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    Fresh from a Facebook announcement post, veteran gaming brand Atari has teased "a brand new Atari product" that has been "years in the making." See the teaser for yourself:


    Atari is asking those interested to subscribe now at www.ataribox.com and be the first to know more. Judging from the site's name, this product might very well be call the Atari Box. And as this name suggests, it might very well be a console!

    What do you think will this new product actually be? What do you want it to be? And is there a place for a fourth competitor among gaming console hardware makers?

    Share your thoughts below!
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  3. RedoLane

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    Atari Classic Edition.
    Coming with over 20 games, including the infamous E.T game.
    Also with a real-size 1-button atari joystick which we found in our headquarters' dump.
     
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  4. CeeDee

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    Probably just gonna be some machine that emulates old Atari games.
     
  5. GerbilSoft

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    Quick guesses:
    • Yet another Atari plug & play unit, but maybe with more titles than just 2600. (and possibly either better emulation than the AtGames products, or going back to a 2600-on-a-Chip like the Flashback 2.)
    • Atari-branded PC with peripherals styled after the Atari 8-bit/16-bit line. (customizable to match 400/800, XL, XE, and/or ST) This was done with the Commodore 64 in 2011: http://www.pcworld.com/article/224722/new_commodore_64_is_finally_here_for_real.html
     
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  6. rileysrjay

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    Atari shall finally regain it's position at the top and crush Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and the rest of the industry with one swift stroke with the new ataribox that will emulate e.t. and pong only!
     
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    I actually had no clue Atari was still interested in the gaming market. If it is another system... So far we have Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and (if this is a true spoiler) Atari making gaming products.
    *Wait hang on* (Checks to see if its April)
    Nope, only time can tell :P

    But in all seriousness though. We will be having four competitors in the market now, three choices to choose a console was enough imo. But this is just making it more stressful for more future console owners imo.
    Who is next, sega?
     
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  8. sion_zaphod

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    A multi platform retro console that plays 2600, 5200, 7800, XEGS and JAGUAR games.

    Well a guy can dream
     
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    ET HD Remaster confirmed.
     
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    "a emulator for atari 2600 games"

    lol a damn calulator can emulate those games
     
  11. ned

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    Meh jumping on the bandwagon of the Spectrum Next.
     
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    That wood paneling... makes me think it's not The Atari Jaguar 2. All these mini consoles running emulators... maybe it's an FPGA this time though.
     
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    If Minecraft of all games can get a 4k shaders texture pack, then I have no doubt that the ET remaster will be in 4k also.
     
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    Does Atari even still exist?
     
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    Yeah that was my question too lol. I thought there was a holding company that licenses out the use of the name, but that's it.
     
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    Can't see a cartridge slot on this thing, so that tells me ATARI is going to be screwing us financially for DLC or their entire back catalogue. Unless this emulates JAGUAR perfectly I'm sticking with my RPI and Retropie.
     
  17. migles

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    i don't understand the purpose of a 21 seconds video off a logo with some gliche suspense music
     
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    GBAtemp is late with news again...
     
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    One of these brands should just accept that most people are happy with raspberry pis and just sell an official case to house a raspberry pi
     
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    Maybe its a Atari PC, naw just kidding.
     
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    Note that at the bottom of the page, there is a 'DEV' link which attempts to send an email with the subject of:
    "I'm a developer and want to know more about your platform"

    Doesn't sound like an emulation box to me...
     
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