Xbox Live Ramping Up

Thanks to Pureboy for letting me know that there have been three new maps released over Xbox Live for Mech Assault. Two for deathmatch and one for the ever-popular CTF game type. As an Xbox Live subscriber it seems like there hasn't been much I've really wanted to play after Mech Assault ran its course.
Ok, I was finishing up this bit of news when my browser crashed so let's pretend I just wrote a slew of witty and insightful things. The new Raven Shield patch is out and you can get it from Ubi Soft's FTP site here.
Sony has launched the official site for the Lost Dungeons of Norrath Everquest expansion pack today. Included is some info about the upcoming game along with concept art and a few in-game screens. Since the official site's screenshots aren't working at the moment you can hit the image below and check them out in our very own gallery.Read on for the full feature list.

Rumor Mill: Ultima X?

While I was over at Blue's stealing his newspaper I noticed that the Ultima Stratics forums contain a supposed image from a development demo of Ultima X. There have been rumors for a while now that say EA is working on the next Ultima game without Richard Garriot at the helm for obvious reasons. Will fans come slinking back for a new game in the venerable Ultima series?
There has been a surprising amount of bumbling going on over the patch process at Big Huge Games. Late last week the long awaited 1.02 patch was finally released over RON's terrible Gamespy interface. A ton of people had issues pulling the patch down (just like the last one) and a few had to completely re-install the game.
The week we have a few games that may or may not be worth buying, namely RTX Redrock and Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter. Based on the preview coverage I've seen so far I'd hold off on spending your cash and waiting for some reviews to hit the stands.I've got a question for you people.
One of my favorite pastimes is ridiculing things, in fact it's by far my favorite pastime.  Nothing beats an afternoon of watching TV and yelling at people in Law and Order who try to mess with Jack McCoy.  My roommates and I usually treat it like a sporting event, "You can't win, don't bring that all up in McCoy's face! BOOYAH!

Unintentionally Decaffeinated

Today's comic isn't so much about games as it is about my process of drawing comics. Artists, writers, and probably any creative types have muses who inspire them to...well...create. The Muses were the nine greek goddesses in charge of the arts - Zeus's daughters to be specific. The Shrike was the muse of the poet in Hyperion. My coffee maker is my muse.

Pay Attention! Savage

Reading any of the major game sites on a daily basis means you're exposed to hundreds of games over the course of a year. On these news dumps a title has mere seconds to grab your attention before you flit away to the next story on the list.
Today's Daily Elysium will be the shortest one ever.  Or, at least that was the idea when I conceived the article, but of course, that will probably prove to be different from the reality of the final product.  So, at the end, when the article has yawned itself into a complexity I couldn't realize from the start, will I have to explain myself, explain why I couldn't fulfill the prom