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BioWare and LucasArts are pleased to announce that Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ will launch on December 20, 2011 in North America and in the European Launch Territories! The announcement was first made by BioWare co-founders Dr. Ray Muzyka and Dr. Greg Zeschuk during their keynote address at the 2011 Eurogamer Expo in London, England. Speaking to a packed room of press and fans alike, Dr. Muzyka acknowledged the weight of the moment and the patience of the fans.
Το κομματι απο το dxdiag που λεει τα χαρακτηριστικα του υπολογιστη μου
Ένας από τους σπουδαιότερους επιστήμονες της πληροφορικής και προγραμματιστές των τελευταίων δεκαετιών, ο Ντένις Ρίτσι (Dennis Ritchie) πέθανε σε ηλικία 70 ετών μετά από μακρά ασθένεια ανακοίνωσαν οι οικείοι του.
Ο Ρίτσι από κοινού με τον Κεν Τόμσον, ενώ δούλευαν στη Bell, δημιούργησαν στις αρχές της δεκαετίας του 1970 το λειτουργικό σύστημα Unix το οποίο επηρέασε βαθύτατα την πορεία των λειτουργικών συστημάτων μέχρι σήμερα.
Το GNU/Linux, η οικογένεια του BSD και το OS X της Apple είναι απόγονοι του πολυχρηστικού αυτού του συστήματος το οποίο γράφτηκε στη γλώσσα C (επίσης δημιουργημένη από τον Ρίτσι και Τόμσον ( Ken Thompson )) που και αυτή χρησιμοποιείται ευρύτατα μέχρι σήμερα.
Οι δύο προγραμματιστές έγραψαν ακόμη μέρος του συνοδευτικού λογισμικού που χρησιμοποιεί το Unix. Και αυτά τα προγράμματα με την μία ή την άλλη μορφή υπάρχουν μέχρι και σήμερα , παντού . στα κινητά σας στις εταιρείες κινητής τηλεφωνίας , στα λειτουργικά συστήματα , στα κέντρα ρύθμισης της κυκλοφορίας .... γενικά παντού σε ότι έχει σχέση με τον αυτοματισμό .
Το 1983 ο Ρίτσι και ο Τόμσον τιμήθηκαν με το Βραβείο Τιούρινγκ, το αποκαλούμενο και Νόμπελ της Πληροφορικής, το 1990 το Βραβείο της IEEE (άλλη μία μεγάλη διάκριση του κλάδου της πληροφορικής) ενώ το 1999 βραβεύτηκαν με το Εθνικό Μετάλλιο για την Τεχνολογία, την μεγαλύτερη κρατική διάκριση για τον τομέα τους.
Swtor . In only a week on the market the Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray has sold more than one million units , shattering records for the high-definition format, and further cementing Blu-ray's dominance as the home video format of choice.
Despite an average list price of $79.99, the nine disc set generated more than $84 million in worldwide sales. U.S. sales accounted for $38 million of that total, with 515,000 units sold in North America.this number estimating the half sales were from USA and CANADA. Lucasfilm and Twentieth Century Fox have 84 million reasons to celebrate this week;)
As we can see on Blu-Ray.com the box is still in the first place and i am betting it will be for a long time !!!.
The "Star Wars" franchise premiered in 1977 on just 32 screens across the U.S. But soon after receiving high praise from critics and a loyal following, the franchise's popularity skyrocketed, and it has become one of the most celebrated in history. Now more than 30 years later, it appears the titles have yet to lose their appeal.
Swtor Guild Alignment System is an optional system that allows your guild to mark up to three other guilds as Allies or Adversaries*. When the game launches, these designations will influence which guilds are placed on the same server.
"We will make reasonable efforts to place as many qualifying groups of Allies and Adversaries as possible together on the same server. Given the volume of anticipated guilds (as well as other factors), we unfortunately cannot guarantee that all specified Allies and Adversaries will be placed on your server."
This is the phase 2 of guild system .In Phase 2: Alignment, Bioware is introducing new features which allow guilds to set their allegiance with other guilds in Star Wars The Old Republic. Now a guild leader, along with members who have the proper permissions, can select up to three guilds as either Allies or Adversaries, depending on their faction affiliation. Qualifying guilds that are marked as Allies and Adversaries of other guilds will have the highest chance of being placed in the game together, allowing these guilds to coexist on the same server.
Another feature being implemented with Phase 2 is the ability for guild leaders and members with the proper permissions to invite friends to join their guild via email. You can start recruiting new members today!
Principal Lead PvP Designer Gabe Amatangelo answers a few of your questions about Player-vs-Player Combat in The Old Republic.
Q: How important is the PvP community to BioWare ? – Kryptorchid
A: Very important. The Old Republic’s PvP developers are avid gamers and active, long-time members of the MMO PvP community. We hold preservation and growth of the The Old Republic PvP community near and dear to our hearts.
