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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 stood there like...

 
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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 acceptable, save for on...

 
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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 a monthly plan...

 
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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 a bit of tweaki...

 
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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 versions simply aren't...

 
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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 been any Jedi in...

 
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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 gills, despite EA r...

 
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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 official site. I th...

 
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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 changes over the...

 
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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!] Usually, Art...

 
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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, people are be...

 
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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 this week we ge...

 
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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 memorable events in ...

 
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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: the Jedi Consular...

 
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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 MMO market with ...

 
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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 that one magnif...

 
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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 audiences, it giv...

 
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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 updated today with ...

 
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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 they weren't i...

 
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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 Republic does not fal...

 
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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 later on December ...

 
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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 well. While it's ...

 
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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 BioWare Austin goes i...

 
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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 down if you ult...

 
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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: the voice act...

 
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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. James even goes ...

 
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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 wield force pow...

 
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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 guys too. Every...

 
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EA to limit sales of Star Wars: The Old Republic

If you thought downloading Origin would mean your Electronic Arts games would be easier to obtain, you're not altogether correct. In the case of Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA has stated it will limit sale of the game to a percentage of cu...

 
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BioWare has no issue with you importing The Old Republic

Australians have a hard time when it comes to games, with exorbitant prices, Nintendo snubbery and outright bans. One game not coming to the island is Star Wars: The Old Republic, but BioWare has gamers' backs. There will be no re...

 
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Enjoy a full mission of The Old Republic with commentary

BioWare was kind enough to provide us with a preview video that showcases the entire Esseles flashpoint mission from Star Wars: The Old Republic.  Those I've discussed this game with have been praising this mission for its depth, tell...

 
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Choose a side in this Star Wars: The Old Republic trailer

With Star Wars: The Old Republic being offered for pre-order as of last week, the excitement levels for the BioWare MMORPG are at an all-time high. Despite no firm release date announced, BioWare keeps pumping out the trailers for us to wh...

 
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Origin: Pay us to let you wait in line for a digital game

Origin recently opened up pre-orders for Star Wars: The Old Republic on its proprietary digital service Origin. Well ... that's what you might think at first glance. What's actually happening is that it's opened up pre-orders for pre-orders...

 
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Get your pre-orders in for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Just now, pre-orders have opened up for Star Wars: The Old Republic. The game will be available in two flavors besides the standard $59 retail release which comes with 30 days of play, early access and a "color stone" item. The sp...

 

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