SWTOR Class stories to continue “sooner rather than later”
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SWTOR Class stories to continue “sooner rather than later”

BioWare intends to expand further on existing Class storylines in Star Wars: The Old Republic – so make your choices with care. Speaking to games.on.net, lead PVP, Flashpoint and Operations designer Gabe Amatangelo admitted that The Old Republic’s current Class story arcs are “sort of unresolved”. “That’s a big thing and it’s something that will ... Read More»
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SEGA, Rebellion, Kalypso Media and Team 17 join Origin
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SEGA, Rebellion, Kalypso Media and Team 17 join Origin

Electronic Arts announced today that SEGA will bring its most popular PC game titles to Origin, EA’s direct-to-consumer gaming platform. SEGA’s Total War Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai is now available for pre-order to PC gamers on Origin. In addition to SEGA, other new publishers joining Origin today include Team 17 Software Limited, Rebellion, ... Read More»
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The Daily Hotness: She’s too good for everyone
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The Daily Hotness: She’s too good for everyone

Brought to you by Destructoid: < !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> The best way to a woman's heart is to watch her dog. Today we've got a full house here on Destructoid. If you're looking to fill your ears with the pleasant tones of Jim Sterling and Johnathan Holmes you can check ... Read More»
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Star Wars: The Old Republic is free to play this weekend
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Star Wars: The Old Republic is free to play this weekend

Brought to you by Destructoid: Starting this Thursday, March 15th, non-subscribers will be able to play Star Wars: The Old Republic for free until Monday, March 19th! For all of you people who have been saying "I'll wait until it's permanently free to play," I think this is the closest you'll get for a long time. ... Read More»
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Play Star Wars The Old Republic Free for the Weekend
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Play Star Wars The Old Republic Free for the Weekend

Yes, I said free. Bioware is giving up the goods, for free, for the weekend and it’s going to be a long weekend. Their hugely successful MMORPG, Star Wars: The Old Republic will be free to play this weekend for anyone who wants to give it a test drive. These are absolutely the Droids you're ... Read More»
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Former Mass Effect Lead Writer Defends Series’ Conclusion
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Former Mass Effect Lead Writer Defends Series’ Conclusion

Love it or hate it, we can all admit that Mass Effect 3's sudden third-act twist has proven rather controversial. Legions of unhappy fans have taken to the game's official message boards to lodge complaints and petition BioWare to "fix" the ending, with some going so far as to claim that the game's last fifteen ... Read More»
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Going Free-to-Play (For the Weekend)
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Star Wars: The Old Republic Going Free-to-Play (For the Weekend)

There comes a time in every MMO's life when it rides off into the free-to-play sunset. As server populations decline and interest beings to dwindle, developers scramble to squeeze whatever remaining dollars they can out of their once mighty games. Now, less than three months after launch, EA is putting Star Wars: The Old Republic out ... Read More»
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SWTOR is free to play this weekend
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SWTOR is free to play this weekend

Starting Thursday, March 15, players around the world will be able play Star Wars: The Old Republic in the first Weekend Pass Free Trial. For a limited time, individuals who don’t already have a previously-active SWTOR account can experience the MMO for up to four days for free, with no payment method required. Individuals who ... Read More»
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Star Wars: The Old Republic launches its first Weekend Pass Free Trial this Thursday
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Star Wars: The Old Republic launches its first Weekend Pass Free Trial this Thursday

Starting this Thursday, players around the world will be able to jump in and experience Star Wars: The Old Republic in the first Weekend Pass Free Trial. This limited time opportunity will give individuals who don’t already have a previously-active Star Wars: The Old Republic account a chance to experience the groundbreaking, story-driven MMO from ... Read More»
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Weekly Top 10 PC Charts; UK PC Retail and Steam Digital Charts [March 4th - 10th]
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Weekly Top 10 PC Charts; UK PC Retail and Steam Digital Charts [March 4th - 10th]

And it has finally been topped. SEGA’s amazing soccer management is no longer at the first place of the UK PC Charts, as BioWare’s RPG has managed to claim the first place in its first week of release. Not only that, but The Sims 3: Showtime – that was released alongside Mass Effect 3 – ... Read More»
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Big Brother is watching: how developers use game analytics
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Big Brother is watching: how developers use game analytics

Information is a high-value commodity in the digital age. Retailers like Target and companies like Google are regularly on the lookout for information they can mine and analyze to produce effective, highly personalized products. The gaming industry is no different: games like Mass Effect and Halo monitor a player’s progress and send a bevy of ... Read More»
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The Daily Hotness: Haggar vs. Sentinel
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The Daily Hotness: Haggar vs. Sentinel

Brought to you by Destructoid: < !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> Haggar isn't a threat? Mistake number one.  Today saw another deluge of GDC goodness, some mildly-interesting Vita news, more next-gen rumors, Blades of Time actually exists, and more happened on 3/9/2012. Destructoid Original: Friday Night Fights: Handsome JackassThis weekend on Twitch TV: Escape ... Read More»
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 1.2 update on the horizon
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Star Wars: The Old Republic 1.2 update on the horizon

Brought to you by Destructoid: < !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> After a ton of hullabaloo, The Old Republic's heftiest update yet is about to hit. In the update, players will find improved UI customization, more refined visuals, and a few other tweaks. Content wise, there's a new Warzone (PVP arena), a ... Read More»
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The Old Republic has 1.7 Million Subscribers
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The Old Republic has 1.7 Million Subscribers

Star Wars: The Old Republic was always going to be hugely successful. It's a Star Wars game, it's a Bioware game and its a heavily marketed MMO. The question was never whether it'd be successful (unless you're talking about EA Louse), but how successful it would be. That question has today been answered: very successful. ... Read More»
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Star Wars: The Old Republic development team reached 570 members
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Star Wars: The Old Republic development team reached 570 members

BioWare has given an outline of the massive undertaking which produced MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. Speaking at a panel at GDC 2012, as reported by Massively, production director Dallas Dickinson and executive producer Rich Vogel said the Star Wars: The Old Republic team had 30 producers, 40 platform engineers, 80 programmers, 75 designers, ... Read More»
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