Atari Box update

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Voor
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Re: Atari Box update

Postby Voor » September 29th, 2017, 5:16 pm

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.

pacman000
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Re: Atari Box update

Postby pacman000 » September 30th, 2017, 9:34 am

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.

pacman000
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Re: Atari Box update

Postby pacman000 » October 18th, 2017, 4:51 pm

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?

Paul Campbell
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Re: Atari Box update

Postby Paul Campbell » October 18th, 2017, 10:01 pm

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.

pacman000
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Re: Atari Box update

Postby pacman000 » November 21st, 2017, 2:21 pm

http://atariage.com/forums/topic/266480 ... ?p=3895029

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

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scotland
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Re: Atari Box update

Postby scotland » November 21st, 2017, 8:48 pm

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.

Ozzybear
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Re: Atari Box update

Postby Ozzybear » November 21st, 2017, 9:04 pm

Just seen this on Facebook, I think it looks very well done.

newmodelarmy
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Re: Atari Box update

Postby newmodelarmy » November 21st, 2017, 9:14 pm

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.


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