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Star Wars: The Old Republic Update Spreads Life Day Cheer

Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA’s newest MMO, set records by going from subscription to free-to-play in under one year. Now that the game is free-to-play, BioWare is tasked with adding plenty of extras that can be bought with the game’s new Cartel Coin currency. This week, patch 1.6 for the game went live, bringing with it (according to the …

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Guild Wars 2 Hosts The Lost Shores Event This Weekend

Many gamers are looking forward to this weekend as the Wii U launches on Sunday. Before that happens, however, MMO gamers will want to check out the massive event that ArenaNet is hosting this weekend on Guild Wars 2. Starting today and lasting until this Sunday, a massive world event will emerge in the land of Tyria. Guild Wars 2 …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic is Now a Free-to-Play MMO

Star Wars: The Old Republic, EA and Bioware’s MMO set in a galaxy far, far away, has officially gone free-to-play. Subscriptions to the game are still available, and provide many of the benefits free players will have to pay for in microtransactions. Players who choose to play for free can experience all of the leveling experiences for each class in …

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The Elder Scrolls Online Gets Its First Real Gameplay Trailer

I’ve mostly gotten over the existence of The Elder Scrolls Online. We’ll still get the excellent single-player romps through Tamriel, and the MMO junkies can explore one of the more interesting fantasy worlds in gaming history. It’s a win-win for everybody. Now that the shock has worn off, Zenimax Online is ready to take the wraps off its newest MMO. …

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Guild Wars 2 Sales Resume, New Trailer Released

Almost two weeks ago, ArenaNet suspended sales of Guild Wars 2 after its servers were inundated by an overwhelming flood of new players. Needless to say, the game has been a resounding success so far. However, fantastic, overcrowded game launches are something of a trope in the MMO world these days, and a game must work hard to keep the …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Gives Up, Goes Free-To-Play This Fall

It was so cute to watch BioWare and EA try to stave off suggestions that Star Wars: The Old Republic would be going free to play for so long. They didn’t want to admit that they had made a World of Warcraft clone and had to go free-to-play like all the other WoW clones. Now the truth is finally setting …

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Pandas Invade World Of Warcraft On September 25

I seriously thought the folks at Blizzard had gone insane when they announced the latest expansion to World of Warcraft. The idea of an ancient China landscape littered with anthropomorphic pandas seemed like a joke at first. For better or worse, it’s real and it’s coming out on September 25. Blizzard announced today that WoW players will be able to …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Is Kind Of Going Free-To-Play

The Old Republic has not been the success story that EA and BioWare had hoped it would be. Sure, the game still has quite a few players, but it’s nowhere near the levels that titans like WoW enjoy. One method to get more players on board would be to go free-to-play, but that would be an admission of failure on …

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Are You Ready To Enter The Secret World?

While Guild Wars 2 may be hogging all of the attention in the MMO space, there is one other high-profile MMO that deserves your attention – The Secret World. The long-in-development MMO is one with lofty goals. It aims to completely destroy any preconceptions you may have had about the MMO genre and replace it with something entirely unique. What …

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Guild Wars 2 Finally Gets A Release Date

The guys at Arenanet have been pretty forthcoming about all of the features and details we can expect from Guild Wars 2. Through a series of successful beta weekends and constant developer diaries, players have come to know the ins and outs of Guild Wars 2. There has been one question constantly nagging us though – when will the damn …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Patch 1.3 Brings Group Finder Tomorrow

The next major update for the Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR) is coming to servers tomorrow morning, June 26. Patch 1.3 brings a feature the SWTOR community has been clamoring for since the game debuted: a group finder tool. The update also brings a host of smaller changes to the game, including new legacy perks. The new group finder …

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Star Wars: The Old Republic Developer Announces Layoffs

Layoffs, redundancies, or restructuring. Call it what you will, the studio responsible for Electronic Arts’ (EA) flagship MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has announced it has fired some of its staff. The announcement came on the official forums for The Old Republic, in a post by Bioware co-founder Greg Zeschuk. The message, attributed to both Zeschuk and Bioware’s other …

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