New Atari Console “Ataribox” in the Works


The (somehow) still existing Atari has announced that its previous teaser (that numerous individuals may have glossed over) is in fact announcing a new console, possibly earning favor with the oldest of gamers who actually remember the ancient wooden consoles back in the old days.

Atari CEO Fred Chesnais confirmed this news in a special interview stating “We’re back in the hardware business” and that the console would be based on “PC technology”, a vague declaration that has naturally spawned various theories attempting to deduce its significance.

The announcement video:

Due to the name of the YouTube channel for the announcement video and the teaser website on which the video can also be seen, many believe that this new console may be called the “Ataribox”, though there has been no official confirmation on this.

Unfortunately, little else was revealed about this console and some are having doubts about whether it will be able to compete with other consoles on the market, let alone emulators – although the success of Nintendo in recycling its old consoles may indicate otherwise…

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    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 18/06/2017 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Atari was sh*t.

    Amiga forever!

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    Comment by cpc65
    22:37 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    My folks always got us "the alternative" to whatever everyone else in the neighborhood got. They bought us the Magnavox Odyssey II game system. It was still a pretty good system. Eventually we got a C64 and then I bought my own Amiga when I could afford it.

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    Comment by Shaolan-kun
    07:09 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Finally found you, my long lost bro...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:48 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There was only one true brotherhood back then.
    And you know which is it lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:21 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Amiga was king but people refused to let it die it kept whoring its self out to whoever paid for the name and now you can own a next gen Amiga that isn't a pc for twice as much as a pc :x
    (almost wish it had died)

    anyway on topic hope this isn't some vaporware or worse end up being a living room pc running windows in a box with Atari slammed on the side.

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    Comment by cpc65
    22:31 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Well of course Atari is still around! You could clearly see their logo on the side of a building in Blade Runner, so that proved they'd last until at least 2019. Now if you'll excuse me I must go on some errands in my flying car.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:19 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Atari needs to die, i hope their new system fails so we can finally get rid of this ancient relic of a company

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:13 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well...what could you expect of something built from wood and stone?

    It biodegrades nicely tho.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:38 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Great, yet another console with no decent games. Fuck games man, let's just keep making new platforms. That'll sell real fucking well.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:55 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    If they want to make a system to run PC games it will have to be pretty cheap compared to the other consoles too. So it would have to be cheaper than the ps4 and Xbox one, and possibly the switch(although the switch is a joke I it's own right) and cheaper than a PC that could run these games. If they can do that then they may actually have a chance but it's pretty unlikely they will be able to make a console under 300 dollars...

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:32 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There are some crazy spanish guys making a portable steam machine under 350 bucks, so it's actually quite possible...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:42 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sucks that no one has done a Dreamcast ripoff. You'd only need what 32gb? card for a few dozen Dreamcast games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:50 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Dreamcast will rise again!

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:33 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who said it ever died?

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:15 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Ataribox Pro X

    Avatar of A Mischievous Faerie.
    05:29 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So would it be wood grain and use carts?

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:15 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Years in making
    Atari was bankrupt and bought over in 2013
    >Ataribox is a PC-based and listed in IntelDev program
    So, another "Steam PC" console type and rely on the online game store business model.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:30 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah its basically a PC meant entirely for gaming. We all know this.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:42 19/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, its called console.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Somehow still existing" sound quite... I mean, it's part of the Bandai Namco Tecmo Koei Infogrames Atari etc group!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:38 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck atari
    i'm not going to forget how they fucked over txk

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:59 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Either a retro console like Nintendo's or a gaming based PC. I'd personally like the latter since I want to see more gaming OEMs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:43 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    A console or a gaming PC is the same thing except the OS. Beside, there is tiny gaming PC that is built almost like a console from motherboard manufacturer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:04 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    >tiny gaming PC that is built almost like a console from motherboard manufacturer.
    A laptop?

    Comment by Anonymous

    1.- No one gives a shit.
    2.- It's going to fail and sink Infogrames (yes, I refuse to call it Atari) into irrelevance even more.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Why the hell Atari still even exist?!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:49 20/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Heroes never die!

    Comment by Anonymous

    -.- Several spectators have done their research on the video/website. It looks more and more like a fan-video rather than anything Atari actually came up with. One key spectator took note of the typography, the website's ownership, all of these elements reveal that no 'business owner' owns this website, as it's created using WIX and run with GoDaddy... a lot of other common indicators that reveal that the marketing brand of this project cannot be real, just based on the rule of business practices.

    Better luck next time.

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    Comment by Zomb1e13
    04:51 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It is confirmed to be real by the Atari CEO at E3.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 18/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I do have to question this decision though. The console market has already been pretty saturated by well established companies for quite a while, is it remotely a good idea for a company that fell out of the market in the past to try to reenter the business? Not to mention the issue of game developers having to get around to figuring out developing for this system.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 21/06/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    its all depending on what you give the customers.

    say Ataribox is a x86\x64 computer-based console it doesnt need to be a "pure" one like PS4 and XB1.

    Atari(infogrames) is under Namco Bandai now meaning lots of games in backup and say its like a Steambox running Linux its not that difficult to add in say both a game and appstore and also emulator loaded with roms and then you can say pay to get modern versions of the game with at least 10 different versions of pac-man :P)

    and it could even run Steam on the side.
    (sales are sales, even trough Steam though they are greedy on what that take of sales but it would be a carrot for all those steam-users)

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