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Adios, Boys and Girls

Friday, January 11th, 2008

Ladies and Gents it pains me to say my farewells to 1PStart. I’ve been here only a short time, though I’ve been at Xbox 360 Rally (another 451 site) for just under a year. I will miss you guys, though you’re probably throwing a party, chanting “he’s leaving! Huzzah! Huzzah!”. If you do miss me, though, you can find me at my new home

It’s been fun, and I hope to see y’all around.

P.S.: Qbix — E-mail me, dude. I’m still gonna get your GTA IV to ya.

1PStart Contest: Call of Duty 4 Giveaway Winner!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

The results are in for the winner of the Call of Duty 4 kick ass set that has made me oh so jealous as it sits in my room (I even managed to stay away from opening the strategy guide to ensure that it remained fingerprint free).

Congratulations to Justin, comment 88 with his great gun sound of:


Such an awesome gift set you lucky bastard. Thanks for all you who entered. If you anyone reading isn’t in a clan yet, add [1PSt] to your clan name and add me as your friend, I am on a lot and play all game types.

1PStart Contest: Super Mario Galaxy Coin Winner!

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

I apologies for not being able to get this out quicker as I planned, however, the results are in, out of all valid entries for the contest, picked .. *drum roll* … Comment #5 ..Heather Bennett who answered the question of what Mario does to earn his coins,

Mario earns his coins by hitting a block. Yes, that is what it looks like…Simple and innocent, right?


When Mario pounds that poor block into submission with those stubby little fists, what he is really doing is committing a CRIME. He is mugging the block and stealing its hard-earned coins. Like taking candy from a baby. Or stealing a purse from an old lady on the streets. Yes, Mario is a criminal. A greasy little plumber. He’s just able to get away with it because, well, the block can’t chase him down (it has no legs) and it can’t rat him out (it has no voice…or mouth for that matter). So yes. For shame, Mario. For shame.

Amazing the things you people come up with. I suggest reading the other entries made (link). A good amount of you people have your minds in the gutter btw! Thanks all you people who entered this contest, if you haven’t already, there is still time (just today!) to get a chance to get Call of Duty 4 Collectors Edition and a bunch other stuff right here.

Call of Duty 4 Huge Giveaway - Enter Now!

Wednesday, December 12th, 2007

Since myself and JW’s days at Xbox360Rally, we have been able to provide some pretty good prizes for contests and giveaways. Today I bring to you something we have had under wraps for a while now, the motherload of prizes from just two poor gamers like ourselves. Right now you are about to enter to win a raffle for:

Call of Duty 4 Collectors Edition (Xbox 360 Version)
Call of Duty 4 T-Shirt (XL, has a cool design btw)
Call of Duty 4 Hardcover Art book (sweet!)
Call of Duty 4 Official Strategy Guide


1PStart Contest: Super Mario Galaxy Coin

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

Oh boy, do we have a sweet contest for you here at 1PStart (actually, we have two, but one at a time folks!). Right now up for grabs is a Super Mario Galaxy coin that was only made for those who had pre-ordered the title. Did I pre-order? Nope. I just happened to be buying Super Mario Galaxy at a Target that did not mind giving me a couple of these coins they had behind the counter. Since it was such an easy swag for me to grab for you guys, it should then be no big hurdle for you to jump to try and win it yourself (but I will be damned if I still don’t love all the Sonic the Hedgehog photoshop entries from a few months ago). Here is how to win, no photoshop skills necessary (but will be accepted), however in the end, the winner is going to basically be completely random. Keep reading:


NinjaBee giving away Band of Bugs on PC (to lucky winner)

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

The kind folks over at NinjaBee have enlisted me to give you all notice: They’re holding a contest to give away a copy of Band of Bugs for the PC. You also get a T-Shirt, but let’s not kid ourselves — the game is the main draw here.

If you want to get a feel for Band of Bugs before you enter the contest, download the demo on Xbox LIVE. It’s a simple, fun, addictive little strategy game that, with the inclusion of a custom map creator, will have you coming back again and again.

And I’m not just saying that. I actually like this game.

Here’s how you enter the contest: You have to submit a picture of yourself with any character from the game, Band of Bugs. Doesn’t matter how you submit the picture (sketching, PhotoShop, MS Paint, etc.), but you have to submit a picture to [email protected] Images are ranked based on humor factor, so get to makin’ the funny. The contest ends on November 30th, or a week from Friday, so get to it.

