Vote for your 'Greatest British Videogame Icons'

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Which Brits deserve to be featured on their own trading card?

Poll ended at Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:37 am

Jeff Minter
19
18%
David Braben/Ian Bell
8
8%
Matthew Smith
17
16%
Archer Maclean
5
5%
Sir Clive Sinclair
17
16%
Jez San
0
No votes
Peter Molyneux
6
6%
The Stamper Brothers
13
13%
Rob Hubbard
12
12%
Jon Hare
7
7%
 
Total votes: 104

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Vote for your 'Greatest British Videogame Icons'

Post by DRS » Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:37 am

Hello all - if you see the article featuring Walter Day in the current issue of the mag (RG151), you'll see we as RG Forumites have the opportunity to decide on 5 Brits to be immortalised by having their own trading card printed.

So click on THREE of the ten UK nominees above and we'll see who makes the top 5!

I know the list could be loads longer but this forum only lets me put 10 options in a poll, so sorry great folks like Oliver Frey, Joffa, the Darling Brothers, Kevin Toms, Oliver Twins and Ada Lovelace aren't on...

Cheers

Paul

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Re: Vote for your 'Greatest British Videogame Icons'

Post by markopoloman » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:19 am

You could always do a few threads with 10 people to vote for...and then do a final!
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Re: Vote for your 'Greatest British Videogame Icons'

Post by Mayhem » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:38 am

I'm still going to say David Jones of DMA anyhow, despite not being on the list. Lemmings AND GTA? Those are important.
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Re: Vote for your 'Greatest British Videogame Icons'

Post by Sputryk » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:00 pm

Of this list, I've only gone and picked the leading 3. :mrgreen:

Agree with Marko for multiple Polls. Missed the chance to post names, but would've (and now will!) mentioned:

Sandy White
Oliver Frey
Bernie Drummond
Peter Harrap
Andrew Braybrook
Steve Turner
Geoff Crammond

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Post by DRS » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:46 am

Mayhem wrote:I'm still going to say David Jones of DMA anyhow, despite not being on the list. Lemmings AND GTA? Those are important.
That's what I like about you Mayhem. Never say die! May I suggest you smear lemming droppings over this poll as a poignant 'dirty protest'?

I know we could have had a hundred great Brits on the list but I reckon if Walter Day is duly impressed by hordes of fervent voters here, maybe we could get more of our brethren (and sisthren?) on cards in the future? Sooooo folks, keep the votes coming!

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Post by the_hawk » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:25 am

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Post by RG_Drew » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:18 pm

DRS wrote: I reckon if Walter Day is duly impressed by hordes of fervent voters here, maybe we could get more of our brethren (and sisthren?) on cards in the future? Sooooo folks, keep the votes coming!
Made an account for this. My vote is for Sir Clive – it's a given, right?

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Re: Vote for your 'Greatest British Videogame Icons'

Post by joefish » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:21 pm

Luminary as he is, I wouldn't class Sir Clive as a 'Videogame Icon'. Obviously he invented a system a lot of programmers learned their art on, but by all accounts he wasn't best pleased that the Spectrum was viewed almost exclusively as a games platform!

But I think Andrew Hewson deserves a place on that list, if not Jon Ritman and Joffa Smith as well.

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Post by The Beans » Mon Feb 01, 2016 1:26 pm

Can't believe the number of votes Smith is getting.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 2:24 pm

He is an icon, even if only of the crash and burn type.

Any casual mention of the Speccy invariably leads to Manic Miner or Jet Set Willy.

Hopefully they'll use a youthful image and not the tramp he turned into. Nice bloke, but he really hasn't looked after himself.
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Post by rossi46 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:34 pm

Dominik Diamond and Dave Perry should be on there :D
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Re: Vote for your 'Greatest British Videogame Icons'

Post by Matt_B » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:47 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:He is an icon, even if only of the crash and burn type.

Any casual mention of the Speccy invariably leads to Manic Miner or Jet Set Willy.

Hopefully they'll use a youthful image and not the tramp he turned into. Nice bloke, but he really hasn't looked after himself.
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Re: Vote for your 'Greatest British Videogame Icons'

Post by RodimusPrime » Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:55 pm

Why no Alan Sugar?

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:35 am

We're a bit embarrassed by that one, we're hoping for some typical US revisionist history to pretend the CPC never existed.
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Re: Vote for your 'Greatest British Videogame Icons'

Post by RodimusPrime » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:28 am

Antiriad2097 wrote:We're a bit embarrassed by that one, we're hoping for some typical US revisionist history to pretend the CPC never existed.
I completely understand. Its a lot better to pretend it never existed so speccy owners don't have to be embarrassed that they had to play on a speccy instead of the far better Amstrad.

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