Remembering 2016 for Alderaan reasons.
And the spectre of KOTOR 3?
Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion touches down in December.
Due when the game turns five years old this autumn.
"I've got a bad feeling about this."
"All you need is the force and you will do ok in life."
Subscriber Rewards detailed.
Do or do not, there is reason to try.
But it's a cracking addition to BioWare's Star Wars MMO.
Lead writer of Mass Effect 1 & 2 and KOTOR.
I spy with my little eye...
Due in December. Subscriber pre-orders get 12x experience boost prior to launch.
And SWTOR made $165m last year, apparently.
Galactic Strongholds, and Guild Flagships.
This MMO, Vader way?
Bulls***! You can be mine.
SWTOR chief steps up.
Dedicated, professional and putting in upwards of 25 hours a week, Enigma's a tribe without a home.
And what do we make of the shared-world games and MOBAs that have risen up to replace them?
"I honestly don't think they're going to be that big a deal."
Not May 4th? Missed opportunity.
Has a setting that sits between Episode 3 and 4.
"You just get tired of it after a while."
"We want you to know that this is an ongoing dialogue."
Little new hope.
A bit like when Luke pulls back his hood in ROTJ.
Will he wind up at Bethesda's new Austin-based studio Battlecry?
The road to free to play.
A conversation with EA's Peter Moore on the thorny issues of DLC, Online Passes and all the rest of it
"You can pretty much pick out the age of most of your readers by their commentary."
"They're doing great. Mass Effect has been enormous for us."
On poor fiction, text versus graphics, KOTOR, the Mass Effect 3 ending and Children of Fire.
"Gabe's a great friend of EA's. We're a great friend of his, we like to think."
UPDATE: Job "always planned to have a finite endpoint," Zeschuk explains.
Premium subscription option also available. UPDATE: New model will launch in November.
"There was a lot more we wanted to include in the title."
There is a great disturbance in the force.
New friends lists! Better menus! Sliders! "Smoother" performance!
No expense spared for a KOTOR-inspired favourite.
"If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you."
Maintenance set to last four hours.
"We have to be flexible and adapt to what is going on."
"It cheapens intellectual property."
BioWare teases upcoming features.
BioWare teases the year ahead.
"The MMO is the toughest part of the game industry."
BioWare "ensuring affected people are treated with dignity, fairness and respect."
"Make no mistake, BioWare intends to grow subscribers."
Second only to Steam.
But strong digital sales help EA back into annual profit.
Admits it hasn't succeeded in communicating what's already available.
Level 50-only restriction dropped after fan feedback.
Ranked Warzones! Customisable UI! New world boss!
Hackers add as many as 5000 signatures.
We dissect the self-inflicted "fun button" saga and talk about EA's stout defence of BioWare's wooden sex scenes.
"Good for @EA for telling the homophobes to f*** off."
"This isn't about protecting children, it's about political harassment."
Subs dip "has to at least be attributable to SWTOR".
BioWare lures new players with complimentary trial.
EA suggests SWTOR expansion announcement soon.
Storytelling so good players can't go back to WOW, says BioWare.
Legacy improvements, Guild Banks, Warzone raking, more.
Endgame crafting, companion dances incoming.
"Their sessions are absurd," says Zeschuk.
Not because of Mass Effect: Deception.
"It got off to a rocky start for all the wrong reasons."
When does a game belong to its fans rather than its creators?
Force-using classes altered most.
More publishers sign up to EA's digital platform.
Plus, Battlefield 3 and FIFA 12 both pass the 10m mark.
Studio wants to explain design decisions, get player feedback.
White Lightsaber crystals for all?
Apologises for Saturday's inconvenience.
Blame "a gremlin in the system".
Guild Bank, Legacy system, new PvP warzone.
Guild Banks, new PvP warzone incoming.
Will take action against players "who took extreme advantage".
UPDATE: BioWare responds, confirms fix incoming.
UPDATE: BioWare readying new patch.
UPDATE: Servers are back online.
Speak, or speak not. There is no mumble.
Oli Welsh, John Bedford and host Tom Champion discuss Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic one month after launch.
From the archive: If you come at the king, you best not miss.
Pace of post-release content "more aggressive" than WOW.
New top-level Flashpoint shown.
Revenge of the script.
"Even World of Warcraft doesn't get 10/10s hardly at all."
It's a "smaller" group with low-end PCs.
Dev "resolving the indoor framerate drop".
New bosses, level 50 Flashpoint, Ilum changes.
Ilum container exploit fix among them.
BioWare promises updates "almost every week".
Bit boogie at launch.
Vows to adjust Ilum to "discourage" exploits.
Proves there can be multiple MMO champions.
Are you Hoth or not?
"Unless you are prepared to queue to play."
Analyst reckons MMO already has 1 million players.
"We've been listening," BioWare says.
Veteran MMO Hutt forever.
Why EA's blockbuster MMO may not be a new hope.
Servers nearing capacity, more invites going out soon.
BioWare to "surprise and delight" you with new content and patches.
"Some" players get as much as seven days head start.
725,000 played it last weekend.
But EA should still make money, reckon analysts.
Suggests Lucasarts will be only beneficiary.
Force-wielding character progression detailed.
The one we are giving keys away for.
BioWare Austin "working their asses off".
You want 'em, we got 'em. For MMO's forthcoming beta weekend.
"This happens every major game console cycle."
BioWare resetting most existing passwords.
Depending on when you redeem your code.
Fresh new morsels worth sabering.
