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The Old Republic cinematic trailer will force push your socks off

Jun. 15, 2010by:

Why yes, I am posting another Star Wars related, E3 video game trailer because once again, it is awesome, and you should see it. Yesterday’s Force Unleashed 2 trailer inspired a mini-rant from me about how this is how new Star Wars movies should be, and about 80% of you agreed with me, according to the Strikes Back counter (which is of course, infallible). 

Well, you can copy and paste that again here because, it’s just as true for Bioware's The Old Republic. You’ll see an epic lightsaber/trooper battle on Alderaan, and again, it’s cooler than any Star Wars action scene we’ve seen on the big screen in years.

Anyone who’s played a Bioware game (Mass Effect, Dragon Age, KOTOR) knows that they know how to write, and so when I say this is the kind of Star Wars movie we need, I mean that in all areas, not just in cool CGI cinematic battles which yes, I understand do not reflect actual gameplay. It's not real hard to write a better script than George Lucas these days, and there are plenty of talented people who could.

Check it out below (click through for HD), and tell me I'm wrong. Which I know you will.

Extra Tidbit: I am really disappointed with the actual in-game cartoonish graphics of the MMO though.
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10:50PM on 06/16/2010

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That was freakin sweer. Can anyone tell me when its release date will be?
That was freakin sweer. Can anyone tell me when its release date will be?
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10:47PM on 06/16/2010

Heart Palpatations

That was freakin sweer. Can anyone tell me when its release date will be?
That was freakin sweer. Can anyone tell me when its release date will be?
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10:50PM on 06/16/2010
sweer means sweet on my keyboard lol
sweer means sweet on my keyboard lol
1:42PM on 06/16/2010

Very well done!

The Bioware guys are simply awesome! They know what they are doing, and have some great ideas for Star Wars.
The Bioware guys are simply awesome! They know what they are doing, and have some great ideas for Star Wars.
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11:07AM on 06/16/2010

REBOOT!!!!

Reboot episodes 1-3 [EDIT: Or do 7-9] with these guys in control. Lucas! Deflate your head! Please!!! It's starting to crowd my living space.

Reboot episodes 1-3 [EDIT: Or do 7-9] with these guys in control. Lucas! Deflate your head! Please!!! It's starting to crowd my living space.

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1:14AM on 06/16/2010

Damn...

This shizz was beyond anything I could dream of. Amazing, purely amazing!
This shizz was beyond anything I could dream of. Amazing, purely amazing!
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12:08AM on 06/16/2010

no, you're...

right...lucas fucked up
right...lucas fucked up
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11:52PM on 06/15/2010

Dear Bioware

Convince Lucas to let you guys at least SCRIPT a new Star Wars movie.
Convince Lucas to let you guys at least SCRIPT a new Star Wars movie.
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10:58PM on 06/15/2010

Graphics

They had to cut down on the graphics to get more subscribers; that's how MMOs work.
I would have preferred more action oriented gameplay rather than tab click click click, tab click click click.
They had to cut down on the graphics to get more subscribers; that's how MMOs work.
I would have preferred more action oriented gameplay rather than tab click click click, tab click click click.
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8:14PM on 06/15/2010

LucasArts needs to show LucasFilms a thing or two

This looks pretty cool.
This looks pretty cool.
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7:43PM on 06/15/2010

ugh

I really HATE video game stuff, so it does kind of annoy me. This site used to be cooler...
I really HATE video game stuff, so it does kind of annoy me. This site used to be cooler...
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6:04PM on 06/15/2010
pretty cool stuff
pretty cool stuff
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5:48PM on 06/15/2010
On the one hand, some of this could make a cool movie, or even better a live action tv show. On the other hand, it just seems like a more mature clone wars.
Why is it every fanboy that sees a cool video game says it would make an awesome movie, but all video game movies normally end up sucking. Just let the games stay games and the movies stay movies. Although the prequels had their faults, I can see the story Lucas was trying to tell and it seems more in depth than any of the games.
On the one hand, some of this could make a cool movie, or even better a live action tv show. On the other hand, it just seems like a more mature clone wars.
Why is it every fanboy that sees a cool video game says it would make an awesome movie, but all video game movies normally end up sucking. Just let the games stay games and the movies stay movies. Although the prequels had their faults, I can see the story Lucas was trying to tell and it seems more in depth than any of the games.
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1:45PM on 06/16/2010
The reason why video game movies suck is because the VIDEO GAME developers are OUT of the loop, and Hollywood takes over, did you really not know that?

Video game movies could be great, and they have obvious talent.
The reason why video game movies suck is because the VIDEO GAME developers are OUT of the loop, and Hollywood takes over, did you really not know that?

Video game movies could be great, and they have obvious talent.
5:04PM on 06/15/2010
Thank Blur Studios for they are the ones who created the trailer.

http://www.blur.com/

They are some of the best at what they do.
Thank Blur Studios for they are the ones who created the trailer.

