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First Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion skips retail

BioWare is working on the first major add-on or its Star Wars MMO, The Old Republic – but it won’t be coming to the High Street. The Rise of the Hutt Cartel is due for release this spring and will only be available via download, according to IGN. The title …

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EA’s BioWare and Easy Studios lose key execs

EA has been rocked by two further executive departures. Firstly, BioWare’s ambitious MMO Star wars: The Knights of the Old Republic, has lost its executive producer Rick Vogel, Gamasutra reports. Vogel’s departure comes on the back of a recent dip in subscriber numbers for the title and talk of a …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic gets free-to-play trial

The millions of voices that suddenly cried out in terror when they discovered that Star Wars: The Old Republic would have a monthly subscription have been suddenly silenced. No, your eyes have not deceived you – EA has announced that a free trial of the MMO is now available that …

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BioWare sheds staff from The Old Republic

EA-owned developer BioWare has confirmed an unspecified number of job losses from its Star Wars: The Old Republic team. The ambitious MMO finally launched late last year and has, by all account, been a success. How its user numbers have fared since launch depends on who you talk to and …

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Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker back EA in gay row

Publisher EA has received some very public backing over the weekend from two very high profile celebrities – Stephen Fry and Charlie Brooker. Their vocal backing comes as EA faces increased criticism from anti-gay protestors (mainly in the US and mainly from religious groups) over the ability of Mass Effect …

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IN PICTURES: LEGO Old Republic toys land this summer

The LEGO Group is building on its range of Star Wars products with the first toysets based on The Old Republic. Two vehicles from Electronic Arts’ best-selling BioWare-developed MMORPG will be available in the UK from July 28th. Jedi fans will no doubt favour the Red Talon Starfighter (below), which …

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Star Wars: Old Republic getting 1m log-ins a day

EA has announced that it has sold 2m copies of Star Wars: The Old Republic since its release in December, attracting 1.7m active subscribers in the process. Unique daily log-ins for the game stand at around 1m per day with an average playtime of approximately four hours per day. EA …

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EA losses narrow as 2m buy Star Wars: Old Republic

You could almost smell the desperation in some quarters of the game press for EA’s Star Wars: The Old Republic to fail. Well guess what? It’s been a huge hit. Since its release in December the game has sold in excess of 2m copies worldwide, with 1.7 players signing up …

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EA "probably" spent $0.5bn on Old Republic

We’ll never know exactly how much EA spent on bankrolling BioWare’s first MMO Star Wars: the Old Republic, but one analyst reckons the total figure could be close to half a billion dollars. I think it’s safe to say that the total all-in investment in Star Wars is probably approaching …

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Daily Mail exposes Old Republic female slave torture scandal!

91 hours. That’s how far 2012 was able to progress before The Daily Mail got the ball rolling on this year’s tabloid tirade on video games. And what a way to kick off the action. Hit Star Wars game lets players ‘own’ and torment female slaves with electric shock collar” …

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