If there has ever been a video game with a more centralized controversy than The Old Republic, I don’t know what it would be. When Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ Hot Coffee scandal hit, there was a lot of discussion about the importance of censorship, the morality of video games, and the responsibility of parents to watch what their children played. In time, the controversy came and passed, that version of the game was effectively banned, and Jack Thompson was shown to be a total idiot and a fraud. People were shot in the streets, and hookers were murdered with crowbars for a quick refund… in-game. When Star Wars: The Old Republic launched, I’m quite convinced the same happened in real-life.