This is a weekly post I do where I highlight some of the posts I have done which you might have missed over the last week. Its been a week all about exciting new announcements. This post is a very late this week.
Yesterday The Walt Disney Company announced a deal to acquire Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion, with half in cash and half in shares of The Walt Disney Company stock. This isn’t much of a surprise seeing as in the past Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company have worked together to create Star Wars and Indiana Jones attractions for Walt Disney Parks and Resort attractions across the world. At the same time as this announcement a new Star Wars film was announced. Currently its called Star Wars Episode VII and is expected to be released in 2015.
The multi-player Star Wars, World of Warcraft clone will be having a free weekend, the page for which is here. The first free weekend is “Thursday, March 15 at 12:01 AM CT through Monday, March 19 at 2:00 AM CT.” There are some more details here.
I havent played Star Wars: The Old Republic but apparently it is supposed to be ok for a World of Warcraft clone. Despite what you feel about the game it can’t be argued that it is with Rift one of the best and solid massively multiplayer online game releases. Usually MMOs take about six months to get to where SWTOR is now.
This patch adds more content and bug fixes and it is due soon but Its only available on the test servers at the moment.