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About Me





Okay as the title suggests this page is all about me!

Information about me
Webmaster:Andrew Burton




Age:35
Date Of Birth5th Sept. 1979
Marrital Status:Single
Number of Girlfriend's:1
First games machine:
(Owned)
Spectrum 128k
Machines owned:
(In alphabetical order)
Amiga 600 (x2)
Amiga CD32
Nintendo 64 (x2)
Nintendo Game Boy
Nintendo GameCube
Sega Dreamcast x 2
Sega Megadrive 1 & 2
Sega Saturn
SNK's Neo Geo Pocket Colour
Spectrum 128k
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
First gaming experience:Donkey Kong Game & Watch when I was about 7



How I got into gaming...

I first started gaming when I was about 4 or 5 on our first home console (now destroyed, thanks to my brothers habit of destroying things and taking them apart), I have no idea what it was though ;(

At the same time I was one of a few other kids at school (remember, I was 5) that was priveleged enough to be told how to boot the BBC's and the edutainment software - okay, okay.... insert the floppy disk (back then they really were floppy disks) into the disk drive and hold down Control,Alt & Delete to reboot the computer... but I was only 5 ;)

I was hooked on games and my dad bought loads of table top games by Grandstand (Pac-Man, Firefox, Scramble etc.) and Tomy. We also had a mini pinball machine too... ahhh, those were the days.

Thanks to a school mate, I also got to play on Nintendo's Donkey Kong Game & Watch game, but back then I had no idea who they were.

Anyhow... a few years later (early 90's) my dad brought me a Spectrum 128K with the 6 lightgun games that came with it... Operation Wolf, Bullseye, Robot Attack, Missile Ground Zero and 2 other games I forget the names of.
So I delved into BASIC programming on the Spectrum. I was young and, sadly, rather rubbish at it... though Spectrum BASIC is rather slow anyway :(
I also own many classics on the Spectrum including Turbo Outrun, Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, Strider 2, Gauntlet 1 - 4, Joe Blade, several &e7 (Andy Severn - now with Team 17 I think) games/demo's, UN Squadron, Guadacanal, Hacker II, Star Raiders 2, Rampage and many many more (atleast 100 games in total).

Then in 1994 when the Megadrive became cheap, and after my brothers mate had shown us the joys of the Philips CDi and the Panasonic/Goldstar 3DO, I bought one and fell in love with the awesome colourful graphics of the Sonic games (the Spectrum only had 16 colours... but could only have 2 colours within a certain 8x8 pixel grid, whereas the Megadrive has 256 colours).
Thats how my love with consoles began..


1994 - My bro bought his m8s Gameboy.
1995 - My brother got a SNES.
1996 - I got a Sega Saturn for Xmas.
1997 - My bro got a Nintendo 64.
2000 - I got a Japanese Dreamcast.
2001 - I got my hands on an Amiga 600.
2001 - I also got my hands on a Neo Geo Pocket Colour, by SNK.
2002 - I got my hands on an Amiga CD32.
2003 - My brother got a Gamecube.
2004 - My brother moved out and gave me all his consoles, to cover the money he owed me!
2004 - Bought and installed an extra 1MB of RAM and a 4GB harddrive into my Amiga 600.



.... and that about sums it up!


Me famous? Kinda! Heres why....

Email on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
29th Nov. 2004
"What were Sony thinking?! The new slimline (shrunk) Playstation 2 has no fan and overheats easily.
Surely its common sense that all new consoles have fans these days.... Dreamcast, Gamecube etc..."
Email on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
15th Sept. 2004
"Concerning the fialed Dreamcast controller ports. Since all four ports have failed, you have almost certainly blown the controller fuse inside the DC.
I don't have experience refitting a new fuse, so i suggest you check out this group on the internet:

groups.yahoo.com/group/DreamcastBrowsers


People there will know what to do."
Email on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
29th July 2004
"Yes, accessing those cheats [on Goldneye] was the hardest thing I have ever done... what a feeling after getting them all.
Ok, I got them all bar the double RCP90's. Getting all the others and completing the game without any cheats when it came out took me three months, playing 90 mins a day! And the N64 controller took quite a bashing on the floor when I got killed... but not a scratch was left on it!"
Email on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
21st May 2004
"I guess you have heard the sad news - Sammy has bought Sega (boooo....hissss). All I see now are the remaining heads of Sega's most popular games divisions (Yuji Naka and co.) walking out.

Yu Suzuki and Tetsuya Mizuguchi (among others) have already left Sega. This is a sad time indeed."

