Let's time warp back to 1998, usenet, and a 19 year old Jeff

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#51 Posted by c_rakestraw (853 posts) -

@PeasantAbuse said:

@C_Rakestraw said:

@Mento said:

Jeff did say it was mostly Sega people that gave him the most trouble in the past. They probably still blame him for Dreamcast not living up to its potential.

These are amazing though, like the Atari emails Patrick linked to recently. Nothing ever changes.

Atari e-mails?

http://www.textfiles.com/games/ATARIMAIL/

Ah, cool. Thanks!

#52 Posted by LiquidSwords (2738 posts) -

Their tears, are delicious!

#53 Posted by Fistoh (119 posts) -

This is the most amazing thing I've ever read through.

#54 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -

I don't want to be a part of the internet anymore.

#55 Posted by AuthenticM (3759 posts) -

Can someone tell me what's the deal with the "6.8" joke? I guess it has to do with a score he gave to a game, but which was it?

#56 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19367 posts) -

@AuthenticM said:

Can someone tell me what's the deal with the "6.8" joke? I guess it has to do with a score he gave to a game, but which was it?

8.8? A while back, all one needed to do to find out was type "8.8" in Google, but it seems that it isn't the case anymore. 8.8 refers to Jeff's controversial score attributed to Zelda: Twilight Princess.

#57 Edited by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

Sometimes I wish I was born maybe 5 years earlier so I could have grown up in this crazy comeuppance of the internet and it's involvement with video games. Then I see this kind of stuff and am reminded of how I should maybe be grateful that when this was all happening I was just a kid that wanted to have fun playing good games, ignorant of all the nonsense that was the young internet.

Edit: Also, it's weird to see how some of the things they have to say are not entirely "wrong", they just come at it from a completely insane and childish perspective where a 9.9 is something to get mad about.

#58 Posted by Crushed (884 posts) -

@AuthenticM said:

Can someone tell me what's the deal with the "6.8" joke? I guess it has to do with a score he gave to a game, but which was it?

Shenmue was given a 6.8 by GameSpot (not Jeff). It got revised to 7.8 a short while later.

#59 Posted by AuthenticM (3759 posts) -

@Crushed said:

@AuthenticM said:

Can someone tell me what's the deal with the "6.8" joke? I guess it has to do with a score he gave to a game, but which was it?

Shenmue was given a 6.8 by GameSpot (not Jeff). It got revised to 7.8 a short while later.

Thank you!

#60 Posted by Hunter5024 (5805 posts) -

Haha that's awesome. Tekken 3 did deserve 9.9.

#61 Posted by ArbitraryWater (11904 posts) -

Well this is pretty great. Though, I think Jeff was a bit older than 19 if we're talking 1998.

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#62 Posted by JeanLuc (3590 posts) -

This is great.

#63 Posted by Andorski (5341 posts) -

Internet trash posting was much more well written back then. Nowadays its all "lawl, wut a FAGG L2P n00b!!11!"

#64 Posted by FlipperDesert (2096 posts) -

@ManMadeGod said:

I always knew Jeff was a tekken drone. This was all the proof I needed.

Agreed, this isn't the first time, and I'm sure it won't be the last

time that I disagree with his reviews.

#65 Posted by SuperJoe (886 posts) -

LOL, those ICQ signatures. One guy even has a Cappadonna quote. The irony is that Jeff is a big Virtua Fighter fan to this day. Who knows if those guys still play VF or video games.

#66 Posted by erichr (58 posts) -

This was amazing. I sincerely hope that this gets mentioned on the Bombcast.

Also, at least those Dreamcast fanboys were articulate!

#67 Posted by Fattony12000 (7517 posts) -
#68 Posted by Crushed (884 posts) -

OH MY GOD:

Blaster Magazine is looking to feature profiles of everyday people. If you'd
like to be considered for a profile in our second issue (February), then fill
out this form and E-mail it back to BLASTMAG@delphi.com. Thanks.

Name:
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Occupation (if any):
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Blaster Magazine

10/27/1994

I'm working on a piece on low cost (under $350) 3D tools for Blaster
Magazine. Part of the article includes quotes from the people that use the
software I'm reviewing, so I'm looking for quotes concerning these programs:

AddDepth
LogoMotion
Persistance of Vision
Simply 3D
KPT Bryce
3D Choreographer
Adobe Dimensions
trueSpace

If you can offer information concerning these products (like things the
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by replying to this. (e-mail or post, doesn't matter)

-----
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#69 Posted by MattyFTM (14416 posts) -

@Crushed said:

OH MY GOD:

Blaster Magazine is looking to feature profiles of everyday people. If you'd
like to be considered for a profile in our second issue (February), then fill
out this form and E-mail it back to BLASTMAG@delphi.com. Thanks.

Name:
E-Mail Address:
Occupation (if any):
Hobbies:
Last Movie Seen:
Last Software Installed:
Last Newsgroup Read:
Hardware Owned (if any):
Shoe Size:
URL for your photo:

If you don't have a Photo URL, then uuencode a shot and send it to us along
with this thing. Or, you could just lie and give some other URL or
something...whatever.
Blaster Magazine

10/27/1994

I'm working on a piece on low cost (under $350) 3D tools for Blaster
Magazine. Part of the article includes quotes from the people that use the
software I'm reviewing, so I'm looking for quotes concerning these programs:

AddDepth
LogoMotion
Persistance of Vision
Simply 3D
KPT Bryce
3D Choreographer
Adobe Dimensions
trueSpace

If you can offer information concerning these products (like things the
program is good for, things that other programs are good for) or if you use
a product that is under $350 and isn't on this list, then please let me know
by replying to this. (e-mail or post, doesn't matter)

-----
Jeff Gerstmann
Associate Editor
Blaster Magazine

11/30/1994

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!search/%22jeff$20gerstmann%22/rec.games.video.arcade/EgJTwNQ1jVM/NvVTqPtzLoEJ

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!search/%22jeff$20gerstmann%22/alt.3d/V6EDm60Abx0/6DhYCPuNcAQJ

Is that the magazine that existed for like two issues then vanished off the face of the earth?

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#70 Posted by Emperor_Jimmu (249 posts) -

Wow, internet arse-holes used to be relatively erudite.

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