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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.

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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.

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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?

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

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“But I don't want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can't help that,” said the Cat: “we're all mad here".
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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.

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PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by IAmTheSaladMan » 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.
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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).

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

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

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PostRe: Ataribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by Doeragynn » Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:38 am

After seeing that.. Atari gameband video that looked like a complete scam,I would be a bit wary for this one.
That being said,it's hopefully something useful rather than trying to charge people as much as a NES mini for a few games.


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