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Darth Malak: A Star Wars Story

“You made a mistake coming here, Revan. The Star Forge fuels my command of the dark side. You are no match for me here. And this time you will not escape!“―Darth Malak, to Revan Are you looking to learn more about Darth Malak? Learning the origin stories is a lot of fun for fans and we really love the Star Wars Story series of videos from The Scoundrel’s Cantina for this very reason. Malak, born Alek, was a human male who reigned as a Dark Lord during the Jedi Civil war. Before he was a Sith Lord, however, he was born on the planet Quelii in the Outer Rim Territories. But Mandalorians attacked his homeland and he escaped to the Galactic Republic. He was first trained by the Jedi Order but his story would take a turn to the Dark Side. This video will give you all the basics you need to know and then…

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Bastila Shan: A Star Wars Story

Here’s another great Star Wars Story video from The Scoundrel’s Cantina. I’m a huge fan of Bastila Shan so I was actually really excited to see what they were going to do with this one. It was a pleasant watch, like all of their Star Wars Story videos. It’s about five minutes long, so really a short watch but they pack a lot of info in that five minutes. Grab a snack and give it a watch! Not familiar with Bastila? Bastila Shan was a Human female who served as a Jedi Padawan during the Jedi Civil War. Born on the planet Talravin to Helena Shan and a treasure hunter, her mother gave her up to the Jedi Order, believing that their lifestyle of travel and exertions was not suitable for her daughter. Bastila Shan: A Star Wars Story!  From The Scoundrel’s Cantina: “In this video we are mixing both the Expanded Universe and the “Official” Star Wars Canon. This is the way we look…

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How Powerful Was Revan Really?

Revan has long been one of my favorite characters from Star Wars. This powerful, complex character just has so much backstory, so much growth, and had such a huge impact in so many important aspects of Star Wars, I find it hard not to like him. But even if you’re not a fangirl like me, you probably still find it hard not to respect Revan when you learn all about him. It’s not just that he has an interesting story, or that he had the unique history of playing both sides – as a Jedi and as Sith – but also because he was so incredibly powerful. “Revan had many Masters, Zhar, Dorak, Master Kae before Kae left for the Wars. Toward the end of his training, he sought out many to learn techniques. It is said that he returned to his first Master at the end of his training,…

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Celebrating the legacy of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

BioWare is celebrating the re-release of KOTOR on Xbox One with goodies for all. Play the Revan expansion for free, and grap a new speeders for your collection: The Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ team is excited to celebrate Microsoft’s release of the original Star Wars™: Knights of the Old Republic™ coming tomorrow, October 24th, to Xbox One. From gripping dark side and light side choices to legendary characters like Revan, the profound legacy of Knights of the Old Republic lives on in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Now through November 6th, join us in celebrating this legacy: Play Shadow of Revan Expansion for free*: For the first time, we’re offering all players a chance to play the Shadow of Revan Expansion for free. Prepare to face Revan and his fanatical followers! “REVANRETURNS” Visit www.swtor.com/redeem-code and enter the shareable code above. This code offers you access to the first two story expansions, Rise of the Hutt…

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Indie Developer Remaking KOTOR, the Best Star Wars Game Ever

We talk about a lot of Star Wars games here – the good, the bad, and the in between. There are so many Star Wars games that have been released since the very first one in 1982. If you love gaming and you love Star Wars, it can be hard to pick a favorite. For many of us, however, there is one game to rule them all. There is one Star Wars game that consistently reigns supreme as one of the best Star Wars games of all time. Knights of the Old Republic Now, we might see this game return. As Lucasfilm plans the future of Star Wars, there is an indie development studio based in Atlanta, called Poem Games, that is looking to rebuild KOTOR. It is a labor of love that is already ten years in the making. It’s called Apeiron and you can learn more about it…

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TOR TV: SWTOR Gameplay With The KOTOR Interface

If you loved KOTOR and you’re currently playing SWTOR, have you ever wondered what it would be like to play SWTOR with the KOTOR interface? Well, now someone on the internet is going to make it possible for you. Or at least, they will make it possible for you to see what it’s like to play the game with the KOTOR interface – you can decide if you want to do it, too. Everything isn’t going to line up perfectly, of course, because the skills are different in the different games. That said, he’s able to get it really close and if you like the way it looks, you’ll want to check out his video that shows you how to do it. On request by Kid Lee, he’s playing the game with the KOTOR interface. The video is a bit over 10 minutes long and it shows you what it looks…

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KOTOR ULTIMATE Taris Upper City!! Kotor Mod Showcase

Xuul has a new episode of the KOTOR mod showcase and we think you will really like it. It’s great to see that players are still supporting the KOTOR community, especially so many years after the game has been out. When many games would just die off, the fans have kept KOTOR alive and well. Mods are one way that this happens, since it brings new content and experience to the game, no matter how old it is and despite the fact that the original publisher is no longer updating the game. In this video, Xuul goes over another module from the ULTIMATE 2.0 series. This module covers the Taris Upper City. It’s the new series of the KOTOR texture pack and it keeps a close artistic feel and look of the original. Basically, it’s like the original but updated to look better and have more detail. It’s shinier and sharper but it…

