Tagged: Electronic Arts

So about that browser-based Ultima game…

So about that browser-based Ultima game…

Submitted for Dragonly consideration: Zynga, the makers of (ugh) Farmville, are now apparently worth about $290 million more than Electronic Arts. Which is to say that this: Is, bafflingly, worth more than all this:...

Open Question: What sort of education do you need to get into game programming?

Open Question: What sort of education do you need to get into game programming?

Kevin Fishburne sent me a link to this “Ask Slashdot” installment, in which a user poses that very question. The discussion that results is pretty informative; definitely worth a read. It covers a number...

Another Origin IP gets a new incarnation

Another Origin IP gets a new incarnation

Of course, it might surprise some of you to learn that several of the old Jane’s Combat Simulations games were developed by none other than our much-beloved Origin Systems. I know I was unaware...

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:...

Richard Garriott: "Since everybody else is doing Flash and Java games, I can kick their ass pretty easy."

Richard Garriott: "Since everybody else is doing Flash and Java games, I can kick their ass pretty easy."

Ultima creator and private astronaut Richard Garriott, who recently co-founded Portalarium, has got a new game in the works. Richard Garriott delivered the keynote at Fantastic Fest’s inaugural Fantastic Arcade event in Austin today....

EA CEO John Riccitiello: "It was definitely our fault."

EA CEO John Riccitiello: "It was definitely our fault."

[singlepic id=91 w=250 h=114 float=right]Okay, he isn’t talking about any of the Ultima games; he’s talking about the Need for Speed series. But for anyone who has ever lamented the fact that EA did...

EA Mobile getting on board with Android

EA Mobile getting on board with Android

[singlepic id=80 w=250 h=250 float=right]From Joystiq: Speaking at the Deutsche Bank 2010 Technology Conference, as reported by Gamasutra, EA CFO Eric Brown discussed the company’s plans to ramp up support for Android in the...

'Syndicate' might be making a comeback

'Syndicate' might be making a comeback

I was always a big fan of Syndicate when I was a kid; I spent countless hours in front of my friend Tiago’s Mac LCIII laying into mercenaries (and sometimes civilians…who am I kidding?)...

Lord of Ultima officially released

Lord of Ultima officially released

As noted by the guys at WCCIC, Electronic Arts has announced that Lord of Ultima has been officially released. REDWOOD SHORES, Calif.–(BUSSINES WIRE)–Phenomic™, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS) studio, announced today Lord of Ultima™,...

Lord of Ultima

Lord of Ultima

Toltec Dragon alerted me to this new game from EA, which appears to be an online strategy game set in the Ultima universe. It’s being developed by EA Phenomic, who made Battleforge…so there’s some...

Richard Garriott returning to the gaming industry?

Richard Garriott returning to the gaming industry?

GameDaily has an exclusive interview with Richard Garriott — the creator of the Ultima series — in which he laments the end of Tabula Rasa (the MMORPG he helped create) and hints at a...

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...

Ultima covers

Ultima covers

Here’s some news to cheer you up after the previous post about EA. Someone by the (nick)name of Hexxxer contacted me to let me know of a project he’s involved in to produce high...