Welcome to the new Week Ahead special edition 2.0. To be perfectly honest I'm tired of slogging through EB's release list and retyping it here for your amusement. Back when we started Elysium and I promised ourselves that if something we were doing started to feel like work we'd drop it.

ROMs: A Different Take

Over at GameBunker, an editorial asks the question, ROMS: Are they wrong? Or Misunderstood? The article consists of 6 different editors, each with their own viewpoint, discussing the issue in short little editorials.

Daily Elysium: Raph Koster's Busy Day

It's kind of a spectator sport, the launching of a new MMORPG.  You could grab a big tub of popcorn, put your feet up, and watch from afar as servers, developers, and customers all stand briefly to be counted and then topple to the shifting ground flailing about in a desperate wriggle to stand tall again.  It's just not a good MMORPG launch unless a few thousand disillusioned gamers thre

Return of the King Poster

Welcome to Friday, I'm heading out of town for the day but I couldn't resist posting the first Return of the King poster before I go. The Lord of the Rings trilogy has been a wild ride and I can't wait for the final part this winter! Let's just hope Peter Jackson doesn't decide to do some lame prequels in 20 years..

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Introducing designer potions for her. Let's face it, male magic users and female magic users are not the same, despite the similar stats they have in most games. That's why we have developed specially formulated potions that are not only mega powerful, but pH balanced for the fairer sex.I dunno.

Second Opinion: In The Zone

When you've got a community of intelligent and thoughtful gamers like we've got, you've no choice but to try and exploit them for your own gratification.  Which is the inspiration for Second Opinion, where we'll invite our more active, willing, and verbose forum members to take center stage and let us know what they think about some of gaming's many topics.  We open today,

Gothic II First Impressions

With Morrowind out of the way IÂ've finally had a chance to dive into my copy of Gothic II. The North American release isnÂ't until October but you can get the UK version from GoGamer right here for the low low price of $37.90 US. After about eight hours of play Gothic II reminds me a lot of Divine Divinity in some ways.
Gamers With Jobs went online the afternoon of January 8th, and I'll tell you this: before anyone else visited it looked significantly different.  Staring at a blankly formatted page with a few sentences tossed randomly about, Certis and I wondered what we could possibly add to the gaming community.  As we fiddled about in our newly created virtual playground struggling for a coherent format,

So, Like, What's Up With Sway?

Okay, guys, I have something to admit. I don't know if I'm saying this in an attempt to receive some sort of support, or ridicule, or just to get this off my conscience. See, I don't play games anymore. I know that statement probably doesn't even compute for you.
MMOs are all the rage lately, with several new games announced every month.  All kinds of developers have jumped on the bandwagon, from titan Verant to tiny 5 person teams like Gravity Corporation, developers of Ragnarok Online.  With the rush of all these unknown players to the market, there were bound to be some bugs here and there.