The fruitcake’s in the mail

April 15th, 2008 · 99 comments

“Not long before I left my previous job writing reviews of video games, I got this little gem from someone involved in the production of a game I didn’t exactly care for,” Alex says. “Game-makers bitching about reviews is nothing new, but rarely do they do it with as much sarcastic flair as this one does.”

the fruitcake's in the mail

related: An occasion that Blue Mountain Arts has yet to animate

FILED UNDER: apostrophe abuse · e-mail · holiday spirit · sarcasm · thanks (but not really)


99 responses so far ↓

  • #1   b13

    He writes almost as good as MAMA!!!

    Apr 15, 2008 at 12:35 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #1.1   mmm

      Hahahaha you rock. Warning: the rest of the comments go down hill from here.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 1:00 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #2   emmzz

    simple sarcasm. love it.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 12:38 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #3   Crash bang

    I wonder how he means “Stay Golden”…?

    Apr 15, 2008 at 12:50 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   Huh?

      I think that’s code for “May you be wetted with urine”.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 11:51 am   rating: 9  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.2   anja

      It’s from the Outsiders…. but it’s “Stay Gold” not golden…..

      Apr 15, 2008 at 7:34 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #3.3   Judy.

      Stay gold,its a poem by robert frost :)

      Badass by the way,Made refrence to in:
      a BMTH song,
      The outsiders,
      & The brothers solom0n?

      Dec 23, 2008 at 5:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #4   Agargara

    Just a note: the link is broken in your post.
    It links to “http://http//www.gamespot.com/ds/puzzle/cookingmama2/review.html”
    When it should be “http://www.gamespot.com/ds/puzzle/cookingmama2/review.html”

    Apr 15, 2008 at 12:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #5   Sarah bang

    Uwe Boll would be proud.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 1:05 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #6   Tad

    Stay golden, Pony Boy!

    Also, for some reason this entire post reminds me of the song Go to Hell, Miss Rydell by Pelle Carlburg– the entire song is an account of his reaction to a bad review. Worth a listen.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 1:52 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #7   Set To Evil bang

    I would like a car that runs on pure ego. I could drive From LA to New York non stop!

    Apr 15, 2008 at 2:14 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

    • #7.1   Tyler bang

      Make sure you know how to effin drive it. Probably has a lot of power.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:45 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #7.2   bellabeastie

      And don’t forget to watch for the effin railroad tracks and the trains that come with the aforementioned.

      Speed limit 10.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 3:07 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #8   honeyedhemlock bang

    I tip my cap to the author of this letter for such a nerdy display of PA. It holds a special place in my heart. Absolutely golden. By the way, didn’t some car company already make an EGO? Oh sorry, that was a YUGO.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 2:56 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #9   Costas

    “Bentley’s”, “Maybach’s”?

    APOSTROPHE ABUSE!!

    Apr 15, 2008 at 4:00 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #9.1   Miz-andi

      THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN! WHAT ABOUT THE CHILDREN?!

      Apr 15, 2008 at 7:12 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.2   bellabeastie

      Thank you — apparently the Bentleys and Maybachs are in possession of Cooking Mama 2.

      Or rare hybrid cars. Whatever.

      And who works for a company called MAJESCO? Can you really take your self seriously? There’s gold in this here note, though it may take me a while to adjust my ego.

      WTF– Cooking Mama 2 ????

      Happy Holidays and don’t burn Mama

      Apr 15, 2008 at 7:58 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.3   Gez bang

      The writer really lets himself down there. Apart from the apostrophe abuse that note is golden.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 8:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #9.4   KensterFox

      Anyone notice that, apart from the apostrophe abuse, he managed to misspell the name of his own game in the subject line?

      Apr 21, 2008 at 7:18 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #10   Nicolas

    You review was f***ing delicious.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 7:18 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #10.1   Gez bang

      That comment is fucking golden

      Apr 15, 2008 at 8:38 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #11   grumpygranolagirl

    The game would have received a better review if it involved hurling ramekins at people.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 7:19 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #12   claw71 bang

    Translation: nanny, nanny boo-boo

    Of course the notes fails to address the fact that millions of people can be wrong. Look at George W. Bush and Bud Lite.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 8:30 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

    • #12.1   bellabeastie

      Aren’t they sort of one in the same?

