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.
😆Yes bring it on some original IP too
This console is legitment cool for someone passionate about games and especially a collector
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
I don't see this catching on with the masses, but one never knows.
depends on the cpu and graphics card and new original IP's too.
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...
It's gonna be dope to put it on a shelf and show it off in 10 years
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.
What is your comment in response to?
The article! Isn't that pretty obvious.
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?
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.
the article itself says it won't play AAA games. Maybe read it before correcting me hon.
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.
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?
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.
This will do as well as the Jaguar did, which is it say it wont do well.
Atari doesn't have the funds to be a major player in this modern industry
would suck to be a kid again and have your parents buy the wrong gaming console and this being the one they get you
I subscribed and they said that they will use AMD Radeon chip so perhaps a base PS4 hardware? Will release some time in Spring 2018. And preloaded with tons of old Atari games. This will double as a PC for your TV kinda like some people tried to do with fat PS3. Will talk about current titles from range of studios very soon. Considering I never had an Atari console this seemed like the now or never moment for me to get one whether it crashed and burn or got a suprise success will not bother me,I just want an Atari.
Get the real thing from ebay. You wont regret it
There's not really much to talk about here until they clarify the games situation; is it gonna actually have some exclusive software? Or is it gonna just be a cheap low end SteamBox. The name seems to strongly suggest the latter. I'm smelling OUYA levels of success here...
Reading the article, it sounds very much like a steam box. Wonder if it will/can run Steam OS? If it creates better support for pc Linux gaming then I'm all for it.
I'm excited for this love Atari so I live in hope that they can deliver something good, obviously I'm still a bit skeptic.
Biggest issue: Charging the price of current generation consoles but Ataribox likely to be on par with previous generation consoles.
Why didn’t they build something they could sell for less than $100?
Would love to see atari, do a come back just dont think the brand name has much going for it. Its best known game is in a landfill.
So, it's a slightly more powerful Ouya? Pass.
Hope it does well for atari's sake. I'll def pass on this
Might want to buy one when it first comes out because I doubt this will last more than a year on store shelves, maybe even less.
If this can play 5200 games you have sold one to me.
DOA...who's gonna pay $300 US for that. I can buy a Switch for that price.
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