Q: Will there be any kind of arena system? If so, which brackets will it support? - Inquiescent
A: ‘Arena System’ has come to mean two different things depending on the context: Single Elimination PvP game mode and Ranking/Tournament Systems. Whether or not we add that game mode to The Old Republic’s current lineup (domination, assault and bombing run) is TBD. However, one of the top things on our list for post launch is a rated Warzone system where players can form teams, earn team ratings, earn individual ratings, as well as participate in tournaments, etc.
Q: Are there any plans for non-combat forms of PvP, such as Pazaak or Swoop Racing? - RizzoRatchet
A: We are considering, testing and/or developing several things like that. We’ll let you know as soon as we are sure about what we’re going to add.
Swtor release date and preorder date and box images leaked today in swtor forums .according this link http://www.swtor.com/community... the preorder date is tomorrow
and the release day is 27/10/2011( the last informations claim for 31 December 2011,read below for more ) .This is the full post .
You can Preorder from Swtor official Page @ http://swtor.com/preorder &
THe System Requirements are :
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 4000 or better / Intel Core2 Duo Processor 2.0 Ghz or better
RAM: At least 1.5 GB or better for XP / 2 GB or better for Windows Vista/7 / PC's using built in graphic chipsets 2 GB RAM is recommended.
Hard Drive: 8x DVD-ROM or better
Video: ATI XT1800 or better / NVIDIA 7800 or better / Intel 4100 or better. 256 MB minimum video RAM, shader 3.0 or better fully compatible graphics card.
enjoy it or hate it
So here is what I gathered.
I'm checking to see if we're being watched
Hey Stephen Reid, could you give me a shoutout...I'll be your friend *wink*
Someone Has it Already
As stated one of us was lucky to work at a place and have the copies
Release Date of the game
Sony announced today that will end SWG mmo on 15 December 2011 . I played SWG for years, and what really made the game for me was it was Star Wars, and had a great community to play with. That is what carried me for so long, and when my community left, the game was done for me. Can't believe it will finally be ended, loved that game.
SWG It was ahead of it's time.
* Player driven economy, crafted goods for the most part superior to looted.
* Open world: GIGANTIC worlds, with random spawns and loot
* Open world PVP: Love it or hate it, port into a crowded city only to see a war taking place
* Player housing/cities: AMAZING...nothing comes close. Create/defend your city!
AND BEST OF ALL: Superior player customization, from appearance to skills/templates, it was truly unique.
The reality is often tough, especially when excise a beloved game that was your companion for many years .
Below is the Whole Announce from Sony :
Dear Star Wars Galaxies™ Community Member,
We write to you today to inform you that on December 15, 2011, Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) and LucasArts will end all services (MMO and Trading Card Game) for Star Wars Galaxies (SWG). The shutdown of SWG is a very difficult decision, but SOE and LucasArts have mutually agreed that the end of 2011 is the appropriate time to end the game.
So far it seems like they have only been testing in small amounts ( 100 players ) and that will most likely not be the case with the release.
When swtor goes live and servers are awaiting the first players to walk in it ,there is always a risk to be the first day
- crash fest
- Queue fest
- Synchonize problems Fest
- Exploit / dupe / Hack Fest attacks and of cource
- Lag Fest
Today i recieved a newsletter from Funcom that informs me that they decided Age of Conan will be become a free to play mmo game.This mmo game was a great project but they released it too early before 64 bit of windows be more popular and with many technical problems . It is a very good mmo with excellent graphics for mmo game and it is worthy a second change or just to try it .
We recently announced the exciting news that Age of Conan will be introducing a hybrid business model that will allow players to either play for free, or become Premium subscribers with access to more content and more features. The new hybrid business model is coming this summer, so be sure to check out the community site regularly.
Answers to general questions about free-to-play
When will the hybrid model be launched?
The current plan is to switch to this new model during summer 2011.
What does it mean that you are now introducing a hybrid business model?
In the simplest terms, anyone can play ‘Age of Conan: Unrated’ at no cost. No subscription is required. You can download and play for free.
‘Age of Conan: Unrated’ offers player the option of playing the game for free, without obligation. The business model is a hybrid of the 'store only' free-to-play model and the tiered offering that includes a Premium subscription option. This allows us to let players experience everything Hyboria has to offer, while still offering great added value to Premium subscribers.
You've all watched Star Wars (well I hope you did..) I read a few developers posts about the cross-faction talk and the said that it's only enabled in the beta, and its highly likely that it will not be in the finished game.
When I heard about that it struck me, being that I'm a heavy PvPer ,i am also and a heavy socialize gamer that use the chat a lot . Maybe if it can be reconsidered being that Bioware/Lucasarts said they want to make this feel like a REAL star wars experience *, Cross-faction talk in swtor should be enabled. It would really add a sense of reality in the game, especially in PvP atmosphere inside the game.
