Star Wars: The Old Republic video introduces Consular progression

Monday, 28 November 2011 07:03 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The Jedi Consular is one of Star Wars: The Old Republic’s more interesting classes, offering both support and stealth roles.

As a Consular, you’ll be using the Force quite a bit – hooray – and helping to heal and defend your mates. But if you’re not the social type, you can progress in another direction, going for an arsenal of sneaky tactics and spike damage.

Check out the video below to see which one tickles your fancy.

Star Wars: The Old Republic arrives exclusively for PC in December, and has made Activision’s stock holders quite nervous.

Thanks, D’toid.


  • Tekken 7 introduces a new character, Gigas

    Tekken 7 now features a new robot character of some kind. Tekken 7′s latest addition is a fellow (possibly) by the name of Gigas. I stared at the Tekken website update on this news for a while in bafflement (“Nationality: data erasure. Fighting style: destruction impulse”), but Gematsu had it covered. Apparently Gigas is available […]

  • Super Smash Bros. DLC is not cut from core game but “authentic”, says Sakurai

    Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai has defended his decision to introduce premium DLC to the franchise. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U will be getting paid DLC characters, Nintendo revealed earlier this month, surprising the fan base. “Developing the Smash games is the best way to satisfy the most players worldwide. And that […]

  • State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition out today – launch trailer

    State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition arrives on Xbox One today. Come on, you can fit one more zombie apocalypse in there. State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition is a 1080p remaster of the game formerly known as Class3 bundled with the Lifeline and Breakdown expansions, as well as new weapons, vehicles and Achievements. It […]

  • How Ninja Theory is making Hellblade’s cutscenes on a budget

    Hellblade has nowhere near the budget of Ninja Theory’s past games. So how is the indie making the cutscenes look just as good? Heavenly Sword kicks off Ninja Theory’s reputation for gorgeous, cinematic cutscenes, and was the first game to use full performance capture. Other Ninja Theory games like Enslaved and DmC also employed this […]

  • Galaga x Tekken is a real thing

    Tekken publisher Bandai Namco ran an April Fool’s gag this year about a crossover between the fighter and arcade classic Galaga. Except it was true. Galaga x Tekken, as I intend to call it until we have a real title, is being released to celebrate Tekken’s 20th anniversary. Siliconera reports the iOS exclusive will release […]

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic Rise of the Emperor update 3.2 out today

    Star Wars: The Old Republic comes under the sway of a great darkness today. SWTOR update 3.2, Rise of the Emperor, launches on Tuesday, US time – so later today, depending on when you read this. The update is set after the former Sith Emperor escapes from Yavin 4 and attacks Ziost, an Imperial world. […]

  • Paid mods creator received “death threats, attacks and hateful comments”

    Paid mods may have proved a bit of a PR nightmare for Valve and Bethesda, but even the creators involved in the scheme have had it tough. Paid mods have been axed from Skyrim’s Steam Workshop following a huge wave of angry backlash. Although much of the diatribe against the scheme focused on perceived unfairness […]

  • Minecraft console builds get free female avatar skin

    Minecraft players can now choose between male and female avatars, even if they’ve never purchased a skin pack. Minecraft ships with one default skin, fondly known as Steve. Players can change their in-game appearance with optional skin DLC packs, but that’s not a very good message to send to the world – that players are […]

  • The Witcher 3 Ultra settings PC footage escapes community preview event

    The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt RED invited a number of YouTubers to check out its upcoming RPG, with glorious results. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is only a few weeks away and anticipation is pretty high, so there’s a lot of envy out there for those YouTubers who were given the chance to go […]

  • Five Night’s at Freddy’s 4 teased for Halloween release

    Five Nights at Freddy’s 4: The Final Chapter is coming. Five Nights at Freddy’s developer Scott Cawthon has released a teaser image suggesting he’ll produce one more and possibly final entry in the much-loved indie horror series. The image, above, was posted on his website, which has since been almost entirely inaccessible due to intense […]

  • Paid mods pulled from Steam Workshop, purchases to be refunded

    Paid mods are no more. “We thought this would result in better mods for everyone, both free and paid. But we underestimated the differences between our previously successful revenue sharing models, and the addition of paid mods to Skyrim’s workshop.” Steam Workshop’s controversial new paid mods feature has been axed in response to community feedback, […]

  • Modders are developers and should have the chance to earn rewards, says Bethesda

    Bethesda Game Studios has released a lengthy statement explaining why it elected to trial paid mods for Skyrim, and explaining the revenue split. Skyrim My Little Pony horse mod by Sekai Bethesda has said paid mods are still in their infancy, and that it is listening to feedback and will make changes if necessary. “We […]

  • Broken Age Act 2 will be available to everyone today

    Broken Age is finally complete, ending the three year saga of Double Fine Adventure. Broken Age Act 2 released to backers yesterday, 24 hours ahead of its general release on Tuesday, US time. Those who bought the game through Steam after the first half released, or who pick it up now, should find they have […]

  • The Simpsons skins come to Minecraft on PlayStation this week

    The Simpsons skin pack for Minecraft is coming to PlayStation platforms this week. Following the release of The Simpsons skin pack on Xbox platforms back in January, Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing the same pack to PlayStation systems. There are skins for the Simpsons family, principal Skinner, Willie, Dewey Largo, and more. It will […]

  • Survarium gets massive new patch to rebalance faction system

    Survarium’s latest update brings major changes to the faction system. Survarium has received a massive new patch that changes how the faction system works by increasing the amount of reputation required to gain new ranks and giving all factions beginner and maximum level items. The list of patch notes is huge, with plenty of faction-specific […]

  • Diablo 3 player reaches max level in one minute

    With the right equipment and in the right location, you can reach Diablo 3′s max level in one minute. Diablo 3 player Dat Modz has reached level 70 – the max level in the game – in sixty-six seconds. Here’s how he did it: he made sure to be in the game’s Cow Level, to […]

