Also, many of you showed interest in us doing some sort of "Best of Digi2000" book. We're looking into getting that together in time for Christmas.
Also: I'm going to be at the Retro Revival Solstice Event in Walsall (that's in the Midlands, wherever that is) on Saturday 30th July. You can get your tickets here if you'd like to come along and watch me arse around on stage, and maybe you could even come and say hello afterwards, and press my flesh. One day tickets are just £12, and give you access to all of this:
- Over 150 playable retro consoles and computers.
- Over 50 classic video arcade machines and pinball machines.
- On-stage competitions and prizes.
- A large selection of traders offering various retro collectables.
- The return of the guest talks panels and new gamer's theatre.
- Reasonably priced, fully licensed bar and gamer's snack bar serving hot and cold food.
- New Summer venue for up to 1000 visitors per day, near M6 J9 and J10.
- Choice of nearby hotels with direct rail and bus links to the venue.
And now... another Friday Letters Page! If you'd like to appear on next week's page, slide your comments, opinions, and questions into our trousers here: firstname.lastname@example.org
You've been a games journalist, a writer, a games writer and some sort of giant plant-beast, probably.
I QUIZ THEE THUS-ETH: if you could/had to pick a job helming the writing behind any existing games franchise, working alongside its design team and the like to tell interesting stories... which series? Would. You?! PICK. (And why......?)
I saw this magazine in Shenmue and thought of you:
Why are digital download versions of games more expensive than their boxed, retail cousin? I understand the infrastructure to house the files will have an inherent cost but surely it must be cheaper than producing boxed copies with disks that then have to be distributed around the land.
The download version is (unless on sale) always the RRP, and the boxed version is often heavily discounted on release. I much prefer the convenience of a digital download as I can fill my PS4's gills with goods and happily change to a different game without getting up and moving to change the game disk like a lazy raccoon that's just eaten a whole Victoria sponge.
Please can you sort it so download prices are cheaper or at least reflective of actual retail, on the supermarket shelf, price. If you can't, I'll know it's because 'The Man' has got to you.
My praying mantis doesn't have an opinion on Gamergate. Do you know of any other Arthropods that don't have opinions on major gaming scandals?
The Indie games scene has produced some of the most intelligently-designed and visually-daring games of this generation. While this is to be admired, the gameplay in many of them recently is less impressive and as such I am concerned that so long as an indie game is stylistically interesting that it is given a 'soft' critical reception - from professionals and players alike.
It seems to me that 'indie' is becoming a genre of its own and in doing so is forgetting that games are primarily about gameplay and not style.
It was brought to my attention the other day by your goodself that Pudsey the Dog: The Movie was being broadcast on Channel 5. I was very eager to watch it and see what all the fuss was about, but unfortunately I was busy at the time (my mother wasn't going to bury herself near the bins at the bottom of the garden).
Since then (about five minutes before writing this), I've discovered that said film is currently available till the 21st June to watch on catch-up. There's something about the thought of a shitting pig that intrigues me, so it's a choice between watching this or infiltrating my local farm and stealing my very own rotund pork vessel (pig). Should I watch the film?
I eagerly await your answer and thank you in advance.
Press reveal to watch my favourite scene from Pudsey The Dog: The Movie
I was violently sick the other day, the only thing that kept my mind off the pain and the drowsiness of the medication was playing hours and hours of PS4 shooter Resogun. But now there seems to be these greasy spots on the Dualshock 4. Did I secrete my sickness out of my skin into the plastic? Nothing cleans the marks off. Any advice? I swear it's nothing to do with pulling my pudding.
Hello. I'm a popular comedian called The Man's Daddy. Here are some jokes I've just written. I really hope they're okay. Yeah, anyway. Hope you like them. Bye, yeah. Yeah, bye.
QUESTION: What's a funny nickname for a refugee?
QUESTION: What do scared ladies eat their soup with?
ANSWER: L... l... ladles.
PATIENT: "Doctor, Doctor, I feel like a cormorant."
DOCTOR: "Machu Picchu!!!"
PATIENT: "You have 'ruined' my joke."
Those were the best jokes you've ever heard, yeah?