"Nothing that is worth knowing can be taught."
Oscar Wilde, "The Critic as Artist"
DID YOU KNOW THAT...
by Richard Karsmakers
Concerning ST NEWS
...this is the fourteenth and fifteenth undead issue of ST NEWS,
Volume 11 Issue 1 & 2?
...it is the 41st and 42nd issue in total?
...it was finished on July 26th 1996?
...this is the exact 10th birthday of ST NEWS, of which Volume 1
Issue 1 saw the light of day on 26 July 1986?
...this seems almost like a lifetime ago?
...maybe this isn't all that for from the truth?
...this issue is dedicated to Richard Krajicek?
...I am not a particular fan of him, but he is the first
Dutchman to win the blimmin' Wimbledon tennis tournament?
...the music in this issue has been conceived by Big Alec again?
...we are again very proud to offer this song called "Prophecy"?
...it was composed and programmed by Big Alec himself?
...this is the final issue of ST NEWS?
...I will continue to write bits for "Maggie" on an irregular
basis, though, and some of my activities will now happen on
the World Wide Web?
...this issue of ST NEWS contains the fifth part of Han Kempen's
highly acclaimed "GfA Basic" tutorial?
...it is actually kind of a book, but changed to run line a
...I'd like to thank Han for allowing me to use it?
...my email address has changed?
...it is now firstname.lastname@example.org?
...this address should remain valid for years to come?
...this issue includes the final chapters of Roy Stead's debut
novel, "The Bloodless Coup?"
...I would again like to thank him for being able to use it here?
...this issue is the biggest ever?
...I think it even outperforms the "Final Compendium"?
...this can partly be accounted for by the fact that this issue
is actually two issues in one?
...I have also tried to use some of the old stuff, to make this
final issue in to one that might just be worth keeping?
...making this final issue, although at times slightly
melancholic, was a load of fun?
...the previous issue didn't have any hidden articles at all?
...this issue has four of 'em again?
...I believe they're really quite interesting?
...Douglas Adams' works are quoted in the mighty "Oxford English
...this momentous work includes four quotes from "The Restaurant
at the End of the Universe" and one of the "Hitchhiker's Guide
to the Galaxy"?
...Douglas Adams suggested the title of the Pink Floyd album "The
...this is why he is listed among the album credits?
...in exchange for suggesting the name, Adams wanted David
Gilmour to donate £5000 to the Environmental Investigation
...Douglas Adams also appeared at the Pink Floyd October 28th
1994 Earl's Court show, playing acoustic guitar on "Brain
Damage" and "Eclipse"?
...this was Gilmour's birthday present to Adams (Adams' 42nd
birthday was in March, 1994)?
...this last bit of Floyd-related info was supplied by Tjeerd
...a new species of fish was discovered in Fiordland, New Zealand
and named Fiordichthys slartibartfasti?
...the paper describing the find was accepted for publication by
"Journal of Natural History" on 11 March 1994 - Douglas Adams'
..., because this is the 41st/42nd issue of ST NEWS, the "42 In
Real Life" article is present again?
...it has been significantly overhauled?
...this means that a lot of the crap occurrences have been
discarded, and a lot of really good ones added?
...the article is now no longer 42 Kb in actual size, but I
believe the quality makes up for that rather amply?
Atari - General
...Atari have been bought out by Seagate hardware manufacturers,
...it looks like the rights to the Jaguar will go to IBM?
...this might be the demise of Atari altogether?
...AEO ("Atari Explorer Online") has quit too?
...that "ST Format" has folded too?
...this is all bad news indeed?
...there is some good news to make up for all this, though?
...there is a new Atari magazine by the name of "Atari
...an extensive press release can be read in the "Ed Lit"
...you should by all means check this out?
Atari - Jaguar
...below you can find the latest "Jaguar Update List", taken from
the American online magazine "Atari Explorer Online"?
...it should tell you all you need to know about current and
forthcoming Jaguar released?
...this was taken from the last issue of "AEO" to be released and
is up-to-date up to December 31 1995?
Entries in the "S"tatus column reflect any "e"rrors, "u"pdates,
"n"ew titles, titles that are in "P"roduction, or "?"uestionable
listings since the last AEO list. Entries in the "M"edia column
reflect whether the title is "C"D-ROM, "H"ardware, or "V"R
software. (Blank entries are assumed to be cartridge software.)
ETA dates are dates that have been provided by the developer.
Ratings range from 1 to 10, with 10 being the best of the best.
//// Titles in Development
S M Title ETA Developer
""" """"" """ """""""""
Arena Football League Q1/96 V Real Productions
Battlesphere Q1/96 4Play
? Battlewheels - Beyond Games
? C Braindead 13 - Readysoft
Breakout 2000 Q1/96 MP Graphics
u Brett Hull Hockey 2/96
u C Brett Hull Hockey CD Q1/96
u C Commander Blood 2/96
? C Creature Shock - Virgin Interactive
? C Dante -
? Deathwatch - Visual Design
P Defender 2000 2/96*8*LlamaSoft
? C Demolition Man - Virgin Interactive
C Deus ex Machina 1H/96 Silmarils
? Dune Racer -
Fight For Life - Atari
u C Formula 1 Racing (Work Title) Q1/96 Domark Group Ltd.
? C Freelancer 2120 - Imagitec Design
C Highlander II Q1/96 Lore Design Ltd.
C Highlander III H1/96 Lore Design Ltd.