  • Konami no longer trading in New York Stock Exchange

    Konami has voluntarily delisted itself from the New York Stock Exchange. Konami has announced today in a press release that it has delisted itself from the NYSE stock market, effective April 24. The press release [download] says the publisher has terminated its reporting obligations, but will nonetheless continue to publish financial statements in English. The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is available to pre-load on Xbox One

    You can download Wolfenstein: The Old Blood starting today from Xbox Live. If you pre-ordered Wolfenstein: The Old Blood for Xbox One from the Xbox Store, then you can start pre-loading the full game now. The game’s pre-load page is now live. The size is a bit large at 37.41GB. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: what we know about upcoming Exotic weapons and armour

    Destiny expansion House of Wolves will add a few Exotic weapons and armour pieces to the game. Let’s take a look at everything we know so far. Destiny expert Alex has cross-referenced what Bungie revealed for House of Wolves so far against what the community managed to learn from scanning the game’s database to present […]

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection connectivity issues force cancellation of official tournament

    Connectivity issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection have lead to the cancellation of one of the game’s eSports tournaments. Cup #1 of the second season of the Halo Championship Series is an online cup that relies on The Master Chief Collection’s party/invite system to function. 343 has had to cancel that cup over the […]

  • There are no loading screens in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will not show you any loading screens, unless you fast travel. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a massive game with plenty of regions, towns and buildings. But according to developer CD Projekt RED, going through this world will be seamless, without a hint of a loading screen. Speaking to […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 lets you customise characters’ genders, even in the campaign

    For the first time in a Call of Duty campaign, Black Ops 3 will let players pick the gender of their characters. Treyarch is bringing a lot of customisation options to Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. This extends to the game’s campaign, which we know will support up to four players in co-op. Customising […]

  • New Dirt game pops up on Steam Early Access for £25

    Codemasters Dirt series has moved to Steam’s Early Access and is available to buy today for £24.99. The last entries in the series were released on consoles but Dirt Rally is exclusive to PC at this stage. The game launches with 17 cars and 36 stages with more free content promised. Here’s some of the […]

  • Dying Light dev tools to add custom models, multiplayer support

    Techland will continue to add more support to Dying Light’s developer tools. A brief video highlights incoming updates including terrain creation and editing, importing custom models and multiplayer support. Dying Light developer tools were released at the start of the month and allow players to create their own maps and stories before sharing them via […]

  • How to improve Battlefield 4′s community jungle map

    There’s a lot of chatter about how to make BF4′s community jungle map better. Once suggestion is to make more of a feature out of the waterfall, according to Reddit user xpc_absol. Our man Westie considers that and runs with it, looking at how it would change objectives and interaction with the map itself – […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight lets you play as Robin, Nightwing, Catwoman – trailer

    Not long until now until the third part of the Arkham trilogy is released – here’s a new trailer showing some interesting team-ups. Update: According to publisher Warner, the game will feature a “dual-play” mechanic that allows players to switch between Batman and his allies – Catwoman, Robin, Nightwing – during combat. It’s not quite […]

  • GTA 5 PC mods: falling whales, North Yankton unlocked and a cat rampage

    So how are those GTA 5 PC mods coming along? Quite nicely if we take a look at a batch of new mods for the game. It seems the community is having a fair bit of fun accessing restricted content and messing around with the local wildlife. Let’s start with a look at what happens […]

  • Manhunt is the best GTA 5 movie you’ll see today

    Created using the Rockstar Editor from GTA 5 on PC, this movie by AbsolutePab is pretty effin’ delicious. The three minute Manhunt action movie was created by the same guy behind this short inspired by The Purge and The Graffiti of Los Santos documentary. You should subscribe to AbsolutePab on YouTube. You really should.

  • Halo 5 Guardians getting limited edition Xbox One console

    Thinking of buying a new Xbox One? You might want to wait until October 27. Because Microsoft is planning to release a limited edition console alongside the game, as confirmed by 343 Industries studio head Josh Holmes. @juliocurt There is a limited edition console coming, yes. It hasn’t been revealed yet, but it’s pretty sweet. […]

  • Silent Hills is officially dead

    Konami’s collaboration with Del Toro is over, playable demo to disappear on Wednesday. Update 2: Konami has published a statement earlier confirming that it’s no longer working on Silent Hills. “Konami is committed to new Silent Hill titles, however the embryonic ‘Silent Hills’ project developed with Guillermo del Toro and featuring the likeness of Norman […]


  1. GrimRita

    I downloaded the beta in the end and holy jesus the game is dull. Now either EA are forcing Bioware to cut stuff out like they did with WAR just to push it out or Biowares creative team never turned up to work.

    Perhaps one of THE biggest linear experiences ever in an MMO thus making it feel more like a single player game than an actual online game. ‘Story’, as I expected is a mask for dozens upon dozens of fetch quests which actually have no bearing at all on your own ‘story’.

    The official forums are littered with people underwhelmed – no wonder they kept NDA water tight for so long. The graphics are shocking – not too much of an issue as this was/is beta so DX11/AA support wasnt an option(if its not there at launch, god help them).

    The thing that this game does so well, is to ensure that a player cant leave or drift away from an area as you are kept well within the game boundaries – not allowing to you explore or sway off course.

    Probably the biggest disappointment for me was character creation and the total lack of species – there are just 4 to choose from – all humanoids. Considering just how many species are in Star Wars. It wont be long before everyone almost looks the same(which they did for the Sith class) thus presenting one of the most generic experiences I have ever seen in character creation from a so called triple A MMO.

    Star Wars Galaxies maybe very old now but character creation and crafting were(and still are) way ahead of its time.

