[ Swtor Related ] At Spike TV’s 2011 Scream Awards , iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader won the Ultimate Villain award. But even someone as villainous as the Dark Lord of the Sith has fears — of his creator George Lucas and his tendency to digitally revise cinematic history. As the heavy-breathing black-cloaked Sith lord came out to accept his award, he expressed his worry about Lucas, saying he could “digitally enhanced you in the DVD release.”
That’s when Lucas come out on stage ( 03:05 minute of the video below ) , surprising Lord Vader, who quickly tells his creator how happy he is to see him. Lucas goes to give Vader the Scream Award, but psychs him out, holding the spiked object just out of the helmeted Vader’s view.
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.
Before certain months we read in internet that the most popular video game in the planet this moment wow that it loses 600 thousands subscribers each quarter (source: Google Search).The wow is certain that apart from the most popular game, is perhaps the most completed right now and certainly the number of million subscribers justified by the factor of the [complete game].The players can spend a pleasant time at any moment they decide to enter the game.
But the WoW is already in its seventh year and this "marriage" between the players and the game has become just a habit. Everything in life after some time it can not offer new experiences ,and WoW that it had to give,already gave it. You can see in the chart this drop of interest about Wow !
As long as it wore out wow, new games came to the fore ready to displace it. The two most important were Aoc and Aion. Unfortunately neither of the two did not succeed. The reasons in each case was different. Aoc in the reason was the unstable client, while in Aion was the indifference of Ncsoft against bots.
BioWare’s strategy for SWTOR (or simply TOR) is to reach as many gamers as they possibly can. “Star Wars is beloved in the US as well as many other parts of the world,” said Producer Rich Vogel, citing the low system specs required for the game, “and that said, we want to make sure that the game is accessible to as many people as possible.”
The game will look as good as it possibly can, but the voice-acting will make the most impact. It is costly, but effective and used mostly in other MMOs as for special flavor perhaps, for important quests. One of the questions often asked of BioWare is how difficult the voice-acting and files was to manage, but for a company that’s used to the process, the voice-acting, we are told, is the simplest part of the game. It is scripted first in text of course, but with games like Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect and Dragon Age behind them, piece of cake!
Gamers who enjoy the Star Wars movies and world but aren’t necessarily avid fans need not fear that their lack of knowledge of all things Star Wars will hinder them in the game. TOR is set about 3,000 years before the movies or Clone Wars. It’s not that the Sith Empire is based on the movies, Palpatine’s empire was based on the ancient Sith Empire! “Just watching the trailers will get you up to speed,” said Lead Designer James Ohlen, “But there will be Easter eggs for fans of KOTOR (Knights of the Old Republic) to find in the game.”
Star Wars Abridged Non-Linear DVD Saga :: Selected by Aiana Sunholder
(Notes)This selection is assembled with great care by a true fan of George Lucas.This list is intended for anyone who wants to watch the DVD saga in an abridged format.This guide is also intended for watching the films in an alternative non- linear format. Use the chapter selection menu to start each DVD at the appropriate chapter. Then, use the next chapter button on the controller to skip the chapters omitted from this ordered list. I believe that watching the films in this order achieves a nicely woven tale that blends the original trilogy and the prequels into one cohesive story of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader as the central character.
[part one of two] A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
 The Phantom Menace - (03): "Short Negotiations"
 The Phantom Menace - (05): "Landing on Naboo"
 The Phantom Menace - (06): "Jar Jar Binks"
 The Phantom Menace - (07): "Otoh Gunga"
 The Phantom Menace - (08): "Boss Nass"
 The Phantom Menace - (09): "The Planet Core"
 The Phantom Menace - (10): "Invasion of Theed"
 The Phantom Menace - (11): "Surprise Rescue"
 The Phantom Menace - (13): "Tatooine"
 The Phantom Menace - (14): "Watto's Shop"
 The Phantom Menace - (15): "Fateful Meetings"
 The Phantom Menace - (17): "Preparing for the Race"
 The Phantom Menace - (20): "Begin the Race"
 The Phantom Menace - (22): "Home Stretch"
You are planing to Play Swtor and you haven't read these books then you are missing out on one of the best star wars series ever. To be honest, this is the best book trilogy i have ever read. The books are so eventful and enticing to keep reading, after reading the first book within a day i sat down and read the other two in a few days, if you love reading, and star wars these books are seriously great.
