Atari Returns to the Hardware Business

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  1. Tuckerfan

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    What kind of console they're going to be making is still unknown.
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    Microsoft and Sony have the console market locked up.

    Nintendo is still hanging in there with their niche products and great IP.

    and everyone else games on their PC or on their smartphone/tablets.

    There are already multiple VR products out on the market.

    I don't see where there would be any room for Atari to jump back into the market after such a long time.

    Every console of theirs since the 2600 has been a failure. They had the 5200, the 7800, the Atari Lynx, and the Atari Jaguar. I don't anyone that owned any of those.
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    That's a bunch of unlikely speculation, isn't it? How is NES at all feasible, given Nintedo's protectionism? And how is it based on PC technology? And without nostalgia about the original NES, why would anyone choose it over emulation?
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    Your post is confusing to me! :O

    Atari isn't planning to release any kind of NES anything. Nintendo already did that and it was a huge success.
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  5. Professor Sexbot

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    I owned the 5200. Absolutely terrible machine
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    I remember Atari had a PC competitor back in the 80's but it flopped. Even radio shack's Tandy did better.
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    They had a number of them. The first one was the Atari 400, the second one was the 800, and there was at least one more after that.
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    I was more into Commodore 64/128 nerd with a PC clone in my dad's home office while all of our local schools used MAC due to that company's MACs for schools program. I never did use the Atari computer systems.

    Oh, and for game systems an old Atari 2600 and an NES.
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  9. Sean the Puritan

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    Actually I think the Atari 5200 was a GREAT machine.

    It had two major problems though.

    1. The controllers, while innovative, had a very shoddy mechanical design and broke really easily.
    2. Most of the games for the 5200 were just "better versions" of games that already existed for the 2600. No real innovative or "new" games.

    That was too bad, really, because the Atari 8-bit computers were actually pretty decent machines.
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    I for one welcome a new console on the market, maybe it will shake things up a bit
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    I doubt we will see that.
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    The only way this is successful is if Atari somehow manages to take the best of the PS4 and Xbox One while throwing out the bad of both and make a console that is just leaps and bounds above both systems that you have no choice but to have one.

    I don't see that happening.
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    I remember the Atari 2600. The Big 3 Consoles back in those days were Atari (the 2600), Colecovision, & Intellivision. Colecovision had an adapter you could buy to play all Atari 2600 games on it. Intellivision may have had the same thing?
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    This seems odd with how they're marketing this. I mean, making it out to be a machine that can handle all the latest everything as well as the classics, but also it doesn't come with a controller by default. You have to buy an upgraded bundle (which will cost more) to get a controller. What?

    I just think this is going to be a load of fuckery. I hope not, but... it is modern Atari, and they're a ghost of the company that existed back in the 1980s.
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    You can pre-order one starting Wednesday, and it'll show up sometime next year.
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    So far, things seem to be developing well. /s
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    I had the Atari 400, and it was awesome.
    Almost as good graphic as the NES, and before the NES.
    Dunno why it didn't take off.
    Must have come out right when the great E.T. crash happened.
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    The Atari 400 wasn't a video game machine though (semantics, semantics, semantics) it was a personal computer.

    Now, the Atari 5200, BASED on the Atari 400/800 architecture, THAT was a video game machine, and I loved it. Except for those horribly designed controllers. :(

    But these dudes made a better controller.... VIDEO
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    Amiga needs to make some mt32 again.