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...
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Posted on Monday, March 25 @ 12:13:14 Eastern by Duke_Ferris
From: ******@aol.com Subject: Star wars VS. star trek, which is better?
Dear GR, I have a couple of friends we all like video games
but we are defenitly NOT hard core, sit in a room all day
and stare at a screen, girl friendless mega gamers, well at
least im not. And my 2 friend argue alot, on one topic specificly,
which beats which, star trek or star wars.
The constant question between them is who has the better technology,
and who would win in a fight, a big ass fleet of star destroyers or
some of those ships from star trek, or who would win, some star
trek security guys Vs 1 jedi. Now im not partial to either one,
but they will argue forever! the guy who likes star trek will go
on and on about how the mellemium falcon would get its ass blown
up by a star trek ship. I just want them to stop it, whereever we
go they always have to talk about it. So GR staff, can u shead
some light on these questions:
1. Who would win in a fight? Fleet of imperial ships of a fleet
of federation ships?
2. who would win in a fight? 1 jedi vs. some of those security
guys from star trek?
and 3. Which popular fiction has the better technology?
i just want to get back to playing tony hawk pro skater 3 and
some NHL Hitz with out them blabbing on and on about this crap
and they will listen to you guys.
Dear Jeff, Yet Another Unfortunate
Man, you guys need to get
out of the house more. We like watching Beat
The Geeks just as much as the next nerd, but there are much better
ways to spend your time than dissecting the pros and cons of Star Trek
and Star Wars.
As if to prove our own point,
here are some answers...
1.) Federation ships, probably,
because they're more maneuverable. Have you ever seen a Star Destroyer
turn? It's like watching Oprah try to fit through a subway turnstile.
Slow and painful.
2.) Is this really a question?
If you can't figure this one out on your own, you're the worst nerd
From: "apollo morales"
I have been playing Counter-Strike for a long time now
and i still suck.
Can you give me some tips that will help me when i play.
i really need help
i want to be one of those players that gets 80 kills
and 2 deaths. please please please help help help.
i WANT TO BE A COUNTER STRIKE JEDI.
80 kills and 2 deaths? Those are called cheaters, usually unless you
happen to know them personally, in which case they are called "lousy
We've given lots of CS
advice in the mailbag, so to sum up...
- Know your weapons.
- Know your maps.
- Get the realism
- Be aggressive.
- Don't waste your grenades. Often you'll see guys carrying a nade right
off the bat, storming down a hallway and chucking it without knowing
if anyone is there. Great plan if you nail someone and a great plan
to distract 'em, but we prefer to use our nades when we know we'll hit
a guy. There's nothing like saving your HE and using it to kill the
last guy on the map. Big cheers all around.
A Pirate's Life Is Not For Me
Subject: please sell me!!!!!!!!!!
I had seen that their are selling ships and stuff for
you to play burned games on your PS2. My question is,
Why is know one selling some cheap and good burned games?
(could you tell me if you could $sell$ me some burned games)
Dear Unfortunate AOL Subscriber,
Why is no one selling cheap
burned games? Because they are ILLEGAL. Oh, we know - they're 'backups.'
That's a good one. For the 20 years we've been playing video games,
we've always desired the power to make 'backups' of games. Yeah, right.
The fact is, piracy takes
money away from the companies who sell the games, which takes money
away from the people who make the games, which means the games suck
because no one is making them. So stop buying burned games, go
read our reviews and buy some good ones, dammit.
Oh, Arguments Are Down The Hall...
From: Â¡ÂªfÂª® hÂªÂ§Âªñp6rx
where can i download abuse and whats the latest version of it
Dear Mister Stupid,
You can download it right
here, you sniveling retard. Oh, are you too stupid to figure out how,
shnook? We've gotten a lot of dumb letters in our time, but yours makes
this guy look like
this guy. Now do us a favor and take your finger out of your nose,
run it across your face, and jam it into your eye. Moron.
As The Cube Turns
Hey, do you guys have something againt the Cube? Whenever I come
to Game Revolution, all I see on the front page is PS2 and XBox
crap. Where's the GC stuff guys? I wanna see GC!
Review games, NOW!
Dear Unfortunate AOL Subscriber,
We only have one thing against
the Gamecube - where the hell are all the original games? We focus on
reviewing original games here at GR, but almost every single Gamecube
game that's shown up in the GR office is a port of a game already out
on another system, and often one that we've already reviewed.
Don't worry, we plan on eventually
rehashing old reviews while making minor changes to reflect the change
in the system, but we'd much rather see some brand new Gamecube games
coming down the pipe. Star Fox, Metroid...where art thou?