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#26 pboland OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:20 AM

 

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.

Partnering with another company isn't new for Atari (well, maybe the new Atari), but wasn't the 7800, Jaguar, and Lynx made by partnering with someone else too? Partnering with some one else seems like a smart thing to do for a company the size of Atari.


Edited by pboland, Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:22 AM.


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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 11:49 AM

Ok they got me to subscribe. :) Sounds like Bill knows whats going on. I'll just have to be patient.

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 12:12 PM

Ok they got me to subscribe. :) Sounds like Bill knows whats going on. I'll just have to be patient.

 

They got me too.



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 12:28 PM

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

 

I would LOVE this.



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 12:38 PM

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

 

 

 

I would LOVE this.

 

 

I would love this also, but it has already kind of been shot down by someone in the know in another thread about Ataribox.  :(



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 1:08 PM

 

 

 

 

I would love this also, but it has already kind of been shot down by someone in the know in another thread about Ataribox.   :(

 

Well, you already mentioned the topic in the 8-Bit thread. I didn't see anything that would shoot this down in that thread. What did you read that makes you not like this?

 

Never mind, I miss under stood your comment. 

 

However with that stated, just because it isn't an "original cart accepting" console with HD doesn't mean it can't be something really cool to look forward to.

 

That's my two cents.


Edited by pboland, Fri Jun 9, 2017 1:18 PM.


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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 1:12 PM

Well, you already mentioned the topic in the 8-Bit thread. I didn't see anything that would shoot this down in that thread. What did you read that makes you not like this?

I saw it too, from Bill Logiduice. It's not an AtGames thing, it's not a game box, he can't say more except that it might not be the kind of thing we would want.

Personally I dislike tease marketing and email address collection, and Atari's latest original works haven't been so hot. Atari Fit? Atari GameBand? Yeah, I didn't think so.

Atari Flashback 8 Gold with Activision games coming this fall is the AtariBox for us.

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 1:49 PM

 

Well, you already mentioned the topic in the 8-Bit thread. I didn't see anything that would shoot this down in that thread. What did you read that makes you not like this?

 

Never mind, I miss under stood your comment. 

 

However with that stated, just because it isn't an "original cart accepting" console with HD doesn't mean it can't be something really cool to look forward to.

 

That's my two cents.

 

 

 

 

To be clear, this is a current Atari product in partnership with a company who is not AtGames. It is not related to any legacy hardware. It's legit.

 
 
Whatever that means...

 




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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 1:52 PM

 

 

 

 

 
 
Whatever that means...

 


 

 

I think he means...it doesn't have anything to do with any vintage Atari consoles. (That means...something newer...modern). His statement about it being legit, is just that. It is a real thing and something Atari has partnered with another company for.



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 1:53 PM

 

I think he means...it doesn't have anything to do with any vintage Atari consoles. (That means...something newer...modern). His statement about it being legit, is just that. It is a real thing and something Atari has partnered with another company for.

 

Oh I totally understand the "legacy hardware" part of the statement. The "legit" is what is the mystery to me. 



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 1:59 PM

So if it doesn't have anything to do with "legacy hardware", then in all honesty what's the point?  They aren't going to have the resources to go up against Sony/Nintendo/Microsoft.  If it's an Atari themed steambox type deal, then it's not really worth the trouble since at that point it would be a glorified case mod.  I mean if it's a brand new console, the only way it would be even remotely viable is if it had built in software to create games for every Atari system, which would go against the "legacy hardware" statement.  Is there anything else that I"m missing as a possibility?



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 2:12 PM

Maybe it's a streaming service where you can buy/play Atari games from over the years. Examples : Alone in the Dark, Neverwinter Nights, Typo Attack, etc...



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 2:21 PM

To clarify, by "legit" I was responding to the thoughts that this was a non-Atari company. I was not being casual. I was stating this was actually the present day Atari.



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 2:56 PM

Maybe it's a streaming service where you can buy/play Atari games from over the years. Examples : Alone in the Dark, Neverwinter Nights, Typo Attack, etc...

 

 

 

I mean aren't most of those games on Steam already?  Or something similar? 



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 3:20 PM

 

I mean aren't most of those games on Steam already?  Or something similar? 

Yeah you're right, I had it right the first time, it's a laser disk player for the Atari 2600.



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 3:39 PM

I think a big clue is in the links at the bottom of the page... specifically, the Dev link, which opens my e-mail client with a new e-mail to dev@ataribox.com, and a subject line of - and this is the interesting part - "I’m a developer and want to know more about your platform".  So it's not an old-game service of any kind, it's a new platform that can be developed for.

 

 

I'm tempted to send a resume to the Jobs link, too, but I don't know what I'd be blindly applying for.



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 3:50 PM

I think a big clue is in the links at the bottom of the page... specifically, the Dev link, which opens my e-mail client with a new e-mail to dev@ataribox.com, and a subject line of - and this is the interesting part - "I’m a developer and want to know more about your platform".  So it's not an old-game service of any kind, it's a new platform that can be developed for.

 

 

I'm tempted to send a resume to the Jobs link, too, but I don't know what I'd be blindly applying for.

 

 

Unless they are making tools to easily make games I can't see that taking off.  Unless they have some billionaire sugar daddy that we don't know about.  No major company is going to invest the time or money for a small platform like that



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 6:29 PM

Um, Atari's version of an Ouya... Yikes...



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 7:11 PM

Looks like an experiment in bass sound effects and rendering to me.



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 7:27 PM

I hope the best to those connected to this project. Look forward to seeing your product in action.

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 7:41 PM

Will there be more info at E3 next week?

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 8:00 PM

Nothing beats a new box...



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 8:09 PM

New Atari Console that Ataribox?

 
Can someone translate this from Gooch into English?



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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 8:47 PM

Um, Atari's version of an Ouya... Yikes...


That was my thought too. They wouldn't do that, would they?

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 9:20 PM

I will be curious on what this is.  I probably will be disappointed, but you never know.  I loved the Ouya for what it was trying to do. 






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