Atari pulls the plug on Atari VCS console manufacturing

What can only be summed up as one of the biggest failures when it comes to gaming consoles, the Atari VCS, is coming to an end, as Atari has decided to pull the plug. The company is said to have cancelled all of its "existing VCS manufacturing contracts", which means that after its current stock is sold out, it's unlikely that the company will make any more VCS consoles.

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darthv72277d ago

Not surprising. Im hoping they clearance out the remaining stock. I'd pick one up at that point.

Vits276d ago

Yeap, it was honestly not a terrible idea. Very similar to the Steam Deck in many senses, but the hardware that they had chosen was way too old and the software was at the very best half-baked.

Stanjara276d ago

It was a PC. I'm glad that they did 50 year anniversary collection for all platforms.

When I saw that, I knew it was over.

Great history.

Minute Man 721276d ago

From playing on the Atari 5200 til games have came along way

MWH276d ago

And so we did my friend.

Profchaos276d ago

Probably the strangest retro console revival project to date Atari barely got it to launch in the first place and outside of a very niche crowd this had no appeal.

The 50th anniversaries collection is where it's at though for celebrating their history

frostypants276d ago (Edited 276d ago )

Atari and strange console launches is practically a meme ongoing for 40 years.

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New Microsoft/Activision deal addresses previous CMA concerns in cloud gaming

The sale of Activision’s cloud gaming rights to Ubisoft substantially addresses previous concerns and opens the door to the deal being cleared, the CMA said today.

XiNatsuDragnel12h ago

A step 🚶‍♂️ in the direction.

1Victor10h ago

Phil note to self “buy Ubisoft “

crazyCoconuts8h ago

exactly what i was thinking when i read this lol

Zeref8h ago

They're actually not allowed to buy Ubisoft. For 10 years at least lol

Workshyskiver12h ago

Well at least this drama will be over in the next few weeks. Got to laugh at the CMA though, clearly just looked for a way to save face and act like they achieved anything remotely meaningful.