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Wednesday, 18 July 2012 16:01

Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar'

EA and Bioware return to Britannia in new free-to-play RPG

FAIRFAX, Va. BioWare, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., recently announced 'Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar.' Expanding the legendary Ultima franchise, 'Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar' combines accessible action RPG gameplay with trademark BioWare storytelling, immersing both longtime fans and new gamers into the deep and engaging world of Britannia. 'Ultima Forever: Quest for the Avatar' will be available on both the iPad and PC later this year, with fully integrated, cross-platform play so gamers can experience all of the rich and deep RPG elements with friends, wherever and whenever they choose to play.

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Thursday, 08 March 2012 12:33

It's Massively Effective!

Their world, our decisions

I am forever chunnering on about games needing to allow you to carve your own story into the history of a particular universe. Static, fixed storylines tend to drive me insane, not because they're not well-written or paced particularly well, but because I'm a recovering narcissist, and I still feel that everything in the digital space should revolve around me and what I'm doing in that specific place. Maybe it's all of the choose-your-own-adventure books that I read as a kid, but I strongly feel that one of the new standards that should be included in any story-driven game is the ability to make decisions that carry some sort of weight in the universe you're exploring.

So in the middle of this creative tantrum that dictates my demands to the gaming industry as a whole, I realized that these games already exist, and I just happen to be playing through them again as the third game approaches with incredible haste.

The series? Mass Effect. The game? The second Mass Effect. Unnecessary buildup to an unremarkable subject? Complete.

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