Email on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
5th May 2004
"First you get the location of E3 wrong (Chicago indeed!) and now the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). For those that don't know CES was held in January in Las Vegas, as always."
Email on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
20th Nov. 2003
"I too have some tabletop (Grandstand?) games including Firefox, Scramble, Pac-Man (the round yellow version), Grid Iron (an NFL game) and several others.
I also have some of the Tomytronic ones - the 3D ones that you held up against your face - including the spaceship one and the tank one. I never got the car one, sadly."
Email on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
11th Oct. 2003
"So exactly which Street Fighter anime is going to be included with the anniversary edition? Or were you joking? You see there's the good one (SF: Animated Movie), the rubbish one (SF: Alpha Animated Movie) and then there's the SF Japanese television series which spans around 30 episodes (I don't have them all yet)."
Email on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
24th Sept. 2003
"These are just too cool to miss. Ignore the dodgy URL and view limited-edition Dreamcasts (Res Evil edition, Sonic edition, etc.), Playstations and much more (www.magickcupboard.com/Skankhair/limited.html). Seriously, too cool to miss!"
Email on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
18th Sept. 2003
"James Pond is highly unlikely to make a comeback.... unless you can persuade Sony to make it. You see the company that made it was bought by Sony several years ago, and was then renamed.
Besides how would a new James Pond game work? Would it be a 2D game like it always was, or would it be like Rayman, all in brand spanking 3D (and no doubt with a dreadful camera too)?"
Letter on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
14th Aug. 2003
"The Dreamcast is hardly a failure. Over 100 people still play PSO online at the weekend, while F355 is also still popular online. More user-friendly ISP's are appearing for the Dreamcast too, including www.boltblue.com, which enables us to send or receive DC files (and Dreameye videos) via POP3/SMTP.
Many companies are still making games for the DC in Japan, so the machine is certainly not dead nor a failure."
Letter on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
13th Aug. 2003
"I've never actually played FIFA, but I can definately recommend ISS 64 (N64) and Sega Worldwide Soccer '97 (Saturn) as 2 great football games which I still go back and play when I want to have a fun, enjoyable and (if I up the hardness!) challenging football game."
Letter on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
10th July 2003
"Stephen Beaker: its also possible to listen to almost all in-game music on Saturn games in exactly the same way, by sticking them in your CD player and skipping the security track (track 1 and sometimes 2). Capcom and SNK games are the only ones I know of that don't read the music off the CD."
Letter on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
23rd June 2003
"I have recently been watching the 'Hot clips' vid on the bonus disc that comes with Zelda: The Wind Waker.
The music on that particular video sequence was also used on the 'Sony' part of an Xmas Gamesmaster video given away several years ago. Can you (or anyone else) tell me who's the artist and where can I get it from?"
Letter on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
23rd May 2003
"Regarding Todd Gledhill and console names: Sega don't really name their own machines! They usually ask developers (Konami, Capcom, Namco, etc.) for ideas and then they pick them out of a hat until they find one they like.
If I remember correctly, it was someone at Capcom who came up with Dreamcast."
Letter on Game Central
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
13th May 2003
"You shouldn't diss Battlestar Galactica as it was a very cool show, and it was the first time I saw Jane Seymour.
I just hope the game of it can do the series justice, while I expect the new TV series to be completely lame."
Letter on Digitiser
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
11th Feb. 2003
"James Webb, don't diss Nights - its a classic. Getting the max "Link" on each level takes ages, meaning high scores are a real challenge. It was the first game to feature Sonic Team's A-Life feature too, which also appears in Sonic Adventure."
Letter on Digitiser
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
21st Jan. 2003
"RE: Tom and recommendations for his Neo Geo Pocket Colour. I have seven games and would suggest you check them all out - Puyo Pop, Sonic Pocket Adventure, Match Of The Millenium (SNK Vs. Capcom), Last Blade, Metal Slug 1 & 2, and Puzzle Bobble Mini. As for where to get them from? eBay is probably your best bet."
Letter on Digitiser
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
18th Dec. 2002
"RE: Steve Thorpe. I never played the arcade version, sadly, but I did have one of the Spectrum Double Dragon games and it was ace. Has anyone seen the movie or know where I can get hold of it?"
Letter on Digitiser
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
18th Nov. 2002
"On your Crazy Taxi 3 review you gave MS-R as an alternative, however that was on the DC! The XBox version is Project Gotham Racing"
Letter on Digitiser
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
30th and 31st Oct. 2002
"If Digi readers want to show their support for the Fair Play campaign, why not sign the online petition at www.petitiononline.com/FairPlay as well as taking part in Don't Buy A Game Week?"
Letter on Digitiser
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
23rd and 24th Sept. 2002
"Just what are you thinking, Digi? N64 Turok 1 & 2 are awesome games - great fun to play with superb graphics. Turok 3 and Rage Wars were a bit off, though."
Letter on Digitiser
(Channel 4, Teletext, UK)
23rd and 24th Aug. 2002
"You were waa-ay off the mark with your recent comment on how the 'DC failed with its online capabilities'. The fact is many of us still meet up and play online nightly. (Tuesdays at 9pm its Ferrari 355 and Friday at 9pm its StarLancer)"
Official Dreamcast
Magazine (ODM)
Issue #18 April 2001
Page 95 - I sent in 70 Man Battle Shenmue cheat.

Page 121 - I sent in the question about Sega's cash (in Ask Sega).


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