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...
From: Sheena WL Williams
I am a kinda serious gamer. I try to keep up with
the guys and play the new stuff that comes out. I
have problems with the games. For one I can never
join the guy talk of how they love the new rounded
graphics of the VF 4 women, and how great their
racks look w/o looking crazy or gay (nothings wrong
with being gay, I'm just not). Also, the game makers
always have women in tiny clothes bouncing around.
Why not have a guy or two in little shorts with huge
muscles, to please the female eye ? I vow to make a
game some day with guys in tiny shorts with huge
packages and send you a copy.
First off, we tip our hats
to you, oh elusive female console action gamer.
Your kind is rare - we have sworn to protect your species from all things
fluffy and pink.
When the boys start talking
about the racks of the women in VF
4, simply remind them that they're talking about the RACKS OF
THE WOMEN IN VF4. Gently explain that they aren't real racks. Then,
show them a picture of a real person so they know what you're talking
You want guys in tight pants?
Uh, haven't you noticed the plethora of wrestling games out there? You'll
find more man-skin in WWF
Raw than a gay porn flick. Maybe.
It's That Stuff Made From Trees...
Subject: Mean Dad
What would you do if your dad took away your fricken PS2
and all your games. I can't play any of them. And I am
grounded too and cannot watch TV and I think I will die.
A set of written,
printed, or blank pages fastened along one side and encased
between protective covers.
printed or written literary work.
main division of a larger printed or written work: a
book of the Old Testament.
in which financial or business transactions are recorded.
Financial or business records considered as a group: checked
the expenditures on the books.
script of a play.
set of prescribed standards or rules on which decisions
are based: runs the company by the book.
regarded as a source of knowledge or understanding.
total amount of experience, knowledge, understanding, and
skill that can be used in solving a problem or performing
a task: We used every trick in the book to finish
the project on schedule.
Factual information, especially of a private nature: What's
the book on him?
A packet of like
or similar items bound together: a book of matches.
A record of bets
placed on a race
Now We Can Beat Level 4.
Subject: Re: Grand tursimo a-spec
In a message dated 3/28/2002 5:50:50 PM Eastern Standard Time,
do I get anything 4 giving u this code????
Dear Unfortunate AOL Subscriber,
Thanks for sending us that
terrific code. What does it do?
You get a solid gold coffee mug.
From: Steven P Greasley
Why is it I've never seen anyone with a 56k modem actually hit 56k?
Mine connects at about 49k.
In the computer world, the
speed known as 56k functions like the speed of light in your universe.
Data can only approach the speed of 56k, but never reach it. As it gets
faster, the data gets infinitely fatter, until it can no longer fit
inside the wires.
At 49k, you're pretty fat.
Well above the average. Try cutting down on the Doritos and getting
a little exercise.
Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah...
This may not be the 2 most common things that I can write about,
but truth be told, I have something on my mind. In about 3
months, my school will be out, and I will be starting sleep
away camp. This year, I probably wont be doing much, because
I have outgrown my camper years, and am now a waiter, with
nothing to do most of the day, except sleep, and serve food.
So my question is if it is a good thing to get the gamecube
mobile monitor? I know that there are many releases coming out
this summer, and if im away, I can buy them, and play them
without waiting 2 months to buy. I also figure that its
practicability as being used as a mobile screen for other
such entertainment devices is very good, but is it worth $150?
So I ask, is it a good idea to get it, or not?
We're not really fans of
mobile monitors here at GR, mainly because it just doesn't seem worth
it, considering the expensive price tag. When you add up the cost of
the Gamecube and the Mobile Monitor, you wind up with $350. That's a
lot of cash considering the system doesn't play DVDs. Unless you're
going to be away from your gaming rig for a very, very long time, you
might want to just take a few months to reacquaint yourself with other
things, like the outside air and the sun and stuff and junk and things.
Besides, you can always pick up the games you missed when you return
from waiter camp.