      Just asking.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 10:23 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #12.2   bellabeastie

      And that was your point. *sigh* pass.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 10:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #13   Joe

    Well, I for one am relieved to know that the game makers are indeed financially well-off. Now I don’t have to feel bad about piracy — which is a good thing, because I’m just a hard-working guy trying to pay my bills. I can’t afford all the entertainment I need!

    Apr 15, 2008 at 8:35 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

     
  • #14   RunBarbara

    I’m going to safely leave this note alone, it’s not worthwhile.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 9:07 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #14.1   anglophile bang

      It really is adding insult to injury, isn’t it? First their game gets criticized, and now their little p/a note as well. Sad.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 9:12 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.2   bellabeastie

      Dont’ send the text if you can’t take the heat of Cooking Mama 2.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 10:34 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #14.3   bellabeastie

      C’mon RB — there’s lots of snarky fun to be had here..

      Apr 15, 2008 at 10:41 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #15   Mung Bean

    Well played. So well played, in fact, that I’ll forgive the egregious apostrophe abuse.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 10:03 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #16   Mishee bang

    I am still wondering how he thinks he would ever be able to afford a Bentley Lifestyle off of a Cooking game! And from the review it sounds just riveting, all of the boys, 10-17 are gonna be lining up outside of Best Buy to get this one when it hits the shelves!!! It’s gonna be the next Super Mario Brothers! (ok, so I am not “hip” to the new game systems, I am a girl dammit!!)

    Apr 15, 2008 at 10:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #16.1   KittyKat

      My son (age 12) was sold on the name alone. We had to camp outside Best Buy for 2 weeks prior to the release of Cooking Mama 2. By God, we bought that coveted first copy as soon as they opened. (Of course, we could have bought the 2nd, 3rd, 4th copies, too.)

      Apr 15, 2008 at 12:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #16.2   bellabeastie

      LOL !! My 11 yr. says “whatcha cookin’ mama?” and runs out the door to play baseball…

      P.S. he wants to know if he can borrow it for a sleepover.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 12:28 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #17   Oveta

    “Hip”? What’s with the quotation mark abuse? I imagine you did little bunny fingers while typing that.

    I admit I have Cooking Mama for the Wii, but I am surprised the DS original version sold so many copies that they made a sequel. It is one of the rare games that young girls actually like, but everyone knows there is no market in that.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 10:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #17.1   bellabeastie

      Where have you been? Do you actually have “bunny fingers” experience with young girls? And you say there is no market for that?

      Girls like it and they have more discretionary income… okay. So they buy it. Everyone makes money.

      Gonna take one for Mishee… cuz we’re grrrrllzz like that.

      Team Video Games Suck Anyway And These Guys Get Paid To Play Stupid Shit And I Have No Sympathy For Their Delicate Egos.

      Or Bentleys. whatever.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 11:47 am   rating: 4  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.2   Oveta

      Sarcasm, sweetheart, and for the record I am a “grrrrllzz”, too!

      Apr 15, 2008 at 3:37 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.3   unholyghost2003 bang

      Yes, Sarcasm. That is what the quotations marks mean when used in English. I take it you are not “Hip” to my “Jive”

      Apr 15, 2008 at 3:42 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.4   Oveta

      I would think readers would be intelligent enough to understand the sarcasm with using the word “hip” considering the context thus making the quotation marks superfluous. My bad.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 3:51 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.5   unholyghost2003 bang

      You would think so wouldn’t you? Sarcasm being so easy to read over the internet. But alas, no.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 4:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.6   amy d bang

      I’m being sarcastic right now. Can you tell?

      Apr 15, 2008 at 4:20 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.7   Mishee bang

      not really amy, why don’t you just kick it up a notch or so?? God! why do you have to be so mean!??

      (btw, I feel like Scarlett O’Hara or some shit, with my ugh defending my honor by way of my use of quotation marks! – you rock ugh!!)

      Apr 15, 2008 at 4:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.8   amy d bang

      Sorry Mishee, that’s the way I “roll”.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 4:31 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.9   Mishee bang

      well maybe you should just “turn up the heat” and if then if others can’t take it they need to “get out of the kitchen”

      I am trying to think of food puns (to go with the “Cooking Mama” theme – oh, btw, that’s a TITLE, not “sarcasm” for anyone who would like to challenge my use of quotation marks there)…

      I’m coming up blank – just got the kitchen references…

      Apr 15, 2008 at 4:40 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.10   Wade bang

      While playing Call of Duty 4 today, all I could think was “Damn! I wish I was playing Cooking Mama 2.”