Drew Karpyshyn has also been a writer for many games, such as Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, Knights of the Old Republic, Baldurs Gate, Jade Empire and Neverwinter Nights. After being a writer for KOTOR he then wrote the first bane novel.
Some words about the Books. The first book is where banes life is full of anger and hatred, so he goes down the route of the empire and then gets to the sith academy of korriban, but he doesnt like their ways of the sith so he acts on this. In the second book bane finds his apprentice, a girl named Rain, he then takes her on and trains her, and bane carries out a search for sith holocrons which store information from wise past sith leaders.
Book 1 - Path of Destruction
Book 2 - Rule of Two
The emotional experience of Star Wars™ comes to life in new music created exclusively for The Old Republic™. From soft melodies that ring in the forest of Alderaan to the magnificent booming of a battle scene on Ord Mantell, a talented team of composers, musicians and developers came together to create a magical score for the game.
Watch Developer Dispatch: Music of The Old Republic to see what goes into weaving the familiar Star Wars riffs with a new original score. And learn how music impacts the thrilling moments in video games as well as movies.
Audio Lead Artist of swtor answered many questions about audio and sounds .Read more in this link
Η εμπειρία των αισθήσεων του Star Wars ™ έρχεται στη ζωή με νέα μουσική που δημιουργήθηκε αποκλειστικά για το The Old Republic ™.Ξεκινώντας από μαλακές μελωδίες που αγκαλιάζουν το δάσος του Alderaan μέχρι την υπέροχη έκρηξη της μάχης στο Ord Mantell.Mια ταλαντούχα ομάδα συνθετών, μουσικών και προγραμματιστών δημιούργησε ένα μαγικό αποτέλεσμα για το παιχνίδι.
In this Swtor statement, EA CEO John Riccitiello talks a lot about mmo Microtransactions and he mentions playing a game for 6 hours straight and having to pay 1 dollar just to re-clip your ammo (@24:40 of the presentation), should we be concerned at all?
These opinions sparked a Burst of
87-105 pages commentary in the official web-site's forums.
The previus Thread was closed by a moderator due of 1000 posts issue and he opened a new one . The major problem with these statements is EA's CEO didn't clearly explain his thoughts of what Microtransactions he meant or if swtor will have Microtransactions.
There are many type of Micro-transactions ,some of them affect player game ,some of them not.for example, items like special looking rings-earings ,dresses,mounts that do not give any extra stats, XP gain, etc and they are only cosmetics
i don't think there is any gamer in the world that is against them.
Οn the other hand there are the items that change stats, XP gain , fire power , armor defense .these items used a lot in free to play mmo games and they the reason that free to play many times cost more than these mmo with monthly fee.
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.
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 !!!!!!!
EA Announces: SWTOR Due 2nd Half of 2011 Fiscal Year 2012 Key Titles by Label and Platform — this list excludes Star Wars®: The Old Republic™, which is scheduled to launch in the second half of calendar 2011.
Everyone at BioWare and EA is working to ensure that Star Wars: The Old Republic is delivered at the quality level you expect from BioWare and Star Wars.
Star Wars: The Old Republic is expected to launch in the second half of 2011. Information on the release date and pre-order programs will be released as it becomes available.
more : Original Announcement
We will be with all of you on Release Day !
#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
The most anticipated Blu-ray release ever -- the Star Wars Saga -- emerges from light speed this September 2011 .
Update :This title will be released on September 16, 2011 ! . For the first time, all six of George Lucas' epic films (Episodes I-VI) are united in one complete set. Fans worldwide are able to pre-order now with online retailers.
Pre-order Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray and the Star Wars: Trilogy Sets at Amazon.com today!
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Star Wars in three distinct sets to meet the needs of every Star Wars fan:
- * Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray (9-disc Set includes all six films)
- * Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes I-III)
- * Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes IV-VI)
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