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DIGITISER: THE SHOW Launches ninth March on Kickstarter

Simply days earlier than the launch of DIGITISER: THE SHOW we spoke to Mr Biffo aka Paul Rose and seize just a few phrases about this undertaking.


We used to observe Digitiser approach again within the 90s, and heard just a few weeks again about Mr Biffo bringing a brand new Retrogaming present to Kickstarter. 

So let’s communicate to the person himself, Mr Biffo.

Mr Biffo

Q1. Inform us why you wish to make a brand new present about one thing like traditional gaming?

Mr Biffo:

There are many nice traditional gaming YouTube channels on the market, however none of them really feel like an precise, correct, present.

Individuals appear to be nostalgic for the likes of Video games Grasp and Dangerous Affect! – arguably, the 2 greatest gaming exhibits ever within the UK – so it’s lengthy overdue we had one other. I’ve given up hope of broadcasters ever coming by way of, so I figured… properly, stuff it. I’ll make one myself. I believe there’s an viewers hungry for one thing like this.

Timing smart, it feels proper. Retro gaming is greater than ever. Plus, I’ve written about video games for 25 years, labored in TV for shut to twenty, and so I’ve obtained a reasonably distinctive set of expertise and expertise. I understand how to make a present that’s massive and bold and entertaining in its personal proper, whereas by no means dropping sight of the video games. I truthfully imagine that this could be our one likelihood to get the form of gaming present all of us wish to see.


Q2. You wrote for Digitiser within the 90s and continued for a few years. For somebody not within the UK or maybe sufficiently old to know – what was Digitiser about for players?

Mr Biffo:

Digitiser was a day by day video games journal on one thing known as teletext – which in some ways was the precursor to the web. We couldn’t compete with printed mags through the use of screenshots, so we compensated by being bizarre and humorous. At first it was only a technique to entertain ourselves, however step by step the viewers latched onto our characters and humour, and we gained a really passionate following.

Sonic The Hedgehog Digitiser

We additionally had a fame for being brutally sincere about video games, asking questions that different mags wouldn’t – or couldn’t – dare to. It’s truthful to say that Digi was like nothing else. A reasonably distinctive mix of comedy and gaming. That’s what I wish to convey to Digitiser The Present.


Q3. What concerning the friends on the present – are you able to reveal any at this stage and why you included them?

Mr Biffo:

Completely. Digitiser was fairly large again within the day, but it amazes me that individuals nonetheless bear in mind it fondly sufficient that they wish to be concerned in Digitiser The Present. Stuart Ashen goes to be our first visitor. I’ve identified Ashens for a number of years now, and few individuals know extra about previous video games than him. He’s, after all, a YouTube legend, and one of many nicest individuals ever.

Additionally, from the world of retro gaming we’ll have DJ Slope, Kim Justice, Nostalgia Nerd, and Octavius Kitten. We’re additionally planning a problem that includes a few of the greatest video games journalists of the 90s, pitting previous media towards new media!

Although not in the best way you may count on… Past the realm of YouTube, we hope to have author and broadcaster Danny Wallace, Edinburgh competition sensation Imran Yusuf, plus two icons of 90s gaming – Violet Berlin and Large Boy Barry.

Lastly, I’d requested the good Larry Bundy Jr on as a visitor, however he was so eager to be concerned that he’s now going to be co-hosting alongside myself and Gameplay Jenny!

I couldn’t be extra excited.


This fall. How do individuals discover out extra earlier than the present – inform us your hyperlinks and so forth!


Mr Biffo:

They will observe me on Twitter at @mrbiffo  and on Fb as or try my web site, the place they will join a Digitiser the Present e-newsletter, for unique information and insider data concerning the collection.

DIGITISER – THE SHOW. Pre-launch kickstarter video trailer 




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