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Mr J
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or...PEEJ

Seriously dude, what is it you have going on that you always seem to be on the phone with, or meeting, journalists.

Maybe i missed something but i didn't think you worked in the games industry?, yet you seem to have become a regular attraciton for journalists, what's the scoop?
#1 at 10:53:08 - 22/08/2007
peej
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I've got a big gob, and I love talking about games.

Seriously that's it. That's all I can put it down to, plus a hell of a lot of hanging around games forums and games types.

I'm no authority on games, I just utterly and completely love the things and if an opportunity arises to talk about 'em or pimp 'em anywhere and everywhere, I'll do it.

I know, I know...it's probably completely irritating and stuff but I seriously don't mean any harm by it.

Peej
#2 at 11:04:20 - 22/08/2007
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Remind me to get your autograph at the next meet, mate. ;)
#3 at 11:05:35 - 22/08/2007
peej
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Hah, right :)

If you listen to the interview, and my mumbling monotone you'll wonder why these guys even approach me but - and this is the big but - anyone could do it really, in fact I wish a few of the more well informed amongs the AATGers and EGers would - because you'd probably have something more interesting to say.

I just gave 'em as balanced a view of the Wii situation as I could (I think they were actually angling after me saying "The Wii is shit, and disappointing, and Nintendo fans smell of wii") but I just told it as I saw it really - that for me, the machine's best is yet to come...

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#4 at 11:12:45 - 22/08/2007
Mr J
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Ah... so you're sleeping with them then!
#5 at 11:45:04 - 22/08/2007
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peej said:
If you listen to the interview, and my mumbling monotone you'll wonder why these guys even approach me but - and this is the big but - anyone could do it really, in fact I wish a few of the more well informed amongs the AATGers and EGers would - because you'd probably have something more interesting to say.
Peej


Get 'em to post here then asking. :)
#6 at 11:46:08 - 22/08/2007
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The bloke DID ask on EG. No one got back to 'im...

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#7 at 13:50:51 - 22/08/2007
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PJ's first impressions of the Wii on the EG forum seemed pretty influential. Not surprised if journos seek him out for fresh opinion.

PJ Fontofwisdom

:o)
#8 at 14:09:09 - 22/08/2007
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Where's this interview then :) ?
#9 at 14:31:31 - 22/08/2007
peej
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6pm on friday on Radio 1.

Possibly a podcast coming soon to a website near you...

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#10 at 15:06:45 - 22/08/2007
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So how do they introduce you ?

Are you officialy an "industry commentator" yet ? ;)
#11 at 15:13:55 - 22/08/2007
peej
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Nah "just some bloke" from Oxford.

For the local radio stuff I got them to make sure I was introduced as "Phil from Allaboutthegames.net" but Radio 1 wanted an ordinary everyday type thing without any affiliation to a press source so that's why it was done like that I guess...

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#12 at 15:48:20 - 22/08/2007
Manuel Garcia
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They make threads over on EG about this sort of stuff quite regularly, but everyone tends to avoid them for some reason. Except Peej obviously :)

Myself, Mappy and someone else did the Radio 1 Newsbeat PS3 interviews before launch, purely because no bugger else responded!
#13 at 16:15:28 - 22/08/2007
peej
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See? It's not like they go for me specifically. I'm just the one who responds :)

Believe me it's not through some weird fame-seeking stuff though some of the stuff I do for local radio is more to promote this place than anything else.

Peej
#14 at 16:17:32 - 22/08/2007
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Manuel Garcia said:They make threads over on EG about this sort of stuff quite regularly

Heh, the chances of me reading a thread are directly proportional to how well I know the poster starting the thread, no wonder I miss them.
#15 at 16:28:36 - 22/08/2007
peej
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Apparently it was on last night and I missed it :(

And it's on later on in the Radio 1 Extra thing...

"Hardcore gamer"

heh

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#16 at 14:01:30 - 23/08/2007
Mr J
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yeah was on the 5:45 news yesterday

you came directly after a spokeman from ninty europe, they seemed to use you as the 'downside element'

Machine on the rise but is it really that awesome our man Phil says "I have no hair, love suicide girls and jiggly luvvlies"

or something
#17 at 14:05:20 - 23/08/2007
peej
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LOL!

I knew they'd try and put a negative spin on what I said. I was pretty fair to the Wii, probably more down on the PS3 than the Wii actually.

The 360 got a lot of love though...

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#18 at 14:07:16 - 23/08/2007
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Funny they didn't mention that, from what i heard.

I was in the car though, and my dear lady was talking to me so i missed a chunk of it.

She also thought i had gone a bit mad when i said, "that's peej" in the middle of the conversation
#19 at 14:10:56 - 23/08/2007
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Just heard the clip - Oh dear, they really did need me to be a lot more negative didn't they :)

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#20 at 16:39:39 - 23/08/2007
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Host it on AATG

/jiggles
#21 at 17:39:05 - 23/08/2007
peej
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Can't really, as I don't have any way of uploading it from here.

Tis an AMR format capture from my phone so it'll probably be shit quality. No idea when the 1 XTRA news is broadcast but they're repeating it on that.

Peej
#22 at 17:51:25 - 23/08/2007
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Anyway we can get to listen to it, then? I'm really curious.
#23 at 17:53:13 - 23/08/2007
peej
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Er, i can email it - hang on a sec lemme see how big the file is...


80k AMR file (so probably shite quality)

pjmaybe at allaboutthegames dot net if you wanna...

Peej
#24 at 18:05:55 - 23/08/2007
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Or better still, if anyone can host it somewhere temporarily...?

Peej
#25 at 18:06:17 - 23/08/2007
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You mean like a website that you might just have FTP access to, possibly a gaming one?
#26 at 18:09:53 - 23/08/2007
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Tiger_Walts said:You mean like a website that you might just have FTP access to, possibly a gaming one?

Now there's a thought!
#27 at 18:15:44 - 23/08/2007
peej
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Tiger_Walts said:You mean like a website that you might just have FTP access to, possibly a gaming one?


I did just say I don't have access to AATG's pots of lovely space from here...

The CMS won't let you upload anything you're not supposed to, see...

Peej
#28 at 18:18:35 - 23/08/2007
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It was on the TXU show today (on BBC 1Xtra). I've grabbed it off the BBC website, ripped out the section in question, and stuck the mp3 here. Enjoy :-)
#29 at 19:31:55 - 23/08/2007
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/places targeting cursor over Broadcasting House

/selects silo

/changes it to launch mode

/fires

Jesus Christ I knew Radio 1 was shit but fuck me...

Oh and it was nice that the guests afterwards pretty much proved Peej's point!
#30 at 19:40:22 - 23/08/2007

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