Archive for August, 2009

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Low Res Web Magazine Released: Go There, Be Happy!

August 30, 2009

ThorN, ChrisTOS and SimonSunnyboy, geniuses behind STOT (ST Offline Tournament) have released an online magazine dedicated to retro computing, with a decidedly Atari ST slant to this first issue. It’s a great read covering topics such as new releases, old magazine articles, upcoming events, and interviews.

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My highlights were a fascinating insight into the Jaguar scene and its bizarre politics, an interview with TomChi about r0x, and the features on STOT. There is also a great Switchblade review which also looks at the 8-bit versions.

So, stop reading this and go there, be happy!

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Starball review

August 26, 2009

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Dave oldcorn’s PD pinball game Starball, heavily influenced by Devil Crash/Devil’s Crush/Dragon’s Fury (depending on where you live and what system you own) skill-shot its way onto the Atari ST in 1994 courtesy of Volume 11. I came across it on an ST Format cover disk, and was very surprised at the quality of a game given away as a freebie. Read the rest of this entry ?