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: Next-Gen Answers For New Year Questions!
Posted on Tuesday, January 8 @ 12:13:14 Eastern by Duke_Ferris
From: "NICK VOKEY" (***@hotmail.com)
Subject: I want in
Dear Game Revolution,
I was wondering if you could send some info on how to get
in on the action at Game Revolution. I've been visiting
you're site religiously for the past few years and have
read damn near every review on the site. So if you could
just send some info on what you guys are really about i'd
really appriciate it.
We're all about sleep, and
lots of it. And when we say sleep, we mean beer.
You wanna work here? Then
figure out a way for us to play CS constantly while updating
the site every day. Oh, and you'll have to write insightful reviews
to save the world from bad games like this one
and that one.
And you have to take out the garbage and keep the fridge stocked with
caffeinated bubbly beverages. And you have to rub my back. And his.
And you have to take our clothes to the cleaners, and this time less
From: "???" (***@aol.com)
Subject: the anime invasion
hey GR, im scared, very scared. Everyone around me is being brain
washed by god awful japanese garbage. My friends are all under
some hipno-zombie beam that turns them into wierdos. They all
watch anime. Now video games are one thing they r good, and alot
of them come from japan, but anime is got to be the worst thing
i have ever seen in my life. its an invasion, this is payback
for iwa jima, the nuclear bomb attacks, and the ABC prime time
line up!. our saturday mornings are filled with god-awful crap
that doesnt even make sense, what ever happened to eek the cat?.
My friend, jerry, watches this wierd crap called bebop cowbow.
i dont know if u guys have seen this or not but it is crap.
also my other friend, drew blew 20 bucks on a gundam DVD. now
im sure u guys have seen this and it is full of nasty homo-sex.
YECH! those people in japan must be some sick twisted freaks to
see gay-porn and robots as entertainment. So GR can u help me out
by giving me the solution to how to save my friends from crap?
Dear Unfortunate AOL Subscriber,
You can't. Save yourself!
Though not all anime is trash, most of it is highly questionable. It's
the Black Death of today's cartoons.
If you really want to save
your friends, show them these pictures
of their favorite anime heros during their off-hours, without all the
padded suits, make-up and strategic camera angles. They don't look so
cool after all...
Tastes Great. Less Filling.
From: "???" (***@aol.com)
Subject: (no subject)
??????? Did I send you that??? I musta been on crack......
P.S What is juicier, nerd brains or game-reviewer brains?
Dear Yet Another Unfortunate
Zombie Duke says there isn't
much difference, except game-reviewer brains are much, much larger.
And sexier. And have bigger pecs.
Are Your Headlights On Or Are You Just Happy To Frag Me?
From: "Alcia" (***@aol.com)
Subject: I do not play in the nude!
Why is it that whenever I'm playing a game of Counter
Strike, or Day of Defeat, and people find out I am a
girl, they simply have to ask if I'm playing nude?
I mean, c'mon now. Do they honestly believe that any
girl really does that? And second of all, why do all
you guys get so aggitated to know you're being beaten
by a girl? I do really really well in both CS, and DoD,
and everyone is fine with it until they figure out that
"Alcia Haro" is a female name, and then freak out and
accuse me of cheating....
::sigh:: Well, thanks GR guys! Love your site.
They're only asking you that
for two reasons. The first is that they're* dorks
with little life outside of the warm glow of their monitors.
Secondly, all boys play online
FPS games in the nude with a little red bowtie around their...controls.
Why wouldn't girls do the same?
You should see GR office
LAN parties. You never have to worry about what to wear. They're a blast,
though I'd advise bringing your own controller...
* Feel free to replace
every instance of the word 'they' with the word 'we.'
Grilled German Crow, With A Dash Of Shut Up.
From: "Jason M. Madey" (***@attbi.com)
Subject: who do you guys think you are?
I want to know who reviewed RTCW? and what were they
thinking when writing the review. This person must be
some kind of idiot and jerk for giving it the grade
they did. Its not even so much the grade but the
reasons why it only got a B. On of the negative
things about the game was"- Killing Zombie Nazis?"
What is wrong with killing zombie nazis? It not only
adds character to the game but makes more interesting
and gives the game some difficulty(some zombie nazis
were hard). Another negative reason was "- Great
Looking Zombie Nazis?" Now what the hell is wrong
with that?? The zombies look beautiful(relatively
speaking) just like the rest of the game. Who do you
think you are(writer of review) to put that as a
negative? Not many things piss me off but this does,
some low budget game website giving bad reasons for
why a game is not good. I mean wtf is wrong with
killing zombie nazis that look good? I do not
understand. Please email me back giving me a
reasonable explanation for this. I am guessing
though you wont email me back about it because you
have no good reason for why you did this.
budget website?" Maybe. But we're also the third largest gaming review
site in the world (soon to be 1st or 2nd, as the competition is slowly
going the way of the California grizzly). You might want to do your
homework before opening your piehole next time.
You may not be familiar with us, but GR is known for being hardcore
and telling it like it is. We don't give out "A's" to any
old game, and frankly, a "B" from us is a damn good grade.
You also seem to have misunderstood the humorous intent of the report
card. Please read the entire review before you jump to hasty conclusions.
You'll learn all kinds of stuff, like an answer to the question, "what
is wrong with killing zombie nazis?"