      Apr 15, 2008 at 7:42 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #17.11   bellabeastie

      Oooo – snap. Thanks for the backup UHG. fuzzy hearts and rainbow flowers 2 U. :)

      Apr 16, 2008 at 7:26 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #18   Lisa

    My partner designs games, and it’s hard to see someone blasting all your hard work, even if your work is something as apparently inane as a cooking video game. My guess is that the emailer is new to the field, and just needs to develop a thicker skin. Cooking Mama was actually pretty fun though, so boo to you video game naysayers!

    Apr 15, 2008 at 10:29 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #18.1   bellabeastie

      Tell your partner to Keep Up the Good Work and Stay Golden.

      Boo!

      Happy Holidays From The Nay Sayers

      Apr 15, 2008 at 1:07 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #19   GhostWriter bang

    Back in 1980′s, If someone had predicted that one day, a crude simulation played by following cooking instructions, on a substandard handheld game system, would sell 2 million units, they would have been laughed right out of the Halls of Mario.

    How far we have come.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 10:38 am   rating: 6  small thumbs up

    • #19.1   Mishee bang

      Yeah, I don’t get the whole “Guitar Hero” thing either… and that one is actually a bestseller! Ugh.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 11:09 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.2   amazon bang

      I am horribly addicted to Guitar Hero. My crippled hands will tell you the same. The addiction is inexplicable.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:19 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.3   Summer

      Bring back frogger, pitfall , combat, and donkey kong!

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:22 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.4   Mishee bang

      I had an addiction to The Sims – but I have been clean for a few years now…

      But every once in a while the taste gets in my mouth again and I just wanna sit for 23 hrs straight using the cheats to get unlimited money and then building the BEST HOUSE EVER, and then making my poor Sims work and move about until they literally dropped from exhaustion!!

      Shit, the twitches are coming back…

      I think ‘Glo knows what I speak of!!

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:26 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.5   unholyghost2003 bang

      Oh! SIMS addiction … I know what that is. There should be a support group JUST for Sims Addicts. I too have been clean for a while, but I still wander down to the Sims expansion pack aisle and drool.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.6   Mishee bang

      … you drool, and then wonder just how cool it would be with this certain expansion, and then you daydream about how just a few minutes would be like, all the FUN you could have… and that’s when it starts to get the hooks in again!!

      UGH, stay out of the game aisle!!! This is why AA alcoholics aren’t supposed to go to bars!!!

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:43 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.7   unholyghost2003 bang

      I know I know … but have you SEEN Sims2 Night Life? or Pets? I have Seasons and it is so AWESOME … Simulated snowball fights! Simulated Fishing and you can eat what you catch! When you turn into a plant person all you need to live is Water, Light and Love!

      Sorry sorry, I really struggle with it. The only point in my favor is I was smart enough not to load it on my computer in College … a LOT of GPAs dropped because of that Devil Game.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:53 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.8   bellabeastie

      I think I’m a plant person… closet SIMS addict. Water, Light & Love.

      Yep, that’s it. That’s all I need.

      effin reviews, anyway.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 3:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.9   Chipmunk

      Oh, I understand as well. I too have shelled out hundreds of dollars to get the expansions to Sims 2. And of course I have to, because they come out with new outfits and hairstyles with every one, and OMG now they have piercings, and OMG did you know that “Free Time” has a trailer for “The Sims 3″ and you get a free computer for your Sims and….

      Though I will admit I have yet to stick to a family to the point where their kids go to college :(

      Apr 15, 2008 at 5:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #19.10   unholyghost2003 bang

      Oh … I have had families where I have sent MULTIPLE GENERATIONS to college.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #20   theblackdog

    Isn’t gamespot the same company that fires reviewers that bad-mouth products that come from their advertisers?

    Apr 15, 2008 at 11:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #20.1   kcb

      Yes, Gerstmann-gate. As a long-time Gamespot member, I think that Alex’s departure was a real loss for the site.

      Not to mention that he was more than fair in his review–I mean, a game called “Cooking Mama 2″ just begs for ridicule, doesn’t it?

