Reporting on news nearly two weeks late has to be some kind of record for us. Still, we couldn’t let the news about the cover design for Beat The Geek pass by without some kind of mention. Andrew’s right – not only is it retro, but it’s exactly like computer game covers used to be in the 80s, before they got boring. Very lovely indeed, and given how influential the Red Dwarf DVDs have been in other areas (I’m thinking menu design and the colour-coded covers), let’s hope that this sparks off a trend of people doing beautiful painted covers again.
Personally, I just can’t wait for the inevitable desktop background.
What is new is that Beat The Geek is now available for pre-order – at the BBC Shop, and Play (who are doing it for a ridiculous £14.99). The release date is given as 23rd October 2006 – you’d think you could trust the BBC, but given past experience it’d probably best to wait until GNP give a date.
In other news, the Region 2 release date of Just The Shows: Volume 2 has been confirmed as October 2nd. There’s no Australian release date as yet, but if it follows the same release pattern as Volume 1, it’ll be in November. Region 1 won’t be getting a release.
I suppose it’s the time of year to start watching the BBFC site again…