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If you search this thread for "Woz" you should be able to find the start of it. The blank space over his head is crying out for thought bubbles. 
 

Still waiting to see it plugged in and working. 

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2 hours ago, roots.genoa said:

Just add a pair of eyes to the Atari logo and let's call it a day! It probably already exists somewhere in this thread...

 

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On 6/18/2019 at 7:05 AM, PlaysWithWolves said:

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On 6/18/2019 at 7:27 AM, PlaysWithWolves said:

In case anyone else finds a use for Mr. Fuji ( Tahoma Regular font):

 

 

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On 6/18/2019 at 9:23 AM, PlaysWithWolves said:

Mr. Fuji sure pops up at the most-awkward times.

Or maybe it should've been Mr. Taco/Taccy instead? :evil:

 

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On 6/18/2019 at 9:37 AM, Flojomojo said:

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On 6/18/2019 at 10:27 PM, frankodragon said:

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On 6/18/2019 at 11:48 PM, Spriggy said:

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On 6/19/2019 at 1:46 AM, KaeruYojimbo said:

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On 6/19/2019 at 7:13 AM, frankodragon said:

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On 6/19/2019 at 9:56 AM, carlsson said:

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On 6/19/2019 at 11:04 AM, KaeruYojimbo said:

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On 6/19/2019 at 1:07 PM, JBerel said:

I suspect you'll have endless fun mocking the backers and their refusal to accept reality which should continue until their eventual demise.

 

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On 6/19/2019 at 6:27 PM, Nathan Strum said:

Yeah... this is going to be a bit of a time-suck.

 

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On 6/19/2019 at 6:30 PM, Nathan Strum said:

Atari really needs to get in on this Mr. Fuji thing... they've always needed a mascot, and now they have one that's actually helpful!

 

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On 6/19/2019 at 6:34 PM, Nathan Strum said:

Sorry... it's a bit like eating potato chips at this point. Or tortilla chips.

 

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On 6/19/2019 at 6:34 PM, Nathan Strum said:

Okay. I'm done now.

 

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On 6/19/2019 at 7:58 PM, Spriggy said:

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On 6/19/2019 at 8:30 PM, frankodragon said:

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On 6/19/2019 at 10:27 PM, PlaysWithWolves said:

Angry Fuji is angry.

 

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On 6/19/2019 at 10:42 PM, Spriggy said:

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On 6/20/2019 at 4:38 AM, frankodragon said:

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2 hours ago, OCAT said:

I think everyone in this thread has overlooked the most cruicial and glaring mistake Atari has made with the alleged release of this "Console"

ATARI HAS NO MASCOT!

Nintendo has Mario, Sega had Sonic, Xbox has Master Chief, Turbo grafx had Bonk (after Keith Courage),
Playstation... well Crash Bandicoot? well they have a few...

If Atari want to be taken seriously they need to find a mascot fast! how are they going to differenciate themselves from the others?
I say let it be female, they can ride the wave that has taken Hollywood movies by storm, this way they might have a chance to sell consoles.
Anyone dare to come up with ideas to help them?
I suggest "Pitfall Holly", they can make a game in the Tomb Raider series where a strong Amazonian woman has to save the weak feable men from captors.
This could be plan B for Atari, make this a game system and platform for women, programmed by women for women gaming...
Mr. CHeeseGuy, I think it is time you step aside and let a Woman run Atari, this would be the publicity you NEED at your most darkest hour.
You also will need a catchphrase or a jingle... like "Get Atari. Get Woke."

What do you mean, no mascot. They've been in endorsement talks with Ackky for months. He's the perfect mascot and will be appearing in their first party launch title which will run at 1/8 speed and show the full power of their unconsole.

 

On 12/5/2019 at 11:02 AM, JBerel said:

Not to perpetuate more fraud, but one of their pics does seem to show the front and underside of this shiny plastic delight. I bet they have a stack of sticky laser-cut wood grain paper labels laying around to stick on the front. That would seem to suggest these are in fact what they hope to send to backers, despite calling them pre-production testing samples. So ya gotta give them credit for at least getting someone to make injection molds finally. Having any functional electronics to put inside, let alone content to run on it is a different matter. I sure hope they get Ackky the Sloth, Official Atari Mascot to sign each of these highly collectible units.

