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

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

Richard Garriott Shows His Automata To Martha Stewart

For the handful of you who may have missed the late October episode of The Martha Stewart Show with Richard "Lord British" Garriott, that show has finally been uploaded for all to enjoy. » 11/02/09 7:20pm 11/02/09 7:20pm

Watch Lord British Officiate Zero-G Wedding

Earlier this month, we heard that Richard Garriot — son of an astronaut and granddaddy of science fiction/fantasy games like the Ultima series — would officiate a wedding in zero gravity. » 6/22/09 8:40pm 6/22/09 8:40pm

Video of Tabula Rasa's Final Moments

Last night NCSoft shut off Tabula Rasa's servers. Early word had it that the Bane horde would either wipe out humanity, or humanity would do the job itself with a doomsday weapon. » 3/01/09 12:00pm 3/01/09 12:00pm

Giant Robots Help Kill Tabula Rasa

NCsoft's doomed massively-multiplayer online science fiction game Tabula Rasa may only have weeks to live, but the developers are making those weeks count, with giant player-controlled mechs storming the title's final moments. » 2/11/09 10:20am 2/11/09 10:20am

Garriott Will Get Back To Gaming One Day

Sure his head is up in the clouds at the moment, but Ultima creator Richard Garriott hasn't forgotten where he's from. In an interview with GameDaily, Garriott discusses an eventual return to gaming. » 1/15/09 4:20pm 1/15/09 4:20pm

Looking at "The MMO Crash of 2008"

Hellforge posits that 2008 was the worst year on record for MMOs. But the "collapse" had nothing to do with the genre's viability, and everything to do with hubris and poor decisions by game-makers. » 1/11/09 5:00pm 1/11/09 5:00pm

Where Bad Games Go To Die (RIP Tabula Rasa)

Upon their death, great men are afforded a sending off befitting of their stature. Pity Tabular Rasa, then, as EB Games in Canada seems more content to roll its lifeless corpse into the nearest ditch. » 1/05/09 4:30am 1/05/09 4:30am

Tabula Rasa Goes Free A Little Early

Previously scheduled to become free to play starting on January 10th, NCsoft's has set sinking MMO Tabula Rasa free a month early, because really...what was the point of waiting? » 12/23/08 1:40pm 12/23/08 1:40pm

NCSoft Doles Out Freebies to Tabula Rasa Subscribers

I suppose you could call this the silver lining for Tabula Rasa players. Shortly after they announced that they were pulling the plug on the Richard Garriott led massively multiplayer online game » 11/21/08 6:00pm 11/21/08 6:00pm and that people who worked on the title were losing their jobs, NCsoft broke down some of the things they are going to try…

Richard Garriott Bids Farewell To NCsoft

Man, a guy fulfills his lifelong dream of going into space and suddenly has more important things to do than work on his video game? Richard "Lord British" Garriott announced today that he will be leaving NCsoft, the company behind his recent MMORPG Tabula Rasa, to pursue other interests.
I am very grateful to you… » 11/11/08 2:10pm 11/11/08 2:10pm

Tabula Rasa Cheaper Than A Double Cheeseburger

We knows that McDonald's, Wendy's, and other popular fast food restaurants are offering amazing deals on crappy food these days, but how much gaming can you get for a dollar? How about an entire MMO, filled with aliens, and guns, and lasers, complete with a free month of gameplay? Despite NCsoft's plans to tighten up… » 11/05/08 1:40pm 11/05/08 1:40pm

Tabula Rasa Going All FPS On Us

One of my main complaints with Tabula Rasa was that it felt like a shooter trying to be a 3rd person MMO. How does NCsoft address such complaints? By introducing a first-person shooter mode, of course! Revealed in the latest edition of Feedback Friday last week, Graphic Programmer John Styes introduces the new camera… » 11/03/08 10:20am 11/03/08 10:20am

NCSoft's Multi-MMO Halloween Plans

The best thing about MMOs is that they are constantly updated, making way for fun, holiday themed events. The best thing about Halloween is the fact that I get to use the word spooktacular, and so I present NCsoft's multi-MMO Halloween Spooktacular of Values! Okay, no actual values, but events are running across all… » 10/22/08 12:40pm 10/22/08 12:40pm

Richard Garriott Sends Cryptic Message From Space

You know, they say sometimes people go CRAZY » 10/15/08 4:20pm 10/15/08 4:20pm on these long trips. They get the, eh... . Not plucky Lord British, though. No, the good lord is safe in his heaven and has found the time to transmit a coded message of hope to us earth-bound types. The multisquillionaire held up a card containing the message shortly after…

NCSoft Cutting European Staff, Closing Tabula Rasa?

GamesIndustry.biz has posted a rumor this morning regarding big changes in store for MMO publisher NCSoft. According to "sources close to the company", the developer / publisher is planning on cutting 50 positions from their European office in Brighton, England following a decision to stop working on an unnamed MMO… » 9/10/08 1:20pm 9/10/08 1:20pm