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Bless Me, Ultima
This honest, earnest, and naturalistic kids’ story about growing up Mexican-American in 1940s New Mexico is based on the popular book.
"...The independent film Bless Me, Ultima is based on the most widely read and bestselling..."

Feb. 22, 2013 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Ultima Fans
Photos by Bruce Dye
"...Origin Systems hosted the first annual fan convention for Ultima Online at the Austin Convention Center. Since its debut..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Screens Feature by Sarah Hepola

The Ultima Fans
Photos by Bruce Dye
"...including medieval singing and battle demonstrations -- at the Ultima convention. "We try to re-enact periods between the fall..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Screens Feature

The Ultima Fans
Photos by Bruce Dye
"...systems analyst from Dallas. In 37 months of playing Ultima Online, McDonald has created the valiant Darius -- a..."

Nov. 17, 2000 Screens Feature

The Ultima Fans
Photos by Bruce Dye

Nov. 17, 2000 Screens Feature

The Ultima Fans
Photos by Bruce Dye

Nov. 17, 2000 Screens Feature

The Ultima Fans
Photos by Bruce Dye

Nov. 17, 2000 Screens Feature

The Ultima Fans
Photos by Bruce Dye

Nov. 17, 2000 Screens Feature

Dungeons and Draggin's
My Short Vacation in Sunny Brittania
"...people keep coming back to Brittania. This is Origin's Ultima Online, rated Mature, 17+, for animated blood, gore, and..."

March 6, 1998 Screens Feature by Jon Lebkowsky

Controlling Their Own Destiny
So many questions for the gaming industry, so many Austin game developers to answer them
"...dropped by the wayside after the release of Sony's ultimately more popular Playstation in the mid-Nineties. It was a..."

Nov. 19, 2004 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Local Gaming News
Do you want the bad news or the bad news first?
"...himself was one of the investors. If a new Ultima game is more exciting than $7 million to you..."

July 20, 2012 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Local Games Are Crazy for Crowdfunding
Three local games push crowdfunding to another level
"...in outer space, he was the creator of the Ultima series of adventure games. Ultima Online hit prehistoric modems..."

May 1, 2015 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Ultima Thule
"...Ultima Thuleby Davis McCombs..."

Aug. 4, 2000 Books Review by Craig Arnold

Richard Garriott
Ready for a Few More Rounds
"...With the release of Ultima IV Quest of the Avatar in 1985, Garriott sliced..."

March 3, 2000 Screens Feature by Lindsey Simon

Boo-ya!
Let the Summer Games Begin …
"...Ultima Online III: Third DawnElectronic Arts/Origin Systems..."

June 8, 2001 Screens Feature by Lindsey Simon

Why Wall Street Is Betting on Austin's Multimedia That Magic Touch
"...been around a while in the form of the Ultima series by Origin Systems. But game companies say they're..."

March 5, 1999 Screens Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

What's on the Gaming Boards
Gearing up for 1998 Titles
"...What's up for some of Austin's gaming companies in..."

March 6, 1998 Screens Feature by Kayte VanScoy

Great Gifts for the Digerati
Computer Fun for Under $100
"...TrackMan Marble is among the front runners for trackballs. Ultima Online from Origin Systems is a visually compelling game..."

Dec. 19, 1997 Screens Feature by John Avignone

Geeks Get Paid
What's cool about gaming? Apparently, everything.
"...his first game in 1980, is creator of the Ultima Online series; currently executive producer at NCsoft, he's recognized..."

March 5, 2004 Screens Feature by Courtney Fitzgerald

Festival Screenings
"...ghost of the pawnbroker comes back to haunt them. Ultimately, the villagers suffer for their sins and plan a..."

April 24, 1998 Screens Feature

Technomancers
Computer Gaming Gurus at SXSW Interactive
"...the Convention Center in downtown Austin. But to play Ultima Online or Quake II? Here, take this straw and..."

March 6, 1998 Screens Feature by Allen Varney

Seeing the Fusebox Festival Without Reservations
Tickets to some shows have been snapped up, but there’s still plenty of electric Fusebox action available
"...large abstract paintings; Alyssa Taylor Wendt and Kate Csillagi's "Ultima Thule," which takes us to the extreme limit of..."

April 12, 2019 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Top 10 Local Video Games
A horse-woman of the apocalypse and floppy fighting animals top Austin's offerings
"...waiting patiently since the 20th century for a new Ultima, then this was a good year for you ......"

Dec. 28, 2018 Screens Feature by James Renovitch

Local Games for Your Mobile Devices
Lowlander II and Flipping Legend keep your phones busy
"...on the visuals and tone of the all-time classic Ultima series. You control a little player character drawn in..."

June 26, 2017 Screens Post by Tucker Whatley

Local Gaming Kickstarters
What. You're too busy to support the scene?
"...comparison. Regardless, Garriott is going back to his roots: Ultima. The word Ultima isn't in the title but with..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Post by James Renovitch

Man on a Mission: Richard Garriott's Road to the Stars
This film is a behind-the-scenes document of Richard Garriott's quest to be the first second-generation astronaut in space and the actual journey.
"...high school and later become the architect of the Ultima franchise – is that of a serious self-starter. But..."

Jan. 20, 2012 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

News/Print
"...Horses. Past selections have been Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima and Austinite Louis Sachar's Holes. All the Pretty Horses..."

May 21, 2004 Books Column by Shawn Badgley

One City, Three Books
Austin's become a popular place for public reading programs.
"...annual read-a-thon in Austin is Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima (1972). The mayor then read from a press release..."

April 19, 2002 Books Feature by Clay Smith

It's All in the Game
"...every turn of the wheel. This game delivers the ultimate driving experience, but it also requires a supercharged processor..."

Dec. 18, 1998 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

The Game Report
What's on the Boards With Austin's Game Companies
"...explode. If you haven't heard of the company's impending Ultima Online, then you may have been hiding under the..."

May 30, 1997 Screens Feature by Marcel Meyer

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