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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

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

9:30 PM on 12.21.2011

The DTOID Show: Kingdom Hearts 3D & Star Wars: TOR

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...

Max Scoville

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







Star Wars: The Old Republic fans hit with code error woes photo
Star Wars: The Old Republic fans hit with code error woes
by Jim Sterling

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 versions simply aren't working, instead giving out error messages. 

Those who pre-ordered the game from Origin have either not received a code yet, been told their code was already active, or had their Origin billing info show no record of the game being purchased. BioWare has so far been silent on the situation, to the growing frustration of forum users

Some people are getting canned responses that blame the end user for trying to input their pre-order key instead of their product registration key, despite the fact that it's not the problem. Others are confused as to whether this is an issue with SW:TOR itself, or with Origin, as nobody official will explain what's going on.

It sounds like a bit of a mess, and that's hardly surprising. With multiple versions of the game, pre-order codes, registration codes, the reliance on an official website and Origin thrown in the mix, there seems to be far too many strings attached for things to not get tangled. In any case, hopefully someone from EA or BioWare can shed light on the issue, because the lack of clarity so far is incredibly silly. 

[Thanks to Dusty for letting us know about this!]

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Meet Destructoid's Star Wars: The Old Republic characters photo
Meet Destructoid's Star Wars: The Old Republic characters
by Jim Sterling

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 been any Jedi in real life. The Dark Side is just way too cool. 

In any case, Team Destructoid has insinuated its evil throughout The Old Republic, and we're quite proud of our villainy. What started as a simple feature showing off our characters became a thoroughly nerdy exercise in self-aggrandizing fiction. Some of us have gotten really quite invested in our nefarious little villains.

You see any of these chaps on your travels (Dark Reaper server!), give them a high five. Then run. Fast.

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9:10 PM on 12.19.2011

The DTOID Show: Tara Long's Pokemon Nightmare

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...

Tara Long

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

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



Star Wars: The Old Republic - Sith in the head photo
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Sith in the head
by Fraser Brown

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 memorable events in Knights of the Old Republic was visiting the ancient Sith homeworld of Korriban and joining the Sith Academy. That intrigue ridden world had a story that felt more focused than those on the other worlds. For those players who chose the dark side, it anchored their characters and allowed them to explore the extreme Darwinian nature of those mean Dark Jedi.

With Korriban being one of the starting worlds in Star Wars: The Old Republic, I felt I had absolutely no choice but to make a foul, corrupt (and bald) Sith Warrior. I wanted to do more slicing and dicing than electrocuting, so the Sith Inquisitor was left unloved. Dreams of frolicking about the galaxy like Darth Vader led me to make a rather ugly Cyborg. Truth be told, he looked a little bit Borg, which I thought might rip a hole in space and time. I was wrong.

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