Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bill Hogue talks to Atari User

We're proud to announce that Bill Hogue from Big Five Software will be stopping by Atari User towers for an exclusive interview!

We'll be finding out all about Miner 2049er, Big Five and how Bill went from his bedroom to becoming responsible for a million dollar sales success and one of the most licensed videogames of our time.

We'll also be trying to find out where Bounty Bob is, and what he is up to now!

Issue 19 of Atari User will be out soon.

Atari 7800 trading cards

Marc Oberhäuser, a freelance graphics and videogame designer, has released a set of trading cards based around the official Atari releases for the Atari 7800 console.

They look pretty fantastic. Marc is responsible for the amazing cartridge and box artwork used with the recent homebrew releases from Pacmanplus. A second set is planned that will feature 7800 homebrew releases. Marc is asking $50 for the set, including shipping to Europe and North America. 

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Atari turns 40!

On this very day, forty years ago, Atari was officially incorporated and what followed were decades of gaming and computing excellence.

We'll be celebrating and we hope you will be too!

The next issue of Atari User will continue with our anniversary specials, dedicated to the Atari 2600.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Like the new Atari User Facebook page and you could win a new Steel Talons game for the Atari Lynx!

We've launched our new facebook page. Like Atari User on facebook and you could win a brand new Steel Talons game for the Atari Lynx! One lucky fan will be picked at random on September 1st!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Coming Soon to Atari User

The next issue of Atari User is going to be dedicated to the mother of all consoles, the Atari 2600. Plus, look out for a great feature by Kieren on Tennis on the Atari - just in time for some strawberries and cream action from Wimbledon.

The Atari homebrew scene is hotting up so expect the latest news on the latest releases and in-development projects plus we are busy lining up some cracking interviews with some of the most talented people in Atari history.

We're excited, and we hope you are too!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Atari User Issue 18 is here!

It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce that Atari User, issue 18, is out. This issue we pay tribute to Jack Tramiel who sadly passed away in April, and we kick off the celebrations for Atari's 40th anniversary.

Some of what is inside this issue:

  • Jack Tramiel Tribute
  • The Toys Jack Built
  • Atari At 40
  • Ghostbusters - Atari at the movies
  • ST Coin-Op Conversions
  • In-Dev - our regular homebrew column
  • Reviews including Rip Off (Atari 7800), Plan B (XL/XE), Tube (Jag CD) and much more.
This issue is available to purchase from Atari User , and print editions are available from and Magcloud . For those of you interested in a print edition, the lulu edition is black and white with full color cover, and the Magcloud edition is full color glossy throughout.

Next issue we'll be running a special feature on the mother of all consoles, the Atari 2600.