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PostRe: RE: Re: Atari VCS | Formerly Ataribox | Some kinda Linux / retro console thing
by Earfolds » Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:26 pm

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Evil Ted wrote:I can't dismiss a games machine before I know what games are going to be on it.

I just don't know what this is meant to be yet, I guess. It's named after the old VCS, but the controller and specs suit mid-range PC games.

If it encourages more developers to support Vulkan over DirectX, at least it will be doing good, though.
Have specs been released then? Is the joystick actually coming with it? I wonder if the build is the same as the original (plastic bits rather than micro switches).

What's been revealed is that it's some kind of AMD x86 processor in it, making it a bit like a Steambox or cheap PC. Will be running Linux, so most likely will support Steam games, even if only unofficially.

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PostRe: Atari VCS | Formerly Ataribox | Some kinda Linux / retro console thing
by jawafour » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:01 pm

Eurogamer has held an interesting interview with Michael Arzt of Atari about their new VCS. There's still not a lot of detail about the hardware but it does reveal Atari's considered approach in developing the system.

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PostRe: Atari VCS | Formerly Ataribox | Some kinda Linux / retro console thing
by NickSCFC » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:07 pm

jawafour wrote:Eurogamer has held an interesting interview with Michael Arzt of Atari about their new VCS. There's still not a lot of detail about the hardware but it does reveal Atari's considered approach in developing the system.


Three main takeaways here...

1. They seriously overvalue the "Atari" brand

2. All new TVs are "smart", so people can already have access to Netflix etc

3. People buy consoles because of games, I don't think a major console has ever been unveiled without showing some games to accompany it

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PostRe: Atari VCS | Formerly Ataribox | Some kinda Linux / retro console thing
by Peter Crisp » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:25 pm

The Atari brand may have been able to shift units 20 years ago but not now. There's a small following of fans but nowhere near enough to make a profit from a console.

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.
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PostRe: Atari VCS | Formerly Ataribox | Some kinda Linux / retro console thing
by jawafour » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:26 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:The Atari brand may have been able to shift units 20 years ago but not now...

Peter, this could be your chance to leap into next-gen :-).

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PostRe: Atari VCS | Formerly Ataribox | Some kinda Linux / retro console thing
by Peter Crisp » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:32 pm

jawafour wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:The Atari brand may have been able to shift units 20 years ago but not now...

Peter, this could be your chance to leap into next-gen :-).


Woohoo.

Now all I need to do is get about £500m and my dreams for a Spectrum +5 will come true.
My specs are as follows
A cpu
A gpu
A keyboard and I'm making it look like a Amiga 500
Some ram
a sound card
The return of the bit race as this will be 256 bit and that will be the sole focus of the add campaign along with only using 80's music.

In total I'm looking at about 23TF performance and the machine will have the form factor of the Amiga 500 but just a bit taller for ventilation.

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.
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PostRe: Atari VCS | Formerly Ataribox | Some kinda Linux / retro console thing
by jawafour » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:35 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:...I'm making it look like a Amiga 500... along with only using 80's music...

Peter, you are a man of fine taste.


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