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    Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    Interestingly the new console will be based upon PC technology.
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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    Bring back the Woody 2600!
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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    Atari will always hold a place in my heart from the 2600 days. I hope they don't screw it up by just creating another xbox or Playstation. Maybe it'll be a proper dedicated VR system..

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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    Bet its some form of basic PC preloaded with an emulator (maybe for multiple systems?). Problem is something like RetroArch does such a good job on a miniPC what will make this stand out?
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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    We will see, I remember a certain Commodore making a great debut back into the world. Err where are they now?
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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Bet its some form of basic PC preloaded with an emulator (maybe for multiple systems?). Problem is something like RetroArch does such a good job on a miniPC what will make this stand out?
    This.

    Also bare in mind this isn't really Atari, it's some VCs trying to make a fast buck wearing the dead skin of the Atari zombie. From all reports they have less than a dozen staff in total.

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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Bring back the Woody 2600!
    From the look of that close up (wood front, ridged plastic top) that's pretty much exactly what they're doing - that's totally a 2600 design cue.

    It'll be very interesting to see what they do with this. Will it be an Atari steambox? Their own spin on a custom Linux + custom online store + emulators? Just a miniPC in a 2600-inspired case?

    hmmm....

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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    This is pretty cool, hoping that it will be a bunch of classic system emulators much like the Atari Flashback systems but covering their computers like the 800XL and so on. Must have though is a SD card slot so you can use your own files on the machine.

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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    Yeah, wow, the copyright attorneys that control the use of the Atari brand are having a consoles made. That is the equivalent of saying the private security firm Halburton is making a console, so what? The entire operations of Atari, Inc consist of a staff of 10 people and is mostly there to administrate a social casino gaming company.

    Walk-up folks this is not Atari, there is not a drop of blood from the old company there.

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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    Atari is the other Nokia, BlackBerry, Compaq and NEC call it wasted opportunities when they had a chance to shine.

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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    Atari is the other Nokia, BlackBerry, Compaq and NEC call it wasted opportunities when they had a chance to shine.
    Nokia (and Eriksson for that matter,) are still very successful businesses in the mobile sector. It's just now they build the equipment for the masts & back haul rather than end user gear so you don't hear about it as much.

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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    We had the 2600 when I was a kid, the newer black plastic version, when it was officially called the Atari 2600 (not the older wood paneled VCS-CX2600 or CX2600A)

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    Re: Atari boss admits "we're back in the hardware business"

    Kids these days are missing out, soon the Xbox 360 will be a 'Retro Console' haha!!

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