? Horrorscope - V-Real Productions
? Indiana Jags - Virtual Xperience
C Iron Soldier II Q1/96 Eclipse
C Ishar Genesis - Silmarils
? Legions of the Undead - Rebellion Software
? C Litil Divil - Gremlin Interactive
u C Magic Carpet -
u C Mortal Kombat III 4/96 Probe
P NBA Jam TE 1/96*9*High Voltage
u Phase Zero 2/96 Hyper Image
? Return of Magic - Virtual Artistry
? C Return to Zork - Activision
u C Robinson's Requiem 2/96 Silmarils
C Rocky Horror Interactive 6/96
u Skyhammer Q1/96 Rebellion Software
C Soulstar 1996 Core Design
C Space Ace - ReadySoft
u Sudden Impact ?
? T-Mek - Time-Warner
Towers II - JV Enterprises
u C Varuna's Forces 1996 Accent Media
Worms 1996 Team 17
Zero Five Q1/96 Caspian Software
P Zoop 1/96
? Zzyorxx II - Virtual Xperience
//// Current Releases
M Title Rated Company
" """"" """"""" """""""
Alien vs. Predator 8 Rebellion
Atari Karts - NEW Miracle Designs
Attack of the Mutant Penguins - NEW Sunrise Games
C Baldies - NEW Atari
C Battlemorph 10 NEW Attention to Detail
C Blue Lightning 7 Attention to Detail
Brutal Sports Football 6 Millenium/Teque
Bubsy 7 Imagitec Design
Cannon Fodder 7 Virgin Interactive
H Cat Box / Black Cat Design
Checkered Flag 4 Rebellion
Club Drive 6 Atari
Crescent Galaxy 3 Atari
Cybermorph 7 Attention to Detail
Doom 8 id Software
Double Dragon V 3 Williams Enter.
Dragon 6 Virgin Interactive
C Dragon's Lair 7 NEW ReadySoft
Evolution Dino-Dudes 6 Imagitec Design
Fever Pitch - NEW US Gold
Flashback 6 Tiertex Ltd.
Flip Out 8 Gorilla Systems
C Highlander I 8 NEW Lore Design Ltd.
Hover Strike 7 Atari
C Hover Strike: Unconquered Lands 8 NEW Atari
I-War 4 NEW Imagitec Design
International Sensible Soccer 6 Williams Brothers
Iron Soldier 9 Eclipse
Kasumi Ninja 6 Hand Made Software
Missile Command 3D - NEW Atari
C Myst - NEW Atari
C Primal Rage - NEW Probe
Pinball Fantasies 6 Spider Soft
Pitfall 8 NEW Activision
Power Drive Rally 7 Rage Software
Raiden 6 Imagitec Design
RayMan 10 UBI SoftSoft
Ruiner 6 NEW High Voltage
Super Burnout 6 Shen
Supercross 3D 5 NEW Tiertex
Syndicate 7 Bullfrog
Tempest 2000 10 LlamaSoft
Theme Park 6 Bullfrog
Troy Aikman NFL Football 6 Telegames
White Men Can't Jump 8 High Voltage
Wolfenstein 3D 7 id Software
Ultra Vortek 10 Beyond Games
Val d'Isere Skiing... 5 Virtual Studio
C VidGrid 6 High Voltage
Zool 2 7 Gremlin Graphics
...it will not take long before you'll find Jaguars in cereal
...Sony has sold off Psygnosis?
...they have used Psygnosis to be able to have good games on
their PlayStation platform right from the start?
...Psygnosis have now served their purpose?
Software - Disk Magazines
...there's a new Atari disk magazine?
...it's actually a World Wide Web HTML-based effort?
...it's called "AtariPHILE", and is run by Jon Notts (of Falcon
Fact File fame)?
...the location to point your browser at is the following:
...the first issue has been released already, and the second
should be released a very short while ago?
...more disk magazine news is to be found in the regular "Disk
Software - General
...Floppyshop have finally released the long-awaited "Positive
...a review can be found elsewhere in this issue?
...I have discovered a few new bands?
...the most remarkable among them is the Norwegian band Theatre
...a review of their debut CD can be found in the usual
...there can also be found a review of Jason Becker's second solo
...this is definitely the most beautiful CD to be released in a
...Metallica have finally released their sixth CD, "Load"?
...to honour this, a newly updated discograpghy is present in
...it's rather a big one?
Miscellaneous (personal stuff and other)
...Stefan celebrated his first year's anniversary with Connie on
...he has accounced a wedding date already?
...it will be June 21st 1997?
...he is currently wrapping up a game called "The Crow City of
Angels" on the Sony PlayStation?
...this is all sounds really interesting?
...more about him and his current life can be distilled from an
interview in this issue of ST NEWS?
...Gard "No Longer Minute At All" Abrahamsen now lives together
with his Internet love, Bethani?
...he has allegedly cut his hair, or shaven off his moustache, or
...this is, of course, a bit of a shock (is nothing certain in
...Martin Griffiths (a.k.a. Griff) has taken up work for
...that is an exciting career development?
...this was a rather short "did you know that..." column?
...this is the last ST NEWS "did you know that..." line you'll
The text of the articles is identical to the originals like they appeared in old ST NEWS issues. Please take into consideration that the author(s) was (were) a lot younger and less responsible back then. So bad jokes, bad English, youthful arrogance, insults, bravura, over-crediting and tastelessness should be taken with at least a grain of salt. Any contact and/or payment information, as well as deadlines/release dates of any kind should be regarded as outdated. Due to the fact that these pages are not actually contained in an Atari executable here, references to scroll texts, featured demo screens and hidden articles may also be irrelevant.