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#651 GoldLeader OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:57 PM

We used to play the Hell outa (Kee Games' )SPRINT back in The day!....Hey, who knew it was actually called SPRINT 2?   I swear we all called it SPRINT and never even noticed that that was supposed to be a number;    But considering Sprint 1 came out in '78 and Sprint 2 was 1976,  The number did not designate a sequel, but rather the number of players.

 

 

I guess I did learn something new today!


Edited by GoldLeader, Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:02 PM.


#652 GoldLeader OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:03 PM

Perhaps we should change the title of this half thread to...

 

Hey Buddy,   Over here,   Do ya think there will be a New Atari Console?   You know the one,  That ATARIBOX??



#653 Chuck D. Head OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:59 PM

We used to play the Hell outa (Kee Games' )SPRINT back in The day!....Hey, who knew it was actually called SPRINT 2?   I swear we all called it SPRINT and never even noticed that that was supposed to be a number;    But considering Sprint 1 came out in '78 and Sprint 2 was 1976,  The number did not designate a sequel, but rather the number of players.

 

 

I guess I did learn something new today!

 

I sure would love to run into a Sprint 8 or Tank 8 machine some day. I remember playing Sprint 8 and it was a big bastard, but lots of fun. I remember being impressed with the cars being in color, even though I got stuck with a pink car.



#654 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:12 PM

Aww.. The Barbie Car..



#655 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:46 PM

If that ataribox is new atari console, that new atari console that ataribox thread belongs in modern gaming subforum, not that 2600. In other words, I broke! Thanks.


Edited by toiletunes, Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:47 PM.


#656 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:32 PM

If that ataribox is new atari console, that new atari console that ataribox thread belongs in modern gaming subforum, not that 2600. In other words, I broke! Thanks.

 

And that was after editing... ;)

 

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#657 tdp OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:12 PM

The Atari VR - an Atari console that is virtually real?



#658 leech OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:15 PM

The Atari VR - an Atari console that is virtually real?

The Atari VR - Very Retro..? 



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Posted Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:35 PM

Atari VR: Vapourware Revisited.

#660 JDTAY OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:02 AM

Well, on July 4th they said more info within two weeks. It's July 16th now, or 12 days later.

Let us prepare our hype.

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:22 AM

...unless it's delayed, "to make it Even Better!"



#662 Good_Times OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:33 AM

'Ataribox' = Jaguar 2.0



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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:12 AM

So I just got this in my email box having subscribed to Ataribox news

 

Along with HDMI, 4xUSB, SD ports, it also looks to have an ethernet port , power port and USB C ? port

 

 

 

First look at the Ataribox design.

Thanks again for signing up to learn more about the Ataribox project!

We’ve been blown away by the feedback since the teaser release, and today, we’re excited to share an exclusive first look at the Ataribox design with you.  

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Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari. 

Inspired by classic Atari design elements (such as the iconic use of wood, ribbed lines, and raised back); we are creating a smooth design, with ribs that flow seamlessly all around the body of the product, a front panel that can be either wood or glass, a front facing logo, indicator lights that glow through the material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD). We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.

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As you can guess, those ports suggest modern internal specs. It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.

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We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc. We’re not teasing you intentionally; we want to get this right, so we’ve opted to share things step by step as we bring Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so. There are a lot of milestones, challenges and decision points in front of us in the months ahead. We’ll be giving you lots more information and status updates as we progress, and we are thrilled to have you along for the ride!

Hope you like where we are taking this, we’ll be in touch soon.

The Ataribox Project team.

 
PS: Please let us know what you think via our social channels; and also please like, follow, subscribe, and share as much as possible!

Edited by vcoleiro1, Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:25 AM.


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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:26 AM

So, it's a... case? A dead sexy little case, but what exactly is going on in there? Do you have to bring your own Raspberry Pi?

#665 vcoleiro1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:46 AM

Well I did guess that it would be sort of like the Nvidia Shield TV, maybe with an x86 SOC instead of ARM.

It seems that guess is still well and truely on the cards


Edited by vcoleiro1, Mon Jul 17, 2017 2:46 AM.


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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:51 AM

First and foremost I care about the what it will do vs what it looks like.  



#667 mckafka99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:17 AM

I like the design - my first thought was that perhaps the (?) port may be a microSD slot.



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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:32 AM

I personally like the all black version better. I mean the wood grain looks cools, but that all black one just seems to be the one in my eyes. I like that it has an SD slot and when I read the email it sounds like it will have both classic games and modern games. Specs will most likely be the last thing they will tell people. My guess is we will see the controller next. However, being that it uses USB I'm sure any USB controller will work with it (assuming it has the right amount of buttons). Just a guess. 



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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:00 AM

Reminds me of a US robotics modem!

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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:04 AM

Kind of surprised that they haven't gotten on here to promote their product. 



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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:23 AM

If gamepads are in mind for those 4 usb ports at the back, then I would much rather they were at the front of the console



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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:35 AM

 

Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.

Been watching too much Game of Thrones lately, I totally read that as "the old gods and the new."  :P



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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:49 AM

Kind of surprised that they haven't gotten on here to promote their product. 

 

Why? Facebook is a far larger and more important audience. It's real social media as opposed to a BBS-style message forum. Reaching thousands and millions more. Otherwise.. well.. they'd have come here.



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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:50 AM

None of the pictures are showing up for me.



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Posted Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:53 AM

If gamepads are in mind for those 4 usb ports at the back, then I would much rather they were at the front of the console

 

Thats what I was thinking. Though maybe it's part of the Atari charm  ;) . The ST connectors were a nightmare!

 

 

I guess the gamepads will be wireless though..


Edited by MikeyBigNostril, Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:55 AM.





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