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

With this MAG I thee wed

I saw this over on Slashdot Games and am struggling for words (no, not really, read on). Apparently Phantasy Star Online users, not content with cohabitation and fighting bosses together, will now be able to marry each other in a specially designed lobby. The new lobby will be decorated as a wedding chapel complete with Wedding March theme music.
Boomtown has posted proof that the recently released "free" Wolfenstein map downloaded from Xbox Live was in fact nothing more than a tiny file to unlock a map already on the disc. Not only that, there are also two more map files on the game waiting to unlocked as Xbox Live subscriber content.

Riftrunner Announced

Larian Studios, makers of the excellent Divine Divinity RPG, has sent word that they have a new project in the works. Due to be released in Q4 of this year, Riftrunner will take place in the established world of Divinty and feature an interesting twist.You are a servant of the Divine - scourge of necromancers and sorcerers alike.
Elysium and I have finally managed to get a review of Rise of Nation's multiplayer out the door. We apologize for the delay but we were waiting on a patch from Big Huge Games that has yet to materialize. Despite the lack of a patch the Conference Call must go on!
No, I'm not talking about the abysmal movie with Gary Sinise and Tim Robbins.  I'm talking about the real deal.It's strange the things I find myself emotionally attached to.  I think as gamers, technophiles, geeks, and non-geeks with latent nerd tendencies, we probably all hide a secret connection to something inanimate or fictional that we don't generally talk about in public.
I've spent the past couple of weeks meandering through David Kushner's exploration of the rise of id software and fall of John Romero (among others) titled Masters of Doom: How Two guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture.  A book primarily of interest only to gamers, and somewhat devout ones at that, Kushner's book is a clean and steady piece of reportage that paints a co


Welcome to release filler week. All we have are some low budget PC games and Tetris Online for the Xbox to keep us company. Next week however, will be another story! Hooo wee! On the DVD front Tears of the Sun will be released along with the complete fourth season of Buffy.

Video Game Museum

As I just saw over on Evil Avatar, there's a site out there that archives all kinds of information about video games for almost every system. The Video Game Museum has system specs for almost any console, scans of cartridges, screenshots from games and even screenshots for endings of every game.
Micheal Lasky, writer for just got back from a stay in the Hotel Room of the Future.