Paul Rose (Mr Biffo) is creating daily video games stuff, humour, plus funny videos and tweets!
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WHAT THE DEUCE IS/WAS DIGITISER?
A quick history lesson: Digitiser launched on the UK's TV-based Teletext service on January 1st 1993. There it stayed for the next 11 years - building an audience of up to 1.5 million weekly viewers, and gaining a reputation for being one of the most honest, reliable and (so we're told) funniest video games magazines of all time. Basically, if you lived in the UK and grew up playing games in the 90s and early 2000s, you read Digi.

Digitiser ended in 2004, and - as 
Mr Biffo - I wrote a column for the highly respected Edge magazine until 2008, while continuing an intermittently successful career as a screenwriter.

I'm not very wealthy. 


OH, STOP SHOWING OFF ABOUT HOW RICH YOU ARE
In 2014, or thereabouts, I relaunched Digitiser as Digitiser2000 - and ever since it has provided daily updates. Usually I write about games - sometimes reviews, sometimes features - other times I just write humour pieces, or more personal, reflective articles. In short: Digi2000 is a grab-bag of whatever is rumbling around my head on any given day, but I hope it's always interesting.

Last year I launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for Mr Biffo's Found Footage - a YouTube series that was as ambitious as it was bizarre, an antidote to the more staid work I do in my day job writing kid's TV. I loved it, and I want to create more of the same - short sketches, or animations, or weird little videos, on a semi-regular basis, whenever the urge takes me. 

In addition, I'm on Twitter, with no fewer than two separate accounts. My personal account is @mrbiffo, but I've also begun @memoryassistant - a spoof nostalgia account, which is proving very popular.

Without wanting to get too mawkish about it, on a personal level my experience of the last few years has been healing, and touching, and it feels like I've rediscovered my voice and passion. The work I've done since re-emerging as Mr Biffo feels like my true voice, and that is profoundly liberating. Also, I hope many of you have been enjoying it.

I cannot express the gratitude I feel towards everyone who has followed me on Twitter, or taken the time to say something nice, or supported me through Patreon, PayPal or Kickstarter.

LET THE BEGGING COMMENCE!
Alas, the grim reality is that, like all of you, I've got bills to pay - and creating all this stuff is time-consuming, and obviously pulls me away from the day job which pays the bulk of my bills.

Certainly, if I continue to offer video content, it's going to cost money, but in a broader sense I hope that you feel what I offer - in the broad spectrum of platforms I use to offer it - is worth supporting, and has a value.

If you choose to support this Patreon I can't promise you'll always agree with what we have to say, I can't guarantee you'll like everything I do, but I can promise that it will always be interesting and honest, and you'll be supporting a truly creative endeavour and buying me the time to explore new things.

And if you don't want to support me... that's fine too. You'll still be able to read and watch what I offer. I don't want to close anything off behind a paywall; you just being part of the audience is encouragement enough.

I've decided - from my experience over the last few years - to remove all official rewards and incentives, barring - once a month - an exclusive video to supports. It'll most likely just be me rambling on camera, but sometimes it might be something more - you might get a glimpse of me out and about doing something. Also, I'm toying with offering occasional exclusive blog posts talking about more personal matters; what I'm up to in my regular life, what else I'm working on - that sort of thing. I won't make promises on these - I'm already offering a lot - but I think it's something I'd quite like to do.

And that's about it. If you've made it this far - thanks for reading, and thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far.

Do you see?


Tiers
Please Support All That I Do
$1 or more per month
$1 is about 70p in proper money. Obviously, I'd love you to give more - some people are very kindly giving up to $40 per month, a couple give $25, and quite a few give between $5 and $10 - but starting the donations low means that, theoretically, everyone should be able to support my work.


If they like it, natch.


Consider how much you get and enjoy from me every month - and that my output includes videos, articles, funny Twitter posts - and then compare that to a £6.99 games magazine... 


Well, I don't want to put a value on myself... but I hope I'm worth at least 70p.


AND you'll get exclusive access to some stuff for that.



Sponsorship
$500 or more per month
That's a lot of money isn't it? Well, it's not meant for the average person on the street. If you back me at this level, you've probably got a business or something - and in return, for every month you back me, I'll slap a banner ad/link at the bottom of EVERY Digitiser2000 article. 


You'll be seen by between 10,000 and 15,000 unique readers every month. Bargain, mate.

