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Posted Sun Mar 13, 2005 9:37 PM
Why doesn't someone ask the person who owns the Marai, or perhaps someone who worked at late the 80's/early nineties Atari, if they know what the Marai is? It seems strange that this item is a complete mystery.
Posted Mon Mar 14, 2005 10:06 AM
Posted Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:03 PM
I would love to see an interview with one or two of the Tramiels to help solve some of these mysteries. However, I suspect that due to much of the "anti-Tramielism" (if I can use that "word") on Atari forums that it is doubtful they would agree to any interviews regarding Atari.
Posted Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:24 PM
Posted Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:41 PM
I told him I was having problems with my 7800 and needed assistance. He told me to call customer service
Posted Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:51 PM
I called Jack last summer at like 4am and woke his ass out of bed. I told him I was having problems with my 7800 and needed assistance. He told me to call customer service
Posted Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:52 PM
Now that would be cool.
Do you have a link for that interview by chance (or is it worth reading)?
Posted Mon Mar 14, 2005 8:22 PM
As much as I don't want to advocate prank phone calls to senior citizens- good lord that is absolutely hilarious! Way to go, Ferris!!! His response is rather uproarious, too.
Would it be incorrect to suspect there was a small amount of alcohol lubricating that phone call.
It is probably a very responsible decision not to publish that phone number, although listed phone numbers are ridiculously easy to find in this day and age.
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Posted Sat May 24, 2014 11:52 AM
Bumping this thread just cause today was the first time I came across any info on this!
I came across an article and some pictures here:
There's also a link there to this thread.
And there's a link also to this site that has more info and discussion on it:
Posted Sat May 24, 2014 7:19 PM
Interesting.. Marty says this will be address in the upcoming book... must have missed that...
1) Two different Ataris. The one involved in the Nintendo deal was Atari Inc. (and a lot of what's been posted on the web is only half accurate). The one with the Genesis deal was Atari Corp.nope. I know absolutely nothing about it. I read it in EGM
(this was when EGM was fairly credible not the rag it is now) and on the internet. there was never any detail on the deal--unlike the Atari-Nintendo Famicom deal, where there was some detail on the web, and probably in magazines & books.
2) The details are: SEGA, disappointing with Tonka, came to Atari Corp. wanting to have the Megadrive manufactured and distributed in the U.S. under an Atari branded name. Head of Atari Corp., Jack Tramiel, didn't want just the U.S. rights, he would rather have world rights excluding Japan. They couldn't come to an agreement and SEGA moved on. Jack wanting more than U.S. rights wasn't off, Nintendo was looking to give Atari Inc. world rights as well.You'd be 99% off. The Mirai only had to do with consoles, and no - it had nothing to do with Neo-Geo either. We already tracked down what it was for and it'll be in our next book.As an Atari enthusiast, I'm still intrigued by this machine (and one who actually liked the industrial design of it and the XE Game System). Wish I knew what the story was.
I'm also 99% certain there was also an Atari Mirai desktop system prototype but having trouble at the moment locating photos.
Posted Sun Jun 1, 2014 1:32 PM
So that book is out now isn't it? Anyone who bought it care to share the 411?
Posted Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:45 AM
Haven't finished it.
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