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PostAtaribox | GRcade can’t decide what it is | Launches Spring 2018
by jawafour » Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:19 pm

It seems that Atari is going to reveal some kind of retro console soon.



Very little detail at this stage... but, hey, it's cool to think that Atari (albeit I know the company isn't really Atari any more) is going to try and bring something to the gaming market.

I wonder what consoles / games will be emulated? I could imagine that developing a controller that would suit 2600, 7800, ST, Lynx and Jaguar would be challenging!

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Lastpostamorph » Mon Jun 12, 2017 7:20 am

If they release Jaguar games on it does that mean it'll need a Jaguar controller?

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by jawafour » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:00 pm

The official Atari Twitter account has confirmed that Ataribox is real... although there is still no news on what it actually is!


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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by IAmTheSantaMan » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:41 pm

In the wake of the NES Classic I can't really see this being anything other than another plug and play 2600 with a bunch of games built in to it, perhaps with a cartridge slot too.

If that is what it turns out to be than I don't really see the appeal as there have been several such systems before at least one of which that could be reverse engineered into a fully functional 2600 anyway.

The only other logical option for me would be perhaps be an official emulator app on consoles and PC with downloadable games available at low prices.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by NickSCFC » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:04 pm

So it looks like this is based on PC hardware (similar to PS4/XBO).

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... w-ataribox

Maybe they could calve a niche by providing downloadable 2800/5200/7800/Lynx/Jaguar games, other than that I can't see it being successful.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by KK » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:06 pm

Are there still any Atari games worth playing?

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by NickSCFC » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:40 pm

KK wrote:Are there still any Atari games worth playing?



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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Dowbocop » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:53 am

KK wrote:Are there still any Atari games worth playing?


I can vouch for Warlords and Combat. It's a shame that these don't have online versions. Some impressive stretching of the console in that video in my opinion.

I also have a soft spot for Star Voyager:

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by IAmTheSantaMan » Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:41 am

H.E.R.O. is still a great game although I prefer the SG-1000 version to the 2600 and Kaboom is still a lot of fun.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by lex-man » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:06 pm

Don't atari already have a range of retro consoles on the market? This has to be a little bit more than that. My guess is that it'll be some kind under powered budget thing like the oyae.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by NickSCFC » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:38 pm

lex-man wrote:Don't atari already have a range of retro consoles on the market? This has to be a little bit more than that. My guess is that it'll be some kind under powered budget thing like the oyae.


It's already been confirmed that it will be a new console based on PC hardware, Jaws just hasn't updated the thread title.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Pedz » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:39 pm

Who is Jaws?

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by KjGarly » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:58 pm

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by lex-man » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:27 pm

NickSCFC wrote:
lex-man wrote:Don't atari already have a range of retro consoles on the market? This has to be a little bit more than that. My guess is that it'll be some kind under powered budget thing like the oyae.


It's already been confirmed that it will be a new console based on PC hardware, Jaws just hasn't updated the thread title.


Yeah, I saw that but I'm guessing it'll be a cheaper more low powered pc than either the xbone or ps4 and cater to the indie crowd with easy development access.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Octoroc » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:45 pm

It's not really Atari. It's a company that owns the Atari name.

Don't they mostly knock out crappy mobile phone games these days?

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by lex-man » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:17 pm

Octoroc wrote:It's not really Atari. It's a company that owns the Atari name.

Don't they mostly knock out crappy mobile phone games these days?


They're owned by infogrames and they've sold most of their ip stuff.

Edit: Owning atari makes these companies go a bit crazy. I think next time they go bankrupt EA should buy them and just toss them next to all those other companies they've murdered.

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by jawafour » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:01 pm

Rumour and speculation... could this be the Atari Box?



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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Peter Crisp » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:06 pm

Maybe it's the Atari Box box?

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Frank » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:18 pm

Is the Atari Box going to be some dreadful lootcrate?

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PostRe: Atari Box | A new retro console from Atari?
by Pedz » Sun Jul 09, 2017 4:32 pm

strawberry float all wrong with Loot Crate.

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