Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018

Anything to do with games at all.
User avatar
Lastpostamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Lastpostamorph » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:40 pm

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:I miss the good old days when it seemed like every other week some company would come out with it's own system.

Been looking into the PC Engine, Amiga CD32 and a few other older systems that never made much of an impact over here and some of them are really interesting. Thinking about picking one or two up and building up a collection of weird and wonderful titles.



Did CD32 have many exclusive titles? I'm pretty sure since the machine was essentially an Amiga 1200 that most of the games were Amiga ports.

A quick Google took me to an old post on an Amiga forum that listed these as exclusive Amiga CD32 games,

Amiga CD Football : http://hol.abime.net/3504
Camel Racer (CDTV too): http://hol.abime.net/4345
Castles II: http://hol.abime.net/2952
Defender of the Crown II (CDTV too): http://hol.abime.net/306
Flink: http://hol.abime.net/577
Final Gate: http://hol.abime.net/541
Gangster Pursuit (CTDV too): http://hol.abime.net/4343
Labyrinth of time: http://hol.abime.net/2545
Litil Divil: http://hol.abime.net/895
Lunar-C: http://hol.abime.net/932
Pinocchio (CDTV too): http://hol.abime.net/5304
Pirates! Gold: http://hol.abime.net/1074
Prey: an alien encounter: http://hol.abime.net/1146
Sharks (a shareware game): http://hol.abime.net/1904
Summer Olympix: http://hol.abime.net/2176
Trivial Pursuit (CDTV too): http://hol.abime.net/1514
Ultimate Body Blows: http://hol.abime.net/1797
Will Bridge Initiation Junior (listed as MIA so I can't guarantee anything): http://hol.abime.net/4331

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right
HSH28
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by HSH28 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:08 pm

Gemini73 wrote:So, er, have we decided what it is yet?


Its an Atari console with a retro focus, but that will also play some modern titles.

User avatar
Partridge Iciclebubbles
"Special"
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:36 pm

jawafour wrote:Image

The first (partial!) screen shot? You can’t see much, but I like the VCS package images.


I like the look of the console itself (is it real wood?), but it’s way too expensive for me to buy. I’ll stick with PS4/Xbone for modern gaming and most classic Atari games have aged appallingly.

Image
User avatar
Dual
Member
Joined in 2008
AKA: Irene Demova

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Dual » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:01 pm

HSH28 wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:So, er, have we decided what it is yet?


Its an Atari console with a retro focus, but that will also play some modern titles.


Yeah but what is it really?

User avatar
Gemini73
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Gemini73 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:09 pm

Image

User avatar
Advent7
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Advent7 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:35 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Image


Something that will be halved in price within 3 months.

Image
User avatar
IAmTheSantaMan
Member
Joined in 2011
Location: Sunderland

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by IAmTheSantaMan » Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:51 pm

After getting an email about pre-orders the other day just this morning I got another email stating the launch countdown has been paused.

Image
User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by Rex Kramer » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:04 pm

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
jawafour wrote:Image

The first (partial!) screen shot? You can’t see much, but I like the VCS package images.


I like the look of the console itself (is it real wood?), but it’s way too expensive for me to buy. I’ll stick with PS4/Xbone for modern gaming and most classic Atari games have aged appallingly.

No, that's the cupboard it's sitting on.

Image
Current castaway: Rax can be found here. All the previous contributors can be found here.
Tackling the pile of shame part 2 - http://grview.grcade.co.uk/articles/the-7-commandments-of-tackling-the-pile-of-shame/
User avatar
jawafour
Member
Member
Joined in 2012

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by jawafour » Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:13 pm

IAmTheSantaMan wrote:After getting an email about pre-orders the other day just this morning I got another email stating the launch countdown has been paused.

Hmmn... it just seems super-hard to get detail on exactly what the machine is. I hope things turn out positively but I gotta admit that I’ll be cautious about diving in for this until way more is known about it.

Image <<< Thanks to Hyperion for my ace Christmas sig :wub: Image > Enter Mastaba
User avatar
Green Gecko
Director
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Green Gecko » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:42 pm

It's pretty clear to me it's a box with a brand on it and maybe a microcomputer running some emulators that would work on a watch. Oh and you can stick your finger in it and twist to emulate the original padel control for Pong, amongst other things.

RIP in peace Wii U | Support GRcade | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
Image
User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Rex Kramer » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:22 am

jawafour wrote:
IAmTheSantaMan wrote:After getting an email about pre-orders the other day just this morning I got another email stating the launch countdown has been paused.