WHAT THE DEUCE IS/WAS DIGITISER?
A quick history lesson: Digitiser launched on the UK's TV-based Teletext service on January 1st 1993. There it stayed for the next 11 years - building an audience of up to 1.5 million weekly viewers, and gaining a reputation for being one of the most honest, reliable and (so we're told) funniest video games magazines of all time. Basically, if you lived in the UK and grew up playing games in the 90s and early 2000s, you read Digi.

Digitiser ended in 2004, and - as 
Mr Biffo - I wrote a column for the highly respected Edge magazine until 2008, while continuing an intermittently successful career as a screenwriter.

I'm not very wealthy. 


OH, STOP SHOWING OFF ABOUT HOW RICH YOU ARE
In 2014, or thereabouts, I relaunched Digitiser as Digitiser2000 - and ever since it has provided daily updates. Usually I write about games - sometimes reviews, sometimes features - other times I just write humour pieces, or more personal, reflective articles. In short: Digi2000 is a grab-bag of whatever is rumbling around my head on any given day, but I hope it's always interesting.

Last year I launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for Mr Biffo's Found Footage - a YouTube series that was as ambitious as it was bizarre, an antidote to the more staid work I do in my day job writing kid's TV. I loved it, and I want to create more of the same - short sketches, or animations, or weird little videos, on a semi-regular basis, whenever the urge takes me. 

In addition, I'm on Twitter, with no fewer than two separate accounts. My personal account is @mrbiffo, but I've also begun @memoryassistant - a spoof nostalgia account, which is proving very popular.

Without wanting to get too mawkish about it, on a personal level my experience of the last few years has been healing, and touching, and it feels like I've rediscovered my voice and passion. The work I've done since re-emerging as Mr Biffo feels like my true voice, and that is profoundly liberating. Also, I hope many of you have been enjoying it.

I cannot express the gratitude I feel towards everyone who has followed me on Twitter, or taken the time to say something nice, or supported me through Patreon, PayPal or Kickstarter.

LET THE BEGGING COMMENCE!
Alas, the grim reality is that, like all of you, I've got bills to pay - and creating all this stuff is time-consuming, and obviously pulls me away from the day job which pays the bulk of my bills.

Certainly, if I continue to offer video content, it's going to cost money, but in a broader sense I hope that you feel what I offer - in the broad spectrum of platforms I use to offer it - is worth supporting, and has a value.

If you choose to support this Patreon I can't promise you'll always agree with what we have to say, I can't guarantee you'll like everything I do, but I can promise that it will always be interesting and honest, and you'll be supporting a truly creative endeavour and buying me the time to explore new things.

And if you don't want to support me... that's fine too. You'll still be able to read and watch what I offer. I don't want to close anything off behind a paywall; you just being part of the audience is encouragement enough.

I've decided - from my experience over the last few years - to remove all official rewards and incentives, barring - once a month - an exclusive video to supports. It'll most likely just be me rambling on camera, but sometimes it might be something more - you might get a glimpse of me out and about doing something. Also, I'm toying with offering occasional exclusive blog posts talking about more personal matters; what I'm up to in my regular life, what else I'm working on - that sort of thing. I won't make promises on these - I'm already offering a lot - but I think it's something I'd quite like to do.

And that's about it. If you've made it this far - thanks for reading, and thank you to everyone who has supported me thus far.

Do you see?


Recent posts by Paul Rose (Mr Biffo)

Tiers
Please Support All That I Do
$1 or more per month
$1 is about 70p in proper money. Obviously, I'd love you to give more - some people are very kindly giving up to $40 per month, a couple give $25, and quite a few give between $5 and $10 - but starting the donations low means that, theoretically, everyone should be able to support my work.


If they like it, natch.


Consider how much you get and enjoy from me every month - and that my output includes videos, articles, funny Twitter posts - and then compare that to a £6.99 games magazine... 


Well, I don't want to put a value on myself... but I hope I'm worth at least 70p.


AND you'll get exclusive access to some stuff for that.



Sponsorship
$500 or more per month
That's a lot of money isn't it? Well, it's not meant for the average person on the street. If you back me at this level, you've probably got a business or something - and in return, for every month you back me, I'll slap a banner ad/link at the bottom of EVERY Digitiser2000 article. 


You'll be seen by between 10,000 and 15,000 unique readers every month. Bargain, mate.