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#1151 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:38 AM

Unrelated to the so-called Ataribox, but here's other news from Atari and Fig.



#1152 JBerel OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:49 AM

I was like.....meh, then at the end I noticed that Atari has the same PR firm as the Coleco Chameleon.

 

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PRESS CONTACT

For Atari:

UberStrategist Inc.

+1.646.844.8983

pr@uberstrategist.com

 

oh snap!


Edited by JBerel, Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:50 AM.


#1153 Swami ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:59 AM

I wonder what's happening with this .  If they want to start a crowdfunding campaign, they don't want to start any later than October, and that's pushing it..  ie you don't want the tail end of the campaign running into december.
 I would have though this month was the time to go with it , especially if it's a 60 day campaign


Is it common for high profile companies like Atari to do crowd-funding projects or is Atari nearing insolvency?

Are they suing the Keebler elves to get more money to make their prototype without pulling a chameleon?

#1154 Ikrananka OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:00 AM

I was like.....meh, then at the end I noticed that Atari has the same PR firm as the Coleco Chameleon.

 

Now that's made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  I wonder if UberStrategist is related to Bell Pottinger :-D


Edited by Ikrananka, Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:00 AM.


#1155 Bill Loguidice OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:21 PM

Is it common for high profile companies like Atari to do crowd-funding projects or is Atari nearing insolvency?

 

I don't consider something like this particularly unusual for a company the size of Atari (despite some people fantasizing that they'd be going toe-to-toe with Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo in the console space).



#1156 vcoleiro1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:00 PM

Yes, much bigger companies than Atari have gone the crowdfunding route inclduing Cononical.

 

In relation to why they need to start the campaign soon if doing it this year.  They cannot let it run into december as thats typically when people go on holidays, and focus on crowdfunding should naturally drop.


Edited by vcoleiro1, Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:00 PM.


#1157 PlaysWithWolves OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:50 AM

Who says they need it by the holidays?

 

The campaign?  Forgive me if I misunderstand, but you may recall that latest email said the crowdfunding would be in Fall 2017.  Shipments would be Spring 2018.

Kind of strange they don't have the email put up on the ataribox site, but whateva.



#1158 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:31 AM

 
The campaign?  Forgive me if I misunderstand, but you may recall that latest email said the crowdfunding would be in Fall 2017.  Shipments would be Spring 2018.
Kind of strange they don't have the email put up on the ataribox site, but whateva.

Ah, I stand corrected. I am not subscribed to their spams, I just come here for the laughs. Speaker hat!

Fall starts on Friday, September 22nd and runs for three months. They still have plenty of time to meet their commitment to beg for money.

#1159 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 20, 2017 5:34 AM

4:02pm on Friday to be exact.

#1160 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:43 AM

Today's the day, can't wait for the BIG reveal. What's in the that box? Maybe it will be delayed, to make it even better! (simple as that)



#1161 PlaysWithWolves OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:56 AM

Today's the day, can't wait for the BIG reveal. What's in the that box? Maybe it will be delayed, to make it even better! (simple as that)

 

Whee!

They have until December 21, 5:44 A.M. EDT* to let us know!

 

*when Winter begins.



#1162 adamchevy OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:12 AM

Wait, people actually EAT that stuff?? Damn, I always just assumed that it was all artificial 'display food', you know, like those huge plastic cheese wheels and rubber cold cuts used to decorate deli windows.

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?


These panties are going in my wife's stocking this year for Christmas.
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#1163 lifemadesimple OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:36 PM

You gotta hand it to them, no one hypes more stylish vaporware than Atari!

 

 

(please be wrong)


Edited by lifemadesimple, Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:37 PM.


#1164 JBerel OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:02 PM

No one????

 

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#1165 Keatah ONLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:29 PM

I think people are here for the "drama" and amusement such kickstarters and vaporwares provide. It can be more fun than the real thing.



#1166 lifemadesimple OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:42 PM

I mean until they show us anything tangible- literally anything- I'm just here for the circus. It actually inspired me to make an account after five years of lurking.

#1167 high voltage OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:47 PM

I mean until they show us anything tangible- literally anything- I'm just here for the circus. It actually inspired me to make an account after five years of lurking.

So you just wanna post bullshit?



#1168 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 9:50 PM

Did you know the ICEE bear was arrested? They put him in the cooler...

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#1169 GoldLeader OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:07 PM

What's wrong with enjoying the circus?

 

If they had created a video game console instead of a premature hype machine,   We might be talking about something else.



#1170 frankodragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:16 PM

Sounds like Atari's trolling without any official updates.

 

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#1171 lifemadesimple OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 24, 2017 10:21 PM

So you just wanna post bullshit?


I mean, in all actuality I am very curious and hoping that it's something that exists and fills a niche. I'm not just here to post bullshit, but right now there isn't much else.

Plus, after trying the phenomenal Bentley Bear, I really wanted to get more involved in the 7800 and ST communities, so the ataribox news was just the final kick I needed to join. I'll try and be better about posting bullshit going forward.

#1172 toiletunes OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:06 PM

So I just saw a press release video, it is a bizarre marketing strategy. I don't get what the dancing guy has to do with that ataribox, but apparently they're never gonna give you up or let us down. I take this as a positive sign.


Edited by toiletunes, Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:07 PM.


#1173 frankodragon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:12 PM

So I just saw a press release video, it is a bizarre marketing strategy. I don't get what the dancing guy has to do with that ataribox, but apparently they're never gonna give you up or let us down. I take this as a positive sign.

Shat Astley?  

 

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#1174 leech OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:48 PM

Shat Astley?  

 

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Well I have now seen all that this life has required me to see.  I can die in peace.



#1175 elefas OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:35 AM

Well well, this is what I got into my inbox today from Atari:

 

http://mailchi.mp/at...41?e=83493d0a83






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