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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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... read
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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 ... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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 swtor.com and submit billing information in order to continue enjoying themselves. That would be perfectly acceptab... read
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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... read
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The DTOID Show: Kingdom Hearts 3D & Star Wars: TOR


Dec 21
Hey guys! Here's our last regular episode of The Destructoid Show of 2011! We're still gonna have episodes going up next week, but this is the last one that's our usual news-related journalism-program TV format. Today's topi... read
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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 ... read
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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... read feature

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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... read feature

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The DTOID Show: Tara Long's Pokemon Nightmare


Dec 19
Greetings, travelers! The Destructoid show is back for its regularly-scheduled Monday episode, and boy, have we got news for you! (The answer is yes, in case you were wondering.) First up, Alan's Wake's American Nightmare is... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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... read






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