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rSpooky
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(01-16-2017, 02:26 PM)
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Got this vague email about new Atari hardware.
Seems they are releasing some sort of watch/wrist gaming device.


What could it be .and how much will it cost..what games will it play..because if it does lynx games id be very happy.


There is also a signup link to stay updated.

http://www.gameband.com/?utm_source=...ium=newsletter
frankie_baby
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(01-16-2017, 02:26 PM)
Jaguar 2 finally
Tertullian
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(01-16-2017, 02:27 PM)
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Can't wait to... play Adventure... on my watch?
PSFan
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(01-16-2017, 02:27 PM)
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The true king returns!!!
darth991
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(01-16-2017, 02:27 PM)
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Sounds like it's gonna be the NES Classic but for Atari games instead.....Cool!
emb
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(01-16-2017, 02:27 PM)
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Well then.

I'm guessing it will be a multi-game device, similar to Flashbacks. Maybe they've made that work in watch form now somehow?
LewieP
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(01-16-2017, 02:27 PM)
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You should probably put "Atari" in quotation marks.
GrantDaNasty
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(01-16-2017, 02:27 PM)
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Atari getting in on this NES Classic hype....by doing what they've been doing for over a decade.

Edit: the amount of people guessing at them doing a system with built-in games - They've been doing this since 2004-2005 with their Atari Flashback series, so in reality, this isn't all that shocking, just that they seem to want to make some noise after the NES Classic was on everyone's minds recently.
stilgar
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(01-16-2017, 02:28 PM)
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Atari Mini.
Xater
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(01-16-2017, 02:28 PM)
Lynx 2 motherfuckers! They were just waiting to outdo Nintendo, like a cat on a prowl!
MCN
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(01-16-2017, 02:28 PM)
Maybe some sort of handheld with built in games. Can easily be made and sold for a low price.
rSpooky
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(01-16-2017, 02:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by LewieP

You should probably put "Atari" in quotation marks.

Fair enough..dont even know who really owns the brand anymore now.
DNAbro
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(01-16-2017, 02:29 PM)
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y
StifflersMum
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(01-16-2017, 02:29 PM)
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But who would want to play that...
Skyward Sheep
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(01-16-2017, 02:30 PM)
What year is it?
PSFan
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(01-16-2017, 02:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by GrantDaNasty

Atari getting in on this NES Classic hype....by doing what they've been doing for over a decade.

Originally Posted by stilgar

Atari Mini.

There's been an "Atari mini" type device available for a long, long time now. Far before the NES Classic was even announced.
GrantDaNasty
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(01-16-2017, 02:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by PSFan

There's been an "Atari mini" type device available for a long, long time now. Far before the NES Classic was even announced.

I know, it's what I was referencing with the latter-half of my post. I edited the original comment just to clarify it a bit more.
The Dear Leader
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(01-16-2017, 02:31 PM)
The "We saw the whole NES Classic situation oh god lets do something with our old shit" announcement.
jonno394
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(01-16-2017, 02:32 PM)
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Atari Lynx 2; Switch is doomed
dallow_bg
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(01-16-2017, 02:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by PSFan

There's been an "Atari mini" type device available for a long, long time now. Far before the NES Classic was even announced.

Now with proper marketing!
Tempy
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(01-16-2017, 02:32 PM)
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I believe Bill Loguidice over at the AtariAge forums suggested ATGames would be doing a proper hardware revision of the Atari Flashback with HDMI support. Not sure if related.
Szadek
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(01-16-2017, 02:33 PM)
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RiP Switch.
LordKano
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(01-16-2017, 02:33 PM)
What if they made some sort of handled system with Atari games, but you can put it on some sort of platform, with a TV-Out so you can play these games on the TV ? It would be revolutionnary.
Evilmaus
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(01-16-2017, 02:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by frankie_baby

Jaguar 2 finally

The console to save video games 🙏🏻
novabolt
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(01-16-2017, 02:35 PM)
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Wow, are we really getting a 5th player in the gaming market? If so, crazy times ahead.
Tempy
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(01-16-2017, 02:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by LordKano

What if they made some sort of handled system with Atari games, but you can put it on some sort of platform, with a TV-Out so you can play these games on the TV ? It would be revolutionnary.

