October 23, 2001

Gamers making retro remakes

Author: JT Smith

From Wired News: "Fueled by nostalgia, fans of two classic games from the early days of computing are busy remaking them with slick 3-D
graphics.

In an industry where computer games have a shelf life of about four months, some fan loyalties can stretch for decades.

Such is the case for The Bard's Tale and Ultima, two classic games from the 1980s that fans are recreating with a
modern look and feel.

Trouble is, rights for the games are held by one of the biggest companies in the industry, Electronic Arts, which isn't too
happy about grassroots revivals."

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