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Atari VCS: Price, specs, release date and more on the all-new Ataribox console

It will be powered by an AMD customised processor with Radeon Graphics and more.

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nevin1186d ago

$249-$299

Too much or is that a good deal?

Eonjay186d ago

So I think depending on how Linux is implemented on this box, it really is as they saw: 'The full PC experience' Can you then: Install Steam on it? That aggressively changes the outlook on the price.

JackBNimble186d ago (Edited 186d ago )

I highly doubt the cpu/gpu would be good enough to run most games on steam.

We will see, I've been wrong before.

InMyOpinion186d ago

It ALWAYS depends on the games in the end.

Cobra951185d ago

The OS is Linux, which is an open system. Anything that runs on Linux should run here, and Atari's own statements encourage open use.

“'With Ataribox, we wanted to create an open system, a killer product where people can game, stream and browse with as much freedom as possible. Atari games and content will be available as well as games and content from other providers,' said Fred Chesnais, Atari's chief executive officer before the name was officially changed."

So this is like an AMD PC running LInux "with a custom interface" (whatever that means). I'm going to guess even PC peripherals (including keyboards) will work, though I won't assume anything until the real system comes out.

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MarineLineman186d ago

Depends on a lot of factors. I find it difficult to believe this could be more powerful than base PS4 hardware, but who knows? It’s mostly going to be the software that decides whether or not this will be a success.

ziggurcat186d ago

depends on the specs. if they're claiming that it offers a full PC experience, it may be of interest to me. I was completely expecting this to be another Ouya, I may have been wrong.

Cy186d ago

Keep in mind pretty much any android tablet technically offers the full PC experience, so that doesn't really mean much.

PSXQ8186d ago (Edited 186d ago )

They need to make all their games new or old console exclusive to succeed also bring all the games already out just like Nintendo switch did.

Relientk77186d ago

I need to see what games the console has

Xenophon_York186d ago

Specs are not discussed past being AMD CPU and Radeon graphics.

Cobra951185d ago

Yeah, this article says very little we didn't already know.

Cy186d ago

I'm still wary of the crowdfunding aspect. This thing already seems too much like another Ouya.

MarineLineman186d ago

As long as the person representing the project isn’t a total idiot, it’s already off to a better start

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