It's used in everquest , and works wonderfully, and it is not used in Aion and that was a reason that pvp in aion sucks a lot ,because you can see that the enemy speaks but you can not read what he writes
Always ,in pvp games ,a bit of QQ chat is like the alas of pvp and many times the qq after pvp is the reason for the mmo gamers to try more to be better in pvp strategy (swtor = startegy ) , armor - weapons and levels
Although I know there are people who don't PVP at all, wouldn't it be easy to just have an option where cross-faction talk can be disabled in Tor due to various reasons of BAD LANGUAGE in cross-faction talk ?
*In every battle with lightsabers in star wras there was a QQ chat between star wars characters !!!!!!!
Apparently EA is starting to recruit for another MMO it wants in the works. Although, it is important to keep in mind that the production time needed would most likely be several years and it wouldn't create an immediate impact on TOR, but it may in the long run if the game's really being designed to keep a long term player base.
Related to this link :
Insinuating it may be a new incarnation of EA's popular UO franchise, the first WEB MMORPG made which holds not only several Guinness records but is known to be one of the most pivotal MMO games to date.
"It will be huge. It will be monumental and the technical challenges from the size, volume, and touch points will be awesome.
The EA MMO that we do know about the BioWare-developed Star Wars: The Old Republic is due for launch in the second half of the year.
#starwars #swtour #swtor Time for Star Wars Mythology.
May 4 is often known as "Star Wars Day". It is jokingly said: "May the 4th be with you", in reference to the popular phrase in Star Wars: "May the Force be with you."
The phrase dates back to at least 1979, on the day Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain's first woman prime minster. Her party took out a newspaper ad in the London Evening News that said "May the Fourth be with you, Maggie. Congratulations."
Typical festivities consist of inviting fellow Star Wars-obsessed friends to stay over, and then watching the series in succession. Lots of snacks, bring lightsabers and Star Wars-themed toys. Lightsaber fights in the early morning hours optional.
This day is considered an unofficial holiday by Star Wars fans to celebrate Star Wars culture and remember the films.
May 4 is called also as Luke Skywalker (Site Owner's Nickname hahaha ) Day because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day. Since the phrase "May the Force be with you" is a famous quote often spoken in the Star Wars films, fans commonly say "May the fourth be with you" on this day.
that's why there is a reverse counter on StarWars.com : official star wars site
Μου ηρθε μολις τωρα και ενα ωραιο newsletter ,για την 4η του Μαη
Read our historical #starwars #swtor research about the origin of the name of sith...
"ο George lucas φαίνεται να έχει μελετήσει καλά τους Έλληνες αρχαίους συγγραφείς ή όπως λεει και η wikipedia ο συγγραφεας* που εμπνεύστηκε ο George lucas .
Ας δούμε όμως τι λέει ο Πλούταρχος για τον γενάρχη της φυλής των Σηθ ( Sith στα ελληνικα ακούγεται Σηθ ) : “για τούτο τον τυφώνα οι Αιγύπτιοι αποκαλούν Σηθ, που σημαίνει οτιδήποτε καταδυναστεύει ή επιβάλλεται με βίαιο τρόπο...”. ο lucas δεν επέλεξε τυχαία την ονομασία αυτή για την φυλή των sith.
το κυριότερο χαρακτηριστικό της Κρόνιας λατρείας ήταν οι ανθρωποθυσίες κι αυτό μας το δηλώνει ο Πλούταρχος ο Χαιρωνεύς που ήταν αρχιερέας του Απόλλωνος στους Δελφούς. ο Πλούταρχος θεωρούσε την Κρόνια λατρεία βάρβαρη, ανθελληνική και επικίνδυνη για την ανθρωπότητα. μας λέει πως οι φοίνικες λάτρευαν τον Κρόνο και του προσέφεραν ανθρωποθυσίες. ο Πλούταρχος ταυτίζει την λατρεία του Κρόνου με εκείνη του Τυφώνος. μάλιστα στο “περί Ίσιδος και Οσίριδος”, 356 α θεωρεί τον τυφώνα υιό του Κρόνου:
“...ενώ ο τύφων και η νεφθυς παιδιά του Κρόνου...”.
ο τύφων κατά τον Πλούταρχο είναι ο γενάρχης των ιουδαίων:
“ορισμένοι πάλι, που λένε ότι εφτα μέρες κράτησε η φυγή του Τυφώνος πάνω σε γάιδαρο μετά την μάχη και, όταν αυτός σώθηκε, γέννησε τον ιεροσολυμο και τον ιουδαιο, είναι ολοφάνερο με βάση αυτό, οτι ανάμειξαν στον μύθο ιουδαϊκά στοιχεία”.
Πλουτάρχου - "περί Ίσιδος και Οσίριδος", 363 c - d.
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