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A first class game on a second rate stamp!!
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The Royal Mail is going to be issuing stamps with pictures on from computer games that were groundbreaking.

The one of interest here is Elite, which gets a mention, but that's the only offering from the Beeb in the list.

I don't think it was a particularly balanced list, but that's quite a subjective thing and everyone will have their own opinion on what should be on the list.

Anyway, the article I found is on the Newsround site:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51012498
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Shame they got the aspect ratio wrong on all the stamps... they should be 4:3!
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vanpeebles wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:01 pm
A first class game on a second rate stamp!!
That's a crime!

At least it's the Beeb version of Elite.
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Holy Braben Bell! Elite is now on a stamp:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51012498

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Cool huh?
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Two merges on this thread and counting :D
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Good to see Elite on there, thoroughly deserved. Four Amiga entries too, my inner Amiganut quite likes that :)
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Does anyone think the scanner is wrong... seems awfully quiet for such a lot going on and would you get a space station that close to a sun? And what an odd place to be doing zero velocity! I'll put the the stars and sun extending beyond the sides of the instrument panel down to artistic licence!
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It's just a montage. I don't think it was ever intended to be an accurate representation of anything.
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I thought it was supposed to represent the game! Oh well.
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timmy wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:50 am
I thought it was supposed to represent the game! Oh well.
It does :D Just not as you'd see it if you were actually playing it :D
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It represents the idea of the game...
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rmbrowngr wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:45 pm
At least it's the Beeb version of Elite.
And they used the Beeb font for the "ELITE 1984" caption, so someone who did the design of that stamp knew what they were doing :-)
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helpful wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:14 pm
rmbrowngr wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:45 pm
At least it's the Beeb version of Elite.
And they used the Beeb font for the "ELITE 1984" caption, so someone who did the design of that stamp knew what they were doing :-)
They used the correct font / style for all the stamp titles, which is odd that they went to so much effort to create an unconvincing mock-up rather than just playing it for a bit and taking a screenshot.
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I think this is possibly being over-thought :D

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timmy wrote:
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:06 am
helpful wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:14 pm
rmbrowngr wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:45 pm
At least it's the Beeb version of Elite.
And they used the Beeb font for the "ELITE 1984" caption, so someone who did the design of that stamp knew what they were doing :-)
They used the correct font / style for all the stamp titles, which is odd that they went to so much effort to create an unconvincing mock-up rather than just playing it for a bit and taking a screenshot.
Unless they played it on a 16:9 screen, it'd be the wrong shape for the stamp. ;)
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Here is a BBC podcast about it:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0809thk
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Mine has just arrived! Limited edition gamer collection pack

It is amazing and really big!
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xlazaro wrote:
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:53 pm
Mine has just arrived! Limited edition gamer collection pack

It is amazing and really big!

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Wow that looks pretty cool actually!
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