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35 Years Of Influence – A Look Back at Origin Systems, Creators of Ultima and More

There was a whole lot going on in the world of computers and games in the years leading up to the founding of Origin Systems in 1983. It was the…

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Underworld Ascendant’s Failures Are Part of The Fun

While I’m familiar with the Ultima’s place in the video game canon, as well as the history of the immersive sim, Underworld Ascendant has not been on my radar. Computer RPGs are…

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Warren Spector Shocks Industry by Returning for System Shock

Famed developer and educator Warren Spector has returned to game development. Today Spector, 60, announced on twitter that would be working with OtherSide Entertainment, a company formed by Paul Neurath in…

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Underworld Ascendant Releases Prototype to Backers

Recently, OtherSide Entertainment has been in the news for another announcement they made, that they are working on System Shock 3. However in that hoopla, what may be forgotten is that…

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Underworld Ascendant’s Kickstarter Begins

There are few RPG franchises that are both as venerated and little known to the wider gaming audience than the Ultima Underworld series. Despite it’s now relative anonymity, the Ultima Underworld series has…