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Well, have I got a pair of headphones for you. Razer’s Star Wars: The Old Republic Gaming Headset has everything you’d want in a gaming headset: great sound quality, a fantastic mic and slick design that feels right at home in the Star Wars universe. But at $130, they’ll be a hard sell for all but the most ardent fans and gamers.
The Star Wars Old Republic Gaming Headset, By Razer
The Star Wars Old Republic Gaming Headset, By RazerThis is a premium product that does everything you could ask a gaming headset to do. Sound quality on both the microphone and the headphones is fantastic. If you ever feel the need to tweak the audio, Razer’s Synapse software is easy to set up, and features a ton of options (the ability to constantly rotate the color of the LEDs being the coolest, if least functional one). While wearing them I did, in fact, feel way more immersed in the game during my Old Republic play sessions – the Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound support helps that along.
The microphone does a great job of filtering outside noises, especially handy if you’re using Ventrilo or another voice chat service. There are two sets of physical buttons on the headset – one controls the volume levels on the mic, the other controls the general audio level. This is a handy feature, which means you don’t have to worry about switching out of the game to tweak your levels. The headset is also well-padded and comfortable, while still staying light enough to never bother your neck even after using them for several hours.
There are a a few extra bells and whistles in store for Star Wars fans, to really set that “galaxy far, far away” vibe. The design fits right in with the Star Wars films – I’d almost swear they’re modeled off of some of the headsets the Rebels were wearing on Hoth. Razer has also packed in a code for a unique color crystal that soups up weapons in the Old Republic, so you can show off to people who can’t even see your nifty headset.
Read more: http://www.starwarsoldrepublicblog.com/2012/02/hear-the-star-wars-universe-the-way-it-was-made-to-sound-with-razer%e2%80%99s-star-wars-the-old-republic-gaming-headset/#ixzz1niL0zIUcWell, have I got a pair of headphones for you. Razer’s Star Wars: The Old... more
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Star Wars: The Old Republic went on sale for the first time in the U.S. Electronic Arts, the publisher of the game, has spent over 130 million dollars on its development. BioWare was in charge of the game’s development, and they believe it will be their most successful creation yet. Some gamers speculate that The Old Republic will take the role of the number one MMORPG game of 2012. World of Warcraft has dominated the MMORPG scene for years, and many gamers believe the age of World of Warcraft’s dominance is coming to an end. Here’s what you should know about The Old Republic before you pay $59.99 for the standard addition of the game tomorrow:
The game takes place 3,500 years before the time of the Star Wars movies.
You pick whether you want to join the good (Galactic Republic) or the evil (Sith Empire) forces.
Once you pick which side you’re on, you get to choose the class you want to belong to. Both the good and the evil forces have classes that match each other. For instance, if you decide to join the Jedi Knight class (on the good force), you’ll have impressive lightsaber skills. Similarly, if you choose to be a Sith Warrior (on the evil force), your main fighting skill will be wielding your lightsaber.
When you reach level 10, you’re able to choose between two advanced classes with better, more impressive powers.
You have a great deal of options when it comes to customizing the way your character looks. You get to choose from several different hairstyle and apparel options.
You are faced with moral choices that affect their experiences in the game. Players on the “dark” side are given the opportunity to be as evil and diabolic as they like.
You can explore the galaxy in a starship and interact with and challenge as many other online players as you like. Every choice you make in the game should either bring you closer to the “light” or closer to the “darkness,” depending upon which side you’ve chosen.
The game will cost an additional $12.99 to $14.99 each month after the first month you play. Monthly prices vary based on the amount of time you sign up to play. If this game is truly all it’s anticipated to be, it may be worth the cost for many MMORPG fans.You can get new tricks cheats and other helpful info by following us on twitter... more
BioWare has also served up some interesting statistics from the last week and a half of play in regards to what their subscriber base has been up to. To date, players have:
· Logged 28 million in-game hours – roughly equivalent to watching all six Star Wars movies, two million times
· Averaged well over five hours a day playing the game
· Created more than 3.8 million characters; 510,000 Jedi Knights and 550,000 Sith Warriors
· Killed more than 2 billion non-player characters in the eight days since Early Game Access began check the page and follow @videogamepride on twitter for daily video game news whenever you want it.BioWare has also served up some interesting statistics from the last week and a half... more
For a long time now, the MMO and Multiplayer market has been dominated by a few titles. Games such as World of Warcraft have accumulated more and more players over a long period of time and new releases. In 2011, BioWare and LucasArts’ are pushing Star Wars the Old Republic as a competitor with some of the market’s longstanding titles. Just weeks ahead of STWOR’s release, it will remain to be seen exactly what kind of impact will be felt by traditional MMO powers.
While this is not Star Wars first forte in to the world of massive multiplayer online games, it is their first release with BioWare as a developer. BioWare will give this release the experience of working with some other major RPG releases such as Mass Effect. One important factor is that BioWare has been successful working with the Star Wars franchise in the past, specifically with one of their most successful releases, Knights of the Old Republic.
With much of the preview’s and hype ahead of the December 20 release, a large portion of determined success for Star Wars the Old Republic will be based on its ability to compete with World of Warcraft and its stable mate at Blizzard, Diablo 3. Blizzard has already begun to respond to some of the hype for the Old Republic by offering free copies of Diablo 3 with World of Warcraft agreements for current players. It will remain to be seen how successful this approach is in keeping players in the Blizzard stable.
With BioWare fully on board as developers, SWTOR will mix the sublime MMO game play with great storylines based on the Star Wars franchise. If they are to take a bite out of the revenue of titles like World of Warcraft and Diablo 3, it will require a mix of die hard Star Wars fans, as well as attention from some casual gamers and MMO players.
Luckily, in the months preceding the release, LucasArts and BioWare are feeling a positive effect from recent beta testing sessions. The sessions originally served to iron out last minute wrinkles, but have instead attracted what seems like an inordinate amount of interest. Over 1 million hours were logged during the first session, with over hundreds of thousands of participants. The reviews and subsequent previews have been largely positive, touting characteristics such as story line and game play as cutting edge for the title.
When it comes to MMO releases, there is often a sense of allegiance that carries on for long periods of time. Even if Star Wars the Old Republic is unable to take out a large chunk of revenue from some competing titles, it is still likely to attract new players who participate in other games regularly. The mix dialogues that are unseen in the MMO world, along with the backing of the Star Wars franchise could help to drive some away from top releases towards the Old Republic.For a long time now, the MMO and Multiplayer market has been dominated by a few... more
this is something you got to see. what does it take to get a nerd to get a tattoo? there game to be released silly. in this case star wars the old republic which has been in the making for over 5 years now. enjoy this picture, and yes the tat is real he said answer that in a tweet.this is something you got to see. what does it take to get a nerd to get a tattoo?... more
We noticed today that Sean Dahlberg of BioWare posted the following in a thread discussing Star Wars: The Old Republic game testing that wasn't locked, as per usual protocol, and used different language. As a reminder, you can state if you are selected for game testing. We can confirm the image in the thread is similar to the launcher graphic we saw at E3.We noticed today that Sean Dahlberg of BioWare posted the following in a thread... more
Sean Dahlberg's twitter page contains an interesting tidbit of what could be a possible timeline video for tomorrow's update.Sean Dahlberg's twitter page contains an interesting tidbit of what could be a... more
Responding to a post on the Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Forums, writer Drew Karpyshyn addressed the connection, or lack thereof, between the planet Hoth and the Expanded Universe character known as General Hoth.Responding to a post on the Star Wars: The Old Republic Official Forums, writer Drew... more