Author: Soeren Kamper

Star Wars: Squadrons is currently available for free

Electronic Arts doesn’t enjoy the greatest of reputations among Star Wars fans, and there are good reasons for that. When the games developer and publisher gets things right, it gets them very right indeed, but when it gets them wrong, they’re frequently awful. As a fandom, we’ve had some dreadful Star Wars products from EA over the years, but their form has been better thus far in the 2020s. When they released Star Wars: Squadrons at the end of 2020, it was late, but it was fantastic. It was well worth anybody’s money when it was brand new, and it’s still a great game now.  We appreciate that not everybody has a limitless budget for video games. There are a few people who won’t have picked up Star Wars: Squadrons when it first came out – partially because they didn’t have the cash and partially because they didn’t trust Electronic…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for December 2022

SWTOR In-Game Events for December 2022

Here are the ingame events for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of December 2022 Pirate IncursionDate: November 29th – December 6th, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)Requirement: Level 20+ The remote planet Dantooine has been thrust into the center of escalating hostilities between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Spurred on in secret by covert Imperial forces, the Nova Blade pirates have staged an all-out attack on the pastoral Republic world. As the Republic scrambles to defend this key territory at the edge of Imperial space, the Empire plans to capitalize on the chaos and deal a major blow to the longtime Republic bastion. FEATURED REWARDS: Bounty Contract WeekDate: December 13th – December 20th, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 5:00AM PST/12:00PM GMT)Requirement: Level 15+ For a limited time, the Bounty Brokers Association has opened its doors to anyone willing to take on their dangerous contracts, offering an opportunity for both seasoned…

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SWTOR: Game Update 7.2 “Showdown on Ruhnuk” Livestream Recap

Showdown on Ruhnuk

We are late on the latest Star Wars: The old republic Livestream, but here is the recap on “Showdown on Ruhnuk” that runs on the SWTOR public test servers right now If you were unable to watch–or if you want a recap of everything we showed during our Game Update 7.2 Livestream–we’ve got you covered! Below is a breakdown of what we showed, including timestamps for the different segments of our livestream. Timestamp 03:16 To celebrate the upcoming launch of Game Update 7.2, “Showdown on Ruhnuk,” use the code LotSGallore on this page to get your own Colonel Gallo Stronghold decoration. Don’t wait too long, as this code will only be available until November 16th, 2022! Timestamp 05:12 Narrative Director, Ashley Ruhl, and Senior Environment Artist, Robby Lamb, introduced the new planet, Ruhnuk, and shared a teaser of the Story Update, “Showdown on Ruhnuk.” Timestamp 09:19 Senior Game Writer, Jay Watamaniuk, gives…

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SWTOR: Game Update 7.2 Content is now on PTS!

Game Update 7.2 Content is now on PTS

The guys over at BioWare Austine has made Game Update 7.2 accessible on the public test servers. Players can now test 7.2 content and provide initial feedback in our PTS sub-forums. Note that players will be blocked from experiencing any story content in this upcoming game update to prevent spoilers. The following content is now available on Public Test Server: Feedback threads for all of the above content can be found on the Star Wars: The Old Republic Forums. Please note that PTS is provided in English only.

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes Road Ahead: November 2022

Here is the November Road Ahead! Below you will find all that you could wish for in regards to Capital Games Seventh (!) Anniversary Celebration, an update on the new Territory Battle, a sneak peek at a Gear economy update and Doctor Aphra! Now without further ado – grab a snack, kick back, and put on your reading glasses. Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes 7th Anniversary! It’s celebration time! We have a lot in store for you from FREE things to great deals! Here is just a snippet of what you can look forward to: Inbox Gift Contents: New Territory Battle UpdateThe new Territory Battle draws near! Following the exciting-yet-ominous rise of the Empire in the period between STAR WARS™: Revenge of the Sith and STAR WARS™: A New Hope, this event has more zones than previous Territory Battles and will evolve over time with new Bonus Zones. More information…

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Star Wars: The old Republic: Game Update 7.2 “Showdown on Ruhnuk” Livestream Recap

If you were unable to watch–or if you want a recap of everything we showed during BioWare Austines Game Update 7.2 Livestream, The guys was so nice to record it! Below is a breakdown of what was showed, including timestamps for the different segments of our livestream. Timestamp 03:16 To celebrate the upcoming launch of Game Update 7.2, “Showdown on Ruhnuk,” use the code LotSGallore on this page to get your own Colonel Gallo Stronghold decoration. Don’t wait too long, as this code will only be available until November 16th, 2022! Timestamp 05:12 Narrative Director, Ashley Ruhl, and Senior Environment Artist, Robby Lamb, introduced the new planet, Ruhnuk, and shared a teaser of the Story Update, “Showdown on Ruhnuk.” Timestamp 09:19 Senior Game Writer, Jay Watamaniuk, gives an overview of all the characters–both enemies and allies–players will meet in “Showdown on Ruhnuk,” including some familiar faces. Timestamp 14:18 Lead Writer, Caitlin Sullivan…

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Star Wars: The old Republic: Game Update 7.2 Content is now on PTS!

