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PostRe: RE: Re: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Peter Crisp » Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:21 pm

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Peter Crisp wrote:If they are going with PC parts that looks like it could house a pretty decent graphics card.
What's the best bang for buck card that could be included in this so maybe about £100 at a stretch?

£100 for the card or whole thing? If the card, they could probably put a 1050ti in. You can pick these up for around £130 so I would assume an integrated GPU in the motherboard + bulk discount would make this possible.

If you are talking about £100 for the whole thing then you will only be playing old games on it.


I was thinking about £100 for the card if they plan to play any sort of modern pc games at a reasonable level.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by NickSCFC » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:14 pm

Surely it'd be SOC instead of an off the shelf desktop GPU.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Hyperion » Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:38 pm

Going to be crowdfunded

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Lagamorph » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:20 pm

Hyperion wrote:Going to be crowdfunded

If it is I'd probably back it.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by NickSCFC » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:41 pm

Lagamorph wrote:
Hyperion wrote:Going to be crowdfunded

If it is I'd probably back it.


Source?

Othe than the guy on NeoGaf who didn't provide a source either.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Hyperion » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:49 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:
Hyperion wrote:Going to be crowdfunded

If it is I'd probably back it.


Source?

Othe than the guy on NeoGaf who didn't provide a source either.


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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Gemini73 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:05 pm

Lets be honest, this thing will be dead on arrival.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by NickSCFC » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:20 pm

Gemini73 wrote:Lets be honest, this thing will be dead on arrival.


Like every Atari console since the 2800.

I remember reading about the Jaguar in CVG in 1994 and, despite looking naff, I thought it was really cool that a brand from the 1970s that I'd always associated with inventing videogames was going up against the likes of Sega, Nintendo and Sony.

23 years later I feel exactly the same :)

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Gemini73 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:40 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:Lets be honest, this thing will be dead on arrival.


Like every Atari console since the 2800.

I remember reading about the Jaguar in CVG in 1994 and, despite looking naff, I thought it was really cool that a brand from the 1970s that I'd always associated with inventing videogames was going up against the likes of Sega, Nintendo and Sony.

23 years later I feel exactly the same :)


It's a nice idea from Atari from a sentimental, nostalgic point of view, but there's not enough room in the market as it is for dedicated home systems. Switch's existence alone highlights this. Nintendo are smart, they know peoples living rooms are dominated by Xbox and Playstation. Where would another home console, irrespective of manufacture, comfortably make it's mark?

Speaking as an avid gamer, who also games on PC, I simply can't - no scrap that - I simply don't need another gaming system under my tele. I'm more than covered.

That said the Atari Jaguar was the first system I experienced Doom on, so special place in my heart for that "doomed" console. 8-)

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PostRe: RE: Re: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Death's Head » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:06 am

Gemini73 wrote:Lets be honest, this thing will be dead on arrival.

Yeah. I wore an Atari t-shirt today and not one woman was throwing herself at me for sex. Clearly there is zero market for anything Atari related.
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by jawafour » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:11 am

Death's Head wrote:Yeah. I wore an Atari t-shirt today and not one woman was throwing herself at me for sex...

The day is still young, Deaths :datass: .

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by Moggy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:15 am

Atari are an iconic gaming brand and logo, but nobody has given a gooseberry fool about them for over 20 years now. And they are not even the same company, it’s just another company that bought the name.

I can’t see this doing very well, unless there is something amazing about it that we haven’t yet been told about.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by Poser » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:18 am

Design is very, very nice. But I can't think of a single Atari game I'd really want to play - I haven't even bothered to steal any for my Pi.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by Moggy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:21 am

Poser wrote:But I can't think of a single Atari game I'd really want to play


I heard that ET is great....

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by jawafour » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:21 am

Moggy wrote:...I can’t see this doing very well, unless there is something amazing about it that we haven’t yet been told about.

Jag 2 :datass: .

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by Moggy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:24 am

jawafour wrote:
Moggy wrote:...I can’t see this doing very well, unless there is something amazing about it that we haven’t yet been told about.

Jag 2 :datass: .


With 256 buttons on the joypad? :datass:

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:54 am

Poser wrote:Design is very, very nice. But I can't think of a single Atari game I'd really want to play - I haven't even bothered to steal any for my Pi.


H.E.R.O. is great although I think I prefer the version on SG-1000.

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by jawafour » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:17 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:H.E.R.O. is great although I think I prefer the version on SG-1000.

Great call, Salads - and I didn't know that a version had appeared on the SG... I wish it had arrived for the Master System! It really is terrific and I had a lot of fun playing it on my C64.

Unfortunately, as an Activision title, I wonder if we'll see it on the Atari? River Raid, Pitfall et all may also face the same fate.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by IAmTheSaladMan » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:19 am

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IAmTheSaladMan wrote:H.E.R.O. is great although I think I prefer the version on SG-1000.

Great call, Salads - and I didn't know that a version had appeared on the SG... I wish it had arrived for the Master System! It really is terrific and I had a lot of fun playing it on my C64.

Unfortunately, as an Activision title, I wonder if we'll see it on the Atari? River Raid, Pitfall et all may also face the same fate.


Most of the handful of 2600 games I like are from Activision, I love Kaboom too.

I loved Crystal Castles and Asterix/Taz on 2600 when I was a kid but I dread to think how they hold up now :dread:

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari
by jawafour » Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:24 am

IAmTheSaladMan wrote:...but I dread to think how they hold up now :dread:

Yeah, that is the danger, man. Totally superb at the time and we have such fond memories of them... but they often don't have the playability or lastability that we're now accustomed to. They shall forever stand in the pantheon of greats, though :datass: .


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