BioWare won 4 out of six nominations for Star Wars: The Old Republic at this years Game Developers Choice Online Awards. This is the third annual award ceremony, and the awards spanned from live services, technology, game updates, online game design,” etc etc etc. After all the votes was counted, BioWare took home four out of its six nominations for SWTOR: BEST NEW ONLINE GAME Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin) BEST ONLINE TECHNOLOGY Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin) BEST ONLINE VISUAL ARTS Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin) BEST ONLINE GAME DESIGN Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin) I guess we can finally stop the debate about what the best online game – ever – is 😉
GDC Online debuts Smedley, SWTOR and more!
With GDC Online getting closer, we’re all looking forward to more information, updates and fun interviews. That’s exactly what they’re working on to give us. The show has added a new trio of talks, featuring Sony Online Entertainment’s John Smedley on transitioning to the free to play model, BioWare on the platform supporting Star Wars: The Old Republic, and CCP on nurturing an MMO community. Gamasutra brings us full details on these new sessions: – First, John Smedley, the president of Sony Online Entertainment, will discuss how the company transitioned its entire game lineup to the free to play model in theBusiness and Marketing track lecture, “Free-to-Play: Driving the Future of MMOs.”” Referencing games from EverQuest to Planetside 2(pictured), Smedley will share some of SOE’s insights and lessons learned to help other developers successfully adopt the free to play model. With this knowledge, attendees will walk away understanding how to grow not only their player…