    Overall, SWTOR isnt minding blowing, doesnt excel in any area, does so much wrong and is merely an average product with a huge licence.6-7 years in development and this is the end result. Oh dear, oh dear oh dear.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Talkar

    You’ve been saying several times you’ve played the beta before, so i guess you were also lying about that, considering you claiming you only just downloaded it. You can explore if you want. I went to Tatooine as a lvl 18, which is way before you get any quest to go there, or you are high enough lvl to quest there. Since your complaining about the game being story driven, i guess you didn’t get the memo, it was announced as being story driven. It has been confirmed that AA will be in at launch, several times. And there are more species than 4: Sith, Human, Cyborg, Twi’lek, Chiss, Miraluka, Zabrak and Mirialan. And of course the species are humanoids, do you really think a Reek could shoot a blaster or use a lightsaber? Come on. As you can see, you got into the game with your own mindset of how it would be, completely disregarding the facts of what you can do in the game, ignoring everything but the things you wanted to see, you seriously should stop writing comments like those you are writing until you’ve got your facts right.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Dralen

    I played the beta this weekend. Pretty much all I did :P. I absolutely loved it! The story based quests and the companions are such a great addition to mmo’s. I cannot wait to get my hands on the full game now.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    @2 grow up.

    If you actually READ ( yes, I understand its a difficult concept for you) I have said that I have had ‘hands on’ time – not beta. Now the game is (almost) finished earlier issues I experienced are still there – in some cases worse.

    Each class appears to have 4 species to choose from, Sith Inquisitor only had 4. And considering just how many species are in the world of Star Wars, its rather lacking.

    Have you actually played beta? Or are you just blowing hot air AGAIN?

    And ‘story’ driven. Well maybe your idea of story is different to mine. A story is a personal journey as they keep saying when essentially, its a new term used to hide the fact its just fetch quests. Sure theres one or two story lines that tie up together but thats it.

    Almost every other NPC had a problem with a beast or needed an item collecting from around the corner that they couldnt (for some reason) get themselves. A better twist would have been for Bioware to admit that story is simply a side show attached to fetch quests because thats what it is.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. BraveArse

    Agree with Grimrita, I played it over the weekend and it was shocking tbh. I have a decent 6 month old Dell XPS lappy, and even with a load of settings turned down it played like a badly drawn flickbook. The quests were underwhelming and at best it just simply does nothing new, at worst it’s highly derivative. All this is, of course, IMO, but most of my buddies who were also on the beta at the weekend have come away with the same impression.

    I really wanted to be blown away by this, but it doesn’t cut it right now.

    Edit: stupid iOS spellchecker.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. viralshag

    I left the beta feeling mostly positive about the game and itching to get stuck into it at full release. It wasn’t a perfect experience and maybe not even the best MMO I have played but there were certainly things I really liked: companions, crew skills, conversation rolls and there were things that really annoyed me: big booty robes, few customisation options and overly large player hubs.

    The graphics are acceptable but not mind blowing; some textures just look bad and some powers just look lame, to put it simply. Being a beta though this is something I will save judgement for until release as some options were there and just turned off. With minor looting and UI bugs, everything held up pretty well. I felt it was a generally solid experience for the most part. It will all depend on whether or not they improve certain areas of the game for launch, I hope they do otherwise I will be disappointed.

    @1/4, I assume this means you will be cancelling your pre-order then? I can’t imagine why anyone with so many complaints about a certain product would still go ahead and actually buy it. I do agree with you on some points but I don’t understand how you came to the conclusion of others.

    How on earth is this “one of THE biggest linear experiences ever in an MMO”? I mean, you’re lucky in any MMO to get anything more than the usual quest text and an accept or decline button. Considering there are many times when you can decide how to start and finish a quest which has a direct effect on your character, how is this linear? Not to mention two runs of the first instance can play out completely different based on who wins the conversation rolls. Two friends of mine ran through it as goody goody Jedi and their play through was changed when my merciless-for-the-money trooper rolled with them and I won the roll. We had a great laugh seeing what options we would pick.

    This as story driven as a game like Mass Effect is considering a lot is almost pulled right from it. When is “story” anything more in a game than just a way to send you on your next quest or mission?

    I agree the character creation was a bit disappointing and I hope they throw in a few more options. It’s a shame they went with predefined sizes when I think a slider would have been much better. Other than it being a bit light on races, it was pretty much what I expected.

    I wish people would stop bring up Galaxies too. I mean come on, if the game was anything more than a niche MMO it wouldn’t have peaked at only 500k subs and wouldn’t have been shut down after a couple of years or however many or whenever it was. This isn’t Galaxies, it (hopefully) never will and people that want it to be that game should just accept it isn’t.

    Thinking back about my time in the beta and talking about it again, I’m really excited to get back into it.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. silkvg247

    I don’t think anyone should comment or judge on linearity based on pre level 18-20 experiences. You get your own ship right? Presumably that means you can go where you want, so I’m making no comment until I get that far, which could be tonight or tomorrow we will see.

    The character creation screen and graphics in general are definitely the game’s sore spots right now. However, they aren’t the most important thing so I can live with it if they don’t improve much. Hopefully AA will improve overall visuals a fair bit.

    The level 1-10 stories are quite varied and apt depending on what class you pick. I’ve had a “die hard” questline as a storm trooper, a “cloak and daggers” story as an imperial agent, and of course the typical quest to become a jedi knight as uh.. a jedi padawan/knight. :)

    I think it’s sensible for that part of the game to be linear, it’s a tutorial and introduction to your class more than anything.

    Post level 10 the game seems to open up a bit, it looks like I can get a ship to a few places from the spaceport but I decided to investigate crafting skills and explore the spaceport a bit. Then follow the main questline to the second planet which has a massive empire city and loadsa missions all over. I’m guessing “zones” are now “worlds” and once you get your ship you’ll be able to visit any worlds you want, although onthe high level ones you’ll get pwned.

    PvP so far isn’t anything special, but I gave up on PvP in MMO’s ever since WoW destroyed the whole concept of it.

    All in all it’s a very enjoyable game, and the missions actually had me thinking over what choice to make on more than one occasion which is quite a novel thing as I usually skim read and get on with it.

    Pros: Party dialog, Companions & crafting, Sound effects & music, voice acting, storylines and mini stories.
    Cons: Graphics already look dated, small set of races to pick from, limited character customization options.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. viralshag

    Thanks for reminding me, the music is very good. And the voice acting in general is excellent.

