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THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« on: July 18, 2017, 08:49:33 am »
http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a833341/atari-ataribox-first-look/

What in the world??

Atari is releasing a new console. Is this real life??

 :o I wonder if they'll set up a 'virtual console' type thing, and become a digital distributor like Sony and Nintendo are doing. Just blows my mind.
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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2017, 10:00:42 am »
It's a nice-looking box, I'll give it that.  But considering the dismal failure of the Ouya or even of "Steam Machines", it seems unlikely there is much room in the market for something like this.
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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2017, 10:47:48 pm »
Will it do better than the Coleco Chameleon? :P

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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 02:03:49 am »
http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a833341/atari-ataribox-first-look/

What in the world??

Atari is releasing a new console. Is this real life??

 :o I wonder if they'll set up a 'virtual console' type thing, and become a digital distributor like Sony and Nintendo are doing. Just blows my mind.

Obligatory it's not Atari, but actually infogrames. I don't expect anything good from this considering the crap we've gotten from infrotari these last years. At least it will be a pleasant surprise if it turns out to be a decent box.

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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 06:48:07 pm »
I think the AtariBox was made to atone for the failure of the Atari Jaguar and will try to not make the same mistake again.

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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 08:53:27 pm »
Will it do better than the Coleco Chameleon? :P
The SNES? No. Unless you want to specifically refer to the Jr. model, then maybe.
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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 05:40:25 pm »
I'm just wondering about the controller design. I hope it isn't a joystick. :P
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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017, 06:14:00 am »
Lol I don't know what games will be on it, but I know what game most likely won't be on it- E.T.

The game that they single-handedly held responsible for the crash of the videogame market in the '80s.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2017, 08:07:40 am »
Lol I don't know what games will be on it, but I know what game most likely won't be on it- E.T.

The game that they single-handedly held responsible for the crash of the videogame market in the '80s.
Since the game is that famous, I expect they would sell more units if they could include it.  But such titles are often produced under a limited license and I doubt they could easily negotiate for its re-release.
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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2017, 01:19:14 am »
E.T. HD VR remake, for irony.

Cuz, ya know, there are going to be updates of Bubsy and Shaq-Fu, so why not?

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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2017, 04:19:23 am »
Obligatory it's not Atari, but actually infogrames.

I have to echo this, the way the article talks makes it sound like Atari is one company that have been going for decades like Nintendo, rather than one which ceased to exist in 1984 and since then has been passed around big companies, and now is little more than a logo. The company that made the 2600, the one that made the Jaguar, and now this, are all different companies.

As for this, it's unlikely to even come out, and if it does it'll be a failure for sure. What's in the box? Who cares, they got a headline so they don't need to actually make anything.

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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2017, 10:14:18 am »
I bet it's not as cool as the Venga Bus. https://youtu.be/6Zbi0XmGtMw

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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2017, 12:39:36 pm »
Quote
updates of Bubsy

Welp! There goes my hope for humanity. :P

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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2017, 07:35:05 pm »
As for this, it's unlikely to even come out, and if it does it'll be a failure for sure. What's in the box? Who cares, they got a headline so they don't need to actually make anything.

Yeah, this doesn't sound like ultra nerd computer programmers being dismissive of things the way I've been seeing at RHDN for years, nope not at all, nuh uh

Never change, guys. :)
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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2017, 03:23:01 am »
Yeah, this doesn't sound like ultra nerd computer programmers being dismissive of things the way I've been seeing at RHDN for years, nope not at all, nuh uh

Never change, guys. :)

The current Atari does have an appalling track record of recent releases that do not do it any favors:

  • Ran alone in the dark into the ground from a mediocre to bad 2011 reboot to a 2015 game that's much worse.
  • Put out the worst rollercoaster tycoon games on mobile and pc making people shift their focus on the actual games made by the devs like planet coaster. RCT2 mobile was good, but that was because it was a passion project by Chris Sawyer.
  • Does anyone remember haunted house? I only know because of video reviews, the game was bad.
  • Revived dungeon keeper for a crappy mobile cash drain. Take a look at war for the overworld a better attempt at modern DK games.
  • Putting out a kickstarter(!) for a console with a nice render making media jump out of their chairs with joy, without anything substantial to show for it.

Like I said, I don't expect anything for this, especially with this track record. I prefer to be pleasantly surprised by a good product, rather than hyping it up to high heavens only for it to crash down on us.

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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2017, 07:31:46 am »
Like I said, I don't expect anything for this, especially with this track record. I prefer to be pleasantly surprised by a good product, rather than hyping it up to high heavens only for it to crash down on us.

Your bulleted list of smart facts notwithstanding, is there anything wrong with merely saying "Oh neat, this is crazy." You're so analytical, man. Sometimes you've just got to let experiences wash over you. Live in the moment. Have fun...

I dunno, I suppose it's a matter of personal preference, but I prefer to sort of back off the heat in my mind sometimes...I'm getting older and older and excitement isn't doing me any favors (as many of you have no doubt noticed over the years).
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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2017, 08:59:05 pm »
If they really want to make headlines, they should just announce Custer's Revenge HD Remaster for Ataribox.

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Re: THE ATARIBOX IS COMING
« Reply #17 on: July 28, 2017, 07:23:24 am »
If they really want to make headlines, they should just announce Custer's Revenge HD Remaster for Ataribox.

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« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2017, 08:55:47 am »
You would think it was bad enough to be known pretty much exclusively for being very badly slaughtered by Indians, but no, history had to shit on General Custer one more time by making him the subject of a porn game for the Atari.
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