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52 minutes ago, Nukey Shay said:

FACT:

The VCS exists, and so do plenty of games for it.

 

I owned one back in the 80's

 

So what I've told you is true...from a certain point-of-view

Obi-Wan was an absolute liar!

 

 

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15 hours ago, Mikebloke said:

Actually had something similar recently to this in the UK. People might laugh for it being vegan, but its not like I'll ever be eating pork again.

There's that lightly scented air of smugness that everyone loves about vegan's. 

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Cute intel-based tiny PC from Lenovo. The low end pricing is in line with "Atari" and it presumably comes with a Windows license. Not explicitly a game machine. Would be fun to run comparative benchmarks against the Ryzen embedded stuff. 
 

 

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I could really go for a Meaty Update on the Atari VCS right about now, :P

You would think there would be at least 1 mini leak from the factory, a high profile comeback from a video game company that once dominated the market, you expect some corperate espionage with Google, Apple, Sony, Xbox and Nintendo shacking in thier boots.

Atari, you got 'em where you want 'em, on the run! now all you have to do is sell a 100+ million consoles, create a user base that will attract top tier Devs, and you will be back on top, You can do it! go get 'em Jaguar.

I have an idea for a viral campaign, PONG! (Please dont sue me, fair use) Make a social media post about how PONG! is everywhere in your life, Make a PONG! App for Android and IOS, release it free, then release one for Apple and Android watches, then run a contest where you register your name and everytime you play PONG! on any device, it accululates the paddle hits, then the highest hits will be rewarded with a super limited edition PONG! Atari VCS collectors edition.
People will be playing PONG! all day everyday!. Make PONG! cereal, Pong LED Keychains, Pong Happy Meal toys, Ping Pong PONG! city tournaments,
Hostess Twinkie PONG! edition, Kentucky Fried PONG! snack packs...

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2 hours ago, Flojomojo said:

Cute intel-based tiny PC from Lenovo. The low end pricing is in line with "Atari" and it presumably comes with a Windows license. Not explicitly a game machine. Would be fun to run comparative benchmarks against the Ryzen embedded stuff. 
 

 

 

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3 hours ago, OCAT said:

I could really go for a Meaty Update on the Atari VCS right about now, :P

You would think there would be at least 1 mini leak from the factory, a high profile comeback from a video game company that once dominated the market, you expect some corperate espionage with Google, Apple, Sony, Xbox and Nintendo shacking in thier boots.

Atari, you got 'em where you want 'em, on the run! now all you have to do is sell a 100+ million consoles, create a user base that will attract top tier Devs, and you will be back on top, You can do it! go get 'em Jaguar.

 

Well, Sega of Japan was afraid of the Jaguar, which led to the creation of the 32X.   So, in a round about way, Atari did take out a major player in the 90's.  

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3 hours ago, OCAT said:

I could really go for a Meaty Update on the Atari VCS right about now, :P

 

And I could really go for a meaty Taco, but to each his own I guess.

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1 hour ago, Raticon said:

 

And I could really go for a meaty Taco, but to each his own I guess.

One of you has a chance of getting what you want...

 

Unless by "meaty update" you mean delay or vague description of new product feature. 

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If Marvin the Martian was a backer, he'd be aiming the Illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator on Fred.

 

MARVIN THE MARTIAN™ Delays...Delays...Delays! Poster | Zazzle 

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Somebody apparently is still around and responding to easy questions on FB but ignoring the hard questions on Indiegogo and Reddit.  Also, they're shipping in weeks but can't even say what the Atari Vault games are yet?

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1 hour ago, Paul Slocum said:

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Somebody apparently is still around and responding to easy questions on FB but ignoring the hard questions on Indiegogo and Reddit.  Also, they're shipping in weeks but can't even say what the Atari Vault games are yet?

Next they'll be saying "Hey! We've decided not to include a CPU, RAM or storage so YOU can decide what you run your sandbox mode on! And we're introducing the Platinum Edition for $500 without a motherboard so you can REALLY get the full sandbox experience!"

 

"Oh...BTW, what do you think of the case?"

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40 minutes ago, MrBeefy said:

So anyone think today is a good day for an announcement? 

Yep!

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23 hours ago, Osgeld said:

There's that lightly scented air of smugness that everyone loves about vegan's. 

Made even more amusing by the fact I'm not vegan ;)

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3 hours ago, MrBeefy said:

So anyone think today is a good day for an announcement? 

They apparently aren't ready to say what games will be installed on the system, so it's doubtful. 

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So you can see what fine upstanding members of society the superfans are- submitted for your approval is a deleted comment from the Official VCS Subreddit thread about CES 2020.

 

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54 minutes ago, Agillig said:

They apparently aren't ready to say what games will be installed on the system, so it's doubtful. 

They already told us that Atari Vault will be on the system. That happy little $10 package will be 4 years old on March 24th. Given what we've seen from them so far, I wouldn't expect any earth-shattering surprises. 

 

I would be more interested in learning why "Atari" went to the trouble of getting listed on the Swedish stock exchange, where it lost almost half of its value in less than a year, seeing very little trading action. Details here. morningstarreport20200106050026.pdf

 

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Having access to numbers like this is one upside of "Atari" being publicly traded, unlike some other retro brand vultures. I guess the stock is a relative bargain, if you think it's going to bounce when the un-console shows up.

 

That is, unless he sees his shadow and goes back underground for six more weeks ("not months!" -- M. Arzt) of winter. 

 

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14 hours ago, ColecoJoe said:

They could at least tell the poor guy they don’t have the license for Pac-Man. 

But then that would prevent them from shadily touting how you can have it all thanks to Sandbox mode. Can't have anyone thinking that there are limitations!

 

Given their level of customer service now, it's going to be a hoot watching them attempt to navigate the mine field of teaching these certain users how to get emulators working and finding Pac-Man ROMs.

 

 

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