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    RIP Gamesmaster

    The godlike being known as The Gamesmaster, the ominous semi-transparent floating head famlilar to millions of nerdy British kids in the 1990s, powered down peacefully at his home at Farthing, Selsey, West Sussex, today. His weekly sermons, watched by millions were a fixture of 90s tv schedules and widely regarded as "way cooler than church." Worthy gamers were famously blessed by the terrifying disembodied face with valuable cheat codes and indispensable clues to completing tricky levels, while clumsy players were subject to merciless chastisment, much to the delight of the congregation of cheering tweenagers.
    The most skilled acolytes competed in nerve-shredding contests of speed and skill to become his champion and win a chance to touch his coveted Golden Joystick.
    Reports that thousands of gold rings burst out of his huge body at the moment of death remain unconfirmed.
    The Gamesmaster is survived by his children Sir Dominik Diamond and Dame Brian May, and his cat Ptolemy
    Outside of life as a quasi-mystical electroJesus, The Gamesmaster he was also an amateur astronomer or something.


    The Gamesmaster, as he was known to millions.

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    This isnt just some random fool that used to be Gamesmaster. This is SIR Patrick Moore.

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    SIR patrick who??

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    haha now reading your post fully i see what you did.

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    I never knew about the Gamesmaster thing. But I had one of his astronomy books when I was a kid, and it was a thing of beauty. It played a significant role in shaping my interest in astronomy in particular, and science in general. I am hugely in his debt. The world will not be the same without him. I hope someone will take care of Ptolemy...

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    Had no idea about this show, guess it wasn't broadcast outside the UK?
    What a shame.

    That Sonic player had great power.

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    this is all great and i will let you finish but i am the final fantasy super fan now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randis View Post
    this is all great and i will let you finish but i am the final fantasy super fan now.
    if someone called me the worlds biggest final fantasy super fan Id knock them out.

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    i know, the title is a bit long, just call me Super.

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    I'm'onna miss this guy.

    I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
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    His trousers are uncharacteristically low in that pic.
    Seriously tho, I loved Patrick Moore, he got me into science as a kid and I always taped his show. I like how he spoke to you like an adult and assumed you knew a little about astonomy, unlike most science tv which is aimed at people who think stars are the souls of dead ancestors.
    He's the reason Ive read New Scientist for the last 15 years, ie 50% of my life, and so am a total fucking dick at dinner parties.
    thats my excuse anyway.

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    As god is my witness, I found a ref pic where his britches were that high. Ah, here. It looks like he's being eaten by his suit.

    I only know him from the last years of his life. I never tuned into The Sky at Night on purpose. It was just one of those things we'd run across channel flipping at night and just have to watch it all the way through. He was terrific.

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