How many IPs can Paul Barnett bury?

When Paul ‘bears bears bears’ Barnett says the following:

“We don’t put silly glass walls up, and we don’t keep poking you for cash; we just leave you alone,”

we can safely assume Ultima Forever is going to come into your house and rape you IRL until you pay up, right?

Edit: Damnit should have kept reading before posting.

And how does BioWare think classic Ultima fans will respond to a new, casual-focused take on their favorite universe?

In other words, are you going to rape the IP with F2P trash? Bears boy says no.

And then says this:

supplemented by the sale of fluff like golden galleons, bigger hot air balloons, and so on.

Yup, one of my fondest memories of Ultima on the C64 was flying around Britania in a giant hot air balloon, skydiving off it, and landing on my golden galleon to have a tea party with Lord British and Blackthorn…

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18 Responses to How many IPs can Paul Barnett bury?

  1. Did you miss the bit about “trademark BioWare storytelling?”

    I think that means there is going to be a wheel interface to give the illusion of choice but which will really just indicate how to optimize your responses to ensure you get the reward you want.

    • SynCaine says:

      There is literally a joke to be made in every line of that piece.

      • Rebecca says:

        I clicked reply half thinking it was a “like” button. Needless to say, I agree.

      • Lyss says:

        I could not read that without heavy nerdrage. Theres nothing funny about statements like the one with the fucking Ipad. what angered me the most was the statement where he compared the bioware storyguys (and one very stupid woman) to nolan.

        Its like comparing bram stoker to stepheni meyer.

  2. bonedead says:

    Man I’m gonna have the best fuckin hot air ballons, shit I’ll build a city if I can.

  3. coppertopper says:

    Its hilarious how most of the comments on Massively are posters saying how big of a mistake EA is making using PB as their public voice.

  4. Shadow says:

    Also, this game exists, it’s called Spiral Knights (more or less).

  5. Derrick says:

    I love Ultima. 4, 5, and 6 were my favorite RPG’s of all time.

    I look at this news not with anticipation and glee, as I would have in the past, but instead with dread and foreboding. I just can’t imagine a world where EA can be involved in remaking a classic IP without doing unspeakably horrible things to it. Thing like what Lucas and Speilberg did to Indiana Jones, except horrendously worse.

    When I heard this announcement, I cried a little.

  6. Dusty Lens says:

    My Ultima experience began with skimming coins from the corpse of a man killed by an exploding box at the Moonglow bank. It ended when they decided that the halcyon wild west days of the first years should be culled in favor of allowing players to opt out of pvp.

    I’m really not sure they’ll be of a mind to build that first game again.

  7. theerivs says:

    I think it’s time we screwed over other awesome games from our youth…Bards Tale MMO?

  8. Paragus says:

    I can’t believe Paul Barnett still has a job in this industry after the waste he has layed to so many games, all while jobs that get lost are by people far less deserving of being in the unemployment line.

  9. The dark apostle says:

    You sir are retarded

  10. TheJexster says:

    Howdid this guy keep his job after WAR

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