Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Woes of EA, BioWare and SWTOR

Image Courtesy of EA/BioWare.
By: Martin Coronell-Rodriguez/The Star Wars Underworld  

These past few weeks have been pretty rough for BioWare Austin, the developer company for Star Wars: The Old Republic, and the publishing company Electronic Arts. From the rumored layoffs of 500–1,000 employees EA was going to do to the subscriptions of SWTOR going down nearly 25%, there hasn't been much of a positive outlook for the game nor for EA or BioWare.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Fanfiction: A How To Guide

By Fallon Sunstar

Though reading fanfic is fun, there are quite a few really bad ones out there. Here's an easy guide on how to avoid reading really badly written or inappropriate fanfics.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Celebration VI “Trailer”!!

By Dominic Jones/The SWU

Orange County Mayor, Teressa Jacobs post a "trailer" for the upcoming Star Wars Celebration VI event, happening this August 23rd-26th at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Forida. The video features footage from 2010's Star Wars Celebration V (also held in Orlando) as well as footage of Mayor Jacobs herself, dressed a Princess Leia(!!!) and surrounded by other Star Wars characters welcoming fans to Celebration VI!!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fan-Art: Katie Cook and Grant Gould

By Fallon Sunstar

Fanart, like fanfiction, is a broad and often intimidating realm for one to navigate.  The Star Wars fandom has so much fantastic artwork for it out there, it's almost hard to grasp.  Today I'll show you two fantastic and quite famous fan-artists, whose art in general and for Star Wars in particular is becoming more well known across our galaxy.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

TOR-iffic Awareness – Events You SHOULD Participate In!

The new and improved SWTOR website.
By: Martin Coronell-Rodriguez/The Star Wars Underworld   

Another TOR-iffic Awareness article here! I will just be recapping the current events going on at The Old Republic Cantina, that I believe none of you should miss! Participating in these events will make the community a great place to go to everyday, where new things will always pop up and everyone would like to mingle with others at any time. Having a community with participation will bind us all together, always helping to bring something fresh to the table and being able to further enhance gameplay on Star Wars: The Old Republic, just the few of many things people already participating would like. I just cannot fathom how some will "support" and then stay in the background, not really putting their effort in a community they were invited to join that they'd possibly like. So please, I urge you all to support us! This would also mean a lot to communities that have been helping us out like The Star Wars Underworld, Order of the Sith, For F***'s sake it's Star Wars, and more (that last page mentioned was censored for the younglings).

Fanfiction Review: Comedy

By Fallon Sunstar

Fanfiction is a thrilling and entertaining world for the fan of any movie or book series, and especially for Star Wars fans!! Throughout the years I've found some fantastic works of fanfiction, many of which I'll be reviewing for this site! I'll review stories and take you step by step into the world of fanfiction.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Legacy Update: Rakghoul Outbreak Across the Galaxy!

By: Martin Coronell-Rodriguez/The Star Wars Underworld  

Yesterday, BioWare kicked off a dynamic event for Star Wars: The Old Republic, with a surprising Rakghoul Virus Outbreak which has been contained on the desert world of Tatooine. The Rakghoul plague, which BioWare invented for the original Knights of the Old Republic, is somewhat like a zombie apocalypse in the Star Wars universe.