http://www.blur.com/

They are some of the best at what they do.
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4:56PM on 06/15/2010
Pretty sweet trailer. I only have one problem with this and the new force unleashed series... and that's that they're making the Force WAY too strong. We never see Luke, Obi-Wan, or Anakin ever do anything nearly that crazy in any of the movies, and they're supposed to be some of the most powerful Jedi of all time. Regardless of that though, I still enjoy these games tremendously.
Pretty sweet trailer. I only have one problem with this and the new force unleashed series... and that's that they're making the Force WAY too strong. We never see Luke, Obi-Wan, or Anakin ever do anything nearly that crazy in any of the movies, and they're supposed to be some of the most powerful Jedi of all time. Regardless of that though, I still enjoy these games tremendously.
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4:06PM on 06/15/2010

absolutely

this is EXACTLY what people would love to see. makes me pissed about the prequels all over again.
this is EXACTLY what people would love to see. makes me pissed about the prequels all over again.
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4:00PM on 06/15/2010
This is the best stuff I've seen re: Star Wars since the last CG Old Republic Trailer! Amazing!
This is the best stuff I've seen re: Star Wars since the last CG Old Republic Trailer! Amazing!
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3:56PM on 06/15/2010

simply awesome

who can direct movies based on this shiznit? as long as they keep george lucas away from them, they would be awesome!
who can direct movies based on this shiznit? as long as they keep george lucas away from them, they would be awesome!
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3:56PM on 06/15/2010
Mass Effect 2 was one of the greatest games I've ever played.. Bioware just knows how to get it done. I can't wait for this..
Mass Effect 2 was one of the greatest games I've ever played.. Bioware just knows how to get it done. I can't wait for this..
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3:36PM on 06/15/2010
Holy shit. I maintain that Bioware is THE best video game company out there right now. Not only do they know how to make things look good, but their plot lines and scripts are amazing.
Holy shit. I maintain that Bioware is THE best video game company out there right now. Not only do they know how to make things look good, but their plot lines and scripts are amazing.
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3:09PM on 06/15/2010
Loner Justice, not sure if you know what the Old Republic is but it's before all the star wars movies, all of those soldiers are not clone troopers. This game is going to take place during a struggle between the Republic/Jedi and the Sith. I really appreciate the addition of the Revan mask in that trailer and it almost has me convinced to play as a Sith. Bioware is awesome.
Loner Justice, not sure if you know what the Old Republic is but it's before all the star wars movies, all of those soldiers are not clone troopers. This game is going to take place during a struggle between the Republic/Jedi and the Sith. I really appreciate the addition of the Revan mask in that trailer and it almost has me convinced to play as a Sith. Bioware is awesome.
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6:45AM on 06/17/2010
I thought the Galactic Republic wasn't referred to as the Old Republic until sometime after it had fallen to the Galactic Empire? It seems a bit odd to name your game after something that, technically, doesn't exist yet, as far as the characters are concerned.

Admittedly, I know nothing about this game, but the trailer makes it look like it's about the fall of Alderaan sometime shortly after 'Revenge of the Sith' and those are clone troopers who are still loyal to the Royal Family of
I thought the Galactic Republic wasn't referred to as the Old Republic until sometime after it had fallen to the Galactic Empire? It seems a bit odd to name your game after something that, technically, doesn't exist yet, as far as the characters are concerned.

Admittedly, I know nothing about this game, but the trailer makes it look like it's about the fall of Alderaan sometime shortly after 'Revenge of the Sith' and those are clone troopers who are still loyal to the Royal Family of Alderaan fighting off Imperial forces.

I can't figure out who the Vader-looking chaps with the lightsabres are, though. Sith when there shouldn't be any Sith around?
2:58PM on 06/15/2010

Meh

As soon as I see Clone Troopers, my eyes glaze over and I tune out. The only way I could find Star Wars interesting again is for them to go even further back and make it about characters.
As soon as I see Clone Troopers, my eyes glaze over and I tune out. The only way I could find Star Wars interesting again is for them to go even further back and make it about characters.
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4:58PM on 06/15/2010
except this isn't clone troopers, and it IS about characters WAY far back.
except this isn't clone troopers, and it IS about characters WAY far back.
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2:55PM on 06/15/2010

DUDE...

dont care for the game...BUT will somebody PLEASE give these guys the money they need to simply stretch out these cut scenes into a full length feature?? This is the SW we've been waiting for-- incredible stuff! Freaking EPIC -- I want to see how the story ends! --and not as an "in-game-graphic" either-- just get these guys to animate the rest of this as a straight up movie and make all the fans happy! George...? Are you listening? --these guys have it down-- just let them run with it!
dont care for the game...BUT will somebody PLEASE give these guys the money they need to simply stretch out these cut scenes into a full length feature?? This is the SW we've been waiting for-- incredible stuff! Freaking EPIC -- I want to see how the story ends! --and not as an "in-game-graphic" either-- just get these guys to animate the rest of this as a straight up movie and make all the fans happy! George...? Are you listening? --these guys have it down-- just let them run with it!
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2:55PM on 06/15/2010

PLEASE

Lucasarts, do make this a darn movie already because its AWESOME !!!
Lucasarts, do make this a darn movie already because its AWESOME !!!
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2:18PM on 06/15/2010

Jesus.

This is too Epic! Why can't the new movies be HALF this good? Lucas really needs a wake up call when it comes to his own franchise.
This is too Epic! Why can't the new movies be HALF this good? Lucas really needs a wake up call when it comes to his own franchise.
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2:10PM on 06/15/2010

YES

Super friggin cool man! Seriously why don't they just do the supposed next three movies like this? I mean its pretty obvious that people are diggin this. Picture it, you can grab whatever actors and actresses that you want and it'll kinda turn out like the next Avatar, just put their faces on the cgi bodies. I"m thinkin we should go for some nameless actors for the young lead roles and grab some veterans where they can be filled in.
Super friggin cool man! Seriously why don't they just do the supposed next three movies like this? I mean its pretty obvious that people are diggin this. Picture it, you can grab whatever actors and actresses that you want and it'll kinda turn out like the next Avatar, just put their faces on the cgi bodies. I"m thinkin we should go for some nameless actors for the young lead roles and grab some veterans where they can be filled in.
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2:07PM on 06/15/2010

Wow!

Now that's one epic lightsaber battle!
Now that's one epic lightsaber battle!
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2:03PM on 06/15/2010

Holy...

...Shit!
...Shit!
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1:55PM on 06/15/2010
Wow. Just wow.
Wow. Just wow.
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