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: "Vaibhav Roy"
Subject: hercules prophet 4500 statement
I aint muslim but iam warning you about the comment you
made in your front page ' rendering for muhommad.'
Do you know some terrorist groups like lakshar-e-toyeba,
hizbulla will come straight into your compund and strip your
D..K off like a fruit. Iam seriously warning you, there are
IDIOTS AND FUNDAMENTILITS IN THIS WORLD AND YOURE IN BIG
TROUBLE IF YOURE CONTINUING THIS.
hope ull understand
vaibhav roy ( not a muslim )
You're absolutely right.
There's an endless sea of idiots and misguided fundamentalists out there.
But before they can get to us, the ultimate end-level bosses, they must
first cross the moat of hot molten Circus
Peanuts, which is guarded by rabid, flesh-eating, alcoholic Pikachus.
Plus we got knives, sharp sticks and Dolemite.
But thanks for warning us.
We didn't realize that "Muhammad" was a bad word. Next time,
we'll use more politically correct prophet names like "Jesus Christ,"
or "Lippy the Wino," a prophet who wanders Telegraph Ave.
in Berkeley. He speaketh the truth...for spare change or some food or
I Think I'm Turning Chinese... I Really Think So!
From: "Conrad Poon"
Subject: Hong Kong Pride!!
Well looking at Johnny liu's Jet li picture and names like
Brian Chui, Clint Chang and Brian Gee's picture of Chow Yun
Fat......... are u guys actually chinese/Hong Kong people or
just chinese wannabes?
Connie Poon from Hong Kong
Whoops! The jig is up. We
hoped no one would notice, but it seems we've been found out. Since
the cat's out of the bag...
- Ben wants to be a Cantonese-style
pork bun, but it's against his religion.
- Shawn swears he's a garlic
prawn in black-bean sauce.
- Brian frequently impersonates
- Duke wishes to be an eggroll,
but he looks more like Szechwan spicy pig-stomach.
What can we say? You are
what you eat.
He's Not Only The President, He's Also A Reader!
From: "David Nissel"
Subject: red faction
You're an idiot for giving Red Faction a B! I give you an F for your
Red Faction President
Imagine our surprise when
we got hate mail from the Red Faction President! Let's hear it
for unbiased opinions!
Mess With Ed, You Be Dead
Subject: Help me doc!
Hey GR, i've been a loyal reader for quite some time now,
about a year or so. I love reading the reviews and the
mailbag. The only person that i've never heard more than
a few words from is "Ed." is that the editor, or some guy
named Ed with signs of a sense of humor? And if its some
guy named Ed, how come he's not on the GR staff? Thanks
for reading this, and, by the way, when are you guys going
to make another rant???
We get quite a few letters
requesting more information on the elusive Ed. Who is this Ed, and why
does he show up in so many reviews?
Hrm...we'll try to get another
rant up soon. Maybe we'll ask the GR Editors...cough cough...
My Turn. No, My Turn!
From: "apollo morales"
What is the difference between Real-Time (RTS)and Turn-Based ?
This is probably
just an attempt to get into our esteemed mailbag. But on the off chance
that this is a real letter from the real Apollo who lives
on the real Mount Olympus, who are we to deny an immortal a little
system is when each side or team takes turns in issuing their commands.
It's your move, then my move. Chess is the ultimate turn-based game.
Other turn-based games include the Worms
system is when both parties are attacking and defending at the same
time. The action is constant. Warcraft is a typical real-time
The board game Monopoly is turn-based,
but the fight you had with the school bully yesterday was fought in