      Apr 15, 2008 at 3:04 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #20.2   Mishee bang

      I personally thought at first it was a cannibalistic type game or something…

      I figured we would actually be cooking Mama…

      Apr 15, 2008 at 3:08 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #21   unholyghost2003 bang

    ooooh! Entitlement run amok! The moral of this note is “You should say everything we make is GREAT otherwise you are just stealing food from the mouths of our babies, born and unborn.”

    No, if you made a crap product, SUCK IT UP. Just because you worked hard on it doesn’t mean people should buy it from you. Babies work hard on the duce they leave in their nappies, doesn’t mean I should give them $20 for it.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 11:54 am   rating: 10  small thumbs up

    • #21.1   bellabeastie

      Rock On UHG !! Everyone (myself included) seems a bit jaded and bitter today.

      Luvly. :-)

      Apr 15, 2008 at 12:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.2   unholyghost2003 bang

      LOL Thanks bella. What can I say? I am just a dirty capitalist pigdog.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 12:21 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #21.3   bellabeastie

      Don’t ever change. You’re perfect just the snarky way you are..

      P.S. Forgot I love the word “nappies”. Makes me giggle.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 12:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #22   Sarah bang

    Wait a sec. I just realized something.

    Cooking Mama? What is this, A Modest Proposal?

    Apr 15, 2008 at 1:02 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #23   John

    The review wasn’t even that negative! All it said was that this game was basically the same as the first Cooking Mama game, and if you liked that, you’ll probably like this one, and if you didn’t like that one, you’re not going to like the second one.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 1:05 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #23.1   bellabeastie

      Hellooo — it isn’t about the review. No one gives a shit about the actual review.

      It’s about the EMAIL to the reviewer. Wow.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 1:31 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #23.2   John

      I give a shit about the actual review.
      The review provides background and context. If the review said the game was the worst thing in the history of the universe, the developer might be understandably upset. But the review was rather mild, so any negative response to it is way out of proportion.

      Apr 17, 2008 at 5:46 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #24   SailorAlphaCentauri

    I actually own both Cooking Mama and the sequel (I couldn’t see myself buying it for the Wii because it was too expensive) and the games are a fun distraction and the sequel did get rid of the difficulties the first game had in the game mechanics (peeling carrots was a pain in the ass). I never expected it to get a high review (most of the games I like GameSpot hates with a passion) and the game is essentially like the other games that people play online for a few-minutes distraction.

    However, the PA letter-writer does need to toughen up. It’s not an earth-shattering game, so get over it. It’s fun and that’s all that matters.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 1:24 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #24.1   mamason bang

      Why in the world… I mean what could possibly be the fun… You mean to tell me that there’s a video game where the action is peeling carrots? Sounds like they should be marketing this game to 90 year olds and the Amish.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:07 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.2   secondsout bang

      Yeah, maybe they can next market a game where you fill out 1040 forms. Or clean out the sticky gunk on the bottom of your kitchen trash. Or grout the tile in your bathroom. Whatever happened to games where you take over the world?

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.3   bellabeastie

      Nooooo, I suppose when you’re a Sailor…

      Peel carrots #1, cook mama. # 2.

      And Sail The Ocean Seas

      Apr 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.4   unholyghost2003 bang

      A Sailor’s life is supposed to be … a hell of a lot of fun!
      But when you’re a sailor take it from me … you work like a son-of-a-gun.
      They give us jobs of every kind, and chores of every sort. But sweat away sailor you don’t mind! Because you know when we reach pooooooort

      There Will always be Cookin’ Mama 2 to peel your carrots and to stir your stew. There will always be Cookin’ Mama 2, just waitin’ there for you!

      Apr 15, 2008 at 4:19 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

       
    • #24.5   amazon bang

      Second scout is onto something: “Do My Taxes”!

      Apr 15, 2008 at 5:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #25   Lorrie

    “Peeling carrots is a pain in the ass.”

    Isn’t it always?

    Apr 15, 2008 at 2:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #26   Katzndogz bang

    Man, all that time I’ve spent messing up making actual recipes I could have spent doing the same thing virtually! Imagine getting points for my effort instead of a crappy meal!

    Apr 15, 2008 at 2:30 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #26.1   secondsout bang

      Either one sounds like a win-win for a stoner.

