The only thing that stops the dust is the rain. It’s a sweet reprieve, but there is no middle ground. The land is either as dry as the Betty Ford clinic, or as wet as the ocean floor. Everything can be seen from the ridge overlooking Armadillo as John Marston gently bounces along atop...
Posted on Monday, November 27 @ 12:13:14 PST by Duke_Ferris
Bill vs. Some Other Guy?
From: Steve Winston (***@intagliovat.com)
game system I am a big fan of your site and value your
honest and concise opinion. What do you think of this
new game system from this start up company called Indrema.
They are using Linux software, with DVD capapibility,
and internet access and it says it will contain more gig
and megahertz than the xbox? Is the game revolution hot for
this product or do you prefer to stick with the status quo
game systems. Thanks
First, let's get the facts
straight. The Indrema
will be using a 600 MHz processor vs. X-box's
733 MHz. The processing power is, technically, not more powerful.
On paper, the Indrema certainly
sounds promising. Any system that allows you to take a PC game CD and
place it your home console quickly turns my head. The promise of open-sourced
code could result in a deluge of games.
But the truth of the matter
is that the Indrema is a Linux based system, which just doesn't mean
much to the mass market. And specs don't make a system - resources do.
Without resources to support it, the system is fighting an enormous
uphill battle. And at this point, we've yet to hear much buzz from our
Let's forget about the Xbox
for a second and consider the gaming community as a whole. The PS2 just
shipped, sending ripples throughout the industry. The Dreamcast is cranking
out critically acclaimed games and is still the only online console.
regardless of it's limitations or benefits, sports the Nintendo name,
which is actually worth quite a bit these days.
By the time the Xbox and
GameCube launch, there will be 4 next generation home systems to choose
from. We don't think there's room for that many, let alone 5.
But who knows? Maybe Linux
will catch fire and become the great OS savior it's supposed to be.*
Maybe Microsoft will screw up the launch of the Xbox and make room for
the Indrema. **
And maybe GR will make our
own home console system called the "Bonkerbox." ***
* It won't.
** They won't.
*** We definitely won't.
The Final Thought
From: "Glockmagic" (***@aol.com)
Subject: Re: Silver Lining emailer...."Gaming Politics?"
I can't believe that anybody who likes video gaming
dislike Asians. One thing closed minded people like
this guy fail to realize is that we all live on the
same planet and what we think of each other is as
important as what we do to each other to get along.
If it means giving once in a while then so be it.
Because I am sure we take a lot more back.
You know, I don't think Jerry
Springer himself could have said it any better. Take care of yourself,
and each other.
Forgive Them, Odin. They Know Not What They Do.
From: Shawn Weaver (***@hotmail.com)
Subject: DIE DIE DIE DIE HAHAHA SAL IS A GONER!
I AM CHALLENGING MR MAGICPANTS TO A MATCH TO THE DEATH!!!
I SHAL PREVAIL
VICTORIES AND STRIP HIM OF HIS MAGIC PANTS!!!!
MWAHAHAHAH THIS TIME I WILL NOT LOSE!!! YOU BETTER BE
ON TONIGHT SAL OR YOUR GRANDMA GETS IT, OLD GRANNY
MAGIC PANTS!!! YOU WILL KNOW ME WHEN YOU SEE ME!!!!
THIS IS A DEATHTREAT BROUGHT TO YOU BY:
Sal is away from his desk
at the moment. If you would like to leave a message, Deathmatch Challenge
or virgin-offering, please do so after the beep. Mr. Magicpants will
get back to you as soon as he has finished eviscerating his latest victim.
P.S. If this is a challenge,
Mr. Magicpants requires all contenders to submit an approximate measurement
of their head. Mr. Magicpants' Trophy Rack is growing increasingly full.
A Hole In One!
From: "Austin Madison" (***@willinet.net)
Subject: i dont know
can i download the hole game off the internet if so tell me how
Hmm...The hole game? Cyberpatrol
made us take that one down.
Living In Paradise
From: John Trudel (***@mail.com)
On Gilligan's Island, if the professor could build a radio out of
coconut, why couldn't he fix a hole in the boat?
Of course the Professor could fix the hole in the boat! But
think about it: beautiful beaches,
no taxes, all the fruit you can eat, and not one, but TWO hot babes
to hang with.