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#51 G-type OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 9:43 PM

My guess is an Atari themed subscription box.


Edited by G-type, Fri Jun 9, 2017 9:44 PM.


#52 khooke OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 9, 2017 10:07 PM

My guess is an Atari themed subscription box.

What products would you get in the box though? Maybe not physical items, but downloads maybe? Or streaming game access? Getting very curious now, although, given the comments from Bill, it sounds like it's maybe something not aimed at the typical audience here, especially if it's not retro? Which by itself makes it all the more puzzling.



#53 Dr Manhattan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:52 AM

Will there be more info at E3 next week?

 

That's what I was wondering, but I don't see Atari on the E3 exhibitors list. Unless I missed them. Maybe they're being hosted by someone else? I wondered the same thing about AtGames. Sometimes they show up in another booth. 

 

http://mp037jm24.map.../7_0/search.cfm



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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:16 AM

Couldn't find them listed there either.  Only related thing that i spotted was  that Hyperkin are putting out a VCS/2600 version of their RetroN line, though - called the Retron 77, supposedly outputting in 1080p. 

 

http://mp037jm24.map...?ExhID=vKfzxkpC



#55 Dr Manhattan OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:23 AM

Couldn't find them listed there either.  Only related thing that i spotted was  that Hyperkin are putting out a VCS/2600 version of their RetroN line, though - called the Retron 77, supposedly outputting in 1080p. 

 

http://mp037jm24.map...?ExhID=vKfzxkpC

 

That's a heck of a find that deserves it's own topic. I follow their social media and I've heard no mention of this until now. 



#56 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:38 AM

Whoa.

" RetroN 77 Retro Gaming Console

The RetroN 77 plays all your favorite 2600 cartridges in beautiful 1080p HD. It's one happenin' pixel party for the senses. Marvel at the slick wood paneling; the on-board game and difficulty select; and the included premium joystick - perfect for all you one-button warriors. Can. You. Dig. It?"

#57 atarifan88 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:37 AM

Whoa.
" RetroN 77 Retro Gaming Console
The RetroN 77 plays all your favorite 2600 cartridges in beautiful 1080p HD. It's one happenin' pixel party for the senses. Marvel at the slick wood paneling; the on-board game and difficulty select; and the included premium joystick - perfect for all you one-button warriors. Can. You. Dig. It?"


Sounds like you need to start a new thread on his one as it may be even better than what At Games or Ataribox has to offer! :)

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:55 AM

Sounds like you need to start a new thread on his one as it may be even better than what At Games or Ataribox has to offer! :)

 

If true this would be great. If it included an SD cart slot that would be even better but to play real carts in HDMI would be great. I would assume or at least hope like other Retrons that you could plug in your own joysticks and paddles. The way it's worded with including a "premium joystick" if it even supports paddle or driving controls. I would certainly hope so or that would be a deal breaker for me.



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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:09 AM

If true this would be great. If it included an SD cart slot that would be even better but to play real carts in HDMI would be great. I would assume or at least hope like other Retrons that you could plug in your own joysticks and paddles. The way it's worded with including a "premium joystick" if it even supports paddle or driving controls. I would certainly hope so or that would be a deal breaker for me.


I'm with you there. My other concern is compatability with all cartridges including Pitfall 2 that has an additional chip.

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:38 AM

Couldn't find them listed there either.  Only related thing that i spotted was  that Hyperkin are putting out a VCS/2600 version of their RetroN line, though - called the Retron 77, supposedly outputting in 1080p. 

 

http://mp037jm24.map...?ExhID=vKfzxkpC

Wait, what?



#61 Thomas Jentzsch OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:45 AM

I wonder how big the lag is. Many Atari 2600 games would be really badly hurt by lag.



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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:20 AM

I find this article very funny.  https://segmentnext....ccording-video/

 

They think the console will be like the NES Classic which allows you to play multiple games from the past which is something(according to them) that gamers couldn't previously do in decades with old Atari games.  I guess they've been hiding under a rock throughout all the Atari Flashbacks that came out.



