To the Editor: The article on the console and video game scene in Brazil I found fascinating. I had the pleasure to spend six months in Brazil a few years back and was astounded by the amount of "classic" gaming material for sale at street fairs and in more traditional retail venues.

-Jonathon Howard

To the Editor: [Re: The New Mainstream] Interesting article..

One thing, you're going to have a hard time convincing true PC power users that "building your own PC just means you're broke." On the contrary, many users, including myself, build custom rigs to get features that you can't get from any current custom builder. I've been incorporating both small LCD displays and full LCD screens in the fronts of my cases for diagnostics for many years now. Try getting something similar from Falcon or Alienware.

I've also been using RAID 5 systems for quite some time. Try asking for that to be included in your next system build. There are many ways you can build a system faster than the fastest that Alienware, Falcon and other builders can offer.

- Steve Sandberg

To the Editor: Alienware sucks. Noob.

-Thomas Miller

To the Editor: As far as I know, the U.S. release of Dead or Alive 2 for the Dreamcast is an integral version. There are four DOA2 versions. There was the regular version, which was published worldwide and the only version to hit the shelves in the U.S. Next came the "Hardcore" version for the PS2, which was also published worldwide. A little later, Team Ninja released DOA2: Limited Edition for the Dreamcast, except this time it was only released in Japan. Finally there's DOA2: Ultimate, released worldwide for the XBox.

I believe the confusion around the DOA2 game released in the U.S. for the Dreamcast is due to the fact that the Limited Edition version never saw the light of day outside Japan. But I have to agree, it was much better than its first incarnation and the PS2 version at the time.

-Paulo V. W. Radtke

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