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    The History of the Amiga series returns!

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    Jeremy Reimer
    Posts: 9277
    Posted on: 2013-04-29 08:37:06.000


    Part 8, or 8.5, or 9, depending on how you're counting, has been posted at Ars Technica!
    http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/04/a-history-of-the-amiga-part-9-the-demo-scene/

    In this installment, I look at the demoscene, the amazingly creative group of people who made demos on the Amiga (and later the PC), held demoparties, and pushed forward the limits of graphics and the imagination.

    Reaction to the article has been very positive:

    "This article gave me chills. Excellent, excellent writing." - generic_1013

    "Thanks author, I’m loving this series even though I just found out that it existed. Here’s hoping that it won’t take so long for the next installment." - secretknight42

    "Awesome article and I got a mention in it too -- woot!" - MrNSX

    I'm really excited and I'm going to start working on the next article right away!

    jay
    Posts: 1696
    Posted on: 2013-04-29 19:54:52.000
    I read your article earlier today. Holy fuck that Starstruck demo was something else. I would’ve bet money they used an Amiga with a PowerPC upgrade for that... but according to the info page I found for the demo - it’s just a normal Amiga AGA (presumably a 1200 but with a 68060 upgrade as best as I can gather). Most impressive...


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