u5.jpg Just a little tidbit, here, but you may have heard that Electronic Arts has been added to recent press releases as another of the publisher licensees for the recently launched GameTap subscription gaming service from Turner - though EA doesn't have any games live on the service right now.

Well, we note that a recent Dean Takahashi weblog post over at the San Jose Mercury News confirms online rumors that early iterations of Richard Garriott's classic Ultima series will be appearing on GameTap in the near future - Takahashi comments: "Big companies such as Electronic Arts have joined. That's why Gametap will soon post Ultima 1-6."

This is definitely good news for Lord British fans, and continues GameTap's intriguing drive to make classic games available officially, albeit with a 'rental' business plan. How about M.U.L.E. next, guys?