almost upon us
Welcome once again. Following
last month's announcement about our forthcoming
annual awards, I would like to thank everyone
that has taken the time to e-mail suggestions
for award categories to me. Here are some of
your suggestions so far...
- Best Atari supporting company of the year
- Best Game release of the year
- Best Programmer of the year
- Best Atari web site of the year
- Best Atari news
site of the year
- Best Commercial release of the year
- Best Shareware release of the year
- Best Freeware release of the year
- Best Atari musician of the year
- Best Atari artist of the year
- Best Hardware upgrade of the year
- Best Atari magazine of the year
- Best Atari club of the year
- Best Atari show of the year
- Best MyAtari
issue of the year
- Best MyAtari
cover of the year
- Outstanding contribution to the Atari community
- Lifetime achievement
If you can think
of any other categories you'd like us to
consider, please e-mail them to me at email@example.com.
Let's make the awards this year even bigger
and better than before!
This month I
would like you to join me in welcoming a new
member to the MyAtari team. TXG will already
be familiar to many of you as he has written
for the magazine on a number of previous occassions,
however, this month it's official ;-)
TXG (Netherlands), Scene/party and technical reporting,
software news, Jaguar
I bought my first Atari 600XL in 1984 and six months later my 1010
recorder. With just 16 KB I began programming in BASIC. After a while I saved
money for a 130XE and XF551 disk drive. Around that time I was getting
interested in electronics and began to upgrade my XL/XE computers. Memory
upgrades, new OS ROMs like Qmeg and more... then I met a Dutch user group and
they took me to the first ABBUC meeting in Germany. The first Atari meeting
across the border... This is were everything started to get out of control.
After that we went to Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium to several
meetings about five or six times a year at least and they are all about 1,700
Km or more driving in a weekend...
This year we have planned already,
JAGFEST UK, Schreiersgrun 2003, Unconventional 2003, Error In Line #3,
Atariada 2003, PLATARIADA and more...
Enjoy the issue
What a chaotic couple of months
it has been lately. We're getting back in the
groove, thanks, as ever, to our supporters.
Pity I didn't get to see more of you at Retrovision
III, it was a great event and you can see my
report this issue, but then I should
have given more notice. Mark the organizer told
me there will be a big Atari stand at the next
one, Retrovision IV (Fusion), that certainly
sounds interesting and I'll keep you posted.
are going to get really hot on the Jaguar scene
with the release of the ScatBox, a high quality
accessory that Jaguar players have been crying
out for (also reviewed this issue), as
we will see soon with the UK edition of the
well established Jag Fest this summer. Hats
off to Nick Harlow at 16/32 Systems for
getting this together and sorting out a venue
after a lot of preliminary work and discussion
among the community.
feedback on our forum regarding the recent disruption
to the magazine has been encouraging. Several
people have come forward either offering help
or actually submitted articles. We've said it
many times before, this is your magazine,
every reader is a potential contributor and
every contribution is greatly valued no matter
the size. It's great to see the results of that!
those suggestions rolling in!
Features and Technical Editor