Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 21st Jun 2017 19:26 UTC
Games

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.

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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.

It seems extremely unlikely that this will be a console in the Xbox, Playstation, or Switch sense, but if it's based on PC technology, it won't be some rebranded Android tablet either. I wasn't an Atari kid when I was young - PC and Nintendo all the way - so I have no sense of nostalgia for the company, but I'm still intrigued.

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RE[9]: PC Tech
by Earl C Pottinger on Sat 24th Jun 2017 04:03 UTC in reply to "RE[8]: PC Tech"
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But on the other hand, if you look at the graphic needs of Atari games none of the old ones will need more than a fraction of the GPU power of the AMDs.

And if they are smart as Nintendo they can deliver games that people want to play without needing the latest and greatest GPU to power the display.

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