Port Royale 2 Announced

Ascaron dropped a little note that they today officially announced Port Royale 2. No real surprise since the title was already known to be in the development. However, they also launched a German teaser site, which lists some of the improvements. If the title doesn't ring any bell for you, check out Elysium's impressions of the first part.Read on for a short summary...

Games OK, Rap Baaad

The latest entry in the scapegoat-department happens to be this Australian study. Video games aren't as 'bad' as television thanks to being more "cathartic." People actually can vent frustration when playing a game. Well, that really was an unknown aspect until now.

Sept 22nd - 28th

Loads of games coming out this week as we speed toward the end of the month. It looks like Freedom Fighters may be the surprise hit of the month if Gamespot's latest 9.3 review is anything to go by.

Stuck in a Loop

Today I am going to get Homeworld 2 in the mail, which makes me more excited than it probably has right to - the demo left me downright frothing in anticipation. Along with Homeworld 2 I am also getting Dark Forces 4: Jedi Knight 3: Jedi Outcast 2: Jedi Boogaloo which will hopefully be the new Thursday night favorite around here.

Daily Elysium: The Retail Wars

I'm pretty tired of retailers treating their customers as a burden instead of an asset.  You see it in just about every industry, a general sense that unless the customer conforms precisely to the EZ-Salez script, they should be treated with the exasperated disdain with which one would deal with a colicky child.  We're not just talking about customer service here, a phrase that's be

PAL GameCube Price Drop?

Various sites such as EuroGamer and Cube-Europe are reporting that Nintendo of Europe will lower the Gamecube price from €199 down to €99 ($100) next month. Also, Pikmin, Starfox Adventures and Luigi's Mansion are going to be available for €19.99 ($20). Mario Sunshine and Metroid Prime will join the Player's Choice ranks.There's no official confirmation of this yet.

Sony PSP Bits

The German news magazine Der Spiegel posted an interview with Sony's Phil Harrison. He's talking about PS2 online gaming and the appeal of EyeToy among other things, but also drops some more information on their upcoming PSP system. Asked about what they're going to do about the dominance of Nintendo's GBA he responds that they're going for a different target audience.

Server Moved and Deus Ex 2 Delayed

We completed the server move last night so everything should be running ship shape! If you're having any issues with the site drop me a line so I can annoy Pyro until he fixes it.In other news, Chrisg let us know that Deus Ex 2's release date has been pushed back to Q1 of 2004 according to Gamestar.de. Not a bad move considering the glut of releases hitting the shelves before Christmas.

Isabel Who?

Woah, sorry this is up so late. We were all telling hurricane war stories around the office and I totally forgot. Our house survived with minimal damage. There's some siding loose, and that's about it. We never even lost power, but I drew this comic extra early just in case. I hope any of you on the East Coast came through relatively unscathed.

Daily Elysium: The Love of an Angry Man

There are, we're told by many an afterschool special, several different kinds of love.  From the days of toga wearing acients who used different words to define different kinds of love, we've bandied about the concept of love with delicate trepidation.  There was Eros, which is the love one feels reading the Victoria Secret catalog.  Philos, which is the love one feels for a friend who g