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Richard Garriott wins lawsuit against NCsoft (again)

Last July, spacefaring game developer Richard Garriott won $28 million in a court case against former employer (and Tabula Rasa publisher) NCSoft, claiming that he was forced to sell his stock in the company at a low point in the market following his termination. NCSoft appealed the decision, and...

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Richard Garriott is selling the manor

"We'll be honest Claudette, we both just love it. When you told us the home used to belong to Richard Garriott and that the asking price was $4.1 million, we were unsure. But this is one of the most beautiful homes we've seen in Austin. And the walk-in tunic closet? Just lovely." "Oh, I'm so g...

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Interview: Richard Garriott's space epiphany, NCsoft departure and Portalarium

It's a sad day, my friends. With Richard Garriott starting Portalarium, we may retire the spaceman Garriott photoshop (above). With Garriott back on terra firma and with a new company, it's probably time to bury the image that represents the last couple years of his life, in which Garriott went to ...

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Garriott hits NCsoft with $27 million lawsuit

Tabula Rasa's absentee landlord (well, before it burned to the ground), Richard Garriott, is suing NCsoft for $27 million, according to a Texas court filing. GamePolitics has the documents detailing how Garriott was laid off from NCsoft while he was still in quarantine from his space trip. However...

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Apocalypse Soon: Tabula Rasa going out with a bang

It seems that NCsoft will be ushering the fairly unsuccessful Tabula Rasa off this mortal coil in a somewhat unorthodox, yet completely awesome fashion. Soon-to-be-retired players won't be popping champagne and mingling during tomorrow's server shut-off festivities -- no, they'll be pushing back on...

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Tabula Rasa adds mech suits in final weeks of operation

The most important element to MMO development and maintenance is also an integral component for comedic exploits -- timing. Here's a sterling example of bad timing: Noted spaceman Richard Garriott/Lord British's overwhelmingly unpopular Tabula Rasa, which has about two weeks left before its server...

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Tabula Rasa now free for all until its death

Terminal sci-fi MMORPG Tabula Rasa is free to play for all until its death on February 28, 2009. NCSoft had previously announced the game would be free-to-play beginning Jan. 10, but now new players can request a serial code from the support site and download the game via FTP. Former players can h...

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Massively week in Review

Joystiq's sister site Massively.com has all the news you'll need about MMOs. Here's the best, brightest, and most interesting stuff from the last week, all in one convenient place for your MMO minute. EA licenses Dungeon Keeper MMO, for China Electronic Arts has licensed out t...

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Tabula Rasa shutting down on Feb. 28

We kind of knew that Tabula Rasa's run wasn't going to end all that well. And it will end ... on Feb. 28, 2009. This comes after months of reports concerning the NCsoft MMO's poor performance and, most recently, the departure of creator Richard Garriot. The news of Tabula Rasa's impending shutt...

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Richard Garriott to leave NCsoft

Boy, a guy takes one flight to space and suddenly he's too good for all of us earth-bound jerks. Tabula Rasa creator and semi-professional spaceman Richard Garriott recently revealed that his flight to the cosmos awakened some new interests in him, and that he'd be leaving TR publisher NCsoft to pu...

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