Archive for the ‘Go there, be happy: Atari ST links’ Category

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The Joy of Sticks Relaunch!

October 24, 2010

Please redirect your links and feed readers over here: http://thejoyofsticks.co.uk. It’s not just a move, it’s a relaunch, a revamp, a revitalisation! Hop over there and let me know what you think.

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Unidentified Flying Objects Spotted Over Mt. Fuji

October 14, 2009

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All you crazed, gun-toting xenophobes out there rejoice, for there is a brand new opportunity to vapourize E.T. and his glowing-fingered buddies from the comfort of your ST.

Paradize have released a Missile Command/Galaxian inspired shooter called Attack Wave. Coded by SimonSunnyBoy, and featuring music and graphic contributions from Marcer and Malodix respectively, it looks like a classic score attack game in the vain of the arcade games of old. Watch this space for the imminent review! It is available now on the Paradize homepage. Go there, be happy!

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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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CodeJunkie starts weekly review column

May 21, 2009

CodeJunkie, coder of OutCaST (the excellent ST emulator for the GP2X), has started a new feature over at his blog.  Entitled ‘Game of the Week,’ CodeJunkie intends to eschew the obvious (Lemmings, Civilization, Dungeon Master), and instead highlight those ‘lesser known’ titles that people new to the platform might miss. First up he delves into SWIV.

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It’s great to get CodeJunkie’s view of these games; due to his experience of programming an Atari ST emulator, he has intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the Atari ST, and can provide commentary on how they utilize the CPU and any unusual programming tricks they employ.

Go there, be happy!

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RGCD #5 packed with ST goodies!

March 13, 2009

The proprietor of the rather superb RGCD discmag has recently acquired a beautiful 4mb STE and this has inspired him to stuff loads of Atari ST content into the latest issue!

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Amongst the usual menagerie of retro gaming goodness there are in-depth reviews of Bob Fossil’s Sudokuniverse, Manical Drop, The Pairs Are Gone and Read the rest of this entry ?

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Another ST Software Database?!?!

February 23, 2009

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Those nuts over at the rather spiffy Atarimania have just extended their superb Atari console and 8-bit computer software database to cover ST stuff! Now we have three dedicated Atari ST software databases out there: Atarimania, Guardians Of The Past and Atari Legend (now back online – hooray!). We really are being spoiled.

Atarimania ST boasts that it is the “Biggest Atari ST / TT / Falcon030 software database in Atari history,” and has over three thousand entries to back up that claim. Information on some games is sparse, but being added to all the time. Game pages feature the expected: screenshots, comments section and release info, box scans and downloads (where available) and a nice ratings system that links into a top 100 which will be very interesting as the site gathers more traffic.

They also have scans of software catalogues and adverts which are very interesting, as well as a video section containing game intros, creator interviews, and TV adverts. The opening page of the ST/TT/Falcon section also has a potted history of the ST and a summary of the different 16/32-bit systems available.

Credit to Marakatti, Trooper and Franck for bringing us another invaluable ST resource.

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Matty On [ST] Games! (sort of)

February 11, 2009

Matty has reviewed a couple of games recently: Metal Mutant, and Treasure Trap. Though strictly speaking he is playing the Amiga versions, they still make for interesting reading and the ST versions are very similar – we won’t go into minor specifics o-[];-)

Take a look at Matty’s lovely indy/retro games blog.