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: "Jeff Thomas"
Subject: YOUR SITE
I review gaming sites and have to say this is not that
good. It's not updated and plenty of info is left out.
Your site will not be reviewed to the public.
Wait...GR will not be reviewed
to the public? You don't review things that suck? Some reviewer you
We've spent the last 5 years
diligently reviewing crap, and we've found it to be rewarding, entertaining
and action-packed. If we didn't review games that sucked, we'd have
about 30 reviews up on the site.
But what do you care, Mr.
Picky. Go back to your critique of Game
Gerbil and let us continue to run our unworthy site in peace.
He Likes Us. He Like Us Not!
Subject: this site rocks
Hey who ever this is really sucks at rating games and
doesnt no anything about ps2.ps2 is the best system and
cought the hearts of many players other wise why would
it be the top gameing system fag.You got alot to learn.
write back from some game freak
Hey some game freak,
"We got a lot to learn."
True. But we also have a lot to teach, such as proper spelling and grammar,
or at least using the little 'spellcheck' option in Word. Sheesh.
In fact, Ben's desk is littered
with pictures of him and his PS2 enjoying their first Christmas together.
And Brian swears he was able to convince his PS2 to be photographed
in the nude. He's got the hickies to prove it!
And The Winner Is...
From: "Adam D."
Subject: Is there a prize?
Is there a prize for collecting the most Game Revolution News issues?
I have already collected 33 isues. PLEASE REPLY!!!!!!!
There most assuredly is a
prize for collecting the most newsletters and you, my friend, have
won that very prize!
For collecting 33 issues
(over 6 months worth) of Spam Revolution, you will receive directly
from the esteemed Game Revolution, 1 (one) limited edition, never-before-seen
die-cut, embossed and signed copy of Spam Revolution #112, which will
arrive in your inbox this Friday! (die-cutting,
embossing and signing sold separately)
hey my name is aaron.... i found out some..interesting
info about the xbox that could be a downside. the wieght
of the xbox is 212 lbs. and 13" x 11"(inches)!!!!!
thats crazy. u should post that!;) later. peace
Wow, that is crazy!
Infact, it's so crazy that we're gonna go out on a limb
and say that it's absolutely untrue.
Weighing 212 pounds would
mean that the Xbox weighs more than any one editor at Game Revolution.
That's one fat-assed, obese gaming console.
On the other hand...maybe
it is true. Think about it - if Microsoft makes a overweight
console, then they can sell you the Microsoft Xbox Sidecar Rolling
Carrying Case, which attaches easily to most motorcycles.
Or for those of you watching
your figure, try the Microsoft Xbox Survival Weight Bar.
Have a friend with an Xbox? Then invite him over and place one console
on either end of the bar for 424 pounds of wonderful weightlifting fun!
You'll have that girlish figure back in no time!
Keep Hope Alive!
Subject: A question (whoopee)
Before I start off, let me say that I enjoy your reviews,
enjoy your writing, and hate your page design. Hey, 2 outta
3 ain't bad.
I just have a simple question. With so many sites resorting
to obscene amounts of intrusive advertising via Java & XML,
or forcing sitegoers to pay for "premium" content, or even
shutting down entirely due to the so-called Internet collapse,
how does GR manage to stay free with nothing more unreasonable
than a simple standard banner? I mean, this flew fine in 1997,
but how do you guys keep it free and real?
(I know this kind of question is just asking for a patented GR
Smart Assed answer involving Shawn and some compromising photographs,
but seriously, how, man?)
--- The Angry Gamer From Texas
isn't that smart, so we turned to his head. Then we asked the other
GR heads, and got all kinds of neat answers.
How do we
do it? How does GR manage to stay away from annoying pop-up hell and
Two words: Diamond
But the diamond
smuggling business is sort of on again, off again. We manage to keep
GR up largely by saving our money for times of drought, sorta like right
now. We understand that our single most important commodity is the readership.
Pissing you guys off by slamming your browser with retarded ad gimmickry
will probably backfire, as it has for most other sites.
That's not to
say that we're above slimeball tactics. Sooner or later, you might in
fact see a pop-up here or there or some other equally annoying money-making
scheme. But rest assured that we will only do this if we really have
to and will do our damndest to make it as unintrusive and pleasant as