How to put Pac-Man and George Osborne in the same sentence

How to put Pacman and George Osborne in the same sentence
We know it's a goldfish and not a red herring, but look at the effort we made.

After a week's hiatus, 7DiG has returned with some good news (yay) and some bad news (boo) along with a chat with David Braben and some nice fried red herring.

We know that words like administration and tax are not things you want to be dealing with on a Friday, so from this point on we'll be using the words Admo and TX! to make the whole thing more digestible.

Game over man - Sad times people – UK retailer Game has gone into admo and slapped a pre-owned sticker on itself as it looks to keep going in some form.

Tax relief - So imagine Pac-Man where the Ghosts are, like, TX! collectors and the UK games industry is Pac-Man and the fruit is erm George Osborne's TX! relief. That. Yay.

OnLively debate - "OnLive is a red herring which won't be around in five years," said GamesBrief's Nicholas Lovell in a debate this week about streaming games. For the love of God, get off the fence Nic.

Final Frontier - At the same conference, 7DiG bumped into David Braben. Well, actually we bumped the people out of the way who were crowding round the gaming legend just so we could talk to him. Anyone who starts their speech with "I'm sorry I may have misjudged what I should be talking about" is in no danger of losing their legendary tag with us.

Xbox Lite - So you know the Xbox 720? Well apparently Microsoft is more likely to roll out an Xbox Lite before it looks to the next next gen. Xbox 540 anyone?

Xbox iPlayer - Even more exciting for you Xbox peeps is that the iPlayer for Xbox has arrived so you can finally watch television on your television! Woo?

WoW - a new trailer.

We were going to throw in a disappointing ending to 7DiG this week, but fortunately we've been watching the Mass Effect 3 saga closely and apparently it's up to you guys to decide how we end. We'll be bringing you the options via DLC next week.

Actually scrap that - we're going to end with the always non-disappointing top links from Future's gaming gods and goddesses:


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Patrick Goss

Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.  After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.