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Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 02:13 GMT
BioWare has announced the closure of Star Wars: the Old Republic’s Asia Pacific servers, with local gamers to be shuffled over to new homes on North American hardware.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 16:12 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic’s first major expansion “Rise of the Hutt Cartel” has been dated by BioWare during GDC.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 | 19:40 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic has gained 2 million new accounts since going free-to-play, according to the latest State of the Game letter from executive producer Jeff Hickman. He also said that “thousands of new players jumping in every single day,” and the MMO’s “high capacity servers are teeming with people.” This spring, the game’s Rise of the Hutt Cartel expansion will launch, and a new customization feature giving players more options to change their character’s appearance using Cartel Coins will be released for the MMO sometime this summer. You can read the entire blog entry through the link.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 12:57 GMT
EA confirmed last night that John Riccitiello is to step down as CEO at the end of the month, and Ex-Sega and Microsoft boss Peter Moore is the front-runner to replace him.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 | 02:38 GMT
EA CEO John Riccitiello has resigned, effective March 30, citing personal responsibility for the publisher’s lowered guidance and missed financial targets.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 | 14:22 GMT
Composer Jeremy Soule has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund his first classical venture, Symphony No. 1, “The Northerner” (Opus 1).
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 | 15:34 GMT
The cast of BioShock Infinite has been announced, and you can find out who is who after the break.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 | 23:35 GMT
BioWare is throwing a series of double XP weekends for Star Wars: The Old Republic, kicking off at 6:00PM GMT on March 15. Each promotional weekend runs well into the following Monday, and there are four scheduled; visit the SWTOR blog for full times and dates, as well as details of the Relics of the Gree event which runs concurrently.
Sat, Mar 09, 2013 | 18:27 GMT
We’ve already told you about the Star Wars: The Old Republic developer blog regarding the creation of the planet Makeb. Today, though, we have for your consideration a video discussing the planet, which is to be included in the Rise of the Hutt Cartel, the MMO’s first digital expansion. Hit up the break for a watch. The expansion is due in northern spring.
Fri, Mar 08, 2013 | 02:18 GMT
Over on the Star Wars: The Old Republic developer blog, BioWare has detailed the process of creating the planet Makeb, an all-original addition to the Star Wars universe coming in the Rise of the Hutt Cartel digital expansion. Makeb is a beautiful world peppered by towering geological formations, but it has been ravaged by ecological disaster and is a hostile environment. The Hutt Cartel are the main antagonists on Makeb, and the story takes in a rare instance of the Republic overcoming the Empire. Hit the link for more.
Thu, Mar 07, 2013 | 01:57 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic players will soon be required to log in using their screen name, not email address. The change is said to be a pre-emptive strike against account hacks, which may increase with an upcoming expansion, and will be made mandatory next month, although players are encouraged to switch as soon as possible. According to Shack News, BioWare announced the change in a news post, but it’s inaccessible at this time.
Fri, Mar 01, 2013 | 19:29 GMT
Yesterday, industry whispers indicated that Star Wars 1313 had been nudged onto the backburner by Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm. Apparently this isn’t the case after all, according to a representative from LucasArts .
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 | 10:35 GMT
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn will carry paid subscriptions, despite the majority of MMO titles going free-to-play. The game’s director Naoki Yoshida has claimed that paid subscriptions didn’t hurt Star Wars: The Old Republic or The Secret World, in an attempt to justify Square’s decision on the matter.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 | 01:47 GMT
Former BioWare staffer and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic writer Drew Karpyshyn has dismissed rumours he’s working on the script for a Lucasfilm adaptation of the classic RPG.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 01:05 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic servers will be down later today, with a maintenance windows kicking off at 5:00AM CST. BioWare expects the downtime to last two hours, and all servers will be down. After they come back up, simply restart your game launcher to grab the patch. Details have not been provided, but the patch will presumably address feedback on Update 1.7, which arrived earlier this week.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 01:46 GMT
Star Wars: The Old Republic’s Relics of Gree live event is slated to begin when February 12 hits the US, That VideoGame Blog reports. The event runs till February 26 and offers weapons and armour sets as completion rewards. The arrival of this questline suggests we won’t have much longer to wait for Update 1.7, which adds a Reputation System this event was supposed to support. Check out a trailer through the break.
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 | 01:29 GMT
Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, the now-retired “BioWare doctors”, will be honoured at the 13th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards next month.
Fri, Feb 08, 2013 | 10:50 GMT
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic developer Obsidian Entertainment has what it calls one of its ‘top three pitches’ ever for a new game set in the universe. Studio head Feargus Urquhart has confirmed that the studio is waiting for the perfect time to pitch to new license holder Disney.
Tue, Mar 19, 2013 | 19:56 GMT
EA’s latest financial results show reduced revenue and profit but strong sales figures for its catalog of perennially popular properties.
Tue, Jan 29, 2013 | 06:58 GMT
BioWare co-founder and former group creative officer Greg Zeschuk has said the developer came through its acquisition by EA intact because it was already well-established.