Page 6 Magazine article....Atari 8-bit

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Post by SirClive » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:22 pm

merman wrote:Next you'll be saying that C&VG should really have been known as "Computer & Video Games & Type-in Listings & Hardware Features & Julian Rignall jokes & Cr*p Surveys & Film Reviews & Reader Art Gallery" ;)
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the Troll wrote:Oh yes, I forgot about that, still...at least Page 6 stated:
The magazine for ALL Atari computers, but for the serious user, it was always the 8-bit resource.
Thats quite a strange mission statement :?
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Post by tom1234567 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:38 pm

Coming to think of it, Page 6 couldn't feature in Retro Gamer as the magazine wasn't all about games like ZZAP!64 or C&VG were.
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Retro Gamer issue 7: Matthew Smith, on questioned which is the better 8-bit computer, Speccy or C-64:
'The Atari 800 was the superior machine'.

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Post by tom1234567 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:46 pm

merman wrote:
Next you'll be saying that C&VG should really have been known as "Computer & Video Games & Type-in Listings & Hardware Features & Julian Rignall jokes & Cr*p Surveys & Film Reviews & Reader Art Gallery" ;)
That reminds me of Retro Gamer's A-Z of the 80s. That was a bit crap, wasn't it, I hope they're not going to resurrect this awful feature.
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Retro Gamer issue 7: Matthew Smith, on questioned which is the better 8-bit computer, Speccy or C-64:
'The Atari 800 was the superior machine'.

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Post by tom1234567 » Tue Jun 19, 2007 8:56 pm

And of course, following me saying Atari 8-bit is the best of all 8-bit computers, industry leaders always agreed:

Retro Gamer issue 7: Matthew Smith, on questioned which is the better 8-bit computer, Speccy or C-64: 'The Atari 800 was the superior machine'.
(Other programmers admitted in Retro Gamer as well that Atari 8-bit is the best machine, but I let you guys discover who and in which issues. I can't do all your work, you know. In later issues, RG gave up asking, knowing what the answer would be already).

ZZAP!64: The Atari 8-bit computer is the BMW of the home computers (C-64 just a Ford)
(ZZAP!64 always admitted the Atari 8-bit better than the C-64 in many issues of the magazine).
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Retro Gamer issue 7: Matthew Smith, on questioned which is the better 8-bit computer, Speccy or C-64:
'The Atari 800 was the superior machine'.

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Post by Bub&Bob » Wed Jun 20, 2007 3:27 am

tom1234567 wrote:Coming to think of it, Page 6 couldn't feature in Retro Gamer as the magazine wasn't all about games like ZZAP!64 or C&VG were.
Thank god for that then!
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Re: Page 6 Magazine article....Atari 8-bit

Post by PanzerGeneral » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:54 pm

Yes - Page 6 was a great mag, not an effing comic like some that were doing the rounds at the time.

What's all the crap about Page 6 devoting half its pages to the ST?, Page 6 was going for years before the ST was launched. It simply developed and covered the new machines and their acompanying software organically as it's place in the market increased and the 8 bits fell away.

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