Tagged: Origin Systems

Good Old Games has a crazy-good Christmas sale going on

Good Old Games has a crazy-good Christmas sale going on

As in: pretty much their entire catalogue has seen some kind of discount: over 290 games are on sale for up to 50% off. Pace Dr. Raj Koothrappali, Steam “can suck it.” Some highlights...

Another week, another Forgotten World update

Another week, another Forgotten World update

I really quite like the regular news-posting tempo that Team Forgotten World have gotten into…and not just because it means I have at least one thing in a week that is for-sure project related....

New Gallery : Ultima Online GM and Counselor Guide

New Gallery : Ultima Online GM and Counselor Guide

Courtesy of Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum, and thanks to the hard work of both him and the team at the Wing Commander CIC, Ultima Aiera is pleased to present over 180 scanned...

Origin: Best PC game developer of all time?

Origin: Best PC game developer of all time?

Kotaku’s Luke Plunkett thinks so. [Update: link fixed! — Ed.] And I, for one, cannot disagree. Don’t get me wrong: there are a few other phenomenal game developers out there. I’m less sold on...

New Gallery: Ultima Online Monster Animations

New Gallery: Ultima Online Monster Animations

Courtesy of Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum, and to the hard work of both him and the team at the Wing Commander CIC, Ultima Aiera is pleased to present five animated sequences of...

New Gallery: Ultima 8 Animations

New Gallery: Ultima 8 Animations

Courtesy of Joe Garrity of the Origin Museum, and to the hard work of both him and the team at the Wing Commander CIC, Ultima Aiera is pleased to present 10 animated sequences of...

Raven Software lays off 40 staff

Raven Software lays off 40 staff

I know, I know…you Dragons and Dragonettes are probably wondering why it matters, to me and to Aiera, that Raven Software is falling on some hard times of late. After all, Raven has most...

Wing Commander 2 being tested for re-release?

Wing Commander 2 being tested for re-release?

It seems like BioWare Mythic are pressing ahead with their project to get DOSboxed versions of the old Origin games — or, at least, the Wing Commander and Ultima series — re-released via digital...

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...

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:...

Anybody got a spare copy of Savage Empire or Martian Dreams?

Anybody got a spare copy of Savage Empire or Martian Dreams?

[singlepic id=93 w=300 h=217 float=right]As was reported yesterday, Mythic Entertainment has been in talks with the developers of DOSbox; I received word this morning from Paul Barnett that Mythic has been given the OK...

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...

Interview with Denis Loubet

Interview with Denis Loubet

Michael Shorten, tabletop RPG enthusiast and authour of an Ultima-themed pen-and-paper RPG, did an interview with Denis Loubet — game, box, and manual art illustrator for many of the Ultima games — back in...