Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic News

Another of BioWare's old-guard has left the building. This time it's James Ohlen, lead designer of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Baldur's Gate 1 and 2, Neverwinter Nights and Dragon Age: Origins, and director of Star Wars: The Old Republic. Ohlen leaves BioWare after a staggering 22 years.

Xbox Game Pass just got four Star Wars games: Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2.

Original Xbox Star Wars: KOTOR downloadable ahead of back-compat launch

UPDATE 2.45pm: Microsoft has now confirmed the below 13 games will launch on Xbox One via backwards compatibility tomorrow.

IGN lists the baker's dozen as having 1080p resolution, improved loading times and frame-rates.

If you still have your original Xbox One discs you can simply insert those to begin downloading and playing the game. Digital licenses will carry over,

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The Star Wars Day game sales and promotions

The Star Wars Day game sales and promotions

"I've got a bad feeling about this."

Looking for a Rey to spend your money? Ren look no further for it is Star Wars Day! M'az Kanata believe it!

There are promotions on Steam, GOG, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the App Store. Google Play doesn't seem to be doing anything significant. There are a handful of promotions surrounding Star Wars: The Old Republic and Star Wars Battlefront, including a PS4 and Origin discount to the game - and 50 per cent off on Xbox Live if you're a Gold member.

On Xbox Live the promotion is a bit naff: earn 3 promotional credit when you buy the film Force Awakens and play Star Wars Battlefront.

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Steam Thanksgiving sale goes big on Star Wars

Maybe Leia couple of notes down or something.

What a lot of tempting deals there in Steam's 2015 Thanksgiving sale, the Exploration Sale. It's like having a bowl of cold roast potatoes in front of you at 11pm: you know you shouldn't but oh go on maybe just one.

Decorated writer Drew Karpyshyn returns to BioWare

Lead writer of Mass Effect 1 & 2 and KOTOR.

Writer Drew Karpyshyn has returned to BioWare. He left in 2012 - I interviewed him after his departure - to concentrate on his Chaos Born trilogy of fantasy books and, now that they're complete, he's decided to return.

Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire announced

Star Wars: The Old Republic expansion Knights of the Fallen Empire announced

Ups level cap to 65, includes level 60 character boost, is free for subscribers.

BioWare has announced a heavily story-focused expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic called Knights of the Fallen Empire. It's coming 27th October, it raises the level cap to 65, and it will be free to anyone who chooses to subscribe to the free-to-play MMO.

Knights of the Fallen Empire also includes the option to create a character at level 60 - a character boost. Existing Class story arcs will be enhanced, ie. sped up, and existing Flashpoints and Operations (dungeons and raids) will be buffed so they remain endgame content.

There's a reward programme kicking into gear that rewards you for subscribing between now and expansion launch. Rewards include companions, guns, coats, bikes and early expansion access. Full details on the game's website.

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic launches on Android

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic - widely considered one of the greatest role-playing games of all time (and a personal favourite) - has finally launched on Android.

It's on the Google Play store for 3.20 - that's 50 per cent off for the launch.

This version, according to the game's description, is the full KOTOR experience, and has not been slimmed down for mobile. So, developer Aspyr Media warned, be patient while downloading. The file weighs in at 2.4GB.

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The writer who left BioWare: Eurogamer interviews Drew Karpyshyn

On poor fiction, text versus graphics, KOTOR, the Mass Effect 3 ending and Children of Fire.

Drew Karpyshyn not only resembles Commander Shepard facially - he created him. Drew Karpyshyn was one of BioWare's greatest ever writers. He was lead writer of cherished Star Wars role-playing game Knights of the Old Republic, and he was lead writer of Mass Effect 1, 2, and all the books in-between (not Deception). Along the way, Karpyshyn also influenced Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal, Neverwinter Nights, Jade Empire and massive storied MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic - a job that meant he couldn't be a part of Mass Effect 3.

KOTOR lands on Steam

BioWare's seminal console RPG.

BioWare's acclaimed take on the Star Wars canon, Knights of the Old Republic, is now available to download from Steam or Direct2Drive.

BioWare doing LucasArts game

KOTOR duo reunited.

Mass Effect developer BioWare has officially announced a partnership with publisher LucasArts for a new "interactive entertainment product", GamesIndustry.biz reports.