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Re: Atari Box update

Posted: September 29th, 2017, 5:16 pm
by Voor
Because of my age, when I think of atari, I think retro. And $300 for anything retro is way too much if you ask me.

Re: Atari Box update

Posted: September 30th, 2017, 9:34 am
by pacman000
Voor wrote:Because of my age, when I think of atari, I think retro. And $300 for anything retro is way too much if you ask me.
Maybe they're going for the J.C. Penny pricing scheme; mark it up high so you can run a sale every weekend.

Re: Atari Box update

Posted: October 18th, 2017, 4:51 pm
by pacman000
http://atariage.com/forums/index.php?ap ... _id=534733

An interview with Feargal Mac (Mac Conuladh,) who's over Atari Box's development.

If kids can hook up their laptops to the TV, do they need this?

Re: Atari Box update

Posted: October 18th, 2017, 10:01 pm
by Paul Campbell
Wait.... THAT'S the guy who is overseeing this? He's a total scammer. That game band was an overpriced thumb drive, and the crowdfunders never got the band they expected, after an almost eternal delay. His new idea for a smart watch that simply holds an SD card to save your games is marketed like a Sham-Wow, and is a complete joke. I am officially disinterested in this box, just like that.

Re: Atari Box update

Posted: November 21st, 2017, 2:21 pm
by pacman000
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/266480 ... ?p=3895029

AtariBox finally revealed their controller. Looks like an old Atari 2600 joystick streamlined for modern eyes.

Re: Atari Box update

Posted: November 21st, 2017, 8:48 pm
by scotland
Interesting - they do look like they gave a classic boxy Atari 2600 controller to an art student, and said, 'make it slick'.

Several issues
1) The button is not raised up enough
2) Why not a button on each side for both right and left handed people? (or a button on the top of the joystick)
3) Why not a turbo button?

Alternatively, many people might prefer a d-pad and not a joystick at all.

Re: Atari Box update

Posted: November 21st, 2017, 9:04 pm
by Ozzybear
Just seen this on Facebook, I think it looks very well done.

Re: Atari Box update

Posted: November 21st, 2017, 9:14 pm
by newmodelarmy
I think the controller looks pretty cool. I will not be buying one of these but I don't wish failure on any company. I hope they are very successful but I am not very optimistic about their chances.

Re: Atari Box update

Posted: December 11th, 2017, 9:18 am
by pacman000
http://atariage.com/forums/topic/266480 ... try3909288

Pre Orders Dec. 14

Does this mean they're dropping the crowd funding campaign?

Re: Atari Box update

Posted: December 12th, 2017, 12:27 am
by BanjoPickles
I hate to be "that" guy, but I'm seriously not understanding the point of this. It's entering an already crowded market for the same price as a PS4 (which, btw, has two Atari Flashback volumes readily available), no distinguishable hook, and it's competing with itself in all of the wrong ways (do I buy a Flashback for $40, or an Atari Box, which has less functionality than my PS4, Switch, AND phone for $300?).

Don't get me wrong, it's a neat little curiosity, but how could this possibly go anywhere?