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#226 ferghead OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:51 PM

Tooling changes were not made - takes 30 days to implement new steel dies and then there is the costs involved. No time to make any changes and again this project was to be done with no hardware incurred costs.

I changed the design on my USB joysticks, if you look at the hubs that the sticks connect to, I changed them when a ribbed design to vastly increase the strength, increased the thickness of the contact tabs by an extra 1mm and changed the ABS plastic mixture to make it a little more flexible, less rigid and less breakable. Lastly so many complained about sticks unscrewing themselves, I created a "Lock Stick" design.


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I am strangely turned on right now. :lust:

I missed out on the Flashback 2, hopefully I'll be able to pick this one up, mainly for Adventure 2 and the new games I haven't heard of before. Thanks!

#227 ActionGeek OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 2, 2010 4:24 PM

Why is it that when I go to pre-order, they will only let me get a FREE size XL t-shirt? Are they assuming that Atari fans are all XL? I could fit in an XL with two friends. Give me a freakin' MEDIUM!!!!!

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Posted Wed Feb 3, 2010 7:46 AM

Curt, is there any word on when these will be released in stores--for Wal-Mart and Target? I would assume there will be a period that Atari sells them exclusively on their site before the big chains get them--right?

#229 famicommander OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 3, 2010 9:59 PM

I just preordered mine. Can't wait to get it, as I didn't get the original Flashback or Flashback 2.

#230 nathanallan OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 3, 2010 10:14 PM

I'd like to hear what athe sales are so far for this new FB2, they ought to be pretty high-- I know I've been talking it up to everybody.

#231 famicommander OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 3, 2010 11:34 PM

We need to help get the word out ourselves.

I posted about it on my site. Now we need to help spread the word through the major online gamer communities - Gamespot, IGN, GameTrailers, 1up, GameFAQs, and Giant Bomb.

#232 S1500 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 4, 2010 6:52 AM

We need to help get the word out ourselves.

I posted about it on my site. Now we need to help spread the word through the major online gamer communities - Gamespot, IGN, GameTrailers, 1up, GameFAQs, and Giant Bomb.


The thing is with "gamer communities", there are more video game websites(such as the ones you mentioned) then there are video games. A lot of "me too" video game sites. It's diluted, and often one news story will be copied to all the other sites.

#233 Curt Vendel OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 5, 2010 7:24 AM

Sorry, I don't have that info. I believe they are looking to I think Walmart and possibly Target, but that is not a solid thing, if/when I have more info that I can release I will let everyone know.



Curt

Curt, is there any word on when these will be released in stores--for Wal-Mart and Target? I would assume there will be a period that Atari sells them exclusively on their site before the big chains get them--right?



#234 lapetino OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 5, 2010 9:13 AM

Sorry, I don't have that info. I believe they are looking to I think Walmart and possibly Target, but that is not a solid thing, if/when I have more info that I can release I will let everyone know.



Curt


Thanks for the heads-up, Curt. :)

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Posted Mon Feb 8, 2010 7:39 PM

I've already pre-ordered mine!
I can't wait till it comes!!!! Posted Image

#236 Buck OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:04 PM

WHOA!! Where did Atari put the page for the Flashback2+ As of 10:03 CST, it is MIA. Link redirects to main Atari page and search comes up with no results!! What's the deal-io?!!

#237 Albert ONLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:06 PM

WHOA!! Where did Atari put the page for the Flashback2+ As of 10:03 CST, it is MIA. Link redirects to main Atari page and search comes up with no results!! What's the deal-io?!!

That is interesting.

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#238 Buck OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:12 PM


WHOA!! Where did Atari put the page for the Flashback2+ As of 10:03 CST, it is MIA. Link redirects to main Atari page and search comes up with no results!! What's the deal-io?!!

That is interesting.

..Al

Agreed. I have been debating pre-ordering from Atari vs buying from retail. I checked the link periodically. This was a surprise. (BTW, Hi Albert. Long time. I've been gone since the CC2 beta test days. I'll try to be around more.)
edit:fixed goofed up quote crap

Edited by Buck, Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:17 PM.


#239 Havok69 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 11, 2010 11:16 PM

Well it's being released in 10 days - guess you'll have to wait a little bit longer. That's what you get for procrastinating!

#240 famicommander OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:22 AM

Did they run out of preorder gifts or something?

#241 jaybird3rd OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:53 AM

Did they run out of preorder gifts or something?

Maybe, or maybe they're just winding down preorders now that the release date is so close. Whatever the reason, if you snooze, you lose. I'm glad I got my preorder in when I had the chance.

#242 famicommander OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:58 AM

Agreed.

#243 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:08 PM

I was just about to pre-order :x I hope they didn't sell out!

#244 Emehr OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:29 PM

if you snooze, you lose

Hey, this is the internet. You can't go around spelling loose 'L-O-S-E'. That's rediculous! :D


(I snoosed and loosed :()



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#245 VectorGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:35 PM

I was just about to pre-order :x I hope they didn't sell out!


I knew I should have bought 20 of them to resell at $500 a pop like that Odyssey-Hoarder-Guy...

#246 Buck OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 12, 2010 3:54 PM

What strikes me as odd is the fact that the page didn't say something to the effect of,"Sorry, we are no longer taking pre-orders at this time" Or anything, really. A redirect to the main page without an explanation is kindy crummy. Then when you navigate to the "Classic Games Console" link via Platforms, it just says "no result" It almost has the feel that not only are pre-orders done, but that the console won't be available later at all. Now that would suck.

#247 Gregory DG OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:02 PM

Glad to see the proper Atari logo is back. Let's not change it again, mmmkay?

Also, RealSports Volleyball would have been a great inclusion. Probably the most fun RealSports title in the 2600 library. Ah well...

#248 Curt Vendel OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:19 PM

RS Volleyball has been done already, it was time for some different titles, so I chose boxing, doubledunk (I was going to put in RS Basketball, but it has some issues so I through DD would be a better choice) baseball, football and hopefully if it goes international - people will appreciate RS Soccer being included as well. I was so focused on the sports titles and then trying to see if we could do a zero component change fix to allow the video touch pad to work, that I should've included Solaris and I wish I had.

Yes - seeing the proper fuji logo and not some stupid modern hybrid crap really warms the heart :-)



Curt

Glad to see the proper Atari logo is back. Let's not change it again, mmmkay?

Also, RealSports Volleyball would have been a great inclusion. Probably the most fun RealSports title in the 2600 library. Ah well...



#249 TwinChargers OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:38 AM

Any idea why Atari decided to take there product off its webpage? Even if they are not going to be taking anymore orders online, it would still be good to advertise for it since they plan on selling it through retail locations, correct? Getting rid of the page and having absolutely no mention of it on your site seems kind of odd to me.

#250 NinjaWarrior OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:25 PM

and when Target going to stock them??




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