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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
Not sure if anyone's aware but ITV are stopping teletext in January 2010.

GameCentral is a review/news/opinion section of teletext which is great.

I've bought many games which would have passed me by had it not been for this service, also it's quite a good laugh.

Please sign this petition to save the service
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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suspended#2
Gamecental is quality

Used to read it when couldnt fall asleep!!

Ive signed
#3
Signed - used to love reading GC on the old teletext - back in the day, before this interweb thingy
#4
lol I just posted a Save GameCentral thread on a gaming forum, then came here and got confused.

I love it - a great read with your breakfast or dinner.

Should contine in some sort of blog form hopefully.
banned#5
its going

deal with it
1 Like #6
Billie_Jean
its going

deal with it


So did Jacko... Deal with it!
banned#7
Flodd
So did Jacko... Deal with it!


im not signing a petition to bring him back to life am i

losers
#8
sign it, can't hurt but I can't see anyone else picking it up. There is no money in it for Skytext (the only real possibility).
banned#9
Billie_Jean
im not signing a petition to bring him back to life am i

losers


you know what i was just about to write the exact same thing! :thumbsup:

agree. its gone deal with it :p
#10
Billie_Jean
im not signing a petition to bring him back to life am i

losers


You would if there was one :p

kapows
you know what i was just about to write the exact same thing! :thumbsup:

agree. its gone deal with it :p


Never fought for anything? Christ, no wonder this countrys in the state it is if people just accept whats handed down to them...
banned#11
Flodd
You would if there was one



Never fought for anything? Christ, no wonder this countrys in the state it is if people just accept whats handed down to them...


most of us fight for things worth actually fighting for :-D which will be beneficial for the greater good :w00t:

some on the other hand :roll:...cant yet understand when theyre fighting a losing battle :p

here..a little snippet of information...analogue is being shut down :santa:
#12
Teletext is in the past people it was made as a sort of internet before the internet and now that anoluge is dieing so i teletext so if you need to find out what games are coming out heres a step for a hint instead of signing a petition go onto a website like game.co.uk gamestation.co.uk play.co.uk or even better watch the invisable wall on gametraliers.com
banned#13
Flodd;5875237
So did Jacko... Deal with it!

LOL :thumbsup:
banned#14
kapows;5875694
most of us fight for things worth actually fighting for which will be beneficial for the greater good

some on the other hand :roll:...cant yet understand when theyre fighting a losing battle :p

here..a little snippet of information...analogue is being shut down :santa:


here..a little snippet of information...telextext is on freeview too :whistling:
#15
Digitizer was good, Gamecentral is nothing compaired to what Digi was. If ITV are dropping Teletext, how can you save it? Where will it go?
banned#16
DTR;5876102
Digitizer was good, Gamecentral is nothing compaired to what Digi was. If ITV are dropping Teletext, how can you save it? Where will it go?

bbc, ch5, sky
#17
Billie_Jean
im not signing a petition to bring him back to life am i

losers


is it because he is still alive? :?
#18
Billie_Jean
im not signing a petition to bring him back to life am i

losers


maybe not but micheal is defo a loser now, hahaha well done
#19
DrWeeden
Teletext is in the past people it was made as a sort of internet before the internet and now that anoluge is dieing so i teletext so if you need to find out what games are coming out heres a step for a hint instead of signing a petition go onto a website like game.co.uk gamestation.co.uk play.co.uk or even better watch the invisable wall on gametraliers.com


you mean so the uneducated masses can buy more wii mini games and appaling movie tie-ins? forcing more and more good publishers to go under as no-one is buying their games. :whistling:

I wouldn't say any of those are impartial :)
banned#20
sancho1983;5876726
you mean so the uneducated masses can buy more wii mini games and appaling movie tie-ins? forcing more and more good publishers to go under as no-one is buying their games. :whistling:

I wouldn't say any of those are impartial :)

+1

that was a terrible list for game reviews

[url]www.metacritic.com[/url] ftw
banned#21
Flodd
Never fought for anything? Christ, no wonder this countrys in the state it is if people just accept whats handed down to them...


lol fighting for something...i would rather fight for something a bit more important rather than a stupid page on teletext

grow up
banned#22
Billie_Jean;5877985
lol fighting for something...i would rather fight for something a bit more important rather than a stupid page on teletext

grow up

wouldnt it have been easier to have signed the petition rather than trolling for an argument? :?

better still, just ignore this thread :whistling:

beat it!
banned#23
csiman
wouldnt it have been easier to have signed the petition rather than trolling for an argument? :?

better still, just ignore this thread :whistling:

beat it!


