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Richard Garriott has a plan to beat Zynga

Richard Garriott has a plan to beat Zynga

There is a fascinating article about Richard Garriott’s new company, Portalarium, and its plan to take on social gaming giant Zynga at GamesBeat. It’s a pretty informative article, actually, structured around a discussion with...

EA getting out of the acquisitions business (for now)

EA getting out of the acquisitions business (for now)

The man in charge of Electronic Arts continues to surprise with the direction he is setting for the company: Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello revealed a core attribute that the megapublisher is prioritizing in...

EA's new Facebook game: Dragon Age Legends

EA's new Facebook game: Dragon Age Legends

Well, here’s one title that will benefit from the new EA/Facebook agreement! And as Joystiq reports, playing Dragon Age: Legends will have net you some extra content in Dragon Age 2 (though what, exactly,...

Now with social bookmarking (again)!

Now with social bookmarking (again)!

I’ve taken the liberty of installing the Sharedaddy plugin, which is the WordPress.org version of the standard social bookmarking plugin used on all WordPress.com blogs. So now, at the end of every post and...

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:...

Richard Garriott is engaged

Richard Garriott is engaged

I just noticed, via Facebook, that Lord British has announced his engagement to his girlfriend of…well, I don’t actually know how long they’ve been going out. But that’s not really important. Ultima creator Richard...

Ultima has a friend in Felicia Day

Ultima has a friend in Felicia Day

Okay, here’s the thing: I never really went for Buffy the Vampire Slayer for more than a season or two. It had this neat, kind of quirky vibe to begin with, but (much like...

Savage Empire for Exult…still in the works!

Savage Empire for Exult…still in the works!

I was actually worried that Scythifuge’s ambitious project had ceased development, but according to this thread on the Exult forums, he is still plugging away at it whenever he can. Of course, it hasn’t...

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....

Playing computer games…not actually bad for your marks!

Playing computer games…not actually bad for your marks!

Your parents were wrong. A new study from the University of Maryland shows that more time spent in front of a computer doesn’t hurt a child’s academic performance, and, in some cases, actually improves...

Facebook integration a-go-go

Facebook integration a-go-go

I’ve grown tired of manually updating the Ultima Facebook page with news from Aiera every time I publish, so I’ve installed a new plugin, called FacePress, to automate the process. This is, admittedly, mostly...

So by now everyone's heard of Portalarium

So by now everyone's heard of Portalarium

And if not: have you been living under a rock, and/or what colour is the sky on your planet, and also…welcome to Earth. Okay, somewhat more seriously, Portalarium is “an online ecosystem of shared...