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'Basic Progamming 2: Vapourware Boogaloo' is the working title, I believe.

 

Now we're talkin' so much more than games!

 

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Which Atari* will do so much better than the competition. Assuming they bring it to market before Playstation 5 12 arrives.

 

Fixed that for you.

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Everyone gets a free speakerhat!

 

I'm kind of surprised the forums aren't autogenerating these by now...

 

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Maybe after Albert finishes the upgrade.

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Hey, so any updates on that lawsuit? o w o

 

Nope. They're having a conference call to talk about settlement in early May, but nothing will come out of this til summertime.

 

https://www.pacermonitor.com/public/case/25065990/Mac_Conuladh_v_Atari_Gamebox_LLC

ORDER: Plaintiff's summary judgment motion is due Friday, May 17, 2019. Defendant's opposition is due Monday, June 17, 2019. Plaintiff's reply is due Monday, July 1, 2019. A settlement conference is scheduled for Monday, May 6, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 219, Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, New York. (Motions due by 5/17/2019. Responses due by 6/17/2019. Replies due by 7/1/2019. Settlement Conference set for 5/6/2019 at 02:00 PM in Courtroom 219, 40 Centre Street, New York, NY 10007 before Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn.) (Signed by Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn on 04/08/2019) (ras)

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Renders?

 

Of a free speakerhat with "Founders badges" included?

 

They could do that! It would delay the project by 6 more months but they could do it.

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Renders?

 

Of a free speakerhat with "Founders badges" included?

 

They could do that! It would delay the project by 6 more months but they could do it.

 

If there's one thing that keeps cropping up in my head in relation to Atari SA's Misadventures in Crowdfunding, it's not so much the song as it is the awful Flash video that goes with it.

 

You'll have to

to see it (and it is safe for work); apparently, YouTube has decided that it's not allowed to be embedded.

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If there's one thing that keeps cropping up in my head in relation to Atari SA's Misadventures in Crowdfunding, it's not so much the song as it is the awful Flash video that goes with it.

 

You'll have to

to see it (and it is safe for work); apparently, YouTube has decided that it's not allowed to be embedded.

 

Oh really? :P :cool:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fCWD1PFkFQ

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$150 laptop available now.

 

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/category/clearance?VEN1=1667602214&VEN2=1673718998&tfcid=5377909&dgc=em&dgseg=dhs&cid=244737&lid=17235&acd=12309244737172350#current-deals

 

It's got just 4GB RAM and integrated graphics so it's probably a little weaker than "VCS," but it has an IPS screen and runs Windows so it will be a decent GOG box. The dude who was crying about the loss of the SDcard slot (in part cos he doesn't have a PC) could use this instead, and I'll bet it plays Tempest 4000, Atari Vault, and all the emulators just fine.

 

Did I mention it was available now?

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clicking on the 'play' icon results in a 'Video Unavailable' message icon_razz.gif

 

 

 

Embeded and plays just fine for me. I don't get the message :? I have seen it happen in the past though with other videos.

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$150 laptop available now.

 

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/category/clearance?VEN1=1667602214&VEN2=1673718998&tfcid=5377909&dgc=em&dgseg=dhs&cid=244737&lid=17235&acd=12309244737172350#current-deals

 

It's got just 4GB RAM and integrated graphics so it's probably a little weaker than "VCS," but it has an IPS screen and runs Windows so it will be a decent GOG box. The dude who was crying about the loss of the SDcard slot (in part cos he doesn't have a PC) could use this instead, and I'll bet it plays Tempest 4000, Atari Vault, and all the emulators just fine.

 

Did I mention it was available now?

Sadly, Atari SA already has his heart. And his money.

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dude, i didn't realize there was a Battlezone for the Switch!

Yep, it's like the XB/PS/PC game. It was $20 or less when I got it, might want to wait for a sale.

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Yep, it's like the XB/PS/PC game. It was $20 or less when I got it, might want to wait for a sale.

I picked it up for Christmas. Fantastic game that treats the original with proper respect. And it's tough as nails

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Looks like the Atari VCS will use one of the new AMD embedded chips

https://liliputing.com/2019/04/amd-ryzen-embedded-r1000-line-of-14nm-dual-core-chips.html

 

 

"So what kind of devices can we expect to use AMD’s new cheaper, lower-performance R1000 series chips? Well one device that’s already been announced is the Atari VCS retro game console/PC.

Atari revealed last month that it would be using an unnamed AMD Ryzen chip. Now we know it’ll be a Ryzen R1000 processor."

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I don't know how the new chip compares to the old, but remember that Atari and Rob Wyatt were against Ryzen chips before they were for them.

The VCS hardware will be powered by an AMD Bristol Ridge family APU with Radeon R7 graphics and is now going to get 8 gigabytes of unified memory. This is a huge upgrade from what was originally specified and unlike other consoles it’s all available, we won’t reserve 25% of hardware resources for system use.

We looked at the whole series of AMD APUs and when you factor in cost and thermals in addition to performance the Bristol Ridge family came out on top. Thermals are a much bigger deal in a consumer product than in a typical PC. Yes, on paper the Ryzen family is technically better but without increasing the cost and having a higher thermal capacity, a Ryzen APU would never run at full performance. When the Ryzen is operating in a thermally limited environment its performance is only marginally better than Bristol Ridge. We figured any additional cost would be better spent on more memory in an optimal bank layout to maximize bandwidth as this benefits everybody all the time. A thermally-limited but higher performance APU adds some performance here and there but it’s not a universal gain. We will continue to maximize the thermals to allow the Bristol Ridge APU to run at maximum speed.


Thermally better now, perhaps? Cheaper? Why don't they wait until next year when the chips will be using Zen+ architecture, according to vcoleiro1's link? Or are they saving that announcement for December?

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I don't know how the new chip compares to the old, but remember that Atari and Rob Wyatt were against Ryzen chips before they were for them.

 

 

Thermally better now, perhaps? Cheaper? Why don't they wait until next year when the chips will be using Zen+ architecture, according to vcoleiro1's link? Or are they saving that announcement for December?

"We really look to the Atari community as both a source of inspiration and collaboration for the Atari VCS, and look forward to an ongoing dialogue over the next several months as the development process unfolds!

 

And remember kids......thermals!"

 

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"We really look to the Atari community as both a source of inspiration and collaboration for the Atari VCS, and look forward to an ongoing dialogue over the next several months as the development process unfolds!

 

Was that AMD saying what Atari SA won't - that there never was an actual prototype, or, at least, not one with a frozen hardware design that could be considered production-ready?

 

Nope, that was Rob Wyatt back in July of last year! Nice to see that his nine-month-old comments are just as relevant today as they were then.

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