As the video game world transitions into a new console cycle, it's time to once again see which format fans would be most excited about. It's a good bet that PC would win if it were an option, but this question asks about all the other systems. EA is known for major AAA titles spanning multiple platforms, but our experience over the last generation shows that some intriguing possibilities exist for niche games. EA Replay was released for the original Sony PSP in 2006, and Wing Commander Arena graced the XBox Live Arcade in 2007. The Playstation 3 even got a downloadable version of Wing Commander 4 in 2009. Where would you like to see Wing Commander pop up next?
We last ran this poll in 2006, and it's fun to see how the choices have changed since then:
Our annual birthday poll results were also interesting this year! (to us, at least!) The 1999 (and combined 2000) option got the most votes. Apparently growing internet availability and the WC Movie brought in a lot of new faces, because that year also won in 2002, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011. In the mid 2000s, "1 year or less," took the top spot. In the last few years, WCHS in 1996 and the CIC's grand opening in 1998 even each took a turn. The overall profile of the results curve hasn't change too much over time, which is a good thing - we're still bringing in new Wingnuts every year!
Electronic Arts and Mythic Studios have released the Origin classic Ultima IV Quest of the Avatar for free on iOS. The game is an accurate replica of the original 1985 Commodore 64 version of the game. Everything about it is free and there are no in-game purchases - it just serves as a great advertisement for their modern remake, Ultima Forever. Bonus items that shipped with the original game, including the reference card, history book, map and other items are included as digital items. There are also in-game help guides and improved savegame options. You can download the game in the App Store.
ABOUT 'ULTIMA IV: C64'
Download one of Western RPG's beloved classics and experience the ground-breaking game that cemented the Ultima™ series' legend firsthand.
'Ultima IV: C64' is a near 100% replica of the original version developed by Origin Systems in 1985, available free of charge - courtesy of Mythic studios - utilizing Elite System's C64: Elite Collection technology.
SET FORTH ON GRAND ADVENTURES
The evil triad of Mondain, Minax, and the hellspawn Exodus has been vanquished but evil yet abounds, in isolated pockets and in the hearts of men. A new age awaits the coming of one who can conquer evil through mastery of both magic and the use of force. Daemons, dragons, and long-dead wizards plague the countryside and must be destroyed.
EXPERIENCE A MILESTONE IN COMPUTER GAMING
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GOOD?
Ultima IV challenges not only your physical and mental skills, but the true fabric of your moral character, breaking traditional "kill the bad guy to save the world" clichés.
BATTLE ENEMIES IN STRATEGIC COMBAT
The seeker on the path of the Avatar will face hostile groups composed of mixed enemy types and will survive such encounters only by strategic use of weapons and terrain. Earthly victories over seemingly impossible odds lead to the final conflict, where the ultimate challenge awaits.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME THE AVATAR?