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4:00 PM on 06.04.2012

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

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...

Fraser Brown




7:30 PM on 04.26.2012

The Old Republic spreads to 38 additional countries

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...

Fraser Brown




5:15 PM on 04.25.2012

The Old Republic's lost players are just hiding

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...

Fraser Brown




11:00 PM on 04.12.2012

The Old Republic 1.2: Tauntauns for everyone

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...

Fraser Brown




10:15 AM on 03.30.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic Legacy System explained

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 ...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 03.26.2012

The Old Republic accused of having too many servers

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 ...

Chris Carter




1:00 PM on 03.14.2012

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

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...

Patrick Hancock




12:00 PM on 03.09.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic 1.2 update on the horizon

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...

Chris Carter




3:30 PM on 03.02.2012

Economic shifts and a splash of color in SWTOR 1.1.5

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",...

Fraser Brown




9:00 PM on 02.14.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic spreading to more regions

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...

Jordan Devore




12:00 PM on 02.02.2012

Star Wars: The Old Republic hits 1.7 million subscribers

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...

Dale North




11:00 PM on 02.01.2012

BioWare announces the first SWTOR Guild Summit

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...

Fraser Brown




9:20 AM on 01.30.2012

FRC: The Old Republic is full of homosexual activists

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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 PM on 01.20.2012

SWTOR getting more updates and even more rakghouls

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...

Fraser Brown




12:15 PM on 01.12.2012

SWTOR's first content update is Rise of the Rakghouls

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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 01.09.2012

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

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...

Jim Sterling




3:00 PM on 01.05.2012

Dance the night away in SWTOR while you still can

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...

Jordan Devore




1:00 PM on 01.05.2012

Daily Mail: SWTOR players are torturing & abusing slaves

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 ...

Jim Sterling




9:00 AM on 01.04.2012

Dancing in SWTOR turns players into God

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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 01.03.2012

SWTOR bans players for playing the game wrong

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 ...

Jim Sterling




9:00 AM on 12.28.2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic fans unable to install game

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...

Jim Sterling




5:00 PM on 12.27.2011

SWTOR logs over 60 million in-game hours

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...

Jim Sterling




1:00 AM on 12.23.2011

Star War: The Old Republic gets crazy flash mob promotion

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...

Tony Ponce




11:30 AM on 12.22.2011

People unable to log in to SWTOR due to insane queues

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

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 12.22.2011

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

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...

Jim Sterling




10:00 AM on 12.21.2011

Enabling anti-aliasing in Star Wars: The Old Republic

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 ...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 12.21.2011

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

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...

Jim Sterling




12:00 PM on 12.20.2011

Meet Destructoid's Star Wars: The Old Republic characters

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...

Jim Sterling




8:40 AM on 12.19.2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic has biiiiiiiiig server queues

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...

Jim Sterling




7:30 PM on 12.16.2011

Final 'Choose Your Side' video released for SWTOR

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...

Patrick Hancock




12:00 PM on 12.16.2011

Destructoid impressions: Star Wars: The Old Republic

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...

Jim Sterling




10:30 AM on 12.14.2011

Art Juice: My Star Wars: The Old Republic character

[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...

Jim Sterling




8:00 AM on 12.13.2011

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

... 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...

Jim Sterling




10:30 PM on 12.09.2011

Wampa Stompa: Sith Inquisitor progression video

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 ...

Patrick Hancock




6:00 PM on 12.05.2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic - Sith in the head

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...

Fraser Brown




10:00 PM on 12.02.2011

SWTOR devs speak: Jedi Consular or Imperial Agent?

Last Friday we got a taste of what the Jedi Consular was all about as I drooled over the versatility of the class. Today the website has uploaded a video where developers of the game debate over which class is better: th...

Patrick Hancock




9:00 AM on 11.29.2011

Kotick: Star Wars: The Old Republic won't profit EA

Activision usually lets Electronic Arts do all the trash talking, but flame-haired demon lord Bobby Kotick has decided not to restrain his thoughts on Star Wars: The Old Republic. He has met EA's latest attempt to crack the M...