    And just to confirm, once you get your ship you do have access to a galaxy map. And space battles are suprisingly decent.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. GrimRita

    @6 – Galaxies
    The idea of bringing out something new, is to at least be a little bit(if not alot) better than what is already out there. Character creation in this game simply doesnt cut it and cant even come close to a game that was launched in 2003! You cant even select your toons height! wtf?!

    Questing is probably to do with your class ‘story’. I chose Sith Inquisitor and it was all about killing beasts, slugs and other crap. Not really fantastic.

    I went dark side all the way when selecting the 3 types of so called endings. With my second toon, I selected a different option but it arrived at the same out come but without the darkside points.

    Once I became stuck on a crystal, I gave up and logged out because I couldnt jump over it.

    The one thing I did notice was that the ‘aggro’ radius was set far too high in some places.

    Regarding groups, I found it hard sometimes but only because I had to select a US server since on Friday the ONLY English one was full. But I did find that by using the brain, some of these ‘story’ driven fetch quests were easy to complete even with a boss fight at the end. Way to go with force powers!

    You cant fault the voice acting, it is simply superb but this game needs more than voices to save it. After all, this is Star Wars and with such a vast universe to dive into, this is the best that they could do?

    Many folk talk about the game feeling ‘lifeless’ and empty worlds but this(I hope) is due to it being beta.

    I tried the Auction house out, managed to sell a few items but I would like a better search function then the current set up as its over complex for no reason.

    Dromund Kaas was the planet I spent alot of my time on and it felt so caged in with high rocks and small areas to run your quests so you couldnt explore at all. It felt small, outside of the quest zones.

    Overall, I have come away thinking that this simply isnt going to set the world alight.Its just an average run of the mill MMO.If this was a standard MMO released by a smaller developer/publisher without the huge licence it wouldnt get any attention at all.

    It also reminded me of Warhammer online at launch, which lacked so much polish but I am sure EA cant afford to make the same mistake twice. can they?

    #9 3 years ago
  10. silkvg247

    I think the problem is we’re all graphics snobs now. Because whilst I’m tempted to agree with the sweeping generalisation that “it’s being released without polish”. Is it?

    Clean, sensible UI: Check
    UI and key rebinds, options etc. easy to find, fully working? Check

    (second point already puts it above skyrim and BF3, btw)

    Good sound? Check
    Good music? Check
    Easy to login, hassle free to jump in and play? Check
    Keyboard and mouse repond as expected in PC MMO e.g. both buttons move forwards? Check
    Mouse Y axis reversible? Check

    (These points put it above most f2p MMO’s and FFXIV)

    Awesome cinematics? Check
    Immersive storylines? Check

    Meh I could go on. It’s one failing is it doesn’t make your jaw fall to the floor with the graphics. Neither did WoW. Shrug. Yeah it’s dissapointing but I do think we’re missing the boat a bit if we’re judging a game by it’s looks.

    Also there’s enough different about it to make it feel fresh. The proper dialog on missions, the party “roll for a reponse”, the crafting etc are all quite different for me. I especially like that I can make my companions go away and do stuff rather than stick with me and help in combat only.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. viralshag

    @9, We’ve already had a SW licensed MMO come out and do something “new”, it hardly set the world alight then. I don’t see the point in wasting time and money to repeat that mistake. I would rather have something decent that’s actually playable, fun and accessible to many rather than something that looked pretty pants that’s only loved by a few.

    I also played an inquisitor up to about level 12 or 13 and I thought that was a very good story line. And I know it wasn’t just me that couldn’t do the heroic quests in the starter area on their own because people were constantly looking for groups.

    I don’t think as an MMO this is going to change the face of the genre but who really ever thought it would? I don’t think this game has ever projected itself as the second coming of MMOs but yet certain people seem to expect a Galaxies-type approach and bring everything and anything innovative. And those are the people that seem to always be upset about what the game is.

    Everyone else who is just looking for a decent, solid MMO with some new ideas seem perfectly happy with what it is. It’s like you want this game to be something it’s not, something it was never going to be and think mostly because of that it’s a bad game.

    But seriously though, are you still going to buy this? If you are I really don’t see the point in complaining about the game. If there is so much you don’t like about it you might as well just cut your losses and save yourself some money.

    @10, +100 Dark Side Points (you dirty Empire scum :P )

    #11 3 years ago
  12. GrimRita

    I never said this was going to be another Galaxies. Its clear that this game lacks the forward thinking of Galaxies. This does need to be treated as a separate entity. All I am saying is that compared to Galaxies, character creation here is dreadful and a very limited experience.

    The Lord Zash story is the stand out piece here but everything else is just typical fetch quests(hell, even her ‘story’ is). Thank god you can skip the drivel about slugs, brains and other boring crap that plays no part in the overall picture.

    And right now, I probably wont get this now until its at least settled as I rushed into Warhammer(which I enjoyed)but that lacked so much polish. Sure, this has more polish but it doesnt set the world alight.

    I’m a firm believer that if you want to make a footprint in something you do, you at least make it stand out from the ‘norm’ and this fails on almost all counts. Which is a shame because I think that before EA took over everything, this game had glimmers of hope when LucasArts were taking the lead in direction.

    You want my pre-order code again when it comes through? ;)

    #12 3 years ago
  13. viralshag

    No thanks, I already have the deluxe edition on order with Origin, it’s sitting there ready for release. :P

    I personally do think this does enough to stand apart. This is the first MMO I have played which is fully voiced and it makes a difference to me. Same with the companions, which reminds me a lot of the AC: Bro/Rev Assassin missions you can send your followers on.

    Not to mention the space battles, which I didn’t get a chance to do but a friend who I played the beta with all weekend described as a very fun mini-game. Much like Star Fox, only with much better environments. I didn’t want to do too much as I want to have stuff that’s new at launch. I pretty much had my fill of what I wanted from the beta.

    There are definitely things that need to be addressed, like having no Target of your Target portrait is, imo, criminal for any new MMO. And as much as I like the UI, I’m hoping there will be an option to resize and add/remove action bars where I want them. As standard I like to have 2×2 at the bottom and 2 more on the right.

