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Star Wars – The Old Republic vs. World of Warcraft Online – NYTimes.com

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Over the last third of a century no new fiction has engaged the popular imagination and become as thoroughly essential an element of mass culture as “Star Wars.” There can’t be many people anywhere who wouldn’t at least recognize a lightsaber or Darth Vader.

Over the last decade no video game has engaged a broader global community than World of Warcraft. The first online game to enjoy planetwide popularity, World of Warcraft had more than 12 million paid subscribers last fall. Yet it has lost around two million players over the past year, and now the original evil empire is at the door.

On Tuesday [20th], Electronic Arts will release Star Wars: The Old Republic, a sprawling multiplayer online adventure that is the first legitimate competition that World of Warcraft has faced for the hearts, minds, hours and dollars of millions of players. “Star Wars” games have been around for decades, but the Old Republic provides the most extensive opportunity to become your own Jedi warrior, Sith assassin, snarky smuggler or powerful sage.

via Star Wars – The Old Republic vs. World of Warcraft Online – NYTimes.com.

Strange Random Star Wars Quote:

Well, you can forget your troubles with those Imperial slugs. I told you I’d outrun ’em.

[nobody is listening]

Don’t everyone thank me at once.

Han Solo

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