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E3: gameplay footage day 1

First day of E3 is long gone and it’s time to recap on all the gameplay videos that hit us yesterday. GameSpot has around seven minutes worth of footage to go over. These are raw, unedited gameplay clips and as such they don’t look as ‘pretty’ as the previous gameplay trailers we’ve seen, but they do give us a little more insight into how the gameplay, particularly with groups, will play out. Check out the background music in the clips, they are absolutely killer! Gamespot Tanks perspective: SWTOR Life – Tatooine Sith Inquisitor Gameplay Swtor-Life had some time to play the Sith Inquisitor on Tatooine, so naturally some Krayt dragon’s had to die 🙂 The video is captured by camera, but still nice watch. Ask A Jedi – Tatooine Gameplay The guys over at Ask A Jedi also got some video footage from Tattoine. This video showes some nice footage of player transportation and the player map, as well as some…

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E3: Operations Preview Trailer & interview with Gabe Amatangelo

Gametrailers did an interview with BioWares Gabe Amatangelo during there live stream from E3.The interview is really interesting as it covers the newly announced Raids and endgame content we can hope to see in Star Wars: The Old Republic. The video Also includes the trailer for the Eternity Vault—initially only being shown to the press which is the first announced raid, referred to as an operation in SWTOR. Check it out below: Update: Here is the Operations trailer alone, if you don’t want to watch the interview:

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SWTOR Info Released at E3 Conference: Recap

E3 is happening this week and if you’re not there or not able to follow the action live, you’re ok because we have all the daily recaps and highlights right here for you. Here’s a Monday/Tuesday review: Stephen Reid officially posted on the forums about the “Return” trailer and also about the new Origin service and the “Choose” trailer. Stephen Reid officially posted that there will be no release date and no beta information or dates released at E3 2011. Stephen Reid confirmed that they still plan a late 2011 release for SWTOR. The “Return” trailer is the intro cinematic that you will see when you play the game.  BioWare released a dozen of new screenshots at this year’s E3 conference. The screenshots features Tatooine, new player vehicles and what looks like a new Raid operation named Ulgo. Bioware has released some new gameplay footage, never seen before. The gameplay…

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E3: Stephen Reid Updates – No release date and NO preorder details

In a post on SWTOR.com yesterday, Stephen Reid confirms that there will be no release date and no preorder details at E3 2011. While I’m not really surprised, it’s still great to have the official word so we’re not sitting on the edge of our seats waiting. Reid says, “While I know many of you believed a release date announcement was going to happen – which is understandable – as I’ve said before, an announcement of that size will effectively be ‘pre-announced’, and we will not ‘bait and switch’ you. We aren’t going to lay a trail of subtle clues that lead to a release date announcement. We’ll be obvious. We’re just not there yet.” Reid also had some words about the trailers and the release of “Return”. “’Choose’ was always going to be shown at the E3 press conference. Unfortunately for us, we had a timing issue which put…

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Razor SWTOR gear!

2011 E3 has another great announcement- Razer will be bringing us Star Wars: The Old Republic accessories! I’m a big Razer fan, currently using Razer accessories so I was pumped to check this out. In preparation for the release of TOR later this year, Razer has announced a TOR-themed LCD keyboard, mouse, gaming surface and a 5.1 headset. The SW:TOR gaming keyboard has neat features such as a touch-sensitive LCD track panel and 10 dynamic keys similar to what you will find in the upcoming Switchblade MMO portable. It has fully programmable gold backlit keys, a 7-foot USB cable and multi-color LED illumination so you can enjoy your game from anywhere. What are you going to have to pay for this puppy? It’s set to retail at $199.99. The mouse will look familiar if you’ve seen Razer’s original MMO gaming mouse with 17 programmable buttons, wired and wireless capabilities and…

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E3: Star Wars The Old Republic Producer Insight 2011

One more video was released yesterday. This time Corey Butler who is producer for Star Wars: The old Republic, gives some insights to the game. Corey gives a brief overview of SWTOR and in particular the voiced content of the game. Corey also talks about Raids/operations were he use the term “multi-party” – a new word I haven’t heard before from BioWare, but don’t give any further details on whether there will be multiple raid sizes like 5-man raids, 20-man raids etc. We also get a few words on personal starships, that will give us access to the galaxy map – very similar to the same system in Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 Check out the full video below:

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E3: ‘Return’ New SWTOR Cinematic Trailer Unveiled

Finally it’s here, the info we’ve been waiting for- another peak at SWTOR! If you weren’t already dying to play this game, then you will after this 6-minute cinematic. “For over a thousand years, the Sith were thought to be extinct after a grave defeat in an ancient war. But a select few survived, fleeing to unknown regions to escape Republic forces. In the centuries since, the Sith have prepared; rebuilding their Empire for the day they would make their return to reclaim what was once theirs and take their revenge on the Republic. Watch the Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ Intro Cinematic Video to see the dramatic reappearance of the Jedi Order’s most ancient and terrible of enemies. At the EA E3 2011 Press Conference, we saw a mashup of all three trailers so if you’re wondering where that new footage came from, it was from this official, intro…

