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  1. Yay. Just noticed that the Atari VCS is now in it proper place under the Atari Systems section on the forum and no longer under Modern Console. Now it has joined the rest of the Atari family tree on this site and that is just as it should be. Thanks, Albert.
  2. @Albert Did this ever get a release in the AtariAge store or will it still be added there at some point?
  3. I put an in valid link in when I created this thread. Here is the working link to the article where Steam CEO, Gabe Newel responds to the question of if Steam will be coming to any consoles. https://www.makeuseof.com/valve-gabe-newell-suggests-steam-on-consoles/
  4. I don't think they would. This would just give them a steady steam of mainstream content (new and back catalog titles). As for the Atari OS store they should focus that on first party exclusive and HD 2D retro indie titles and other services that a consumer wants to add to their Atari VCS.
  5. https://www.makeuseof.com/valve-gabe-newell-suggests-steam-on-console I suspect that Steam is part of Atari's unannounced news that has been alluded to several times on the Atari VCS Founders Discord channel times by the Atari moderators who are telling us that there will be some big news revealed after the console has officially launched. When Steam CEO, Gabe Newell replies "You'll have a better idea of that by the end of the year." to the question "Will Steam be coming to console or staying on PC?" I can only think this must mean the Atari VCS. Atari announced a partnership with Ultra last Sept, but we have seen nothing of that so it is not a new announcement, but more of unfulfilled partnership. We have already seen Atari add a couple gaming services to the VCS so why would Atari not also add Steam. It seems Atari's strategy is more partnerships & services than making their own content and Steam has a huge library (new, old and indie) so this would fit that model. Personally I would rather have Steam than Ultra. - Barring additional delays it is the only new console that is launching this year that would be capable of running Steam what else is launching this year that would be a platform that could easy integrate Steam since by design the Atari VCS has standard PC components and runs Linux so that would make it easier to implement adding Steam and getting games to run that are in the Steam library than it would be with closed platforms with highly customized hardware & software such as the PlayStation, XBOX or Switch. - Why would Sony, Microsoft or even Nintendo be interested in Steam on their consoles as they have plenty of content and adding a third party game store like Steam would essentially take the cut of the sale from them since their ecosystem is profit from their own stores. - Amico which might release this year is ARM based, PS5, XBOX Series X/S and Switch have already launched and also are closed platforms in term of architecture OS. Atari has the only console with standard PC architecture. - Steam in the past few years has made moves to make the platform it own service by creation of the Steam OS and introduction of Steam Machines that promote Linux as a viable alternative Windows. Steam also wants to reach gamers who sit on the sofa as opposed PC gaming. Unfortunately Steam Machines didn't sell well as generic devices. The Atari VCS would give Steam a dedicated platform that opens a direct market to console gamers on a device from a company that is long established with console gaming and who is now selling a device that promotes Linux as a viable platform for gaming. - It is a logical and beneficial pairing for Atari since it gives VCS the steady stream of content that it needs. To me such an arrangement of adding Steam to Atari VCS OS would be a huge win for the traditional console gamers, since it in effect opens up PC exclusive titles to those gamers who miss out on a such titles since they cannot easily play them from the comfort of their sofas in front of their HD TV. The Atari VCS trolls will still knock the console and say that this just makes Atari VCS a Steam Machine and offers no value as video game console should Steam be added a service to the Atari OS. What they don't want to acknowledge is that there are many console gamers who aren't playing games that are on the PC since many of them have no desire to go through the hassle to to setting up a PC or some number of those gamers who are not technically proficient enough to do that or even those would find PC mode to be a challenge to get up & running on the Atari VCS. Overall Steam running as its own service on the Atari VCS OS would be much less clunky & confusing for those type of gamers. The Atari VCS can with Steam can make those games easily accessible to those type of gamers and open a market to publishers of a whole new audience they have no direct access access to on traditional video game consoles.
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    Wow! this game is amazing! Keep bringing titles like this to the Atari VCS as these type of games will be the bread & butter for the console. Compelling titles like this is what the Atari VCS needs among it library to turn heads and sell consoles!
  7. Jetboard Joust has officially released on the Atari VCS. This game is truly the definition of HD 2D retro style gaming that I hope consoles like the Atari VCS will be key in inspiring of wave of next generation 2D games.
  8. Tengen NES version version is only 2 player as opposed to 4 unlike the later Gauntlet II version published on the NES by Mindscape. Mayve a 7899 QuadTari can be released to handle 4 player since this support only1 button joysticks since it is intend as 2600 product and isn't compatible with 7800 multi button controllers. Personally I like the Tengen version the best. I do wonder if the 7800 XM (if released) could produce a version that could compete on par with NES Tengen version, or even the Mindscape version.
  9. Just wanted to hear from people who have programmed for the Atari 7800 as to their opinion if the system would be as capable of handling the game as well as did the NES. The closest thing we have is Dark Chamber's and the is the poor mans version of Gauntlet by far. Also the Sega Master system did version that is very faithful to arcade. Just curious how Atari's own 7800 could have fared given proper resources for a Gauntlet title.
  10. It was a commercial failure due to near no 3rd party titles to compel many people to buy the console.
  11. Still want this game. The Tengen Gauntlet on the NES was phenomenal for bring the feel, look, and sound of the arcade home. Could the Atari 7800 handle this as well as the NES did graphics and game play wise (now sound I know would need a Yahma 2151 or at minimum a Pokey chip to compete with what the NES had)?
  12. Wow, this is cool! I never knew of this Star Raiders themed McDonald's game before. Did anyone here ever get these at game cards McDonald's back in 1982? I hope some lucky kid got the Atari computer that was the grand prize for this game. Were the other Atari titles that McDonald did a game for?
  13. So exciting how the Atari VCS is very accessible for anyone program games for.
  14. This game looks like fun and the sprites are cute. A nice nod to 8-bit gaming. An original platformer is just what I wanted from my Atari VCS game library
  15. Good news that they are working on properly granting us access to the BIOS.
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