Nintendo, AOL Seek First Revolutionary

If you absolutely have to be the first person to play Nintendo‘s forthcoming Revolution console game system, AOL wants to hear from you. In Nintendo’s First-to-Play Sweepstakes, AOL and Nintendo are searching for one video game fan to fly to Los Angeles to play the console live, on stage, May 9 at the Electronics Entertainment Expo.

“No consumer has ever played this new Nintendo system before,” saysGeorge Harrison, Nintendo’s senior VP of marketing. “But more importantly, no one has ever interacted with video games in this way before. Our next home console will revolutionize how people play and experience video games.”

After contestants sign up, three finalists will be selected to attend Nintendo’s media briefing on May 9, just before the EE Expo gets underway. The contest is open from April 21 to April 28, and entrants do not need to be members of AOL to participate, although contestants do have to be 18 or older. Three randomly selected finalists will be flown with one guest to Los Angeles for a two-night stay; one finalist will be selected at random at the media briefing to step on stage and give the Revolution a workout. Complete rules are available at the Sweepstakes’ site.