    All of this is something I hope will be resolved by launch or at least shortly after launch. As silkvg247 said though, for the most part everything worked in the beta and that was good enough for me.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Droid

    It’s not perfect but it beats most of the competition. I enjoyed the weekend test. Didn’t read all the long essay comments above, but from most I talked to in-game, plenty enjoyed it as well. Looking forward to whenever they open up the pre-order access. Oh and it’s a story driven game, which is done pretty well, not a great graphics experience, as a few seem to expect. Worked on my 3 year old pc full settings so it’s all good.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Talkar

    I have the collectors edition preordered, and i’m ready to cut myself off of the real world on the 15th, when the jedi slaughtering begins x)

    #15 3 years ago
  16. viralshag

    @15, Me too. 19th – 23rd booked off work. :P

    Minus the Jedi slaughtering, you dirty Empire scum. :D

    #16 3 years ago
  17. GrimRita

    @16 you do know that George Lucas is changing the ending of Return of The Jedi now for the 3d movie releases, so that the Empire wins? So, give yourself to the dark side, its the only way.

    Yeah the UI was big, especially considering they first said they didnt want to have a UI lol. How times change. Im probably going to wait a few months until it offers a bit more. I will still probably keep my pre-orders active, since they are both Collectors Editions from Amazon(GAME can shove it!) but wont play until a couple of months in.

    Im moving to the USA in January, so I dont see any point setting up a toon on a Euro server

    #17 3 years ago
  18. viralshag

    You said you played on a US server though right? How was that in terms of lag? I have a few friends over in the US I would like to play with and WoW was unplayable for me; it just about ran with zero mods on. Rift was great, it was the same playing on either US or EU servers and I would hope that’s what TOR is like.

    I wouldn’t put it past Lucas to do that tbh. The original endings were always too “huzzah we won all hugs and more kisses” for me. At the same time, it’s always sad to know Yoda doesn’t just lay the smack down on the Emperor in Episode III and it just ends with “Mmm, ass kicking you have been given, lost you have.”

    I much preferred the Empire starter areas and quests though. All my mates are going Republic so I will for the guild’s sake but I will definitely be rolling an Inquisitor.

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Talkar

    Join the dark side, we have free cookies!

    Not bad, i played it during another beta weekend, and i had a ms of about 70-90. In this weekend, on the EU servers i have a latency of 20-40.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. viralshag

    Yeah, free cookies filled with hate, anger and rage. No thanks.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. GrimRita

    @18 it was dreadful. Latency was around 500+ and combat lagged. However, when I was online Saturday(UK morning) it wasnt bad at all but latency was around 400

    Friday was ok but thats due to the numbers I think but when the beta went more widespread, it was an issue.

    They seriously need to look at their login process because it seems to bring their entire back end down – their website went down again.

    I just hope and pray they add something extra to the game. I for one, would love to see the ability to bet on Huttball matches, Player Bounties IN and a rethink of just how restrictive certain areas are.

    And, did anyone else think that the ‘taxi’ speeders in Dromund Kaas resembled something out of the Jetsons?!

    #21 3 years ago
  22. revolting

    I’ve been enjoying the hell out of the beta. Way more than I expected to. This is definitely replacing WoW for me, where a lot of other games have tried and failed. Some MMOs have been great, but none of them have sucked me away from WoW quite so completely.

    Seems everyone hates the graphics, but I don’t… I actually really like them. The slightly cartoony feel of the art direction fits the tone of the game perfectly, which more a realistic attempt wouldn’t at all, much like WoW. But that’s down to personal preference, obviously, and not everyone will be as approving of the style. It works for me, though.

    @ 21 no more so than the civilian transport from the films, both original ( and prequel (

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Dralen

    @21 Really!? That sucks.

    I was playing on some German server and I was getting amazing latency. Usually around 20-40ms.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. DarkElfa

    Grimrita, there are more than just 4 species, so you obviously didn’t look through every class. Also, I didn’t have any lag during my play, which is still going on.

    #24 3 years ago
  25. GrimRita

    I was on the US servers because on Friday, they only had 1(FULL) English server for EU at that time. It was only really Saturday evening when things became bad, as more folk joined the test. Combat lag was the biggest pain in the arse.

    Each class only had 4 species to choose from DarkElfa. VERY limiting like the character creation itself.

    #25 3 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 – watch the first official trailer here

    Here’s the first full trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, due for release on November 6. Anyone who pre-orders the game will get access to the open beta. The game will be released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You can read hands-on impressions of the multiplayer here, check out early info on […]

  • Dota 2 International Compendium out next week, three annual championships added

    Valve has announced its adding three, yearly Dota 2 championships to its eSports roster along with the new that a new International Compendium will launch next week alongside a balance update for MOBA. The firm said it was adding three extra championships to the schedule as it recognized there was “room for improvement” on a […]

  • Dungeons 2 is now available on PC, Mac, Linux – watch the launch trailer

    Dungeons 2, the dungeon-crawling strategy sequel to Realmforge Studios’ Dungeons, has been released on Steam by publisher Kalypso. It can be yours for $39.99 on Steam and is available for Windows, Linux, Mac and SteamOS. The first game was released in 2011 and heavily influenced by Dungeon Keeper. A boxed version will arrive in North […]

  • This Mortal Kombat X “hidden character intros” video is rather humorous

    YouTuber Maximilian Dood mad has created a Mortal Kombat X video featuring “hidden” character intros centering around Scorpion and Sub-Zero. Some of the dialogue is rather funny, and we particularly liked the affectionate line uttered by Sub-Zero at one point. Just something fun for your Saturday. Enjoy.