Hmmn... it just seems super-hard to get detail on exactly what the machine is. I hope things turn out positively but I gotta admit that I’ll be cautious about diving in for this until way more is known about it.

There's a reason they aren't telling people what it is and that's because they're trying to get as many pre-orders as possible based purely on rose tinted nostalgia.

Image
Current castaway: Rax can be found here. All the previous contributors can be found here.
Tackling the pile of shame part 2 - http://grview.grcade.co.uk/articles/the-7-commandments-of-tackling-the-pile-of-shame/
User avatar
Green Gecko
Director
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Green Gecko » Fri Dec 15, 2017 5:58 pm

Seriously though, that is the real reason, they will retroactively get venture capital for it based on pre-orders pretty much guaranteeing it will be a poorly conceived muddle of a product with virtually no post- launch window support. We call this test trading. The follow up product might be good but early adopters beware. The trouble is you can't test trade on an microelectronics product due to the volumes involved, so you get a stupid amount of preorders and money down on literally a non-existent product. Crowdsourcing is a dream come true for dead brands with half baked ideas trying to reinvigorate their IP. I don't feel it's quite the same for investors and the like with actual risks involved and lack of capital but these big brands can strawberry float off in my opinion.

RIP in peace Wii U | Support GRcade | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
Image
User avatar
Peter Crisp
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Peter Crisp » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:33 pm

As much as I'd love this to be great I have a feeling it's going to be an absolute joke.
It will maybe play some pc games but anything like the Total War series which if it can run on low or maybe medium would get me interested is so unlikely as to be not even worth looking at a pre-order.
If they were more open and looked like they are enthusiastic about their own product (They should look at the Sea of Thieves developers to see just how genuine enthusiasm can help) they may generate some hype but this being mysterious idea is just not helping.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
User avatar
Advent7
Member
Joined in 2009

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Advent7 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:39 pm

Come on we all know this is going to be utter gooseberry fool and won't do anything our countless other devices already do better.

Image
User avatar
Green Gecko
Director
Joined in 2008
Location: Sussex
Contact:

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Green Gecko » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:44 pm

My favourite part is the quotes on the website saying this will be the greatest console and I'm so looking forward to it etc. When it isn't even a real thing yet.

Plus all the logos spammed across the page from big names it has merely been "featured in" but without really explaining that. As if you're forgetting this is an unreleased product with pretty much no information about it.

Marketing genius.

In fact, I wouldn't be surprised if this is literally just primarily a marketing product to get more eyes on the Atari brand as is continues to change hands every few years and dwindle into something of no value whatsoever in the current gaming industry. Good work Infogrames.

RIP in peace Wii U | Support GRcade | t: @GRcade | FB: GRcadeUK | YT: GRcadeVideo | Twitch: GRcadeUK
Image
Image
User avatar
NickSCFC
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by NickSCFC » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:58 pm

How the hell can you have pre-orders without an actual unveil? We haven't even had a single game announced yet.

Image Image
User avatar
jawafour
Member
Member
Joined in 2012

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by jawafour » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:04 pm

Atari wrote:Killer Retro Games. Hot New Indie Titles. Open Linux OS.
Connect & Stream even more.

That’s pretty much all we know. It has a feeling of Ouya about it...

Image <<< Thanks to Hyperion for my ace Christmas sig :wub: Image > Enter Mastaba
User avatar
Peter Crisp
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Peter Crisp » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:06 pm

How many pc games are available on linux?
Does the steam OS use it?

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
User avatar
Rex Kramer
Member
Joined in 2008

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Rex Kramer » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:08 pm

jawafour wrote:
Atari wrote:Killer Retro Games. Hot New Indie Titles. Open Linux OS.
Connect & Stream even more.

That’s pretty much all we know. It has a feeling of Ouya about it...

I'm getting more of a Konix Multisystem vibe about it (there's a reference all the kids will get).

Image
Current castaway: Rax can be found here. All the previous contributors can be found here.
Tackling the pile of shame part 2 - http://grview.grcade.co.uk/articles/the-7-commandments-of-tackling-the-pile-of-shame/
User avatar
Lastpostamorph
Member ♥
Joined in 2010

PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Lastpostamorph » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:53 pm

It's going to be Ouya with some Atari emulators built in.

Lagamorph's Underwater Photography Thread
Zellery wrote:Good post Lagamorph.
Turboman wrote:Lagomorph..... Is ..... Right

Return to “Games”