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Garriot back-pedals on “Most game designers just really suck” comment

Shroud of the Avatar developer Richard Garriot has explained that he wasn’t trying to ‘toot his own horn’ when he recently said that “most game designers just really suck”.

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Richard Garriot headlines

  • Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter hits target, Garriott adds stretch goals

    Richard Garriot’s Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter campaign has succeeded, making $1,025,824 of its of $1,000,000 goal with 19 days left spare. The developer has now added stretch goals into the mix.

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  • Richard Garriott to deliver Quo Vadis '13 keynote

    Shroud of the Avatar creator Richard Garriot will deliver a keynote speech at Quo Vadis ’13, one of Europe’s biggest game conferences. The event takes place between 23-25 April in Cafe Moskau, Berlin.

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  • Richard Garriot's new social game is a "spritual successor" to past work

    Richard Garriott, creator of the popular RPG series Ultima, claims that his new social gaming project can be viewed as a spritual successor to his previous works.

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  • EA denies Garriott's claims of new Ultima

    Old school gamers around the world felt a chill run up their spine a few days ago as Richard Garriott made comments that indicated he was in high-level talks with EA to revive the Ultima franchise. However, that may not be the case.

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  • Tabula Rasa to get FPS view

    According to this Tabula Rasa dev update, the MMO is going to get an FPS view. It doesn’t say when the feature’s going to be added, but there are some screens there to prove it’s real. Astonishing. Take a look. Thanks, MaxConsole.

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  • Tabula Rasa isn't screwed, says NCsoft

    Talking to Eurogamer, NCSoft has rebutted recent talk that Richard Garriot’s MMO Tabula Rasa is in dire straights. “Tabula Rasa has a dedicated player base, which is growing month on month,” said NCsoft Europe’s David Blundell. “Tabula Rasa offers players a different kind of MMO experience, enhancing our portfolio of game titles. The game play […]

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  • Tabula Rasa "financial disaster", says Korean Times

    According to this, Korean journalist Cho Jin-seo has published a piece in the Korean Times about Tabula Rasa, saying that “some downsizing in Austin is inevitable” after the game has “has proven to be a financial disaster”. “NCsoft CFO Lee Jae-ho did state that some downsizing in Austin is inevitable. But he also indicated in […]

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  • NCSoft shows steady growth as Tabula Rasa takes over $5 million

    NCSoft’s just reported full year 2007 results, showing sales of $355.1 million and an operating profit of $53.3 million. Although the company saw its sales drop 3 percent year over year, operating profit, pre-tax profit, and net profit increased 14 percent, 24 percent and 18 percent, respectively. The report reveals that Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa […]

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  • Next Tabula Rasa update to include "eagerly awaited" spy class features

    The next major content update for Tabula Rasa is to include “eagerly awaited” features for the MMO’s spy class, lead designer Paul Sage has told VG247. “The team is working on many varied projects; our release schedule for new content is at about every three weeks right now,” said Sage. “I would say the team’s […]

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  • Garriott "busy" with "several months" of Russian space training

    Richard Garriott – most recently the development lead for MMO Tabula Rasa – is currently training in Star City, a highly restricted facility just outside Moscow, where cosmonauts have been trained since the 60s. “Richard is currently in Russia, training for his flight later in the year, when he will be travelling to the International […]

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  • Hybrids enter Tabula Rasa - trailer

    Look. There they are. The latest update for Richard Garriot’s sci-fi MMO was announced a few days ago, but we didn’t report it because we couldn’t get this stupid video to work. But now we can. According to the press release: “There are three human-alien hybrids; taking the best characteristics of the Forean, Brann, Thrax […]

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