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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #120 on: May 22, 2019, 03:55:21 AM »

We have another exciting update today and will be sharing the latest news from the world of Atari VCS peripherals. Our latest Atari VCS developer blog showcases the improvements and final designs of the Atari Classic Joystick and Atari Modern Controller, the first two all-new Atari input devices designed specifically for the VCS that will be shipping to our Indiegogo backers, alongside the system itself; and then to the world.

These two awesome input devices have come a long way and benefitted from a number of iterations and enhancements since we first showed them last year. We think you will like what you see and learn. Speaking of Indiegogo, in case you still need to order an actual VCS system, and/or have fallen hard for these sweet new Joysticks and Controllers after reading the new blog -- all the products are currently still available via Indemand on our Indiegogo campaign page.

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #121 on: June 11, 2019, 18:58:06 PM »
Based on an update posted today, we have an official launch month for the system:  March 2020.

The Atari VCS team is pleased to make some exciting announcements at the dawn of the 2019 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

The Atari VCS campaign on Indiegogo has officially come to a close and the Atari VCS Official Online Pre-Sale has now begun! Shop now for Atari VCS systems and accessories in the USA at GameStop.com, Walmart.com and of course, the relaunched AtariVCS.com.

New models and configurations can now be viewed and ordered for products that will start shipping in March 2020. Additional retailers and international markets will be announced.

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #122 on: June 12, 2019, 17:11:47 PM »
I hope this ends up being successful but I think the price could be a big problem for most. The basic unit for $250 is quite a bit already but the deluxe version with more ram and both controllers is going for $390!

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #123 on: June 13, 2019, 03:08:29 AM »
That's quite a bit of $$$ for the full package. 

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #124 on: September 25, 2019, 11:33:08 AM »
Have just seen this on a social media and I have to say I'm quite concerned for those that paid and backed this project as Atari seem to be ignoring their audience, understandably things change direction and rarely do they actually ever arrive on time, but Atari aren't doing themselves any favours here..

Have a look : https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2019/09/25/atari_retro_console/

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #125 on: September 25, 2019, 12:10:14 PM »
Oh boy.  That keeps looking worse and worse. 

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #126 on: September 25, 2019, 17:55:28 PM »
I'm afraid I don't have a lot of sympathy for anyone who coughed up money based on what evidence was available.

I hope it works out for people but I really don't see it at this point unless they pull a magic rabbit out of a hat.

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #127 on: September 25, 2019, 18:10:09 PM »
Shocking state of affairs to be honest.
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #128 on: September 25, 2019, 19:42:34 PM »
It's really unfortunate because this drags the Atari name further down the drain.

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #129 on: September 25, 2019, 23:52:53 PM »
Holy crap, glad I didn't buy in!

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #130 on: September 28, 2019, 20:24:51 PM »
Looks like Atari knows what's going on and they've posted an update...


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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #131 on: September 29, 2019, 10:42:11 AM »
The whole thing is a mess and doesn’t show any promise now 😐
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #132 on: September 29, 2019, 15:46:12 PM »
The above of what Trek has posted is collateral damage control with liaising the premise for the money investment which diverts from for what the actually specifications of the machine and it UI it will use, if they truly had any real progress of the hardware they would have retroactively promoted across all social media and news portals, the above is simply a diversion while they conduct additional fire control while they progress with development. I know they are working on real hardware it's just it could be a case of Atari thinking that this is still the nineties where R&D and cost of chips etc. are at the same price ranges 😆

When it arrives, I'm sure it's going to be lambasted for not having this or that..and is the way of he general public these days.

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #133 on: September 29, 2019, 18:24:39 PM »
There's a phrase there that makes you wonder what the heck they've been doing: "Funds have been allocated to Atari VCS development..."  When?  Now?!?!?

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #134 on: September 30, 2019, 14:07:08 PM »
And now there is an official update sent by "Atari."



Hello Backers, Fans, and Followers!

Ready for some exciting new Atari VCS news? After a bit more radio-silence than we’d planned, we’re now ready to talk about something you’ve all been wanting to hear a lot more about: games!

And it’s not just a few games either. We’re talking about thousands of games, ready for you to play, at the launch of the Atari VCS. As you are reading this, we have dropped a press release announcing our exclusive partnership with Antstream Arcade to deliver the entire retro Atari games back catalog to the Atari VCS, along with thousands of other fully-licensed classic games available on the Antstream service. So, along with beloved Atari classics like Asteroids, Centipede, and Missile Command, there are thousands of additional arcade, desktop, and console titles available, such as Bad Dudes vs. DragonNinja, Double Dragon, Jumpman, Metal Slug and many others.

Please check out the full Atari VCS / Antstream Arcade PR announcement here.

Then check out the latest Atari VCS Medium Blog here, for additional details about this exciting partnership.

You can find all the previous Atari VCS developer blog posts here.

Once again, please complete your BackerKit survey as soon as possible. There are still more than 300 backers who need to do this. Check your spam filter for the address you used on Indiegogo if you have not seen the emails from BackerKit or go to https://atari-vcs.backerkit.com/ and request a survey. This survey and your backer profile is the best way to ensure that you will get all the right products sent to the right place at the right time.

As always, thanks again to every backer for your ongoing support. Things are heating up!

⁠— The Atari VCS Team

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