Richard Garriott Interview

Gamespy has posted an interview with Richard Garriot talking about his break with EA, his development of Lineage II and how he came to NC Soft in the first place. Hey look, they he even talks about Ultima 9!So, Ultima 9, throughout its development, was the bastard child of Electronic Arts and suffered from that lack of support. But we persevered anyway, and I think it came out pretty well.

The Week Ahead

Break out the party hats kids, it's Monday! This week we have quite a few PS2 games on the way while only a few Xbox and GC titles limp out the gate. C&C Generals and yet another Ultima Online expansion is all we have coming out for the PC.Read on for the full list!

Sega Sports Drops Nintendo

Just caught this item over at voodoo extreme.  Looks like Sega won't be producing their outstanding series of sports titles for the Gamecube any longer, though they will continue to produce other games including future Sonic titles for the Nintendo System.  Read on for specifics.

George Lucas Hates You!

In what I can only term a classic Lucas decision, Harry at AICN is reporting that at a recent public Q&A it was revealed that the original, unenhanced Star Wars trilogy will _never_ be released on DVD.  Though there's no clarification as to exactly what we will see on DVD for the original trilogy, I'd wager we will be treated only to the Jabbarific Special Edition.  Naturally, th
Apparently with the rabid pre-order ferocity of potential Harry Potter readers, Scholastic Children's Books decided that the only thing better than making a helluva lot of money, is to make even more.  Thus, one of the many records Harry Potter and The Order of The Pheonix is set to break is one for Most Expensive Children's Book.  Scholastic announced Thursday that Potter would hit the

Freelancer Gold

Digital Anvil's six year masterpiece has finally gone gold according to Lancers Reactor. No ship date or anything yet but EB has it listed for March 6th. Here is the little note from Digital Anvil:Freelancer was released to manufacturer today @ 4:00pm CST. One day ahead of schedule.
If you talk about impending Massively Multiplayer Games, then inevitably youÂ've got to talk about one of the Big 2: Star Wars Galaxies and World of Warcraft.
Never one to shy away from tooting their own horn, Mythic Entertainment today announced that the Dark Age of Camelot expansion pack, Shrouded Isles, landed at number 15 of the top selling games of December putting it well ahead of games like Asheron's Call 2, and the much ballyhooed The Sims Online.  The press release, which I noticed over at Gamespy Daily, goes on to give some of the raw num

Television's Warm Glowing Warming Glow.

Call it filler material on a slow news day when I don't have some half-cocked, poorly thought out opinion to spout if you must.  Actually, that's pretty accurate.  Anyway, I noticed this link over at Slashdot.  It seems Entertainment Weekly has taken the time to celebrate the twenty-five best episodes, and single worst episode, of everyone's favorite show, The Simpsons.  Interesting

Unreal *Yawn*

Unreal 2’s release shows us almost to the letter what the average formula game is all about. We have the standard run and gun game play, improved graphics, a few small innovations pulled from other titles and of course seven mysterious artifacts which combined make the ultimate weapon. There must be a game cook book out there we don’t know about.