Star Wars the Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire Reactions

Posted by on Jun 25, 2015 in bioware, Fallen Empire, SWTOR | 0 comments

As you know, fans of SWTOR are excited for Knights of the Fallen Empire, present company included. It’s definitely time for something new and exciting to the game and we think this expansion is going to bring a lot of that. In fact, we expect it to also bring in new players as well as old players who have quit and decide to return. Of course, that is one of the purposes of a video game expansion and it’s an important part of a good game marketing strategy but that doesn’t mean it’s always effective or executed correctly. This time, we think Bioware has really put the right talent, time and attention into this expansion. Carbonite time skip, new story, new gear, new options… there is a lot to immerse yourself in with this one and people who play Bioware RPGs are most often looking for that story. They want to be emotionally invested in their character. They want to immerse themselves in the story. This is what Bioware is trying to give us with this one and it’s easy to see why so many people are getting excited. There will always be haters who cry out, “hype, hype!” but honestly, I’m feeling pretty good about this one. I think this expansion is going to be well worth at least trying out. Here we have the reaction video from IGN right after the live announcement of the expansion from EA. See what these guys have to say about it and as always, we want to hear your thoughts in the...

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Announcing Knights of the Fallen Empire [Official] and Trailer

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in bioware, News, SWTOR | 0 comments

While news leaked out early about the new expansion, official word came today from SWTOR.com. As always, we’re here to bring you updates as we see them  and we were anxiously awaiting the trailer (scroll down to see for yourself). We are happy to announce our brand new digital expansion: Knights of the Fallen Empire! Knights of the Fallen Empire marks a renewed focus on BioWare-style cinematic storytelling in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. Your character will become the Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War who comes face-to-face with a new threat to the galaxy: the Emperor of the Eternal Throne. This expansion also raises the Level cap to 65, and includes the option to create a Level 60 character! This allows you to start fresh in Knights of the Fallen Empire and jump right into the new story content. We are also delivering this story content in a way never before done in Star Wars: The Old Republic: Chapters. The first nine Chapters will be available at launch on October 27th, with new Chapters delivered regularly following that. With the launch of Knights of the Fallen Empire, all of the original eight Class stories will be enhanced, allowing for a faster and more engaging playthrough for new and veteran players. Additionally, many of our existing Flashpoints and Operations are being scaled to 60+, giving you many more Elder Game options at Level 65. All Subscribers will received the digital expansion for free. We are also excited to announce the Knights of the Fallen Empire Rewards Program. Between today and October 19th, Subscribers can earn collectible rewards for each month that they maintain their Subscriber status. This reward program is in addition to the fact that ALL subscribers receive Knights of the Fallen Empire for free! To learn more about the Rewards Program and the digital expansion, please visit www.StarWarsTheOldRepublic.com/fallen-empire. We look forward to bringing you this exciting new chapter for Star Wars: The Old Republic! The Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Team Star Wars The Old Republic Knights Of The Fallen Empire Trailer E3 2015 And of course, out of E3 today we saw the big reveal of the highly anticipated trailer: Stay tuned for updates and answered questions on the new expansion, as well as more exciting news and recaps coming out of E3...

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SWTOR Knights of the Fallen Empire LEAK

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in bioware, News, SWTOR | 0 comments

  For a brief time, SWTOR.com accidentally displayed a page that was not meant to be shown yet. Be warned that the information  you are about to read and see might contain spoilers. For those still interested in reading, we introduce you to Knights of the Fallen Empire! “A man can have anything if he’s willing to sacrifice everything.” A new expansion is coming to SWTOR and this just might be the thing to revive the existing player base and bring old players back to the game once more. A third faction emerges and we will see some new content, new story arcs and much more. Beginning on October 27th, you will have access (free to all subscribers) to The Outlander, a vet of the Great Galactic War. You can experience a new player-driven story arc from the Bioware team. Knights of the Fallen Empire will feature Here is a screencap before the page was taken down [Warning: E3 spoilers]:   The expansion is still in development and the live posting of the page was clearly a big mistake but it’s definitely sparked a lot of renewed interest in the game and conversation among the community. The ability to betray companions certainly seems to have a lot of people excited. Are there specific companions you’d like to get rid of?   Here is a recap of the still-developing chapters: Chapter 1 The Hunt Chapter 2 A Dream of Empire Chapter 3 Outlander Chapter 4 The Gravestone Chapter 5 From the Grave Chapter 6 Asylum Chapter 7 Lady of Sorrows Chapter 8 Taking Flight Chapter 9 The Alliance Chapter 10 Anarchy In Paradise Chapter 11 Disavowed Chapter 12 Coming Soon Chapter 13 Coming Soon Chapter 14 Coming Soon Chapter 15 Coming Soon Chapter 16 Coming...

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BioWare Writer Talks Gay Romances and Sexual Diversity in Gaming

Posted by on Jun 6, 2015 in bioware, interview | 0 comments

BioWare’s lead writer and developer for Mass Effect and Dragon Age, David Gaider, has decided to address the popular topic of sexual diversity in video games. Gaider is a 16-year veteran of the RPG studio and he recently wrote for Dragon Age: Inquisition. He began his interview by going over his reaction after he learned that BioWare’s 2005 RPG Jade Empire would allow gamers to have gay romances. “I remember hearing about when they made that decision to put it in and I was floored,” Gaider told Video Game Sophistry. “I mean, I’m gay myself, so I felt it kind of odd when I heard about it, how shocked I was because I just never thought that part of my life had a role to play in work. Like I said, it just wasn’t done. I didn’t even really consider the idea, so when they made that decision it was like, ‘Oh, really?'” Gaider also stated that there was quite a bit of apprehension about what the public would think about it. However, the team pushed to include this option and in the end, most of the reaction was positive. “It’s nervousness from the people who have all the money, and they’re worried about the risk,” Gaider said. “And I think it’s from the people who make the games that are probably, I would say, lean liberal and educated and sort of what they assume their audience will or won’t accept. So, when the decision was made for Jade Empire, I think there was some apprehension, but I think also an idea that this was something that needed to happen. And I think when Jade Empire went out we were kind of surprised at how it really didn’t cause the kind of explosion that we had thought. And I think that made us a lot bolder.” After the release of Jade Empire it seems that there has been a cultural development, as well as some resistance, when it comes to sexual diversity in the gaming world, according to Gaider. However, the overall amount of sales for BioWare games has not been impacted by this movement. “There’s a certain amount of backlash but I think also a certain amount of support as well,” he said. “And I think what each time we’ve done that, what has become pretty clear is that from a bottom line standpoint, you could make the argument, I suppose, that if we didn’t include that maybe the game would sell more. You could also make an argument that if we didn’t include that the game would sell less.” “We’re putting out something that appeals to players who don’t traditionally get represented in games, so maybe more of them come to play the games,” Gaider added. “Maybe it’s just enough to make up for the ones that are turned off by that. But, ultimately, it hasn’t really affected our sales insofar as we can tell. So, the idea of how commercial a consideration it is kind of goes out the window and we can focus on just doing the right thing.” Via...

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BioWare celebrates its 20th anniversary

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in bioware | 0 comments

BioWare celebrated its 20th birthday on Friday. Many fans were thanked via Twitter but I think we should be thanking them for making some of the best RPG’s in history. Can you believe it’s already been twenty years since BioWare began? Time definitely does fly by and we are looking forward to more of their amazing talents in the Star Wars gaming realm. What are some of your favorite BioWare games and memories from playing them?  

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