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Title: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on June 09, 2017, 04:12:54 AM
I got this on email today and I'm curious as to what it is.  Looks like Atari has some new piece of hardware being released.  It's anyone's guess as to what this will be.  I doubt it'll be a console but looks like they are trying to emulate the design of the 2600.

(http://i1303.photobucket.com/albums/ag160/TrekMD/RVG%20Images/AtariBox_zpsbhhneogq.png)

https://youtu.be/5WNsmCpdhhY

https://www.ataribox.com/
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Post by: Greyfox on June 09, 2017, 07:31:38 AM
Wow. I wonder what this is ?. Could be unveiled at E3?
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Post by: AmigaJay on June 09, 2017, 08:57:56 AM
Would be interested if it plays multiple Atari home/arcade games not just 2600 games we have enough of those already!
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on June 09, 2017, 12:39:31 PM
I've subscribed to get more information on it.  We'll see what they've come up with. 
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Post by: Shadowrunner on June 09, 2017, 15:11:15 PM
Well that's pretty cool! Can't wait to find out what it is!
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Post by: zapiy on June 10, 2017, 09:00:50 AM
Omg that looks awesome.


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Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on June 10, 2017, 16:20:16 PM
There is a lot of speculation going around about it. They have clearly succeeded in generating the noise they wanted to generate with the announcement. 
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Post by: TrekMD on June 10, 2017, 18:44:37 PM
This article has some interesting info:  New Atari Hardware Inbound (http://retrogamingmagazine.com/2017/06/10/new-atari-hardware-inbound/)
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on June 14, 2017, 02:55:43 AM
Here is a video from [member=5327]nosweargamer[/member] talking about this device...

https://youtu.be/k-NrWaLNMhs
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on June 15, 2017, 22:11:15 PM
Saw this and wanted to share it:  Atari wants to get back into hardware, but not with a console (https://www.gamespot.com/articles/atari-wants-to-get-back-into-hardware-but-not-with-a-console/1100-6419745/).
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: Ryuhi on June 16, 2017, 13:46:26 PM
My guess from what is being said is a handheld console? That would take a lot of guts but with the 3ds being slowly phased out by Nintendo for the hybrid switch it does leave a place on the market for a more affordable handheld.
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on June 16, 2017, 14:33:05 PM
At this point it is anyone's guess but it does seem that whatever they decided to release will not a be a big console.
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: Shadowrunner on June 16, 2017, 19:27:43 PM
Here's another article about it:

https://venturebeat.com/2017/06/16/atari-ceo-confirms-the-company-is-working-on-a-new-game-console/

I want to know more!
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on June 16, 2017, 19:54:44 PM
This now seems to be a PC-Based system.  I guess we'll have to wait and see what it is they have in mind. 
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Post by: zapiy on June 16, 2017, 20:14:40 PM
Interesting, not sure there is a need for this though??


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Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: Greyfox on June 18, 2017, 19:46:52 PM
I think you have a valid point there fella, but it begs the question, what would all of us want to see here?, a official machine carrying a cross all the Atari platforms with the posiblity of an App Store to which you could purchase these games yet again, with a posiblle addition of classic Atari coin-op games, like Marble Madness , pit fighter, paper boy that type of thing?

Also I'm tire of seeing the Atari 2600 taking preference on these concepts, what about the 7800, 5200 , jaguar, Lynx and A8 systems getting a look in now? Thinking outside the box..especially the AtariBox has to be more than just another updated Atari flashback number, I've being thinking here what possibilities could they captivate here?
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on June 18, 2017, 20:04:56 PM
Well, this may not be retro at all from what I've been reading.  Seems like this will be a modern system; however, it would be cool if it had the ability to play games for the various Atari systems.  I think that would bring appeal to the system for retro gamer and modern gamers alike. 
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Post by: Cryptic33 on June 20, 2017, 13:02:23 PM
I hope you are both right. I am intrigued by this new box but very much on side with Greyfox regarding past titles. Just waiting to be blown away, though I doubt it. The Jaguar is a prime example of hype from Atari. Good console, bags of potential, under supported.
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Post by: zapiy on June 25, 2017, 20:23:40 PM
Cracking ideas GF, if they follow those lines I will be all over this at the right price.
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2017, 22:59:51 PM
Well, we now have our first looks at the Atari Box!  You can read about it here:   First look at the Ataribox design (http://mailchi.mp/fe72ea5be6f5/first-look-ataribox-design?e=%5BUNIQID%5D).