Game Update 7.2 Content is now on PTS

The guys over at BioWare Austiene has made it possible for players to now test 7.2 content and provide initial feedback in the PTS sub-forums. Note that players will be blocked from experiencing any story content in this upcoming game update to prevent spoilers. The following content is now available on Public Test Server: Feedback threads for all of the above content can be found on the Star Wars: The Old Republic Forums. Please note that PTS is provided in English only.

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SWTOR Galactic Season Objectives: November 8th – December 6th

SWTOR Galactic Season Objectives: November 8th - December 6th

Here is the newest update on Galactic Seasons 3: “Luck of the Draw”  that started a few weeks ago. Similar to the previous season, the Daily and Weekly Season Objectives will be communicated on a month-to-month basis. Here is the list of the Season Objectives from November 8th – December 6th. 2022 Week 4 (November 8th – November 15th) Daily Influencing the Galaxy Earn 25,000 Personal Conquest Points across your Legacy. Weekly Complete any 7/10 March Across the Galaxy Earn 200,000 Personal Conquest Points across your Legacy. Better Analytics Obtain G.A.M.E. Analysis Modules by completing Daily Objectives, Season Objectives, Season Reward Track,Flashpoints, Uprisings, Operations, or defeating enemies across the Galaxy.– Daily Objectives grant 2 G.A.M.E. Analysis Modules– Season Objectives grant 10-15 G.A.M.E. Analysis Modules– Some Reward Track levels grant 10 G.A.M.E. Analysis Modules– Flashpoints grant 2-4 G.A.M.E. Analysis Modules– Uprisings grant 3-5 G.A.M.E. Analysis Modules– 8 Player Operations grant 12-18…

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Top 5 sites gamers will love

Playing video games is one of the most common hobbies in the world. Even people who wouldn’t necessarily describe themselves as gamers enjoy spending time playing mobile games or playing a few hands of solitaire on the computer. Gaming software and technology have reached the point where dedicated gamers don’t have to have all of the latest consoles or the highest spec computer system – even though they obviously want to have them! Games can be enjoyed on any platform and by players of any skill level, thanks to the rise of indie gaming studios and mobile gaming, and the success of creative world-building games. For some gamers, just playing the games is enough. For most, however, there is a lot more involved than just playing. Gamers like to talk about their favorite games with others, share tips and tricks, get help, watch gaming content and more.  This article will…

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A Complete Guide to Game Art and Animation

The aesthetics of a video game are the elements that players notice initially. They are the primary selling point for a great number of games. One may argue that they are just as significant as the games. If there is no art in a game, it will wind up appearing like an old-school DOS game or a text-based game, yet even those have an aesthetic of their own. The four primary types of game art used by a game art studio are: Pixel Art The style named Pixel art is a style of digital art in which pictures are made and changed at the pixel level using a graphics editing programs. This process is referred to as “pixel editing.” Pixel art may be identified by its distinctive look and style, which is characterized by the use of individual pixels as the fundamental elements in the creation of an image. Vector…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for November 2022

Here are the ingame events for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of November 2022 Feast of ProsperityDate: November 1st – November 29th, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 5:00AM PST/12:00PM GMT)Requirement: Level 20+ Over the years, the Hutt Cartel’s reputation has taken a hit. The once powerful organization no longer instills respect and fear. To restore the Cartel’s influence, two up-and-coming Hutts, Gaboorga the Abundant and Duuba the Magnanimous, are throwing the most lavish “charitable banquet” in history for the galaxy’s underprivileged. And if the Cartel happens to advance their business interests during the Feast, everyone wins! If Gaboorga and Duuba can cooperate, they could rocket the Cartel back into the upper echelons of the galactic underworld. But the Hutts’ conflicting priorities means they’re constantly undermining each other. Each week a new Story Mission will unlock to progress this storyline, leading to the climatic choice during the third and final week: Gaboorga…

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SWTOR: Game Update 7.1.1 is live!

As we mentioned the other day, Star Wars: The old republic game update 7.1.1. is now live. With that players can look forward to new rewards for the Feast of Prosperity event and Galactic Seasons 3, “Luck of the Draw,” introducing a new companion, reputation track, and rewards.  Feast of Prosperity 2022 – The Feast of Prosperity event is back, beginning November 1st at 12:00 PM UTC and lasting until November 29th at 12:00 PM UTC. To allow players to complete the event Missions, the last week of the event has been extended to two weeks instead of one. This new edition comes with new rewards: Gourmand’s Favorite Weapon Set Duuba and Gaboorga Transport Skiffs Feast Holo-Toy Jump into the game to get the chance to earn these new rewards! (Gourmand’s Favorite Weapon Set (from left to right): Blaster Pistol / Blaster Rifle / Assault Cannon / Sniper Rifle / Lightsaber…

