...Amstrad is developing an Amiga clone?
...this machine is sure to cost much less than the Amiga?
...it will be a bit more game-specific?
...East Midlands Leisure is basing an arcade machine on an ST?
...the system is disk-based instead of ROM-bases?
...one of those systems would cost £1200-1500, whereas the
earlier, Amiga based machines costed about 1900?
...they have e.g. acquired the rights of games like "Plutos"?
...all the arcade machine software will also run on ST home
...Microprose have recently aqcuired Cosmi distribution for
...Cosmi was known for their program "Super Huey", that was
launched by the end of 1986?
...the program wasn't much to get excited about?
...it is not yet known which Cosmi programs will appear on the ST
within a short while?
...Rush is one of the best live groups existing?
...Mark van den Boer (MC 68000 course) and Richard (your ex-
editor) went to a Rush concert in Rotterdam recently?
...they are still extremely impressed?
...this has got nothing to do with computers?
...we will therefore get back to serious business again?
...GfA Systemtechnik should have launched GfA Basic 3.0 as you
...it includes many new features?
...we hope to review it in an upcoming issue of ST NEWS?
...G Data (Germany) has now produced the first 16-bit sound
sampler for the Atari ST?
...the sample rate is up to 44 Khz?
...this is CD QUALITY?
...software and hardware costs DM 598 alltogether?
...it allows about 160 seconds to be sampled in a MEGA ST4?
...G Data's address is: Siemensstraße 16, 4630 Bochum 1, West
...the German magazine "ST Computer" published an April Fools
joke in their April issue?
...it was supposed to boost the ST up to 10 Mhz?
..., when activated, the words "April, april" appeared on the
...the article comprised two pages with a lot of DATA lines?
...Microdeal is planning to launch a new version of their "ST
...they decided to take this step because there were several
nasty things left in the old version?
...one of those things was the fact that pinching the ball near
your own goal always resulted in a penalty?
...Firebird's "Zarch" game was renamed to "Birds of Prey"?
...it has now been renamed again?
...its new name is "Virus" (!)?
...the game is supposed to be launched in June?
...there will be a follower-up to "Jinxter"?
...it will again feature excellent Magnetic Scroll artwork?
...it will be called "Corruption"?
..."Corruption" should be ready for publication in June, too?
...Rainbird is also planning to bring out a game called "Deja Vu
...a provisional release date for that product is set to August?
..."EPT" (temporary name) and "Verminator" are also scheduled for
release around that time?
..."EPT" is an "Elite"-like game with solid 3D wire graphics?
..."Elite" itself is scheduled now for "any date"?
...this means "somewhere this year"?
...Microdeal has launched some terrific games recently?
...a full review of their smash hits "Leatherneck" and
"Goldrunner II" can be found in this issue of ST NEWS?
...we're now still waiting for "Fright Night"?
...Pete Lyon MUST be the best graphic programmer right now?
...he's the man behind the graphics from "Return to Genesis", "ST
Soccer", "Goldrunner II Scenery Disk 1" and "Leatherneck"?
...there's hardly any competition on the field, except for David
Lawson and some less known people?
...Rob Hubbard went to the U.S. again and shall probably not be
heard of anymore on the ST market?
...David Whittaker now seems to do the music for all games?
...there is a new games music talent, however?
...he's called W. Beben and made the music for Exocet's
"Foundations Waste" (also reviewed in this issue of ST NEWS)?
...his music sounds very good, like the Rob Hubbard from the old
...we will soon have one more foreign distributor?
...he lives and works in Greece?
...it's hay-fever time?
...you can see that when one looks at your ex-editors eyes?
...it's a real pain to write while hardly being able to watch
what one's writing?
...the SAG (which translates to "Foundation of Atari Users") is
now engaged in a polemological war with ST NEWS?
...certain arrangements to assure a very modest income for our
troubles were taken very negatively?
...the SAG has therefore stopped distributing ST NEWS through the
...we couldn't care less about the fact that they don't spread us
...they also wrote some quite unfavourable things about our disk
...they call it 'a kind of disk magazine' that was added to their
PD library 'for the sake of completion'?
...many other things have gone wrong with the SAG in recent
...they are having problems with a lot of user groups?
...everybody who is against the powerful Maas'n'Kijlstra
conspiracy is thrown out of the SAG?
...these guys are the big bosses behind the SAG and their
...they now sell Public Domain at ridiculously low prices?
...apparently, this PD is sold on second hand disks?
...the SAG used to be the biggest Atari user group in the world?
...this won't be for long anymore if they continue like they're
...it is very disturbing to hear that such a big usergroup is
making a mess of everything?
...they mainly exist of 8-bit members anyway?
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