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jackissocool
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(07-17-2017, 12:36 PM)
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It looks really nice, I absolutely love that design. I doubt I'll purchase it but hopefully it finds a solid successful niche.
Bufbaf
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(07-17-2017, 12:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Celine

The original Atari isn't around anymore (it died in the '80s).
The brand name still has value that is why the company which bought the rights renamed the company with that brand name.

To be fair though, infrogames also includes Hasbro and I could totally see them trying to properly join the console fray
Drewfonse
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(07-17-2017, 12:38 PM)
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Atari Wedge
Jill Sandwich
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(07-17-2017, 12:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by EvetS

Ribbed for the gamer's pleasure.

Ewww!
Triggerhappytel
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(07-17-2017, 12:41 PM)
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So, it's going to be an Atari Androidbox, presumably with some of their """classic""" games built in, NES Mini style? I'm assuming this won't have the specs to run their terrible recent PC games like Alone in the Dark Illumination, Space Invaders FPS or Haunted House: Cryptic Graves, not that anyone would want to play those anyway.
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Bubba_Sparks
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(07-17-2017, 12:44 PM)
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Very tastefully done retro look, and surprisingly the wood even looks good in the render!
outunderthestars
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(07-17-2017, 12:44 PM)
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I honestly can't think of a market for this thing. I wonder if any major brick & mortar retailers will even stock it.
Whompa02
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(07-17-2017, 12:46 PM)
Love the design. Have no interest in buying it.
Tregard
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(07-17-2017, 12:51 PM)
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I am *always* interested in new console manufacturers entering the market, so I lool forward to hearing more about this in the future. If the wood finish looks good, I could definitely be tempted.
nickerous
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(07-17-2017, 12:52 PM)

Originally Posted by retroman

Not enough info yet about this device, but it looks pretty cool. Would be great if 2600, 5200, 7800, ST, Lynx, Jaguar and arcade games are going to be released for it. Also, I wonder what the controller will look like. No number pad please :)

If it has this and costs less than $75 for the console, I'm in. Depending on per game cost, mind you. I'm not paying over $5 for a 2600, 5200, or 7800 game.
ASaiyan
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(07-17-2017, 12:57 PM)
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Aw yeah four-way console wars bby les gooooo
In all seriousness, I have no idea what they're going for here anymore. Like, at all. Lol.
muteki
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(07-17-2017, 12:58 PM)
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That is a pretty awesome design. Especially the wood.

Suddenly I'm interested in what a new Yar's Revenge would look like.
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Weltall Zero
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(07-17-2017, 12:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by ISee

Not to you maybe. But if they are able to go for a good performance/price ratio + AAA third party support + one or two good exclusives they could build a good foundation for a new Atari console brand, just like Microsoft did with the original xbox. Nothing that would be able to challenge Sony or Microsoft now, but maybe next gen. Of course it needs to be x64 based for that to happen and that's not very likely.

That's a shitload of ifs. :D "If we had some eggs we could have eggs and ham, if we had some ham.".
OdysseusVA
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(07-17-2017, 01:07 PM)
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Atari U
SlipperyMoose
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(07-17-2017, 01:08 PM)
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I want to see the 'modern' games run on it. I may pick this up for collectors sake. Depending on the price of course.
panda-zebra
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(07-17-2017, 01:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bazry

No idea who the target audience is for this, no doubt its just a publicity stunt to get some media courage. At the least the Coleco Chameleon had the novelty of trying to bring games back on cartridges, if they had gone that route i'm sure they'd get more interest

Also the novelty of never actually existing.

Originally Posted by Seraphis Cain

Atari ISN'T around anymore. It's just Infogrames wearing Atari's skin.

whatyearisthis.PI1
Dreamwriter
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(07-17-2017, 01:10 PM)
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Looks great, but I doubt itís going to actually be a game console. Itís gonna be a normal low-powered PC, running normal PC apps, that comes packed with an Atari emulator package. At best itíll be a Steam Machine.

