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Raticon

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  1. My argument according to the chart: Sega Doesn't understand Target stores... ...what a lousy argument, because neither does Atari.
  2. The Flashback Legends certainly has some interesting games on it but sure has a... "unique" look to it. But the Flashback X sure does have a great design with those "real" switches and all, but I might be biased as I believe my Light Sixer is at the pinnacle of console design. Would love to get one when they arrive here in Europe.
  3. Yeah I know. He has been inconsistent on that part, but I do think that his brand loyalty is gone for real this time around, and the only thing clinging him to Atari SA is his stocks value. Which in itself tells us all something.
  4. Well in my eyes Pdubs has gained at least a fair degree of respect from me. Why? He has at least gotten the Atari SA branded blindfold away from his eyes and admits to a degree that he was wrong about the whole ordeal. You dont have to look far to find dozens or more who vehemently defend Atari SA and the so far nonexistent VCS with tooth and nail with absurd fanaticism. We should be happy about people starting to look at this company with more critical eyes regardless of past opinions. Quite a bunch have come to this site and regretted their preorders. Historian was also under severe flak fire from us when he took Ataris and Feargals side last year without any apparent critical thinking, and now he is welcome again.
  5. Ladies and Tacomen. Se have our official FAQ.
  6. I saw that the pigeon is named "Yuji Pigeon". Isn't that a bit too close to "Fuji Pigeon" to be a coincidence?
  7. Thank you. That one flew over my head. Yes I do like hard hat. Some good competition in there if you are playing with a friend.
  8. Tommy, could you enlighten someone like me who's incredibly out of the loop on which games from the Intellivision Flashback that you still have the rights to and which might see a revived version? I am extremely partial to B17 Bomber, Crown of Kings, Hard Hat, Shark Shark, Snafu and Thin Ice. 😎
  9. Tommy sure is everything that NewTari isn't. Open, honest, humble, communicative and enthusiastic.
  10. Amazing progress! Besides owning and playing a Flashback Intellivision I have had no experience from the Inty before, but your enthusiasm and openness of development has made me a fan of yours. I'm looking forward to see some games in action. I wish you all the luck and success you can handle.
  11. Just popping in to see if anything has changed. Apparently not. Oh good old Mike Kennedy. My take is that MK started out with honest, if impossible and delusional, intentions. He then discovered that hardware is hard and expensive and talk was cheap, and that horrible combination made him ultimately transition to pure con artist as he desperately needed $$$ to get him out from the mountains of promises and "simple as that!"'s Atari SA is different in the way that MK spoke too much and promised everyone the moon. ASA doesn't speak at all, and that makes their intentions more enigmatic, but I am all for the theory that I first read here that they are looking to prop up the brand then sell it all for top dollars and then retire in luxury in Taco-land. It is so poetic in its misery. Mike was chasing the pixeldragon to find Retroland, but failed and didn't even get a Taco. Atari SA is pretending to be from Retroland, but will end up in Taco-land.
  12. Oh and don't forget all the more or less ridiculous stuff that followed in the wake of CD. Sure, dial up services existed before but now most of the console makers tried some variety of rudimentary internet service. Movies was released for them in absolutely horrible quality. We got digital photo collections in pixelfest quality, and even encyclopedias and the Bible released on CD for some systems. Yeah I imagine living through it was horrible.
  13. This. When floppies proved unfeasible for consoles and the leap from carts to CD had been made things went so goddamn fast it was unbelievable. I took us a decade to go from Pong to NES, and what? 2 years or something to get from the first CD based systems to Sony stepping in and stomping everyoneflat with PlayStation. I for one feel that the 3DO, CD32, Cd-i, Jag & Sega CD and others of its ilk was made obsolete almost the instant they hit the market, and being among the first of their kind they had to make all the bad experiments and choices that made them age really poorly mainly in the software department. Those super-blocky 3D graphics and the blurry pixelfest that was their "full motion video" isnt something i remember fondly.
  14. The early CD-age of consoles is technologically interesting, but a big disappointment in the software department generally. CDs was so damn dirt cheap to press so any schmuch could make games for it. It's more than 1983 levels of shit software that hit the games back then. New tech + cheap software means a lot of companies that didn't have any business dealing with consoles or software to enter the market and not know what to do. Ugh... and the droves of "edutainment" games. Seems like every company had some belief that the kids wanted to learn stuff on their systems, not have fun.
  15. Neither am I happy that you lost your money, but it is expected to lose money on stocks if one acts in the way you did. Stock markets are hard to predict, especially with companies that flat out refuse to communicate anything and considering you wore the most rose tinted glasses too and refused to see the red flags. It didn't help. I sure hope they eventually deliver something to the backers, as I don't want people to have thrown out their cash and lost it for nothing. On the other hand it's high time people learn to stop shuffling money to the first best snake-oil salesmen they come across. As far as the company Atari/Infogrames concern I have no sympathy at all. They can bankrupt for all I care, I hope that their ip transfers to someone who actually cares about it.
