Tagged: BioWare

EA and Activision execs trade barbs

EA and Activision execs trade barbs

Apropos of the discussion that took place in this article, you Dragons and Dragonettes might be interested to read about a wee dust-up that took place between EA and Activision executives over the weekend:...

Mythic Entertainment working on DOSboxed version of Wing Commander (updated)

Mythic Entertainment working on DOSboxed version of Wing Commander (updated)

Updated with new tweets from Barnett; original post below. First, it looks like he’ll be presenting the idea to BioWare honcho Ray Muzyka today: And he even teases the possibility of a free release:...

Awesome: Lair of the Shadow Broker trailer

Awesome: Lair of the Shadow Broker trailer

This is, I submit, what downloadable content (DLC) should be all about: Being an Ultima fan, I’ve always measured add-on content — DLC included — against the metric established by the two expansions to...

Dragon Age 2 'Destiny' Trailer

Dragon Age 2 'Destiny' Trailer

Yeah, I know, there’s nothing particularly Ultima-related about BioWare’s Dragon Age series of games. At the same time, I would be remiss if I did not point out that the Dragon Age toolset is...

Morality systems in games

Morality systems in games

I was just reading about the new Going Rogue expansion for City of Heroes, the principal new feature of which is that “[f]or the first time in the game, heroes and villains will be...

Exactly what are the differences between System Shock 1 and Underworld?

Exactly what are the differences between System Shock 1 and Underworld?

I ask, because I just got this message, from reader Rodrigo, by email: I am a fan of Ultima games and I have followed this site for a long time. Maybe you know about...

Some rambling Easter thoughts

Some rambling Easter thoughts

Back when I was still actively working on Lost Sosaria, I wrestled with various “morality” systems that I might want to work in to the game…the default karma approach that had featured in precious...

Video card issues addressed…I think…

Video card issues addressed…I think…

Well, the video card issues seem to have been resolved, and then in a way that allowed me to hold on to the Sapphire Radeon HD 3850. which is good; this new idea I’m...

Video card woes

Video card woes

So I have a conundrum. Suspecting that the source of my Windows computer’s instability might be the existing video card (a Radeon 9600 XT), I went and picked up a Sapphire Radeon HD 3850...

Lost Sosaria site changes

Lost Sosaria site changes

I’ve been working on a bunch of stuff in Lost Sosaria proper, but the site design was getting on my nerves (am I ever happy?), so I opted to shift to something I found...

A shift in EA's business philosophy?

A shift in EA's business philosophy?

I will believe it when I see it, but there is a hopeful note sounded in Electronic Arts’ latest publishing decision. I’m not much for the horror genre of games, but the decision by...

EA to purchase BioWare

EA to purchase BioWare

While my friend Myles assures me, via his contacts within BioWare, that this is a good thing, I for one look upon the pending purchase of BioWare/Pandemic by Electronic Arts as a death-knell for...

An Ultima Developer's Connection?

An Ultima Developer's Connection?

Frilly Wumpus posted a lengthy reflective article on the Project Britannia website yesterday that chronicles his journey into the Ultima community, and into the remake community after that. As a history both of his...