The Ataribox is exciting, but it definitely brings with it a scary case of deja vu. Here's hoping Atari can avoid the pitfalls of the ill-fated Chameleon.
Looks pretty cool. Like the fake wood paneling.
I seriously don't see how Atari has any chance of major success.
Even longtime veteran Nintendo struggled with Wii U. Even GameCube sold less than newcomer Xbox. Atari, a company known for bad business decisions and almost killing this industry in North America, stands even less of a chance.
Well. if they do it the same way Nintendo has done it for the NES and SNES mini consoles, they might do ok. Just release a system for $80 with 50-60 Atari 2600/5200/7800 games already on the system and maybe a chance to buy a couple game packs with 20-25 more games to go with it during the holidays and that's it. They have no chance to compete with the big boys. I don't see many 3rd party developers wasting money to make games for this. They might get a few Indie developers on board, but that's about it.
I don't even see how that's very viable since Atari itself released their Flashback Classics on PS4 & XO last year. There were two volumes that packed 50 games each and both volumes costed $20 each.
That sounds a lot more feasible & appealing to consumers than buying a new mini console that'd cost more and contain less games than the $40 and 100 games that the two volumes of the Flashback Classics offer combined on platforms more people would already have or end up buying anyway.
Are we to believe that a company that nearly killed gaming in North America and barely passed by as a third party publisher in recent years has a chance at being a major competitor in the console arena?
They couldn't even keep their flagship franchises relevant and this wouldn't even be their first time trying to stage a comeback.
I'm sure they will manage it the same way they have managed Rollercoaster Tycoon World! haha
well they got new owner during the time they were going bankrupt in 2013 so it's not exactly the same people running it let alone a new company that took over the brand name now how the new owners deal with it is up in the air but comparing this company to the older atari company's mistakes really don't apply.
The AtariOuya.I doubt this project will do well at all.
Not gonna lie, that got a laugh out of me.
Ouya died after what, 2 years? Let me check.
Yeah, it lasted from June 2013 - July 2015. Just like I thought.
Anybody else notice that this thing has the same exact inputs that a Raspberry Pi has?
Looks great I grew up on Atari so I'm more than happy to see what they bring to the table. I hope it's a success the true veterans of the video game age.
Hopefully they give Playstation some true competition
Joke of the day. It won't even give the Wii U any competition. LOL!!
This is clutching at straws. So because it's a console that's supposed to be a bridge between modern games and the classics, and because the Coleco Chameleon was a scam, that means this is gonna be one too? Even they admit this isn't some third party, but Atari themselves making it, so I'm pretty damn sure this will end up being an actual thing. Stupid clickbait article.
Not once is it inferred that Atari's efforts here are a scam or that the system won't see a release. But it does underscore the mistakes RetroVGS made in regards to transparency and the hurdles a retro-focused console with a dated stable of IP faces when going toe-to-toe with today's competition. These are pitfalls will need to avoid. Even as we speak people are noting the ports on the Ataribox are identical to those of the Raspberry Pi. Keen-eyed gamers noticed similar things about the Chameleon prototypes, which eventually ended up being the console's undoing.
Try reading beyond headlines.
I did read your article thank you very much. I didn't say the article inferred to it as a scam but I was referring to the headline. When it's worded in a way where it's compared to the "Coleco Chameleon's Fate", people will immediately draw up the conclusion that it's a scam or shady. It's a unprofessional clickbait headline.
I'm still just waiting to see what the hell this thing actually is.
I see a lot of assumptions that this is some low powered Ouya type device, I predict that it falls somewhere between the Wii U and Xbox One.
The Box should play Atari 2600, 5200, 7800 and Atari Jaguar games then it would be awesome
Hope it's not a nes mini as that's a pointless console, it's a limited run collector's item.
If this includes atari games and has developer support then let's hear more details please
Yeah, I like the homage to the original Atari ' Woody ', but exactly what is it? If its' a super duper new uber console, then yeah, bring it on. However, if it's just a nostalgia box, then okay, but is there a market for it ?
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