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New Atari Compatible Console & Controllers

New Atari 2600/7800 - which would you choose?  

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  1. 1. Which Console Style would you choose?

    • Housed in the 2600Jr case, but with Composite output
      63
    • Housed in the Atari 3200 "System X" case with Composite output
      227
  2. 2. New Atari compatible Controllers - what type?

    • Atari CX40 styled, but with 2 buttons
      77
    • Atari 3200 "System X" combo joystick/paddles with 2 buttons
      194
    • Atari 7800 Proline joysticks
      19
  3. 3. Console Brand - Would you buy it if it wasn't an Atari brand name console?

    • Yes - its the product, not the name
      258
    • No - if it doesn't say Atari on it, I won't buy it.
      32


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Just to add a question to the original to keep the convo going:

 

Would you like a quarterly newsletter/mag of sorts for this hypothetical console? A user/fan mag sort of like the original AtariAge was for Atari's consoles?

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Would you like a quarterly newsletter/mag of sorts for this hypothetical console? A user/fan mag sort of like the original AtariAge was for Atari's consoles?

 

As long as there is a healthy dose of homebrew

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Just to add a question to the original to keep the convo going:

 

Would you like a quarterly newsletter/mag of sorts for this hypothetical console? A user/fan mag sort of like the original AtariAge was for Atari's consoles?

I think that would be fantastic! :thumbsup:

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Would you like a quarterly newsletter/mag of sorts for this hypothetical console? A user/fan mag sort of like the original AtariAge was for Atari's consoles?

 

As long as there is a healthy dose of homebrew

 

 

Seconded.

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Would you like a quarterly newsletter/mag of sorts for this hypothetical console? A user/fan mag sort of like the original AtariAge was for Atari's consoles?

 

As long as there is a healthy dose of homebrew

 

 

Seconded.

 

Third (. . . Thirded?) It would also be neat to document the current homebrews that are in progress and get upgrades from the developers for each one as well.

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Would you like a quarterly newsletter/mag of sorts for this hypothetical console? A user/fan mag sort of like the original AtariAge was for Atari's consoles?

 

As long as there is a healthy dose of homebrew

 

I can't think of a reason to have a mag UNLESS it focused on homebrew. We're all well-aware of the vintage games, a new mag should focus on new games.

 

I'm assuming a publication of this kind would be distributed online only?

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I can't think of a reason to have a mag UNLESS it focused on homebrew. We're all well-aware of the vintage games, a new mag should focus on new games.

 

You could have interviews with game programmers, company histories, rarity guides, charts, reviews (of old and new games), high scores, contests, hints/tips, tutorials on programming/artwork/sound for technical content, bB game of the quarter, obligatory letters page, tons of stuff ;).

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Just to add a question to the original to keep the convo going:

 

Would you like a quarterly newsletter/mag of sorts for this hypothetical console? A user/fan mag sort of like the original AtariAge was for Atari's consoles?

 

Yeah, I think that would be pretty cool.

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Let me clarify - it would specifically be on the new console and games released for it. Not on 25+ year old games.

It would be a nice bonus, but my main concern would be whether there would be enough sustained homebrew activity to keep such a publication afloat, especially in the beginning.

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It would be a nice bonus, but my main concern would be whether there would be enough sustained homebrew activity to keep such a publication afloat, especially in the beginning.

 

If you included "Making of ...", reviews and homebrew developer interviews you could go for a while. As soon as you started scraping the barrel for content it should just come to an end gracefully. If its a quarterly you could probably do 8 issues and maybe more. It would depend on how many pages that you'd need to fill. With some titles to go at launch there would be a couple of editions right there.

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It would be a nice bonus, but my main concern would be whether there would be enough sustained homebrew activity to keep such a publication afloat, especially in the beginning.

 

If you included "Making of ...", reviews and homebrew developer interviews you could go for a while. As soon as you started scraping the barrel for content it should just come to an end gracefully. If its a quarterly you could probably do 8 issues and maybe more. It would depend on how many pages that you'd need to fill. With some titles to go at launch there would be a couple of editions right there.

 

So long as the console is 2600 compatible, and there are new 2600 games being made, I don't see too much of an issue with having new material. Homebrew 7800 games would be icing.

 

And to be clear... I wasn't condemning the idea of featuring older games, just saying that they've been covered before, and that the new magazine would be a unique opportunity to present the FauxTari as a current-gen system... something which hasn't been possible for at least 20 years.

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I don't want to pry, but I'm intrigued as to what "very well known video game company" this could be. I have two or three semi-educated guesses, but I'll keep them to myself.

 

Am I the only one who's been assuming that the same company that released that USB Atari joystick was doing this?

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Let me clarify - it would specifically be on the new console and games released for it. Not on 25+ year old games.

 

I want!

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The thought occurred to me today... what would happen if one were to put an XM on top of this new 7800+XM machine?

It would kill you.

The internal power would surpass Blast Processing and Nintendo Power and eclipse even the most hearty Sony and Microsoft fan-- whales would fly and the sun would go dark-- don't go there :)

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The thought occurred to me today... what would happen if one were to put an XM on top of this new 7800+XM machine?

It would kill you.

The internal power would surpass Blast Processing and Nintendo Power and eclipse even the most hearty Sony and Microsoft fan-- whales would fly and the sun would go dark-- don't go there :)

 

This is madness.....

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Just to add a question to the original to keep the convo going:

 

Would you like a quarterly newsletter/mag of sorts for this hypothetical console? A user/fan mag sort of like the original AtariAge was for Atari's consoles?

One hundred ten percent "Heck yeah!" I'd love a new Atari-related magazine.

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The thought occurred to me today... what would happen if one were to put an XM on top of this new 7800+XM machine?

It would kill you.

The internal power would surpass Blast Processing and Nintendo Power and eclipse even the most hearty Sony and Microsoft fan-- whales would fly and the sun would go dark-- don't go there :)

 

Stop, you're going to make Ralph Nader recall this thing before it ever sees the light of day!

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