Gamer Profile: Richard Garriott

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Richard Garriott
Video game developer

Richard Garriott de Cayeux is an English-American video game developer and entrepreneur. He is also known as his alter egos Lord British in Ultima and General British in Tabula Rasa.
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Born: July 4, 1961 (age 56), Cambridge, United Kingdom
Spouse: Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux (m. 2011)
Books: The Sword of Midras: A Shroud of the Avatar Novel, MORE
Movies: Richard Garriott: Man on a Mission, Apogee of Fear
Nationality: American, British

Favorite Classic Game(s): PC: Myst, C&C1, BF1942, MoH;

Additional Favorite Games:

PlayStation 2: PaRappa the Rappa

iOS: Spyder, PvZ1, A Dark Room, Kingdom Rush, The Creeps, Monument Valley 1&2, Old Man

Myst

Command and Conqure

The Creeos

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The E3 2014 Show

The Obsolete Gamer Show: The E3 2014 Show

So what does one do when you know that there will be hundreds of people covering E3 2014 with video streams, professional hosts and a media team the size of a football roster? You enjoy the show and talk to the people you really want to meet.

borderlands panel at e3 2014

Obsolete Gamer has never been about trying to be like anyone else or outdoing anyone else. We are about enjoying gaming and we wanted to enjoy our time at E3 2014 and we certainly did that. Now we did sit down with a lot of gaming companies and get a lot of information on upcoming games such as World of Warships, the Boarderlands Pre-Sequel and Batman and we will be posting and talking about that in the days to come.

However, we really wanted to see some of the guests we’ve had on the Obsolete Gamer Show in person as well as meet some we have always wanted to have on and we did that as well. We combined that with seeking out games we were really looking forward to such as Star Citizen and Shroud of the Avatar.

So in the special episode of the Obsolete Gamer show you will get to see some footage we took during our time at E3 2014 and special interviews with, 2-Time Guinness World Record Holder Carrie Swidecki, Video Game Personality, Patrick Scott Patterson, Professional Gamer and entrepreneur, Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, a very special interview with Lord British, Richard Garriott on his upcoming gaming Shroud of the Avatar interviewed by Video Game Scoreboard’s own Grace Snoke and finally a panel interview with Ashley Burch voice of Tiny Tina, Dameon Clarke voice of Handsome Jack and David Eddings voice of Claptrap.

Now as we always do we visited the retro museum area and got some great video of the classic consoles and computers, toys and accessories there as well. So I hope you enjoy the show and keep checking Obsolete Gamer and our YouTube channel as we will be adding more videos from E3 and our Facebook and Google Plus page as we will be adding pictures as well.

Free Stuff: Ultima V: Revisited

Ultima V - Gameplay Screenshot
Richard Garriott‘s Ultima V (this is indeed a 5) is an ultra classic, albeit dated, RPG. One of the rare gems of the late 80s and one of the first PC games I (or anyone else for that matter) ever enjoyed, in the long forgotten era of CGA graphic cards and 8088 based PCs. Contemporary and especially younger gamers would never be able to understand how grand such a game could feel, even though they would surely appreciate Ultima V: Lazarus.
Ultima V - Gameplay Screenshot 2

 

Ultima V: Lazarus is a 500+Mb total conversion mod based on the Dungeon Siege engine, created by the (aptly named) Lazarus Team. Not only an impressive audiovisual update, but also an expansion and overall enhancement of the original, Ultima V: Lazarus is a must-download for every (Computer)RPG connoisseur. Download it from the official site.