Originally Posted by Triggerhappytel

So, it's going to be an Atari Androidbox, presumably with some of their """classic""" games built in, NES Mini style?

They said it was going to be PC-based, not Android.
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Gaogaogao
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(07-17-2017, 01:14 PM)
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looks like an nvidia shield
Laurel_McFang
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(07-17-2017, 01:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by CountAntonius

Atari games have not aged well.

Ahem Lode Runner would like a word with you...

Also Pitfall 2 remains one of the most intense proto-open world-ee games.

Console looks awesome.
sixteen-bit
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(07-17-2017, 01:37 PM)
Best of luck to them on the new endeavor
Dreamwriter
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(07-17-2017, 01:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Seraphis Cain

Atari ISN'T around anymore. It's just Infogrames wearing Atari's skin.

Youíre behind the times. Infogrames and their U.S. studios, after rebranding themselves as Atari, went bankrupt. They were then bought by a guy named Fred Chesnais, who shut down all of Infogrames and wants to create a new Atari based on its well-known IP and branding. 3 years ago he said this:

Originally Posted by Fred Chesnais

Today, we have a company that is out of bankruptcy, and we are 10 people working under the studio-production model. We pay attention to three things: the IP, the production, and the distribution. Everything else is not our part. We go to and select third-party studios who make very good games. They are not a part of the company at the moment. And then we go into production, like a movie studio. So we select the IPís; we go one-by-one and select the best one. We pick the one we want to do. Thereís no rush.

Ceallach
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(07-17-2017, 01:52 PM)
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I mean, I'll buy it, I own a lot of obscure garbage consoles after all, but I can't imagine playing it too much, lol.
twinturbo2
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(07-17-2017, 01:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by watershed

So what games does it play? They reference old games and new games but that's very vague.

The post-1984 Atari games are owned by WB Games, so unless they can swing some licensing deals, then I wouldn't expect Rush 2049 or Mace: The Dark Age, sadly.
GLAMr
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(07-17-2017, 01:57 PM)
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Hey guys, I didn't read the thread but rushed in to shitpost about this device being another ARM/Android box doomed to failure!

If this thing is priced right, and has some additional nifty tools (DLNA-compliant media player, Plex, Netflix), I could see it being a handy secondary console.
b3b0p
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(07-17-2017, 01:58 PM)
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I grew up playing Atari.

I have zero nostalgia or desire to replay Atari games.

Nintendo (NES) on the other hand...
joedick
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(07-17-2017, 01:59 PM)

Originally Posted by twinturbo2

The post-1984 Atari games are owned by WB Games, so unless they can swing some licensing deals, then I wouldn't expect Rush 2049 or Mace: The Dark Age, sadly.

Ahh, I was just going to ask about this. So this company has the rights to the early arcade games and non-licensed 2600 games? Are there any of those that haven't already been put on comps?

I wonder if they have rights to Tengen stuff (though I think most of that was licensed stuff)?
emb
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(07-17-2017, 01:59 PM)
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I was at least mildly curious about this. Looks like there's no disc/cart slot though, so I guess that's that. That's about as much as I needed to see.

Gotta say that the thing looks pretty nice though, just in terms of aesthetic. They did a good job on that, hopefully the final product stays true to the current image.
Shaneus
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(07-17-2017, 02:03 PM)
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Release Tempest 2000 on it, sell millions.
LightningXCE
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(07-17-2017, 02:04 PM)
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I still have no idea what this is supposed to be, or what it's supposed to accomplish.
digoutyoursoul
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(07-17-2017, 02:05 PM)
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Don't Atari already have a retro system out there with the Flashback series?
Pop-O-Matic
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(07-17-2017, 02:05 PM)
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We were already asked if we thought Android-based microconsoles were worthwhile gaming platforms back in 2013 and the response was a resounding "fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck no!" so I don't get why they'd think this is a good idea now.
jroc74
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(07-17-2017, 02:06 PM)
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This actually looks nice.

Damn....

Originally Posted by b3b0p

I grew up playing Atari.