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KOTOR M4-78 A History: The M4-78 that could have been

KOTOR has long been ranked as one of the best Star Wars games ever made. If you were a fan, then we don’t have to explain why. Even if you never played it yourself, you’ve had to have heard about it here and there. We post about the KOTOR series often here on the site and there is still content and info coming out about it, despite its age, because that’s how much the Star Wars community loves it. So with that in mind, here’s another cool video we found with some useful information in it. It’s a bit long but it definitely has some interesting information about this subject. It’s part of a series from Xuul so you can follow their channel for more and to keep up with anything new they put out. Here’s an interesting video about the M4-78. It covers a history of the project and also why…

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Is BioWare Rebooting KOTOR?

There are few Star Wars games (if any) acclaimed as high as KOTOR. Knights of the Old Republic is a huge favorite in the Star Wars gaming scene and for good reason. It was an excellent game, beautifully designed, with a wonderful story. Players have been wanting a new KOTOR game for a long time now. We hear of a rumor that says BioWare might actually be working on exactly that! The rumor originates with gaming journalist Liam Robertson, who discussed the topic recently on his Patreon page. He doesn’t cite his sources which makes this hearsay but it’s an interesting enough rumor that we’ll go ahead and pass it on to you. Again, this is JUST rumor at this point and we can’t do more than speculate but with how much everyone wants to see a new KOTOR game, it can be fun to speculate that this rumor is true. Here’s…

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A Look Back At KOTOR 2

In the Star Wars universe, we usually find it easy to see the difference between the Dark Side and the Light Side. Lightsaber colors, clothing choices, and other factors make it clear which side a character is on. This battle for balance between the Dark and Light is part of the point of the Star Wars story. If you played KOTOR 2, however, you start to see for the first time in a Star Wars game that there is grey area. Sometimes it’s not so easy to block a character into one side of the other. KOTOR 2 is the perfect example of this. In this game, the villain is not always so easy to spot. Sometimes the lines between “good” and “bad” are blurred, or difficult to spot. This is something that adds a new, creative, and more interesting element to KOTOR 2, versus KOTOR 1. Sometimes characters are…

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KOTOR 1 vs KOTOR 2

KOTOR 1 or KOTOR 2: which is better? This is no easy question to answer, since both have developed very loyal followings. YouTuber nerdSlayer has attempted to answer this question in his video, simply titled “KOTOR 1 vs KOTOR 2.” He breaks down his analysis along the lines of four different criteria: graphics (how the games look), ambience (the feel and immersion of the game), story (strength of the plot and the characters), and gameplay (the mechanics of how the game works). In terms of graphics, nerdSlayer considers how KOTOR 1 ( Download it free with Amazon Underground here) for has a neutral color scheme. The planets all have a different look but no scenes are overbearing to the eye. KOTOR 2 is much darker by comparison and its colors are muted. That same darkness present in KOTOR 2 heavily influences its ambience, which is all around darker. KOTOR 1…

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Obsidian Says they’d Love to Make KOTOR III

Obsidian Entertainment, the developers of the very popular Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II announced this week that they’d love to make a KOTOR III. During a Reddit ‘Ask Me Anything’ (AMA) session held earlier, they also said that they would enjoy returning to work on the Fallout Series. Many fans of both franchises would likely love to see them return to make the great content they do so well. But just because they’d be up for doing it and fans would likely appreciate it, doesn’t mean they’re going to get the chance. As social media manger Mikey Dowling said, “The title is out of our hands as EA has the license for the games. We’d love to return to the galaxy far, far away if we had the chance!” Obsidian CEO Feargus Urquhart said, “If you could pitch EA on that for us, I’d be your friend for life.”…

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Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Netflix TV Series Movement

What’s better than Star Wars on Netflix? What about The Old Republic era Star Wars on Netflix ? If you’re thinking that’s as awesome as we are, then you will want to watch this video because there’s a chance it might be happening. There’s a petition going around (find it here) and see why over 100,000 other people have already signed up to make this happen. From the petition: “Why Netflix was chosen was because of the wealth of great content they have produced over the years, such as Narcos, House of Cards, and especially everything that Marvel has done and is still currently working on. Not only that, but Netflix can serve as a platform to tell these stories as they were meant to be portrayed: dark, foreboding, and a touch on the mature side. This can also give us fans our healthy dose of Star Wars while we’re waiting on the new…

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What about Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 3?

