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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GR Mailbag: The GR male is in, and boy, is he sexy!
Posted on Tuesday, May 29 @ 12:13:14 Eastern by Duke_Ferris
From: "ssgoku23" (***@uswest.net)
I was reading the discription of the Rune demo because after
playing H.O.V., I was considering buying the full game and I
saw that G.O.D. is based in my home town of madison. Would you
happen to have anymore information on their location?
keep on rocking
While our secret, powerufl
ties to ancient evils makes us privy to knowledge beyond that of normal
men, we have yet to truly discover the whereabouts of GOD.
Based in your hometown of
Madison? Not likely. Our sources indicate that the elusive deity is
currently residing in a shabby duplex near the Roscoe's
Chicken & Waffles in Oakland, CA.
A Journey of Self-Discovery!
From: "hld21" (***@yahoo.com)
Subject: Yahoo! Auto Response
I have gone to look for my self should i return before i get
back keep me here i would like to meet myself.
Thanx a bunch
We tried to make you wait
here so you could meet yourself, but you started getting all antsy and
anxious and unsure if you were dressed properly for the meeting.
Then you bolted off to go find yourself on your own but you were already
on your way here.
From: "BlingBlingShyne1" (***@aol.com)
Subject: E3 2001 - A Spam Odyssey
i love getting great info without leaving the sh*tty
comfort of my home to buy a weak magazine for $6.99.
thank you SPAM!
Woohoo! GR scores points
by catering to the socially deprived, agoraphobic youth.
Indeed, paying for weak print
mags sucks. That's why we recommend stealing!*
*LEGAL NOTE: Game Revolution does not actually
condone theft. We hold ourselves exempt from any responsibility should
one of our readers attempt to steal something. It's not our fault some
people are stupid. Okay fine, maybe it is. But still, don't blame us
because some jerk took this joke too seriously. Instead, blame
Judas Priest. They've been trying to brainwash people for years.
Our Favorite Pastime!
From: "Vaibhav Roy" (***@hotmail.com)
Subject: uh hi!
i know that u guyz eat, sleep, and drink games but dont u guyz have
nothing better to do in ure life? like go out and see the birds, the
sun and the sky and cool off.
Actually, we have plenty
of better things to do, such as correct your double negative problem.
Now, what is this 'birds'
and 'sun' you speak of? Is that like some fancy new graphics engine?
And what are the minimum system requirements to run this 'sky'?
Can I buy that online?
The War Rages On!
From: "PhantmRain" (***@aol.com)
Subject: Good God help me!!
Hey GR, im in quite a dilema. I've been saving my cash up
for quite some time to buy the PS2, but now, im utterly
confused. I seriously dont know what i should do, get the
PS2 now, or wait for the other next-gen consoles. I really
dont want what happened to the Dreamcast to happen to the
PS2 if i get it, and im pretty sure it wont, but theres
always a possibility. You probably get this question a
lot, but please do you guys think you should all take a
vote or something to tell us (the gaming community) what
your opinion is, if microsoft hasnt sucked it outa you,
which i highly doubt for i am a loyal reader.
Greetings Mr. Rain,
we were hoping that after E3 no one would ask this question again. But
all E3 managed to do was confuse our already cluttered brains.
All three systems
look incredibly promising, with the Nintendo GameCube
being the biggest surprise of the show. The bulk of their games consisted
style and Starfox
games, which may turn off some gamers, but the breathtaking Star
Wars: Rogue Leader demonstrates the awesome power of the system
from a third-party perspective. And who can beat the GameCube's MSRP
The PS2 had
the largest number of games, including some very cool titles like GTA3,
May Cry, plus the promise (if confusing and uncertain) for
online playability very soon. Oh, and there's always that little MGS
2 game. Frankly, we'd be totally shocked if the system went under
any time soon, based solely on the fact that so many titles are currently
in development and the system still has quite a buzz (unlike the Dreamcast,
which never really competed).
Oddly, the Xbox
was probably the least impressive of the three. The games that were
there looked very promising, but there just wasn't nearly the presence
we were expecting. We
did, however, get our questions about Halo
So where do
things stand? Well, considering that only one system is currently available,
there's no reason to start freaking out just yet. By the time the GameCube
and Xbox launch in November, Sony may very well drop the price of the
PS2 to better compete. We should also have a better sense of the online
capabilities of the systems by then.
For the time
being, we suggest holding off on purchasing a new rig unless you're
really hard up for next-gen joy. The plethora of questions out there
will be answered when the consoles actually hit shelves. In the meantime,
enjoy the summer and go buy some PC games! =)