Ataribox project

Discussion in 'Personal Technology' started by Lord Ba'al, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Lord Ba'al

    Lord Ba'al GateFans Member

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    Not sure whether any of you are already aware, but Atari has been working on a new project named Ataribox. Here's where you could find out more about it. (although obviously not a lot yet)

    https://www.ataribox.com/

    Here's some social media links.

    Twitter
    Instagram
    Facebook

    I looked into it a while back but was reminded because I just received an email from them. I shall copy it below.



    Ataribox: More pics and news!

    Thanks for your patience & support so far.

    Today we're sharing brand new pics, more on what's inside, & more info on launch.

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    The pictures we're sharing today are of first prototypes. Everyone that has seen Ataribox first-hand loves it, feeling the Atari 2600 influence, while still being a modern design.

    Ataribox will be powered by an AMD customized processor, with Radeon Graphics technology. It'll run Linux, with a customized, easy-to-use user interface. This approach means that as well as being a great gaming device, Ataribox is also a full PC experience for the TV, bringing you streaming, applications, social, browsing, music, and more.

    Most TV devices have closed systems and content stores. Linux lets us be more open; you can access & customise the OS, & you can access games you've bought from other content platforms (if compatible with the OS and HW).
    There will be tons of classic Atari retro games pre-loaded, & current titles from a range of studios (we'll start talking titles very soon, stay tuned).

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    We're launching Ataribox on Indiegogo this fall (read: pretty soon). To reiterate why: we want you, the Atari community, to be part of this launch. We want you to have early access, grab special editions (& pricing) and to have you as active partners in the rollout of Ataribox. We want you to be part of the story.

    We plan on shipping late Spring 2018, with an expected price range of $249-$299 (depending on specific editions & memory configurations).

    Hope you like what we are sharing today, and are ready for lots more in the weeks ahead.

    The Ataribox team.
    PS: To confirm what many of you have asked: the Wood Edition is made with real wood ;)
    PPS: Please continue to let us know what you think via our social channels; and also please like, follow, subscribe, and share as much as possible!

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  2. PussyGalore

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    Looks interesting. Regarding gaming, did they mean they are going to be making their own original titles or did they mean that they will simply carry universal titles that are available on other systems? Also, I find the wood grain finish on that one model to be too much of a 70's throwback, lol.
     
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  3. Lord Ba'al

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    I don't think they'll be making their own games but leave that to the specialists. Looks like they are intent on getting themselves a piece of home entertainment center hardware pie.
     
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  4. PussyGalore

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    Tough market to crack. PS4 and Xbox can do pretty much the same thing as the Atari except for maybe the Linux thing. But that only appeals to people who know what Linux is to begin with. It will be interesting to see how they market it.
     
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  5. Lord Ba'al

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    Don't underestimate the appeal for people who used to own Atari consoles and computers back in the day. If the product performs well I think they can get a fair share of the market and grow from there.
     
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