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Time warp: Ultima VIII is free on Origin

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 away the 1994 role...   read

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Original designer of Ultima Underworld launches Kickstarter for a sequel

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's ten-year hist...   read

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

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 on August 29, ...   read

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The joy of MMOs

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 play the air drum...   read

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Review: Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar

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 my enthusiasm wo...   read

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Ultima Forever reduces freemium prices due to fan outcry

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 Forever, producer Ca...   read

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Why EA Sucks

Why people hate Electronic Arts

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 those of their com...   read

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Shroud of the Avatar gets Kickstarted with 16 days left

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 at $1,087,...   read

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You suck!

Ultima creator thinks other designers 'really just suck'

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 virtually no one in ...   read


BioWare Mythic is now just plain old 'Mythic'

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 focus" for the...   read


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Ultima Forever lives on

The trials, tribulations and rebirth of Ultima Forever

“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 games that I kno...   read


EA and BioWare announce new F2P RPG Ultima Forever

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. The action RPG wi...   read


Grab some free old games on Good Old Games today

As of today, you can log onto 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 series, using ...   read


Ultima VII Complete available on GOG for some dollars!

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 its royal appeara...   read


Richard Garriott open to working with EA on more Ultima

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 brought up the sensit...   read


Ultima IV now free on Good Old Games

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, for free! Ultima...   read

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