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One-day PC game sales make end of November cool

While the rush of PC game sales has slowed down somewhat there are still some deals that can be found if you know where to look. Over at the Direct2Drive web site you can get the Stronghold Collection, with five of Firefly Studios' castle sim-RTS games, for just $4.95 for today only. Other games on sale at the site include Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic for $2.50 and Sid Meier's Pirates for $9.95.

Over at Telltale Game's online store the developer has a free Sam and Max Comic-Con 1992 t-shirt to give to people who order $25 or more from the store for today online.

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic among other PC games on sale today

Steam continues to hold its week long LucasArts PC game sales event. From today until 1 pm Eastern time on Wednesday folks can purchase the now classic RPG Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic on Steam for just $2.50, a 75 percent savings from its normal price. Again you can also get all 13 of LucasArts' Star Wars themed games for just $49.99 from now until Sunday.

Also on sale today only are two games on the Direct2Drive web site. You can get the recently released title The Settlers 7 for $33.50. You can also get the first person shooter Timeshift on sale for just $9.95. Also from now until September 30, has the WWII flight sim Wings of Prey on sale for $24.95, a 50 percent savings.

New Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic trailer links back to older game

Before the upcoming MMO Star Wars The Old Republic, developer BioWare and publisher LucasArts made a little RPG called Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. So far there hasn't been much to link the two games together but in a new trailer BioWare shows off a story-based sequence that fans of Knights of the Old Republic will enjoy.

The storyline concerns an assault on a complex that was made by Revan, the player's character in the original Knights of the Old Republic. The trailer suggests that we may have not seen the last of that character. Oh, and the very end of the trailer has yet another familiar face (or rather machine) from the first game. In related news, there's some more info on the player spaceships and space combat that will be in the MMO title.

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BioWare co-founder: "We're working on smaller MMO type games"

While BioWare is still working on big RPG projects such as the upcoming Dragon Age 2 and its debut MMO game Star Wars: The Old Republic the developer also has some smaller scale games it its working on. Reporting from the UK Develop conference, Eurogamer reports that BioWare co-founder Dr. Greg Zeschuk stated the company is " ... working on smaller MMO type games across the group - things all over the space"

BioWare has worked on smaller scale games before including a Facebook game and an iPhone game based on Mass Effect which Zeschuk admitted, "It wasn't the best one – people point that out to us. We learned the hard way." He stated that the development team has made games that were never released that were "way better" than the iPhone game: "Large scale MMOs. Small scale MMOs. We're going to continue to do triple-A console, but we're also going to be exploring pretty aggressively." He said that we will be able to see the fruits of these smaller projects "within the next year."

PAX 2009: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic PC download available

BioWare and LucasArts teamed up several years ago to bring one of the best games ever made, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, to gamers. However, the PC version of the RPG hasn't been made available in stores for some time. That just changed today. At the end of a presentation for BioWare's upcoming MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic during PAX 2009, BioWare gave out codes to the attendees to download a free version of the game via Steam.

Naturally we checked ot see if the game was available for download and purchase via Steam and sure enough there it was. The game is also available via Direct2Drive. Both outlets are selling the game for $9.99 which is a true bargain to check out one of the best games of all time. And if you are at PAX and happen to miss today's presentation, it will be repeated tomorrow at 11 am. If we were betting people we suspect that BioWare still has some Steam codes for KOTOR to give away.

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Feature: The Top 10 Best LucasArts PC Games

With this week's announcement that LucasArts's classic PC game line-up would begin to be offered via Steam, many of our readers may not have played some of the truly terrific titles that were developed and/or published by the company that George Lucas himself founded.

We decided to go back and pick what we think are the top 10 best PC games made by LucasArts over the years. All of these games are worth getting and two of them will be available to download via Steam on Wednesday with the rest (hopefully) following suite in the weeks and months ahead. Since all of these games are great we couldn't really decided which ones were better than the others so we put them in order of their release.

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It's (finally) official: Star Wars The Old Republic MMO revealed

It's been one of the worst kept secrets in the game industry but its finally out there. BioWare, now owned by Electronic Arts, is working with LucasArts on a new massively multiplayer game based on BioWare's development of the Knights of the Old Republic timeline of Star Wars. The game, titled Star Wars: The Old Republic, already has a web site with screenshots, concept art and info about the game which is see 3,500 years before the film series and about 300 years after the events of Knights of the Old Republic II.

In the game's official FAQ, it states, "Star Wars: The Old Republic will be similar to other MMOs but with several key innovations. Traditionally MMOs are built on three pillars; Exploration, Combat, and Progression. We at BioWare and LucasArts believe there is a fourth pillar: Story. Our mission is to create the best story-driven games in the world. We believe that the compelling, interactive storylines in Star Wars: The Old Republic are a significant innovation to MMOs and will offer an entertainment experience unlike any other." And yes you can play as both a Light and Dark side Jedi:

Stay tuned as Big Download has a representative at the big press event going on right now where more info about the game is being revealed. In the meantime you can check out this live blog from the event over at our sister site Joystiq No release date has been announced.

Confirmed: LucasArts/Bioware game to be shown Oct. 21

A few days ago rumors spread that a major game announcement from LucasArts was close at hand. Today Gamasutra reports that is indeed true as they have revealed they have received an invite to attend a press event for the official reveal of the project that is being handled by developed BioWare.

The deal, announced before BioWare's purchase by Electronic Arts, is widely thought to be a MMO based on BioWare's RPG game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. While the invite states that the event will be about "the official unveiling of the game that's been rumored about for years" that's all the parties involved are saying publically,

EA confirms Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic MMO

In an interview with business site, Electronic Arts executive John Riccitello confirmed that an MMO based on Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic is in development.

Talking about EA's portfolio of upcoming titles, Riccitello said: "We've got two of the most compelling MMOs in the industry in development, [Warhammer Online and] the one that people are dying for us to talk to them about -- in partnership with Lucas, coming out of BioWare, which is, I think, quite possibly the most anticipated game, full stop, for the industry at the point when we get closer to telling you about it." When Portfolio asked for clarification that he's talking about the KotOR IP, he said "yes."

At this point it's hardly a surprise, as the trademark has already been registered and hints have been dropped, but a confirmation is a welcome thing. Essentially, the industry's worst-kept and most popular secret is a secret no longer!

[Via Massively]

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