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    Atari VCS, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller announced

    This is the project previously known as 'Ataribox', and some peripherals.
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    Re: Atari VCS, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller announced

    I just get the feeling this is essentially going to be similar to a steam box but with some differences in OS, and we all know how the steam box idea went... Maybe they can use the Atari name to get some sales but I am not convinced that this is going to be very popular at all, the market is too saturated and you could just build a mid ranged PC with your preferred full fat OS instead, probably for a similar price/performance ratio too, or at least only for a little bit more.

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    Re: Atari VCS, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller announced

    Wonder if Tempest 4000 is as good as Polybius? Played this recently at a show on Jeff Minter's stand. Quite an experience!

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    Re: Atari VCS, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller announced

    This whole thing has been so protracted that I've lost all interest now.

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    Re: Atari VCS, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller announced

    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    I just get the feeling this is essentially going to be similar to a steam box but with some differences in OS, and we all know how the steam box idea went... Maybe they can use the Atari name to get some sales but I am not convinced that this is going to be very popular at all, the market is too saturated and you could just build a mid ranged PC with your preferred full fat OS instead, probably for a similar price/performance ratio too, or at least only for a little bit more.
    Agree with that. It's going to be a flop, just like the majority of Atari's releases in the last few years!
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    Re: Atari VCS, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller announced

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonj1611 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by EvilCycle View Post
    I just get the feeling this is essentially going to be similar to a steam box but with some differences in OS, and we all know how the steam box idea went... Maybe they can use the Atari name to get some sales but I am not convinced that this is going to be very popular at all, the market is too saturated and you could just build a mid ranged PC with your preferred full fat OS instead, probably for a similar price/performance ratio too, or at least only for a little bit more.
    Agree with that. It's going to be a flop, just like the majority of Atari's releases in the last few years!
    Yep agreed, not even a mention of developers who may be onboard with the system.

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    Re: Atari VCS, Classic Joystick, and Modern Controller announced

    All this and the only game they show is a slightly shiny remake of Tempest. Which will also be available on the platforms most of us already have (Steam, PS4).
    The only way this will sell in any number is if they got exclusive rights to GTA VI and Cyberpunk 2077.
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