.

(Don't buy it)
Endless
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(01-16-2017, 02:36 PM)
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Nevermind.
jond76
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(01-16-2017, 02:36 PM)
It would be awesome if they announced hardware that is more appealing than the Switch. Time for a comeback!
lyrick
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(01-16-2017, 02:37 PM)
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Is this still Infogrames or have the IP's been shuffled again?
Triggerhappytel
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(01-16-2017, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by darth991

Sounds like it's gonna be the NES Classic but for Atari games instead.....Cool!

Yeah, I reckon so. They've smelt a bit of money so they're copying the NES Classic, as though there's any chance of their hardware being vaguely as popular!

Originally Posted by lyrick

Is this still Infogrames or have the IP's been shuffled again?

I think they're still Infogrammes.
stilgar
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(01-16-2017, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by PSFan

There's been an "Atari mini" type device available for a long, long time now. Far before the NES Classic was even announced.

It will still be a quick cash-in piggybacking on Nes classic success. And it will be called Atari Micro/Heritage/Legend or some crap.
Ban Puncher
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(01-16-2017, 02:37 PM)
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FHIZ
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(01-16-2017, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by darth991

Sounds like it's gonna be the NES Classic but for Atari games instead.....Cool!

Pretty sure there's already like a billion of those things.
Tempy
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(01-16-2017, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Endless

Nevermind.

ew
Baron Doggystyle von Woof
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(01-16-2017, 02:38 PM)
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Return of the king.

probably a retro machine like Nintendo.
Epcott
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(01-16-2017, 02:39 PM)
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Finally... The Atari 10400!
Lady Siara
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(01-16-2017, 02:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by novabolt

Wow, are we really getting a 5th player in the gaming market? If so, crazy times ahead.

I get the feeling this will be unceremoniously shit out like modern Atari does with most of their products.

Feel free to prove me wrong Atari!
Necron
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(01-16-2017, 02:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by frankie_baby

Jaguar 2 finally

Funnily enough, there was a prototype of a Jaguar 2 apparently:

And yes, I just found out about this through google. No idea if any of it this is true.
thepenguin55
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(01-16-2017, 02:39 PM)
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I'm looking forward to the Atari Chameleon announcement.
blastprocessor
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(01-16-2017, 02:40 PM)
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Finally l can play Tempest on my watch ;)
PSFan
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(01-16-2017, 02:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by stilgar

It will still be a quick cash-in piggybacking on Nes classic success. And it will be called Atari Micro/Heritage/Legend or some crap.

Yep, you just have to spin it that way so you can yell they are ripping off Nintendo, right?

Originally Posted by Baron Doggystyle von Woof


probably a retro machine like Nintendo.

It already exists. Nintendo didn't invent the retro console.
MarkMclovin
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(01-16-2017, 02:40 PM)
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I can't think of a single classic Atari game that I'd buy this for.
Hayama Akito
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(01-16-2017, 02:41 PM)
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http://www.gameband.com/

"You can play Minecraft on it"
neonglow
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(01-16-2017, 02:41 PM)
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I wish they would bring back games from the 90s instead of rehashing the same games from the 70s.
Auto-Reply
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(01-16-2017, 02:42 PM)
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With Microsoft on it's way out the old Guard is returning!
tkscz
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(01-16-2017, 02:42 PM)
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Interesting. Had this been March I wouldn't believe it. Question is, who even remembers Atari outside of older core gamers?

Originally Posted by MarkMclovin

I can't think of a single classic Atari game that I'd buy this for.

Pit Fall is all I can think of and it'll just be a Uncharted clone.
Ranma
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(01-16-2017, 02:46 PM)
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Atari 2600 Mini incoming!
parmanu
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(01-16-2017, 02:47 PM)
Could it be Indrema finally?
liquidtmd
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(01-16-2017, 02:48 PM)
The Atari Switch

it's going to be some shitty emu style device with 20 preinstalled 30 year old games
8bit
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(01-16-2017, 02:52 PM)
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This is the minecraft version of the gameband.



It looks stupid as fuck.

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