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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/LucasArts_BioWare_press_conference_liveblog'; We're just hours away from the highly anticipated announcement of the BioWare/LucasArts project most gamers expect to be a Knights of the Old Republic MMO. We here at Massively has been waiting for this day...

October 21st 2008 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Click to Embiggen On October 21, at around 2PM Pacific, BioWare and LucasArts will finally reveal whatever the heck they've been working on, as evidenced by Massively's invitation to the event. More than a few signs point the way to the project being an MMO based on Knights of the Old Republic. Mas...

October 7th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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LucasArts and BioWare have invited members of the press to attend an event later this month at which the two companies will finally officially announce the game they've been working on together. They did not say what the game is, of course -- then how could they officially announce it at the event?...

October 6th 2008 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Before beginning this post, we have a number of important announcements to make: It is currently October. Sandwiches, when prepared correctly, are delicious. Salt is salty. There are five items in this list. You are currently reading Joystiq. What's that? You're not sure why...

October 4th 2008 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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The site ComputerandVideogames reported earlier this week that new information may be coming soon about BioWare's Knights of the Old Republic MMO. We do know that the company is working on such a title, thanks to commentary from John Riccitiello during this year's E3. Unfortunately, the words don't...

October 4th 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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LucasArts' Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has sold like, a bajazillion copies since it launched a couple weeks ago. The Star Wars franchise definitely sells video games, even when they get lukewarm reviews. But we're not going to talk about sales today. We're going to talk about quality.Since this...

September 30th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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The Knights of the Old Republic MMO concept has been laid out there, despite no "official" announcement, and excitement is brewing everywhere. What would this MMO bring to the table? How would they successfully create another Star Wars-based online world and make it at least competitive in today's c...

September 19th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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If you somehow still weren't convinced -- or in denial -- about the reality of a KOTOR MMO, here's some further proof of the matter. It's very compelling evidence but what's most interesting about the job requirements is this bit, "Strong familiarity and experience with gaming consoles, and Windows...

August 5th 2008 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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A few weeks back, in the midst of the E3 hoopla, we got the news that BioWare is officially working on a Knights of the Old Republic MMO. If you're anything like the Massively staffers, you've had the Star Wars theme running through your head since then. Next week's release of the Clone Wars feature...

August 5th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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We just saw BioWare show off their new Dragon Age: Origins here at E3, and while that singleplayer game looks great (imagine a Mass Effect game set in the world of Baldur's Gate), we did spring the requisite massively multiplayer question on them for you. At the very end of the Q&A session with...

July 16th 2008 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Lucasfilm has registered a number of new trademarks, including Star Wars: The Old Republic, The Old Republic, Star Wars Legends, and Star Wars Sagas. This news is interesting as is, but it gets really juicy when you read the type of patent and its description: "Entertainment services provided on-lin...

July 12th 2008 at 8:30am 0 Comments