I have zero nostalgia or desire to replay Atari games.

Nintendo (NES) on the other hand...

Same here. Except Asteroids and Pitfall. And probably Raider of the Lost Ark. And maybe I can finally finish E.T...

I will take the modern version of the games....thats already been done on past and recent consoles. Except Pitfall. That needs a remake. Havent played any recent Raiders of the Lost Ark games so I have no idea what they even look like. E.T is well....E.T. lol
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Hendrick's
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(07-17-2017, 02:07 PM)
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I don't know why I want one, but I do.
digoutyoursoul
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(07-17-2017, 02:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hendrick's

I don't know why I want one, but I do.

No one can resist a Cybermorph sequel
joedick
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(07-17-2017, 02:14 PM)

Originally Posted by digoutyoursoul

Don't Atari already have a retro system out there with the Flashback series?

That was licensed, this one is actually by the current incarnation of Atari, presumably to take advantage of the market created (and underserved) by the NES Classic
EvetS
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(07-17-2017, 02:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jill Sandwich

Ewww!

Are you knocking something before trying?
twinturbo2
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(07-17-2017, 02:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Shaneus

Release Tempest 2000 on it, sell millions.

They're under new ownership, maybe they can swing a deal with Minter.
Sulik2
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(07-17-2017, 02:20 PM)
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So is thing actually a modern video game console? We have heard no rumblings from nvidia/ati. So it seems like its just an android box, but that press release makes it seem likes it is a current console.
bjork
(07-17-2017, 02:20 PM)
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Just pick up the pieces where Game Room left off.

Packs 1-13 *with* Sunset Riders at launch, go from there
Baron_Calamity
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(07-17-2017, 02:21 PM)
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http://www.atari-investisseurs.fr/do...e-final-cp.pdf

Important translation:

while the functionality and the technical characteristics will be announced as the work progresses. The group estimates that it is able to develop an attractive product, using the reputation of the Atari brand in the hardware domain. To limit the risk, this product will initially be launched with a crowdfunding campaign.

All.... hope... lost....

i still might get one just to have it with the rest of my atari collection.
killroy87
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(07-17-2017, 02:23 PM)
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Ribbed for dust's pleasure.

That thing will look nasty as hell after a few months of owning it, unless you clean it on a daily basis. Dust and gunk will accumulate in those ridges.
Shaneus
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(07-17-2017, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by twinturbo2

They're under new ownership, maybe they can swing a deal with Minter.

There were whispers of TxK making an appearance on PSVR or PC VR or something, so maybe! If the emulation is up to snuff, that is. And last I checked, it wasn't :/
KodaRuss
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(07-17-2017, 02:30 PM)
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The name is terrible. They should have just went for it and called it the Atari 2049 for Blade Runners release.

Love the look of the console, interested to see the wood version.
consoul
(07-17-2017, 02:32 PM)
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Ouyatari. Though support for this one will dry up way faster than Ouya's did.

...and I'm still gonna buy it.
AudioEppa
(07-17-2017, 02:35 PM)
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The red and black looks really good.


But I see no future for this, yet. Stranger things have happened.
gafneo
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(07-17-2017, 02:39 PM)
What's the deal with this thing? It's a next gen console?
CryptiK
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(07-17-2017, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baron_Calamity

http://www.atari-investisseurs.fr/do...e-final-cp.pdf

Important translation:


All.... hope... lost....

i still might get one just to have it with the rest of my atari collection.

Welp. Guess they will at least see an Android box will not work.
Prophane33
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(07-17-2017, 02:43 PM)
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Ah, Ataribox, the answer to the question no one asked.
AmFreak
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(07-17-2017, 02:43 PM)

Originally Posted by Baron_Calamity

http://www.atari-investisseurs.fr/do...e-final-cp.pdf

Important translation:


All.... hope... lost....

i still might get one just to have it with the rest of my atari collection.

x64 Ouya.
NotSelf
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(07-17-2017, 02:44 PM)
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Coming to a hospital near you looks cool though.

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