Atari VCS going to major retailers 06/15?!

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Re: Atari VCS going to major retailers 06/15?!

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 17th, 2021, 2:39 pm

I seriously think I would prefer to play my Fairchild Channel F!

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Re: Atari VCS going to major retailers 06/15?!

Postby MSR1701 » June 17th, 2021, 2:48 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:I seriously think I would prefer to play my Fairchild Channel F!

LOL!

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Re: Atari VCS going to major retailers 06/15?!

Postby Allpaul » June 21st, 2021, 4:15 pm

I bought one, and I'm enjoying it. There are some UI things that are taking some time to get used to, but they are releasing updates all the time. I like that it's upgradable. I just bought an internal drive for it, so I'll probably put another OS on it and dual boot.

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Re: Atari VCS going to major retailers 06/15?!

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 21st, 2021, 9:12 pm

Allpaul,
Thanks for chiming in - I'd really like to hear you're analysis after you'd spent some time with this!
Sounds like you're a real tech-savvy guy with the upgrades.
Any cool games yet?

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Re: Atari VCS going to major retailers 06/15?!

Postby Allpaul » June 21st, 2021, 10:04 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Allpaul,
Thanks for chiming in - I'd really like to hear you're analysis after you'd spent some time with this!
Sounds like you're a real tech-savvy guy with the upgrades.
Any cool games yet?


I just followed a video Atari posted on Youtube, and it was fairly easy.. I put a 1TB M.2 drive, and 32gb of ram in today. The next step is partitioning the drive. I'll use half for Windows 10, and the other half as storage for AtariOS.

I have Atari Vaults 1 (with comes per-installed for free), and I paid $4.99 for Vol 2. Vol 2 is interesting, because it has some Atari 5200 games. Antstream Arcade comes pre-installed as well. I'm mostly playing the arcade version of Mat Mania Challenge. I have fond memories of the arcade game, and the 7800 version really sucks, so it's nice to have the option.It also has odd 7800 games available. So far, Antstream is available for free.

I downloaded an app called Airconsole, and my wife and I played a trivia game on it. It seems like it would be fun at parties.

One game that I'll definitely buy is Spirit of the Samurai, when it comes out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrvZMP6Scys


I love this site and read it all the time, so I'll definitely keep you posted!

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Re: Atari VCS going to major retailers 06/15?!

Postby ASalvaro » June 22nd, 2021, 1:57 pm

Allpaul wrote:
VideoGameCritic wrote:Allpaul,
Thanks for chiming in - I'd really like to hear you're analysis after you'd spent some time with this!
Sounds like you're a real tech-savvy guy with the upgrades.
Any cool games yet?


I just followed a video Atari posted on Youtube, and it was fairly easy.. I put a 1TB M.2 drive, and 32gb of ram in today. The next step is partitioning the drive. I'll use half for Windows 10, and the other half as storage for AtariOS.

I have Atari Vaults 1 (with comes per-installed for free), and I paid $4.99 for Vol 2. Vol 2 is interesting, because it has some Atari 5200 games. Antstream Arcade comes pre-installed as well. I'm mostly playing the arcade version of Mat Mania Challenge. I have fond memories of the arcade game, and the 7800 version really sucks, so it's nice to have the option.It also has odd 7800 games available. So far, Antstream is available for free.

I downloaded an app called Airconsole, and my wife and I played a trivia game on it. It seems like it would be fun at parties.

One game that I'll definitely buy is Spirit of the Samurai, when it comes out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrvZMP6Scys


I love this site and read it all the time, so I'll definitely keep you posted!

i don't have a VCS but watching videos of it on youtube it got me interested in Antstream and i gotta say i really like it!
thats awesome Atari Vault 2 has some 5200 games

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Re: Atari VCS going to major retailers 06/15?!

Postby BlasteroidAli » June 22nd, 2021, 10:27 pm

ASalvaro wrote:
Allpaul wrote:
VideoGameCritic wrote:Allpaul,
Thanks for chiming in - I'd really like to hear you're analysis after you'd spent some time with this!
Sounds like you're a real tech-savvy guy with the upgrades.
Any cool games yet?




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrvZMP6Scys


I love this site and read it all the time, so I'll definitely keep you posted!

i don't have a VCS but watching videos of it on youtube it got me interested in Antstream and i gotta say i really like it!
thats awesome Atari Vault 2 has some 5200 games

https://www.antstream.com/ It works on linux, mac, windows, Android and Kindle fire which is of course linux based.
https://videogamecritic.com/switchac.htm?s=3#rev5349 If you check out the critics review of Atari classics on the switch you will see that it has 16 classic Atari 5200 games included.

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Re: Atari VCS going to major retailers 06/15?!

Postby Allpaul » June 23rd, 2021, 5:53 pm

BlasteroidAli wrote:
ASalvaro wrote:
Allpaul wrote:

https://www.antstream.com/ It works on linux, mac, windows, Android and Kindle fire which is of course linux based.
https://videogamecritic.com/switchac.htm?s=3#rev5349 If you check out the critics review of Atari classics on the switch you will see that it has 16 classic Atari 5200 games included.


There's definitely not a lot (or any) exclusives on the system. I don't do any gaming on my Mac, so the VCS is the first console I bought in years. It's definitely the most modern that I own (unless you count my Apple TV), so these are my first experiences with the Vaults and Antstream.

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Re: Atari VCS going to major retailers 06/15?!

Postby BlasteroidAli » June 25th, 2021, 6:28 am

Allpaul wrote:
BlasteroidAli wrote:
ASalvaro wrote:https://www.antstream.com/ It works on linux, mac, windows, Android and Kindle fire which is of course linux based.
https://videogamecritic.com/switchac.htm?s=3#rev5349 If you check out the critics review of Atari classics on the switch you will see that it has 16 classic Atari 5200 games included.


There's definitely not a lot (or any) exclusives on the system. I don't do any gaming on my Mac, so the VCS is the first console I bought in years. It's definitely the most modern that I own (unless you count my Apple TV), so these are my first experiences with the Vaults and Antstream.

I like the idea of one and would if they were being sold in this country think about getting one. Thrustlander just now is exclusive. Maybe not much of an exclusive but one nonetheless. It being Gravatar in all but name. Also I am not sure why they are not emulating Tempest 2000. Easily the best game Atari have released in the last 30 years. Tempest 4k looks like it is going to be a great game but if the pc version is anything to go by, the control is not there.

Like the Critic says. It is great that you have one and I look forward to your thoughts about it.


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