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Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:39 pm
by Katzkatz
Did anyone know about this? Apparently, during the 1980s, it seems that a 27 years old Jeremy Clarkson bought an Amstrad CPC(at cost price) and wrote two articles for Amstrad Computer User magazine. One was on ball games(e.g. Breakout, etc.) and the other on fighting games(e.g. Barbarian, etc). He was commissioned for a third article, but that didn't appear as neither of his previous features were that good according to the editor.

Here's a YouTube video on it :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biGN6EP5Klg

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:51 am
by Katzkatz
Here's a link to the two articles that he did :-

http://imgur.com/a/15jDz

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:06 am
by markopoloman
:lol: :lol:

They are brilliant! Just read both and it is Clarkson being Clarkson. I wonder if he did a 3rd article... and has it hidden away somewhere?! THAT would be a find for RG :D

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:47 pm
by Katzkatz
Apparently, the editor of Amstrad Computer User visited Jeremy one time at his office in Fulham. The editor had a Lancia at the time and curbed and burst one of his front tyres on it. Jezza had to change the tyre for him, as the editor was wearing a suit at the time.

See the following :-

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc ... uter-user/

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:53 pm
by Spector
Just imagine... Clarkson and Sugar together promoting the same thing. What a team!

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:33 am
by paranoid marvin
Does he get an interview in RG then?

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:57 am
by Katzkatz
paranoid marvin wrote:Does he get an interview in RG then?
Only if you provide him with a hot steak dinner and peppercorn sauce. :lol:

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:12 am
by Sel Feena
Get him to review Punchout

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:42 am
by Negative Creep
Sel Feena wrote:Get him to review Punchout

Or Top Gear on the SNES

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:56 am
by Antiriad2097
Sel Feena wrote:Get him to review Punchout
One of the articles is on fighting games.

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:20 pm
by Spector
Sel Feena wrote:Get him to review Punchout
Nah, give that to Clarance

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:15 am
by yakmag
Oh go on, surely he deserves an interview!!

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:59 am
by Katzkatz
Antiriad2097 wrote:
Sel Feena wrote:Get him to review Punchout
One of the articles is on fighting games.
Ironically, in that review, he says that in the whole of his 27 years on this Earth, he hasn't gotten into a fight! Took him a few years to change that! :lol:

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:53 am
by Katzkatz
I can imagine that if he were to review future games, it would go something along the lines of :-

"This Call of Duty game is probably the best game(long pause) - in the world!". :lol: :lol:

Or :-

"The Skyrim game ran okay on my Playstation, but it needs more POWER!"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I think he actually likes modern gaming. I remember he mentioned that he brought a Sega Rally arcade cabinet for his home and that he plays Call of Duty on the Playstation. I also remember an old episode of Top Gear where he played Gran Turismo, and tried to go around Laguna Seca in a Honda NSX - and then compared it in real life by trying to beat his time on the game.

Re: Jeremy Clarkson - the one time videogames journalist

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:03 pm
by rocky1980
Is it bad that I now want a signed copy of the mag for my wall