Star Wars: The Old Republic is party-time for Big Bang


The guys in The Big Bang Theory are crazy about video games.  They also love Star Wars.  Star Wars is currently owned by Disney and is in the process of releasing its eighth movie.  In addition, there are hundreds of books and two television shows about it.  Not to mention the countless video games.  Throughout the show we see Star Wars popping up in t-shirts, memorabilia, movie marathons, and game nights.  One particularly memorable episode was when the boys had their weekend party playing Star Wars: The Old Republic.

The Old Republic

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A Republic character fights enemies on Coruscant in Star Wars: The Old Republic by

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game released by Bioware on December 11, 2011. 

The game focuses on an uneasy peace between the Empire and the Republic.  Upon entering the game, players have a choice between either an Imperial or Republic character.  Each side has 4 base classes with 2 advanced classes.  There are different alien species that players can play as from the Star Wars universe.  These include Twi’lek, Mirialan, Zabrak, and Togruta. 

Bioware is known for intense and great story-weaving skills, which makes the questing and class stories in this game a lot of fun.  Since its release, the game has come out with three expansions, going on its fourth in the first week of December this year. 

In addition to playing story lines, players can also fight other players on the opposite faction, explore over twenty planets, complete side stories for companions, run 8 or 16-man raids/operations, and a whole manner of other group content.

The Big Bang and the Republic

In season 5 episode 19 (The Weekend Vortex), the guys want to spend the entire weekend playing the new Star Wars game.  The difficult part is convincing their women that it’s a good idea.  Sheldon had made plans to go to Amy’s aunt’s birthday party as her date.  While Bernadette gets upset that Howard did not invite her.

Amy ends up going to the party alone while the four boys are joined by Bernadette, who is as enthused by the game as they are.  The gang eventually become quite annoyed with her.  But it is Star Wars, so they can’t complain.

What do you think?

Would you spend an entire weekend playing a release of a video game?