Designer Warren Spector is now studio director at OtherSide Entertainment, who are currently working on System Shock 3 and Underworld Ascendent. This is a bit of a coming home party for Spector, who worked on the older Ultima Underworld and System Shock games.

Want to take classes from Professor Warren Spector? The University of Texas has created the Denius-Sams Gaming Academy. Spector will guide its curriculum and Paul Sams, Blizzard's chief operating officer, is also an instructor. Admitted students pay no tuition and get a $10,000 stipend.