|Astronomer and GamesMaster Sir Patrick Moore passes, aged 89|
|Posted: 10.12.2012 16:00 by Simon Priest||Comments: 4|
This weekend, December 9th, we have lost the iconic GamesMaster Sir Patrick Moore as he died at his home in Selsey, West Sussex. For over 50 years Sir Moore presented the BBC's The Sky At Night.
Most notably for video gamers though is his role as GamesMaster in the early 90's video game TV show. It was the first of its kind in the UK, broadcasting on Channel 4 from '92 to '98.
The GamesMaster was responsible for issuing us mere mortals with challenges, as well as revealing tips. GamesMaster's Dominik Diamond called him a "true original."
“What? He also did a show about planets? I just did the puerile gags. But he WAS the Gamesmaster," Diamond. "RIP Sir Patrick Moore, a true original.” Completing challenges laid down by GamesMaster earned you a Golden GamesMaster Joystick - it was the very epitome of 'cool'. The galaxy of gaming is poorer for having lost him.
Check out an episode of GamesMaster below, courtesy of YouTube.