Archeological Dig Unearths Worst Game Ever

[NoImgStyle][/NoImgStyle]They sifted through the mounds of dirt and trash, digging through the debris of decades. At one point, the heavy equipment stops and men scurry into the fray with shovels, then hand trowels. There is a sense of anticipation from the 200 gathered people, a buzz of excitement. Then, after …

Earthlock: Former UO Counselor Kickstarts Multi-Platform RPG

OSLO, NORWAY–Snowcastle Games’ Earthlock: Festival of Magic is generating considerable buzz in the RPG community due to its compelling storyline, unique mechanics, and alluring aesthetics. Set in a world of machines and magic, this multi-platform, turn-based RPG promises several intriguing features, including: Rich, non-linear story Turn-based combat (No Active Time Battle) …

The Syndicate Achieves New Record

[NoImgStyle][/NoImgStyle]The Syndicate was just awarded a new Guinness World Record for “continuous operation” as an Online Gaming Guild.  The new record reads “With a documented history stretching back to at least February 1996, The Syndicate (www.LLTS.org) is the longest-running online guild, with 17 years, 8 months, and 26 days of …

State of UO: Ultima Online Devs Hangout with Stratics!

The Ultima Online development team is scheduled to appear in a live Google hangout with Stratics staff members on Thursday to discuss the “State of UO.” This will be the team’s first public address since operation of the title was transferred to Broadsword Online Games last month. During the live …

Stratics Board Approves Facebook Acquisition

To Stratics Readers: I’m writing to inform you that Stratics’ Board of Directors has approved an agreement to allow the network to be acquired by the social networking site Facebook. This announcement comes with a mixture of sadness and optimism. As you know, Stratics volunteers, like myself, have been investing …

Shards Online: Q&A With Citadel Studios

Stratics has a long history with Tim “Draconi” Cotten and Derek “Supreem” Brinkmann as current Stratics VIP forum members and co-founders of Citadel Studios, the studio behind the exciting development of Shards Online. The Ultima Online community will always have fond memories of their contributions with past expansions and publishes …

[FLASH] Kickstarter Security Notice

[NoImgStyle][/NoImgStyle]Yes, we want your attention! Anyone who has contributed via KickStarter to various projects like Shroud of the Avatar, StarCitizen, or something a bit more tangible, it is strongly suggested that you check your email for a very important announcement and go update your KickStarter credentials! We are not kidding folks, …