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Speaking of "What do you eat whilst playing games?", which someone did last week, how about "Did you ever listen to some new CD you just got whilst in a period of extensively playing some crazy game?".
I ask coz I was into a game called Ultimate Soccer Manager on the Amiga, and at the same time had just got FSOL by Future Sound of London, and constantly played both at the same time.
The association between the two is so strong that 20 years later it still makes me think of that game, to the point where it basically became its soundtrack. Mad eh!? Has that ever happened to YOU? If so, please call the Play Game and Album At Same Time hotline on 0800 etc etc.
You have sold out of Mr T t-shirts and this makes me sad, because I would like to purchase one of said t-shirts. I do have a pair of Bamber Boozler slacks, but the kids at school just make fun of me.
This has the following awful effects:
1) Because we don't order lots of shirts at once, because we can't expect to sell lots of them, they actually cost us quite a lot to have manufactured. You see, we don't benefit from a significant bulk discount. Also, we have to order lots of different sizes, obviously, which adds to this issue, and makes life very confusing and stressful. BUT WE DO IT ALL FOR YOU!
2) We don't make a lot of money on the stuff we sell (if anything), because we tried to keep them as cheap as possible. You see, even at £12 plus P&P we had complaints about the price being too high - even though they're about a tenner less than the average band t-shirt, or the shirts you get from someone like Insert Coin (and in spite of the fact that their profit margin is significantly larger than ours).
3) Consequently, it's not cost-effective for us to do limited runs of old designs sadly. So the best thing I would suggest is grab any of our shirts while you can, and view them as limited editions.
4) We've got a whole bunch of new merch coming in time for Christmas: a new Digi logo shirt in trendy "distressed" light grey, a grey Man's Daddy shirt, and a new, black, Zombie Dave shirt with no back print. We'll also have our new Tea Prancer mugs, and our new 2017 calendar. So, no new Mr T shirt at the moment... but we are going to have a new Mr T bin sticker design, and a new Real Turner The Worm sticker. We've spent a bit more on the new shirts (thus reducing our product margins further!) to improve the quality of them, because I'm almost psychotically fussy about t-shirt material.
5) You probably just wanted me to say "Yes, alright - we'll get some new ones for you". Well... Rhodsney, you plonker!
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Drawing teletext pictures is hard. I used some software to do it, but don't know how good the results are.
I would appreciate your professional opinion on the attached examples.
Yeah, I suppose you think that's funny don't you, Halfords? I suppose you think it's funny that I don't like Ainsley Harriott, eh? But have you ever stopped to wonder why I don't like Ainsley Harriott?
For all you know I might've had a terrifying encounter with him in my back garden. I might've gone out there to trim my bush, only to find him standing on the lawn waving a big cutlass?
How do you know he didn't keep me captive in my own shed, and torture me in ways which are both indescribable and unsanitary? He didn't - but you don't know that he didn't.
Well, I still miss the days of Digi, but I'm loving Digitiser2000, and I don't even get a chance to play games these days.
Anyway just wondered what Biffo's favourite arcade games have been? My top 3 are:
1) Gauntlet 2
2) Final Fight
3) Operation Wolf
There was another one that we all played in our local arcade, like Streets of Rage - but even better and no one knew its name.
Also can you do a Mr T t-shirt that says "Stay away from my bins!" on it?
Anyway. Best three arcade games? Man... I dunno. Um... All of mine are sort of for nostalgic reasons. Out Run had an impact on me; I remember playing it on a ferry, on a school trip. Midway's Gun Fight was one I sunk a lot of time into. And the original Star Wars - with the sit-down cabinet - is probably my absolute favourite.
For me, arcade games were always too expensive to play for long, and therefore hard to really develop any kind of affection for. The only ones that I did truly love were - in all honesty - the old penny falls. Those are the arcade games I've played more than any others - particularly with my grandparents, and with my own kids.
Also: thanks for the nice words. If only everyone had been brought up as well as you the world would be a much nicer place.
It’s my birthday on Monday and I would like to spend the day celebrating with a crate of bitter and a new game. Which Final Fantasy game should I play again with my rose tinted specs and beer goggles on? VII or X?
Do I win £5?
Whilst No Man's Sky has been getting getting a ton of unwarranted heat on Steam (and mostly by people that don't even own the game it seems), I've still had almost most of my discussion posts removed by moderators.
Granted, all I was posting was a self-made Photoshop effort entitled Bonnie Osmond (it was Bonnie Tyler's head posted onto Donny Osmond's body - just search for it on Twitter). But still... where is the reasoning and the humanity of some people?
I am fit and strong, and that is all.
Just looked at the games news, and it looks like PETA want the Farming Simulator people to put the slaughter of pigs in that game. I am considering writing a pig-slaughter game instead now - PETA PIG SLAUGHTER SIMULATOR maybe. Might even do a chicken level where you can choose to do it Halal or not. Would your readers be more interested in this game idea?
This is not your normal weird e-mail for your Friday mails bit - just want to say I really enjoy your website and thanks for doing it.
I read Digitiser when I was young on Teletext, but only started reading Digi 2000 recently, as a friend wanted me to go to the Digifest-thing with him in October.
I don't really laugh at stuff anymore. I mean I like watching comedies... the same panel shows with the same annoying comedians, funny movies and so on... but do I actually laugh?
No. They entertain me, I get the humour but I never actually laugh. But reading your site at work, there's has been a fair few times I had to stifle a laugh in the office, disguise it as clearing my throat and things like that. It's a good feeling to laugh, and because I'm a semi recent reader, I got all the Digi archive pages to browse when I get free time. Loving the "Games of My Years" articles too.
I've become a Patron because I definitely get more enjoyment from your site than I do from a chicken Hut meal deal, which is about the same price a month. Hope you carry on and get loads more and look forward to October the 1st!
I was in the kitchen earlier when I heard my cat do a huge trump. Ordinarily this wouldn't be very newsworthy, but this wasn't any normal trump; far from it. I'm not one for hyperbole, so please believe me when I say that the bottom-burp sounded just like Joe Pasquale.
It was so good that I'd say it's THE best impression of Joe that I've ever heard. I've decided to take my cat on the next series of Britain's Got Talent, and would like to offer you first refusal on writing the script for the family film that will surely follow. Please let me know of your decision ASAP.
What is it? Why, it's "a 1980's sized A3 calendar that uses screenshots from real 8 bit hardware" - such as the Amstrad CPC, Sinclair Spectrum, C64, MSX, Atari 8 Bit, C16 and BBC Micro all feature. Games include Head Over Heels, Caves Of Doom, Burnin' Rubber, Chase HQ, Yie Ar Kung-Fu, Bomb Jack 2, Beach Head, Attack Of The Mutant Camels, Bruce Lee, Kane, Nemesis, and Zub.
That's not all! Each calendar comes with a bonus DVD featuring a review of each game, and some extra content. There's three hours of ChinnyVision to view on your TV! Priced at £17.99, you can buy Chinny's luxurious calendar here.
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