Dominick Diamond Plays the Arcade Paradise Beta
Say this to any Retro Gamer in the UK and your mind is immediately drawn to Video Game Royalty Dominick Diamond.
Over the weekend, he washed his enormous pants in the Arcade Paradise Beta.
and even more than that he wrote about it in his
Dominik’s Little Old Purple Column
What did he think about Arcade Paradise?
“Now I don’t know if it will get tedious after a while, but I got to say if the beta wasn’t closed? It would be the first game I’d fire up after work. It’s original, it’s got that elusive comedy wit and cool thing I was talking about by the bucketload. So well done Nosebleed Interactive and Wired Productions cos I think you are onto something here”
To sum it up. He thinks Arcade Paradise is NOT Pants!
You might be wondering why this means so much to us. The simple truth is Dominick Diamond was the host of GAMESMASTER from 1992 to 1998. (We won’t talk about the Dexter Fletcher year.) and the king of double entendres and sexual innuendos. This was the biggest videogame show the UK has ever seen and is etched on every retro gamer’s memory. We all dreamed of getting our hands on a Golden Joystick. Still the pinnacle of video game achievement.
Particular highlights were Dominick getting married to “Saturday Night.” songstress Whigfield.
Take That playing Bomberman
and the “Infamous” Dave Perry meltdown.
Have a Playlist of all seven series to tickle that nostalgia gland and go sign up to Dominick’s Little old purple column
While you are over on YouTube. You should really check out Insert Coin | The Making of Arcade Paradise.
We would also like to say a huge thank you to Si Pittman from Regen Games in Norwich. Si and his partner Amber are a massive part of the Arcade Paradise Community and it was Si that got the beta code to Dominick.
Follow Si and Amber on Twitter at @BigVibesSi and @Cherebii
Want to join in with the community? Head on over to the Arcade Paradise Discord.
Arcade Paradise launches on the 11th of August on Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC. Want to nab a copy for yourself? Hit up the link below.