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g01df1sh 
AtariBOX
Posted on 26-Sep-2017 13:40:19
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Hi all

I was kind of interested in this but after finding out it is running Linux I have lots interest we have enough Linux boxes we don't need more we need new innovation...

http://www.techradar.com/news/ataribox-everything-you-need-to-know-about-ataris-comeback-console

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Kronos 
Re: AtariBOX
Posted on 26-Sep-2017 15:23:12
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@g01df1sh

It could just as well run TOS, WinCE or CP/M.....


If it gets some exclusive content and is easy to use, why the Dell not?

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Re: AtariBOX
Posted on 26-Sep-2017 15:58:15
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@g01df1sh

How many Linux "boxes" by big recognizable brands are there? A low powered Linux box with decent graphics at a low price would be the bomb for me.

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Hypex 
Re: AtariBOX
Posted on 26-Sep-2017 16:11:48
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@g01df1sh

I guess that's where the BOX comes in. If it's a console won't it compete with the XBox? Perhaps using Linux will be innovative, after all, a game console these days is just a PC in a black box.

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BigD 
Re: AtariBOX
Posted on 26-Sep-2017 16:18:49
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@Hypex

If it had that latest PC Gauntlet Edition game I'd be interested but that's still owned by Warner Bros so probably no deal possible!! Atari's IP is a complex as Commodore's

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Re: AtariBOX
Posted on 26-Sep-2017 17:06:53
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@g01df1sh

According to CNET, they will run an Indigogo campaign for this thing... Seriously? I mean Atari is not exactly a broken startup... IOW they don't want to take any risks, not even with off the self hardware and software, but want to cash in on the retro crap like Nintendo (and more or less everyone else) does recently. But they hope the logo sells, apparently. Pathetic.

https://www.cnet.com/news/ataribox-will-have-amd-inside-cost-under-300/

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g01df1sh 
Re: AtariBOX
Posted on 26-Sep-2017 18:23:39
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@Chain-Q

Put standalone vampire in a nice case with Updated Gui using Aros or licensed AmigaOS3.x sell for 300 Atari will loose again...

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spud101 
Re: AtariBOX
Posted on 26-Sep-2017 19:12:32
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@g01df1sh

Maybe among us Forum visitors, but absolutely not in the real world...

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ne_one 
Re: AtariBOX
Posted on 28-Sep-2017 1:47:16
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Maybe among us Forum visitors, but absolutely not in the real world...


That's a little shortsighted.

With more than 5 million systems sold, even a small fraction appealing to the nostalgia market would be substantial.

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persia 
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Posted on 28-Sep-2017 8:47:28
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@Chain-Q

In 2013 Atari was three companies with ten employees....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari

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WolfpackN64 
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Posted on 28-Sep-2017 10:27:01
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@persia

I'm just making an educated guess here, but it seems like AtariBOX is using a license from Atari SA. They don't look like the same company, but more like an offshoot.

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Leo 
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Posted on 28-Sep-2017 13:06:47
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@Chain-Q

You think so?

From Wikipedia:

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On January 21, 2013, the four related companies Atari, Atari Interactive, Humongous, and California US Holdings filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.[46] All three Ataris emerged from bankruptcy one year later and the entering of the social casino gaming industry with Atari Casino.[47] Frederic Chesnais, who now heads all three companies, stated that their entire operations consist of a staff of 10 people.[48]


see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari

I am not surprised at all.

Atari should not be worth a lot more than Amiga these days. Didn't Amiga Inc try to launch a kickstarter campaign recently as well?

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syrtran 
Re: AtariBOX
Posted on 30-Sep-2017 13:45:42
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@Chain-Q

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... but want to cash in on the retro crap like Nintendo (and more or less everyone else) does recently. But they hope the logo sells, apparently.


I keep seeing this same phrase all over the internet and it gets under my skin. Just to set the record straight, Atari (the current version) has been 'selling the logo' on retro consoles for 13 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_Flashback

The Flashback 2 could even be modded with a cartridge port to play the old carts.

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