BioWare reveals exclusive digital swag.
Fans "get what we're doing last".
Now in line with the US.
Mythic founder senses shift away from F2P.
"We still have huge autonomy," say Docs.
Pre-orders get first dibs.
Third parties can sell DLC how they like.
Your destiny has been dated.
Live at Eurogamer Expo 2011.
Finally, it's here.
Time to choose your allies.
Sony Online boss believes so.
Star Wars weekend deal goes live.
For the first time in recent memory.
BioWare waiting for imminent new build.
Level 50 mission detailed.
Battlefield! Assassin's! id! Career Fair!
Gabe Newell comments on Steam ban.
EA, GOG, Gamersgate, Gabe Newell weigh in.
"We're trying as fast as we can."
Limiting numbers to ensure smooth launch.
Jedi Consular class detailed.
BioWare shows off the Esseles.
DNF! Old Republic! Arkham Asylum!
And SW:TOR breaks EA pre-order record.
Eight factions join the fight.
Wants to add dozens of worlds post launch.
Keep your enemies closer.
Beta test weekends start in September.
Bonuses, Collector's Edition unveiled.
Swag-heavy collector's set sighted.
Gaming PC brand sponsoring EG event.
The progression options available.
Excluding crafting, raiding, "the multiplayer".
Welcome to Alderaan, before it blew up.
Play and patch through BioWare servers.
Exclusives will spread the word.
"We're getting a lot of positive feedback."
Analyst unimpressed with E3 hands-on.
Our first glimpse at the MMO's underbelly.
Ten minutes of Tatooine gameplay.
Stunning CGI opening movie.
Keyboard! Mouse! Pad! Headset!
Force-full cinematic footage from E3.
EA launches Steam rival today.
The only place to download SWTOR.
"High quality" Star Wars games coming.
"Once you've tried it, you can't go back."
BioWare shows off new class.
EA doesn't want to tip off competitors.
Ewok a wonderful world.
Leia upon Leia.
Sith warrior progression shown.
Hutta the door on your way out.
Thrawn to life.
Imperial agent and bounty hunter shown off.
Only Ł650 for 1000 credits.
Upgradable skills! Gear! Armour!
Be wary, you must.
BioWare's game could grow MMO market.
Believes "addressable market" is over 12m.
Talks up more story-driven SWTOR.
BioWare offers headstart for team-builders.
BioWare shows off the bounty hunter.
And Star Wars: The Old Republic "is the first talkie".
BioWare cracks open the Jedi Archives.
$300 million cost rumour a "falsehood".
MMO to favour skillful play over grinding.
The Obi Wan that we want.
BioWare MMO release window narrowed?
Analyst claims city unrest over MMO.
Join Miyamoto, Suzuki, Molyneux, Carmack.
Better off Jedi.
EA is in it for the long haul.
First time EA has dated Star Wars MMO.
SW:TOR dev speaks (or not).
From the archive: the class of 2011 seen through a more honest filter.
A hive of scum and PVP.
Star Wars MMO "a big bet, but the right bet".
F2P or you'll be "skating up hill" - Cryptic.
Imperial agent under the spotlight.
Age of Conan boss argues the toss.
Insider calls out EA mole, drops F-bombs.
David Jaffe responds: stop whining.
Mysteries of The Old Republic teased.
Either you win or Jedi.
Force battles and space combat.
Tank and damage roles for space Knights.
Play as a non-human, Sith you like.
An "alternative gameplay experience".
Orchestrating the Force.
On Dragon Age 2, Star Wars and DS MMOs.
Doctor in the house.
Three sections of BioWare's MMO.
Now in crispy HD glory.
Jedi-hunting bad-boys revealed.
Friends, lovers, even enemies.
Icy wasteland contested by factions.
BioWare talks up the Bounty Hunter.
SWTOR writer courts controversy.
Exclusive info on class specialisation.
Juggernaut and Marauder = Vader and Maul?
EA Natal/Move line-up reveal, too.
Star Wars: TOR pushed to FY2012.
Business model has "twists" - Muzyka.
Reckons WOW cost $100m to make.
Two story perspectives as well as classes.
On E3 reveals, new games, Mass Effect 3.
No specific date, but that's the target.
Star Wars: Old Republic the likely candidate.
Millions of voices suddenly etc.
Award ceremony teaser would suggest so.
Another Jedi, another Sith.
Sneaky type on the dark side of the Force.
BioWare not repeating Galaxies' mistake.
"Points" and "game store" mentioned.
Star Wars MMO begins "extended" process.
That's no MMOon.
French and German versions promised.
Legend has finger on Old Republic's pulse.
"Oh yeah, without a doubt," says Zeschuk.
"It's rich with possibility."
Muzyka boss, Mark Jacobs departs.
A new hope.
Every character and class to sound unique.
Forum rules change, man apologises.
Forum users banned from discussing it.
Bounty Hunters have to side with Sith.
BioWare confirms story details of MMO.
Real-time video of Star Wars MMO.
Could it be "micro-transaction-based"?
BioWare MMO one to saber?
But Sams warns of pitfalls for Old Republic.
You won't be swinging "through each other".
"We want to win" say EA and LucasArts.
Impossible to see, the future is.
Even though SWTOR's on the way.
He's a fan of Star Wars Galaxies though.
Warhammer also a candidate for conversion.
BioWare's MMORPG unveiled.
It's subtitled The Old Republic.
"The most anticipated game in the industry."
"Make them want to buy a PC title" - Muzyka
New studio formed in Texas.