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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #105 on: July 16, 2018, 12:08:20 PM »
Seems to be the theme of "the day."  Everything has to be surrounded by drama. 
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #106 on: July 16, 2018, 13:26:09 PM »
Some of this does remind me of that Coleco Chameleon or whatever that was with fake video, the way Tempest 4000 was originally shown as running on early Atari VCS dev kits, later they said after people called them out it was just the PC version, and Jeff Minter didnt even know about the VCS let alone start to code anything for it, does make you wonder about anything else todo with the whole project.
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #107 on: July 17, 2018, 09:15:14 AM »
Certainly not got to a good start in terms of trust.
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #108 on: March 18, 2019, 21:32:28 PM »
It's been a while since anything got posted here about this.  I got an update today so I'm sharing it here:

Atari VCS 2019: More Power is Coming to the Atari VCS

Hello Backers!

The team entered the year 2019 with a lot of great momentum and excitement around the Atari VCS project, confident in our direction and progress. Atari is working with some of the top talent and companies in the business, all helping to implement the vision for both the product and all the elements that go into it.

This project’s integrity and backers’ emotional and financial investments are and will always be our top priorities. Today’s new Atari VCS blog, linked below, discusses our recent decision to upgrade to an all-new AMD chip, and its impact on the product’s delivery which is now end of 2019.

When reading the blog, we hope you all appreciate the reasons why we decided to make this upgrade and why, when given an opportunity to improve the product in exchange for a new delivery date, we chose to upgrade. Working together with project partners and stakeholders, we took the time to fully-mature this important decision before making it public. The team is listening to your comments and questions and are confident that this change positively reflects many of our fans’ and backers’ feedback.

We also acknowledge your requests for more frequent updates, but please bear in mind that Atari and its partners are constrained by mutually-agreed approval processes and other restrictions that may be legal, self-imposed, regulatory and/or some combination of these. Details about the product(s) and strategies of both Atari and its partners can and will be shared only when all stakeholders agree.

We cannot thank you enough for your support!

The Atari VCS Team
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #109 on: March 18, 2019, 22:02:23 PM »
On the info I've just read it looks like to me just another games console emulator on a chip but I could be wrong.
Let's wait and see. 😀

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #110 on: March 18, 2019, 22:05:24 PM »
Oh here it is. Www.atarivcs.com

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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #111 on: March 18, 2019, 22:06:04 PM »
I guess we'll find out towards the end of the year.
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #112 on: March 23, 2019, 12:48:55 PM »
This is just too slow to market, by the time it comes out it will be superseded.
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #113 on: March 23, 2019, 13:33:02 PM »
That's likely why they chose to upgrade the CPU even if it meant delaying the release.
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #114 on: March 30, 2019, 02:35:08 AM »
Here is another update:

Hello Backers!

With the March AMD Ryzen upgrade announcement still fresh, the Atari VCS team spent four days at GDC in San Francisco where we met with numerous content providers and creators, distributors and others, before heading south to spend a full day with our engineering team to review and discuss the latest project developments, manufacturing schedules and status updates for the VCS.

Now that the AMD news and broader schedule change has been revealed, there is other news that we can now start sharing!

First up today is an all-new Official Atari VCS blog entry featuring a comprehensive overview of the updated industrial design architecture of the Atari VCS. The team is incredibly excited about the design and feature changes that have been made to prepare the VCS for final production. As we provide additional updates over the next few weeks and months, we think that fans and backers will appreciate all the thought and care that went into shaping our decisions.

One important thing to clarify for everyone right now is that all Atari VCS products are on the same timeline. Joysticks, Controllers and VCS systems ordered through the Indiegogo campaign and Backerkit platform will all ship to backers on the same schedule, regardless of whether they are standalone units or part of a bundle. This also applies to the rollout of retail product what it happens.

Thanks again for the ongoing support, kind words, and to the many new contributors to the Atari VCS campaign in recent months. It’s truly humbling that so many Atari fans around the world are not only excited about our first new game and entertainment system in decades, but willing to get behind it and help make it a reality. We appreciate all our passionate fans and are grateful to have each and every one of you on this journey with us!
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #115 on: April 04, 2019, 10:33:43 AM »
Cheers for the update.
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #116 on: April 04, 2019, 13:50:39 PM »
People are still saying nothing but negative stuff and turning the updates into something bad.
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #117 on: April 19, 2019, 23:33:16 PM »
Here's the latest updates:

Hello Backers!

In case you missed it: AMD has now officially announced its new Ryzen™ Embedded R1000 SoC in a press release on April 16th, 2019. They proudly mention the Atari VCS partnership and included the following quote from Atari:

“With the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 powering the Atari VCS, we can support the 4K 60fps HDR content that users expect from a modern, secure gaming and entertainment system.” said Michael Arzt, COO of Atari Connected Devices. “AMD’s new Ryzen Embedded SoC will also help protect the VCS’ environment and content as we support an unprecedented open-access model that allows Atari’s highly-creative community to install any other operating system side by side with the Atari OS.”

We are thrilled to be among the first companies to utilize this exciting new AMD product. We are also honored to be partnered with AMD and incredibly pleased with how well everything is proceeding with the Atari VCS project thanks to their assistance.

The team really appreciated all the great feedback regarding the updated design of the Atari VCS after our last update! Stay-tuned for a deep-dive into all the details of the final Classic Joystick and Modern Controller designs in our next Medium blog coming soon.

Thanks again!

— The Atari VCS Team
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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #118 on: April 22, 2019, 22:32:07 PM »
Cheers for that mate.


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Re: Atari Box
« Reply #119 on: April 29, 2019, 09:00:18 AM »
Yes, I get the emails also. I agree Trek, it is amazing, given how much support has been shown, that a number of sites and individuals still bash the VCS. There are many arguments to have over originality, Atari of old and the competition. However, this is a new product which, admittedly has been annoyingly delayed, should be judged as such. Something new on the market. I say, let’s go with it and see what we get when this thing is finally released.
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