Like us, you may have been wondering where former Origin general manager Neil Young has been these past couple years. He ran a bunch of stuff at OSI in the early days of Ultima Online and Wing Commander Prophecy and also got co-executive producer billing for the Movie. He was also the guy that got us into the premiere. Well now he's leading the new EA game Majestic. If you haven't heard of it, it's a new type of "online game" for those looking for a little bit of mystery and excitement in their lives. Instead of playing a conventional program, you input your email address, messenger address, phone number, fax number and so on into the system, and over the course of days, weeks and months a conspiracy unfolds around you in "real life." Half of me thinks they won't be able to pull off a truly engrossing experience.. and the other half is real spooked that they actually might. You can find more here.
And since Majestic keeps track of everything you do, the experience becomes more and more tailored to you as you keep playing. “A character in the game might ask me the name of my wife. A few months later I might get a call saying, ‘Neil, if you don’t stop snooping, you might find Laurie in a pool of blood’.” Not for the faint of heart.Good golly.