Issue 1 - The Saga Begins!
It was a cold day in Britain. Five men were sat at their computers, typing away. All five lived apart… but they all knew each other. They all worked together. In fact… they were chatting to each other at that precise moment in time! Oh, the wonders of the Internet!
"So, Sam, what have you done for us today?" Asked Faz, the Webmaster of the site they all worked for. "Well, I managed to complete the new Street Fighter game. I have a review typed up and ready to go!" Replied Sam, leaning back in his chair. "HA! Well, I managed to update the Shenmue 2 feature again today." Said Craig triumphantly.
Sam leaned back a little too far, and fell off his chair.
"Andy, whatcha doing mate?" Asked Craig. Andy had been silent for quite a while now… "Huh? Oh! Sorry! I'm talking to Jon again…" Said Andy.
Faz and Craig both let out a huge sigh.
"Who's Jon?" Asked Mikey. "Erm… Jon is a mate of Andy's. A complete Nintendo lover. Stands up for his console no matter what… you know the sort." Explained Faz.
Sam got up off the floor and put his chair back up again. H e caught up with the conversation and jumped right in…
"You know me! Where ever Street Fighter goes, I'm there!" He said, a smile on his face. "Yes, we know…" Replied Faz, rolling his eyes. "Well, I'd better be off guys! Must get some more Street Fighter goodness in tonight!" Said Sam. "Bye mate!" Said Faz. "Yeh, bye!" Said both Mikey and Craig. "Errr… see ya!" Andy said LAST.
Sam logged off, and then there were four…
"Isn't Shenmue just the best game ever to exist???" Piped up Craig, attempting to fit Shenmue into the conversation again. "I disagree. I mean, it rocks… but JSR is just way cooler!" Said Faz, looking over at his Japanese copy of Jet Set Radio next to him. "Well, it's your opinion, I guess…" Said Craig. It seemed like he was about to sulk. "OOH! You'll never guess what!" Said Mikey abruptly. "What?" Said the other three almost at the same time. "SEGA might be making the Asian X-Box controller! Cool, huh?" Said Mikey. "Well, I guess SEGA are still in hardware production then!" Said Faz.
The other three smiled. All went quiet, and the four just sat in front of their computers, doing other stuff. Faz was working on a way to improve the efficiency of the news service, Andy was arguing with Jon about which was best… N64 or DC, Craig was humming the music from Shenmue while adding final touched to his Shenmue 2 feature and Mikey was checking the latest gaming news.
" 'I'm spinning around, move out of my way! I know you're feeling me cos you like it like this!' " Andy suddenly blurted out. "Kylie outburst?" Asked Faz. "How did you guess?" Asked Andy, sarcastically. "Damn I'm bored!" Said Faz. "Hmmm… how about we play a game of Phantasy Star Online together! There are four of us!" Said Mikey, enthusiastically. "Great idea! Lets get to it!!!" Said Andy.
The four of them all turned and got up. They all walked toward their Dreamcasts simultaneously and knelt down. At exactly the same time, the four switched on the power button. BAM!!!! A bright light burst from the Dreamcast, and the four shielded their eyes. They slowly took their hands away from their faces… only to be confronted by each other!
"What the…" Said Mikey. "Erm… where are we?" Asked Andy, looking around.
The other four also looked around. The place they were in seemed very futuristic. There were many people around… many in weird suits… like a mixture between armour and space gear.
"WHOA! Guys, I think we're in Phantasy Star Online!!!" Exclaimed Craig. "Wh…what???" Said Faz, flabbergasted.
The four looked at themselves and each other. They were all dressed like the characters they had created in the game! Andy was a tall, gun wielding man with black outfit and blonde hair… Mikey was an android with a cool light-saber type thing wearing a silver suit and with green hair… Craig was similar to Andrew. He had black hair, a gold suit and carried a gun, be it smaller. However, Faz was a lady! He was a woman with pink hair and a skin-tight leather outfit. He carried a staff… he was a force wielder. As soon as the other 3 saw that Faz was a woman, they laughed their heads off. Faz instantly turned red. Craig suddenly noticed the size of Faz's breasts… Faz saw him looking at them…
"OI! STOP LOOKING AT MY BREASTS CRAIG!!!" Shouted Faz.
TUNE IN NEXT TIME TO FIND OUT WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO FAZ, ANDY, CRAIG AND MIKEY!
WILL THEY SURVIVE IN THE WORLD OF PHANTASY STAR ONLINE?
WILL FAZ OVERCOME THE EMBARRASSMENT OF BEING A PINK HAIRED, BIG BREASTED WOMAN?
WHERE IS SAM IN ALL OF THIS? HAVE I GONE COMPLETELY MAD???
FIND OUT NEXT TIME ON… THE SAGA OF THE STAFF!!!
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