Beloved role-playing great Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic hits iPad

The kotor-ipad-top630history of Star Wars games is filled with hits and misses. For every Battlefront, there’s a Masters of Teras Kasi.

But Bioware’s Knights of the Old Republic, released in 2003, has always stood head and shoulders above the rest — and now it’s coming to the mobile gaming world.

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Bioware founders bid farewell to the video game industry

Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka are more than just game designers. They’re two of the most genuine and talented people in the video game industry.

Together, they built Bioware into a powerhouse development studio and were the guiding forces behind hit games like Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Dragon Age, Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Mass Effect.

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Better Business Bureau: ‘Mass Effect 3′ did falsely advertise

The seemingly never-ending saga of the ending of Mass Effect 3 has taken another odd twist.

The Better Business Bureau, in a blog post on its site, concedes that yes, technically, EA and Bioware are guilty of false advertising with the game.

However, the Bureau doesn’t seem overly concerned about it.

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‘Star Wars: The Old Republic’ sets voice over record

The Force is strong with this one. And chatty.

Already a hit with fans and critics, EA’s new massively-multiplayer game Star Wars: The Old Republic has been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the Largest Entertainment Voice Over Project ever. Apparently those Jedi and Sith were a gabby bunch.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic gets a launch date

Electronic Arts really wants to screw up your last minute Christmas shopping this year.

After months (or years, even) of anticipation, the company has finally unveiled the launch date for Star Wars: The Old Republic — and it’s a bit of a head-scratcher.

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Comic-Con preview: Mass Effect movie details expected

A little over a year ago, Electronic Arts and Legendary Pictures announced an agreement to make a live-action, big screen adaptation of the BioWare’s Mass Effect. Since then, though, things have been pretty quiet.

It looks like the silence will be broken on July 22nd.

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Checking in with Star Wars: The Old Republic

Electronic Arts’ is betting big on Star Wars – to the tune of nearly $100 million.

“Star Wars: The Old Republic” is one of the video game publisher’s biggest titles of the year – arguably of the last 5 years. While the game’s not scheduled to come out until this holiday season (and could potentially slip to 2012), this seems like a good time to run down the latest on one of the few titles that could give “World of Warcraft” a run for its money.

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Atari unveils Neverwinter – an updated Neverwinter Nights

“Neverwinter Nights,” one of the most storied role-playing game franchises, is getting an update. Atari today announced “Neverwinter,” a new title utilizing the Dungeon and Dragons license, will hit shelves late next year. 

Last June, Variety was first to break the news that Atari was relaunching the series. Sources, at the time, told us Atari’s Cryptic Studios would revived the game as a massively multiplayer online title, with an eyed 2011 release. Today’s announcement stops short of calling it an MMO, but does refer to the game as a “new online role-playing game”.

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