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#1 Goochman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 7:36 AM

Woodgrain is back in style it seems...............
 
https://www.ataribox.com/

#2 Sky7 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 9:34 AM

I was just on the Ataribox.com site. Very vague. What is this going to be? Considering there are several Atari flashback devices out there, what is this "Ataribox" going to be? 



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 9:53 AM

Very curious indeed.  Speculation that it might be yet another "mini" console.  Nobody knows for sure though.
http://www.thesixtha...-a-new-console/



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 9:55 AM

Very curious indeed.  Speculation that it might be yet another "mini" console.  Nobody knows for sure though.
http://www.thesixtha...-a-new-console/

 

It's not a mini console.



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:03 AM

This could be very cool. I'm not expecting PS4/Xbox One type thing, but it still could be very cool. 



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:22 AM

Maybe something that will play the original cartridges on an HD TV?!  That would be cool!  :cool:



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:23 AM

I think it should be a woodgrain-looking (actually plastic, of course) voice-controlled box that plays VCS sound samples on demand.

 

"Ataribox, play Pac-Man."

 

OK

 

BONK BONK BONK BONK BONK BOOOOOOP

 

"Ataribox, play Defender."

 

ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP ZAP DOOODLEDOODOOODLEDOOT

 



#8 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:25 AM

Maybe its just a box?



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:26 AM

A conversation was started about it yesterday over in the 8bit section.



#10 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:28 AM

Its woodgrain, it belongs here! :P



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:31 AM

Maybe something that will play the original cartridges on an HD TV?!  That would be cool!  :cool:


You're getting colder. ;-)

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:44 AM

Maybe a woodgrain looking box that is actually something more like a Steambox playing digital downloaded versions of the classics and possibly new games as well. Looks like there is some sort of ports that you can just make out in that video. Maybe for multiple USB type controllers you plug into something.



#13 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:45 AM

A woodgrain Steam-Box



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:47 AM

You're getting colder. ;-)

 

:(  :woozy:



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:56 AM

Now I'm wondering as I just saw the announcement for the 2017 lineup of flashback units. I'm guessing what was teased in that video is the new flashback 8 gold that will feature the largest selection of built in games including some Activision titles and 720p HDMI out?



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:56 AM

A woodgrain Steam-Box

hehe..Great minds and all that?



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:58 AM

It's an Atari laser disk player so you can play all those awesome laser disk games from the 80's!!

 

Firefox anyone?



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:00 AM

You're getting colder. ;-)

Well, it's obvious you know what it is and I'm sure you are not allowed to say.

 

If we are to believe the article that was posted above (meaning Atari has been working on this for a couple of years), then it is safe to assume it is not a Steam box. You shouldn't need a couple years to develop that.

 

With that, I'm a little more excited about this now.


Edited by pboland, Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:02 AM.


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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:03 AM

My guess is that this is not something from Atari. I say this because they didn't use the current Fuji design. An official Atari product would use the current design.

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:05 AM

Woodgrain is back in style it seems...............

 

https://www.ataribox.com/ 

 

I'm getting a "page not found" message

 

I checked another link and watched the "teaser". Interesting. With the atari logo in the new Blade Runner I wonder if they're trying to ramp up brand recognition again among the masses.



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:05 AM

Woodgrain is back in style it seems...............

 

https://www.ataribox.com/ 

 

Page not found :?



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:07 AM

How about this link:

 

https://www.ataribox.com



#23 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:08 AM

3 seconds of Google lead to this: https://www.ataribox.com/



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:13 AM

Now I'm wondering as I just saw the announcement for the 2017 lineup of flashback units. I'm guessing what was teased in that video is the new flashback 8 gold that will feature the largest selection of built in games including some Activision titles and 720p HDMI out?

 

This has nothing to do with AtGames. This is Atari in partnership with another company. It's not related to any vintage technology. That's all I can say.



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:18 AM

Teaseriest teaser ever. They did sucker me into giving them my email address for updates, which I am sure I will regret.






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