Now We Can All Be Kitty Girls And Boys In The Old Republic

In case you just hopped on the MMO bandwagon with the release of Star Wars: The Old Republic, it's not a massively multiplayer party until the anthropomorphic animals arrive. The original EverQuest had the Vah Shir, World of Warcraft has Worgen and now Pandas, and The Old Republic has the Cathar, a race of… » 5/14/13 5:00pm 5/14/13 5:00pm

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

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

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… » 1/28/12 3:00pm 1/28/12 3:00pm