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...
From: Beth, Alissa & Austin (****@bellsouth.net)
Hi i don't own a system but i want cheat codes sent to
me bi monthly with an explanation of how and when to do
what with how and the other thing please help me i am
really wanting cheat codes so i can impress my friends
with knowing cheat codes.. i would memorize them.
you pal the big garganutor!
I don't know how much the
grade school scene has changed over the last 12-15 years, but in our
day, lying about girls would impress more people more often than the
"A, B, B, A" code for Ikari Warriors.
P.S. You don't need us to
send you codes. Just make 'em up...and remember to throw in words like
"unlimited" and "nude" every so often to lend the
air of credibility.
From: "Lord Otaku" (********@kscable.com)
Subject: I AM NOT SHOUTING
somebody tell me something. why the hell is it that
NOBODY seems to be in there right mind when your not
near the ocean? in california im sure they too are
going through the same kind of ps2 shortage we are but
its not near as bad. (i live in a fairly large town
in the middle of kansas, and we will be getting a total
of 8 ps2's. thats *8* for a town of about 30.000 people,
1000 of which are too old to be anything more than a
problem for everyone else, and 2900 others who all want
that ps2 TODAY) i can understand that being so far in
what can be called the bible belt can be some what
trying, BUT IM GONNA START BUSTING SOME SERIOUS SKULLS
IF THESE BUTT NUGGETS DONT GET WITH THE F**** PROGRAM.
Dear Lord Otaku,
We've heard of some strange
and bizarre occurrences happening in the magical land of Kansas, especially
around this time of All Hallows Eve. Even
after the hot-water death of the Wicked Witch of the "Westsiiiide,"
her villainy still haunts the land.
Lucky for you, our code master
is also proficient in the ways of the super natural. We convinced him
to create a spell that
will cure the Kansas PS2 enthusiasts of their PS2 blues.
Gather together 29,000 angry
potential PS2 customers, stand outside the Sony HQ and simply click
your heels together 3 times (they must be high-heeled glass slippers)
shouting at the top of your
lungs, "There's no place like Microsoft! There's no place like
If that doesn't work, then
do what everyone else is doing and go beat up some little kid who has
P.S. Warning: Profuse
clicking of the heels can cause irreparable tendonitis of the Achilles
tendon. Proceed with caution.
The Truth and Nothing But...
From: Guy Thompson (*******bak.rr.com)
Subject: Love the site hate the letters column
Alright Game Revolution. I have been reading your web
site for a long time now and most of what you do is
different and informative. However your letters column
is, from my eyes absolutely typical. I have no idea
why this is but it seems every darn online letters
column I read (especially columns that are video game
related) have the same format. Some stupid nonsense
question or comment is answered with some stupid
nonsense answer. Is it just because you always do
it at the last minute and have no time to research
the real questions and give intelligent, professional
answers that will be informative and interesting to
the individual asking the question as well as any
random surfer who is reading the column? Or is it
your intention to create two pages of slop exactly
like the crap on just about any other game web site
you go too? I'm sure there are others who are
thinking this same thing so please, put this letter
in your next column and answer it straight out and
intelligently. No BS.
We spent an inordinate amount
of time trying to come up with a good answer to your letter, but we
forgot the question. So instead we
got drunk and passed out.
PC Vs. PS2. Round 1...Fight!
From: "???" (*****@aol.com)
Subject: (no subject)
for all you console game players out there theirs
a new system THE COMPUTER. Yeah you can play game,
watch moives and do your homwork all at the same
time. Wow Amazing. We all know that consoles have
been copying computers for what is now..... ever!
What is this putting a dvd on a console.
Whats next? What i'm trying to say is computers are
better then console aways have away
The computer? I've heard
of that thing. Isn't that the same system that costs at least $1000?
Hmmmm...I don't have a small fortune. All I have is $300!
Isn't this is also the same
machine that requires the inexperienced to do a Vulcan mind meld with
the darn thing just to figure out which drivers will allow my character
to have the same head on level 3 and 16 as he does in the rest of the
game? Wait..it's not the drivers...it's the video card? So now I need
to buy a new one?
Yeah, nothing like some PC
gaming to realy get the blood flowing. Assuming, of course, you've downloaded
and correctly installed the appropriate "blood flow" patch,
which may or may not erase previously saved games...
P.S. Don't get us wrong...we
still love PC gaming, and indeed there are still many things you can
do with a PC that you just can't do with a console. But there are WAY
more zombie games on the consoles, and that seals it for us.
Ya Feel Me?
From: "smcdonnel" (*******@home.com)
Subject: You think that was bad
when i was at my retailer store waiting in line it was snowing
I couldnt feel my balls