Just in case, here is one of the pictures.  Looks like they are trying to emulate the Atari 2600...

(http://i.imgur.com/xrmrNvA.jpg)
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: Shadowrunner on July 18, 2017, 19:27:29 PM
I like the look of it, now we just need to know what it does!
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on July 19, 2017, 00:33:53 AM
There's a black on black with red logo and lights also.  They both look cool.  Really curious about more details!
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: zapiy on July 19, 2017, 07:46:25 AM
Does look pretty damn awesome.


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Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: JoeMusashi on July 19, 2017, 12:16:40 PM
What's the speculation about what this thing will do then?


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Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on July 19, 2017, 13:21:13 PM
They are saying that it will play classic games and modern games but things are not very clear right now. 
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Post by: JoeMusashi on July 19, 2017, 15:47:09 PM
Yeah it's the modern aspect that's interesting. I guess the retro stuff is a straight forward question of what systems are emulated. Is this some sort of Android based stuff or more bespoke, I wonder. I reckon it will be fed from the web at least.


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Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: Dreamcast Gamer on July 19, 2017, 19:43:01 PM
I wonder if Atari will develop any new games based on their classic franchises for it.  That's what I'm hoping for.
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on July 20, 2017, 02:12:38 AM
I guess we'll have to wait to find out. 
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: JoeMusashi on July 20, 2017, 13:36:55 PM
Don't wait.......SPECULATE!!
Is it a Netflix style system? Will it be like the OUYA and fail just as spectacularly? Do Atari even know what it is, or what it wants to create? Is that why they're 'holding back' information in the hope that we'll speculate and they can gauge what we want as consumers? 4K Pacman!



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Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on July 20, 2017, 18:52:53 PM
LOL  It'll be a uberpowered Atari 26,000 capable of 3D virtual reality gaming, 4K resolution, CD/DVD/BD playback, with online capablities that include multimedia (video, music, and streaming services).  How's that for speculation?  :)
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on August 31, 2017, 04:27:43 AM
I got this email today:

Ataribox: Coming Soon!

The buzz on Ataribox continues to grow, and we can’t wait to share more news in the weeks ahead.
 
Ataribox will first be made available via a crowdfunding campaign this Fall 2017 with shipments planned to start in Spring 2018.
 
Why Crowdfunding? Amazing brands are driven by amazing communities. Coming back to hardware is an important step for Atari, and something we intend to do carefully, hand-in-hand with the Atari community that loves our brand as much as we do. Crowdfunding is the ultimate community approach to bring great products to life; and for Atari, it allows us to reward our community with exclusive access, special editions, and include them as active participants in the rollout of the Ataribox.
 
Sign up now at www.ataribox.com to join our community and be among the first to get news and updates!
 
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: Shadowrunner on August 31, 2017, 16:27:41 PM
Cool, sounds like we should know more about it soon.
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 29, 2017, 01:25:34 AM
More info! http://www.pcgamer.com/amp/ataribox-will-run-linux-and-amd-custom-processor-will-cost-300/

Definitely more expensive than I thought it would be, and at that price I just don't know who this is for.
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: TrekMD on September 29, 2017, 03:53:21 AM
That is pricey indeed!  Why would anyone with a PS4 or XboxOne need this?
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: zapiy on September 29, 2017, 09:17:51 AM
This will be a massive fail b


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Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: Ryuhi on September 29, 2017, 10:29:31 AM
Right idea. Horrible execution:/
Title: Re: Atari Box
Post by: Saturn on October 06, 2017, 16:59:47 PM
More info! http://www.pcgamer.com/amp/ataribox-will-run-linux-and-amd-custom-processor-will-cost-300/

Definitely more expensive than I thought it would be, and at that price I just don't know who this is for.
Ha, this sounds awesome. I'm in 8)