Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Sep 2017 10:16 UTC
Games

Ars Technica:

The spec sheet, as announced, is still pretty vague, but Atari has confirmed a few notable things, starting with a price point between $250 and $300. In exchange for costing roughly as much as a Nintendo Switch, Xbox One S, or PlayStation 4, the Ataribox will come packed with an "AMD customized processor with Radeon graphics technology." Additionally, this will not be an Android system. Instead, the Ataribox will run Linux "with a customized, easy-to-use user interface."

Open, hackable Linux-based consoles don't exactly have a great track record, so colour me skeptical.

Wouldn't be the first time my skepticism turns out to be spot-on. I don't think the Ataribox is the next Commodore USA, but I'm afraid its fate will be the same, regardless.

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RE: Comment by ilovebeer
by leech on Thu 28th Sep 2017 23:18 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
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I kind of disagree, those Atari flashback devices of the 2600 sell quite well. Enough so that they keep releasing new ones.

Honestly, I never had a big 'Oh my god! Nintendo!' There was a point in time when Video Games WERE Atari. "Where's Bobby, isn't he coming to hang out?" "He's home playing Atari."

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