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Atari VCS
« on: July 24, 2017, 12:07:37 PM »
There is no thread for this, so I'm starting one. As a former Ouya developer I'm excited about this.






A couple of things this has going for it.
Several USB ports.
Likely to be competitively powered
an OK game studio backing the console.
Option for wood grain.
an old school game library from 2600 to Jaguar (though I'm sure they have to work out a bunch of deals for that, even Nintendo has to do some magic to work that out)
A good time frame for release.
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Re: Ataribox
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2017, 07:10:30 PM »
I am intrigued. Have they shown a controller yet?

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Re: Ataribox
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 09:56:39 PM »
I think that is one of the things that will make or break the console.

What I would hope for is a gamecube controller with a second z button. Also modern things like a home button where the start button is, and then start and share where they are on the playstation 4 controller.

Some variation on this would be awesome.





What I think atari should do is if it aint broke dont fix it with Atari color scheme.
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Re: Ataribox
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2017, 09:19:57 AM »
I like the wood grain option.  I think more consoles should try it out.
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Re: Ataribox
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2017, 06:07:35 AM »
They haven't announced anything other than that it'd play classic atari games and a very vague statement about "modern" games being playable, right?


They also mentioned crowd funding. 


I like the small, compact design shown in the pics below.  Makes it to where someone could feasibly fit it in their entertainment system between a couple of hulking boxes already there.


That said, I don't think they've released any information about specs or who would be supporting it outside of Atari.  Might be an interesting piece of equipment to toy with or have for collectors' sake, but I have doubts it'll enjoy any more support than Ouya did.
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Re: Ataribox
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2017, 06:20:06 AM »
There's a developers link on their webpage. They sent me:

"Hey there!

Thanks a lot for contacting us!

While we are not able to share a lot of technical details on the Ataribox project just yet, you have already guessed it is a hardware platform, and like any great hardware platform its content strategy will be critical.  We’ll be releasing more product information in the coming weeks/months, and specifically as we roll out our developer strategy you will be first to know.

Thanks again for reaching out, we’ll keep in touch!

 The Ataribox project."

I don't even think it was a canned response as it seems to reply to my message. Although, I could imagine my message could be pretty generic.

 
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Re: Ataribox
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2017, 06:23:17 PM »
Im very interested to know more about this. Hopefully it turns out to be something good

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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 04:46:52 PM »
So long ago since and update that this is now deep down on the not busy general gaming forum.

So, they switched to Ryzen. The update came suspiciously after Spawn Wave posted a "hey whats going on guys?" video.
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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 05:33:57 PM »
Personally, looking forward to seeing what Tallarico does with the Intellivision branding.
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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 06:59:31 PM »
Tallarico eh? A guy who was a game reviewer who didn't like any games sounds promising.

We might have to walk that way over to that console.
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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 07:27:28 PM »
Uh... Are we talking about the same Tallarico?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Tallarico

Dude's been in the industry for 25+ years and his Video Games Live! events has shown him to have a real passion for the industry that goes beyond trying to sell a plastic shell with a Raspberry Pi in it.  The console has several industry names behind it, including our beloved Perrin Kaplan.  Scott Tsumura and Beth Llewelyn of Nintendo fame are also involved.  Toss in Phil Adam, Mike Mika and probably a dozen or so other names I can't recall right now.

And - it's not crowd funded.  It's being financed out of these folk's pockets.  It will fly or fail on what they do.
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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 09:13:41 PM »
Yes, Tommy Tallarico, Steve Tyler's nephew worked on some music for Metroid Prime and used to be a host on G4/Tech TV.

Him being a harsh reviewer I see as a good thing. Like if Iansane was in charge of a console, it would probably be real good.

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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #12 on: April 07, 2019, 03:39:18 AM »
Personally, looking forward with raw dog food for sale Intellivision branding.
Can't wait!
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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2019, 07:48:08 PM »
Is this still a thing?
It sounded kind of interesting, maybe...
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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2019, 09:22:35 PM »
I heard it got delayed again.

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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2019, 10:55:01 PM »
I don't think modern Atari knows what their doing.
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« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2019, 04:44:03 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQkPcPqTq4M

I guess Vaporwave music is appropriate in this thread.
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« Reply #18 on: September 26, 2019, 06:36:10 PM »
Oh, surely it will come out soon.
These type of things never end badly.
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« Reply #19 on: September 26, 2019, 07:26:19 PM »
The flame is almost extinguished, Atari...

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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2019, 08:30:31 AM »
I’d make fun of Atari VCS except I’m legitimately interested in Panic’s Playdate. I suppose that one actually looks like it may launch. Panic did some sheisty BS a few months ago when it tried to pressure an unrelated event known as “Playdate Pop Up” to change its name.

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« Reply #21 on: September 27, 2019, 11:02:36 AM »
I’d make fun of Atari VCS except I’m legitimately interested in Panic’s Playdate. I suppose that one actually looks like it may launch. Panic did some sheisty BS a few months ago when it tried to pressure an unrelated event known as “Playdate Pop Up” to change its name.

Wow... $150 USD.
But then again, who am I to judge since I own and use a PocketCHIP.
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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2019, 02:02:47 PM »
Playdate will definitely make it to market in some form. Panic have some experience in game publishing already  with Firewatch and recently Untitled Goose Game, and Teenage Engineering are a respected brand in hardware synthesizers. Heck, their Pocket Operators are basically Game Boys with little sprite animations and everything.

Whether it'll be good... Eh, using those Pocket Operators is pretty unintuitive if you ask me, but obviously Playdate will be much simpler. It's got a fun design going for it, I guess. I'm not biting at that price, but I wish the creators well - provided they stop being idiots when they're the ones who named their device after a literal already existing word.

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Re: Atari VCS
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2019, 09:21:03 AM »
Atari's Breakout: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hzXVBSn9Qxo






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