Further Details About The 'AtariBox' Revealed

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Prans, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. the_randomizer

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    Made with real wood" without showing what games are included is a pretty pathetic selling point.
     
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  2. Tom Bombadildo

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    I forgot
    I wasn't aware the Raspberry could "run (games) that a mid-range PC can handle". Did they release a new version? A Raspberry Pi 4 with a full fledge x86 CPU and dedicated GPU?

    This isn't a NES Classic ripoff that just emulates old Atari games, it's a full PC "console".
     
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  3. the_randomizer

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    My point about "real wood" as a selling point, and not showing what games are included, is a pretty lame selling point. They could've at least listed what games will be included, what emulators can run, etc, no?
     
  4. mech

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    They are also doing a nice black one with a red logo, I will be buying that one.
     
  5. TheDarkGreninja

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    This is absolute shite, looked pretty good but man is this thing useless. I think Atari forgot emulators exist.
     
  6. leon315

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    Nha, if it will have open OS and the hw is powerful enough we can install psp PSX mame emulators etc.... In it and expand it via USB Hdd :)
     
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  7. KingVamp

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    Putting in some positively here. lol

    Maybe if they make or get their own exclusives. Also, they can have free online. Maybe being the last console to have it.

    I think it less that no one wants them and more of companies not doing a PC-like console right. If the Steam Machines wasn't so confusing, it could have turned out better.

    If the console is successful enough or simple don't want to just give up, they will just make another console. Like everyone else does.

    If this is successful (or at least successful enough), that means more games for Linux.
     
  8. lordkaos

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    When will I get my colecoVision box?, lol.
     
  9. weatMod

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    So how much trade in value do you think Gamestop will offer me for my Atari Jaguar in trade for one of these babies?
    It's mint cond, only been played one time
     
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  10. petethepug

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    One problem, you can learn about PC's but then you have to build one (or find someone else to do it.) If you don't have any of the options then your screwed.
    On paper it sounds easy but its not, and some people don't even want to deal with any screw up's or scams having no clue what they are buying.

    That's just from my perspective though, and having people around being very careful on what they buy and don't want to jump into another market.
     
  11. Memoir

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    Building a PC is like building a Lego set. A lot easier than it seems. Just read the instructions and take your time. My first build took about 4 hours.. But now I'm down to about 30 minutes to boot.
     
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    It's interesting, I like stuff like this, but that price is too high.
    It took me a while to save up for a Raspberry Pi 3, this is way out of my teen pocket budget.
     
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    Wouldn't mind having one.
     
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  15. usernamecharlie

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    Will get one as well, just loving videogames and consoles :)
     
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    I just want final specs. I'm really hoping this is on par with a decent 720p gaming rig. Match that with the size and it's a damn win!
     
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    It looks nice, isn't huge and can run linux. Since it'll be open and I can run a regular desktop DE as well as programs I think I'll grab one just to have a nice looking machine for my TV.

    Sounds like a good L4D, Minecraft and Emulator machine for my TV that isn't just my RaspPi in an ugly case.
     
  18. Xzi

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    Well, it'll probably flop for the same reason Steam Machines did. Console players want things simple, a lot of 'em don't even know the ins and outs of Windows, and Linux is considerably more complicated than that. PC players already have a PC, so unless they're in the market for a secondary one, they won't be interested either. I wouldn't even be that surprised if the crowdfunding campaign fails, unless they've set the goal very low.
     
  19. Vieela

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    Quite disappointed. I thought this was a new and interesting concept, but it seems just a normal computer? I don't know for sure tbh
     
  20. TotalInsanity4

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    To be fair, if they have their own overlay UI that wouldn't be a huge issue, especially if they enable a desktop mode in settings