BioWare Montreal Making a New Mass Effect
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on November 13, 2012 under Gaming, News
Even though the "BioWare" name may have lost its luster after the EA buyout (the founders retired, and they recently renamed BioWare Mythic back to just "Mythic"); there are still millions of Mass Effect fans out there who were sad to see the trilogy end. Not to let a cash cow die, EA has put BioWare Montreal to work on a new Mass Effect game. Not much is known about it yet, but the studio posted ... more.
TOR Goes to Six-Week Update Schedule
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 12, 2012 under Gaming, News, Star Wars
When a big MMO switches over to Free 2 Play, often one of the side effects are more frequent updates. That's because, as with LOTRO and DDO, the F2P transition caused a huge upswing in revenue, which could then be translated directly into more content. It seems like BioWare is hoping the same thing will happen with TOR, as they revealed in an more.
TOR Veterans Get a Party Jawa
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 10, 2012 under Gaming, News, Star Wars
When The Old Republic makes the Free 2 Play transition in a couple of months, veteran paying players will receive a special item. When BioWare first announced the F2P transition, they put up a couple of items players were able to vote on to decide what they'll receive for being paying subscribers. The winner, to no real surprise, was the more.
BioWare Called Free to Play “Ridiculous”
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on August 3, 2012 under Gaming, News, Star Wars
With The Old Republic officially switching over to a free to play model in a couple of months, the news this week immediately made us remember how much BioWare was preaching against the model when the game came out. The founders of BioWare went so far to say that the free to play model wouldn't work for TOR with the quality level they were aiming for in regards to content and the voice acting. The... more.
- BioWare Says Free to Play is Hard 0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 19, 2012 under Gaming, News, Star Wars
The Old Republic Adaptive Gear Video
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on June 11, 2012 under Gaming, News, Star Wars
The Old Republic's upcoming 1.3 patch will add many new features, one of which is called Adaptive Gear. This is basically the appearance option that most major MMOs have that allows you to take the appearance from one item, but have it use the stats of a better item. It's not known exactly how it'll be implemented in TOR yet, but every game does it different. Some have a specific appearance tab... more.
- TOR-Related Layoffs at BioWare Austin? 0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on May 29, 2012 under Gaming, News, Star Wars
Analyst Says The Old Republic “Fizzled”
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on May 24, 2012 under Gaming, News
One of the big stories in the world of gaming over the week was how 38 Studios is basically running out of money, laying people off, and in a lot of trouble with the state of Rhode Island who has a stake in the company. They recently released the pretty awesome Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, but they've also been working on a MMO set in that world under the working title Project Copernicus and now... more.
Old Republic Subscription Numbers Are Static
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on March 12, 2012 under Gaming, News, Star Wars
On February 1st, EA proudly announced that Star Wars: The Old Republic had reached 1.7 million subscribers. Now nearly a month later EA has revealed new subscriber numbers...and they haven't changed. There was no increase or decrease in the number of people playing TOR, which technically isn't a good thing for such a big game that was just released. VentureBeat has the more.
Cross-Server PVP May Be Coming to TOR
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on January 26, 2012 under Gaming, News, Star Wars
If you talk to most MMO players they'll tell you one of the things that hurt WoW the most in the long run was the cross-server dungeon finder. It completely killed the sense of community on servers and reduced people to just sitting in towns as they waited for their dungeon queue to pop. That tool evolved out of the cross-server PVP the game adopted earlier, and now it looks like The Old Republic... more.