SWTOR goes free-to-play in November


Bioware and Electronics Arts announced yesterday, they’ll be bring Star Wars: The Old Republic into a free-to-play model come this November. The MMORPG that was released last winter has currently slipped below one million subscribers. Although the model is free-to-play, the developers are incorporating a currency system called Cartel Coins that will enable users to access new content and advanced player features such as valuable items. However those who don’t wish to be limited in their gameplay will be able to do what they are doing now, paying a recurring auto-payment each month or using a game time card. When transitioning to the new model, players who are currently subscribed and those who have canceled their subscription will receive a payment of Cartel Coins based on their game time, that is how long they have played up to the new launch. In addition, you will receive several rewards if you have been sticking to SWTOR before the news of the free-to-play model. Check out the details between the free-to-play model that will be incorporated in November, compared to the model now and which will still continue.

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Steam Summer Sale Day 5


Here’s your daily deals for Day 5! You still have less than twelve hours to purchase Day 4 daily deals as well.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is amongst Mirror’s Edge (75% off), Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (75% off), and Beyond Good and Evil (75% off). The voting ends in less than four hours and you have a chance to pick up Red Faction Guerilla at $4.99 (75% off) before the community sale ends in less than five hours.

Steam Summer Sale Day 3


Here’s your daily deals for Day 3! You still have less than twelve hours to purchase Day 2 daily deals as well.

The flash sales at the moment now are:

The community poll at the moment is in between Left 4 Dead 2 (75% off), Portal 2 (75% off), and Half-Life 2 (75% off). The voting ends in less than five hours and you have less than six hours to pick up Plants vs. Zombies at 75% off.

Star Wars: The Old Republic free-to-play until level 15 now


Bioware has recently launched their new Allies update into Star Wars: The Old Republic. The new patch also allows new players to continuing playing up the level 15. In addition, it also added a group finder, legacy perks, and adaptive gear. Bioware has talked about making The Old Republic free-to-play, but there is no official statement that it will be at the moment; however allowing players to play their characters up to level 15 is heading a bit in that direction. Starting yesterday, you can log on and play The Old Republic for free regardless of your character’s level. The promotion ends on Tuesday, July 17th in which players will only be able to play of free until level 15 until you decide to pay the monthly fee or wait for another promotion.

The Banner Saga: Prize packaging


Were you a backer of The Banner Saga? Well here is a rather recent update from the ex-Bioware staff. The video below details where a huge chunk of the Kickstarter funds have gone to. Those are a lot of boxes being stored in their own house and they also have not taken any personal salaries out of the Kickstarter fund either. Instead they are waiting until the game makes money once they launch it. What dedication.

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic collection on the horizon


Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and its sequel, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Lords will be combined into a twofer PC-only pack. The reported Star Wars bundle will be available on July 17th and is available from Amazon and GameStop.

SWTOR will update with Allies 1.3 tomorrow


Star Wars: The Old Republic is releasing the Allies 1.3 update ahead of schedule. The game will be taken offline for four hours, possibly more as we all know maintenance with a new patch usually overshoots the time minimum for most companies. The servers will go offline from 2AM CDT (12AM PDT/3AM EDT/8 AM BST/9AM CEST/5PM AEST) until 6AM CDT (4AM PDT/7AM EDT/12PM BST/1PM CEST/9PM AEST). Bioware will be introducing the Group Finder tool, Legacy Perks, and Adaptive Gear along with Ranked Warzones. Check out all the information here and check out the trailer for the new update below.

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