 

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Previously in this thread, the Centipede was also brought up as a possible mascot for Atari. Given that it is one of few classic games they still seem to own the rights to, why not use it? Not sure if it needs to be Ms. Centipede, sexualized or not.

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I think the mascot needs to be something new, not based on existing IP. Looking backwards is what causes them so much trouble. They need to reinvent themselves to move forward. 

 

I suggest something unique and edgy, how about Charly, the Dead French Horse? The pack in game can be Stick Beater! The goal is to beat a dead horse with a stick until it disintegrates.

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20 minutes ago, toiletunes said:

I think the mascot needs to be something new, not based on existing IP. Looking backwards is what causes them so much trouble. They need to reinvent themselves to move forward. 

 

I suggest something unique and edgy, how about Charly, the Dead French Horse? The pack in game can be Stick Beater! The goal is to beat a dead horse with a stick until it disintegrates.

 

Lol, the mascot I was actually gonna use in my VCS exclusive was these guys. Original characters done by me. LOL

I was going for a sort of Yin-Yang dynamic/friendship. 

I also remember I was considering drawing them sort of leaning against/peeking out from behind the Atari VCS logo, to kind of promote the characters for the console.

Yeah...... I had all these weird creative ideas floating in my head when I was still excited for it. It's kinda sad. XDDDD

 

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13 hours ago, Lodmot said:

Just for fun, i ran a picture of fred through FaceApp with the old person filter.......... 3 times.......

 

Here is the result:

 

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He looks like Bob Barker at 130.  :lol:

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54 minutes ago, carlsson said:

Previously in this thread, the Centipede was also brought up as a possible mascot for Atari. Given that it is one of few classic games they still seem to own the rights to, why not use it? Not sure if it needs to be Ms. Centipede, sexualized or not.

 

I vaguely recall that Atari was intending to make Bentley Bear its mascot when Crystal Castles was released.  Between the North American video game crash and Crystal Castles' only moderate sales numbers, it's no surprise that Atari never put much effort into that.

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15 minutes ago, x=usr(1536) said:

I vaguely recall that Atari was intending to make Bentley Bear its mascot when Crystal Castles was released. 

 

Wasn't he also in Atari Karts?

 

Anyway, I can completely see zombie-Atari resurrecting Bently Bear as a mascot:

 

 

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58 minutes ago, toiletunes said:

I think the mascot needs to be something new, not based on existing IP. Looking backwards is what causes them so much trouble. They need to reinvent themselves to move forward. 

 

I suggest something unique and edgy, how about Charly, the Dead French Horse? The pack in game can be Stick Beater! The goal is to beat a dead horse with a stick until it disintegrates.

Well, they already have their launch title for that.

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Since Atari cannot compete on brute force graphics capability, they need to pull a Nintendo and compete on gameplay, I would suggest Jazzing up old games with flamboyant graphics to appeal to people who are not hard core gamers but want to feel like how they did back in the Arcade days with lights, sounds (Q-sound) and wizzing action, and NOT beeps and Boops like old atari games.

Take games like Ghouls 'N Ghosts Ultimate or Double Dragon Neon, same game jazzed up, and another strong point is the music. My goodness the Streets Mango Tango level (go listen on youtube) just awesome. Other mentions is music from old games like Konami's Voilent-Storm (best rap I ever heard), and X-men 6 player game (Junk Factory)
Games that teeter on the complete rediculousness like Ninja Baseball Batman are not graphics power hungry but are just so much fun and easy to play.
Atari needs an in-house dev and not solely rely on third party.
The VCS need a gimmic like Nintendo, they had the Wii-Mote, slapping a controller with more than 2 buttons on it will turn away old and casual gamers that grew up with NES, Atari and what not. Look for inspiration like "Typing Of The Dead", simple games like Legend Of Zelda did well because of a story and adventure full of clues and not 12 analog sticks and 24 buttons to push.