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SWTOR: Cartel Market Additions: Game Update 7.1.1

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With a new game update comes new gear on the galatic cartel market… Get your hands on some Cartel Coins and check out new items live in the Cartel Market this week! Sa’har Kateen’s Armor SetAvailable Now! (Weapon not included.)Reforged Mandalorian Hunter’s Armor SetAvailable Now! (Weapon not included.)Sa’har Kateen’s LightsaberAvailable Now! /Retired Gladiator Blaster PistolAvailable Now! /Retired Gladiator Blaster RifleAvailable Now! /Retired Gladiator Sniper RifleAvailable Now! /Retired Gladiator Asssault CannonAvailable Now! /Collector’s Edition Vendor AccessAvailable Now! Oriconian HssissAvailable Now! Advanced Magenta-White CrystalsAvailable Now! Hunter’s Blue and White and White and Blue Dye ModulesAvailable Now! (Default color, Blue / White, then White / Blue as shown on the Dark Marauder’s Armor Set.)Nar Shaddaa Holo Signs Decoration BundleAvailable Now!

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SWTOR Game Update 7.11 Patch Notes

Here are the latest patchnotes for Star Wars The old republic. Patch 7.1.1 was released today 18-10-2022. Check them out below: Game Update 7.1.1 Highlight Galactic Season 3 ‘Luck of the Draw’ – The new Galactic Season 3 is starting with Game Update 7.1.1. During this new season, PH4-LNX, the new Croupier Droid, will help players progress through the new reputation track, the Gambling Authority and Management Entity and earn new rewards. Feast of Prosperity 2022 – Starting November 1st at 12:00 PM UTC until November 29th at 12:00 PM UTC. This new edition of the Feast of Prosperity event comes with new rewards such as the Gourmand’s Favorite Weapon Set, Duuba and Gaboorga Transport Skiffs, and Feast Holo-Toy! Outfitter Improvements – The number of slots in Outfitter has been doubled. Players can now unlock 32 slots instead of 16. They can also name and favorite their outfits. Balance changes – The following changes have been implemented:…

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SWTOR: Planned Balance Changes for 7.1.1

Gameplay designer for SWTOR, Shabir Dhillon took to the forums to explain some of the balance changes coming with game update 7.1.1 in Star Wars: the old Republic. This includes those for Lightning / Telekinetics, Madness / Balance, and Advanced Prototype / Tactics. Check it out: Shabir here and I am a Gameplay Designer on SWTOR. I wanted to start by saying we appreciate everyone for taking the time and effort to give feedback on the changes. I wanted to explain some of the changes we are making in the upcoming patch:  Lightning/Telekinetics: Patch Notes:   Convection/Clamoring Force – Critical hit damage bonus goes to 12% (down from 15%). Thundering Blast/Turbulence – Second arc of damage deals 20% of Turbulence’s damage (down from 25%).   Storm watch damage decreased by 4% Halted Offensive/Power of the Force cast time increased to 3.0 seconds (up from 2.5 seconds). Alacrity still affects cast time.  Decrease Halted Offensive’s/Power…

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Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes: Web Store Launching Soon

The guys over at Capital game will be launching a new web store! Through this online version of the Data Card store, you can quickly browse all the packs and bundles that are in-game along with new and exclusive bundles only available on the web store (following world wide launch). EXCLUSIVE ONLINE MYSTERY CHESTVisit every day to claim your free daily Exclusive Online Mystery Chest with a variety of energies, currencies and materials! LINK YOUR ACCOUNTOnce available, you will need to link your Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes account to an email address and then connect your account to the web store to access these offers. https://store.galaxy-of-heroes.starwars.ea.com/WHEN WILL THE WEB STORE BE AVAILABLEThe web store is currently in Beta and only available to players in Great Britain for a short technical test, but we hope to launch the store to all players very soon. Stay tuned to forums and the website…

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SWTOR In-Game Events for October 2022

Here are the ingame events for Star Wars: The old republic for the month of October 2022 Bounty Contract WeekDate: October 4th – October 11th, 2022 (BEGINS AND ENDS AT 12:00PM GMT)Requirement: Level 15+ For a limited time, the Bounty Brokers Association has opened its doors to anyone willing to take on their dangerous contracts, offering an opportunity for both seasoned and rookie hunters to prove their skills and bring crime syndicates and violent gangs to justice! Each day, you can sign up for one standard Henchman contract and one high profile Kingpin Contract, and each may take you to a separate planet. Complete five standard contracts to unlock Kingpin missions with bigger loot! Head to the fleet now, invite your friends and visit representatives of the Association to get started on your contracts! FEATURED REWARDS: Reputation with the Bounty Brokers Association Bounty Tracker’s Armor Set and Contract Hunter’s Armor Set Assassin’s Bowcaster and…

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