Ataribox creator and general manager Feargal Mac Conuladh explained how the console will succeed where Valve's Steam Machines have failed.
*Yoda's voice* denial is strong in this one
I give atari credit for coming back with a console after all these years but given the competition out there I could easily see this flopping.
Atari just in the name
Buying this first day it's available
Atari is not a real person, lol. A brand name is a name, that's it. This is not the same group of individuals behind the 80s Atari.
Yeah, but Atari is the future I saw it in, Blade Runner 2049 ;)
Really I must.see it.
Software is going to be what makes or breaks this. Have any other developers signed on to make games for this yet?
^^^ THIS EXACTLY.! And I'm not talking about a ton of devs that no one's ever heard of either.
If it's a ton of devs that no one's ever heard of but still makes good games....
I still can't tell if this whole thing is a joke or not... Paraphrasing what is quoted in the article: "Steam machines failed because too many manufacturers were mixing and matching performance and price and it got messy for the consumer"... no...seriously...NO. PC has done that for decades, and it works fine...Steam machines failed because it was Linux based...it will only play linux based games...Steam works because it unified an open enough, yet insanely popular, platform for creating games..and by that I'm speaking of making software for windows, not 'games', or trying to tag it into specifically one OS version, etc....then they released a HTPC for games-type platform, but alienated the primary source of its popularity (again, windows)...and we were blown away by how quickly it was forgotten (not really). Even MS can't figure out how to make it work when they ignore windows. Their weird windows 10/xbox integration, but not being part of the broader windows based PC space...just shows how something gaming that isn't an established platform (an established console or WINDOWS based PC)...won't go the way the makers think it will, yet everyone else sees the problem from miles away.
dont forget the price of the console. that can turn people off too when they could get something better for the same price.
Exclusive software and 1st party dev are key
Even bigger key is proper marketing, otherwise no one will know it exists
According to xbox fanboys exclusives dont matter anymore, all you need is trailers to announce your console and you should be just fine.
I still believe this will flop
Looks like another ouya.
"we’re going to be focusing on indie games." <--- lol death on arrival.
Remember when Indie games were the end all be all of a console when it was Sony's focus?
That's because Sony's bigger games were still in development which they ended up releasing. As for Sony being friendly with Indies it isn't a bad idea to have a good relationship with those developers. Indies may start off small but in the end they can make pretty big games.
I never remember MS or Sony hanging the future of a console on Indy games. I remember them accepting them into the fold which has worked out really well to everyone's benefit. But they never devoted a system to Indies... So no I dont "member when..."
The new Ouya & it will flop.
Atari isn't strong enough a brand nowadays to keep this console afloat
A small number of great great games will make this a success. Proven in a tested market. Sincerely, Switch.
And the love of the japanese for handheld systems
Not if you don't have 25 years of Game hype from games like Zelda
Nintendo kind of has its own market. They are not in direct competition with the 3rd party consoles. They survive as a platform on first party mostly. A few games sure but they are staples with massive fan bases. Jumping into the ring with Nintendo isn’t as easy as you make it out to be.
Imagine a new war between Switch and Atari box. Imagine Atari released another handheld like the Lynx. History repeating itself. Most kids don't even know what Atari is or was.
Switch comes from Nintendo though. Nintendo is still an insanely popular brand. Atari was popular about a 100 years ago,. Nobody knows what it is. I mean I'm 25 and I've never even seen an Atari system in my life. I only know it exists because of the internet.
Indie support? Atari is intent on suicide.
"Hey everyone you probably don't remember us but we're Atari and we're back and focusing on indies!" Really storming the gates, guys.
Thanks for ruining AITD Atari /s, but also thanks, for real, for giving CDPR they're first big break in this industry
I do hope that they could succeed. Having more options and competitions are good for the gaming industry.
Well, when the Ataribox creator goes through the utter failure of catastrophic proportions at least he might have a career as a pretty funny comedian. What is Atari thinking?!
Indies only huh.......*SIGH* Extremely disappointed tbh... Wanted a full on comeback with AAA games. Maybe they'll become bigger games down the line if this gains some traction in the market. (not that indies are bad)
Even tho a flop id buy for collection 😂
Yeah good luck with that guy.
This is Ouya all over again.
this is the definition of being delusional
This and the Steam Machine have almost nothing in common. It's like comparing the NES Classic to the One X.
"...console will also run on Linux rather than Android like the Ouya did." As if Android isnt a Linux kernal? "It’s like Ramones t-shirts, where 95 percent of the people who wear the shirt have never heard the music, but there’s something magical about the brand." THAT IS NOT A GOOD THING! Is this person delusional or what? That is called a FAD. You want to build a brand off recognition with no expectation of them actually buying your stuff? Just in that analogy I can go GET a Ramones album, when is the last time you could get an Atari and hook it up to a TV? And the kids STILL DONT DO IT. Why would you make this point.
Is it out? I dont see anyone buying anything else buy sony nintendo microsoft
The fact that it’s not a console is already a bad sign. They claim it’s a gaming machine, but I don’t see the incentive for developers to develop anything significant for this low power PC. We haven’t even seen one Ataribox in action, so I call BS on a 2018 launch.
Yes, well... the people who made Ouya certainly thought it was going to be the next, best, greatest thing, and completely take over the market from the other big 3, so...
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