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BioWare writer would 'love' to work on another Star Wars RPG


May the 4th was with him
May 05
BioWare writer David Gaider has hinted that he'd "love" to work on another Star Wars RPG. Though BioWare developed Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, there are no Star Wars games ... read
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Next Star Wars: The Old Republic update will let you build homes


It's like the Sims now! BUT IN SPACE!
Aug 13
EA revealed the next update for Star Wars: The Old Republic at its gamescom press conference. The Galactic Strongholds downloadable content will let you build a home in the game. Yup, SWTOR is now Sims. You can show off your cribs to friends in the game.  The update will also include Guild flagships, used to go around space and conquer planets.  read
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Two expansions planned for The Old Republic in 2014


Galactic Starfighter now out for F2P players
Feb 04
Looking at the year ahead for Star Wars: The Old Republic, senior producer Bruce Maclean says there are two more digital expansions on the way -- "one similar to Galactic Starfighter in scope and one more closely resembling R... read
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These ten free-to-play games made over $3B last year


Billions!
Jan 20
Super Data Research has released their digital sales review of 2013, analyzing how much revenue was made from free-to-play, mobile, console, and PC digital content. In the free-to-play category, the top ten games based on rev... read
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SWTOR Galactic Starfighter open to Early Access members


*pew pew pew whooosh*
Jan 18
The Galactic Starfighter expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic has been available to Subscribers of the MMO since early December, and now it's time for Preferred Early Access users to get in on the action. Prefe... read
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The Old Republic 'Galactic Starfighter' expansion is live


But you'll need to be a subscriber to play it right now
Dec 03
As promised, the Galactic Starfighter expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic has gone live for subscribers today adding 12 vs. 12 PvP free-flight dogfighting, complete with the ability to customize ships. On top ... read
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The Old Republic's Galactic Starfighter still seems cool


Ah, this brings me back
Nov 14
Here's another look at the upcoming Galactic Starfighter expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic, aka the first truly interesting thing I've seen out of this game in months. The familiar sights and sounds of Star Wars dogf... read
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12 vs. 12 space battles are coming to The Old Republic


A Star Wars expansion I actually want to play
Oct 08
As an absolute sucker for space battles in the Star Wars universe, this new digital expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic is looking mighty fine. I've resisted the call of BioWare's MMO even with it going free-to-play, b... read
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An end to the trilogy may yet see the light of day
Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords was a stellar Star Wars RPG that shone despite its bugs and rushed production schedule. It left me wanting to a sequel and, speaking to Eurogamer, Obsidian's Chris Avellone also ... read feature

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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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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New releases: The Knife of Dunwall blinks into existence


Plus Injustice, Rise of the Hutt Cartel, and Soul Hackers
Apr 15
After a couple of lackluster weeks of new releases, we're spoiled for choice this week. A plethora of games drop, begging for your attention. Time to blow more money. At the top of the list, for me, is the latest piece of Di... read
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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... read
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'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 ... read
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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... read
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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






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