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Ultima Forever reduces most freemium prices after Canadian beta

Ultima Forever, being made by EA for iOS platforms, has received some major tweaks to its freemium currency prices. The RPG has been available in Canada as a beta for a while now, and producer Carrie Gouskos says the biggest change – besides performance adjustments – has been to the...

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Ex-Mythic CEO starts new casual studio after two year hiatus

After disappearing for a little over two years, Mark Jacobs is back with casual game company City State Entertainment. The studio, located in Fairfax, Virginia, quietly opened in March and is working on an iOS and Android title for Q4 2011. "I'm tired of strings and being told what to do by...

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Mythic Entertainment quietly renamed to 'BioWare Mythic'

For the third time in five years, Mythic Entertainment has been renamed -- from Mythic Entertainment to "EA Mythic," back to "Mythic Entertainment," and now: BioWare Mythic. The "new" name was tested out in yesterday's Warhammer Online June Producer's Letter, with producer Carrie Gouskos asking...

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Mythic reassures customers of stability in face of firings

With massive layoffs at EA (some of which are rumored to be at Mythic) it's a troubling time to be a fan of one of the MMO developer's properties. Executive producer Jeff Hickman took fan worries as an opportunity to cradle users of Ultima Online, Warhammer Online and Dark Age of Camelot in his...

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Warhammer Online's free trial becomes endless, caps level at 10

Most MMO players tend to spend significantly more time in their virtual environs than a 10-day free trial could possibly permit -- that's why Mythic Entertainment recently made some drastic changes to its trial program for Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning. From now on, folks who demo the game for...

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Free 'Dark Rising' and 'Labyrinth of the Minotaur' expansions come to Dark Age of Camelot

For eight years, you've been toiling away in Dark Age of Camelot. You've been picked on by all of those jerks playing World of Warcraft or other MMOs. Well, EA must appreciate that loyalty, because the company has announced that it's made a pair of new expansions free for all players. Titled...

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Ultima Online Mondain's Legacy expansion now free

This post is for a few particular subsets of the human race. Specifically, Ultima Online players. Even more specifically, Ultima Online players who just couldn't bring themselves to fork over the cash for the 2005 expansion Mondain's Legacy. Or maybe you're a conspiracy theorist who doesn't want...

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Mark Jacobs explains departure from Mythic and EA

Mark Jacobs' unforeseen exit from Warhammer Online developer Mythic, a departure made known during the revelation of the BioWare/Mythic merger, left many fans and colleagues stunned and confused. In a lengthy post on his personal blog, Jacobs explained the reasoning for his evacuation -- he...

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Mark Jacobs' departure leaves Mythic employees 'shocked'

Continuing its coverage of the Mythic / BioWare merger announced earlier today, Massively reports that Mythic employees were taken aback by the departure of studio head Mark Jacobs. An anonymous Mythic employee told Massively, "I can't even fathom Mark leaving a company he loved so much, it was...

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Mythic and BioWare rolled into one, Mythic's Mark Jacobs departs

EA is mushing up Mythic and BioWare into one team led by BioWare's General Manager, Ray Muzyka. The new "RPG/MMO studio group" will have BioWare's Greg Zeschuk as the "group creative officer." Mythic's General Manager, Mark Jacobs, who oversaw the less-than-successful Warhammer Online, has...

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