For example, I wouldn't have bothered buying Google Stadia otherwise, but I thought you'd want me to review it (which I will on Monday). And all the nonsense stuff we look at on the YouTube channel comes from our Patreon slush fund.
In return you get exclusive blog posts and early access to videos, and you have peace of mind knowing that you're helping Digitiser keep going. I don't ask for more than about 70p a month for this privilege (though if you wish to give more, that's always an option). And if you don't like that idea... well, you can always by something on our Redbubble store.
You see, Digitiser isn't so much a business, as a collective endeavour that we're all in together, like a war.
Goodbye! No - wait. Have some letters first.
If you want to appear here, or you've something you'd like me to give some attention to in our occasional Plug Zone, please send your filthy emails to this place here: firstname.lastname@example.org
I've been loving your videos, I'm watching loads per day since Trashcanglam (Rodti) told me you were back up and running. I suppose the gap between your last tellings and me discovering you again has been quite long.
I was the one that took ownership of your old Digitiser Yahoo Group when you had better things to do creating Bubblegun, or whatever the reason was that you gave it me. Trashcanglam, FlipWinky, Cholic Chuckle, the rest that remain nameless as I forgot them.
You properly inspired me Mr Biffo, I started my own website in 1997 because of you, which I dumped in 2007, but then seeing you actually in person (on Youtube) and having so much fun, proper fun with the likes of Gannon, inspired me a bit again, so I remade my website. I've made three(3!) whole new "cartoons" this month. 12 years of nothing and three in a month (3!)
Seriously, keep up the Digi Minis, they're so funny. I love seeing you and Gannon together, it just seems perfect.
I was wondering whether or not to include the link to my site, which is http//www.squits.net and then decided against it.
Anyway, I love you, keep it up, unless you're near a school.
Also: the Digi Minis are going nowhere, so rest easy. I'm very excited about the stuff we've got coming up; some special Christmas eps, more guest appearances, and the return of Beanus...
God help us.
Looks like some new DLC may be coming for Resident Evil 2 remake, as an achievement has shown up with no name or description in the latest update for the game for Steam. Here's the coverage on it. (Credit: Residence Of Evil Youtube).
Normally updates happen and there is not a new achievement that shows up however, this is the case with steam adding a whole new achievement that was not seen with the game or Ghost Survivours DLC.
I also see that the game won awards this year all rightly deserved and if new DLC is coming this is going to be good. Although I'm pretty sure we may be seeing a Resident Evil 3 Reboot hit the Playstation 5 and Xbox Anaconda instead of current-gen gaming consoles.
Gamertag (gaz be rotten)
If Digitiser were a song what do you think it would be?
I was listening to Get It On byT-Rex whilst reading your page and it just seemed to fit (my taste in music is woeful).
That is all.
No-one in your corner of the Internet is talking about the COPPA controversy. YT is again being threatened by vague regulations.
Could you spread the word? Maybe get Ashens, Larry, Slope, Mentski et al. to acknowledge it?
I've got mixed feelings. It's absolutely right that YouTube complies with COPPA, but yeah... the automated algorithm stuff is a worry. Not least for Digi, which does look at toys and the like.
This seems to sum it all up well:
Now, at the same time... there seems to be a lot of panic around it all at the minute. Maybe it's a consequence of the situation being quite complex and confusing, and the old Big Company = Evil schtick.
To give them a degree of benefit, YouTube seems to be caught between a rock and a hard place, but then... I'm not in a situation where I make my living from YouTube, so I'm not sure how much I really care.
My lack of caring about stuff seems to baffle people, if the response I got to my semi-positive Twitter review (with caveats) about Google Stadia is anything to go by. Some people can't wrap their head around me not wanting to own physical copies of things.
I'll have a lot more to say on that subject when I write about it in full on Monday.
I was watching Pulp Fiction for the first time in a long time and was delighted to spot Beanus’s’s evil twin!
I hope you've had a lovely week. I've mostly been playing Pokémon Shield, which I ADORE. 10/10, cannot recommend highly enough.
Off topic, but do you celebrate Christmas and if so would it be okay to send a Christmas card to the PO Box?
I want to go pee,
I want to go peeeee,
I want to slap my schlong out and let it flow out of meeeeee,
I want to go pee,
God knows I want to go pee
Lots of Love
The Pink Oboe
We all do it!!
I want to see more Beanus.
Please present more Beanus.
Here is a picture of Beanus.
SMASH EGG SMASH EGG SMASH EGG
It's getting close to that time of year again. Korky Snapperz is waking up.
Hiya Biffo. I keep thinking today’s Thursday. Don’t you bloody hate it when that happens?
Hi Biffy Wonka and the Digitise-oompas,
Could you do me a huge favour and include this letter on your Friday Letters page, please?
My favourite number is 603.
What is your favourite number between 1 and 1000?
