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: Saving The Universe & Answering Your Mail!
Posted on Tuesday, January 16 @ 12:13:14 PST by Duke_Ferris
how do you guys figure out all these codes?
Dear Mr/Ms. No Name,
Simple. First we divine the
celestial patterns found on old acid-washed jeans from the late 80's.
Then we apply our auras to the energy of the game, undulating
within its electrical pulses in order to tap into its chakrah. Provided
Moon is in the Seventh House, we can unlock the mysteries of the game
through intense Shiatsu work.
Or we try Up, Up, Down, Down,
Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. Worked for Gradius!
The Fight Card!
From: "Tecno Beer" (***@hotmail.com)
Subject: Who would win?
Solid Snake Vs. Snake Plisken
Mario Vs. Metal Gear
Canada Vs. Belgium
Bill Gates' Robot Army Vs. Mr.T
Solid Snake Vs. Snake
Maybe Solid Snake, but first he'd have to shut off that damn codec thingy
so all those people back at the command center won't be nagging him
like a bunch of bored housewives.
Mario Vs. Metal Gear:
Mario. Spicy meat-a-balls!
Canada Vs. Belgium:
What's the difference? (here comes the hate mail!)
Bill Gates' Robot Army
I thought Mr. T was Bill Gates' Robot Army!
Makin' The Grade?
From: "Morphine" (***@yahoo.com)
Subject: Its time to Rate GR
Hey GR Staff,
You guys like to Grade other peoples work and
critisize, but how about you? You can give, but can
Its time for Morphine to stop taking all this @#!@$%
from my parents and let out my rage!!!(Ya thats right
skiping Spanish, so what got something better to do?)
A** (No +)
+ Excellent Humor!!!!
+ Grades to classify games
+ Codes Work!!!!
+ Something to do instead of Spanish
- Can't moon Spanish teacher
- No porno (could get some in ads)
- B+ for Final Fantasy VII?!?!?!?
What do you care anyway? You already
trashed my e-mail. (I really need some
attention before my brains get all over
my bathroom wall)
However, every GR report
card comes with a response from an angry, barely literate reader who
completely disagrees with the review. So allow us to retort...
"You only give GR an
A?!? You guyss suck. GR gits a 'A'?! That's the bestest website ever.
All my freinds use GR and they say Game Revolution is the bestest
on the internet, so how can you give it a simpel A. That site is worthy
of an A+ so plaease change your grade. Poooop!"
There. Now it's official.
Chris to Fox Hound... Chris to Fox Hound...
From: "Chris Dowling" (***@bigpond.com.au)
Subject: letter to Hideo Kojima
Is it possible to write a letter or send an E-Mail to Hideo Kojima
(The man behind Metal Gear Solid)?If so can you please send me his
Yours Sincerely, Chris Dowling
Sure, but not through e-mail!
First you need to use your
codec to contact Mei Ling (140.96). Give her your Fox Hound Username
and she will promptly patch you through to Hideo Kojima.
I would wait until after
6 pm. The codec rates are much cheaper in the evening.
From: Peter (***@hotmail.com)
Subject: review the 3dfx Voodoo5 5500
I was wondering if you guys are gonna review the voodoo5 video
card. I'm quite curious what you think about it. I just ordered
one online and I wonder if u think I did a wise thing.
I love your site, keep up the good work.
It's true, GR has not reviewed
the latest video card from 3Dfx (Voodoo5 5500)...nor do we regret
We were waiting out for the
the big Voodoo 6000, which has since been scrapped along with
any other consumer level video card by 3Dfx.
The V5 is a great
card, but we just prefer the all-encompassing compatibility of the NVIDIA
chipset boards (we love you, GeForce 2). OpenGL and D3D are handled
3Dfx uses their "Glide"
as an API which has more incompatibilty issues than a Computer Currents