Monthly Archives: September 2011

Star Wars: The Old Republic Release Date Has Been Announced

You know you’re a total nerd when you receive a google talk message on your phone in the early morning hours of a Saturday that says “RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED 12/20/11” and even though you’ve just been woken up out of a deep sleep, you know immediately what that message indicates. You sit up, squee with excitement and then reply “man, that’s a long time from now”.

It’s official, the game a lot of us have been waiting for and getting so excited about now has a release date in late December. I’m glad the wondering is over. I’m excited that it’s official. And I’m a bit disappointed because I was hoping it would release earlier than it will. But what can ya do? According to the press release anyone who has pre-ordered the game and entered their pre-order code on http://www.swtor.com/ will be eligible for early game access. While it’s easy enough to figure out how that will work for anyone who pre-ordered a digital copy of the game, I’m curious to know how early game access will work for people like me who have ordered a physical copy from Amazon or other similar websites.

You can find the official announcement here: http://www.swtor.com/news/news-article/20110924

The Beginning

This is one of the original trailers for the first ever Star Wars movie from 1977. And let’s be honest, it’s a very crappy movie trailer. I don’t remember seeing this as a kid, but watching it now I don’t know why anyone would even want to see the movie based solely on this trailer. But crappiness aside, it represents the beginning of everything Star Wars and since this blog has been created to document my experiences in the upcoming mmo Star Wars: The Old Republic, I thought this movie trailer would be a great way to kick off the blog. You know, bring it back old school.

Since the upcoming game still has no official release date, and since I’ve already created this little bit of space on the interwebz, I thought I’d go ahead and start putting up some general Star Wars related posts here while I am patiently waiting. I’ll be focusing on the game soon enough, but until then you can expect to find various tidbits of the Star Wars world that I find funny, informative, cool, or nostalgic featured here along with some of my rambling blah, blah, blah. Hopefully it will keep you entertained enough that you will stick around until I can start posting about the game itself.