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Maybe someone would like to be informed of Retro Gamer magazine articles regarding Atari 8-bit computers.

So I decided to open this topic.

 

Issue 129

Way Out and Dandy remembered in Maze Games 8 pages article

 

Issue 128

Karl Hilton (Goldeneye 007, Perfect Dark) 6 pages interview (he started programming on Atari 400 and one of his favourite games is Rescue On Fractalus).

Atari Blast homebrew work in progress.

Dimo's Quest homebrew work in progress.

 

Issue 127

Perplexity homebrew game review.

 

Issue 125 http://youtu.be/tdfmmjDxtlw

Atari 8-bit 35 years young: 6 pages dedicated to Atari 8-bit computers.

 

Issue 124 http://youtu.be/0pwofKRB8m8

The History of Boulder Dash: 8 pages article.

Atari XE Games System: 6 pages article.

Bomb Jake homebrew mentioned in the Bomb Jack article.

 

Issue 123 http://youtu.be/C4otv5RYvm8

ABBUC Software Competition 2013 overview.

 

Issue 122

Frantisek "Fandal" Houra's interview by Jason Kelk.

 

Issue 121 http://youtu.be/w65aMIgZ3-Y

English Software: 6 pages dedicated to the company that released many A8 games.

Alien 8 homebrew review.

 

Issue 120 http://youtu.be/MqmVdNIsipA

Access Software.

 

Issue 119

Zeppelin Games.

 

Issue 116 http://youtu.be/sK5eY5at9ns

LucasArts - A Celebration.

Minority Report: 4 pages dedicated to A8 games.

 

Issue 115 http://youtu.be/h5Ebti3LXUg

The History of Seventies Home Computers.

Norbert Kehrer interview by Jason Kelk.

 

Issue 112

Mary Poppins homebrew review.

 

Issue 111

Asteroids Emulator homebrew review.

 

Issue 110 http://youtu.be/-9TpiOj4eAA

Ridiculous Reality homebrew game review.

Martin "Matosimi" Simecek interview by Jason Kelk.

 

Issue 109 http://youtu.be/W3-2V8h55h4

Jack Tramiel: a 4 page article by Marty Golberg.

 

Issue 106

Line Runner homebrew review.

 

Issue 105 http://youtu.be/wJ3B1Dv9BjQ

The origin of Electronic Arts: 10 pages article.

 

Issue 103 http://youtu.be/M44s4qa8760

40 reasons why Atari changed gaming: 8 pages article.

 

Issue 95 http://youtu.be/4HH6b8rSKaI

Chris "Sheddy" Hutt interview by Jason Kelk.

 

Issue 94 http://youtu.be/2rV4g5jVFdA

Atari Corporation article by Marty Golberg.

Space Harrier homebrew review.

 

Issue 93 http://youtu.be/RSKIIdQS1x4

Atari Inc article by Marty Golberg.

Octopus homebrew game review.

Krzystof "XXL" Dudek interview by Jason Kelk.

 

Issue 92 http://youtu.be/kLu07S2w7MM

End of the 8-bits: 10 pages article.

Gonzo homebrew review.

 

Issue 91 http://youtu.be/zGlsXsLWXbU

Mashed Turtles homebrew review.

Jason "therealbountybob" Kendall interview by Jason Kelk.

 

Issue 87 http://youtu.be/WdlZgFBVosU

Project M homebrew work in progress.

 

Issue 86 http://youtu.be/PkHKUyUF8uw

Changing Words: 6 pages dedicated to early free-form 3D gaming (Mercenary).

 

Issue 83 http://youtu.be/4xH-YESfsEQ

Little 15 homebrew review.

Dungeon Monsters work in progress.

 

Issue 82 http://youtu.be/elyetpF_j_Q

Parker Brothers 6 pages article.

Sid Meier 6 pages article.

 

Issue 80 http://youtu.be/-KJWw1mUe5g

Atari 5200: 8 pages article by Marty Goldberg.

