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Old 02-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #1
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Anyone remember Digitiser?

DISCLAIMER: This will only be relevant to UK residents of a certain age. Moc-moc-a-moc, Johnny Foreigner.

Digitiser was a computer games magazine that appeared on Channel 4's teletext service between 1993 and 2003. Reading Digitiser was always the first thing I did in the morning. At it's peak it had a regular cult readership of 1.5million viewers, far exceeding any printed games publication. But the games content was always secondary to the surreal humour, catchphrases and recurring characters. I'm hoping there are some old regulars on here I can reminisce with.

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Mr T was an advice columnist who always ended up warning kids to keep away from his bins.



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Zombie Dave was a games a commentator that only spoke in shambolic zombie-talk. His comment for Tomb Raider was:

- "thrr brrrd wrrz thrr tttrrrdz."

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There was a pair of snakes that spoke in urban vernacular, basically being Ali G before Ali G was even a thing.





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And despite the obvious graphic limitation afforded by the ZX Spectrum style graphics, they were still able to rustle up some photo-realistic representations of famous characters. Such as:

Stevie Wonder

Morrissey

Thom Yorke

Phil Mitchell

amongst others. All the classics. So, any of you skank-o-huss kids have the slightest clue what I'm talking about?

Thanks for your time,

- You guys are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:09 AM   #2
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Those pics of celebrities Thom Yorke, I don't see it. Stevie Wonder is quite good though Anyway, I don't live in the UK so I've never heard of this.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:15 AM   #3
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I've never heard of this either, but that looks amazing.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:17 AM   #4
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I remember it. It was great as it was free, if you don't pay for the TV license.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:18 AM   #5
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I don't remember this, but I do remember teletext. I'd always hit the wrong button and turn it on and then not be able to get rid of it.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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I cuss you all, man. I cuss you bad.

This was the last ever page of the last ever edition:



Press Reveal
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:38 AM   #7
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Wait, what is teletext? I've never heard of Digitiser or teletext. How does this stuff work?
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:40 AM   #8
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Teletext is DEEEAAAAADD.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:48 AM   #9
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Teletext.

Old-school shit right there.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:50 AM   #10
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Insincere Dave.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:51 AM   #11
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Those pics of celebrities Thom Yorke, I don't see it.
One eye bigger than the other
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Old 02-08-2013, 12:07 PM   #12
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Teletext is what we had before the internet, kids. It was technologically mind-blowing.

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Old 02-08-2013, 12:12 PM   #13
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I remember playing the quiz page a fair bit. I can't remember the name though.

Bamboozle! - Thanks google.
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Old 02-08-2013, 02:38 PM   #14
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Holy **** nostalgia.
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