GamesFirst! Magazine

ESPN X-Games Skateboarding Preview (PS2) 

March 9, 2001

The X-Games will be held this August in Philadelphia. To celebrate, ESPN has created ESPN X-Games Skateboarding, the game they hope will break the stranglehold THPS has on the virtual skating world. Could it be? Well, from what we've seen it looks pretty sweet. We're digging up more info as you read this, too, because this is one to keep an eye on. Click here for the preview.
Action Man Review (GBC)
He's tough. And strong. And ready for, well, action. He's Action Man, and he's on your Game Boy. This latest platformer from THQ is actually pretty dang fun. Action Man, known for his impeccable sense of style and incredibly peaceful form of espionage and secret-agentry, makes us happy to play it. Click here for the review.
D-Link DWL-920 Review (PC)
D-Link has done it again with its elegant, easy-to-install DWL-920 11Mbps USB Wireless Home Network Kit. This Digital Home Solution makes networking more accessible than ever before by providing the easiest way of connecting PC’s together without having to run a bunch of wires all over the dang place.  Read on... 
Mega Man X5 Review (PSX)

March 5, 2001

Mega is back, and we're not talking about that guy from Big Brother. In Mega Man X5 you team up with a pal, Zero, and work hard to defeat a bunch of bosses named after a certain classic buttrock band. Does Mega Man still do it for us? Check the review.
Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business Review (PC)

March 2, 2001

Jagged Alliance 2: Unfinished Business is a combat-orientated game built on the excellent turn-based engine of Jagged Alliance 2, and though it does lack for both an integrated story line and modern graphics, it still comes across as a gripping game with good play and an excellent sense of humor.  Check it out!
Knockout Kings 2001 (PS2)
Walking the razors' edge between sim and arcade masterpiece, Knockout Kings 2001 is the best boxing game we've played in a long time (take that Afro Thunder). Lots of customization, great control, and bumpin' tunes make this one a real blast. Get into the ring.
Earthworm Jim Preview (GBA)
The Game Boy Advance is looking like a lot of fun, and Majesco is bringing a whole slew of really cool games to the platform. We got the latest information on Earthworm Jim, the old-school classic, soon to be new-school fave. Check out those screenshots!
Shaken, Not Stirred
The 'quake that rocked Seattle hit an area that's home to a number of game companies, including Microsoft and Nintendo of America Inc.  Both are located in Redmond, which is northeast of Seattle, and therefore a bit farther from the quake’s center. Early reports indicate that the companies experienced some minor damage and frayed nerves, but no reports of injuries or structural damage.  See the preliminary reports here.
Serious Sam Preview (PC)

February 28, 2001

serioussam5.jpg (8019 bytes)From Croatia, land of . . . uh, Croatians, comes Serious Sam--the most action-packed FPS since Doom. It's got no real story, but it more than makes up for that with a stylish ancient Egyptian setting, hordes of monsters, and gameplay  fast enough to kill most middle-aged men. And at a price of merely $19.99, it's probably the best deal you can get outside the Home Shopping Network.  
Championship Motocross 2001 Review (PSX)
47047_l01-01.jpg (4585 bytes)THQ brings us another mud-slinging, high-flying motocross game, featuring the vehicular talents of Ricky Carmichael and his dirt bike brethren. Championship Motocross 2001 is a decent motocross race title, but it suffers from a bad AI, which, on the upside, makes it easy to kick ass. Click here, you bad motor scooter.
Phantasy Star Online Review (DC)

February 26, 2001

P02-01.jpg (4537 bytes)The big boy of Dreamcast RPG titles is finally here, and it is sweet. Phantasy Star Online not only offers a whole bunch of really cool play, visuals, and monsters, but you can go online and play it with your pals. Welcome to the future. Click here.
Macromedia Flash Technology on PS2
Orange Design created the user interface for Star Wars Starfighter, bringing Macromedia Flash design into the gaming world, and onto the PS2. They sent us an interesting release discussing their innovation. Click here to check it out.

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