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Old 06-10-2017, 11:01 PM   #1
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:27 PM   #2
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Here's my guess: IF....(and this is a big IF)....IF there really is an Ataribox, my guess is that it will be a console filled with retro Atari games (both arcade games and games from every Atari system that was ever made) a la Nintendo's Classic NES.
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You guys can have this. I'm done with retro/re-hash consoles.

I sticking to gaming in 160x192 btw. (How is that even possible??!? LOL!)
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Old 06-15-2017, 02:47 AM   #4
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Here's my guess: IF....(and this is a big IF)....IF there really is an Ataribox, my guess is that it will be a console filled with retro Atari games (both arcade games and games from every Atari system that was ever made) a la Nintendo's Classic NES.
That's exactly what it looks like to me.
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:41 AM   #5
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Here's my guess: IF....(and this is a big IF)....IF there really is an Ataribox, my guess is that it will be a console filled with retro Atari games (both arcade games and games from every Atari system that was ever made) a la Nintendo's Classic NES.
Didn't Atari already do that with the "Classic Atari Game Console" that came with 101 built-in games in a smaller design? You can find them in Staples stores last time I checked they were on clearance for around $40.

https://www.staples.com/CLASSIC-ATAR...roduct_2406349

They also did a Sega Genesis one too:
https://www.staples.com/SEGA-CLASSIC...roduct_2415399
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Old 06-15-2017, 05:40 PM   #6
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Didn't Atari already do that with the "Classic Atari Game Console" that came with 101 built-in games in a smaller design? You can find them in Staples stores last time I checked they were on clearance for around $40.

https://www.staples.com/CLASSIC-ATAR...roduct_2406349

They also did a Sega Genesis one too:
https://www.staples.com/SEGA-CLASSIC...roduct_2415399
You're right, they do exist. However, the ones you described above are made by a company called AT Games. Here's the problem, though -- AT Games is not a very reputable company, and their products are rather shoddy at best, poor quality, and do not employ quality emulation technology.

Now, if this Ataribox is legit, it will be manufactured by Atari itself. The things you described above are not certified Atari products. If Ataribox is the real deal, it will be the first console directly from Atari since the early 1980s and into er, uh, 1990?, when we had their 2600, 5200 and 7800 consoles, and then the 64-bit Jaguar. So, if true, were looking at the "genuine article" that would only be emulated and/or programmed by Atari software engineers themselves.

Until then, only time will tell.
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Atari confirms its real.


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Sounds real enough to me now....

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2017/06/16/ataribox/

Atari CEO Confirms New Gaming Console With the “Ataribox”

Video game company Atari helped define the electronic entertainment industry from the 1970s to the mid-1980s with its iconic products such as Pong and the Atari 2600, but it hasn’t created a gaming console in over twenty years.

Now, current CEO of Atari, Fred Chesnais, recently shared in an interview with GamesBeat during E3 2017, that the company is finally delving back into the gaming division by creating a new console.

“We’re back in the hardware business,” he said.

Atari teased a new product called the “Ataribox” last week through a non-Atari web site, however, many people believed it to be false, although, little did they know that the video was showcasing a “brand new Atari product years in the making.”

With the console reportedly based on PC tech, Fred Chesnais also expressed that the console’s design is still in its infancy and the official reveal will be announced at a later date.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:02 PM   #9
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Why can't they just come out and say whether it's going to be a box filled with lame old Atari games that no one wants to play or if they are going to once again try their hand against the current consoles? Why keep us wondering?
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Why can't they just come out and say whether it's going to be a box filled with lame old Atari games that no one wants to play or if they are going to once again try their hand against the current consoles? Why keep us wondering?
There's no way they're going to create anything current. It'll probably just be a redesigned box that looks like the old wood panel VCS using PC parts that plays the old games riding the nostalgia wave that's going on right now. Also see ZX Spectrum Next (although that also functions as a computer and still has a good homebrew following).

My question, is it just pre-Jaguar stuff or also Jaguar?
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I won't lie, seeing that classic logo still gives me the feels!
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I won't lie, seeing that classic logo still gives me the feels!
Same here, as long as we forget about E.T!
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Atari wouldn't be stupid enough to get into the actual console wars. I'm sure it's just all the classic games. MAYBE another try at an android based console priced at $99.99. But that seems unlikely.
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They should really just make an emulator like the NES Classic, but have the ability to play all Atari cartridges. It would sell like crazy.
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Atari wouldn't be stupid enough to get into the actual console wars. I'm sure it's just all the classic games. MAYBE another try at an android based console priced at $99.99. But that seems unlikely.
I would actually love it if they did try to get into the console wars. A brand new angle that no one has tried before.
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One thing that's important to remember is that "Atari" is just a name now. The company currently using the name has NOTHING to do with the original company.
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One thing that's important to remember is that "Atari" is just a name now. The company currently using the name has NOTHING to do with the original company.
Doesn't mean they can't be a force again? Employ some true gaming people and tech guys. Yes, so it's a pipe dream, but we can imagine!
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Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.

Inspired by classic Atari design elements (such as the iconic use of wood, ribbed lines, and raised back); we are creating a smooth design, with ribs that flow seamlessly all around the body of the product, a front panel that can be either wood or glass, a front facing logo, indicator lights that glow through the material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD). We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.

As you can guess, those ports suggest modern internal specs. It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.

We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc. We’re not teasing you intentionally; we want to get this right, so we’ve opted to share things step by step as we bring Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so. There are a lot of milestones, challenges and decision points in front of us in the months ahead. We’ll be giving you lots more information and status updates as we progress, and we are thrilled to have you along for the ride!

Hope you like where we are taking this, we’ll be in touch soon.

The Ataribox Project team.

PS: Please let us know what you think via our social channels; and also please like, follow, subscribe, and share as much as possible!
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