A definite shame, but totally understandable too on many fronts...
As we all know things like this site, retro gaming in general etc is a hobby of ours and sadly real life dictates we don;t always have the time we want for our hobbies etc.
I think I'm not the minority here in saying that the work teh AL team and all other Atari sceneners has been fantastic over the last five years or so and a well deserved break is, well, well deserved!
I doubt this will be the end of games etc, so I'll look forward to some great goodies etc in the future guys
PS: if there is anything I can ever help with let me know
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