We're on the Web!
You may be reading this thinking, "Wow. I thought I had seen the last issue of The Atari Times!" Well, these past two months have been quite daunting for your humble editor. I've been away on trips, classes have started up again, work has been crazy, and I still have to find time for my girlfriend! Oh, and did I mention I'm a terrible procrastinator? Well...
Another thing slowing down this issue was my lack of ideas for this column. I feel this should be a commentary on whatever Atari issue I can think of. And with Atari closing up shop, it gets harder to think of new ideas. So, you may see this commentary shrinking down and allowing room for other articles. And since I'm at a loss as to what to write about this month, I'm just going to ramble.
The Atari Times On The Web
The past few days have been really interesting as I have been putting my web page together. A few months ago, my co-worker, George Henson, informed me that I had a web page on our schools web server. So naturally, I immediately took a look at it, and discovered it was extremely dull.
It simply read, "Welcome to Greg's Homepage." How boring! But as days slipped past and work piled up, building the web page got put on the back burner.
Last week, I somehow got back into the web stuff. (I really just needed to "get into the mood.") Already deciding to put The Atari Times on the web, I started going through my back issue files. I was originally going to put them up without HTMLizing them at all, but figured it wouldn't take much effort to stick some code in the text.
I quickly found out it was really fun to stick those codes in there and see how CAB & Netscape interpreted them. I added lines, pictures, links, backgrounds (thanks Tony!), tables... The list goes on. Who knows what I'll get into next! I'm scared!
Some Sad News
As many of us know, there's been some sad news in the Atari world recently. To the chagrin of many of us, the merger with JTS finally went through and Atari is no longer an entity unto itself. Now, it's a subdivision of JTS with a whopping 4 employees. What does that mean for us Jaguar owners? You didn't expect to see any Jaguar games released from JTS did you?
In addition to the Jag software drying up, Don Thomas has left Atari to be employed for Sony. While I wish him well, I can't help but feel sadness at his departure.
I'm sure many of you feel the same.
On the bright side, Towers II does have a release month of October. Be sure to thank Telegames by purchasing a copy. I know I will! Also, BattleSphere is STILL on the release list as is Worms.
These will probably be the last Jaguar games. Each of them worthy of our dollars. Heck, I'm going to buy another Jaguar and TWO copies of BattleSphere!
You're probably asking yourself, "But where can I buy these games?" Well, let me tell you who I plan to buy them from: Toad Computers of Severna Park, Maryland. From Jaguar to Lynx to ST to 8-bit, they literally have EVERYTHING for your Atari!