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  1. No-one: Still no-one: Absolutely fucking no-one: Kieran: "Thanks for your support and praise guys, and thanks to those who have wronged me for apologising."
  2. Yeah, I remember seeing Kieren have that 'exchange' with Julian Rignall on Twitter and I was astounded by his brazeness in pushing his claims as indisputable facts. I'll be honest, I wasn't even aware that the Atari 7800 was even a thing when I was a child as the Sega Master System (and to a lesser extent the NES) dominated the UK and Ireland console market. Mean Machines covering the GX4000 before the 7800 was most likely down to the massive media fanfare and marketing budget behind Alan Sugar's console. Atari had next to zero resources in comparison at the time with little prospect of top games and future developer support. His grip on reality, as seen with his handling of 'facts' and in his retro gaming guerilla war against others, is lacking. He needs to seek professional help before he causes more irreparable damage that could unfortunately have negative permutations for his family. He has overplayed his hand for far too long and the many disparate elements of the retro scene have finally pieced together their experiences of him. It paints a sad, self-alienating portrait of a man who can't help but inflate the importance of Atari and dick-ride their lesser-known and less regarded systems. And I say that as someone who loves the 7800, the Lynx and the Jaguar without irony.
  3. I have finally just caught up with all of this thread after seeing the fallout emerge over the past few days. I've had limited experiences with Kieren but I have interacted with him briefly on social media. I always felt that he was a bit of a Walter Mitty, making spurious claims with little to no referencing that didn't stand up to reasonable scrutiny. His reactionary social media presence, even based on my limited interactions with him, always saw him butting into any Atari related discussion on Twitter. Quite a few times, I've seen him claim that Atari held a majority share of the UK console market in the late 80s and early 90s, which is frankly laughable; other instances saw him interject in conversations about the Jaguar library, claiming that there were far more titles to be included as 'official' releases (citing many recent homebrew and demos) than the original official release library of Atari in their day. His Atari related flag-waving and gatekeeping never seemed to actually encourage people to want to get involved in what is actually a welcoming and enjoyable community - he was always on the offensive and exuded a sneering sense of elitism, faux-superior knowledge, and self-aggrandisement. On another note... I remember seeing a 'System Overview' video of his many years ago (I can't remember which one, other than it was dreadful) and was struck by him claiming that he used to be a professional football goalkeeper. My bullshit radar immediately went into overdrive. Actually, now that I think about it, the video in question was possibly on the Atari Jaguar given that he was taking about the large controller in his tiny hands. Anyway, he has proven himself to be a ballbag.
  4. I was in that group solely to watch the unfolding shitshow. Unfortunately I couldn't bear to watch anymore mental gymnastics, inanity and blind fanboyism (despite how funny it might have been) so I had to leave. It really is a tinpot dictatorship over there.
  5. I had to join their 'supporters group' to see how bad it is. I've seriously regretted it. They truly are unmitigated psychos living in a world of myopic confirmation bias.
  6. I know we recently saw Speedball 2 getting a Jaguar port, but I'd love to see more Bitmap Brothers games getting a Jaguar port... especially The Chaos Engine! I think it would work well on the Jaguar, particularly in co-op mode.
  7. On your point about the complete 7800 collection... I've been trying to get a complete PAL 7800 collection but ONE game has eluded me! It's the PAL version of Tomcat: F14 Fighter Simulator. I cannot find it anywhere and I've been hunting for about 3 years.
  8. Anyone else want to bet that this is a team member from Atari SA looking for genuine ideas on what to do since they don't have an actual console themselves and don't know how to make one?
  9. I just wanted to say that I'll be picking up the CD on pay day! Your work on the game soundtrack was fantastic... I've been humming the songs to myself since I first played the game.
  10. Hey all! I just wanted to say that my copy of Rikki and Vikki arrived a few days ago. I haven't posted at all during that time because I have been glued to playing the game. What you have achieved with the Atari 7800 hardware is nothing short of astounding and it honestly shows what the 7800 is capable of in the right hands. It puts the NES to the sword in terms of capabilities! Please continue making more Atari 7800 games. The effort you have put in from the incredible attention to detail on box design and included extras to the ingenious level design is amazing. The community really appreciates everything you have done! The only negative to it all was having to pay an extra £20 in customs charges to the UK, but on balance it was worth it due to the sheer quality of the game and its physical presentation. Well done!
  11. I'm pleased to see that my copy has been shipped out as of yesterday! I just have the interminably painful wait for it to arrive. Haha! I can't wait to play this game.
  12. EDIT: Just got Rayman! I only need Atari Karts now! ----------------- Hello, I'm looking to buy an original boxed copy of Atari Karts for the Atari Jaguar. I'm based in the UK but I have done business here with US sellers, so I'm a trusted buyer. I'm not overly fussed on the overall condition of the box, provided that it isn't too damaged. Thanks!
  13. I ordered my copy earlier today. The postage is unfortunately a bit steep from the US to Ireland (that's down to the USPS more than anything), but I'm more than happy to support the developer on this. This game looks fantastic and I can't wait to play it!
  14. After seeing the effort that has gone in to producing this game, the quality of the packaging and the incredible looking gameplay I'll definitely be buying a copy as soon as they are on release. I just hope that shipping to Europe doesn't kill the already good cost for the game!
  15. I'm all in for a physical 7800 copy of this game!
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