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GR Mailbag: Posting Your Problems!

Posted on Tuesday, April 30 @ 12:13:14 Eastern by Duke_Ferris
Thanks For The Insider Tip!
From: "wanna know? yes whyno?" 
Subject: none
Hi, well hi had been reading about a videogame (a rpg), 
that the gamecube, and sega, are getting in secret, but 
i dont know if they are working on it, or if all is 
bullsh*t. and i was asking my self if you could 
investigate about it.
ME.

Yeah, we know all about it, but we can't tell you. However, we will say that it features characters and things, as well as stuff and, like, guys who totally kick ass. It's also rumored to contain graphics and sound. And it's got these places in it, oh man, these places that look like places you've never been to!

We're excited!

-GR

People Are Strange...
From: "Amanda McDonald" 
Subject: duKe
tell duke to write me back, please, cap't caveman.
what was the name of his parrot? 

Dear Amanda,

Duke's parrot's name is Milton. Now please obey the restraining order.

-GR

Hey! Keep Out Of The Finger Paints!
From: "Daniel Welch" 
Subject: I got a cool pic! (I made it meself)
I drew this cool pic 
of old boy Maxie Payne gone bad. Hope ye likes it!
Written and edited by,
*******@email.com

Dear Daniel,

Er, thanks! That's a, uh, well, great picture! We really like the way it looks nothing like Max Payne! That shows imagination, or something!

Now please stop eating the paste.

-GR

Yu Spelll Reel Gud
From: Jeremy Racicot 
Subject: Terrible grammar & spelling in letters
Heya. I'm a regular visitor of your website; I always
check it out to see what new reviews have been posted.
Your reviews are always informative and truly
hilarious. I also check out the mailbag from time to
time, and 95% of the time each letter seems to be
plagued with copious amounts of bad grammar,
horrendous spelling, and usually dumb arguments. What
I'm asking is, does it ever drive you insane, all
these letters from people who don't know how to write
properly? Whenever I look at reader reviews and forum
posts, when I see this sort of bad writing, it makes
me sick that so many gamers aren't coherent enough to
take the time to type something that doesn't look like
it was typed by a 5-year old. Got anything to say
about this? I'm out. Thnaks for your time.
Grey Fox
P.S.: Oh yeah, do all these letters about pornographic
content in games by so many sicko readers bother you
as well?

Dear Grey Fox,

Thanks for the spell-checked letter. Indeed, much of the e-mail we recieve features, uh, colorful spelling and, er, creative grammar. When you consider that about 50% of the online community has the educational background of a ham sandwich, you don't really expect much.

But rather than let it get to us, we just file it under "artistic expression." It's not misspelled, it's just spelled differently! These people aren't morons, they're simply grammatically challenged!

We gotta get out of Berkeley.

-GR

The Times,They Are A Changin'...
From: Alex Noble 
Subject: IGN...no , Gamespot...No, Gamerevolution...Yes!
The idea of subscribing to a website is so shockingly
foreign to me. In my mind it is a buisness practice
of porn sites and investment newsletters that give bad
stock tips. So I go to Gamespot, see the news story
about Gamespot Complete, take the site off of my
favorites list, and vow never to go there again. You
now are my only refuge against the onslaught of evil
pay for content video game sites. Just promise me you
won't pull that crap on us.
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Yahoo! Games - play chess, backgammon, pool and more
http://games.yahoo.com/

Dear Alex,

Thanks for the compliment. We hope to never have to resort to subscriptions or donations...but the Internet is rapidly changing.

Running a game website isn't as easy as it was when we started back in 1996. Advertising revenue simply doesn't cover costs, which means we all have to come up with other ways to make money. We don't say that out of greed, we say that out of very straightforward business needs. For instance, it's important for GR to pay the electric bill.

If it was up to us, we would never charge any of you a dime to read any part of GR, and with some luck, you'll never have to.

But in case you wake up one morning, surf over to GR and find a "donation" button or "subscription" field, please don't hate us for it. We'd only be doing it becaue it's either that or pull the plug. After all, we've been free for 6 years...

-GR

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