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: "Greg "
im emailing to ask you a member of game revolution if
there has ever been a game about or of playboy for the
playstation and if so plz email me back and if there
is anything else to know about the subject plz email
me as well my friend said there was a play boy game
for playboy for 29.99 but i don't belive him because
he has lied before there for plz email me back as fast
as you can thank you my email to send this to is
****@hotmail.com and plz only send to this address again
He must be talking about
the 'Hugh Hefner Presents' line of PSX games.
Lets see, there's Playboy
Vs. Capcom, Playboy Bunny Bass Fishing, Centerfold Cart
Racer, Hugh Hefner's Pro Skater 4: Playmate of the Year Edition
and Playboy Vs. WCW: Nudity Rules.
Just wait until they release
the first Playboy game for the XXXBox...or will that be Hustler?
Cleo In Disguise
From: "RUMMAN ASI"
"What do evil mind control devices, samurai warriors and
skateboards have in common? Give up? Yeah, so do we. If
you come up with anything good, let us know. In the
meantime, that’s what we did this week at GR. Enjoy."
I know what they have in common. Phsyco mantis from metal
gear solid, soul of the samurai,and ESPN X Games
Skateboarding were all made by Konami.
Wow, you're a regular Cleo!
That was a rhetorical question; we didn't really expect to get
an answer. But since you gave us one let's see if you can nail
What do the games Bonker
Jerks 2, Turbo Can-Kick XL: I Think I Can, Hugh Hefner's
Pro Skater 4: Playmate of the Year Edition and Stephen Hawking's
Kart Racer all have in common?
Take your time.
Are You Down With Munch?
From: "Adrien Baumann"
Subject: A 3-d oddworld?
Now that's just wrong! The Xbox is going to turn oddworld
games to wierd lookin' Mario games! That Sunuvuh! I feel
like killing Bill Gates for making microsoft a monopoly!
Take your foot off the gas,
dear reader! For starters, don't go waving that big scary finger at
Bill. Oddworld was originally planned for the PS2, but the developers
wanted more power and moved it to the Xbox. It was always supposed to
be a 3D game. There are plenty of reasons to kill Bill Gates, but Oddworld
ain't one of 'em.
Besides, there are so many
other things wrong in the world, like our President,
world hunger, this,
the demise of the original Transformers and the bastardization
of their good name with that Beastmasters crap, Circus Peanuts,
and most importantly, this.
Business Or Pleasure?
From: scott lewis
Subject: feeling isolated?
Hey, you guys. Did you guys know that they say
that if you spend to much time playing computer and
video games, you will have trouble keeping a relationship
with other people? Does that worry you in any way,
shape or form?
p.s. I like your game reviews because that witty and
Yes, that is a great concern
of ours as it actually affects the production level here at GR. This
is why we only date other gamers, but sometimes even this can go awry.
Why, just last week Ben broke
up with Duke because Duke got a higher rank on their favorite Counter-Strike
server. Ben moved out of their 1-bedroom apartment but not before he
beheaded all of Duke's Everquest
toys in one final act of jealous rage.
Now at all of our staff meetings
Brian and Shawn have to relay messages back and forth between Duke and
Ben since they won't talk to each other.
And they were such a cute
I Just Want To See That One Part When...
From: "Cletus Thouroughgood"
hi muh name iz cletus thouroughgood and i have a vewy
importunt questiun for yo mailbag.
I recuntly got a phat Ps2 cuz Sony rox0rs yo box0rs, and
muh mom bought me dis here Spice World DVD movie. At firs
i wuz like wtf but den i wutched it and realy likeded it!!
Now i never have rund a dvd playa befor and dis here Ps2
is vewy twicky to opurate! Sew i thought id ask you smurt
guyz at GR for help since yo site is off da hizey fo shizey!
It totully rox. Sew, my questiun iz how do i go about
rewinding my dvd movies on my Ps2? Is there sum cheat code
to workin it? Plz help!!
K thx yo site rox! Peace Easy!
Let us learn you a thing
er two. Yeeehaw!
True, rewinding a DVD on
the Playstation 2 is not the most pleasant of tasks. You need to press
and hold the L2 button (bottom left), which results in a painstakingly
slow rewind. Your other choice is to skip back to the previous chapter
or scene with the L1 button, but often scenes are long and in doing
so you've gone back much too far.
Pinpointing that exact frame
from your favorite movie where the guy does the thing with the sword
and the blood and the killing is harder than any of us had ever expected.
Some companies like this
one and this
one make DVD remotes for your PS2 which have better features, one
of which is a decent rewind. Too bad you have to make an additional
purchase just to retain your sanity when navigating through a DVD.