Republic's 'hidden subscribers' are actually gone


May 08
It looks like a large portion of the player base in The Old Republic isn't just hiding -- they're full on missing. Rock, Paper Shotgun did some digging through EA's recent financial report and found that 400,000 subscribers h... read

The Old Republic spreads to 38 additional countries


Apr 26
Star Wars: The Old Republic is launching in another 38 countries, starting today. From Afghanistan to Yemen, people can purchase the Standard Edition or the Digital Deluxe Edition from Origin. BioWare has provided a list of p... read

The Old Republic's lost players are just hiding


Apr 25
Depending on who you ask, Star Wars: The Old Republic either did quite well and continues to succeed in an incredibly saturated market, or it's already peaked and now all it has to look forward to are diminishing subscription... read

EA blows off layoff reports following BF3, SWTOR letdowns


Apr 16
Electronic Arts is alleged to be cutting between 500 and 1,000 jobs due to Battlefield 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic performing below expectations. EA has downplayed the reports, though it wouldn't deny that jobs have bee... read

The Old Republic 1.2: Tauntauns for everyone


Apr 12
I've sort of drifted away from Star Wars: The Old Republic, recently. After hitting 50 and reaching that end game grind I sort of just got a bit tired of it. However, nothing entices me back to an MMO like a big update. Game... read

EA defends itself against homophobic hate mail


Apr 05
Electronic Arts has come under fire from right wing Christian groups for the sin of allowing gay-friendly content in its games. A letter campaign, seemingly spearheaded by the Florida Family Association, accuses EA of corrupt... read

Star Wars: The Old Republic Legacy System explained


Mar 30
Bioware designer William Wallace (amazing!) has just put up a hot blog post explaining (in great detail) some upcoming mechanical implications for The Old Republic's Legacy System. For those who aren't in the know, Legacy is ... read

The Old Republic accused of having too many servers


Mar 26
Forum threads like this one have been sprouting up like weeds on Bioware's official Star Wars: The Old Republic forum, causing mods to quickly open new ones due to the overwhelming amount of responses. The basic idea of ... read

Star Wars: The Old Republic is free to play this weekend


Mar 14
Starting this Thursday, March 15th, non-subscribers will be able to play Star Wars: The Old Republic for free until Monday, March 19th! For all of you people who have been saying "I'll wait until it's permanently free to... read

Star Wars: The Old Republic 1.2 update on the horizon


Mar 09
After a ton of hullabaloo, The Old Republic's heftiest update yet is about to hit. In the update, players will find improved UI customization, more refined visuals, and a few other tweaks. Content wise, there's a new Warzone... read

Economic shifts and a splash of color in SWTOR 1.1.5


Mar 02
Republic and Imperial news services are a buzz with information relevant to any economic minded Star Wars: The Old Republic players. Balmorran transport company, Korrealis Corporation has ceased production of the "Sovereign",... read

Jennifer Hepler is hated by people on the Internet, as Destructoid reader Ben recently informed us. That's not unusual in itself, as there are few public figures who aren't hated by a significant cross-section of the online p... read feature

Star Wars: The Old Republic spreading to more regions


Feb 14
BioWare is officially bringing Star Wars: The Old Republic outside of North America and Europe next month. On March 1, 2012, the game will launch in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. If you live in one of thes... read

The Old Republic's Ilum still having issues


Feb 08
All is not well with the galaxy in The Old Republic. Evidently kills on the world PVP planet Ilum (one of the few things you can do post level 50) aren't registering for a lot of folks, meaning they can't complete their daily... read

BioWare announces the first SWTOR Guild Summit


Feb 01
BioWare has invited Star Wars: The Old Republic guild leaders from around the world to the first SWTOR Guild Summit in Austin, Texas. While invites have already been sent out, there is still some space for other guilds to app... read

FRC: The Old Republic is full of homosexual activists


Jan 30
Star Wars: The Old Republic will definitely turn all of your children gay, according to right-wing Christian lunatic group, the Family Research Council. FRC president Tony Perkins recently criticized BioWare's MMO for being f... read

SWTOR getting more updates and even more rakghouls


Jan 20
Hot on the heels of their first content update, BioWare have revealed their plans for the future of Star Wars: The Old Republic in a new video. The last update -- Rise of the Rakghouls -- was only the first part, and players... read

SWTOR's first content update is Rise of the Rakghouls


Jan 12
I hate Rakghouls. Horrible little monkey bastards, they are. I welcome a fresh update that allows me to kill more of them, and it seems that Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to give me what I want with Rise of the Rakghou... read

SWTOR's first major patch bringing bosses, anti-aliasing


Jan 09
Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting its first major patch very soon, bringing fresh content and the long-awaited support for official anti-aliasing options. The update was recently unleashed on test servers, so we know all... read

The DTOID Show: CES preview with Anthony Carboni!


Jan 06
It's Friday afternoon here at The Destructoid Show, and that can only mean two things: gallons of booze and a smattering of news! Preferably in that order. With emphasis on the former. On today's show, Max talks about SWTOR'... read

Daily Mail: SWTOR players are torturing & abusing slaves


Jan 05
We're not even a week into the new year and The Daily Mail has already published yet another hysterical attack on videogames. Star Wars: The Old Republic has come under fire from Rob Waugh, alarmed at the fact that Sith ... read






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