7 Strangest Foods in RPGs

Strange foods! I've seen a lot of them while traveling through Asia. I wasn't always courageous enough to try them all even when I wanted to. A friend of mine told me they serve live monkeys in the Sichuan area which I haven't personally seen, though I have once tried cow brains dipped in curry- it was soft, gooey,… » 7/09/14 10:45am 7/09/14 10:45am

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

These Games Made You: Classics That Inspired A New Video Game Novel

Like many of us, Austin Grossman has lived with video games his whole life. But, like a lot fewer of us, he went on make them, working as a writer and a designer on beloved titles like Deus Ex and Dishonored. Yesterday, his literary love letter to the medium—a novel called You—hit screens and bookstore shelves all… » 4/17/13 2:30pm 4/17/13 2:30pm

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 is… » 11/21/11 3:40pm 11/21/11 3:40pm

Gaming Made Me: Ultima VII

I was only young when I played Ultima VII but I had already ventured to the depths of dungeons that dripped with dread, partaken in interstellar war and defended my home planet from invaders. Like Roy Batty and all people who grew up with games, I had seen and done so much. Between adventures in space, I'd rezone my… » 11/15/11 10:00pm 11/15/11 10:00pm