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The Hyperspace Beacon is a weekly guide and discussion by Larry Everett about the yet-to-be-released game Star Wars: The Old Republic. We have been teased, taunted, and tantalized this week before the Electronic Entertainment Expo, so much so SWTOR fans don't know topsy from turvy. In this Hypers...

June 14th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Star Wars: The Old Republic has done it again! The fourth installment of The Blood of the Empire has us itching for more, and asking more questions. Will Teneb Kel find his mark? How did Exal Kressh betray the Empire? This dialog-heavy issue introduces us to two new characters, an unnamed Jedi Mas...

June 4th 2010 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Empire Strikes Back. Just as in that monumental movie, the newly-revealed Emperor gives deadly instructions to his kneeling servant in Star Wars: The Old Republic's issue #3 of Blood of the Empire. Bioware's ingenious marketing campaign of web...

May 21st 2010 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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If there's one difficult task that Star Wars: The Old Republic has set for itself -- well, it's set several, but if there's one difficult lore task it would be transforming the Sith into a sympathetic and likable player faction. After all, they've got years and years and years of fiction painting t...

May 7th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The always-analytical team over at Darth Hater have turned their attention -- and magnifying glasses -- on the new TOR webcomic in the hopes of discovering hints for the MMO. The first issue of Blood of the Empire, entitled "Shades of the Sith," went up on The Old Republic's website a couple weeks...

May 5th 2010 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The big announcement out of Star Wars: The Old Republic came ahead of time this week, with the release of a surprise video documentary detailing combat. On the other hand, the game isn't only about combat. Having completed the Threat of Peace storyline in comic form, the site has launched a new com...

April 25th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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BioWare has released preliminary details on another planetary play field from their upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG. Belsavis plays host to an ominous Republic prison facility, apparently used to process all manner of Sith, Mandalorians, and troublesome aliens of various species. Check...

March 12th 2010 at 8:00pm 0 Comments