Crowdfunded Ataribox Postponed Until further notice

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    The crew behind the Ataribox on IndieGoGo (Kickstarter) last Thursday should have started with their crowdfunding campaign, as it seems, that has been postponed until further notice as noted on the
     
  2. sammarbella

    sammarbella Ancient Guru

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    It's not a surprise at least for me, they spent a good amount of money on marketing but...:

    - Few to no details on hardware specs
    - Games?What games?
    - Past fails of the brand

    Get the money and run?

    :S
     
  3. ubercake

    ubercake Member Guru

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    The re-release of the old-time consoles is neat in theory, but when I try to re-play the games I once played 35 years ago (I guess I'm dating myself there) today, I think to myself "We've come a long way!" and then I quickly discard it and move on to a modern title.

    The nostalgia of playing the old title only remains when it's only a memory and not something I experience again. You know?
     
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  4. XP-200

    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    Did they have the rights to even do this and use the Atari name to boot?
     

  5. waltc3

    waltc3 Master Guru

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    Reminds me of people capitalizing and still making money on the Amiga. Way, way back in the wayback machine I used nothing but Amigas for seven years--right up until C= went belly up. In its day, the Amiga was king--unchallenged, unsurpassed--the "god" of computerdom at the time. I owned during that period at least one of every Amiga model manufactured except for the A1000--which I passed on in 1987--to pick up an A500 instead. Stuff you could do with Amigas in those days was incredibly advanced--and often directly contradicted what Bill Gates at the time would proclaim was "possible"...;) But like all good things, eventually the Amiga party came to an end because of the mismanagement of C=--few there in the company understood the potential of the machine or even what made it so superior at the time--the platform was far more than just gaming. By contrast, looking at MS-DOS environments in the 1986-1993 period was like comparing neanderthal cave paintings to Michelangelo's renderings in the Sistine Chapel...there was indeed that much difference. But that was then. Today the Win10x64 hardware and software environs are, as one might expect after such a passage of time, much superior--and indeed, picked up a few things from the Amiga and incorporated them (such as preemptive multitasking.) I own every major game I owned during my Amiga years and they all run fine either under an Amiga emulator like UAE, or DOS emulations. There's simply no practical reason to buy an Amiga today--none. Nor would there be for an Atari box, either, imo.
     
  6. sykozis

    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    The "Ataribox" is apparently being developed by Atari, so I'd assume they have the rights to use their own branding....
     
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    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    I thought this was just another crowdfund run by some Atari fans, i had no idea it was actually Atari running it.
     
  9. cryohellinc

    cryohellinc Maha Guru

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    Was actually looking forward to it. Never made any preorders and wanted to wait for reviews. Still curious IF it will come out to what sort of product will it be. Let's see!
     
  10. gx-x

    gx-x Maha Guru

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    If they were 100% honest and dedicated - they would have gone KickStarter. But since IndieGoGo was the choice (read: oh well, we can always take the money and run), I doubt it will ever see more than a few prototypes.

    edit: yes yes, I am aware that they talked to AMD and AMD has everything ready for them, for when they can cough up the cash.
     

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