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Halo 3 Tournament - Halo 3 Legendary Edition, MS Points, Plus Other Prizes

Friday, October 12th, 2007


I want to give you all a heads up on a pretty f’n nice contest being put on next Sunday by our good friends at (Home to XBL Radio, The Gamers Pub, The Fanboys, and PSH Radio). The full list of prizes are:

  • Halo 3 Legendary Edition
  • 20 dollar MS Point Card
  • 10 dollar MS Point Card
  • 5 dollar MS Point Card
  • Speedfreek from
  • A Xbox 360 skin from
  • You are all in luck, as the tournament will be taking place on a Sunday, a day I normally work, so I probably won’t be present, which means you have a chance of winning, as well as I have played with JW, he is a Halo 3 noob who poses no challenge to you if he gets in. Here is the official rules and all that fine print stuff that you need to know:

  • To sign up add your gamertag to this thread (click the link), nothing else but your gamertag.
  • The times will be Sunday nights, 6pm Pacific time, so if your unable to make it, please don’t add your name to the tournament.
  • Teams of 4 people each will be chosen at random, chosen by my tournament software, not any people
  • This is a single elimination tournament
  • Sign up will end on the 19th
  • The tournament will start on the 21st
  • All the round details (who is playing who, maps and game types)will be out on the 20, you must check the forums to keep yourself updated, I don’t have the time to prep everyone every round.
    Each round will be a best out of 3
  • The final two rounds will be a free for all with the top 4 advancing to the finals and then the top 4 battling it out for the grand prize.

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    Rockstar giving away customized Manhunt 2 Wii

    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007


    I don’t know how Rockstar did it, but they found a way to make the Wii manly. In what I can only assume is celebration for beating the ESRB (after a long fight) and finally getting Manhunt 2 knocked down to a M rating, Rockstar Games and the Radio Rebellion Tour are co-sponsoring a giveaway on the Manhunt 2 website. The grand prize? A 50″ Plasma TV and this custom Manhunt 2 Wii.

    If Nintendo saw what Rockstar had done to this thing, they would have probably crapped themselves. Either way, visit the official Rockstar website for Manhunt 2 to enter for your chance to win.


    [Rockstar Games]

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    Win Some Great Bioshock Goodies

    Tuesday, August 14th, 2007


    Are you as pumped about the release of Bioshock as we are? Then how would you like to win one of two limited Bioshock T-Shirts, or one of two limited edition exclusive Xbox 360 picture packs? Excited? You better be. More details after the break


    THQ & IGN “Drawn to Life” Character Design Contest

    Sunday, May 20th, 2007


    If one of your life dreams is to design a video game character, THQ & IGN have the contest and game for you. Click HERE for contest information. As far as contest go, this one isn’t too bad. The payout isn’t that great, but it would be nice bragging rights to win. is hosting a contest called the Drawn to Life character contest. This contest is exclusively for the Nintendo DS. Draw to Life is an action-adventure game by THQ that lets players draw their own hero.

    Drawn to Life, which is slated for release this Fall is quite a highly-anticipated game. In Drawn to Life, players will help save a dying village from the shadow-like evil that has covered it in darkness. You can draw and customize heroes, weapons, tools, animals, plants, and almost anything in the game. Play as your creations and conquer a variety of different environments including snowy fields, tropical islands and dark forests.

    There will be just one Grand Prize Winner for the Drawn to Life character contest. He or she will receive their creation as a playable character in the game, $500 Best Buy gift certificate, a character profile on the IGN Drawn to Life Web site, and THQ’s Drawn to Life video game for the Nintendo DS.

    Four runners-up will be awarded the following:
    # $50 Best Buy gift certificate
    # Character profile on IGN
    # THQ’s Drawn to Life video game for the Nintendo DS

    [Via Tech Shout]

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    1PStart’s Gamer Girls Contest Entry #6 - Miz Calamity

    Wednesday, May 16th, 2007



    • Name: Amanda
    • Age:20
    • XBOX Gamertag: Miz Calamity
    • X360 Gamertag: Miz HadeS

      The sixth submission for 1P Start’s Gamer Girl contest is ‘Miz Calamity’. 1P Start sat down with Miz Calamity to ask a few questions. Check out her full interview below.


    1PStart’s Gamer Girls Contest Entry #5 - bunnyXablaze

    Tuesday, May 15th, 2007



    The 5th submission for 1P Start’s Gamer Girl contest is bunnyXablaze. Here’s a brief rundown of “bunnyXablaze”

    1P Start sat down with bunnyXablaze on AIM for a little chat and to see what makes her tick. The full interview follows after the break.


    1PStart’s Gamer Girls Contest Entry #4 - Babylinda

    Thursday, May 10th, 2007



    • Real Name: Jennifer
    • Age: 24
    • Gamertag: Babylinda

    The fourth submission for 1P Start’s Gamer Girl contest is ‘BabyLinda’. 1PStart sat down with BabyLinda to ask her a few questions. Check out her full interview below.


    1P Start ‘Gamer Girl’ Contest Entry #3: c0mputeher

    Thursday, May 10th, 2007



    The third submission for 1P Start’s Gamer Girl contest is ‘c0mputeher’. Here’s a brief rundown of ‘c0mputeher’,

    • Real Name: Amanda
    • Age: 18

    1P Start sat down with Amanda on AIM for a little chat and to see what makes her tick. The full interview follows after the break.


    1P Start ‘Gamer Girl’ Contest Entry #2: Bonzai Kitten

    Tuesday, May 8th, 2007



    The second submission for 1P Start’s Gamer Girl contest is Bonzai Kitten. Here’s a brief rundown of Bonzai Kitten

    • Real Name: Katia
    • Age: 24
    • Xbox Live Gamertag: Bonzai Kitten

    1P Start sat down with Katia for a little chat and to see what makes her tick. The full interview follows after the break.


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