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    Atari CEO confirms the company is working on a new game console

    https://venturebeat.com/2017/06/16/a...-game-console/

    Atari CEO Fred Chesnais told GamesBeat in an exclusive interview that his fabled video game company is working on a new game console.

    In doing so, the New York company might be cashing in on the popularity of retro games and Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition, which turned out to be surprisingly popular for providing a method to easily play old games like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda in HD on a TV.

    Last week, Atari began teasing a new product called the Ataribox.The video released on a non-Atari web site showed a picture of some kind of hardware product, but many people wondered if the teaser was fake. Others had no idea what the video was showing about a “brand new Atari product years in the making.”

    After all, nobody makes a game console with wood-grain siding. But at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Chesnais told me that the rumors are true.

    “We’re back in the hardware business,” he said.

    Chesnais declined to describe a lot of details about the console. But he said it is based on PC technology. He said Atari is still working on the design and will reveal it at a later date.

    Chesnais said that Atari’s revival is well under way. Atari filed for bankruptcy protection in 2013, but Chesnais bought it and pledged to make it great again. The company is now profitable, and it is engaged in making mobile games. It is licensing its brands more widely, such as licensing its Atari name for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 movie


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    Sony could use some competition since Nintendo are in their own zone doing their own thing.
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    there is a linkback in the quote line so they can go back and look at the entire original post.

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    "Based on PC technology". Doesn't that go without saying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vyse View Post
    "Based on PC technology". Doesn't that go without saying?
    Pretty much. The thing will obviously depend heavily on third parties.











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    I would be interested to see if it ends up being an actual new console competing with Sony and Microsoft. What exclusive games and features would we see from Atari?

    I don't care about another glorified mobile games console or a re-release of the dinosaur Atari consoles.
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    The "Atari Leopard". That is my prediction for the name.

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    The CEO said they are working on a console called Ataribox... lol. wtf kinda name is that. "We can't think of something on our own, so we'll slap a "box" on it." LMAO




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    Maybe they can call it the "ABOX One SX"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lethal View Post
    The "Atari Leopard". That is my prediction for the name.
    Atari Cougar sounds more exciting.
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    So, what kind of CPU and GPU do you guys think we'll see, assuming this new Atari console will be competing with Sony and Microsoft?
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