  • Art of the Catch creator sheds more light on why he pulled the Skyrim mod off Steam

    The creator of Skyrim mod Art of the Catch has taken to Reddit to explain why he pulled the paid mod off Steam Workshop. Yesterday, it was revealed Chesko had pulled the fishing mod off Steam Workshop, after mod creator Fore stated he didn’t endorse Chesko charging for the mod because it used his his […]

  • Tripwire adds clause to Killing Floor 2 EULA banning paid mods

    Tripwire Interactive has updated its EULA for Killing Floor 2 stating that any mods players create for the game must be distributed free-of-charge. The end user agreement update, via PCgamesN, went live a couple of days after Valve announced it would allow mod creators to start charging for their creations. Bethesda is the first company […]

  • Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 recreated in LittleBigPlanet 3 is rather eerie

    LittleBigPlanet 3 players have created some really interesting content with the game’s level builder, but sometimes, the creations go beyond cute and bright and venture into the realm of creepy, as is the case with this Five Nights at Freddy’s 3 build. Created by TheLittleBigPlanetShow, the rather ominous level can be played with up to […]

  • Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward benchmark trailer shows off flying mounts, more

    Square Enix has released a rather nice benchmark video for Final Fantasy 14: Heavensward showing a battle, flying mounts and some of the new environments. Heavensward is the first expansion for Final Fantasy 14 and is slated for release on June 23 for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. The mac version is being handled by […]

  • Have a look at some Xenoblade Chronicles X gameplay

    During yesterday’s Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct showcase, many details pertaining to the Monolith Soft title were announced, and quite a bit of gameplay was shown. The Wii U-exclusive contains real-time menu-based combat and four-player online questing along with diverse environments and the ability to use Skells, which are transforming mechs. These mechs are called […]

  • Here’s a look at The Elder Scrolls Online running on Xbox One

    The Elder Scrolls Online has a limited public beta test running this weekend on PS4 and Xbox One, and Eurogamer has been playing around in it. Have a look at the Khajiit sorcerer below in the Xbox One version. There isn’t an NDA in place for the beta, so expect to see more videos as […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 leaks reveal Zombie progression system, four-player co-op, more

    More Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 details surfaced overnight thanks to a leaked pamphlet with information pertaining to Zombies XP progression, four-player co-op and more. Posted on NeoGAF, the pamphlet the shooter will contain a new movement system, a Specialist character system for multiplayer, tailored maps, “cinematic arena-style play,” and complete character customization. The […]

  • Gears of War Remaster in the works for Xbox One, according to testers – report

    Overnight, a rumor surfaced claiming a remastered version of the original Gears of War was coming to Xbox One. According to playtesters, it isn’t a rumor at all. Polygon first broke the story, citing a source who showed the site sreencaps of the Locust invasion with updated visuals. Screenshots of the multiplayer showing improved lighting […]

  • GameStop promo outs Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for November, pre-order for access to beta

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will be released in November, according to what appears to be a leaked GameStop store promo posted on Kotaku. The exact date is November 6, which isn’t a surprise to anyone. On the promo, it notes that those who pre-order will be granted beta access for PC, PlayStation 4 […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Double XP and Elite Bonus weekend has kicked off

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players can earn Double XP along with Elite Bonus on all platforms. There is even Double XP and Double Weapon XP on offer for Black Ops 2. The dry run is over. Prep for the Sunday reveal of #BlackOps3 begins now. 2XP/2XweapXP is live. — Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) April […]

  • Atlus makes “minor edits” to Dungeon Travelers 2 in order to avoid AO rating

    Atlus has announced it has made “minor edits” to four in-game images contained in Dungeon Travelers 2 to avoid an AO rating by the ESRB. According to a press release from the company, localization sometimes require changes to content in order for it to be “understood en masse,” which is why it worked closely with […]

  • Battlefield Hardline is 40% off through Origin this weekend

    The standard edition of Battlefield Hardline on PC is 40% off this weekend through EA’s Origin service. The Digital Deluxe Edition is also 40% off and includes various Battlepacks unavailable in the standard version. You can also pick up the Battlefield Hardline Ultimate edition for 23% off, which comes with all four planned expansions through […]

  • Submerged is an exploration-adventure game coming to multiple platforms

    Submerged is the latest title in development from Uppercut Games, and the exploration-adventure game is coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms this year. The game takes place in a flooded city which Miku and her wounded brother Taku have reached by boat. Miku needs to find a safe place for her brother to rest […]

  • These screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt show superb attention to detail

    Some gorgeous new screenshots for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have surfaced, and a couple are wallpaper worthy. Especially the one with the horse, but as you’re well aware, I’m horse crazed. The images below in the gallery have been scaled to fit properly, but if you head over to NeoGAF you can bask in […]

  • Namco kicks off Humble Store partnership with Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin

    Namco Bandai has started offering its PC titles on Humble Store, and this includes the recently released Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. Other titles include Dragon Ball Xenoverse, and Project Cars. “In Japan, the Bandai Namco Group companies are known for supporting different charity programs and we are very happy to be […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 Bonus codes to give away

    Already have a World of Tanks account? We’ve got 2,000 codes for players to top up their Gold and Premium days. This weekend sees the World of Tanks Grand Finals take place in Poland, and we’ve got a bunch of game codes to give away to celebrate. Each Bonus PC code offers 150 Gold and […]

  • Mad Max contains Top Dog camps with boss fights

    Mad Max will have bases which vary in difficulty, some of which are considered a “finale” for a particular region and feature a boss fight. Speaking in the latest issue of GamesMaster via GamesRadar, the game’s producer John Fuller said this allows players to tailor their experience by deciding how much of a challenge they […]

  • Just Cause 3 gameplay trailer reveal coming next week

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, April 28, because you won’t want to miss the gameplay reveal of Just Cause 3. Avalanche tweeted the date along with a teaser, as seen below. The box art has also made an appearance. Keep an eye on the game’s YouTube page, and we’ll be sure to post the video […]

  • First paid Skyrim Steam Workshop mod has been pulled

    Valve’s new incentive which allows modders to charge for their creations hasn’t been live for 24 hours yet, and already, one mod has been pulled. The mod in question was Chesko’s Fishing Mod for Skyrim, which the creator pulled after a community member questioned whether Chesko had permission from the creator of the character-idle animations […]

  • Resident Evil HD Remaster has sold over one million copies worldwide

    The HD remaster of Resident Evil has sold over one million copies worldwide since its January 20 release, Capcom has announced. The company attributed the sales milestone to producing a “great product” along with excellent word of mouth and praise from fans. In February, Capcom said Resident Evil HD Remaster was its fastest-selling digital title […]

