In our frequent conversations about the gaming world, the recent release of HALO 3 came up several times; usually met with enthusiasm by me and mild distaste from you. I can understand that at first glance, the popular first person shooter is not your cup of tea, as many of the multiplayer matches are filled with young pre-teen boys whose vocabulary will make the most hardened sailors cry. I am not sure exactly the reasons for your hesitation of joining the hype, but I am sure they are well founded.
However, as one gamer to another, I can tell you that you are missing out on a great experience. You would probably not pick up a copy on your own, so to encourage your exploration of the gaming culture I have included the disc we have been discussing for your pleasure. Now there is very little excuse to leave such a great title ignored, and you can give it an honest try. If you could handle GEARS OF WAR, I am sure you can handle this. Please let me know at your soonest when you receive this package, so we may create a party online and have a jolly time. Enjoy!"
Wow. I really do have the coolest brother. A surprise package just arrived in the mail for me from Washington, D.C. and it included the above letter from my brother as well as a brand new copy of Halo 3. For FREE!
In the face of such generosity, how can I stick to my curmudgeon retro gaming obstinance? Your gesture of kindness has twisted my arm. I will try it with the full knowledge that I have a great sibling. Now go on and get out of here, before I get too sentimental and pull an "Angelina Jolie at the Oscars" and make out with my own brother. Who wants to give me my first teabagging?
GRATEFUL TRISTERO BLUSHES IN APPRECIATION. ORCIST AND TOPHER PUNISH HIM FOR SELLING OUT TO THE HALOS.