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The Atari Times' 10th Anniversary, all TAT books are now under $11! Buy a
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The Atari Times
is proud to offer books containing dozens of Atari articles each year! The
Atari Times Compendiums are collections of articles posted to the website
over the year with new articles that will be posted in the coming year.
All Atari Times books are spiral bound and look very much like a real
magazine. The books have a very nice COLOR
that is a glossy card-stock paper. The back is also the same card-stock paper to
create a complete book. The contents are black and white and are at least
pages each! The average EGM or GamePro magazine is more than 50% advertisements!
Not so with The Atari Times
books! They are packed to the brim with Atari goodness! Click the book for more
info and contents!
What happened to the 2003 Year End Issue?
It became the 2004 Compendium.
We decided it would be best if the books were released at the beginning of the
year instead of at the end. This change necessitated the name change from
2003 Year End to 2004 Compendium. Subsequent books will also be known
as the 200X Compendium.
Check out the comments!
"I'd just like to throw in
my two cents and tell everyone that the compendium rules. They are really a
great thing for anyone interested in reading a lot about Atari systems, and well
worth the price of admission!" - Dan Loosen
"I've bought the last two, and both were
excellent! Can't wait to read the latest year end Compendium. Thanks for keeping
our Atari minds informed, and entertained!" - Bradley Prillwitz
...for the 2005 Compendium -
"I received my 2005 Compendium today and
wanted to tell you I'm very pleased with it. This one looks professionally
printed. All pictures and text clear and easy to read. Well worth the cost. Hope
future issues continue this tradition." - Joe Bogaard
"Its awesome! Everyone should pick one up! The
quality of this year's version is far superior to the past (I've got the last
two). cafe press did a good job. Very nice work on the screenshots. Anyway, very
cool. A nice coffee table book to have, and the reviews and articles are well
written. Good job!" - Matthew Lippart
"This year's edition looks great -- the compendium
looks better every year. Hopefully, those Atari fans out there won't miss out on
it. Again, great job." - Ethan C. Nobles
"I just received mine today.
Great job! I think it's the best issue yet." - David Sherwin
"I am VERY pleased with my
copy as well. I had my doubts about Cafepress, but they really did an excellent
job. It's nice to see the compendium receive the printing quality that it
deserves." - Jarett Waite, Packrat
...for the 2004 Compendium -
"I received my copy last night and -gasp- put aside
all game-playing time last night to read the Compendium from cover to cover.
Great job -- and thanks for the kind acknowledgment! :-)" - David Sherwin
"[T]he Compendium arrived; thanks a bunch! I was
surprised at how you added the stats of Top __ Favorite Games for ____ System
with each section, web pages to buy stuff from, emulation, and more. I thought
it'd just be all reviews, but it's nice to be wrong occasionally, you really
packed in a lot of stuff!" - Darryl Brundage
"I just got my copy of the 2004 Compendium in the
mail today. As usual, the content is fantastic -- what a great resource for
those of us refusing to let go of the old Atari systems! [T]he content is
outstanding, and I've been reading it intensely, as I do every year. Great job!"
- Ethan C. Nobles
"Everything looks awesome, and from the little that
I've been able to read I'm very impressed with the quality of everything!" -
"Wow...the quality is remarkable! Great cover plus
over 100 pages of Atari literary goodness." - Adrian M.
"I received [The 2004 Compendium] a few days ago
and am enjoying it immensely! I especially like the Gamer Shows of 2004 page, as
well as all the reviews, interviews and tips about Atari gaming. The gal posing
with the VolleyBall on the cover is a nice touch, too! Way to go." - Randy
"I just wanted to say, that I received your 2004
TAT Compendium earlier this week and read it from cover to cover. Good reading,
that's for sure." - Dane Stegman
... for the 2002 Year End Issue
"Just got mine
and it is great! It looks good and is full of good stuff. It is well worth the
money so you should all make sure to pick a copy up. [G]reat job!" -
"It has a TON more information than I
expected. Well worth the money!" - Jarett Waite,
Packrat Video Games
"Came really fast, in great shape. Many
thanks. Good communication and thanks for working my all new article at the last
minute." - Alan Hewston
"Just wanted to say, great issue of
Year End 2002 Atari Times, I read it from cover to cover. Thanks!" -
"I also received the year end issue...
it looks great and you should be proud." - Michael Thomasson of
Good Deal Games
"Hey, I just got the 2002 Year End
Issue yesterday and couldn't be more pleased. Thanks a lot! Can't wait for
the next issue." - Dan Shott
"I love the 2002 issue :-)." - John
...for the 2001 Year
"I received my copy of the TAT Year
End Issue and finally got a chance to look through it. Great job! It looks
great from cover to cover. It looks really
good." - Douglas Warren
"I received the Year-End Issue
yesterday and all I can say is WOW:) Nice cover, the rest of the issue is
wonderfully done. Two thumbs up!" - Randy Femrite
"Let me commend you on a fantastic job
with this issue! Definitely worth the money. I really enjoyed the interview with
Peter Engelbrite (2600 Cal Games, Lynx Slime World, etc.) If somebody reading
this hasn't picked one up, get one while you still can! You won't be
disappointed." - Carl Forhan, Songbird Productions.
"I love the Year End Issue! Do
one every year and you have at least one guaranteed buyer. Keep up the good
work." - Tracey Herbert
"I have enjoyed reading the many great
articles inside it. Your great coverage of the earlier Atari Systems, and the
Atari Jaguar...are especially interesting and insightful. I'm even tempted to
buy myself a few of the Atari Systems I never had. Thanks again for a great
Issue." - Chris Vick
"I received The Atari Times
in the post today! I haven't read all of it yet, but it's been really good so
far." - Gordon Gibson, Sinister Developments
"I just wanted to let you know, that
I've enjoyed The Atari Times 2001 Year-End Issue very much. I really
liked your article about BattleSphere for the Jag." - Dane Stegman
"I like the issue, it is really great
and informative." - Daniel Peyer
"Just received my Year End Issue
today, and I must tell you I enjoyed the heck out of it. My Wife, in fact, had
trouble getting me to do anything else tonight but read the thing. I just wanted
to thank you for getting it to me and to compliment you on its publication. Nice
job." - Ethan C. Nobles
Click here for a
sample of the 2005 Compendium (other books similar)
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Acknowledgements & Credits
Editor & Writer, Gregory D. George
Super writers, Darryl Brundage, Dan Loosen, David
Sherwin, Ethan C. Nobles, & Matthias Jaap!
Writers, Adrian Mroczko, Alan Hewston, Barry L.
Laws, Jr., Bart Harrison, Brad Prillwitz, Chris Donaldson, Chris
Federico, Craig Lutas, Curt Vendel, Dale "Deiru" Culp, Edward S. Baiz
Jr., Harvey A. Kong Tin, Jess LaFleur, Joeseph Burke, Joey Kay, Jonathan
Rose, Karri Kaksonen, Ken Sarmiento, L.W. Tisler, Lawrence Armstrong,
Lonnie Ward, Rebecca Pinkoski, Rob Longmire, Robb Hitchen, Ron Corcoran
Special Thanks to:
As always, we greatly appreciate those who sponsor these books!
Please send them some patronage!