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    Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    The 'Atari GameBand' wearable will be revealed on 1st February.
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    Re: Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    Gaming wearable? What? O.o

    Some kind of modern Nintendo game and watch but with a custom android OS maybe?

    Or perhaps it will be a console/android box with a wearable peripheral hybrid? I am interested to see what they have planned but "I have a bad feeling about this"

    [Edit] - In my initial surprise I didn't realise that there was already a gameband out (lesson learned, read the article properly!) - yes sounds like an Atari classics plug and play device, to jump onto the bandwagon of recent releases like the mini NES.
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    Re: Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    Could be a watch that acts as controller or a watch where you can play old atari games.

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    Re: Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    Atari isn't the Atari of old, its just Infogrames who bought the name and then changed their name to Atari.

    While something new would be great I fear it will be more of same, just flogging the same old IP.
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    Re: Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    That tree looks like the Terraria logo.

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    Re: Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    Curious what games they put on this - on the expectation it's another "game band" like the minecraft one, I may be interested. not that I would ever wear it, but I am a fan of being able to legally, legitimately play old games again without having to dig out my old consoles or find the tapes. Yes you can easily grab emulators and roms, but making it legal is a whole other question in most cases, particularly when companies are reviving their IPs making "abandonware" claims dubious to say the least. I really enjoyed replaying games on Rare Replay, and the mini nes brings back a lot of good memories.

    Have signed up to see - curious what they release!

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    Re: Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    Power Glove!!!!!

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    Re: Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    Was thinking that too about the terraria tree. Similar to the Minecraft thing maybe...

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    Re: Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    Quote Originally Posted by seasnail View Post
    That tree looks like the Terraria logo.
    I thought the same. Or at least "That tree's from Terraria".

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    Re: Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    Well if their gaming hardware is half as it used to be, it will still be good.

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    Re: Atari teases its return to gaming hardware

    No it won't be. Atari is long gone. Infogrames but the name then changed their name to Atari.
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