  • The Crew: the Raid Car Pack and Raid Live Update now available for download

    The Crew players can now download the Raid Car Pack which is the last of four themes car packs. The Raid Live Update is also available, and it contains six new tuning specs. The car pack contains three new cars: the 2012 Cadillac Escalade, the off-road 2011 Volkswagen Touareg NF and the McLaren F1 supercar. […]

  • Geralt is very professional in the latest Witcher 3: Wild Hunt TV spot

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a new TV spot that’s short and to the point. The latest Witcher 3 trailer comes in the form of TV spot. It’s all CGI, and it looks good. If you’re more into gameplay trailers, the latest one will serve you well. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out […]

  • Steam roguelike sale is live, offers deep discounts on a stellar collection of titles

    If you’re into challenging, procedurally-generated, and infinitely-replayable games, Steam’s current sale will hook you up. Steam is hosting a sale on roguelike games. Plenty of titles in the genre are on sale for upwards of 75% off. Highlights include Risk of Rain at 75% off, Don’t Starve at 66% off, Spelunky at 75% off, FTL: […]

  • Resident Evil: Revelations 2 finally gets online co-op in Raid Mode on Xbox One

    Resident Evil: Revelations 2 has been patched to support online play in Raid Mode on Xbox One. The Xbox One version of Resident Evil: Revelations 2 lacked online support in Raid Mode for a long time. Until today. A new patch has been released to bring that version in line with the rest of them. […]

  • A section in Killing Floor 2′s EULA about cyberbullying is riling up some fans

    Killing Floor 2 has recently got into a bit of trouble with some fans due to a clause in its EULA that gives the developer the right to revoke a user’s license without prior notice. The Killing Floor 2 EULA – just like many others found in modern games, has a section dedicated to cheating […]

  • World of Tanks: 2,000 free tanks and in-game cash to giveaway

    To celebrate the World of Tanks grand finals this weekend we’ve got some great freebies to give away to new players. We have 2,000 PC invite codes to giveaway, with each one offering new accounts a T2 Light Tank, 100 Gold and 1 Days Premium worth around €8.00. All you need to do is enter […]

  • Marvel announces partnership with Telltale, first game due in 2017

    Marvel and Telltale have entered into a partnership that will allow the developer to work on a new game series, due in 2017. Telltale has announced that it has partnered with Marvel Games, Marvel Entertainment’s video games division, for the development of a new game series. No indication was given as to what the new […]

  • Destiny: Bungie is not saying no to a player trading system

    Bungie has not completely ruled out the idea of bringing a trading system to Destiny. Destiny does not offer any way for players to trade items amongst themselves. But ever since the game’s release, players have never stopped asking Bungie to add one in. While the developer does not have a satisfying answer, it’s still […]

  • Destiny: Xur location and inventory for April 24, 25 – MIDA Multi-Tool edition

    The weekend Exotics market run by Xur: Agent of the Nine is now open for business. Destiny’s bizarre vendor, Xur, has arrived at the Tower. Xur is your man if you’re looking for Exotic armour or weapons. Not only that, but he will also let you exchange your old Exotic gear for new, upgraded versions. […]

  • Warcraft movie delayed yet again

    The Warcraft movie will no longer hit theatres in March 2016. The release date of the Warcraft movie has been pushed back by three months. The movie was expected in March 2016, but Legendary Pictures announced yesterday that it is now due on June 10, 2016. No reason was given for the delay. This is […]

  • Destiny: Iron Banner returns on April 28

    Destiny’s Iron Banner PvP event will return this Tuesday. Bungie has announced that the Iron Banner, it’s once-every-few-weeks PvP event, will make a return with next week’s weekly reset. It was initially due this week, but because of the recent Crucible changes that were implemented with patch 1.1.2, Bungie wanted to wait and see. That […]

  • Deus Ex devs take the piss out of Black Ops 3

    Deus Ex developers have been having a bit of a laugh at the expense of Call of Duty’s official Twitter account. You would be forgiven to think that yesterday’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 ‘Ember’ teaser was part of an ad campaign for a Deus Ex game, with all the biohacking, wearable tech, augmentation, […]

  • Bungie weekly update: Commendations begone

    Destiny’s weekly update is here to determine the fate of all those Commendations you’ve been earning in the past few months. Bungie started off this week’s update with a recap of the details revealed during the recent livestream. There wasn’t really anything on this front that they haven’t talked about already. With the exception of […]

  • This GTA 5 trainer lets you play as almost anything and it’s the best thing ever

    Want to play GTA 5 as a monkey, a cat, a fish, a deer or some other non-human thing that we eat or keep as a pet? ScriptHook has you covered. Not only can you play as critters, it change other game values, according to an explanation from PC Gamer. These values include making changes […]

  • EA Sports moves Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR release date to July

    EA Sports has announced Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR will be released in July. Originally announced for June, the golf game will now release the same week as the Open Championship at St. Andrews, on July 14. EA also provided some more color on gameplay features such as the ability to customize the game by borrowing […]

  • Jason Voorhees joins Mortal Kombat X in May, Kombat Pack owners get first dibs

    Jason Voorhees will arrive for Mortal Kombat X players in May, NetherRealm Studios announced today during the latest Kombat Kast. Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4 during a special Kombat Kast. According to EventHub which watched the livestream, the developer will also show off the character’s move and Variations. […]

  • The Witcher 3: Nvidia heads to Poland for a behind-the-scenes look – video

    A video for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released, taking you behind-the-scenes with CD Projekt RED. Nvidia’s GeForce crew went to the firm’s studio in Poland to talk with the game’s executive producer John Mamais, who provides a look at the PC version of the upcoming RPG. CD Projekt, according to the video […]

  • Microsoft notes decline in Xbox unit sales for Q3 FY15 to 1.6 million

    Microsoft reported its Q3 FY15 earnings today, citing growth in Xbox Live usage as one of the contributing factors to the firm’s reported revenue. However, the firm noted a decline in units sales for its Xbox consoles during the quarter. Microsoft Q3 2014 (yoy comparison) Microsoft Q1 fiscal 2015 Microsoft Q2 fiscal 2015 The firm […]

