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09/06/05 | | Aaron Stanton
It's only about a month until Serious Sam II appears on the scene, and the screens are looking sweet. Serious Sam II is the second in a series of wacky first person shooters made famous by its complete disregard for any sense of reality. As Sam Stone, you'll face hundreds of enemies per level, fire thousands of bullets, and battle everything from stereotypical gothic chicks to evil stockbrokers. Unlike many recent FPS titles, which are dark, gloomy, and slow paced, Serious Sam II promises to keep things light and happy... well... funny, at least.



09/06/05 | | Aaron Stanton
game: Sony PSP
category: happening
Last week's launch of the Sony PSP enjoyed unparalleled success, selling more units in the first week than any other system in the history of the United Kingdom. Roughly 185,000 PSPs sold in the days following the system's release, compared to the 87,000 Nintendo DS units that moved from shelves during the launch of Nintendo's handheld. The Nintendo DS, sold since March, still claims a greater total combined systems sold, and it remains to be seen how Sony's numbers hold up against the onslaught of highly anticipated Nintendo games expected this Holiday season. Nintendogs, for example, expects an October 7th release.


09/05/05 | | Shawn Rider
category: screens
Sometimes we just nod our head and say, "Oh yeah! This ROCKS!" Other times we shake our head and say, "No, no! Don't stop the ROCKIN'!" And still other times we get a headache and have to stop all the headbanging in favor of some hardcore guitar rocking action, which is why we're keeping an eye on Guitar Hero, set the come out this Fall for PlayStation 2.


09/04/05 | | Shawn Rider
game: Halo 2
category: happening
Bungie has made a clever t-shirt that it is selling to help out victims of Hurricane Katrina. It's cool because not only are they donating $15 for every $20 shirt sold directly and immediately to the American Red Cross, but the shirt is actually a clever Halo "flood" joke. And it's tasteful. Bravo Bungie. Click view the shirt in the Bungie store.


09/04/05 | | Aaron Stanton
category: cool site
This is a day for Revolution news. We've already mentioned this site elsewhere on GamesFirst, but in light of the upcoming possible unveiling of the Nintendo Revolution controller in just a few days, we figured we'd point out some rather light-hearted entertainment to deal with the system. Joystiq.com has an article up that recaps and links to a number of fan mock-ups of the Nintendo Revolution controller. Included in the list are supposed eyewitness reports that may or may not be true. They're fun to read over knowing there's a possibility that you'll know the truth by the 16th of this month, which makes the mystery a bit more bearable. It will also make the disappointment sharper if Nintendo continues keeping its mouth shut. Included in the list of suggested features for the Revolution controller are such things like hot and cold feedback regions and the ever-popular touch-pad screen. Check it out.


09/04/05 | | Aaron Stanton
category: happening
Will Nintendo unveil the Revolution controller at the Tokyo Game Show in 12 days? There's been a lot of speculation on the Internet that Nintendo President Satoru Iwata will hold nothing back when the show arrives, showing off the controller and the first screenshots of actual Revolution games. Is it going to happen? The source of these rumors is somewhat difficult to track down, so no one is willing to say for sure. Still, it seems like as good a place as any for a major policy shift, right? While Nintendo has found tremendous success in the handheld market (Nintendogs, anyone?), they've consistently fallen behind in the home console arena. The Revolution is their chance to turn it around.


09/03/05 | | Shawn Rider
category: happening
Proving that custom commands are not only for ordering pizzas, Sony Online Entertainment has added a "/donate" command to Everquest II, and is asking its players to donate to the American Red Cross to assist victims of Hurricane Katrina. We at GamesFirst! applaud this effort and urge our readers to also support hurricane Katrina relief efforts.


09/03/05 | | Shawn Rider
game: LA Rush
category: screens
Midway has sent us some screens from LA Rush, an arcade racer featuring loads of real-world vehicles and licenses from MTV's Pimp My Ride. This looks like a high-flying crash-em-up, but dare we hope for the pure adrenaline bliss of Burnout 2? We'll find out with the rest of you in October, when LA Rush hits store shelves.


09/03/05 | | Aaron Stanton
category: happening
Say farewell to one of the landmarks in video game history. Cyan Worlds, the creators of Myst, have closed their doors. The company was made famous when it used incredible pre-rendered graphics, moody audio, and brilliant puzzles to create a huge following in the game industry. The original Myst served as a crossover title that brought thousands of causal players into the more complex and beautiful world of the hardcore. Until The Sims took the crown, Myst was considered the best selling game of all time. Cyan Worlds was also one of the few companies dedicated to adventure games anymore, and we're sad to see them go. Best of luck, guys.


09/02/05 | | Shawn Rider
category: happening
That bunny is on the move again over at OrigenXbox360.com; looks like a couple more apples have grown, too. Game Daily is reporting that a November 25 release date for Xbox 360 is being rumored by some retail outlets. And it looks like EB Games and GameStop have unveiled thir price packages for Xbox Live.


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