I might dare suggest ripping off Rob Wyatts latest KickScammer (allegedly) The GameBoard, make Board games and allow people to use cell phones as a controller (Wifi or Bluetooth). The Atari will display a large gameboard on the TV and the cell phone will display the info for each player. The old boardgame CLUE! is a good candidate. There are many older people that do not have 23 hours a day to learn how to play these new games, or the hands to button mash like they used to back in the day.
I dont know what Atari can do to save this thing but hard core games is not the answer, the people that want to play these games want Next Gen consoles with insane graphics at super refresh rates on the TV, to them it is serious competition, shaving off 3 seconds on a level is like a life goal to them.

An example of a system that lasted well over a decade is the Xavix (X-Port), the games were not trying to compare with other videogame consoles but it was a fitness console, much like what the Wii became to be.

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3 hours ago, OCAT said:

The VCS need a gimmic like Nintendo, they had the Wii-Mote, slapping a controller with more than 2 buttons on it will turn away old and casual gamers that grew up with NES, Atari and what not. Look for inspiration like "Typing Of The Dead", simple games like Legend Of Zelda did well because of a story and adventure full of clues and not 12 analog sticks and 24 buttons to push.
 

Someone in the indiegogo comments suggested a new mindlink peripheral. I guess there will be a little longer delay if this is the next vital part missing...

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Mindlink would probably require the use of brain functions that some of the more erm... enthusiastic backers don't seem to be exhibiting in abundance. 😀

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MindLink?
Is that the thing that Vulcans do to get your password for the Enterprise? (EDIT: I just found out it was a real thing in 1984, cancelled because of hurting eyebrows)
Maybe that hand greeting thing they do is just the future Atari Logo o.o-3 Live long, and eat Tacos...

I forgot, is the VCS going to have USB ports to connect a Keyboard and Mouse? or is a USB hub needed to get more ports?
And if so, does that mean you can attach more than 4 Atari controllers by using a USB hub like the NES Tap?

You know, I thought about it, when Hewlett Packard reinvented itself, I really DigDug the Logo, it was modern and minimalistic,(plus it looks like a robot is giving you the up and down Finger)
perhaps Atari might think about that... Atari in Ascii form /|\

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21 hours ago, Lodmot said:

Just for fun, i ran a picture of fred through FaceApp with the old person filter.......... 3 times.......

 

Here is the result:

 

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Wow... he aged so much, he wrinkled the surrounding fabric of time and space.

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Anyone else bothered by the fact that there are no leaks whatsoever?
You would think for a high profile new gaming system and all those prototypes being made one person would have snapped a picture of the thing booting up or at least the complete game system in the shipping box ready to go.

This in and of itself disturbes me, sometimes you dont look what is there, but what is missing to get clues.

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29 minutes ago, OCAT said:

Anyone else bothered by the fact that there are no leaks whatsoever?
You would think for a high profile new gaming system and all those prototypes being made one person would have snapped a picture of the thing booting up or at least the complete game system in the shipping box ready to go.

This in and of itself disturbes me, sometimes you dont look what is there, but what is missing to get clues.

You're not the only one thinking this, but other people have drawn different conclusions. 

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On 12/18/2019 at 2:43 AM, OldSchoolRetroGamer said:

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THOSE people in the image are staring at nothing, well actually I don't know

what they were originally staring at but it sure was not that abomination, this image isn't even trying to be convincing. 😜

 

 

4 hours ago, H.Hannig said:

Someone in the indiegogo comments suggested a new mindlink peripheral. I guess there will be a little longer delay if this is the next vital part missing...

 

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On 12/18/2019 at 6:38 AM, x=usr(1536) said:

OMG ALMOAST READY 2 SHIP!!!!!!!!11!11eleven!!!

 

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I found a keyboard to suit for ya.

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.. and of course, we have to finish with the garbled wisdoms from the Yoda of Atacobox IGG😣

 

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13 hours ago, ColecoJoe said:

You missed out on the several pages of memes that were created from that event. I would scroll back a few hundred pages if you need a laugh :)

Nope, saw the whole lot and it was hilarious, but didn't think that particular photo was shared.

Judging by the reactions to my post, I assume it WAS posted and I just forgot. I'm often reading through this thread half-asleep though, so... oh well. It's still amusing, at least. 

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