  • Powerplay is a new feature included in the Elite: Dangerous May update

    The next update for Elite: Dangerous is coming next month and it includes a new feature called Powerplay. According to Frontier Developments, Powerplay allows players to participate in an ongoing battle that “enhances every aspect” of the game. Players can become allies with a number of galactic Powers and guide their strategy, pursue objectives in […]

  • Facebook says it’s “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift

    Facebook has said it is “too early” to discuss large-scale shipments of Oculus Rift as the VR headset is still in the development stages. Speaking during a call to investors, Facebook CFO David Wehner said the company had nothing to announce regarding the amount of stock it expected to ship. “We have not announced any […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch and rental server program hits next week

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch has a release date for both consoles and PC. PC & Console patch and RSP for Consoles coming April 28th. Fixes include TDM spawns and more: — Battlefield (@Battlefield) April 23, 2015 The update will include fixes to Punkbuster, Nvidia DirectX drivers, TDM spawns, contains weapon balance tweaks and […]

  • Modders can now earn money through Steam Workshop starting today with Skyrim

    Valve has introduced a new functionality within Steam Workshop which will allow mod makers to earn money for their creations, starting with Skyrim. The update will allow content such as mods, items, or maps to be sold through Steam Workshop for titles which have the feature enabled. A new “streamlined process for listing” has been […]

  • Play Skyrim for free this weekend on Steam and take 75% off while you’re at it

    Skyrim is free this weekend on Steam providing wanna-be Dragonborns who have procrastinated on wetting their blades with Stormcloak blood the perfect opportunity to give the RPG a try. Head over to Steam and download the game and play for free until April 26 at 1am PDT. The game is also 75% off if you […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 “Ember” teaser video released ahead of full reveal

    Activision has released a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 teaser video titled “Ember” and you can watch it right here. Here’s the video blurb: “In the next 50 years, technological advancements will lead us into a world where only those who risk going too far, will find out how far we can actually go.” […]

  • Dragon Age Keep update includes more customizability and control

    Bioware has updated Dragon Age Keep after listening to community feedback. The update includes more customization and control over heroes, world states, career and more. Players can now customize hero portraits or delete Dragon Age: Inquisition heroes from the Hero section. They can also remove playthrough states from the World State Manager and keep up […]

  • Here’s a look at some Conker community creations in Project Spark

    Conker’s Bug Reunion releases today, and below is a video showing some of the community creations you will be able to download using the creation pack. Project Spark is a free download on Xbox One and Windows 8.1, and you can download the Conker Creation Pack today. It contains 350 assets in order for users […]

  • Rainbow Six: Siege video shines spotlight on the British Counter Terrorist Unit

    Ubisoft has released a Rainbow Six: Siege video which gives you a look at the British Counter Terrorist Unit which features “the best of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.” The firm said that over the next few weeks it will introduce the public to each of the units in the game. Rainbow Six Siege […]

  • Mario Kart 8 DLC and Mewtwo for Super Smash Bros. headline eShop update in North America

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with an update and new DLC for Mario Kart 8 and the Mewtwo DLC for Super Smash Bros. Other highlights include Mario Kart DS on Wii U Virtual Console, the continuation of International StreetPass Week and more. Full update is below. Nintendo eShop Mario Kart […]

  • Square Enix host E3 2015 conference this year on June 16

    With Final Fantasy 15, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided on the horizon, it should come as no surprise to learn that Square Enix will be hosting a dedicated E3 2015 conference this year. The presentation will take place Tuesday, June 16 at 9am PDT/12pm EDT/5pm UK. It will be broadcast […]

  • Final Fantasy 4: The After Years 3D remake releasing on Steam next month

    Final Fantasy 4: The After Years has been given a makeover and will be released on Steam of PC next month. You can now pre-order it on Steam and take 10% off for the time being. The game will be released on the digital service May 12 and will include trading cards and achievements. Thanks, […]

  • This Project Cars video shows off the racer’s multiplayer

    Project Cars developer Slightly Mad has released a new video giving you a look at the game’s multiplayer. The game is out next month, and if you would like to refresh yourself on the tracks included,  give this a look. While you are clicking links, here’s the minimum and recommended PC specifications which dropped last […]

  • Looks like Logitech is getting out of OEM mouse production business [Clarification]

    Logitech will no longer produce “low-end” mice, citing a decline in PC accessories. This story has been updated to include a clarification. According to a Reuters report, per MCV, the firm will instead focus on video accessories and streaming music, as its wireless Bluetooth speakers are now its best-selling product rage. This will help offset […]

  • Win! We have 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys to give away

    Must have more MOBA? Win one of our 1,000 Heroes of the Storm beta keys and see if you’re more Blizzard than LoL. Can’t wait for June 2? Of course you can’t. We have 1,000 closed beta keys for Heroes of the Storm to give away this week, allowing you access before Blizzard’s MOBA goes […]

  • Xenoblade Chronicles X Nintendo Direct airs tomorrow, April 24

    A Nintendo Direct devoted entirely to Xenoblade Chronicles X will air this Friday, April 24. The video showcase will start at 11am PDT/2pm EDT/7pm UK. After the showcase, a new Nintendo Treehouse: Live presentation featuring the game will air. This is the second Xenoblace Chronicles X Nintendo Direct, but the first in English. The first […]

  • Blizzard will have 500 game stations set up at gamescom 2015

    Blizzard is heading to gamescom 2015 in August and it will have 500 game stations set up for attendees to get their hands on five of its titles. The developer will be set up in Hall 7 and those who stop by will be able to get hands-on with the latest content for Heroes of […]

  • PS4 price cut to £299 in UK

    Sony has dropped the price of the PS4 in the UK. For a limited time only, you can grab the console for £299.99 from Argos, Game, Tesco and Very. Go to and you’ll get it for £289. You’ve only got until April 28, then it goes back up to £349. Go, go, go. For […]