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Old 24 May 2007, 17:09   #1
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Retro Gamer article on new Amiga

There's a little bit in the news section of the latest issue of Retro Gamer (issue 38, page 7) on the new Amiga, and they reckon this is actually the 35th time a new Amiga has been announced. Call me dim if you will, but are they exaggerating or is this actually true? I know there's been loads of announcements over the years, but I'd be very surprised if there's been 35. Any ideas?
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Old 24 May 2007, 19:07   #2
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1. A1000
2. A2000
3. A2500/020
4. A500
5. A500+
6. A1500
7. A3000/25
8. A3000UX
9. A600
10. A4000/030
11. A4000/040
12. A1200
13. A4000T
14. CD32

15. Walker
16. Minimig
17. Clone/A
18. The Amiga from Iwin.

19. AmigaOne XE
20. AmigaOne Micro

21. ACK Low End
22. ACK High End

23. Draco
24,25,26: Various Mick Tinker Amigas

27. CDTV
28. A3000T
29. A2500/030
30. A3000/16

I am sure there are 5 others I forgot about.
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Old 24 May 2007, 19:15   #3
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Were Retro Gamer talking about released and unreleased machines or just pure vaporware? Regardless of the answer, the number would easily come to 35 announcements if you include C='s days of producing Amigas to the present (and don't forget that they also had their fair share of vaporware machines, albeit mostly rumoured and never officially announced). Have a looksy here and count 'em all up:

Classic Amigas
http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/comamiga.html

Amiga Prototype Machines
http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/notrel.html

AmigaOS & DE Machines
http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/amiemachines.html

Amiga Spin-off Machines
http://www.amigahistory.co.uk/spinoffs.html

Even if you exclude the good ole days of C=, the no. isn't wildly inaccurate when you consider how many vaporware next gen Amigas have been announced since their demise. You can probably spot about 30 between all the links above and the one below:

http://www.amiga.org/modules/newbb/v...37874&forum=22

The Amiga legacy has to be one of the worst examples of use and abuse by commercial entities in the computer world following the death of a platform's parent company! I'm just thankful that amongst the rubble there are still Amiga enthusiasts like those here on EAB left!!

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Old 24 May 2007, 20:08   #4
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Were Retro Gamer talking about released and unreleased machines or just pure vaporware?
They weren't specific about that, but I suspect they meant announcements since Commodore went bankrupt. Cheers for the links, it doesn't seem to be such a wild guess actually. It's ludicrous how the Amiga is/has been treated, such a shame.
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I give you a famous phrase which COULD explain the 35 announcements........

"2 more weeks!!"
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I give you a famous phrase which COULD explain the 35 announcements........

"2 more weeks!!"
Touche!
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