Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, wasn't a great game, but it deserved allot better than it got. The PC version was lucky to see a store shelf, the developers closed shop before it was even released. Still, it's not a bad way to kill a weekend.
Undying really was a good game and it didn't get any love either. It was Clive Barker's, but a comparison to Lovecraft wouldn't be inappropriate.
I'm don't think these guys know what they are talking about. U9 ran 'OK' on Glide, it was the directx version that was unplayable. And there were no sequels attempted or planned, 9 was always meant to be the final Ultima. (There were 2 aborted sequels to Ultima Online, but not the Ultima series)
Yeah, Anarchy Online should be on the list and the top spot should have been Vanguard, duh.
I'm still not buying it 'till I've played it. Does anyone really think the machines used to generate all those gorgeous screen shots were spec'd at minimum/recommended levels? (And just supposing they were, what was the frame rate?)
This conviction was a good start, now its time to rescind the law that allowed this type of grifting to happen in the first place - the Dietary Supplement Act of 1992.
What this law did was remove all requirements for truth in advertising for anything that could be labeled a dietary supplement. It was primarily designed to allow herb peddlers to make whatever claims they wished about the effects of their products. You notice that the criminal conviction wasn't for making false claims about the efficacy of their product, but for their billing irregularities. This is not just about playing on male insecurities over penis size either; the law also allows the promotion of all those weight loss treatments. Like the one that not only makes you lose weight but also acts as an anti-depressant. Or how about bodyfat, got too much of that?
Of course if they did rescind the law - dozens of cable television networks would likely go broke.
In the end, all this effort (if you can call it that) will amount to one thing. Stopping piracy. PCGA = RIAA = MPAA. And when you consider that the best these asswipes are going to offer are shitty MMO's and shitty console ports, it may be time to just throw in the towel. It sure as hell isn't worth another round of hardware upgrades to get a machine to match what ever specification this group proposes. (The hardware guys will have to get something out of this too.)