ooh looks like i have plucked a sensitive nerve
banned#24
Billie_Jean;5887490
ooh looks like i have plucked a sensitive nerve

its The Way You Make Me Feel, my Bad

get back to your grieving lol :p
banned#25
csiman
its The Way You Make Me Feel, my Bad

get back to your grieving lol :p


hmm never heard those ones before

and who said i was greaving... ur just trying to become popular on a forum by getting easy laughs with MJ jokes, just beacuse you have no friends in the REAL WORLD
banned#26
sancho1983
you mean so the uneducated masses can buy more wii mini games and appaling movie tie-ins? forcing more and more good publishers to go under as no-one is buying their games. :whistling:

I wouldn't say any of those are impartial :)


There are lots of games websites now that will kick the poo out of movie tie-ins and Wii games and guess what - they still sell.

'Uneducated masses' don't look on these websites and they never will.

Let teletext die - it's been replaced and there are better alternatives.
banned#27
dregan;5888402
GameCentral can't be saved because the teletext service that supports it will no longer exist. If people want to save it they'd need to pay the staff themselves, and I doubt any amount of petition signatures is going to magically turn into money.

Besides, Digitiser was better :p Come back Mr Biffo, all is forgiven!



News at ten: mentally ill paedophile dies

the petition is actually for the BBC/ ch5/ sky to pickup the gamecentral pages. Ceefax will still exist.
#28
FilthAndFurry
Let teletext die - it's been replaced and there are better alternatives.


Not to eat your toast to...
banned#29
I used to watch it before it was GameCentral... cant remember what it was called.
#30
csiman
the petition is actually for the BBC/ ch5/ sky to pickup the gamecentral pages. Ceefax will still exist.


Yeah I misread it. I don't think it will happen, but BBC picking it up would be great, though I can see the Mail now: "BBC FAT CATS SPEND YOUR MONEY ON MURDER SIMULATOR REVIEW"
banned#31
Flodd
Not to eat your toast to...


Yes, watching numbers cycle until they get to the info you want is infinitely better than having 4 news websites open and being able to see video and pictures.

:roll:
banned#32
Digitiser was way better.

http://teletext.mb21.co.uk/gallery/TeletextLtd/teletext-itv-370-19930123-bg.jpg
#33
FilthAndFurry
Yes, watching numbers cycle until they get to the info you want is infinitely better than having 4 news websites open and being able to see video and pictures.

:roll:



It's been a long time since you looked at teletext hasn't it filth?

"Step away from the keyboard...."

Besides which, it's more about the content that the medium. I'd have thought such an educated man as yourself wouldn't have made that error... :whistling:
banned#34
FilthAndFurry;5888469
Yes, watching numbers cycle until they get to the info you want is infinitely better than having 4 news websites open and being able to see video and pictures.

:roll:

showing your age there. freeview telextext is practically instant. :p
#35
vibeone
Digitiser was way better.

http://teletext.mb21.co.uk/gallery/TeletextLtd/teletext-itv-370-19930123-bg.jpg


Digitiser was awful IMHO. Biffovision still writes for egde and he's still up his own areosol...
banned#36
Flodd;5888442
Not to eat your toast to...

+1

makes a good early morning read whilst eating brekkie in bed. Letters pages are amusing too as are the TV letters pages :thumbsup:
#37
FilthAndFurry
Yes, watching numbers cycle until they get to the info you want is infinitely better than having 4 news websites open and being able to see video and pictures.

:roll:


Hehe, you should check it out.

Freeview, ITV, 806. Like said above, it's pretty instant.

The wife gets annoyed when i use the laptop during the breaks to look things up but she doesn't mind me using teletext!!

This wasn't intended to start a flame war, just thought a few people might sign it. I've never signed a petition before in my life, but it would be good to show 'the powers that be' that people do actually read it.

My favourite is the comments part, it's nice to read ocmments about things that are moderated and balanced :whistling: :-D

I don't use any other sites that critique games fairly, can anybody recommend one?
banned#38
Flodd
It's been a long time since you looked at teletext hasn't it filth?

"Step away from the keyboard...."

Besides which, it's more about the content that the medium. I'd have thought such an educated man as yourself wouldn't have made that error... :whistling:


Exactly - so why would I want old content? Websites update instantaneously rather than being updated daily.

Why would I want just one source when I can have multiple?

Why wouldn't I want images or videos?
#39
I hardly think something like a game review would need to be updated in order to benefit from being 'instantaneous', it's a bit different to using teletext for weather or news, which i completely agree the internet should be used for
banned#40
sancho1983
I hardly think something like a game review would need to be updated in order to benefit from being 'instantaneous', it's a bit different to using teletext for weather or news, which i completely agree the internet should be used for


I just think the whole thing is a little old-fashioned. It's probably why it's being phased out.

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