knights of the old republic

The Amazing Voice Acting of KOTOR

We can sing the praises of KOTOR all day long. Seriously, it’s been said here before and will likely be said here again – Knights of the Old Republic is one of the best Star Wars games of all time. One thing that made this game so unique and loved by so many was the amazing voice acting talent that covered the entire, vast script of the game. When Bioware made the decision to hire voice actors for the entire script, it was a big one. That story is told in the latest entry in the Boss Fight Books series, written by journalist Alex Kane and available if you want to follow it all. It is absolutely an interesting story for anyone who loves KOTOR, Star Wars, and video game history. In it, we learn all about what made the casting and sound departments of LucasArts unique, and how the process…

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Knights Of The Old Republic Is STILL The Best Star Wars Game

Are you a fellow fan of Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR)? If you’ve been around our blog for a while, you know that we have regularly posted about this game and I’ve said myself how it is one of the best, if not THE best Star Wars game to date. Well, I’m not alone in this opinion. The Star Wars franchise is not putting out as many games these days as they once were, and there is a higher quality demand being placed on the games that do come out. But how do they measure up against a classic like KOTOR? This is a question that ScreenRant takes head-on in this piece that says KOTOR is STILL the best Star Wars game. The author, Derek Stauffer says: “Knights of the Old Republic was one of the first Star Wars stories of its kind. It ignored all mention of the Skywalker family…

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The Lord Of Pain Darth Sion: A Star Wars Story

Here’s another Star Wars story from The Scoundrel’s Cantina. It was first published back in Dec of 2016, but if you missed it back then, you can still give it a watch. We highly recommend any of these videos from the Scoundrel’s Cantina. They really know their Star Wars stuff, and the videos are well made. They’re entertaining, and very informative as you are sure to learn something new in every one you watch, even if you’re already a super fan. This one is all about another famous Darth – the Lord of Pain Darth Sion. He’s not as well known to your layperson as far as Darths go, but he has an interesting and deep history that is explored fully in this video. They use a mix of both the Expanded Universe and the “Official” Star Wars Canon. He was a human who became a Sith Maurader in the war. Rather than…

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KOTOR Apeiron Gameplay

Remember when we told you about KOTOR Apeiron? It’s the fanmade remake of KOTOR that allows you to enjoy the game still today, like you did back in its heydey. Well, the gang from Apeiron have a Twitch account here where you can see some videos of their gameplay. The game really looks like it’s come along nicely and whether you were a fan of the original KOTOR, or a younger Star Wars game fan just getting in on the action now, this is one you may want to check out. If you’re not sure if the game is for you, take a look at the gameplay videos below to see it for yourself. This will give you a better idea of whether or not this is something you want to try out. You can also follow them on Twitch and then you’ll be alerted each time they stream so you…

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The Lord Of Hunger Darth Nihilus: A Star Wars Story

Here’s another Star Wars Story video from The Scoundrel’s Cantina. This one is from late 2016 so you may have seen it before. If not, you’re in for a treat and we’re happy we’ve dug it up for you. These guys make some of the greatest videos and if you love Star Wars and ever wanted to learn more about it, or more about specific characters from Star Wars, this is for you. In this video, they talk about the Lord of Hunger himself, Darth Nihilus. Again, these videos are all about the story of the person named. If you want to learn more about this Darth Lord and his timeline in the Star Wars universe, then this video is for you. Check it out for yourself below: In this video we are mixing both the Expanded Universe and the “Official” Star Wars Canon. This is the way we look at…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I Played 13 Star Wars Mobile Games. Here are the Best.

Over the past couple years, we’ve seen a lot of new Star Wars games, just not where you might expect them: on your phone. There have been tons of new mobile games that have come out since Disney took over the franchise, from Rebels-themed kids’ games and puzzlers to tower defense and shooters. But are any of them any good? Do they stand up to the classics, like Rogue Squadron and Shadows of the Empire? I had to find out, so I sat down and played 13 of them. It took me a while, but here’s what I found out. The Best: Knights of the Old Republic It’s getting old now, but this game has translated remarkably well to mobile platforms. The controls are really easy to use, the gameplay is intuitive, and the story is a classic one that stands the test of time. The graphics are what you’d expect for a game that’s…

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The Old Republic: Rescue Mission – (2015) Short Film

