What is a 2017 Ataribox?
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    dethknave
    Posts: 31 from 2015/11/28
    Is thing thing a hoax? Is it some fpga thing? Or is it some legitimate device ?
    Windows 10? Think again!
    http://youtu.be/u1kGMCfb2xw
  • »12.06.17 - 05:20
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    Kronos
    Posts: 1661 from 2003/2/24
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    dethknave wrote:
    Is thing thing a hoax? Is it some fpga thing? Or is it some legitimate device ?


    Nah, just an empty forum post rambling bout something unknown while being offtopic.
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  • Yokemate of Keyboards
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    Andreas_Wolf
    Posts: 9218 from 2003/5/22
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    > Is it some fpga thing? Or is it some legitimate device ?

    An "fpga thing" wouldn't be a "legitimate device"?
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    CraigE
    Posts: 22 from 2017/5/28
    My initial thought based on the video on the website (https://www.ataribox.com) would be an emulation box along the lines of the NES mini built to look like a 2600..

    The only thing that makes me thing different, is the various owners of Atari over the years have already put out a load of 'Flashback' devices (I have two myself) and they haven't exactly set the world on fire - so maybe it's ACTUALLY a new console?
  • »12.06.17 - 10:53
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    Kronos
    Posts: 1661 from 2003/2/24
    Retroconsole -> meeeeehhhhh

    "New" console ->
    either a closed down gaming PC without the maintenance needs of an actual gaming PC (Xbox/PS4)
    lots of 3rd party support needed

    or something like Nintendo with massive exclusive/inhouse games
    absurd amount of money needed
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  • Paladin of the Pegasos
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    redrumloa
    Posts: 1097 from 2003/4/13
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    absurd amount of money needed


    Absurd indeed. I have to question the sanity of people who bought one at those ridiculous prices.
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  • Priest of the Order of the Butterfly
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    Intuition
    Posts: 884 from 2013/5/24
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    A PC in a 2600 case running Aranym on SteamOS. ;)
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  • Jim
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    Jim
    Posts: 4134 from 2009/1/28
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    Quote:

    Kronos wrote:
    Retroconsole -> meeeeehhhhh

    "New" console ->
    either a closed down gaming PC without the maintenance needs of an actual gaming PC (Xbox/PS4)
    lots of 3rd party support needed

    or something like Nintendo with massive exclusive/inhouse games
    absurd amount of money needed


    Good guess, Kronos.
    PC hardware it is apparently.

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  • »16.06.17 - 18:54
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    Kronos
    Posts: 1661 from 2003/2/24
    Quote:

    redrumloa wrote:
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    absurd amount of money needed


    Absurd indeed. I have to question the sanity of people who bought one at those ridiculous prices.


    ???

    Bought both the WiiU (years ago) and the Switch at normal retail prices and consider both money well spent.

    Breath of the wild has me hocked up like no other game in a decade or so.
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  • »16.06.17 - 21:36
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