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game: Trauma Center: Under the Knife
review | 10/14/05 | George Holomshek
Trauma Center: Under the Knife is one of the most unique games available on a system that's known for offering some rather unique experiences. The medical puzzle game is challenging and addictive, and uses the DS stylus to make cutting someone open fun instead of just icky. It's mindblowingly difficult, which gives us that much more respect for medical professionals. It's also kind of weird: Why is the best move the "cool" move? Is it just us, or is it weird to prefer "cool" over "good" medical procedures? Oh well, we have a botox party to get to. Enjoy the review!
game: Trace Memory
review | 10/12/05 | Laurie Taylor
Trace Memory for the Nintendo DS is a bold take on what an adventure game can be, and it provides a whole new take on the concept of "all killer, no filler." Trace Memory clocks in at a very brief five or six hours, which is definitely not the norm in gaming these days, but those are some of the most enjoyable five or six hours we've seen in an adventure game. Our resident academic gamer, Laurie Taylor, takes a look at this unique title.
news | 10/11/05 | Shawn Rider
In a shocking turn of events (and just plain weird event in general), news comes to us through several sources of a Nintendo DS Trojan. The malicious program is known as either "hentai loader", "r0mloader.zip", or "taihen.zip", and is designed to 'brick' your Nintendo DS. The program promises to load either pirated game roms or hentai (a Japanese term for pornographic comics and cartoons) on your DS when loaded using a flash rom device, which makes it possible to run homebrew applications and games on the Nintendo DS.
news | 10/07/05 | Aaron Stanton
A fair warning to all you potential PSP hackers in the world; there's a virus for your PSP that's masquerading as a firmware downgrade. With the release of an actual firmware downgrader
, it's easy to see why people might be tempted to download this little virus and install it in an attempt to run their PSPs back to a more flexible state. However, the virus - called PSPbrick - ends
your PSP. By deleting key files, the Trojan destroys your PSP for all practical purposes. Since you can't undo the damage without a functioning PSP to hack, PSP owners are basically out of a system. Of course, since hacking your PSP voids the warranty, Sony has announced that they're washing their hands
of the problem. Such is the risk of system hacking. For those of you without a hacked PSP, you needn't worry. The virus isn't capable of transferring between systems without the user actively installing it.
game: Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
news | 10/06/05 | Shawn Rider
It's well-known that much of the GF! Staff is stoked to get their hands on Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. The sequel to Morrowind will be absolutely incredible, and we know that for a fact. Bethesda dropped some new screens at the European X05 event, and they just make us all the more excited. With rumors that Oblivion may be slipping in its release date, all we can do is gaze longingly at these screens and go back and read our previous coverage.
news | 10/06/05 | Shawn Rider
I don't even like westerns, but I love Deadwood. The grimy, gritty Old West environment, teetering between nature and civilization, lends itself to some gripping drama and high adventure. Plus, there's plenty of cursing. So I get very interested when I hear that Neversoft, one of my fave game developers, has also been watching Deadwood, and has created an entire game based in the Wild West, with the goal of expanding the open-play scenerio beyond cops and robbers. GUN will come out this Fall for Xbox, PS2 and Xbox 360. We've got some XB360 screen here and a bit more about the game.
game: Kameo: Elements of Power
news | 10/05/05 | Shawn Rider
Rare's long-in-development Kameo: Elements of Power has made gamers oddly curious for over half a decade now. We're curious about the great graphics, lush game world, Xbox Live multiplayer, and, of course, Rare's reputation for delivering great titles. But it's odd because the game has been in development since it first debuted on N64, then moved to GameCube, and finally will land on Xbox 360 this Fall. Historically, such business shenanigans are not good for a game. We'll find out this Fall when we finally get our hands on Kameo: Elements of Power. In the meantime, here are some new screens.
news | 10/03/05 | Aaron Stanton
Cyan Worlds, makers of Myst, laid off their entire development crew earlier this month and shut their doors for what the gaming industry assumed was forever. Turns out that's not the case. Ryan Miller, co-founder of Cyan Worlds, has confirmed to GamesFirst that the company has rehired some portion of their development team. "Yes, we have rehired most everyone," he said. "At this point, I can't really say more." Earlier, MercuryNews.com received similar confirmation from Cyan Worlds. Is it possible the game industry has not really lost one of its original pioneers? Sounds like it.
news | 10/03/05 | Shawn Rider
Independent, and well-loved, strategy game publisher Strategy First has announced that they are offering free full game demos of their titles. Over 20 games are available now. Gamers can download the titles directly from http://www.StrategyFirst.com
and will be able to play the full version of the game for three hours. After three hours, gamers can opt to buy the game, or can simply uninstall it. This sounds
like a great plan to get some of the best gaming experiences available into the hands
of more gamers. Head to the Strategy First website and be sure to check out some of our faves like Supreme Ruler 2010 and Jagged Alliance 2.
news | 09/27/05 | Aaron Stanton
For those of you that have been waiting anxiously for the viral marketing site Origenxbox360.com to drop leaves and grow fruit, you can relax now. The site finished its countdown to September 27th today, a countdown that's been punctuated over time by minute changes such as a bunny rabbit that came and went, and occasional fruit that appeared on the tree. Speculation has run wild on what was going to happen on September 27th, with people throwing out gems like the announcement of Halo 3 or an updated Halo 2 for the 360. The truth behind the countdown is not nearly so exciting, and apparently led to the opening of a European contest for an invite to some sort of Xbox 360 launch party. That whooshing sound you just heard? That's the sound of thousands of gamers sighing in disappointment.
news | 09/27/05 | Shawn Rider
I-Play, developer of mobile games in Europe and the US, has just completed a five country survey of mobile gaming habits. The study compares the views of American and European mobile gamers and finds several interesting differences: Americans are driven by a need to "win" the game, yet US mobile gamers prefer "casual" games while their Euro counterparts prefer "action" titles. Fodder for endless forum speculation and armchair analysis, right here.
editorial | 09/20/05 | Chris Martin
Never a crew to let a single viewpoint dominate (we're still cleaning up the offices from the Great Console Wars of 01/02), our man Chris Martin has stepped up to the metaphorical typewriter. Those of you who find the Nintendo Revolution a bit too syrupy-sweet and dreamily perfect most likely share some of Chris' concerns.
game: Tony Hawk's American Sk8land
news | 09/19/05 | Aaron Stanton
This year the Birdman's adventures take him to a seamless model of LA. But how can that fit into a wee little handheld like the Nintendo DS? Make a different game. Tony Hawk's American Sk8land is a totally different game, cel-shaded, and still features all the character customization and online muliplayer capabilities we've come to expect from the bigger Hawk experience. Check out the latest screens here.
editorial | 09/17/05 | Matt James
Matt's back with a whole new edition of the GF! Mailbag. Why don't we have any cheats on the site? Do graphics really matter to gamers? Or are we just spouting off about nothing? And we finally answer the question that's been on gamers' minds for over two years now: "How do I install Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic?" Witness the amazing array of reader mail we've gotten since, well, last week!
game: Nintendo Revolution
editorial | 09/16/05 | Aaron Stanton
Nintendo has pulled the Revolution controller from its magic hat, and the gaming community is now reeling in surprise. Initial responses around GamesFirst have ranged from, "Wow," to, "That's the ugliest thing I've ever seen." How well the controller works depends on the quality of games Nintendo and third party developers can produce. Another question, though: After months of fan mock-ups and fake Revolution photos, did any of them get it right? Did anyone get even close? Turns out one or two did.
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