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Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play limitations detailed

Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play limitations detailed

We've known for a while now that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play, but at first, neither BioWare nor Electronics Arts wanted to get into details when it came to restrictions for free players. Today, we might be finding out why the companies kept these details a secret for so long. BioWare has listed the free-to-play limitations on the SWTOR official site, and as it turns out, players who don't want to pay anything to play are going to have a lot of restrictions to deal with.

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Wing Commander designer returning with new space MMO

Wing Commander designer returning with new space MMO

If you remember classic games such as Wing Commander and Privateer from the 90s, then you might be happy to hear that the designer from both games is making a triumphant return by working on a new space-based MMO called Star Citizen. Legendary game designer Chris Roberts spent the last several years producing movies like Lord of War, Lucky Number Slevin, and The Punisher.

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World of Warcraft city deaths patched while murderer roams free

World of Warcraft city deaths patched while murderer roams free

If you were in one of several of the largest cities in World of Warcraft's Azeroth this weekend, it's quite likely that you were killed - but no worry, Blizzard has fixed everything up now with a patch. This patch fixes the exploit that caused level 1 characters to be able to stroll on in to a set of major cities and decimate their entire population of both playable and non-playable characters alike. As it was, images of death were majorly visible to the general population over the weekend, this throwing Blizzard into a tizzy.

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Pachter: The Old Republic could net 50m players with free-to-play switch

Pachter: The Old Republic could net 50m players with free-to-play switch

Yesterday, Electronic Arts surprised absolutely no one by announcing that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play later this year. Wedbush Securities thinks that this is a great idea, and is encouraging investors to buy up stock in EA while they can still get in at a decent price. GamesIndustry International reports that EA's stock currently sits at $11.68 per share, but Wedbush gives the company a twelve-month target of $29.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic going free-to-play later this year

Star Wars: The Old Republic going free-to-play later this year

We all knew it was going to happen eventually, but today BioWare and Electronic Arts made it official: Star Wars: The Old Republic is going free-to-play. It seems that the Star Wars label and the BioWare name just weren't enough to get the necessary amount of people to subscribe, so now the companies will see if a switch to free-to-play will provide a boost to user numbers and revenues. Though the transition won't be happening until this fall (that's as specific as EA was), there are some changes happening soon that current players will want to know about, so read on to find out more.

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SWTOR executive producer resigns, layoffs at BioWare Austin reported

SWTOR executive producer resigns, layoffs at BioWare Austin reported

We've got some bad news coming out of BioWare Austin today, with Gamasutra confirming that Star Wars: The Old Republic executive producer Rich Vogel has resigned from the company. That's not all though, as additional reports are claiming that the studio suffered more layoffs earlier today. It's unclear at the moment how many people lost their jobs in this latest round of cutbacks for the Star Wars: The Old Republic team.

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Sony Dust 514 beta codes hit PlayStation Home

Sony Dust 514 beta codes hit PlayStation Home

If you've been eager to get your hands on a taste of the upcoming online game Dust 514, Sony may have your ticket. The company has revealed that there are still beta slots available to users who log into PlayStation Home and go to the Dust 514 space called the Event Horizon Lounge. "Once in the Lounge, talk to the bartender. She’ll give you a little info on Mercenaries, and direct you to the Recruiter who can help you get a beta code," Sony explained.

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Diablo III Review Part I: Your Quest Begins

Diablo III Review Part I: Your Quest Begins

Over the next week we'll be reviewing Diablo III in a series of posts which explore the basics of the game from an outsider's perspective. This first review shows what its like to play Diablo III from the beginning having only a rudimentary knowledge of what Diablo I and II were like and how the crossover hit World of Warcraft works in practice. Our first run begins with the character class "Monk" and takes on this world of demon fighting in a mostly visual sense.

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