Many fans of Star Wars think that the best Star Wars game that was ever made it Knights of the Old Republic, and some will disagree. There is a new Australian fan film that has been between the events of the Drew Karpyshyn’s novel and the KOTOR game, and it’s actually quite good. It’s not just good for a fan made film, but it’s actually really good. It stinks that the expanded universe stuff has all been voted as non-canon during the wake of the upcoming movies. However, in a strange way it puts all of the half-decent fan-fiction on an even level with things like the game. In other words, it seems to make it easier for certain people to have great fun with the Star Wars world. No matter what, this is actually a high quality production and it features great acting and perfect outfits. It’s definitely worth…

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 Official Update

After 10 years and seemingly out of nowhere, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2 got a large update on Steam. It incorporated support for controllers, widescreen display support, 5K resolution and Steam Cloud saves. Then on October 18th, it happened again. While not as big as the update from earlier in the year, it still contained many significant changes. See an overview here: Thanks to everyone who submitted achievements for this update! User generated content is loads of fun for us, and we hope everyone out there enjoys them. Universal Changes: – Added 20 user-generated achievements (see pinned thread for details) – Fixed an issue with Pet Rock achievement not unlocking in TSLRCM – Fixed a crash when adding more than five mods – Fixed two issues tied to Mouse Look – Fixed an issue with the controller menu appearing on top of dialog screens – Fixed an…

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Rumor Says Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is Being Remade for Xbox One and PS4

  Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) is one of the most popular Star Wars games to ever be. We’ve talked about it a great deal here on the site and we are very excited about a rumor that suggests there might be a remake being created for XBox One and PS4. It’s still just a rumor so take it for what it’s worth but we are excited at the possibility that this might happen. Cinelinx reports on the rumor: One of the most popular and critically acclaimed Star Wars games ever released is over a decade old now, and for the last few years many fans have been clamoring for an updated version of the game for current consoles…Well guys it looks like next year you’ll be getting your wish.  Come inside to learn more! Before I get into this scoop too much, I want to clarify…

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New Update For Star Wars Knights Of The Old Republic II

Fans of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith Lords, which was released in 2004, is receiving an official update with new features and fixes. This new update covers Linux, Mac, and Windows versions of the game when purchased through Steam. It’s introducing a variety of new features, like widescreen resolutions of up to 4K and 5K, 37 more achievements, Steam Workshop integration, and controller support. The last feature is really awesome because it allows anyone to have access and install user-created add-ons for the game inside of Steam client. One item that is available already is the KotoOR II’s popular “Restored Content Mod,” and it repairs a variety of bugs and introduces new story content that was made for but not originally included in the game. Developer Obsidian Entertainment has been working under the gun for the last months of the games developments. This is…

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KOTOR Mod: The Jedi Masters

You can get the new, non-beta version of the KOTOR mod, The Jedi Masters from their website now. This is a story converstion mod for Kotor 2 :The Sith Lords. See the website at www.the-jedi-masters.com for full details. You can learn more at the official Wiki. Here are some good sections to start with: Characters Main Quests (walkthrough) Sub-quests You can see the trailer here to learn more about The Jedi Masters, if you’re not already familiar.

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Revenge of Revan Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II Mod

Here’s something really cool that’s ready (in beta) for you to download now and check it out. RevengeofRevan.com Developer Blog asks, “Can a mod be created that won’t disrupt KOTOR canon and still allow players to continue their stories from KOTOR1 and KOTOR2? Ever since the MMO was announced along with the Revan book, this has been on my mind. The short answer is: yes, it can be done. But the next part is, how you can do this without putting yourself in a corner and hurting your creative freedom?” Revenge of Revan (RoR) does exactlly that. It will allow fans to continue their story based on the choices they make in the last two games so they can continue while still fitting the KoTOR canon. Even with the non-strict canon choice the story for the mod will still fit nicely between KOTOR2 and SWTOR in the large grand scheme of…

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Knights of the Old Republic: Broken Souls – A Fan Film

A Darth Revan vs Darth Nihilus fan film! What more do you need?! You know how we love cool videos here, especially fan created and submitted stuff. So here we have Knights of the Old Republic: Broken Souls –  A Fan Film. Here’s a little info from the description: Darth Revan and his Sith general Meetra Surik, hunt down a monster that threatens the newly established Sith Empire. Winner of the 2015 Best Visual Effects Star Wars Fan Film Award. Darth Revan has long since reclaimed his mantle as Dark Lord of the Sith. But a greater evil has emerged and if the Sith are to survive, Revan must lead an attack against this new threat. “The Lord of Hunger”. The following film is a work of Non-Canon fan fiction. It is inspired by the alternate Dark Side Ending storyline as seen at the end of Knights of the Old Republic….

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