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E3: Microsoft and LucasArts unveil Kinect Star Wars

If you’re following the E3 press conference today, you know that Microsoft and LucasArts have officially revealed Kinect Star Wars. If you’re not following, that’s what we’re here for! Star Wars fans everywhere now have a game that puts you into the action –literally! If you’ve ever really wanted to be a Jedi (not counting that plastic light saber you wield in your living room), then here is your chance. At the E3 Expo in Los Angeles, exciting news and great new games are being unveiled. There’s a trend with the Kinect this year but my favorite game so far from Microsoft is definitely Kinect Star Wars. Built around the Kinect technology where “your body is the controller”, you can now hurl, smash and crush enemies without ever touching a game controller. Wield your lightsaber with just the flick of a wrist and move objects telekinetically with hand motions. You…

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E3 Details Revealed

There’s little doubt that Star Wars: The Old Republic will be one of the more anticipated titles at E3 2011. But what does BioWare have in store for fans at this year’s E3 gaming convention? Yesterdays update sheds a little light on what the developer has planned for the event and offers a sneak peek at what fans can expect to see during this year’s EA press conference and it involves a new threat that has yet to be revealed on the planet of Belsavis. The last two years have yielded a new CG cinematic trailer and there’s no reason to think that this year will be any different. Gamespot has posted a pre E3 trailer wich also looks amazing. Check it out here: If you’re not attending E3 this year, you can still catch the press conference on Spike TV or via live stream on EA.com, on Monday, June…

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E3: BioWare Teases their Star Wars TOR Booth on Spike

During GameTrailers TV on Spike, BioWare teased their booth at E3 2011, which fans everywhere are anxiously awaiting. The booth had a giant poster that advertises The Old Republic, which some have seen before at other events. There is also a line queuing area. But that’s all the info you get… It’s no secret that BioWare is being extra secretive about SWTOR and for great reason. Still for some players, the cat-and-mouse game is getting annoying. Some are ready for a release date already and still others just want any little tidbit they can get on the game. While many suspect there will be an official release date at E3, there is no real evidence to suggest this. Some believe there will not be a release date when there has not been info about end game content released yet. From reading the yellow posts on the forums, I’m not so…

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Community Meet & Greet at E3 Now Planned

If you live in Los Angeles or plan to be in the area at the time, the Community Meet and Greet for E3 is now officially planned. You can follow details from the Facebook page and read more about it on the forums. This public event is scheduled for Wednesday, June 8 · 8:00pm – 11:00pm at:   Figueroa Hotel (Veranda Bar) 939 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA This will be an informal get-together for fans that are not able to get into E3 or that want a more up-close-and-personal meeting option. David Bass explains on the forums: “It’s a much less structured event than PAX East. We’ll be hanging out at the bar, chatting with those of you who are able to show up. Community Meet & Greets are very much for our most devoted fans, and while I’m sure plenty of them will be at E3, there…

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Spike TV to Air EA Coverage

In a press release, Spike TV announces that they will air an exclusive broadcast of EA’s 2011 E3 showcase event in an exclusive “Game Changers: EA 2011 Preview”. This one-hour special will premiere on Monday, June 6 at 3:30PM ET/ 12:30PM PT on SPIKE TV. Spike TV is the number one network for video game programming and today announced the exciting news that they would be teaming up with Electronic Arts for this exclusive, live commercial-free broadcast of the 2011 showcase event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). E3 is the gaming industry’s leading trade show and it’s not open to the public. But now you can see everything that happens at E3 from your TV set at the comfort of your own home. Broadcasting from the Orpheum Theater in Los Angeles, Gamechangers: EA 2011 Preview, so be sure to book it on your calendar and be ready to catch…

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SW:TOR Meet and Greet in Los Angeles during E3

David Bass, Senior Community Coordinator posts on the official forums about the “meet and greet” for SWTOR fans in LA: Hi everyone, Since E3 isn’t open to the public, we’re considering holding a meet and greet in Los Angeles during the expo so that fans who are in the LA area can meet up with us one night and chat with the developers. Unfortunately, we wouldn’t be able to have the game playable at this meet and greet, but you’d get a chance to chat with those of us who’ll be at the show, and hear about some of the cool things that are happening inside E3. We’d like to get a better idea of the size of group we’re looking at for an event like this, though. If you’d be interested in coming downtown one night between June 6-9 to meet up with the SW:TOR team, let us know…

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Will SW:TOR Release Be Announced at E3?

Stephen Reid, Senior Online Community Manager for SW:TOR answers a forum question regarding more release date debate. GamewizX was trying to locate a quote from Reid regarding the release date announcement and a possibility of a connection to E3. Who would then pop into the thread to clear up the confusion? Why, none other than Stephen Reid himself: “Or I could just say it for you right here. I seem to recall I was trying to address the idea that the ‘only’ time a release date would be announced would be at a major show (this was pre-PAX). I have no idea where this idea started, but it’s not a definitive suggestion. It’s just a possibility. That said, if we chose to announce a release date at any show, E3 would be a good choice, as it’s probably the most high-profile games industry show on the calendar. (It’s not the…

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