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Star Wars: The Old Republic customization update now live

Play as the Cathar
May 15
BioWare has rolled out "Game Update 2.1: Customization" for Star Wars: The Old Republic. As previously demonstrated, this update introduces the Cathar as a playable race up for purchase at the Cartel Market as well as an Appe...

Free-to-play has 'doubled' income for The Old Republic

EA claims 1.7 million more subscribers since transition to free to play model
May 08
EA's president of labels Frank Gibeau announced during yesterday's earnings call that after Star Wars: The Old Republic transitioned to a free-to-play model, "the monthly revenue has doubled." Gibeau also confirmed that the g...

Star Wars: The Old Republic to add the Cathar race

It's a start, I guess
Apr 26
Star Wars The Old Republic update 2.1, dubbed the "Customization" update, now has a new trailer that shows off a significant addition to the fray -- the Cathar race (remember Juhani from Knights of the Old Republic?). This i...

Do want: Hutt mounts in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Dance the night away
Apr 01
With a name like Update 2.1: Dance of the Hutts, you know you're in for a change of pace. Headlining this April Fool's Day joke for Star Wars: The Old Republic are dance-based PvP combat and "an affectionate, but reluctant ne...

'Hutt Cartel' expansion hits The Old Republic in April

Are you still playing?
Mar 25
BioWare has plans to release the Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic on April 14, 2013 in all territories, the studio announced today. Pricing for the new content is $9.99 for paying subscribers ...

XP reduction lowered for free players in SW: TOR patch

Free to punish players?
Mar 15
If you were expecting to have a fairly comparable experience playing The Old Republic for free, you were probably disappointed to find out that you had a 25% reduced XP rate after level 10. It made the game more of a grind, a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Star Wars: The Old Republic is going free-to-play

Jul 31
EA and BioWare have just announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic will get a free-to-play option this fall. How this works: Players will have access to all eight character class storylines up to level 50, with some restrict...

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...

E3: Star Wars: TOR goes free-to-play up to level 15

Jun 04
Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to be free up through level 15 starting in July. Tempting players to advance further is a pretty substantial update. There will be a new playable race, the feline Cathar, who you might rec...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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",...

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...

Star Wars: The Old Republic hits 1.7 million subscribers

Feb 02
MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic continues to grow, now coming in at 1.7 million active subscribers since its launch in December. EA says that over 2 million gamers have purchased a copy of SWTOR in these past six weeks, and t...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dance the night away in SWTOR while you still can

Jan 05
BioWare is working on a patch for Star Wars: The Old Republic that'll stop in-game chat from breaking for some players, and more importantly, tone down our beloved dance moves so they don't provide our characters with invinci...

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 ...

Dancing in SWTOR turns players into God

Jan 04
BioWare has a fresh Swoahtor exploit to plug up today, after it became known that players are literally dodging bullets with their fly dance moves. Using the "/getdown" command, player characters start to perform a jaun...

SWTOR bans players for playing the game wrong

Jan 03
Users have been receiving temporary bans for "exploiting" Star Wars: The Old Republic, as confirmed by BioWare recently. The only trouble is, the players were not really breaking the game in anyway -- they've only been doing ...

Star Wars: The Old Republic fans unable to install game

Dec 28
It seems that Star Wars: The Old Republic just can't catch a break. Despite being a very good game, many customers are still having frustrating problems with getting the game running. The latest issue sees an angry portion of...

SWTOR logs over 60 million in-game hours

Dec 27
Electronic Arts has plenty to crow about following the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic. It would appear that the game has enjoyed a hugely successful launch, with the publisher claiming it to be the "the fastest growin...

Star War: The Old Republic gets crazy flash mob promotion

Dec 23
To celebrate the launch of The Old Republic on the 20th, a bunch of people got dressed up and headed down to Times Square in New York City to engage in a massive lightsaber battle. Only there was no "battle." Everyone just s...

People unable to log in to SWTOR due to insane queues

Dec 22
Today, the "grace period" for early access ends in Star Wars: The Old Republic, and players need to log in to and submit billing information in order to continue enjoying themselves. That would be perfectly acceptab...

Yes, you need to subscribe to SWTOR to play it for free

Dec 22
As most of you will know, newcomers to Star Wars: The Old Republic will get thirty days of free gameplay time. A number of gamers are, however, unhappy to learn that they cannot access those thirty days without subscribing to...

Enabling anti-aliasing in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Dec 21
Star Wars: The Old Republic looks alright as far as MMOs go, but it certainly looks jagged, and that offends our ocular sensibilities. Annoyingly, you can't force anti-aliasing with Nvidia graphics cards, but all it takes is ...

Star Wars: The Old Republic fans hit with code error woes

Dec 21
A large number of Star Wars: The Old Republic customers are finding themselves unable to get into the game thanks to problems with registration codes. Physical copies have shipped without codes included, while digital version...

Meet Destructoid's Star Wars: The Old Republic characters

Dec 20
Should it be worrying that every Destructoid writer so far has sided with the Sith Empire? It would appear that the lure of the Dark Side is far too tempting, so much so that we wonder whether there would have actually ever b...

Star Wars: The Old Republic has biiiiiiiiig server queues

Dec 19
Recently, I've had to accept the fact that if I'm not already playing Star Wars: The Old Republic by a certain time in the evening, I won't be playing it again that night. The game's servers are absolutely stuffed to the gill...

Final 'Choose Your Side' video released for SWTOR

Dec 16
The last installment of the "Choose Your Side" videos from the developers of Star Wars: The Old Republic has been released, pitting the Smuggler class against the Sith Warrior. You can watch it over on the offi...

Destructoid impressions: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Dec 16
Star Wars: The Old Republic opened its doors for early access this week, and a number of Destructoid editors barged their way in. It's not our policy to officially review MMOs, due to their expanse and tendency to make huge c...

Art Juice: My Star Wars: The Old Republic character

Dec 14
[Every week (until I get bored), Art Juice takes a recent videogame story and provides an unremittingly artistic slant, telling us a little something about ourselves in the process ... whether we want to know the truth or not...

Star Wars: The Old Republic early access goes live ...

Dec 13
... but best of luck getting in! Star Wars: The Old Republic has opened its doors to early access customers, but the official site's servers are already struggling. As users spam the site to see if their game has unlocked yet...

Wampa Stompa: Sith Inquisitor progression video

Dec 09
As the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic gets closer and closer, I find myself becoming more and more excited. Two weeks ago we saw a video featuring the Jedi Consular, the Galactic Republic's heavy Force user, and ...

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Sith in the head

Dec 05
Peace is a lie, there is only passion. Through passion, I gain strength. Through strength, I gain power. Through power, I gain victory. Through victory, my chains are broken. The Force shall set me free. One of the most memor...

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