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#1 mckafka99 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:19 AM

https://www.digitalt...ari-speakerhat/

 

After reading the above article, it's almost as if there needs to be a sub forum just for all-things-new-from-Atari.  Here are some of the new things listed/mentioned in some manner:

 

- AtariBox (could aggregate all the existing threads in the sub forum)

- AtGames upcoming releases - with 5200 Games (??)

- Atari 'Speaker Hats'

- Atari T-shirts, hats, plastic Centipedes, posters

- A reality TV show called 'Game On' - "challenging contestants to navigate life-sized sets based on classic Atari Games in South Africa"

- Mention of possibility of MIssle Command and Centipede Movies or TV Shows

additional wearables

- other connected home products that will link to the upcoming Ataribox and other entertainment devices

 

 

It will be interesting to see what comes of all this.



#2 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:22 AM

Speaker hat. Because sound should come out over your eyes. 

 

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#3 RainbowCemetery OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:52 PM

i kinda want to play speakerhat



#4 RainbowCemetery OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:57 PM

alright i made it myself for some reason. https://rainbowcemet...h.io/speakerhat

 

sorry it ain't 2600 accurate i accept all incoming rebukes.



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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:05 AM

^ oh my god. That's brilliant!!!



#6 Eltigro OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:15 PM

Speaker hat. Because sound should come out over your eyes.

 

 

 

I see what you're saying...



#7 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:31 PM

i kinda want to play speakerhat

 

It might make your sunglasses vibrate.



#8 Keatah OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:39 PM

alright i made it myself for some reason. https://rainbowcemet...h.io/speakerhat

 

Someone needs to make a rom of this game and continue development. There's a lot of good play mechanics here.



#9 RainbowCemetery OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:06 PM

i'll consider doing an hd remake for the ataribox in exchange for a speakerhat



#10 JDTAY OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:16 AM

Honestly, they should have gone with a legionnaire's hat for the speakerhat. You could actually put the speakers by the ears, and there's bonus eighties nostalgia.

#11 AlecRob OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:08 AM

I fully support the new Atari. Naysayers be damned I have a good feeling about this whole thing. I think they could do really well.

#12 OldSchoolRetroGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 6, 2017 6:48 PM

Well it is ATARI labeled after all so I guess that makes it a collectible? Truth is I don't wear hats, not a hat guy, this admittedly sucks as there sure have been a lot of hats / caps etc, I would LIKE to of considered over the years. Anyway I am sure most of you are aware of modern "ATARI" as of late (HINT THEY ARE NOT ATARI SO MUCH AS COPYRIGHT CHASERS LOOKING FOR FUNDING) but that all said maybe as simply a collector piece that would sit on the shelf one might consider the new ATARI SPEAKER HAT lol
 
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#13 Eltigro OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 6:09 AM

Honestly, they should have gone with a legionnaire's hat for the speakerhat. You could actually put the speakers by the ears, and there's bonus eighties nostalgia.


Or make it a pith helmet and have surround sound...

#14 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 7, 2017 6:25 AM

Seems like perfect product placement to me. Atari: the speaker hat for asshats. :lol:

#15 MrMaddog OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 8, 2017 5:10 PM

There might as well be a market for speaker hats since snake people don't use headphones anymore (ie. blast out music through tinny phone speakers to "share")

 

But then again I have an Atari shirt I wear out in public so what do I know?



#16 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 8, 2017 5:25 PM

Snake people?

#17 save2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 9:59 AM

Snake people?

 

 

Yeah, they inhabit the island of Reptilia... never heard of it? 



#18 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 10:08 AM

I have no idea what you're talking about. I guess there's always a bigger nerd. Can't tell if it's you, or me though. 

 

Speaker hat!



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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 10:21 AM

I was 'trying' to be funny above, but I guess you missed the humor. :)

A search for snake people and speakers yielded these goofy things:

https://www.zazzle.com/snake+speakers

So maybe MrMadDog is referring to kids that buy these external speakers with snake designs on them. They must be all the rage right now or something.

#20 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 10:45 AM

There's still time to beat Atari™ to market. Should I buy a buttload of these things, and embroider UnintelligentVision or CloacaVision on them?

 

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#21 wongojack OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 9, 2017 3:47 PM

alright i made it myself for some reason. https://rainbowcemet...h.io/speakerhat

 

sorry it ain't 2600 accurate i accept all incoming rebukes.

 

Entertaining for sure.  It would be good if you could occasionally go above into the Fujis.  Maybe you could have a shield by pushing up or down that lasted for a sort time (ala Asteroids)



#22 RainbowCemetery OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:21 PM

i might clean it up a bit next time i'm feeling too idle



#23 MrMaddog OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:01 PM

I was 'trying' to be funny above, but I guess you missed the humor. :)

A search for snake people and speakers yielded these goofy things:

https://www.zazzle.com/snake+speakers

So maybe MrMadDog is referring to kids that buy these external speakers with snake designs on them. They must be all the rage right now or something.

 

Better read this then...

 

http://mashable.com/...rome-extension/

 

Anyway it's easier for me to type "snake people" than try to spell "millennials" (which i have to copy & paste BTW).

 

But it's true that people no longer using headphones with smartphones anymore, why else did Apple remove headphone jacks from their iPhones?  So speaker hats might take off...



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Posted Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:18 PM

New Atari Centipede comic

 

http://io9.gizmodo.c...artf-1797743018






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