Ataribox runs Linux on AMD chip and will cost at least $250

Atari released more details about its Ataribox game console today, disclosing for the first time that the machine will run Linux on an Advanced Micro Devices processor and cost $250 to $300.

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XiNatsuDragnel359d ago

😆Yes bring it on some original IP too

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Erik7357358d ago

This console is legitment cool for someone passionate about games and especially a collector

link2Dpast358d ago (Edited 358d ago )

Definitely agree. As a collector i take risk but I can see this being a sort of a virtual boy or turbo grafx in rarity even if it doesn't succeed. The system itself is a beaut

Bigpappy359d ago

I don't see this catching on with the masses, but one never knows.

Twinblade359d ago

depends on the cpu and graphics card and new original IP's too.

sk8ofmnd358d ago

Yeah dude... There are plenty of og atari games that could have a 2017 update to them. Not just updated graphics but also completely redone, new mechanics, ect. Asteroids, missle command, pitfall, centipieds, voyager, frogger, mousetrap, qbert, pacman series, marble madness...

Erik7357358d ago

It's gonna be dope to put it on a shelf and show it off in 10 years

Xenophon_York359d ago

Being unable to power the usual AAA suspects is saddening. Three hundred bucks is a lot to ask for a mid-ranged computer with a few Atari roms and an emulator.

Eonjay358d ago

What is your comment in response to?

rocketpanda358d ago

The article! Isn't that pretty obvious.

letsa_go358d ago

Welcome to planet Earth. This is the internet, and you are in a comment section for an article about the Ataribox. Are you up to speed now?

Eonjay358d ago

You aren't responding to the article because it doesn't list specs. You can't be so forthright about something you don't know. Your comment about what it can and can not run has no barrings on reality.

Princess_Pilfer357d ago

the article itself says it won't play AAA games. Maybe read it before correcting me hon.

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Princess_Pilfer358d ago

300 bucks will not get you a mid range computer. At least not with new parts. A Mid range computer is ~450-500 as the low end (using new parts) and it will run modern AAA games. Unless by "mid range computer" they mean "random office desktop," in which case sure, 300 bucks will get you that, but that would be super misleading because that's not what mid range computer means to literally any gamer with an even casual interest in PC gaming or hardware.

Mid range = Pentium G4560/i3/ any of the cheaper FX chips and like a 960 or 780 or 280x. That sort of thing, and if you have that sort of thing it will absolutely run modern AAA games.

Eonjay358d ago

It's not a PC. It's a console and the Xbox One and PS4 are both AAA game machine's you can get for sub $250. Based on that, we can't possibly know that it can't play AAA games. AAA games have nothing to do with high end hardware. I don't like to be forced into argue about a patently false construct. Who do we owe it to?

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Prince_TFK358d ago (Edited 358d ago )

To my knowledge Atari does not have enough money to fund their own AAA exclusive games. So they might rely on classic games and maybe a small selection of third party games.

I was very excited for this. Now not that much anymore.

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