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Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play next week

Star Wars: The Old Republic goes free-to-play next week

We've known for a while now that Electronic Arts and BioWare are planning to take Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play, but for months, both companies were silent on an actual date for the switch. That all changed today, with Electronic Arts confirming that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be going free-to-play worldwide on November 15. That's exactly one week from today, so those of you who have been waiting for the switch don't have much longer to go before it actually happens.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 1, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: November 1, 2012

We've officially entered November, which means that 2013 is right around the corner - an alarming thought indeed. Today the folks at iFixit gave us an up close look at the internals of the iPad Mini, while Apple was told by a UK judge that it needs to change the Samsung "apology" on its website. Verizon is helping out with the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort, as is Apple by accepting donations through iTunes. We heard a whopper of a rumor that claims Google will soon introduce physical Google Wallet credit cards which, if true, could be a major game-changer.

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Disney will focus on Star Wars mobile and social games

Disney will focus on Star Wars mobile and social games

Yesterday's surprising acquisition of Lucasfilm Ltd. and LucasArts by the Walt Disney Company was huge news, but now that the dust has settled, it's time to find out what the future holds for Disney, as well as the Star Wars franchise dealing with both movies and video games. One big aspect that Disney mentioned, is that they plan on focusing more on mobile and social Star Wars titles rather than console games.

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Star Wars Episode 7 “can’t get here fast enough”

Star Wars Episode 7 “can’t get here fast enough”

It's time for the directors and writers to chime in on the idea that Star Wars Episode 7, that taking place in the storyline after the first 6, will be made and released in 2015. This news came this week concurrently with the fact that George Lucas had sold the entirety of LucasFilm (his own production company) to Disney along with the rights to Star Wars itself. Lucas will remain part of the universe as a creative consultant, and the 7th, 8th, and 9th movies have been confirmed all at once - several big names in the film industry have commented in the short time since this announcement was made.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 30, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. We had so many big posts today that it's hard to know where to start. Kicking things off, we're live at Microsoft Build 2012, bringing you the latest on Windows 8, Surface, and Windows Phone 8. We also went hands-on with the Samsung Nexus 10 and the LG Nexus 4 today, so be sure to check those out if you're thinking about picking up either (or both!) when they launch next month. Today we found out that Disney is buying out LucasFilm and that Star Wars Episode VII is in the works - both of those were major announcements for the millions of Star Wars fans out there.

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George Lucas speaks on Star Wars Episode 7 and Disney deal

George Lucas speaks on Star Wars Episode 7 and Disney deal

What a day for Star Wars fans - not only was it revealed that Disney had purchased LucasFilm Limited, but we also found out that Star Wars Episode VII is currently in the works for release in 2015. Those are both major announcements, especially the one about Episode VII since George Lucas said constantly that he was done making movies in the series after Episode III was released. It turns out that he was telling the truth, as he won't be making Star Wars Episode VII, instead only acting as a consultant.

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Star Wars Episode 7 scheduled for 2015: yes, really!

Star Wars Episode 7 scheduled for 2015: yes, really!

George Lucas has taken the opportunity here in his lifetime to make a deal with Disney this week to sell his company Lucasfilm and all rights to the Star Wars empire, this ushering in news that nearly as large: a new Star Wars movie will appear in 2015! The Lucasfilm company is being transferred to Disney for an agreement in cash and stocks for $4.05 billion USD, a number strikingly similar to the total amount of cash the Star Wars franchise has earned in box office cash to date: $4.4 billion. Don't get those two numbers mixed up - meanwhile, get pumped up for Star Wars Episode 7 in less than three years!

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