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  1. 57 minutes ago, Agillig said:

    I don't understand the whole Hyperscan thing. Yes, I'm aware of the system, but how is any of that relevant to this system?

    I think that the fact it makes no real sense, proves how batshit crazy some are.

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  2. The FAtari Intern went on a delete spree over in IGG this morning... the sad thing is the the Paint Chip Eaters have been flinging dung for days, but a little pushback from their targets and suddenly action gets taken.


    French Atari are so obsessed with controlling their fake narrative that they no longer update backers ... simply delete comments.

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  3. 1 hour ago, Stephen said:

    Sadly that practice continued and now we are flooded with cheap Chinese shit everywhere.  No American made TVs, radios, electronics, speakers, car or home amplifiers, etc.

    It would be hard, but Governments *could* stop this (and Donald promised to, but hasn’t) and I would suggest it is beyond time for us to keep putting our manufacturing “eggs” in the one oversized basket.image.thumb.jpeg.3fa26f06134596f7499b793be590b7fc.jpeg

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  4. 1 hour ago, Oscar Manuel Rojas Maillo said:

    Well said, completely agree. Usually long periods of radio silence, and specially close to a critical date, means that they are trying to phrase another delay in a way it doesn't sound as utter incompetence.

    I am sure they have been hoping for some further global disaster to use as an excuse ... 

  5. 6 minutes ago, Matt_B said:

    That's what you get for repeatedly delaying something that was originally envisioned to come out in 2018.

    Anyway, not to worry. They'll probably just delay it again and avoid the clash that way. 😀

    Yep ... that’s what I’m expecting.


    I backed the VCS on the promise I would have it a year before the PS5 ... figured it would be an interesting stop gap until then ... now that I have secured a launch PS5, in November, I have no real use for the VCS.


    Perhaps, if FAtari were to be believed, I’ll get a month to two weeks of playing with it before the PS5 arrives ... but I seriously doubt it.

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  6. 14 minutes ago, bmadgames said:

    I think they were from people who worked from Atari's PR firm. I'd have to go back and try and find the pics.

    Pretty sure you are right ... there was even a discussion where FAtari admitted they did not want preview units in the hands of those they couldn’t control.

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  7. 11 hours ago, TACODON said:

    @Chopsus the IGG page is like the wild west again. I suppose the intern is off break and back to school...


    I'm done posting over there. Actually I made a deal with someone about my preorder. So I really don't have a horse in this race anymore. But at any rate. I'm waiting for another delay.

    Agree ... lots of personal attacks based on delusional facts ... oh well, we always knew they suffered from escalating, irrational commitment bias.


    Given how high the price of the VCS is Australia, I should probably do the same ... I’ve preordered a PS5 so selling the VCS in box would likely pay for more than a new XBox X Series. I’m inclined to wait until delivery is definite though as I am still not convinced they have manufactured more than the initial 90.

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  8. 11 hours ago, TACODON said:


    A week or two though. That is cutting very close. I'm expecting another delay.

    Me too ... I am not even convinced they have produced 11,000+ consoles, let alone have them in the water to San Fran ... or wherever they are distributing from.   If they were they would be promoting the hell out of it to increase retail pre-orders.


    The reality is that F-Atari has gone into silent running mode again and that never results in good news for backers.


    I will be more than happy to be proved wrong though.

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  9. 8 hours ago, jamm said:

    If everyone is an outlier doesn’t that make no one an outlier...? 🤔

    It will depend on what your population of interest is and how you have defined it.


    In terms of the VCS and the general population, then yes, everyone here is an outlier.

  10. 12 minutes ago, OCAT said:

    Has there been any reports of one of the allegedly made 96 units operating in the wild?, even logging on to the servers at Antstream or whatever.. Netflixchillmom

    Not that I have seen and the conspicuous absence of any factory output, photos, videos, production numbers does not fill me with confidence in the promises ATARI have made for the 4th time in 2 years.

  11. 14 hours ago, Mockduck said:


    The folks who blast the VCS because it's like this other thing they like or own isn't that compelling an argument to me. I mean, great that you've already been using a similar device, hope it's working out awesome for you. But the whole, "why buy X when Y already exists" argument doesn't really matter that much. Maybe someone doesn't already own Y, and would rather own X instead?


    Keep in mind that what was promised to backers WAS something unique and bespoke to ATARI, that promise never came to fruition with the end result being a Linux based, low spec PC in a custom case.


    I am sure many backers would not have put their hard earned ca$h down if they had know what the VCS was to become.

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  12. Plex will be keen to push people into the paid premium subscription, like all of the other optional services being offered. It is sad that this is effectively an expensive box designed to charge even more money on a monthly basis if owners want to get full use of it. In the old days a cable service would give you the hardware free for such a “privilege”.


    It’s also curious that this announcement of Plex being pre-installed comes at a time when there should be a substantial number of machines already on their way to the USA for shipping to backers ... are those units all going to be repacked with a new OS that includes Plex?


    Regardless of what happens from here, assuming backers get their units, the VCS has become a lesser equivalent to the NVidea Shield, which does all the VCS claims, but better and with massively more content in terms of games, apps and streaming.


    I’ve paid the price of entry for one of these things, but I am not confident it won’t simply become an expensive wedge shaped doorstop.



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  13. 54 minutes ago, Keatah said:

    eMMC is like that cheap soldered-on memory built with 1997 technology. Backers prolly too stupid to know how slow this stuff is, and more stupider to know the difference between 32GB vs 64GB. It's like 1990's digital camera slow.


    Backers never had a say as the specs were unconfirmed, then changed, after the funds were locked in.

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  14. 2 hours ago, Matt_B said:

    Presumably, they're still living in the dreamland where it's a useful product with just the built in Linux-based OS.


    Increasing the size of the eMMC just so you can put Windows on it without recourse to an external drive would be a dead giveaway.

    Agree 100%, but keep in mind that when backers stumped up their ca$h they though they were getting something more bespoke than a budget Linux based PC.

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