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GR Mailbag: The Nighttime Sniffling Sneezing... So You Can Rest Mailbag!

Posted on Tuesday, December 4 @ 16:00:00 Eastern by Duke_Ferris
Insane Requests!
From: "Lorenzo Tulipano"
Subject:You Need More Reviews
There are plenty of games for the Xbox and Game Cube for 
you to review. Instead of reviewing PS2 games(which suck) 
review for the brand new systems, Xbox and Game Cube. We 
as consumors need to know which counsol is better. You 
need to drop all other things and do more reviews. Don't 
do reviews of crapy games though. Review maybe something 
that is a later version of a game that has been very 
popular. Also pick games you know will suceed. I don't 
want to see reviews of that wasteless crap, its not worth 
spending your time on. So hurry up because the holidays 
are coming, and I need to know what to ask for Christmas. 
Sorry if I have offended you in any way, but these are my 
comments. 
Thank you.

Hi Lorenzo,

No offense taken, but you seem confused. On one hand, you don't want any PS2 review because the games suck. But then you ask us to only review the games we know will succeed...which include PS2 games. To suggest that we put the mighty PS2 on the back burner when it is putting out hit after hit is just plain silly.

In fact, some of the best games on the planet right now are for the PS2. MGS 2? GTA 3? THPS 3? SSX Tricky? Jak & Daxter?

And wait a minute...Only pick games that we think will succeed? Ya know, we tried that but then we realized how fun it is to write reviews like this one, that one, and all of these.

- GR

We Were Right! We Were Right!
From: "Matthew Shields"
Subject: I am so sorry GR, my earlier I humble myself before thee oh Game Revolution, for I had spoken badly of a game i dearly love now. In my prejudice rage, I judged, one of my now most favorite game, MGS2, on the soul fact I could not be Snake. I ask that you forgive my last message, and I humbly accept any punishment thou sees as just. Make an example of my ignorance.

Hi Matthew,

Normally we would tar, feather and hog-tie you to an IMax screen playing endless marathons of the Teletubbies, but we too almost wrote off MGS 2, so you're excused this time.

Initially, not being Snake sucks big time. But eventually, Raiden comes into his own and gets to be kinda cool. Now all he needs is a haircut and dye job.

- GR

P.S. GR is never one to say "We told you so." But we did. Hehe.

Dollar "Bill" Fingered Again!
From: "James Allensworth" 
Subject: from james
ok today i went to blockbuster to rent some cool dreamcast 
game i havent played yet. and you wanna know what happened? 
probably not but thats ok ill tell you anyway. i walked 
around and found the game section. 2 rows of n64 games, 
2 rows of ORIGINAL PLAYSTATION games, half a row of gameboy 
games, and half a row of gamecube/ playstation 2/xbox games. 
where did my dreamcast games go? blockbuster must be connected 
with microslush and nintendo and sony. im sad now. its a big 
scam to suck gameplayers around into buying that crap

Hey James,

It's easy to point fingers at other companies when searching for reasons to explain the mysterious actions of Blockbuster. But we don't think Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft got together with Blockbuster and threatened to break its knees unless it pulled Dreamcast games from the shelves.

We think it's more fun to just blame Blockbuster. We have proof that that chain is responsible for a wealth of social ills, including the hole in the ozone layer, all the anthrax scares, George W. Bush being elected, Yanni, the Neverwinter Nights delays, why things are hard to build but easy to destroy, Jar Jar Binks, racism, why Coke tastes better than Pepsi, why blondes have more fun, why your girlfriend left you, the burning of the Library at Alexandria, the Burning of Rome and the burning of our favorite Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles.

- GR

Digital Mystics
From: "Eric Roberts"
Subject: My theory on the consol wars
I have a really solid theory on the outcome of the consol wars: 
Now as I recall Taco Bell is the death ticket for all promotional 
material.They promoted Godzilla (wow what a hit), Tomb Raider 
(another great feat in cinematic history) and now our beloved Xbox. 
And as I see it the Xbox is done just for the simple fact that it 
is in bed with Taco Hell (opps meant bell) and no promotion 
(even the little dog) is immune to their own tragic fate.
Now the Game Cube is done for the simple fact they have the smallest 
disks known to man (they look like drink coasters). Time may tell 
in this theory, but I feel that not being able to use it as a DVD 
player will ultimately seal the fate of the Game Cube.
The Playstation 2 will prevail just because that's what people know 
(actually I like the Xbox better but...). They are bkw compatible, 
have DVD (without the 30$ remote), and have the backing of many 
companies that the others aspire to have.That's my take what 
do you think.
Eric Roberts

Hey there Eric,

Wow, it's a good thing you don't work for us. But Miss Cleo might be able to put those hallucinogenic precognitive abilities to good use. We'll even write you a letter of recommendation.

- GR

GR Xbox Secrets Revealed
From: "Curtis Seichter"
Subject: Xbox
Hey,
Are the controllers for Xbox hard to handle or comfortable? 
Have you used the CD ripper? Halo is sweet

Good Questions, Curtis! Our answers: Both, yes and true.

- GR

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