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#51 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:10 PM

~$40 :)

That's a perfectly cromulent asking price.

If I had to just choose one, I'd choose the AtGames Atari Flashback Gold Activision Edition with wireless controllers and included wired paddles and 130 onboard games for $80.

Since I don't have to choose just one, this looks pretty good too, especially if it will use those aforementioned accessories.

It should be fun to exhume my old cartridges and play VCS on semi-faithful hardware.

Thanks for the spy pics!

#52 OscarGungan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:14 PM

I guess the sticking point for me is the difficulty and black and white switches.



#53 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:29 PM

Wow! This is exciting!!



#54 DrSidneyZweibel ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:38 PM

No pics of game on screen? Is it true HD? Upscaled? Shaders, or big blocky graphics?

I.e. How does it look?

#55 Noah98 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:41 PM

I'll probably get one for $40. Do want to know about difficulty switches and upscaling though...

Edited by Noah98, Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:42 PM.


#56 scotty OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:57 PM

Good lord people!!  It is $40!!!  FORTY US DOLLARS!!!  Just buy the damn thing!!   It is not like they are asking for your first born, and you have to mortgage the house!!  Most of you will drop $40 on beer on a Friday night, EASILY!!  

 

It plays vintage games, It is inexpensive, It is encouraging developers to make more products, I am buying it sight unseen.  I will worry about the details later.


Edited by scotty, Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:58 PM.


#57 godslabrat ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:03 PM

What's that thing to the right that looks like a squashed SNES mouse?

#58 Dr Manhattan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:17 PM

I'll probably get one for $40. Do want to know about difficulty switches and upscaling though...

Difficulty switches, bxw mode, etc implemented through software front end. Supports cartridge hot swapping.

Carts go in backwards

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#59 SignGuy81 ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:22 PM

I don't see the point in an upside down label facing the front.  After being used to putting the carts in the other way I can see myself trying to put the cart in and wondering why it doesn't go all the time until I'm like duh, the stupid designers made it backwards.



#60 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:23 PM

Currently does work with Harmony cart. This will remain pending legal dept approval.

Has 4x3 and 16x9 modes. Has color & b/w modes

Built around Stella emulator

Will work with track balls, 3rd party controllers, etc.

Heading back for more questions

 

Trak-Ball and Harmony support  :-o  -- Sold!!! 

 

Thanks for the pics and info. Doc.



#61 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:29 PM

Difficulty switches, bxw mode, etc implemented through software front end. Supports cartridge hot swapping.

Carts go in backwards

 

When does the pre-sale begin?  :)

 

BTW, this beauty could use a custom dustcover :-D  http://atariage.com/...1317/?p=2601066



#62 hizzy OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:30 PM

Any release date? :D

 

Thanks for posting the photos!!



#63 DrVenkman ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:32 PM

Difficulty switches, bxw mode, etc implemented through software front end. 

 

That's my only disappointment - I won't be able to play Starmaster. 



#64 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:34 PM

Good lord people!!  It is $40!!!  FORTY US DOLLARS!!!  Just buy the damn thing!!   It is not like they are asking for your first born, and you have to mortgage the house!!  Most of you will drop $40 on beer on a Friday night, EASILY!!  
 
It plays vintage games, It is inexpensive, It is encouraging developers to make more products, I am buying it sight unseen.  I will worry about the details later.

Yes. It plays old game ---on modern displays. Winning.

#65 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:57 PM

Currently does work with Harmony cart. This will remain pending legal dept approval.

Has 4x3 and 16x9 modes. Has color & b/w modes

Built around Stella emulator

Will work with track balls, 3rd party controllers, etc.

Heading back for more questions

Thank you for this. As long as perpheral controllers, Harmony, and DCP+ games work, I am golden! ;-)



#66 Kosmic Stardust OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:02 PM

Difficulty switches, bxw mode, etc implemented through software front end. Supports cartridge hot swapping.
 

Is it possible to toggle the difficulty/b&w switches in game? Accessing a menu in game to toggle would be a fugly solution. Some homebrews also use the b&w for pause, though if there is an in-game menu home screen, pause function would be redundant.



#67 DrVenkman ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:10 PM

Is it possible to toggle the difficulty/b&w switches in game? Accessing a menu in game to toggle would be a fugly solution. Some homebrews also use the b&w for pause, though if there is an in-game menu home screen, pause function would be redundant.

 

Some like Starmaster and Space Shuttle use them in-game to change modes. 



#68 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:13 PM

Thank you for this. As long as perpheral controllers, Harmony, and DCP+ games work, I am golden! ;-)

 

Ohh baby!  Can you imagine plugging in Space Rocks and a Starplex controller into this thing?  



#69 StopDrop&Retro OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:15 PM

The case looks pretty rough, the front switches and the back look 3d printed.

 

But I like this, I can see myself getting one at $40. I won't review it but it'll be nice to have.



#70 Velvis OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:21 PM

I don't really care about 1080p myself with old video games, I just don't see the point.  It is more important though IMO on newer consoles with better graphics but I mean there really isn't much detail in an Atari 2600 that gives the need for 1080p.  I just don't get it.  If the console is priced nice it might be a nice source for accessories though.

 

EDIT:

 

What I'm getting at is this.  If the console itself is incapable of displaying a graphic image in 1080p with full colors and detail then there is no point in displaying 1080p.  The Atari 2600 cannot do that, so you really wouldn't notice any difference if it were 720p or 1080p.  The only advantage I guess would be that the picture is digital and you get rid of any ghosting or other similar problems with composite or RF.  But I swear if they were to announce a 4k Atari 2600 people would go crazy over it, but just like I mentioned before you would notice no difference between it either and 720p via HDMI.

I think its more of a convenience/commonality thing than a picture quality thing. Its nice to know it can be plugged into any modern TV, monitor, amp, switch box, etc using a modern available connection.



#71 Velvis OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:21 PM

I don't really care about 1080p myself with old video games, I just don't see the point.  It is more important though IMO on newer consoles with better graphics but I mean there really isn't much detail in an Atari 2600 that gives the need for 1080p.  I just don't get it.  If the console is priced nice it might be a nice source for accessories though.

 

EDIT:

 

What I'm getting at is this.  If the console itself is incapable of displaying a graphic image in 1080p with full colors and detail then there is no point in displaying 1080p.  The Atari 2600 cannot do that, so you really wouldn't notice any difference if it were 720p or 1080p.  The only advantage I guess would be that the picture is digital and you get rid of any ghosting or other similar problems with composite or RF.  But I swear if they were to announce a 4k Atari 2600 people would go crazy over it, but just like I mentioned before you would notice no difference between it either and 720p via HDMI.

I think its more of a convenience/commonality thing than a picture quality thing. Its nice to know it can be plugged into any modern TV, monitor, amp, switch box, etc using a modern available connection.



#72 sramirez2008 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:24 PM

The case looks pretty rough, the front switches and the back look 3d printed.

 

 

 

Its a demo unit, probably put together just for E3 (notice the missing switch and port labels displayed on the box).  I like its overall appearance and plan on placing this between my Atari and Sears heavy sixers.  



#73 Schizophretard ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:25 PM

BTW: A donation for Stella would be more than fair, don't we all agree here?

 
I did so years ago.

#74 OscarGungan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:32 PM

If the other buttons are in menu it may not be that big of a deal. I have the Flashback Classics on PS4 and you can make the console switches appear and then go back into the game.

#75 OscarGungan OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:32 PM

If the other buttons are in menu it may not be that big of a deal. I have the Flashback Classics on PS4 and you can make the console switches appear and then go back into the game.




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