EA Admits Games Can Do Better For The LGBT Community

Yesterday in New York City, Electronic Arts held a special event focused on queer issues in gaming. And it happened mostly because the company itself was willing to face its own stumbles in presenting gay characters in its video games. » 3/08/13 5:30pm 3/08/13 5:30pm

In Da Club: A Musical Moment Few Video Games Get Right

Games take us to all manner of fantastical, unlikely places. But as good as video games have gotten at accurately recreating a space-marine shootout or a mountaintop dragon battle, there's one thing developers are still learning how to create: A dance club.


Many games try to create thriving urban environments for… » 10/25/12 8:00pm 10/25/12 8:00pm

Pile Of Industry Awards For Star Wars: The Old Republic a Sad Reminder …

The Game Developers Choice Online awards exist to give folks in the gaming industry a chance to highlight and celebrate the work of their peers in online games. This year's award ceremony took place last night in Austin. The full list of winners includes nods to Diablo III for best audio and League of Legends for… » 10/11/12 9:30pm 10/11/12 9:30pm

Bethesda Snags The Former Executive Producer of Star Wars: The Old…

Rich Vogel, a longtime game designer who most recently served as executive producer on BioWare's online RPG The Old Republic, is joining Bethesda, the publisher behind games like Skyrim and the upcoming Dishonored. » 10/03/12 4:01pm 10/03/12 4:01pm

BioWare is 'Looking at Free-to-Play' for Star Wars: The Old Republic

Back in December BioWare's dueling doctors told us they couldn't see their newly-launched massively multiplayer online Star Wars role-playing game going free-to-play in the foreseeable future. Then BioWare botched several free game updates and lost a good chunk of the game's subscribers. Suddenly free-to-play isn't… » 6/15/12 9:30am 6/15/12 9:30am

Anti-Gay Star Wars Complainers Now Complaining About Spambots

Who is waging the public opinion battle between anti-gay "family values" groups and the video game creators who dared to allow same-sex romance in their massive new Star Wars game? The anti-gay crowd says the Star Wars defenders are getting help from spam-bots. (Would they be spam-droids?) » 4/10/12 1:00pm 4/10/12 1:00pm

Homophobes Slam EA With Thousands of Letters Over Same-Sex Romance

The past year has seen a great deal of discussion about the existence of same-sex romance options in EA and BioWare's Mass Effect franchise and their MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. » 4/04/12 8:30pm 4/04/12 8:30pm

Family Values Group Rails Against Hypothetical Transgender Darth Vader …


The Florida Family Association, best known for badgering companies into pulling advertising from TLC reality show All-American Muslim last year, is hard at work ranting about a new target: BioWare/EA game Star Wars: The Old Republic. This isn't the first temper tantrum that supposedly pro-family groups have thrown… » 3/21/12 1:00pm 3/21/12 1:00pm

Family Research Council: 'Rebel Fleet Surrenders to Gay Empire'

Oh boy. The Family Research Council, acting in its role as wise counsel to all that goes into video games, hath finally noticedeth that BioWare intends to publish a game update to Star Wars: The Old Republic that accommodates same-sex relationships between player characters and NPCs. This didn't go over well with them, … » 1/28/12 3:00pm 1/28/12 3:00pm

Star Wars: The Old Republic Factions Learn to Work Together to Exploit …

Now that BioWare has instituted fixes limiting the number of Republic and Imperial players taking part in each instance of player-versus-player planet Ilum an uneasy truce has been formed. Now both sides can take turns killing each other for credit! » 1/19/12 7:30pm 1/19/12 7:30pm