11 Minutes of Lord British's New RPG, Narrated by the Man Himself

Shroud of the Avatar, Richard Garriott's recently Kickstarted spiritual sequel to his Ultima RPG series, looks pretty damn good considering it's currently just an early prototype. Here, Garriott narrates a short 11-minute walkthrough of some of the game's features they've been working on in the past few months. » 7/12/13 5:40am 7/12/13 5:40am

Ultima Creator Richard Garriott Says His 'Game Designers Suck' Comment…

Yesterday, game-makers and fans were all up in arms over comments made by Richard Garriott to PC Gamer, where he said, among other things, that "most game designers really just suck." » 3/21/13 2:00pm 3/21/13 2:00pm

Ultima Creator Richard Garriott Says 'Most Game Designers Really Just…

The man who revolutionized computer role-playing games with the Ultima series doesn't think much of the talent currently working in the medium when it comes to game design. Who's good at it? He is. Maybe a few others. » 3/20/13 1:00pm 3/20/13 1:00pm

This Was In Lord British's Backpack

Richard Garriott, aka Lord British, was carrying a backpack full of fascinating things, when he stopped by Kotaku's offices last week to talk about his next game, Shroud of the Avatar. » 3/08/13 7:00pm 3/08/13 7:00pm

Ultima Creator Richard Garriott Revolutionized Video Game RPGs. Now He…

The man known as Lord British has been gone from video games a long time. Yeah, he's had the whole space travel thing going on. And there was a messy bit of business where he got half a million dollars stolen from him to buy fancy magician paraphernalia. But it seemed really weird that Richard Garriott—an iconic… » 3/08/13 11:00am 3/08/13 11:00am

Rich Game Developer Didn’t Notice That Magician Robbed Him of Half a…

Richard Garriott, shown above brushing his teeth in zero gravity, helped birth the world-conquering MMO genre. The success of his early Ultima games make him enough money to essentially rent a rocket to go into outer space. But, smart and rich as he is, the man known as Lord British can still get oodles of cash… » 4/02/12 8:30pm 4/02/12 8:30pm

Next Year, You'll Be Able to Watch A Movie About Ultima Creator Richard…

What does one do after inventing one of the first virtual worlds ever to exist online? If you're Richard Garriott, you try to leave Earth behind altogether, for a little while anyway. Lots of gamers know about Garriott's quest to escape the bounds of Earth's gravity via private space travel. What some may not know… » 11/21/11 3:40pm 11/21/11 3:40pm

Ultima Creator Transforms Into a Robot to Work From Home

With his new wife living and working in New York and his company and home base in Austin, Texas, how does legendary game developer Richard Garriott split his time between the two? He doesn't, that's what his robot is for. » 10/26/11 5:20pm 10/26/11 5:20pm

Ultima Creator's House for Sale for a Cool $4 Mil

Richard Garriott, the Ultima creator and space tourist believed to be the only private citizen to own property on an extraterrestrial body, is selling real estate here on Earth. For about $4 mil you may claim the stately Texas manor owned by Lord British. » 10/19/11 11:30pm 10/19/11 11:30pm

East Coast Earthquake? QUICK! To Twitter!

An Earthquake hit Virginia today, and we felt tremors all up and down the east coast. Instead of seeking shelter or whatever you do when an earthquake hits, the games industry took to twitter to make jokes. Seems reasonable to us. » 8/23/11 3:30pm 8/23/11 3:30pm

Explorer Richard Garriott Didn't Expect NASA's Discovery, Not In His…

Richard Garriott created the blockbuster game Ultima Online, paid his way onto a Russian rocket and has traveled deep beneath Antarctica. So, yeah, he's pumped about today's NASA news. » 12/02/10 5:00pm 12/02/10 5:00pm

Game Dev Helps Test Super Suit for Space Flight

A new space flight suit being developed at MIT to help reduce bone mass loss on long stays in space got a helping hand from Ultima game creator and space aficionado Richard Garriott. » 10/31/10 12:30pm 10/31/10 12:30pm

Ultima Creator Richard Garriott Just Sued A Cool $28 Million Out Of…

Why is this man smiling? Because a Texas jury just awarded him $28 million in a suit filed against NCsoft, the publisher of his now defunct massively multiplayer online game Tabula Rasa. » 7/29/10 10:45pm 7/29/10 10:45pm

Ultima Creator May Already Own Some Of The Moon

Richard Garriott, space tourist, rat tail enthusiast, and creator of Ultima and Tabula Rasa (RIP), may also be the first private citizen to have a legitimate claim to ownership of a good portion of the moon. » 3/22/10 3:40pm 3/22/10 3:40pm

Killer Whale's Violent Past Includes Deadly Attack on Ultima-Obsessed…

The killer whale that apparently killed a trainer today in front of a horrified SeaWorld audience was also connected to the death in 1999 of a drifter so obsessed with Ultima Online that he once wandered into Richard Garriott's home. » 2/24/10 7:00pm 2/24/10 7:00pm

Video Games in Space Nixed Over Fears of Space Station Hacking

Richard Garriott, the first video game designer to ride a rocket to outer space, wanted to play a massively multiplayer video game from the International Space Station. And he wanted to bring his iPod. Neither happened. » 2/23/10 10:40am 2/23/10 10:40am

Braced For The Skeptics, Richard Garriott Challenges Gamers And Teases…

Richard Garriott, back from space is now back in video games. Last week, his new venture Portalarium was announced. This is an adventure that comes with a challenge to you the Kotaku reader, and a tease of Ultima-meets-FarmVille. » 2/22/10 5:00pm 2/22/10 5:00pm

Ultima Creator, NCSoft Exec Returns to Gaming

After a two-year break from gaming, and a short trip into space to visit the International Space Station, Ultima creator and former NCsoft executive Richard Garriott is back, this time as the technical director of a social media company. » 2/17/10 11:20am 2/17/10 11:20am

This Is About As Sexy As Ultima Gets

Origin's classic Ultima series was many things, but sexy, it was not. It was anti-sexy. Which is what makes this sexy "Ladies of Ultima" calendar all the surprising. And...sexy. » 11/12/09 2:00am 11/12/09 2:00am