award-winning computer and console game site offers hundreds of reviews, articles, and
editorials to the gaming public. Established in early 1995, the site began as an offshoot
of Cactus Computer in Moscow, Idaho. In 1996, GamesFirst! was sold to Zap Van Riecken, who
edited the magazine until Rick Fehrenbacher and Al Wildey purchased
the site in October of 1998. On October 1, 2001
GamesFirst! was taken over by its current editorship, Shawn Rider, Sarah Wichlacz, and
Jeff Luther. For more details about the history of GF! and the latest change of hands,
check out Shawn's editorial, GamesFirst! Three
GamesFirst! prides itself on being the most
well-written game review sites on the web. But don't just take our word for it;
the site has won tons of awards. So without further ado, here's a brief history of the
awards we've managed to garner thus far.
GamesFirst! has been honored by Top Site Awards, a site recognition
service that is edited by actual people (hard to find in these days of
automated processing). Here's what they had to say:
Site Awards are given to quality web sites that present interesting
content in a user friendly manner. Only the very best sites earn the Top
Site Award and get listed."
Microsoft honored GamesFirst! Magazine by including
us in their "Best of the Web: Computers and Technologies." We (along with Happy Puppy and C/Net) were the
only game magazines to be given the honor at that time. Here's what they said:
Here's your source for previews of the best
new games, plus tips and tricks for your favorites.
WebCrawler also reviewed GamesFirst! in pretty
An internet magazine reviewing a variety of
computer games. All tastes are catered to, from gamers who want to save the galaxy from
invading aliens to those dreaming of crossing swords with King Arthur's knights.
GamesFirst! also has a great selection of games for kids and helpful technical tips on the
best way to install a game, free up memory, or play over a network.
NetGuide selected our site as a Gold Site -- one of
the best on the Web. The Gold Award recognizes Web sites that meet their stringent
criteria for overall excellence:
essential resource for the serious games enthusiast, GamesFirst! Magazine offers excellent
articles on new technologies in game development and graphics, reviews popular games, and
shares tech tips to help you configure your PC for optimal game playing.
I-Way Magazine publishes a list of the best Internet
sites in the world, broken down by category. In the August 1996 I-Way 500, GamesFirst! was
ranked eighteenth among all Internet magazines. I-Way said:
"GamesFirst! has it all for hard-core
PC game players: previews, reviews, demos, and playing tips, to mention just a few of its
We're not sure when Point honored us by including
GamesFirst! on their list of the top 5% of all Web sites, but here's what they had to say:
Microsoft Network awarded us Pick of the Week.
your source for reviews and previews of the best new games, plus tips, tricks, and how-tos
for your favorites."
Finally, Seven Wonders of the Internet awarded us
the Sports and Entertainment award.
"Get the scoop on which games to add to
your office computer at GamesFirst!. The boss won't mind..."
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of games are trademark and copyright the respective companies. Hotlinks will be turned
into advertisements for GamesFirst! Thank you.
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