Mar 17
By Matt Gander In Blog 2 Comments

The Teletext Preservation Project has this week uploaded 125 editions of Digitiser from 1995-1998. We’re not sure how they did this, but we’d like to imagine that they used some form of “space trowel”.


These are full editions – everything from reviews, like this one of Actua Soccer on PlayStation, to Violet Berlin’s weekend columns. Even the adverts have been left intact.

As one of our Twitter followers mentioned, the subjects discussed in the letters pages are still relevant today – accusations of bias, claims that developers are running out of ideas and the sort.

Also: take a look at this Fat Sow rant that somehow appears to be from the future. That’s crazy, guy.

Scratching your head here? Digitiser was a daily videogame page on Teletext that blended the latest videogame news and reviews with a warped sense of humour. So warped, in fact, that it occasionally caused the writers to get into a spot of trouble with Teletext’s management.

You can press reveal (read: click here) to view our Digitiser feature from last year.

Published Sunday 17th March 2013 by Games Asylum

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Matt Gander

Matt Gander

Matt is Games Asylum's most prolific writer, having produced a non-stop stream of articles for the site since 2001. A retro collector and bargain hunter, his knowledge has been found in the pages of tree-based publication Retro Gamer.

  • Jake

    Have you had a look through the letters to see if the legendary Non-Shiny Goose has been preserved?

  • Games Asylum

    I had a good look but haven’t found any letters at all from myself.

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