Role-playing computer franchises like Diablo and Ultima Online
, which a decade ago were popular with a much smaller, nerdier subset of the population, have gone online and mainstream.
EA said that beta testers for Stygian Abyss, an upcoming expansion to the Ultima Online
MMORPG, will have the chance to experience the playable Gargoyle race before anyone else.
Along with Ultima Online
, the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) presented PC adventurers with an ever-changing world to explore, filled with endless possibilities and memorable encounters.
The book reprints excerpts from an article on vigilante justice in Ultima Online
(a multi-player online game) and a compilation of legal resources in Second Life (a role play virtual world).
as World of Warcraft, EverQuest, Ultima Online
A few years ago, for example, an Oklahoma man plunked down $750 for a nine-room stone house in a quaint seaside village--quite a deal, except that it was a virtual house that existed only in the Internet fantasy game Ultima Online
was the first game where gold was sold.
It's been five years since Ultima Online
, the first massively multiplayer online game, arrived and began shifting the vidgame business from something like a book publisher to something like a cable system.
Third Dawn is the latest upgrade to the highly successful Ultima Online
(UO) game, which currently boasts more than 200,000 active subscribers.
Mythic Entertainment, a studio of Electronic Arts Inc (EA) (Nasdaq:ERTS), an interactive, entertainment software company, on Wednesday (29 April) officially announced a new video game, Ultima Online
: Stygian Abyss, an expansion to the MMORPG Ultima Online