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#1 negative1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:27 PM

I wonder if this will make it to the US, i love the look of it.



https://www.funstock...andheld#reviews

Atari%20Handheld%20Funstock80-650x650.jp

Featuring a spectacular collection of classic titles including Asteroids, Adventure, Breakout, Centipede, Missile Command, Millipede, Pong, Sword Quest and many more!
Includes LIMITED EDITION Atari Centipede® Gold Coin
Reimagined design with immortalised "wood" effect
50 built-in games
2.4" screen
A/V Output
Responsive Buttons
AAA batteries required (not included)
Full list of included games below:

3D Tic-Tac-Toe (31 in 1)
Adventure
Air-Sea Battle
Asteroids ®
Black Jack
Bowling
Breakout ®
Canyon Bomber ®
Casino
Centipede ®
Circus Atari ®
Crystal Castles ®
Demons to Diamonds
Desert Falcon ®
Dodge 'em
Double Dunk
Fun With Numbers
Golf
Gravitar ®
Haunted House ®
Home Run
Human Cannonball
Maze Craze
Millipede ®
Miniature Golf ®
Missile Command ®
Night Driver
Off the Wall
Pong - Video Olympics
Quadrun
Radar Lock
Realsports Football ®
Realsports Tennis ®
Realsports Volleyball ®
Sprintmaster
Steeplechase
Stellar Track
Street Racer
Submarine Commander
Super Baseball
Super Breakout ®
Super Football
Swordquest: Earthworld
Swordquest: Fireworld
Swordquest: Waterworld
Tempest ®
Video Checkers
Video Chess
Video Pinball
Yar's Revenge ®
Note: This product is only available to purchase outside of the US/NA regions

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#2 Jin OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:04 PM

If only it had an SD card port I'd import one in a second! It's beautiful! :o

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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:38 PM

It's cute but has been backordered for months, lacks an SD card slot, and might not even exist. Just get a Flashback Portable.

Discussed here at 13 minutes in, but I think the whole thing is worth watching.


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Posted Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:43 PM

hmmm..

looking at the video, it might be a prototype.

well, if it doesn't turn up in another month,
then people are stuck waiting yet again.

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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:25 AM

I'm THOROUGHLY confused. This Atari shell company has preorder scam after preorder scam and never releases anything. Is this the same "Atari" that's licensing stuff to AtGames? or is that the old Infogrames? Or are they both Infogrames? 



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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:47 AM

I'm THOROUGHLY confused. This Atari shell company has preorder scam after preorder scam and never releases anything. Is this the same "Atari" that's licensing stuff to AtGames? or is that the old Infogrames? Or are they both Infogrames? 

 

 

The company formerly known as Infogrames renamed themselves to Atari after one of their bankruptcies. They license out the name and IP whenever they can. Yes, they're the same dotards running the "Atari VCS" crowdfunding debacle. 



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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:58 AM

 

 

The company formerly known as Infogrames renamed themselves to Atari after one of their bankruptcies. They license out the name and IP whenever they can. Yes, they're the same dotards running the "Atari VCS" crowdfunding debacle. 

 

An insult to dotards everywhere hahaaaa...



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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:52 PM

Oof. That's a shame. I was somehow under the impression that the Atari name had been split up but I think that was Commodore being separated from Amiga. 



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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:35 PM

Oof. That's a shame. I was somehow under the impression that the Atari name had been split up but I think that was Commodore being separated from Amiga. 

 

I don't know what you know so I apologize if this is too rudimentary.

 

  1. First, there was ATARI (1972, Pong times)
  2. then, Warner bought it, it blew up big, (Atari 2600 times) then collapsed like a balloon, millions of dollars in losses. 
  3. in 1984, they split it into 2 companies: Atari CORP (home consoles and computers, pre-1984 arcade games like Asteroids, Centipede), and Atari GAMES (post-1984 Arcade)
  4. Atari CORP was bought by the Tramiels, formerly of Commodore. 7800, ST, Falcon, Lynx, Jaguar. Bankrupt in 1996. 
  5. Atari GAMES was bought up by Midway, and is now owned by Warner (again!) ... think Paperboy, Marble Madness, STUN Runner.
  6. Bones of Atari CORP went thru different owners -- Hasbro, Infogrames. Infogrames went bankrupt, sold off a bunch of stuff (most notably Battlezone) 
  7. Infogrames renamed themselves Atari, still has the rights to pre-1984 arcade games (see 1up cabinets) and home consoles/computers (see Atari Flashback, Atari Vault)
  8. Modern Atari, like post-Warner Atari, is mostly a brand custodian, living off of past glories -- but even moreso than in the Tramiel days. They only have about a dozen full time employees, so they outsource development, and make money licensing the old games, which seem to pull in enough sales to keep them afloat but not enough to pull ahead. 


