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#1 flammingcowz OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 10:14 PM

http://digthatbox.co...l#1307504691885

it says it comes with 60 games, saving games support, and a SD card port

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 10:19 PM

Where's Mr. Vendel on this? I'd think he woulda said so first unless he had to keep quiet about it which is always a possiblity you never know.

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 10:21 PM

You can buy one here:
http://www.creativem...ari_Flashback_3

Anyone want to trade me one for a heavy sixer?

Also the controllers look fatter on the bottom than the top, and like they have an extra button on the side. The bottom of the system looks different too, as you can see in the link to buy it.

Edited by flammingcowz, Tue Jun 7, 2011 10:22 PM.


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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 10:25 PM

You can buy one here:
http://www.creativem...ari_Flashback_3

Anyone want to trade me one for a heavy sixer?

Also the controllers look fatter on the bottom than the top, and like they have an extra button on the side. The bottom of the system looks different too, as you can see in the link to buy it.


Box pic is a render and there are misspellings in the description, seems odd.

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 10:34 PM

http://digthatbox.com/2011.06.05_arch.html#1307504691885

it says it comes with 60 games, saving games support, and a SD card port

Thanks for posting this. That is very neat.

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 10:57 PM

It's not ours.

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:05 PM

Thanks for posting! Looks great, I'll have to pick one of these up.

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:19 PM

They're not real, more flaky Asian knockoffs.

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:23 PM

They're not real, more flaky Asian knockoffs.


That was my first instinct when I saw the pics -- "Does not look quality enough for Curt & Marty to be involved!"

It's a shame that it's gone this far that the knock-offs are now becoming more and more prolific.... :|

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:29 PM


They're not real, more flaky Asian knockoffs.


That was my first instinct when I saw the pics -- "Does not look quality enough for Curt & Marty to be involved!"

It's a shame that it's gone this far that the knock-offs are now becoming more and more prolific.... :|




What's even more astounding is that these guys are trying to show it off at E3 when Atari has a booth there. Ripping off Atari's logo, ripping off games they don't have licensing to, etc., etc.,

Edited by wgungfu, Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:31 PM.


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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:30 PM

That is pretty ridiculous, I do have to say. Is Atari aware of it? Time for some heavy lawyering!

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:34 PM

That is pretty ridiculous, I do have to say. Is Atari aware of it? Time for some heavy lawyering!


They are now. I wouldn't be surprised if those aren't on the floor or that company's website much longer. I honestly think it's just the box at this point anyways, there's no actual console being shown off there from the pics and the console on the box is just our FB2 image with some weird knockoff sticks photoshoped in front.

And Basic Programming appearing in the list is a dead giveaway. The required keyboard controllers won't work with our AOAC because of the voltage difference.

Edited by wgungfu, Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:40 PM.


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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:37 PM

I just showed my wife the pics and that's the first thing she said -- "That's just that Flashback 2 thing you own on the box!" Pretty ballsy for someone to do that right under Atari's noses. Looks like it would be (granted, it's just conceptual at this phase) just FB2 knockoff hardware with SD card support involved, which means it's Asian piracy on several levels. Pretty crazy.

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:41 PM

Anyone remember the Super Joy III 72,000-in-1?

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Posted Tue Jun 7, 2011 11:44 PM

Its from the Pelican guys, just a Sunplus chip knock off.... same thing they did a few years back with their SD card handhelds... its also not a legally legit product, somebody is in a lot of trouble....


http://digthatbox.com/2011.06.05_arch.html#1307504691885

it says it comes with 60 games, saving games support, and a SD card port



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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 12:14 AM

Couple paddle games on there too (Backgammon -- I guess -- and Canyon Bomber). FWIW, I also alerted the marketing execs I knew to be at the show today.

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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 12:40 AM

I wish I could order one before they're taken off, but who knows if they even exist. A SD card port sounds like an amazing idea to me, but what could you do with save feature? How would it even work?

That's basically what gives it away as fake, that and Curt said so

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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 12:54 AM

I wish I could order one before they're taken off, but who knows if they even exist. A SD card port sounds like an amazing idea to me, but what could you do with save feature? How would it even work?

The Stella emulator can save your game state, The 'flashback 3' (quoted since it is probably not a legit product) probably works the same way.

Edited by roland p, Wed Jun 8, 2011 12:59 AM.


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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 2:09 AM

I've never gone from :) to :( so quickly in a topic. It would be pretty neat if a third revision of the Flashback came out that could potentially get new games loaded onto it without mods.

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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 2:27 AM

Curt and Marty both said it, it's crap. Want something better? Get a decent looking cheaper 2600 console, send it to a modder here from Atariage and have them work it up for you. Those are community approved and are of much better quality (in the first place and then the mods are damn near bulletproof) so skip that POS and get better, aim higher.

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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 3:46 AM

http://www.creativem...ari_Flashback_3

Edited by Matthew, Wed Jun 8, 2011 4:06 AM.


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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 4:35 AM

It was more than just a box, I played the device at E3. The game menu was shifted halfway offscreen, but it did have a lot of games and I played Yars Revenge on it. The main thing that seemed suspicious to me was the entire menu system was different - no more categorizing games, just a number of pages of game titles in alphabetical order.

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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 4:50 AM

Wow you gotta have major balls to show up at the largest video game show in the world with a knockoff Atari product right near the Atari booth. I hope they get sued back to the dark ages. :thumbsdown:

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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 4:52 AM

You can buy one here:
http://www.creativem...ari_Flashback_3

It looks like oyu can only buy from that website if you are a company?

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Posted Wed Jun 8, 2011 6:26 AM

B-b-b-but, isn't this what we wanted? There's a 2000+ page thread about the collective desires for a Flashback 3. SD card support!?

Note the Creative Mind website has some really bad misspellings & typos on the page.




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