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    Hi!

    I just wondered if any of you guys have ever heard of Teletext Gamecentral (or checked it out)?

    http://www.teletext.co.uk/gamecentral/default.aspx

    Basically, I find it to be one of the best sources for game news/reviews because I like the concise format, as well as the fact that the reviewers are balanced and don't simply buy into the hype. They give attention to obscure titles as well, which introduced me to games such as Ikaruga, Rez HD etc that I would never have heard of otherwise.

    Apparently, all teletext editorial content is going to die.

    Here's the petition to try to save them: www.petitiononline.com/SaveGC/
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    lol wondered how long before there would be a post here. You know most people who read it do see that link in the inbox :P:
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    I have never heard Teletext Gamecentral before. Ever.
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    (Original post by omicronlyrae)
    I have never heard Teletext Gamecentral before. Ever.
    Your missing out... if you are interested in games that is. Pages 806-809 on ITV/Channel 4 teletext.
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    Oh I remember this, I think I used to read reviews on there but it's been a long time since I've been on Teletext
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    (Original post by impervious)
    lol wondered how long before there would be a post here. You know most people who read it do see that link in the inbox :P:
    Yeah, I know lol, but I just thought I'd put it in there anyway in case those who don't read it were nonetheless moved to the point of signing the petition. :cool:

    Is there any chance of it being saved?
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    I thought teletext was replaced by the internet?
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    (Original post by redanator)
    Yeah, I know lol, but I just thought I'd put it in there anyway in case those who don't read it were nonetheless moved to the point of signing the petition. :cool:

    Is there any chance of it being saved?
    I'm not sure how it works to be honest. Do teletext pay them?
    I'm sure they could go independent if they wanted. Start up a site and try and increase their user base.
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    (Original post by Ghost)
    I thought teletext was replaced by the internet?
    I don't know much about teletext, to be honest, but you can still access a lot of the teletext stuff on the internet.
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    Surely they could move to an online format? With the same content?
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    (Original post by impervious)
    I'm not sure how it works to be honest. Do teletext pay them?
    I'm sure they could go independent if they wanted. Start up a site and try and increase their user base.
    I haven't been following it that much (only heard about this a day or two ago :yes: ); have they said they might go independent?

    I'm not sure how they are paid, etc.
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    I used to check this every Thursday about 7 years ago. Since I got internet, no need!
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    Internet killed the teletext star.

    I remember this from a kid. They had a letter section too, right?
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    :zomg: Where the hell am I going to be able to play Bamboozle now!!!
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    (Original post by Nick_000)
    Internet killed the teletext star.

    I remember this from a kid. They had a letter section too, right?
    Indeed.

    Yeah, they still have the inbox (as well as inbox magic ).
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    (Original post by redanator)
    Apparently, all teletext editorial content is going to die.
    You have evidence?
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    (Original post by Neville 'Facking' Bartos)
    You have evidence?
    There is a general statement here: "Teletext will end in each region after analogue broadcasts finish."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletex...ion_of_service

    Also: "It was announced on July 17th 2009 that GameCentral will cease broadcast in January 2010 along with all other Teletext editorial content".
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GameCentral
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    :sad:I used to read this loads some years back, but then we changed tv and the internet came along :s:
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    Does anyone remember "Backchat" on BBC1? Was Page 577 I believe :grin:
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    I read it daily during The Simpsons! Such a shame that it's going.
 
 
 
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