They're trying to put Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot on Steam. The pair of venerable MMORPGs, launched in 1997 and 2001, respectively, have recently come under the control of the newly-formed Broadsword Online Games, who took to Steam Greenlight in an effort to find a new audience for the two classics. » 4/17/14 7:45am 4/17/14 7:45am

Final Fantasy XIV's Director Had a Terrible Experience With MMOs

This week in his semi-weekly column in Weekly Famitsu, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn producer and director Naoki Yoshida recounted his earliest experiences with massively multiplayer online gaming. » 4/03/14 8:00am 4/03/14 8:00am

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

Is EA Cooking Up A New Ultima Game?

Ultima IV, an oldie-but-goodie role-playing game from one of the PC's most revered franchises, has been available for free since 1997. And nobody gave a hoot. Then, yesterday, EA suddenly gives a hoot. » 3/31/11 2:30am 3/31/11 2:30am

A Computer Mind To Finger The Real Bullies, Pedophiles and Killers of…

When the text-heavy fantasy worlds of multi-user dungeons first invaded the mainframes of Essex University and the dial-ups of Compuserve, there were few rules in place and even fewer ways to enforce them. » 10/31/10 10:30am 10/31/10 10:30am

Mythic "Committed" To Its Games Amid EA Layoffs

With Electronic Arts cutting back in a major way, fans of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, Ultima Online and Dark Age of Camelot are justifiably concerned about rumored layoffs at Mythic Entertainment, development home to those online multiplayer games. » 11/11/09 6:20pm 11/11/09 6:20pm

Everybody Back In The Britannia

Ultima Online celebrates its twelfth birthday by inviting everyone who has ever played back to rediscover the joys of getting killed over and over again while trying to chop wood. » 9/28/09 10:20am 9/28/09 10:20am

Ultima Online's 8th Expansion Dated

Ultima Online turns twelve-years-old next month, making it the perfect time for Mythic to release the game's 8th expansion pack, Ultima Online: The Stygian Abyss. » 8/12/09 12:20pm 8/12/09 12:20pm

Test Drive Ultima Online's New Gargoyle Race

EA invites players eager for a first shot at Ultima Online's new Gargoyle playable race to sign up for the beta test for the upcoming Stygian Abyss expansion. » 5/08/09 1:40pm 5/08/09 1:40pm

Ultima Online Enters The Stygian Abyss

Now in its twelfth year of operation, Ultima Online gears up for the Stygian Abyss expansion, which adds the game's largest dungeon and a new playable race - the gargoyle. » 4/29/09 11:20am 4/29/09 11:20am

Mark Jacobs - Saviour Of Britannia

Mythic's Mark Jacobs has revealed that Ultima Online was set to be axed by EA, but that he was able to persuade them to pump more money into relaunching the title. In a lengthy rant on the forums, Jacobs tackled recent criticism of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning » 10/20/08 6:20pm 10/20/08 6:20pm before going on to detail the many…