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10 hours ago, Lodmot said:

So yew don't feel bad for yourself? o w o

 

I can live with my choices. I've been burned before and I will admit it. Sometimes you bet on the wrong horse so to speak.

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^^ I got burned also (but it was outright fraud), but the lesson you learn is what will make you stronger.

This amount of money you lost was not a life savings, but it got you to "FEEL" what it would it is like to get frauded, not nice.

So the next time some up and coming turd in a suit opens his mouth you call them out! RIGHT AWAY! They have nothing but a render? You chew them out hard. This should have been what happened after the Coleco Chameleon SCAM, but somehow people lined up for this Ataribox.

When this fails, and it will, it will be the end of this retro dream one machine can do all crowdfunding. Atari managed to kill thier videogames in the 1980's they sure as well will do it again in the 2020's

If someone is smart enough to make a retro console, they can do it without the cash, make the system prototype, FINISHED with enclosure UI everything completely working, reviewed on youtube, then crowdfund for limited production. If you are too incompetent to make a prototype before asking for money you do not deserve the chance. This solution to a problem turned out to be the problem is search of a solution, as they are jumping from one designer to the next droppin off features, including the original mold!, next it will just be a plastic project box they bought from leftover Radio Shack warehouse stock that has been sitting around, with a slapped on sticker with Atari logo on it.

Rob Wyatt is also guilty of this, allowing himself to get caught up in this pipe dream, how do you let some Flim Flam snake oil salesman stiff you 6 months pay?
somethings smells like burned capacitors here. You telling me that someone who worked on Xbox, Playstation cannot lay down the facts that 3 million to make a console is pocket change? He must have seen how much cash was dumped into major console development to say something at the start, tell cheasehead "You are not building anything custom with 3 million calfeteria lunch money building" much less making, shipping & supporting.

The only compettitors the the Atari VCS is Atari. The PC/Laptop heck even the smartphone people are using to read this forum is are far superior to the Atari VCS when it comes out, top of the line cell phones cost like $2000 now with all sorts of advanced tech, obscene amounts of storage & games galore.

My only hope to backers is that this turns out to be one of those situations where the item is a complete utter unmitigated failure but what you guys end up with is a collector item that appreciates in value. Example is the NES cart Action 52, all games including Cheetahmen are trash, but now it sells for about $500.
(What cost $199 in 1991 would cost about $370 today)

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1 hour ago, OCAT said:

^^ I got burned also (but it was outright fraud), but the lesson you learn is what will make you stronger.

This amount of money you lost was not a life savings, but it got you to "FEEL" what it would it is like to get frauded, not nice.

So the next time some up and coming turd in a suit opens his mouth you call them out! RIGHT AWAY! They have nothing but a render? You chew them out hard. This should have been what happened after the Coleco Chameleon SCAM, but somehow people lined up for this Ataribox.

When this fails, and it will, it will be the end of this retro dream one machine can do all crowdfunding. Atari managed to kill thier videogames in the 1980's they sure as well will do it again in the 2020's

If someone is smart enough to make a retro console, they can do it without the cash, make the system prototype, FINISHED with enclosure UI everything completely working, reviewed on youtube, then crowdfund for limited production. If you are too incompetent to make a prototype before asking for money you do not deserve the chance. This solution to a problem turned out to be the problem is search of a solution, as they are jumping from one designer to the next droppin off features, including the original mold!, next it will just be a plastic project box they bought from leftover Radio Shack warehouse stock that has been sitting around, with a slapped on sticker with Atari logo on it.

Rob Wyatt is also guilty of this, allowing himself to get caught up in this pipe dream, how do you let some Flim Flam snake oil salesman stiff you 6 months pay?
somethings smells like burned capacitors here. You telling me that someone who worked on Xbox, Playstation cannot lay down the facts that 3 million to make a console is pocket change? He must have seen how much cash was dumped into major console development to say something at the start, tell cheasehead "You are not building anything custom with 3 million calfeteria lunch money building" much less making, shipping & supporting.

The only compettitors the the Atari VCS is Atari. The PC/Laptop heck even the smartphone people are using to read this forum is are far superior to the Atari VCS when it comes out, top of the line cell phones cost like $2000 now with all sorts of advanced tech, obscene amounts of storage & games galore.