      Apr 15, 2008 at 2:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #27   secondsout bang

    Did anyone else notice that the PA complainer misspelled his own product’s name in the subject line of the email?

    Apr 15, 2008 at 3:02 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #28   Summer

    son people don’ check before they sneb.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 4:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #29   marcopuffin bang

    The game-maker does seem to be taking it more seriously than it warrants. Perhaps he had loftier aspirations and has failed to notice that his life’s work involves virtual carrot peeling. A more strongly rooted individual wouldn’t get in such a stew about a review.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 4:11 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

     
  • #30   southern girl

    What did they expect? They’ve already cooked poor Mama to death once. Now they are back for a second time???

    The nerve.

    Video gamers and their Bentleys…pffft!

    Apr 15, 2008 at 4:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #31   damon

    I could’ve poured that sarcasm over pancakes and ate it. Fucking delicious!

    Apr 15, 2008 at 4:20 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #32   Heidi

    Meh! Without clip art, this one boring. hahaha

    Apr 15, 2008 at 5:13 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #33   TuesdayPillow

    I think Britney Spears has made it very clear that not everything that is popular is good.

    Apr 15, 2008 at 5:50 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Mishee bang

      Hey Tues, she has been better!! I think I have only heard one Britney related story (the car crash over the weekend) in the past week or so!!

      Why do you have to pick on her!?

      Apr 15, 2008 at 6:00 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #34   TuesdayPillow

    I saw her face on some magazine in the store today. And I was doing SO GOOD this week, too!

    (why did I click on that link? I think it must be time for bed).

    Apr 16, 2008 at 4:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #35   RP

    I’m sorry but how does whether or not they’re just hard working people trying to pay off their bills have to do with the game review?

    Maybe I missed it but nothing in the review implies that the game makers are rich. He didn’t say to skip the game because the people who made it don’t need the money. He said to skip it because there’s not much new in it.

    Can someone explain this? Right now their letter isn’t making a whole lot of sense to me.

    Apr 16, 2008 at 12:18 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

     
  • #36   Sundaeg1rl

    I used to write for a PlayStation magazine, part of the job being game reviews. One day we got this game in by Sony, which was a) too babyish for our reader demographic and b) ten tons of shite, so I reviewed it accordingly and gave it 3/10. The next thing I know, I’m getting shit from the editor for giving it a bad score. Turns out HE was getting shit from the Sony rep for the low score, and consequently that was affecting his chances of getting freebies courtesy of Sony. The whole fucking system was nepotistic bollocks and game scores generally reflected the size of backhanded gift.

    The sub-editor then decided to change the score for the games round-up in the back of future issues AND slag me off in the process. I changed it back immediately and no-one noticed.

    My god, that was a shit job for a shit magazine in an office populated by wankers. I feel this guy’s pain.

    Apr 16, 2008 at 3:11 pm   rating: 5  small thumbs up

     
  • #37   Agent Inspired

    … Since when is the reviewer responsible for marketting a product? It’s not that kid’s fault that the Emperor is naked.

    Apr 16, 2008 at 4:47 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #38   Tom

    Stay gold Ponyboy, stay gold.

    Apr 17, 2008 at 6:04 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #39   EBautista

    Mama will fix it.

    Apr 18, 2008 at 5:56 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #40   tom

    I work in the game industry now, and I can tell you in all honesty that the vast majority of the people I work with are complete and utter assholes and generally fail at being human beings at every opportunity to do so. That this particular asshole equates sales with quality shows so much.

    Stay Golden is going on every PA note I write from now on.

    Apr 18, 2008 at 11:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #40.1   gamegrladvance

      That’s funny, I work in the game industry too – have been for 5 years now. Most of the people are actually kinda awesome.

      You should consider going to another company if the only people you run into are assholes. You’re obviously not at the right company! I recommend the east coast.

      For the record, DS games are almost always reviewed unfairly by Gamespot. I love whoever it is who wrote that letter, cuz ya know what? Anyone who’s ever worked on a game has thought about sending that letter. :D

      Apr 25, 2008 at 12:39 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

       
     
  • #41   Happysin

    I bet I know who wrote that email… ;)

    May 9, 2008 at 1:40 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
  • #42   malixiang

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    Jun 3, 2008 at 9:44 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

     
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