  16. They have some of the worst people you can have answering peoples questions and concerns on social media and on the campaign itself. I can't believe they have raised 2.912.700 dollars with their attitude. I sometime think it's our friend M.K all over again with the same pattern doing the answering: 1. Promise people that the system will do (almost) everything they want. 2. Call all sceptics and negative people "trolls" "haters" and "conspiracy theorists", even journalists. 3. Go to complete silence after a week or 2. Granted, about 20.000 $ or more of pledges have disappeared in a few days time, and I understand why when they treat people like crap.
  17. The first generation backwards compatible PS3 is the king of the hill amongst Playstations for me. You get to play many PS1 and 2 games with the added quality of HDMI, you have a BluRay player and being able to use Youtube and many streaming services over Wifi. Only bummer is the limited HDD size.
  18. Playstation Store says release in "2018", but I'm reading all over the place about release this June which would be awesome. Anyone happen to know when in June it drops as I'll be buying a box of beer and some bags of chips for the occasion.
  19. I find it very interesting that the highly touted "Roll of honour" that was featured on their site with the names of all backers is deleted from their site. The same roll that was apparently the cause for delays earlier when not enough people had signed up for it... Either people have forgotten about it or lost all hope/too embarrassed to have their names associated with the device or RCL are too ashamed to list all the people they ripped off publically in case these people go to court. Remember that RCL have already lost a case in court and now have the IGG hounds chasing them. I'm so disappointed that it had to go this way. The original Vega is a lovely device in its own right although pricey, with the only big minus is the missing keyboard. A project by honest and decent people and even had the console assembled in the UK which may explain some of the high cost, which I am perfectly OK with.
  20. I'd love to see the Atari trademark bought by a competent corporation with the talent and money to make shit happen. As what happened to aforementioned Indian Motorcycles. But the old Atari is dead and I'm sure people would be equally pissed if, say, Samsung bought the Atari name and started some projects under that name, but anything would be better than the current Infogrames ownership really. If French Peugeout bought the rights to the Oldsmobile brand it wouldn't be a "true" Oldsmobile either, but we would have "Olds" roaming the streets again, for what it's worth... but Oldsmobile enthusiasts would crap their pants in pure rage just like Atari fans are doing now.
  21. Why oh why do you keep tormenting me like this, Atari? Why must I continue to suffer? Seriously though. This is ridiculous. Concerning Mac's departure from the project, good riddance. He's better off finishing the game-watch than dabble in more projects. How or why he left is his story to tell. EDIT: I'm sad to see Historian go. For what it's worth you contributed more than you think in my opinion.
  22. Wouldn't be surprised actually, but at least in some jurisdictions there is a clear difference between a pre-order and a crowdfunding pledge, where if you pledge money to a crowdfunding scheme and they up and run with your $$ or simply fail, the joke is on you but if they call it a pre-order you may claim your money back. A recent court case in the UK against the trainwreck that is the Vega+ project has the creators fine-print overturned and the backers can claim their money back, even though formally it was a "donation" but the court ruled that the backers had paid for a product and treated it as any other pre-order. May not mean much internationally, but hopefully it's a small step in the right direction. I am extremely sceptical towards crowdfunded video game systems in general.
  23. Wow. Gone for 2 weeks and the taco really hits the fan. I haven't seen any mention of crowdfunding anymore. That is good. Also haven't seen Big Mac around for some time. That is also good. Read some blurb about new AMD chips. That is good. Design of console is still stylish and sleek, and the modern controller looks nice too. Glad to hear that the joystick will double as a paddle, that was one of the big questions I had early on. But we all know that it's easy for Atari to talk the talk, and apparently very hard to walk the walk. Still very uncertain that anything will become of this device of course, as it is a bit jinxed and cursed. In all, everything is good in r̶e̶t̶r̶o̶l̶a̶n̶d̶ Atariland.
  24. Legacy and modern devices eh? iTari 2.600 Since everything modern has to have a name starting with a lower case i or u, and have a . in the model number despite it always being followed by a 0. yTari would be more fitting. Y not?
  25. My only hope for the announcement where they will announce that they will make an announcement later on is that they have dropped the stupid indiegogo crowdfunding scheme and will fund it through conventional means. If so I might find interest in the thing again. I don't give a single f#%k about their lame cryptobuzzcurrency brainfarting. I'm with Historian on that one as just a lame attempt to raise the stock and be one with the it-crowd for the moment.
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