Craig from 80sNostalgia
Here's a thing: why is it called a 99? I'd always assumed it referred to the price, but on thinking about it that can't be; it has been around so long that it would never have been priced at 99p when it first came out.
There are some interesting theories on Wikipedia, including one which suggests it's named for the address that it was invented at (99 Portobello High Street). Another ponders whether it was invented in Italy, and was named after the final wave of Italian First World War conscripts, known as "The Boys of 99", for some reason.
More dubiously, old Cadbury paperwork states that the name came from the guard of the Italian king, which consisted of "99 men". Thus: "anything really special or first class was known as 99".
No it wasn't.
A carpenter born of Land's End,
Had tables she needed to mend.
Things got rather tense
After a chain of events
But it turned out all right in the end.
Please dont crack the egg because they are alive and eggs are our friends and I've lots of egg friends which are egg based.
#eggsforlife not just for breakfast.
Most confusing recipe ever.
How can you not like Pringles? For God's sake man, pull yourself together.
Hi Mr. Biffo,
Mr. J (the wife) today theorised that in a world where everything is alive, it could be totally plausible that dolls that start off small could potentially grow into adult sized dolls.
This conversation was brought about by this (well similar, I can't rewind the telly to find it):
Bet you wished you'd asked for that boating anecdote now...
Scene: A campfire, surrounded by white tents, night. Major Richard Sharpe (South Essex) is sat by the fireside, irritated by something.
SHARPE: Harper, Harper. Get thy ass ov'er 'ere
HARPER: What can I do you for Sir, for God and King George and yet perversely also a Free Ireland
SHARPE: I've been trying to get my bloody phone to recognise the wifi in this 'ere camp, and I can't bloody manage it!
HARPER: Ahh, you see, Sir, what it is is, you're using last months password which was Porcelain, you see this months password is Zealot, with a capital Z, so it is.
SHARPE: Bloody ummah it works, Harper! What'd I do without you hey?
HARPER: I don't know about that, Sir. Sure enough you managed fine enough with old Boney himself, and his Eagle
SHARPE: Aye, I know Harper, but killing the Tippu Sultan, and his four big bugger body guards has got nowt on the complexity of modern networked electronics
ENTER the rest of the chosen men to a folksie fiddle tune.
ALL: Best brown paper and paraffin oil sir, Damn Frenchies, by-'eck.
The cast all dance about a bit, and Sharpe looks bemused and pleased as the backlog of emails fills his inbox.
Next week on the 90s and noughties, ITV drama stars face the modern world series; Brother Cadfael is shown how to integrate his Hive home hub with Phillips Hue by a horsebacked Hugh Beringar, Sheriff of Shropshire.
I appreciate your dedication to documenting said establishments. I've never been to Romania. Is it nice? My neighbours are Romanian. They're quite friendly, but can also be heard retching every morning at dawn, and practice the saxophone every evening at around 9pm.
Perhaps they're rehearsing for a woodwind/vomit recital.
466) What, other than it (deservedly) being more popular would you go back and change in Found Footage, as opposed to not doing again in a 2nd series? If there is something you'd change, has the passage of time affected your choice?
467) Which character did more (if anything) for the representation of women in computer games, Lara Croft or Samus Aran?
468) The last few years have been strong for the number of quality games released, how do you rate 2019 so far?
469) What existing game series do you feel that you could write for? In particular what you feel your style would work in as well as what you'd like to work on.
470) Mads Mikkelsen was quoted as saying that when Hideo Kojima explained the plot of Death Stranding to him that he didn't understand it. Do you think it's possible that after recording was finished he would have understood it even less? Obviously no spoilers.
I would make the episodes shorter, and edit out some stuff, to keep them punchier. I'd probably lose the Cheeseholes sequence. I'd edit down the Funtron 8 stuff. That's the main thing with all of it; go for less is more approach, but maybe have more episodes. I'd also take longer to make Manorak, which ended up a bit of a rush.
That said, I wouldn't really want to go back and tinker too much; choices were made, at the time, for good reasons.
IF I do a follow-up - even if it's just in the same ballpark, rather than a direct sequel or second series - I wouldn't want to repeat anything. And I don't think I could repeat anything; aside from how much I've learned in the past couple of years, I want to keep moving forwards.
467) It wasn't really Samus, because I think most people had no idea the character was female. In that respect, it has to be Lara Croft, for all her faults.
468) It has been fair-to-middling. Nothing has really felt game-changing (so to speak) - I can't imagine Death Stranding starting any trends - but there have been some solid franchise entries.
469) Oh blimey. This might sound weird, but I think I'd like to have a crack at Sonic. He's kind of a blank canvas in a lot of ways, with so many different interpretations. He never seems as edgy, or possessed of "attitude", as we're told. I think you could do something very fun and different with Sonic, which would feel entirely true to character.
Also: Star Wars. I want to write something Star Wars.
470) Does Hideo Kojima even understand Death Stranding?