Remember what made you fall in love with Star Wars? No, not the starships and space battles and lightsaber duels, you silly billy. I’m talking about galactic politics! Wars of attrition! Trade blockades! Happily, it looks like Bioware’s upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic will be focusing on the latter (if this video is any indication) instead of all that pesky combat. Man, I can’t wait to get into a starship and just hang around a planet, waiting for a supply ship to come by so I can block the hell out of them! Whee!
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.