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MTV Sports: TJ Lavin Ultimate BMX Review (PSX) 

April 27, 2001

Continuing the MTV Sports line, TJ Lavin Ultimate BMX hopes to combine that MTV feel with the edgy coolness of BMX riding. Do they succeed? Well, the soundtrack isn't half bad. For the rest, you probably better just click here.

Star Wars: Battle for Naboo (PC)

April 25, 2001

screen3.jpg (6059 bytes)Star Wars games just aren’t living up to their full potential nowadays.  Where’s the next Tie Fighter or Jedi Knight?  Sure, games like Rogue Squadron and Episode 1:  Racer were entertaining for a bit, but they lacked the pure excitement of the Star Wars movies.  LucasArts, the publishers of all things Star Wars, is still milking the franchise for all it’s worth and hopefully Star Wars:  Star Fighter will please the throngs of wanna-be Jedi.  Meanwhile, Star Wars:  Battle for Naboo just ain’t cutting it.

ESPN X-Games Skateboarding Preview (PS2)

April 23, 2001

Like we said, we're keeping tabs on the best contender for the skateboarding crown, ESPN X-Games Skateboarding. Our buddy Steve, at ESPN, the Games, kicked us down some new screens and a partial list of playable pros. Plus, we've got info about the new "fantasy" levels. Dibs on the caveman room. Click here.

Zone of the Enders Review (PS2)

April 20, 2001

Raise your hand if you love big robots. OK, now that we've got a consensus, let's just say that Zone of the Enders kicks some shiny metal ass. With a fun, arcade feel, and amazing graphics (not to mention a MGS2 playable demo), this one is a blast. Report for duty, robot nut.

Unreal Tournament Review (DC) 

The outer space fragfest, Unreal Tournament, has migrated to the Dreamcast, and guess what: It rules! We're sure that's not shocking news. Still, we've had a lot of fun, between the dozens of arenas and the 8 player multiplayer. Lock and load, Fanboy.

The RPG Experience: Conventions and Not Beyond

Ever notice how most RPGs are the same story with different graphics? Ever been sick of that? Our man, Jeff, sure is. In his critical essay dealing with the conventions of the RPG narrative, The RPG Experience: Conventions and Not Beyond, he outlines just what we've come to expect, and makes a plea for
something new. Click here.

Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns Review (PC)

April 18, 2001

kohan1.jpg (6734 bytes)We're going through another one of those periodic real-time strategy gluts, and here at GamesFirst! we take seriously our charge to separate the fruit from the chaff for you, our beloved audience. Bottom line: even if you don't like quick-twitch RTS's, you might want to give a Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns a look. It's a truly original RTS that places a real emphasis on strategy and planning while never letting those nasty details get in way of immersive gameplay.

Call of Cthulu Preview (PC)

April 16, 2001

Tentacles and monsters and a convoluted mythology -- that's what HP Lovecraft was all about. Of course, in these fast paste times, that's a readymade plot for a survival horror game. But wait! Not only does Call of Cthulu embrace Lovecraftian plots, but this bad boy is designed for PC. Take that RE fans! Click here.

Xbox Roundup Updated!

Last fall we set up an Xbox Roundup page. Back then it was harder to come by info about the Xbox. Now, that information is just flying out of Microsoft offices. We've updated the page, again, to give you the most current details about the system. Check it out here.

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