Here is a great video from GVMERS, you don’t see videos of this quality scale about a specific game often, especially for games as old as Knights of the Old Republic. I don’t think we’ll get Kotor 3, but we will likely get a game (or series hopefully) that is a spiritual successor/love letter to fans, and that is very similar to Kotor, perhaps still in the Old Republic era, or a different one. Thanks for joining us on another episode of GVMERS. Today we’ll be taking a look at the beloved Knights of the Old Republic series of role-playing games from LucasArts. While the first two RPGs in the acclaimed franchise provided memorable, dynamic storylines for players to enjoy, LucasArts canned the third single-player release in favor of other projects. Since then, BioWare’s massively multiplayer online spin-off “The Old Republic” seems to have eclipsed the Knights of the Old…

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Fan Made KOTOR Remake is Making Progress

Remember when we told you about the remake of Knights of the Old Republic by a group of fans? Well, there is good news that the project is still going and we can see updates as indicated by their Twitter. Apeiron Game is working hard to make this dream a reality for fans just like themselves and it’s coming along nicely. They even have openings for volunteers if you want to help out. You can contact volunteer@apeirongame.com with “Volunteer” in the subject line. They’re not accepting anymore voice actors or writers at this time, however. You can see for yourself here in this Twitter update: Working on the 3rd person cam angle, with our derpy placeholder model. #Kotor #Apeiron. pic.twitter.com/jwjVwAp9z2 — Apeiron Game (@apeiron_kotor) May 28, 2016 And if you follow them on Twitter, you’ll never miss any notices or updates so you’ll always know where they are at in the process. Of course,…

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Gameplay Footage of Star Wars: Knights of The Old Republic Unreal Engine 4 Mod

If you have not seen it already, here is the first ever gameplay footage of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Unreal Engine 4 remake by Apeiron. One thing I really like that he also points out in the video is that it’s from a first person view. I love first person in games like this and I’m very glad they went in that direction with it. They did say it will also be 3rd person so for those who don’t like the first-person view, you’re good too. They do a great job at staying true to the original and it looks like a solid game so far, while of course it’s still in a very alpha development stage. I think from the looks of this very first gameplay footage, it looks very promising. Upper City Taris and Tatooine look great. In the footage, you can even see the…

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Star Wars Humble Bundle II

Here is your chance to get KOTOR 1 and 2 if you hvae not already, and there are some other great awesome games. I wrote before about the last Star Wars Humble Bundle and I’ve expressed before how much I love this service. You get great games at discounted prices, you get to support charity and support the developers. I’ve gotten some awesome indie games from here that I never would have heard about otherwise, too. But anyway, back to Star Wars! Get the Star Wars Humble Bundle here before it goes away. As of the time of writing this, you have 3 days left to snag your bundle. It includes: The Star Wars Bundle strikes back. It is a bright time for Star Wars fans. Hot on the heels of the new movie, we’ve combined forces with Disney Interactive to create a bundle filled with classic games! Pay what…

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Is Star Wars Rebels Making Old Republic Canon?

Since the Disney buyout of Star Wars, there is one thing that’s been bothering fans and that is the direction of the story line. Many Star Wars stories have just been thrown out completely. Some of the real classic stories are still around under Legends but so many good stories are just gone. There’s so much more that could be done with Star Wars and it seems like Disney isn’t interested in changing that. There is one exception to this rule, however: Star Wars Rebels. It looks like Rebels might be bringing back the most beloved EU story canon – Knights of the Old Republic. Nerd Union has written a great piece about this. Here’s a few of the reasons they give: The ships in the holo when Princess Leia brought supplies They Keep Developing the Mandalorians The Great Scourge of Malachor For the full reasoning behind these hints, read the full article,…

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KOTOR is Getting a Fan Made HD Unreal Engine 4 Reboot

Attention fans of KOTOR: you are going to love this! For how long have fans been saying they want KOTOR back or a KOTOR 2? Well, you’re getting something along those lines with this KOTOR reboot. Wait, can they even do that? Actually, they can and here they explain why and how: “Engine refresh of games has been around since the 80’s and some have become very sucessful. Games like Black Mesa did it with Half Life and Renegade X rebuilt Command and Conquer in the Unreal Engine 3. This is a full conversion refresh, that being said you will have to own a copy of the orginal game in order to play Apeiron since we are using the orginal audio and music. At it’s core Apeiron is the most instense KotOR modification ever.” Apeiron is a reboot of the Knights of the old Republic that was released in 2003. Apeiron…

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Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber and KOTOR – Is There a Link?

If you’ve seen the new film already (and if you haven’t, how are you avoiding the spoilers?!) then you may have even picked up on this already, especially if you were a big KOTOR player/fan. Some are saying there is a possible link between Kylo Ren’s lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the old beloved Star Wars video game, Knights of the Old Republic. If this link is true, it could bring things around in terms of Star Wars film canon. Eurogamer.net takes a look at this theory: There’s a believable link between Kylo Ren’s crossguard Lightsaber and, specifically, Knights of the Old Republic 2, although KOTOR1 and Star Wars: The Old Republic have to be included because of their shared timeline and, particularly, main character Revan. The link regards the origins of Kylo Ren’s Lightsaber, and a revelatory paragraph in a “Visual Dictionary” book accompanying the film….

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