#63 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 8:50 AM

 

That's what I was wondering, but I don't see Atari on the E3 exhibitors list. Unless I missed them. Maybe they're being hosted by someone else? I wondered the same thing about AtGames. Sometimes they show up in another booth. 

 

http://mp037jm24.map.../7_0/search.cfm

 

AtGames is at E3, but not on public display.



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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:02 AM

Couldn't find them listed there either.  Only related thing that i spotted was  that Hyperkin are putting out a VCS/2600 version of their RetroN line, though - called the Retron 77, supposedly outputting in 1080p. 

 

http://mp037jm24.map...?ExhID=vKfzxkpC

 

That's what I've been looking for!!! I hope it isn't emulation.



#65 moycon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:49 AM

Ok I think I figured out what this is. 

It's an updated version of the 1976 Atari Video Music unit!

Very cool!

 



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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:53 AM

Ok I think I figured out what this is. 

It's an updated version of the 1976 Atari Video Music unit!

Very cool!

 

 

 

 

I kind of want to get one of these and run some Iron Maiden through it.



#67 Schitti OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:13 PM

lol,

the domain belongs to me by the end of last year.

i had registered both domains, because we had not decided on our projectname.
I therefore do not believe that we are surprised by a project that took a long run.
At least if the project has something big to do with the domain name.

ok, maybe the name finding was only briefly decided.

 

... but i like to be surprised.

:)



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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:55 PM

 

That's what I've been looking for!!! I hope it isn't emulation.

Of course it will be emulation, well maybe not, I am just hoping if it plays original carts it fully supports my HARMONY CART. IF NOT meh, I have enough 2600 compatible consoles and modded systems to support my 2600 games. 


Edited by OldSchoolRetroGamer, Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:12 PM.


#69 RupanIII OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:10 PM

Given what's going on with Coleco, I hope it's a version of what I was going to pitch them for a console idea. 

Android TV Box

A cartridge port for classic games. 
In this case, needs a 2600/7800 themed port... probably nobody wants a 5200 port, but, hey. 



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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:10 PM

 

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.

 

Not legacy hardware, partnership with another company that is not AtGames, and the name is "Ataribox".  Sounds like an Atari-themed Xbox to me.  Likely with something like Atari Vault bundled in.



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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:37 PM

 
Not legacy hardware, partnership with another company that is not AtGames, and the name is "Ataribox".  Sounds like an Atari-themed Xbox to me.  Likely with something like Atari Vault bundled in.

No. Nothing to do with any modern console.

And for others, definitely no cartridge ports.

Edited by BillLoguidice, Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:05 PM.


#72 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:39 PM

Is it a box, at least?

"Guess he's an Xbox, I'm more an Atari"



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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:44 PM

I don't really think it will compete with the PS4/Xbox One/Switch, They would be killed in the market

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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:46 PM

No. Nothing to do with any modern console.

And for others, definitely no cartridge ports.

 

So has nothing to do with vintage technology and when you say "Nothing to do with any modern console" do you mean that it isn't going to be a modern console because I don't believe that the person meant it was going actually be an Xbox with Atari Vault, he meant like an Xbox, and when you say nothing to do with any modern console it has me thinking you took it as that possibly, and that is why you said nothing to do with any modern console.  But it has to be a modern console if not vintage, if it is even going to be a console?  Right?  Unless they are just getting into streaming boxes like Roku or something?

 

EDIT:

I think I worded it kinda weird basically main thing I'm asking is that when you say "Nothing to do with any modern console" do you mean it will have nothing to do with an existing modern console or that it will not even be a modern console, because you already previously stated it doesn't have anything to do with vintage technology, which is why I'm confused?


Edited by SignGuy81, Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:53 PM.


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Posted Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:51 PM

Bill, will E3 next week have any Info? When is soonest we can expect news?




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