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The Remarkable Notability Of Old Man Murray

This is something special. If you saw Wednesday's article about Old Man Murray's temporary deletion from Wikipedia, you'll know that it was originally deemed "not notable" due to a lack of references. That's been fixed now, thanks to the very hard work of Wikipedia editors. (It's probably wise not to dismiss one of the greatest works of humanity over a single, dodgy admin settling personal…

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Victory! Old Man Murray Is Back On Wikipedia

Old Man Murray has been reinstated on Wikipedia! After we began our campaign yesterday, there's been a remarkable reaction. A quite extraordinarily evidenced article is now on the encyclopaedia site, with more references than the New England Journal Of Medicine. It's a splendid sight, so congratulations to everyone who weighed in. Especially WP editors, OverlordQ and Masem, for their amazing efforts. (Just need to rescue…

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Old Man Murray Deleted From Wikipedia

When Rock, Paper, Shotgun is asked to name its games writing influences, only a few names come up. They include Amiga Power, Your Sinclair, early Gamer, and perhaps most noticeably, Old Man Murray. The influence that site had on games writing has influenced just about everything else anyone's enjoyed since. RPS writers lived and breathed OMM at the time. Every time I read the archives…

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Kicking Off

Readers of increasing age will remember - possibly fondly - the Kick Off games. Top down hyper-speed football which everyone played until Sensible released Sensible Soccer (Except for some people who didn't and carried on claiming it's the superior game). Its creator Dino Dini has recently been involved in a little internet-fisticuffs over the state of his Wikipedia page, which basically included a revert-war and…

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