Daily Elysium: State of the Site (Month 1)

Hard as it may be to believe, GWJ has survived an entire month online. Some might ask, now that we've achieved unparalleled success, shouldn't we retire to the storied comforts of a south Florida retirement home, and putter about in golf carts through a gated community brimming with elderly game journalists that slip regularly into nostalgic reverie over bygone halcyon days of gaming?

EB and Gamestop Grow as Stocks Slow

Try and say that headline ten times fast. According to Yahoo both Electronic Boutique and Gamestop have seen stocks fall up to 60% despite strong sales in the video game industry. It would seem that the big retail chains like Wal-Mart may pose a threat to the specialty shops.. as usual. 
In case you haven’t heard the news yet, I feel like I should be the one to tell you. After all we’ve been tight for, what, three ... four weeks now? We’ve been through a lot, you and I, and I’d rather you heard it from me than from that newb Sway, or on Fox News, or on the ‘street’. It’s a little hard to talk about. I get kinda choked up, so if I start crying, don’t tell my wife.

WarBirds Pacific Theater

Warbirds III has been around since sometime just after the wheel was invented hasn’t it? It's amazing such an old series has not only survived this long but now a major upgrade will be going open beta on February 19th.

Playing Your Cards Right

At the risk of having my posting priveledges stripped my second day on the job, I'd like to direct your attention to one of my favorite computer games, Solitaire. Now before you vanish into the forums again, bear with me a moment. I'm not talking about the lower-case computer solitaire that's been with us since UNIVAC.

Preview: Shadowbane

As evidenced in our Forums, one of the MMPORPGs that gamers are keeping their eye on is the imminent Shadowbane.

New Terry Tate Commercial

Reebok has released a new 3 minute Terry Tate commercial on their official site. If you don't know what I'm talking about, you owe it to yourself to get aquainted with "Terry Tate: Office Linebacker"

Starwars Galaxies Skill Tree

The official Star Wars Galaxies site has posted the current skill tree available in the game at this time. They are in beta so this information could change at any second but for now, it's solid. Wait, let me check...  yep.. no..wait for it.. yes.. no..no..yes! Ok, for now this is the current skill tree. Head over to the official site and have a look.You should read more.

Nvidia Stumbles in 3DMark, Grapes Sour

Gamespot has an interesting little back-and-forth between Nvidia and one of the guys who worked on 3DMark 2003. Nvidia claims that the newest 3DMark is not a good benchmark for video cards because it does not do things the way current games are designed. I guess it wouldn't be so bad if Nvidia's cards weren't tanking on the new program.

Battlefield 1942: Road to Rome

Battlefield 1942 is unabashedly one of my favorite games to come down the pipe over at EA for some time, so the prospect of an expansion was an immediately appealing one for me, and thus Road to Rome found its way quickly onto my hard drive.