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Garriott talking with EA about Ultima Online 2 [update: apparently not]

There's been a lot of talk lately about new and bold MMOs, ones which feature angel-people, Jedi and pandas. But what about games that feature real-ass gaming industry visionaries operating under a pseudonym? More specifically: What about Lord British? His reign may not have come to an end quite...

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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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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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EA crafting new Ultima Online for Asian market

Yes, that Ulima Online. Specifically, EA has announced that it's planning to create a new MMO "based on" Ultima Online for the Asian market. The game is to be developed by Hong Kong's NetDragon Websoft, which will be collaborating with Mythic Entertainment, the studio behind Warhammer Online. The...

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Ultima Online cheats death with Stygian Abyss expansion

This summer, we're gonna party like it's 1997: on our computers, playing Ultima Online. That's right, the ancient MMO is still alive and kicking somehow, and EA has just announced another expansion for it. Ultima Online: Stygian Abyss adds a new playable Gargoyle class to the game, and adds new...

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Massively looks at MMOG's most influential moments

The MMO genre has come a long way in a very short time, but it's still important to look back at the events which brought us to where we are today. Michael Zenke over at Massively responds to MMOCrunch's list of MMO's most memorable event by citing what he feels to be its most influential, from...

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EA celebrates ten years of Ultima Online

By today's lofty standards Ultima Online seems terribly archaic, yet when first released back in 1997, the game, which celebrated its tenth anniversary earlier this week, was the bee's knees. Along with other early MMOs such as 3D0's Meridian 59, Ultima Online helped shape what we now know as the...

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