Posted Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:55 PM
[quote name='Bill_Loguidice' post='1665910' date='Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:34 PM'][quote name='White Knight' post='1665906' date='Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:25 PM'][quote name='Bill_Loguidice' post='1665775' date='Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:59 AM'][quote name='MrAtari2600' post='1665770'
I suppose an argument can made for the opposite effect. While it would be appealing for the several hundred active enthusiasts still kicking around these days, it might turn off the inactive nostalgist. Some type of flash solution sadly might be the most practical solution for the mass market.[/quote]
It wouldn't turn off anybody. If they don't want to use the cart port, no one will force them too. It will come with 40+ games built-in.
I'm talking about mass market intimidation factor. The cart port appeals to people like us, not "Joe Casual". Obviously I'd prefer it and think it should have it regardless, but to play devil's advocate there's no particular advantage to having one for Atari and several negatives, including additional cost of materials, which would hurt profits.
As for your "ultimate dream" of Atari making a comeback in the console realm, considering it requires the company to be a huge international corporation with nearly unlimited funds to release a competitive console, that's a mighty big dream and would be the greatest corporate turnaround in history. I don't see what the big deal is anyway with needing an Atari branded console. Who makes the console shouldn't matter as long as the games are on there.
I'm for company loyalty. I don't try and sway anyone's opinion, nor do I put anyone down, so don't flame me for this:
I refuse to even play a Playstation or Xbox simply because Sony and MS were not in the video gaming business since the Golden Age or earler. I do play the Wii, only because Nintendo has been making video games since the 70's, starting out in the arcades. I don't play with new kids on the block. They have to trace their roots back nearly 30 years for me to even consider them. With that being said, I'll play the Wii, and would play an Atari or Sega system if they returned, and also would welcome systems from Capcom and Konami, companies that have been making video games starting with arcades for 30 years.