Jim Sterling




11:00 PM on 11.25.2011

SWTOR features Jedi Consular class in new video

In order for an MMO to truly succeed, it really needs to cater to as many people as possible. At the core of this idea are the MMO's character classes and their various skill trees. Every person who joins an MMO hopes to see ...

Patrick Hancock




10:00 PM on 10.16.2011

Spot the signs of war in this new Star Wars: TOR trailer

In anticipation of its December 20 release, and to hopefully satiate the fan base for a few more weeks, BioWare has released a new trailer for Star Wars: The Old Republic. First shown to New York Comic-Con au...

Jason Cabral




7:30 PM on 09.30.2011

SW: The Old Republic website updated with a Galaxy Map

If you're still bummed that EA taunted you about being in the beta, then maybe you can gorge yourself on some of the universe's lore to make things better. The official Star Wars: The Old Republic site has been upda...

Patrick Hancock




8:40 AM on 09.30.2011

Trolling: EA thanks non-beta testers for SWTOR beta

Electronic Arts still seems to be struggling with this whole, "running an online service on its own" gig, and its latest mis-step is to accidentally troll a vast amount of its customers by rubbing their noses in the fact that...

Jim Sterling




6:45 PM on 09.26.2011

BioWare expands customer service for SW:TOR launch

MMO launches tend to be hectic affairs. Long queues, bugs, problems with the launcher, account issues, and lots of horrible lag can all ruin the first few days. BioWare is taking steps to ensure that Star Wars: The Old Republ...

Fraser Brown




8:34 AM on 09.24.2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic launches December 20

You know those holiday plans you had? Cancel 'em -- BioWare and Electronic Art have announced that its long-awaited MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic will launch in North America on December 20. It will hit Europe two days lat...

Nick Chester




7:00 PM on 09.19.2011

Smedley: Free-to-play is the future

There's no denying that the free-to-play games has become increasingly more popular in the West. Not only do we have new f2p IPs popping up all over the place, established subscription games are going over to that model as we...

Fraser Brown




4:15 PM on 09.16.2011

SWTOR: Combat animations and PvP answers

It's Friday, which means there's an update for Star Wars: The Old Republic over on the official site. Today's update focuses on the animations behind the combat sequences. Mark How, principal lead animator over at BioWar...

Patrick Hancock




1:00 AM on 09.12.2011

New trailer for The Old Republic shows off the smuggler

Recently, BioWare detailed the progression of the smuggler class in Star Wars: The Old Republic, which is clearly inspired by Han Solo if not entirely based on him. Scoundrel and gunslinger are the two paths that you can go ...

Brett Zeidler




12:15 PM on 08.29.2011

Ever wondered what FemShep's voice actress looks like?

Jennifer Hale is her name, and Max was able to pull her aside at PAX and talk to her a bit. First thing he got out of the way was asking Jennifer what her thoughts were on the FemShep hair color vote. You heard it here first...

Brett Zeidler




8:00 PM on 08.28.2011

Max interviews James Ohlen and Gabe Amatangelo for SW:TOR

Max starts off the talk with a bit of basic overview of Star Wars: The Old Republic with James Ohlen. Everything considered, The Old Republic is apparently bigger than every past BioWare game put together. That is massive. J...

Brett Zeidler




6:15 PM on 08.27.2011

Max Scoville gets some quality time with The Old Republic

If you're itching for more Star Wars: The Old Republic, look no further. Max Scoville got a chance to play a bit of the game, and gives us his impressions on both PvP and PvE aspects of it. While in PvP he got the chance to ...

Victoria Medina




9:30 PM on 08.26.2011

First moments of The Old Republic's Eternity Vault quest

Were you not able to make it to PAX this year and it's killing you because you absolutely needed to see some more Star Wars: The Old Republic? No need to worry your little hearts over it, because BioWare was thinking of you ...

Brett Zeidler








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