Update: I was unfortunately not aware of Shamus Young's severe criticism of Fallout 3 available here to link in the original piece and I regret that. It dovetails rather nicely with what I've written and it's much better executed than my piece. I strongly recommend anyone...
Subject: Hello Men at Game Revolution
As you can see I am using AOL right now. But actually,
I just used one of those one month trial things, so don't
address me as an "unfortunate AOL subscriber".
You can call me whatever the hell you want to, just
not "Unfortunate AOL subscriber". Also, dont call me
"whatever the hell you want to" either, as I know your
silly tricks. Well that about wrap things up here.
Dear Unfortunate AOL Subscriber,
Whoops! Sorry, we already
forgot. Thanks for the illuminating e-mail. Next time, it would help
if you came up with a question, comment, picture, gossip, rumor, joke,
rant, chocolate-chip cookie recipe...really ANYTHING would be nice.
your e-mail was pointless because AOL censored
out all the good bits.
More GR Gear
From: "Gerard Veurink Muismatten"
Subject: Collectors Request
Excuse me for asking some of Your time this way.
I collect mouse-pads. However, I still have no
I wonder if Game-revolution mouse-pads exist and,
if so, if it is possible to send me such a mouse-pad
for my collection.
Thanks very much in advance,
Sadly, we're fresh out of
mouse pads, though we have
lots of other keen GR merchandise for you to check out. In addition
to classic goodies such as this
and this, we've upgraded
Subject: my oppinion
PS2 is better than Xbox!
Yeah! Xbox is more powerful but in every years you
can see the best saler is Sony so non one can beat him
and on many magazine they say the same.
now i am feel good.
Dear Unfortunate AOL Subscriber,
They Set Up Us The Bomb
Subject: Love Trouble
I don't know if my girl friend likes me anymore. She
hangs on other guys and doesn't like to talk to me.
And she always goes to movies with the cooler kids,
and she doesn't let me go with them. And she tells me
about "bases" all the time, and how she's gone all
around. Can you please give me some advice and tell
me what "bases" are? Thanks.
There are many competing
theories regarding the correct order of 'bases'. After an exhaustive,
thorough inspection of the material during a GR smoke break, we decided
that the correct base order is as follows:
Base 1: Inviting a girl over to your house
This does not include your mom, your sister, or a friend's mom. A friend's
sister does count.
Base 2: Getting the girl into your room
Note: For longer than 5 minutes.
Base 3: Kicking her ass in Halo
Or Super Monkey Ball, but that's much harder.
From: "Dallas Espinoza"
Subject: E3 info
I just wanted to know what your peoples thoughts are about
microsoft spending $1 billion on Xbox online gameplay against
what we have heard about playstation 2's online game play? Is
Gamecube going online too?
Our thoughts on Microsoft
spending 1 billion dollars on online play can be summed up in one word:
wrong. They're actually spending 2 billion dollars over
the next 5 years. Now, our thoughts on Microsoft spending 2 billion
dollars on online play can be summed up in yet another word: woohoo!
We all know Microsoft has
money, and its great seeing them put it to good use. Hopefully they
will use it wisely and create a fluid, smooth online environment, bereft
of patches and irritating downloads. It might only support broadband
connections, but we think this is the wave of the future and that within
a few years most consumers will be on DSL or cable anyway.
Sony's plan, while appealing
to 56 K users, seems much less intuitive and something of a pain. Having
to buy a modem/network adapter as well as a hard drive is pricey and
will inevitably lead to much confusion among consumers. Especially since
some games, like SOCOM, will be broadband-only.
We don't know a thing about
getting the Gamecube online because Nintendo hasn't said anything concrete
yet. At their E3 press conference they only said things like: "Nintendo
is connectivity." We'd need the bat-computer to solve that riddle.