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: Colecovision
by jockm on Wed 21st Jun 2017 22:52 UTC in reply to "Colecovision"
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You mean like the ColecoVision Flashback: https://www.amazon.com/ColecoVision-AtGames-Flashback-Classic-Game-E...

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RE[2]: Colecovision
by David on Wed 21st Jun 2017 23:08 in reply to "RE: Colecovision"
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I had no idea that existed, but from looking at the reviews, it seems the actual product isn't nearly as good as the one in my mind would be.

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