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Atari Announces New Console, Ataribox
#1  June 17, 2017, 05:16:03 pm
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Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat in an exclusive interview that his fabled video game company is working on a new game console.

In doing so, the New York company might be cashing in on the popularity of retro games and Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition, which turned out to be surprisingly popular for providing a method to easily play old games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda in HD on a TV.

Last week, Atari began teasing a new product called the Ataribox.The video released on a non-Atari web site showed a picture of some kind of hardware product, but many people wondered if the teaser was fake. Others had no idea what the video was showing about a “brand new Atari product years in the making.”

After all, nobody makes a game console with wood-grain siding. But at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Chesnais told me that the rumors are true.

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

Chesnais declined to describe a lot of details about the console. But he said it is based on PC technology. He said Atari is still working on the design and will reveal it at a later date.

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

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#2  June 17, 2017, 05:29:39 pm
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ataribox
Lame name. I'd have gone with Atarix.
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#3  June 17, 2017, 05:36:46 pm
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Atari isn't even really Atari anymore, this can't be anything other than some emubox like the NES Classic or some Androidbox like the Ouya
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#4  June 17, 2017, 08:44:10 pm
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#5  June 17, 2017, 09:34:50 pm
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that console still looks like my alarm clock

and paperweight furniture
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#6  June 17, 2017, 10:11:54 pm
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yeah seems more like a retro console novelty... I doubt it will try to compete with the big dogs
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#7  June 17, 2017, 10:57:07 pm
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I hope it is not a failure, as it was the jaguar
Not that the console was a failure .... but the actual conduct of the project itself was
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#8  June 17, 2017, 11:10:15 pm
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I hope it is not a failure, as it was the jaguar
Not that the console was a failure .... but the actual conduct of the project itself was

Oh no, the Jaguar was a failure on every level. It sold poorly, its games library had only one real standout (AvP), its controller was shit, and its claim to fame (that it has 64 bit graphics) was a lie.
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#9  June 17, 2017, 11:14:16 pm
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indeed, you is right
But I liked some exclusive games ...
That new videogame could emulate all the games of the previous atari consoles
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#10  June 17, 2017, 11:27:23 pm
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My curiosity has never peeked any higher than this...
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#11  June 18, 2017, 01:10:47 am
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While I'm definitely interested if it's something new and not just a plug and play, one also has to remember Atari's very spotty track record with games (even if this isn't the same Atari):

- Massive overconfidence during the 2600's life, expecting Pac-Man and ET to sell insanely hard even when they were objectively crap as well as having essentially no way to weed out the crap.
- The 5200 being designed to replace the 2600....by being outlandishly massive, having unreliable and confusing controllers, and having mostly upgraded 2600 games.
- The 7800 basically being an upgraded 2600 in the times of the NES and SMS.
- The Jaguar having ridiculous marketing and a very hard to work with development layout thus dropping support like a rock.
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#12  June 19, 2017, 10:43:58 am
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I hope it is not a failure, as it was the jaguar
Not that the console was a failure .... but the actual conduct of the project itself was

Oh no, the Jaguar was a failure on every level. It sold poorly, its games library had only one real standout (AvP), its controller was shit, and its claim to fame (that it has 64 bit graphics) was a lie.
Bruh, Jaguar birthed Rayman.
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#13  June 19, 2017, 11:37:33 am
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it has wood verneer ... probably the joystick is machined out of solid aluminum block
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#14  June 19, 2017, 03:43:01 pm
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Oh, let's do The Odyssey!
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#15  June 19, 2017, 03:47:35 pm
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Bruh, Tempest 2000 is a legitimately good Jaguar game, even if it had PC and Saturn release as well
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#16  September 26, 2017, 04:10:53 pm
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Bump for recent news on this, thanks to subscribing Atari newsletter:
http://mailchi.mp/ataribox/first-look-ataribox-design-36241
(tell me is this can't be seen to copy-paste the info)

tl;dr the upcoming Ataribox will be a PC with Linux, a Smart TV, an Atari Flashback (tons of preloaded classic Atari games inside) AND a proper console (with companies and games for confirm soon). OK, this becomes more interesting now

EDIT: Atari posted some good quality images of the console on Ataribox's official FB
https://www.facebook.com/atariboxofficial/posts/358671904570732
Last Edit: September 26, 2017, 04:25:34 pm by Basara Travers
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#17  September 26, 2017, 07:14:46 pm
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sounds awesome, a crowdfunded small console that's kinda like a pc. never seen anything like it, it'll probably be a huge success
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#18  September 26, 2017, 07:48:15 pm
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Now listen all you boys and girls,
All around the world,
Don't be afraid to get up and move!
You know that we're all Super Stars,
We're the ones that made it this far!
Put a smile on that face,
There's no time to waste,
Oh, let's do The Odyssey!
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#19  September 27, 2017, 05:05:58 pm
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last time i check is that atari sold most of their game rights to another company and they didn't pay the developers any royalties because they filed bankruptcy which is bullshit cause they got 100m from sega.