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Thousands Of Players Pay Respect To Carrie Fisher In Star Wars: The Old Republic

Yesterday marked the tragic passing of Carrie Fisher, a brilliant writer, activist, and actress also known for playing the character of Princess Leia in the Star Wars franchise. In the short span of time since the news broke, celebrities, fans, and gamers have found ways to pay respect to Fisher.

In Bioware's MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic, countless players are making their way to Alderann's House Organa, which served as Leia's home during the long span of time between episodes III and IV in the series. PC Gamer reports that higher-level players have been battling the NPCs that roam around Alderann so that lower-level players can pay tribute.

Other users are creating video tributes to Fisher, like this one put together by Kerry-Aiden Nobbs:

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On the forums for The Old Republic, players have started a petition asking for a statue for a character resembling Fisher to be erected. Bioware has not yet responded to the petition.

[Source: PC Gamer]

 

Our Take
Fisher's passing made a dark year for celebrity deaths even darker. Still, it's a small comfort to see so many people gathering to pay respects in both the real world and virtual ones. 

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Thousands Of Star Wars Fans Sign Petition For ‘Old Republic’ Netflix Series

Old Republic fans have banded together to create a Change.org petition to ask Netflix for a new Star Wars original series.

The petition, which as of this writing has more than 46,000 signatures, suggests that Netflix is the ideal company to produce a series set in the Old Republic era, the setting for Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

"Why Netflix was chosen was because of the wealth of great content they have produced over the years, such as Narcos, House of Cards, and especially everything that Marvel has done and is still currently working on," the petition reads.

Netflix has not announced any plans for a new Star Wars series, but the cinematic trailer for the next expansion for Star Wars: The Old Republic makes this petition's request pretty appealing.

[Source: Slashfilm]

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‘One Versus Thousands’ Action Game Berserk Announced By Koei Tecmo

Koei Tecmo announced Berserk (working title) today. It is a game adaptation of the manga and anime series of the same name.

Developed by Omega Force, known for its Dynasty Warriors series and Attack On Titan game, Berserk will feature the "one versus thousands" gameplay of the Warriors series mixed with "the grim and gruesome atmosphere of the world of Berserk." The game is currently expected to release for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC sometime in the fall. 

Assuming the role of Guts, players will have to fight through hordes of enemies using his Great Sword. Check out a trailer and some screenshots below. 

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TinyBuild’s Alex Nichiporchik shares a story of how he believes online game key reseller G2A sold $ 450k worth of TinyBuild’s games, including SpeedRunners, Party Hard and Punch Club. …


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Red Ash Kickstarter loses thousands in a day as publisher steps up

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Indie developers report Ouya won’t pay them thousands of dollars

Multiple indie developers have claimed that Ouya still owes them thousands of dollars as part of their ‘Free the Games’ fund, none of which will be paid following Razer acquisition. …


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Blizzard gives thousands of Hearthstone bots the boot

“Several thousand” bots have been banned from Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft recently, Blizzard revealed in a Battle.net blog. The developer found that the accounts were associated with third-party programs that automate actions within the game, and…
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