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Time warp: Ultima VIII is free on Origin


The arm represents EA, probably
Apr 30
If you have an Origin account and feel strangely obligated to fill it up with free games that you'll in all likelihood never get around to playing for more than five minutes (just me?), heads up: Electronic Arts is giving awa... read
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Ultima Underworld sequel

Original designer of Ultima Underworld launches Kickstarter for a sequel


I hope this Avatar isn't blue
Feb 04
Looking Glass Studios released some of the industry's perennial favorites. The System Shock series, Thief: The Dark Project, Thief II: The Metal Age, and the two Ultima Underworld games are all part of the company'... read
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Ultima

Another EA closure: This is Ultima Forever's final month


I'll continue not playing it
Aug 01
Given that publisher Electronic Arts closed Mythic Entertainment earlier this year, it's not unexpected to hear that the free-to-play mobile RPG Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar will also be shut down soon. Once it closes... read
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From AOEs to Zul'Farrak
Read this list and let me know if it sounds like a good time. Crunching numbers in the wee hours of the night to maximize damage output. Grinding out levels and letting auto-attack handle things for a few seconds while you pl... read feature

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There's a good game under all those microtransactions
It took me quite a few years to get on the Ultima train. The series started in 1981, but it wasn't until the mid-'90s until I would discover Ultima Online -- the catalyst that allowed me to really embrace the franchise. But m... read feature

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Ultima Forever

Ultima Forever reduces freemium prices due to fan outcry


Now the game doesn't gouge you quite as much
Jun 14
As we all know, freemium models tend to do more harm than good if they're not well designed. There's a very fine line between "wanting to monetize your game" and driving players away, and in the Canadian beta for Ultima Forev... read
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Worst company in America? You decide.
It wasn't much of a surprise when Electronic Arts was recently voted the Worst Company in America by readers of Consumerist for the second year in a row. Though the game publisher's sins are arguably less substantial than tho... read feature

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Shroud of the Avatar

Shroud of the Avatar gets Kickstarted with 16 days left


Lord British is no doubt drinking from golden goblets
Mar 21
Here's some news that will likely surprise not one single one of you: Richard "Lord British" Garriott's latest foray into roleplaying and morality, Shroud of the Avatar, has gone past its Kickstarter goal, and is now sitting ... read
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You suck!

Ultima creator thinks other designers 'really just suck'


Can't tell if hubris or fair criticism
Mar 20
Richard Garriott, known for creating the venerable Ultima series and sometimes known as Lord British, had some harsh truth bombs to rain down on his contemporaries. Speaking with PC Gamer, Garriott said, "I’ve met virtu... read
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BioWare Mythic is now just plain old 'Mythic'


At least in name
Nov 09
Mythic Entertainment has seen its fair share of name changes over the years. What's one more? The company announced on the Warhammer Online website that it will be called Mythic going forward. This comes "in the wake of a new... read
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Creative director Paul Barnett tells all in a manic GDC Online presentation
“We went back in time to go forward," Ultima Forever creative director Paul Barnett said during a GDC Online presentation, Wednesday, on the game's tumultuous production history. Ultima IV is one of those much praised g... read feature

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EA and BioWare announce new F2P RPG Ultima Forever


Jul 12
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be waking up in 2012 to news of a new Ultima game. But lo and behold, EA and BioWare have just announced a brand new entry in the series: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar. Th... read
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Grab some free old games on Good Old Games today


Jun 18
As of today, you can log onto GoG.com and nab two free titles: Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire and Ultima: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams. If you aren't hip to the series, these two games are spinoffs of the Ultima... read
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Ultima VII Complete available on GOG for some dollars!


Nov 29
One of the most revered monarchs in roleplaying history is now available on Good Old Games for the regal price of six bucks. Electronic Arts' recent dealings with GOG have allowed for Ultima 7: The Complete Edition to make it... read
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Richard Garriott open to working with EA on more Ultima


Sep 06
In a recent interview with IndustryGamers, Ultima creator Richard Garriott mentioned an interest in working with the series' current owner, EA, on another installment in the iconic franchise. The space faring developer brough... read
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Ultima IV now free on Good Old Games


Sep 01
PC download service Good Old Games has been on a bit of an Ultima binge recently. Not only did it put out a bundle of the first three Ultima games, but now it's gone and released Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar for free! Yes, f... read






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