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Mon Macutay (GM Tristan), Marketing Manager for Level Up Philippines, on online games, MMORPGs, Gamer Babes, Level Up and Infotech. News, reviews and more!

Author: gmtristan

Richard Garriot Wants to go to the Moon

Posted by gmtristan Saturday October 6 2007 at 2:26PM
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Noted MMORPG designer and legend, Richard Garriot , known for Ultima Online (and now, Tabula Rasa) wants to make a lunar trip and is willing to spend $30 million for it.

Reuters reports that Garriot wants to follow in the footsteps of his dad, Owen Garriot - a former NASA astronaut who spent two months aboard the first U.S. space station 24 years ago.


ManJunk writes:

Come back to earth richard and fix your game.

Sat Oct 06 2007 4:22PM Report
darkerdays writes:

ManJunk..............that is so funny :)

Sat Oct 06 2007 6:31PM Report
megaflux writes:

he's going to the moon to get away from the turd-bomb that is his new game.

Sat Oct 06 2007 9:16PM Report
Sift writes:

We are paying to much for these games if he can afford that >>

Sat Oct 06 2007 11:00PM Report
silverq writes:

Uhm, there is nothing about the moon in the Reuters article. It's just about his trip to the ISS.

Sun Oct 07 2007 7:00AM Report
nakuma writes:

yeah i laughed at this. i agree come down you space cadet and finish fixing your game Richie!!

Sun Oct 07 2007 8:03AM Report
soulwynd writes:

Hopefully he will stay there too.

Okay, that was a really mean thing to say.

Sun Oct 07 2007 12:04PM Report
rogee14 writes:

"The Vienna, Virginia-based firm Space Adventures announced on Friday that it had arranged a trip for Garriott, who is the company's largest investor as well as a noted computer game developer...

..."My income in the computer gaming industry superseded my dad's income as an astronaut while I was in high school," said Garriott, who developed the Ultima series and co-founded the North American subsidiary of Korea's NCsoft Corp, the world's largest online game developer and publisher."


Sounds like he had plenty from his single player games, well before UO. Also seeing that he's the largest investor for 'Space Adventures' leads me to think of dividends and/or other forms of returns on his investment.

Sun Oct 07 2007 2:39PM Report
windstrike1 writes:

I heard NC soft offered to pay for a one way ticket.

Sun Oct 07 2007 6:11PM Report
gmtristan writes:

hehehe. What's with the moon? Google is offering also $30M for a project.

Wed Oct 10 2007 10:23AM Report writes:
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