My only hope to backers is that this turns out to be one of those situations where the item is a complete utter unmitigated failure but what you guys end up with is a collector item that appreciates in value. Example is the NES cart Action 52, all games including Cheetahmen are trash, but now it sells for about $500.
(What cost $199 in 1991 would cost about $370 today)

If anything, this will certainly be a curious piece of history, albeit a negative one. I have a feeling it will have some sort of historical value down the line. But nothing else. There's absolutely no way this thing will be successful. o u o

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2 hours ago, Lodmot said:

Things are falling apart in the Indiegogo comments section:

 

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3 minutes ago, PlaysWithWolves said:

Tune in tonight if you want to hear about anything except the Atari VCS:

 

 

One poor backer has high expectations for CheddarEsports' journalistic intrepidness:

 

 

 

I feel bad for ole @Max Ivi. As much as I laugh at all of this I do hope they pull some type of rabbit out of their butt. It is sad to see Atari like this (no matter which version of it). :(

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6 minutes ago, PlaysWithWolves said:

Tune in tonight if you want to hear about anything except the Atari VCS:

 

"Hey everyone, check out this amazing pallet of Flashback 2+'s that we found collecting dust in a warehouse in the south of France! Now designed to mine the Atari Token. ATARI IS BACK, BABY!"

 

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49 minutes ago, MrBeefy said:

I feel bad for ole @Max Ivi. As much as I laugh at all of this I do hope they pull some type of rabbit out of their butt. It is sad to see Atari like this (no matter which version of it). :(

 

I can't possibly feel bad for people like him.

 

He's a masochist that seems to get off on being ignored by his heros at "Atari." If I had a dollar for every time he was thoroughly ignored after grovelling for "real big news" or token info or Atari's "big partner" I'd have enough money to buy the company from Fred.

 

Seriously, screw these kind of people. They choose to stay in these kind of abusive relationships. Let them reap what they sow.

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52 minutes ago, Shaggy the Atarian said:

"Hey everyone, check out this amazing pallet of Flashback 2+'s that we found collecting dust in a warehouse in the south of France! Now designed to mine the Atari Token. ATARI IS BACK, BABY!"

 

Hey that would actually be worth something. I honestly don't think I got the + one though. What was the difference?

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8 minutes ago, racerx said:

 

I can't possibly feel bad for people like him.

 

He's a masochist that seems to get off on being ignored by his heros at "Atari." If I had a dollar for every time he was thoroughly ignored after grovelling for "real big news" or token info or Atari's "big partner" I'd have enough money to buy the company from Fred.

 

Seriously, screw these kind of people. They choose to stay in these kind of abusive relationships. Let them reap what they sow.

Well in their defense it isn't like they can get their money back at this point. That might be a separation that happens after it is officially a scam, or the probably crappy units are shipped.

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17 minutes ago, MrBeefy said:

Hey that would actually be worth something. I honestly don't think I got the + one though. What was the difference?

I can't recall exactly, but I think it had improved versions of those games that had been created just for the device like Yar's Return and Asteroids Deluxe.  

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7 minutes ago, Shaggy the Atarian said:

I can't recall exactly, but I think it had improved versions of those games that had been created just for the device like Yar's Return and Asteroids Deluxe.  

Ah well I have two of the regular ones. Got the second one at an awesome deal (don't remember) mainly to have an extra set of joysticks. :D

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We have an update!

 

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1) Fred gave Wozniak a Speaker Hat.


2) The AtariVCS is mentioned only one time in passing, most of the time is spent talking about organizing e-sports, the speaker hat, and Star Wars.

 

3) Fred's holiday gift guide attached below.

 

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2 minutes ago, Paul Slocum said:

We have an update!

 

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1) Fred gave Wozniak a Speaker Hat.


2) The AtariVCS is mentioned only one time in passing, most of the time is spent talking about organizing e-sports, the speaker hat, and Star Wars.

 

3) Fred's holiday gift guide attached below.

 

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What no VCS as a gift idea?

 

I KNOW! I KNOW it is only going to be out for the holidays for the BACKERS. Geeze....

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Phantom_of_Krankor said:

Thanks to their flagship product, a hat with speakers on it! 

 

Can you imagine what the profit on those things is?

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12 minutes ago, CPUWIZ said:

Can you imagine what the profit on those things is?

How many could they *possibly* have sold, especially at the full $129 asking price? They go on sale for "only" $99 once in a while, which is still ridiculous. 

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