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#26 Greyfox OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:44 AM

Hey, thank You Lost Dragon, this would be wonderful thanks, I've been so busy putting together spreads for the book, getting a ton of writing done and then formulating questions for the many interviewees I have have contacted me when they've seen what the book will be, it's incredible that I am now talking with those that made games I adored as a kid. It's all surreal.

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:00 AM

Well..

You have the misc info from Chris Abbot.

GTW have given me a FB contact you might like to try.

You've the support of an old Atari contact of mine.

The misc info from the PS2 coder i sent over.

It's all very scattered and raw,but i am sure you can weave it into the book somehow.

Is there a deadline for submission of material?

No point sending you any odds n sods if they can't be used.

I'd just send them to Atarimania instead.

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:16 AM

Yes, it's starting to pile up now, so going to be headlining the submissions for now late August and early September to have content then submitted for grammar and proofreading by my guy. So I will try and get everything in

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:17 AM

Sounding like the book has real potential.

I've found the information that interests myself the most,has come from dedicated projects on Ocean/U.S Gold/Gremlin Graphics /Bitmap Bros etc..

Along with likes of Atari Crypt interviews, the interview with Daniel Macre from Lankhor you had in ST Gamer magazine.

Also likes of Arcade Attack doing fantastic Jaguar related interviews..

Tom Charnock doing a superb piece on the Iron Soldier games.

If you can get enough fresh faces onboard doing reviews,articles and interviews, you'll be doing the A8 proud.

You've come a long way since Atari Gamer magazine.

I'm sure it's been a learning curve,but if you can put the lessons learned into good effect, you'll have something to be very proud of.

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:34 AM

Thanks fella really appreciate your praise

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:52 AM

I only say the same to you,as i do to likes of Atari Crypt, arcade Attack etc.

I'm all too aware of just how time consuming and frustrating, just getting a stand alone interview can be.

When you guys reach industry folks that are beyond my humble reach and the supposed Big Guns and their resources have yet to cover for what ever reason, you should be thanked and supported.

Without the efforts you all put in, the information simply wouldn't be out there, would it?.

I subscribed to likes of Edge,Gamestm and RetroGamer for countless years and learnt a lot about likes of A8 Elite, ST chuck Rock II,etc, but on the flipside...

Bought the Gremlin Graphics book, History of US Gold etc


So many potential interview candidates were missed, questions not asked when chance was available.


So i've had to reach out to people and get the answers myself.

:-D Damn sight easier for me to simply sit back and enjoy the work you guys do now, then risk buying a magazine and hope there is an article or 2 of interest.

I've not returned to gaming on the A8 since i moved from it to the C64 years and years ago, but like the 2600,i still love reading about it, if it's done right.

The Art Of Atari book for example was pure hog heaven for myself, if your A8 book can fill a similar void in my book collection, you'll have done the community proud.

It sounds like you have them onboard..so confidence is high.

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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:18 AM

Not sure if you've any plans to cover Databyte.. But if you do, best of luck.

When i interviewed Geoff Philips for GTW, i asked about Databyte's Adam Caveman and had this reply:


Geoff :I would ask Tim Holland if I had any contact with him… but he disappeared from my radar. I asked Richard Spitalny of First Star if they knew where he was, and he did kindly reply, but he did not know either. Databyte was, as far as I knew, just Tim Holland, with help from his girlfriend Karen. No-one, as far as I know actually worked there with him – I suppose there may of been people like myself working at remote sites and sending stuff in.

I think he (Databyte) was more of a distributor of American games.. but I could be wrong. I got to know Tim through Orpheus, and we did many conversions for him, and often went down to see him at Kentish Town, and later Hampstead. Tim was very fond of his Atari.. The name Adam Caveman does ring a bell but I could not swear to it.

If these guys lost contact with Tim
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Posted Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:38 PM

It would've been nice to include some stuff from Electronic Arts, for example. Their stuff shined on Atari, M.U.L.E.,Archon, Pinball Construction Set, The seven cities of Gold and other.






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