 

Issue 79 http://youtu.be/ArwO3D0_tF0

Star Raiders 4 pages article.

The Kikstart series 4 pages article.

David Crane 8 pages interview.

Tempest Xtreem and Spy Hunter news.

 

Issue 78 http://youtu.be/35ZHVnEeKj4

Magnetic Scrolls 6 pages article.

Diamondz homebrew review.

Tomcat homebrew news.

 

Issue 77 http://youtu.be/nGFRA4QBu_c

Zork 4 pages article.

Gridrunner homebrew news.

 

Issue 76 http://youtu.be/qckvmZ9m22E

Hobgoblin homebrew news.

 

Issue 75 http://youtu.be/hYHAFsTXtCk

Tynesoft 6 pages article.

Steve Bristow 6 pages article.

 

Issue 74 http://youtu.be/feUR5SK3MZE

Spy vs Spy Trilogy: 6 page article.

 

Issue 73 http://youtu.be/XJH7H6Opp1M

Moon Shuttle VBXE news.

 

Issue 71 http://youtu.be/u_E1q9EYNW0

Kolony 2106 homebrew news.

 

Issue 70 http://youtu.be/iUPA23Gu7YA

Galaxian homebrew review.

Super Mario Bros WIP.

Karolj "Heaven/TQA" Nadj interview by Jason Kelk.

 

Issue 49

Pastfinder article.

Epyx article

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Hmmm my first ever trade/swap here on AA was w/ Fandal. I swapped him A8 Crystal Castles & maybe Space Shuttle for Mr DO! on diskette.

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Funny thing is, some people complain that the A8 gets no coverage at all in RG!

 

I think that it has improved over time, especially because of your help there Jason. I think that your coverage is fair, whereas I find some others tend to ignore Atari altogether.

 

There was all the coverage of Atari's arcade machines for a while which was good.

 

I just hate it when they show you a game that came out and then they list all the machines that it was released for and Atari isn't listed, though there has been a release of it. Though I haven't seen that happen for quite a while.

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I've got random RGs going back all the way to the first series with the coverdisks. (Availability of the magazine in the US is.. iffy at best. I drive 30 minutes to the one bookstore that carries them mostly just for RG!)

 

I kind of joke the editorial staff feels as if they will die if they don't have X number of pages about the Spectrum each issue.

 

Which sucks for us but to be fair that POS system was HUGE in the UK and is thus more important than a near nonstarter like the A8bits.

 

I would say the upcoming magazine by the Retrogaming Roundup crew will be better but most of their staff seem console oriented and mostly NES elitists in some of their more notable writer categories. :(

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I think that it has improved over time, especially because of your help there Jason.

Nah, i can't take any credit for that much as my ego would enjoy it. =-)

 

I just hate it when they show you a game that came out and then they list all the machines that it was released for and Atari isn't listed, though there has been a release of it. Though I haven't seen that happen for quite a while.

Everybody is trying to avoid this now, but nobody really knows all of the 8-bit market including the editorial staff so there's bound to be the odd slip.

 

I kind of joke the editorial staff feels as if they will die if they don't have X number of pages about the Spectrum each issue.

 

Which sucks for us but to be fair that POS system was HUGE in the UK and is thus more important than a near nonstarter like the A8bits.

When there's a story to be told and a writer willing to cover it they'll at least consider it and i know from talking to the editor at Play earlier this month that he's interested in getting more Atari 8-bit coverage; if anyone fancies a go just come up with a pitch, approach your interviewees to make sure they're willing and contact the mag with your idea.

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The only thing I dislike is factually incorrect article writers, the number of times I've seen "This game was first written for the C64 and then the Atari" when in fact the Atari version was before the C64 but originally it had come from The Apple.

 

Grrrrrr

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Everybody is trying to avoid this now, but nobody really knows all of the 8-bit market including the editorial staff so there's bound to be the odd slip.

 

I understand slips, but in the past it has happened a lot. Sometimes I think that just a little Google / Youtube search would help. But it is getting better, I can see that.

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