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#1 svenski OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:05 PM

The second edition of Atari User is now online.

In this issue we interview the project coordinator for Atari Project Coldfire - the new Atari ST Compatible.
Exclusive show report from JAGFEST UK.
Quest for Lost Atari Lynx Games (a look at unreleased titles)
The Atari ST Story continues
Reviews: Hat Trick (A7800), JINKS (A7800), PICK N'PILE (A2600)
We celebrate Pac-Mans 30th anniversary with a look at the different Atari versions.
Joust Head to Head: Which is the best Atari port?
Atari 8-bit Emulators
Making Music on the Atari XL/XE
batari

+ much more

Subscribers and contributors will be receiving their login details later today, Sunday. Thank you to everyone who has written for this issue.

www.atariuser.com

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Posted Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:49 PM

Awesome! Thank you! Looking forward to it!

#3 svenski OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:05 PM

Awesome! Thank you! Looking forward to it!


Hi, thanks for your support.

You should have your login details for issue 2 by now, if not send me a pm !

#4 The_Laird OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Oct 17, 2010 6:11 PM

I really enjoyed the latest issue, great work to all involved! :lust:

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Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:45 AM

Hi Guys:

I'm a little confused - I was looking through the 'Preview' (just to see what was in it) and surprisingly I saw a review for my game FailSafe. I was pleasantly surprised (thank you). So I bought the full edition.
That review is nowhere to be found in the full edition 2. Did I miss something? :(

Thanks,
Bob

#6 svenski OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:24 AM

Hi Guys:

I'm a little confused - I was looking through the 'Preview' (just to see what was in it) and surprisingly I saw a review for my game FailSafe. I was pleasantly surprised (thank you). So I bought the full edition.
That review is nowhere to be found in the full edition 2. Did I miss something? :(

Thanks,
Bob


Hi Bob,

Failsafe was reviewed in Issue 1 . The sampler comprises bits from the first two issues.

Great game by the way!

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Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:55 AM

A couple bits of advice for the publisher...

Proofread. The Jinks article has a couple of typos. The one that stands out most is when you talk about "ball psychics". Is that anything like ball physics?

And what's up with all the digitized babe pictures? I'm certainly no prude. If they contribute something to the story then I have no problem but they seem completely gratuitous to me. Consider this, when someone with my avatar complains about gratuitous digitized babes then you know you've gone too far.

#8 svenski OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:34 AM

Bob, I've sent you a PM so you can download Issue 1 which contains the FailSafe review.

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Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:56 PM

Got it - thank you!

...and thank you for the compliment on FailSafe. :)


Bob

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Posted Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:08 PM

I love the content and the magazine concept. Also, the articles are a good read - thumbs up.

But, the layout to me feels adolescent. You are targeting retro-gamers and many of us are in our 30s and 40s. The digitized bikini girls and other distractions just seem out of place and amateurish.

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Posted Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:43 PM

Yes I agree lets grow up and lose the headless girl pics.

If you look at the preview issue, its:

Headless bikini girl pictures,
Welcome page,
Adult 2600 game review,
few more pages,
and then another page with a computerized bikini pic.

The other content is very good, more of that, less of the cheesecake

Edited by joeventura, Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:44 PM.


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Posted Tue Nov 2, 2010 1:19 AM

I have to agree. Do away with the digitized girls. My wife seen those and thought I was looking at porn. You might also consider the fact that there might be young readers who are Atari fans. You might want to second guess placing reviews on the X-Rated games that are on Atari consoles in your magazine. Not saying they aren't good games just maybe not something to have to read. I also noticed heavy use of commas when semicolons should of been used or simply the sentence should have stopped there. Don't let these critiques upset you...use them to help make Atari User a better magazine. Great review on Failsafe in the preview!

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Posted Thu Dec 9, 2010 8:16 PM

I really hate to be negative, and don't want to discourage you, but I have to admit that the preview comes across as ameteurish, particularly the lack of copy editing. I'm afraid that this might dissuade others from paying for the actual issues, just as it has dissuaded me.

#14 The_Laird OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:49 AM

I really hate to be negative, and don't want to discourage you, but I have to admit that the preview comes across as ameteurish, particularly the lack of copy editing. I'm afraid that this might dissuade others from paying for the actual issues, just as it has dissuaded me.


I have to say that the preview is no where near the quality of the actual magazine. I do think a new preview issue is needed.

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Posted Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:07 AM

Is this magazine only available as download? I want a paper version.

#16 The_Laird OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:40 PM

Is this magazine only available as download? I want a paper version.


At the moment yes. But its a PDF so can be printed yourself.

There are plans afoot to do a printed version . . . .

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Posted Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:25 AM

...am I the only one vaguely concerned that this is the only front page news in almost three months?

#18 The_Laird OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 15, 2011 7:49 AM

Well yeah because Issue 5 of Atari User is about to come out :lol:

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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011 6:30 PM

Hello, just new to the forum, and looked at the magazine advert. Tried to look for the preview page, but was unable to get it. Where is it located?.
Thanks in advance!!!

#20 The_Laird OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 3, 2011 7:05 PM

Hello, just new to the forum, and looked at the magazine advert. Tried to look for the preview page, but was unable to get it. Where is it located?.
Thanks in advance!!!


The preview issue was pretty poor and was no near the quality of the actual magazine so it was removed for the moment until we come up with something better. Meanwhile there is a great offer on the first few issues!

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Posted Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:59 AM

...am I the only one vaguely concerned that this is the only front page news in almost three months?



....nope. Me too. I thought something mighta been wrong with my browser, as this has happened before.

#22 svenski OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:38 PM

Don't worry, issue 6 is out shortly.

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Posted Mon May 16, 2011 11:14 AM

Late to the party here, but I find it strange that you chose the same name as a defunct publication from the early '90s.

#24 svenski OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon May 16, 2011 3:08 PM

You are late to the party and the name was around long before the early nineties, unless you are referring to the American publication only, which had nothing to do with the UK original. Nuff said?




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