I'm sorry that it has come to the stage where i now honestly feel i do not want to discuss anything ATARI related, because all it does is flag up for the very worst type of person in the Atari community.
Thosae like Greyfox who have worked with me for a number of years, know the true story of what i referer to here, as various, slanderous attempts were made on both our characters during the Atari Gamer and ST Gamer era's and abusive PM's sent to myself demmanding i show that i knew more about Atari then the self proclaimed experts.
Well i think during my time here i've given a much clearer out look on the UK side of Atari concerning the 5200/7800/XEGS saga.
The ST side of things, pointing out the spat between Sir Clive and Atari UK..ST Vs Ql etc, something RetroGamer Magazine never touched on.
The Lynx:Updated research on Rolling thunder thanks to Joel Seider, Tiretxe Strider II interview/scoop with thanks to GTW, Jeff Minter's Ultra Star Raiders claims put to bed...
And the Jaguar-So much research done into Lost games, claims cleared up, people spoken to at length etc etc.
Scott's internal files giving the REAL accounts as well.
Yet all it has done is have the likes of:
Marty Goldberg, Kieran Hawkins, KGRAMR, A31/JagChris/usual suspects on Atari Age..slag off my grammar, writing etc..(like when have i ever said i was anything but a researcher?), but most importantly the credible, industry sourced information, just because it went agains't an established claim or their viewpoint or wahhh, we got it before they did.
I saw the Mort Magazine scan DVD's i paid £5 per disc for, copied lock stock and barrel on RVG by Kieran Hawkins. my press clippings i'd sent for the good of the RVG community, passed off as his own, my scrapbook pages still up in places claimed to be his.
I saw my interviews on GTW all voted 1/5 same day, same I.P...ohhh i wonder who that could of been? the person who suddenly woke up, realised GTW covered Atari, wanted to replace me as researcher, but was declined?
Atarimania had to delete Kieran's offensive post when they linked to the Jim Gregory interview i did on here....
Unseen64 had to delete JSIII person KGRAMR's comments (posts as R on Unseen64) in the Jaguar entries there
Now A31/Jagchris suddenly decides he'll bump his post count here from 4 all these years, but rather than bring info of his own we ALL can benifit from, derails thread after thread i've created after putting time in to convert the files Scott kindly sent.
And this morning, my 1st day off, i've had to waste further time responding to KGRAMR on Assembler forums over his pathetic attempt to discredit my Panther research, this after he tried similar on my Jaguar research.
These morons get banned from Atari Age etc, dropped from Wave 1 games, caught lying, altering Wikipedia pages, lying to industry people such as Nolan Bushnell, publically slander Bushnell, RJ Mical, Jeff Minter, Rebellion, Probe, ATD etc
Tell lies, fake footage, pass speculation off as fact, upset people on FB, Atari forums, are reason people refuse to join forums or quit, stop buying magazines, waste MOD's valuable time, yet want to be seen as THE EXPERTS, say they are victims, they have Aspergers etc etc....
Enough is enough.
It's bad enough ALL the research we as a community on here have done is bing copied lock, stock and barrel for outsiders to slink off with it to create expert articles on..elsewhere and pitch for paid for work with we having done all the hard work, but the stalking of we researchers each/everytime we find something new and the vain attempts to discredit the info, our sources and we ourselves...
I'm no longer prepared to feed insecure, damaged peoples mindsets.
This community has been bloody amazing, it's a stark contrast to the few, pathetic, yet vocal, individuals acting like a cancer on the community out there.
Hold your heads high Atari I.O people..your YT channels are a bloody beacon as well, i'll see you guys there.