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    An unexpected gaming company is also releasing a console this holiday season: Atari. However, it's not competing to be your next-gen buy but is playing on nostalgia by bringing the classic game of PONG in a small, portable form factor.


    Developed by Unis Technology, the Atari Mini PONG Jr., it measures just 30-centimeters in length and sports an LCD screen. The device features single-player matches against an AI, 2-player local multiplayer, retro arcade sound effects, and physical dials for players to control their respective PONG paddles. The device is powered by a USB cable and adapter; users can optionally install three lithium rechargeable batteries to play on the go.

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    For additional features of the Atari Mini PONG Jr., see below:
    • Lightweight and compact in size
    • Perfect for home, office, and on-the-go
    • Play with AI or friends
    • Ten AI difficulty levels
    • Intuitive interface, simple to use controls
    • 7.9 Inch LCD Panel
    • Lithium Rechargeable battery (3) for portable use
    • USB powered
    This new console will launch exclusively online this holiday season. Atari mentioned that it will soon announce details on pricing and pre-orders, as well as additional gaming devices. What other devices would you like to see from the company?

    :arrow: SOURCE: GBAtemp Inbox
     
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  3. Jokey_Carrot

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    Neat.
     
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  4. SuperDan

    SuperDan Im Aware ... Im Unaware
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    Looks a bit poo but i still want one !!
     
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  5. duwen

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    A device that only plays one game is not a console.
     
  6. Lostbhoy

    Lostbhoy HEY YOU GUYS!
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    Just... Why??
    I hope it was cheap to make AND to sell for under 10 bucks! Coz it aint worth any more imo. Sorry!
     
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    it captures the spirit of a mini greatly: a small gizmo that is mostly an ornament, that you plug in ocasionally, play for 1 or 2 hours, forget about it for months, repeat
     
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    We criticize Sega for only including four games in their Game Gear Micro, and now Atari only includes one? :rolleyes:

    :ha:


    It's too big to be portable, but too small to be a coffee table when not in use :P

    I can't see too many people buying it.

    It had better be cheap.
     
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    The most I'd spend for something like this is $25.
     
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    really...can't you get one system out before announcing another...
     
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    I used to adore Atari back in my teens, was super loyal to them but I have to say they've totally lost touch with what buyers want, 1 disappointment after the other tbh
     
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    #nothankyou
     
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    I was about to point this out.
    The VCS is going to be a failure, and now they announce this?
    It's like they really want to fuck over themselves, are they into public humiliation or something?
     
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    That's actually a pretty cool little trinket. Though I wish you got some options to change the appearance in some ways, like let us change the colors from white to like neon colors and junk. It'd be cool if there was like an alternate more modern mode that gave it some more polish too, like extra visual effects when you hit the ball and stuff.
     
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    the minis just keep getting worse and worse...
     
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    pong in 2020 who will use this for more than 15 min? after that it just gets tossed in the basement lol and i bet they will be crazy enough to charge like 50$ for this just wait and see.
     
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    I definitely need this in my life. I'll be interested to see the price, here's hoping it's not another "Pay us $50 to play Super Mario Bros" type situation.
     
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    I won't spend more than $20 for that sort of thing, but I know I will be disappointed when they announce their price.
     
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    Atari trying to revive Pong consoles, now I've seen everything...
     
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    Atari is just a company name out of touch business men can adopt at this point.
     
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