Tagged: Ultima

Game conveniences we take for granted

Game conveniences we take for granted

Apropos of this, this list of the “Top 10 Current-Gen Conveniences We Take For Granted” from GameFAQs seems relevant. For example: #6: Objective Markers Remember how in old RPGs, you would be told to...

25th anniveraries abound!

25th anniveraries abound!

Nintendo has announced a special red Wii version to mark the 25th anniversary of the Mario franchise; the first Super Mario Brothers game released on September 13, 1985. Interestingly enough, just three days later,...

Dragon Age 2 imports "the world"

Dragon Age 2 imports "the world"

[amazonify]B003UF9E0O:right[/amazonify]Joystiq reports that the lingering ambiguity over how BioWare’s Dragon Age 2 [pre-order] will handle character imports has been cleared up. …lead designer Mike Laidlaw revealed that while you don’t get to import your...

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...

Restored: Ultima Classics Revisited

Restored: Ultima Classics Revisited

This short-lived, ambitious project by prmths aimed to create engines, compatible with most modern operating systems, for the first six Ultima games (and Akalabeth). It…fell short of that goal, disappearing shortly after the release...

Birth Announcement: Cael Pearson

Birth Announcement: Cael Pearson

Commenter and contributor Saxon1974 dropped a comment to let us know that he and his wife have just welcomed their son into the world: Cael Pearson the future Ultima fan came into this world...

Warren Spector: Epic Mickey behind the scenes

Warren Spector: Epic Mickey behind the scenes

Former Ultima developer and go-to keynote speaker these days Warren Spector discusses his latest project, the soon-to-be-released Epic Mickey: (via)

Ultima Underworld 2…is it really consistent with Ultima canon?

Ultima Underworld 2…is it really consistent with Ultima canon?

Sergorn Dragon stokes the fires of controversy, arguing that the Guardian as portrayed in Ultima Underworld 2 is inconsistent, in many respects, with the Guardian as portrayed in other Ultima titles…even Ultima 9: [No]...

Restored: Win64

Restored: Win64

A guy by the name of Ralph Manson produced an alternative Commodore 64 emulator a few years back, which purportedly ran a little bit better than the recently-restored CCS64 emulator. Honestly, having never played...

Lord of Ultima updates: Serpent Isle, Ascension, and Forge of Virtue?

Lord of Ultima updates: Serpent Isle, Ascension, and Forge of Virtue?

Say what? EA Phenomic’s browser-based game, Lord of Ultima, which borrows the Ultima name but bears no other tangible relation to the RPG franchise, has announced a series of curiously-named updates to be released...

Return to the Serpent Isle: September Update

Return to the Serpent Isle: September Update

Sergorn Dragon has just posted the September news update for the Ultima project he’s heading up (and for which I am doing worldbuilding), Return to the Serpent Isle. He makes mention of the character...

Found Image: Papa British on Skylab

Found Image: Papa British on Skylab

That would be NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, father of Ultima creator (and private astronaut himself) Richard Garriott (known to us all as, of course, Lord British). Here he is posing by a console aboard...

Restored: VICE

Restored: VICE

The Versatile Commodore Emulator began as a Linux-based emulator for the Commodore 64, which some of the earlier Ultimas were built for or ported to. It has since grown into a cross-platform project, with...

Sergorn Dragon continues his Ultima adventures

Sergorn Dragon continues his Ultima adventures

If you haven’t already checked out Sergorn Dragon’s Ultima Adventures blog, go thou and do so. He doesn’t necessarily go into as much detail about each individual game (he’s already up to Ultima Underworld,...