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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Meh
by emphyrio on Thu 28th Sep 2017 11:15 UTC
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One needs only to see the steam page of RollerCoaster Tycoon World for about 5 to 10 seconds to turn (from a sceptic) into a firm believer of failure.

Edited 2017-09-28 11:16 UTC

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