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Re: Atari
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2017, 08:39:47 AM »
I look forward to Pong 2018, Pac-Man: The Retirement Home Years and Space Invaders: The Re-invasion.

Strange decision by Atari, surely it wont end well.
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Re: Atari
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2017, 10:25:44 AM »
They already did the mini NES thing with the Atari Flashback... don't recall much media about that being out of stock as soon as it hit the shelves.

Not sure how/why they'd think they could re-enter after all these years decades and expect to compete.

They hold a lot of great memories from my childhood and are a great part of history, but they should probably stay just that.

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Re: Atari
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2017, 10:54:46 AM »
This may just be an Atari branded steam box

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Re: Atari
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2017, 12:51:34 PM »
I look forward to Pong 2018

Sounds better than a lot of modern games. Where can I preorder?

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Re: Atari
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2017, 01:50:47 PM »
I look forward to Pong 2018

Sounds better than a lot of modern games. Where can I preorder?

Pong 2018 - The Flatulent Years!
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Re: Atari
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2017, 02:51:01 PM »
I look forward to Pong 2018

Sounds better than a lot of modern games. Where can I preorder?

Pre-order today for the low low price for $119 and get the pre-bonus triangle ball and fluro pink paddle!

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Re: Atari
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2017, 03:48:27 PM »
Breakout in 4k..... This Atari box is sounding better and better

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Re: Atari
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 04:28:16 PM »
I'll be looking forward to bezerk and space invaders in 4K. I played way too much of it.




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Re: Atari
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2017, 11:23:08 AM »
Maybe I can relearn how to clock Space Invaders and all of the counts for maximum points.
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Re: Atari
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2017, 09:03:34 PM »
I assume this Atari console is not the new one being hyped

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/games-consoles/games/gaming-consoles/atari/atari-flashback-8-gold-hd-game-console/463239/

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Includes 120 Atari 2600 favorites like Pitfall!™, Kaboom!™, Space Invaders Centipede®, Frogger and more!
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Re: Atari
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2017, 09:15:35 PM »
I assume this Atari console is not the new one being hyped

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/games-consoles/games/gaming-consoles/atari/atari-flashback-8-gold-hd-game-console/463239/

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Includes 120 Atari 2600 favorites like Pitfall!™, Kaboom!™, Space Invaders Centipede®, Frogger and more!

Surely not! Given they've already released 'flashback' before.
Plus, it seems pretty lame to build some hype and interest for something like this.

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Re: Atari
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2017, 10:28:16 AM »
 Pretty sure I have most of those titles available on my RetroPie!
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Re: Atari
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2017, 11:21:39 AM »
I assume this Atari console is not the new one being hyped

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/games-consoles/games/gaming-consoles/atari/atari-flashback-8-gold-hd-game-console/463239/

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Includes 120 Atari 2600 favorites like Pitfall!™, Kaboom!™, Space Invaders Centipede®, Frogger and more!

Nope, from the original article that Sarge posted:

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No, we're not talking about Atari's own "NES Classic", but an entirely new device that will sit alongside the Switch, PS4 and Xbox One Xbox One S Xbox One X.
Read more at https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2017/06/atari-is-making-a-new-vide-game-console/#sjroRcvCOroP9pCe.99

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Re: Atari
« Reply #14 on: July 14, 2017, 04:11:46 PM »
A look at the new Atari console exterior design. 2 editions - one with black and woodgrain, one with black and bright orange.

More details coming before July 18th.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BWL3TDhjlzF/
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Re: Atari
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 03:39:29 AM »
I don't know what the previous images released were about, but new details released: sounds like the console will be crowdfunded initially  :facepalm:




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First look at Atari's new console
Though no specs have been given, we do know there will be an SD slot, HDMI output and four USB ports.

"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," the team wrote in the newsletter.


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There is currently no word on pricing, features, games or a release date. Atari has said they are purposely sharing details step by step because they "want to get this right" and are keen to respond to feedback from the community.

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UPDATE 3.30pm: Since we reported on this story more details have come to light via a French note to investors issued at the end of last month. This note indicates the new Ataribox is to be crowdfunded, a detail which was left out of today's press release.

“To limit risk taking, this product will initially be launched within the framework of a crowdfunding campaign,” the note reads.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-07-17-first-look-at-ataris-newest-console

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Re: Atari
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2017, 09:46:58 AM »
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First look at Atari's new console
"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," the team wrote in the newsletter.


So... all we know is they aren't sticking the insides of an old Atari 8600 in a shiny new box but they want everyone else to pay for it to be developed in the first place.... because that model works so very well *cough* Ouya *cough*

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Re: Atari
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2017, 10:07:56 AM »
"Hey, we've got this really cool Atari logo thing.  Whatya reckon, we slap it on a box and see how many people will pay us to build, oh I dunno, a modern retro gaming console"
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Re: Atari
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Re: Atari
« Reply #19 on: September 27, 2017, 03:35:31 PM »
So it's like a htpc running Linux os? More like a steam box rather than a console.
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Re: Atari
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2017, 11:24:45 AM »
A linux PC that kinda looks like a 2600, pass. Pretty sure these will be hacked pretty quickly as well and the software will find it's way into the wider world.
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