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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:21 PM

Thanks that is helpful. I lost track of it all after #4, I think.

So Warner / Atari Games is mostly a licensing arm for the more modern Atari arcade games, and is probably legit even if it's just milking existing licenses.

Infogrames / Atari Corp the brand licensing for all the emulated throwbacks that get Mr. Mullet so upset AND behind these preorder scams.

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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:46 PM

Thanks that is helpful. I lost track of it all after #4, I think.

So Warner / Atari Games is mostly a licensing arm for the more modern Atari arcade games, and is probably legit even if it's just milking existing licenses.

Infogrames / Atari Corp the brand licensing for all the emulated throwbacks that get Mr. Mullet so upset AND behind these preorder scams.

They're both milking old games. They're both legit, if somewhat creatively bankrupt. Warner publishes a bunch of DC LEGO and Injustice games. Atari mostly sells t-shirts now.

Warner (holder of Midway) has the games on the Rampage/Defender/Joust/Gauntlet machine. The first 3 are old Midway games, Gauntlet is from Atari Games.

Atari has licenses for the Asteroids and Centipede cabinets.

Capcom is Street Fighter of course, and Namco is Galaga/Galaxian/Pac-Man. Taito is Space Invaders.

I would not be at all surprised to see a future Mortal Kombat (Midway by way of Warner) cabinet if these sell well.

Of course they're all available in collections for ps4/xbone and ps3/xb360, no need to get little arcade machines unless you're into the little people arcade scene.

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Posted Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:52 PM

It just occurred to me that IF ...

Disney were to buy Atari, then they would have the Marvel Comics characters under the same roof as Asteroids, Centipede, and Tempest ...and Star Wars, and ESPN, and ABC, etc

which would be a nice counterpoint to Warner having Midway alongside DC Comics characters, HBO, . All presumably under the AT&T banner sooner or later, with CNN, Cartoon Network, HBO ... https://www.business...will-own-2018-6

The mashups could be epic if anyone cared enough about the old games.

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Posted Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:34 AM

I like the look of this product, too.  However, like Flojomojo said, just get a Flashback Portable as it has an SD card slot, more built-in-games, and definitely (2018 version) will be released soon.

I wonder if this will make it to the US, i love the look of it.



https://www.funstock...andheld#reviews

Atari%20Handheld%20Funstock80-650x650.jp

Featuring a spectacular collection of classic titles including Asteroids, Adventure, Breakout, Centipede, Missile Command, Millipede, Pong, Sword Quest and many more!
Includes LIMITED EDITION Atari Centipede® Gold Coin
Reimagined design with immortalised "wood" effect
50 built-in games
2.4" screen
A/V Output
Responsive Buttons
AAA batteries required (not included)
Full list of included games below:

3D Tic-Tac-Toe (31 in 1)
Adventure
Air-Sea Battle
Asteroids ®
Black Jack
Bowling
Breakout ®
Canyon Bomber ®
Casino
Centipede ®
Circus Atari ®
Crystal Castles ®
Demons to Diamonds
Desert Falcon ®
Dodge 'em
Double Dunk
Fun With Numbers
Golf
Gravitar ®
Haunted House ®
Home Run
Human Cannonball
Maze Craze
Millipede ®
Miniature Golf ®
Missile Command ®
Night Driver
Off the Wall
Pong - Video Olympics
Quadrun
Radar Lock
Realsports Football ®
Realsports Tennis ®
Realsports Volleyball ®
Sprintmaster
Steeplechase
Stellar Track
Street Racer
Submarine Commander
Super Baseball
Super Breakout ®
Super Football
Swordquest: Earthworld
Swordquest: Fireworld
Swordquest: Waterworld
Tempest ®
Video Checkers
Video Chess
Video Pinball
Yar's Revenge ®
Note: This product is only available to purchase outside of the US/NA regions

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#14 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:17 AM

Here's where we first started talking about this, more than a year ago. That's quite a delay, I wonder what the problem might be?

 

http://atariage.com/...dheld-funstock/



#15 Hwlngmad ONLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:10 PM

Yes, I recall viewing this discussion.  I don't know what the delay is.  Probably some legal and/or financial holdups.  Still, it does look cool, but has some serious shortcomings versus what AtGames is throwing out there.

Here's where we first started talking about this, more than a year ago. That's quite a delay, I wonder what the problem might be?

 

http://atariage.com/...dheld-funstock/



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Posted Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:56 PM

i guess people will find out something maybe by oct 26th.

i find it funny they keep deleting all the reviews that
complained. there's still a few left.

wonder if all the old ones will go live once its actually released.

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