For Star Wars fans, Christmas is coming a few days early this year.
Click to check out more screenshots!Heavily-anticipated online game 'Star Wars: The Old Republic' has arrived, and even in the season of eggnog, fruit-cake, and gingerbread, it's boasting a heady recipe: the experience of legendary role-playing game studio Bioware, the massively-multiplayer gameplay of hits like 'World of Warcraft', and a Death Star-scale brand to back it all up.
But this sort of game is a new direction for Bioware, and not one without risks -- online RPGs are difficult to get right, and players are notoriously nit-picky. According to analyst reports, production costs for 'The Old Republic' were in the region of $100 million. That's enough to scare a Hutt.Read More »from Critics: Despite technical issues, the Force is with “The Old Republic”