These days in terms of gaming, the focus is on Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo. This is versus back in the day where companies such as Atari were extremely relevant. These days, while Atari is still known, it is no longer the gaming powerhouse that it once was, but it seems that the company is hoping to stay relevant in this day and age.
It’s safe to say that Nintendo kind of kicked off this recent trend of relaunching older consoles as they have done with the NES and SNES Classics. This spurred other companies to do the same, such as Atari who announced the Atari VCS back in 2017. The good news is that if you liked what you saw, you’ll be pleased to learn that pre-orders are now live as promised.
Last year Atari revealed that they would be sort-of reviving their console with the Ataribox which was later renamed to the be the Atari VCS. Unfortunately for gamers who were hoping to get their hands on the console, it seems that you will have a bit of waiting to do because it is only expected to begin shipping in 2019.
It seems to be a trend these days where we are seeing companies offer a modern take on vintage gadgets, like Nintendo who have launched the NES and SNES Classic consoles. You might have heard that Atari was attempting something similar with the Ataribox, and now it looks like we’re one step closer to seeing it made a reality.
If you thought that Kodak was the only company from days gone by that was jumping on the cryptocurrency bandwagon, think again. Atari has announced that it’s creating its own digital currency called Atari Token. The company had hinted that it was planning to move into the cryptocurrency space in December last year and has now provided some more details.
Rollercoaster Tycoon is one of those classic games that was extremely popular back in the day, and in recent times we’ve seen how it has been brought over onto other platforms. However recently Atari announced that they had plans to bring it over onto the Nintendo Switch and were using crowdfunding to achieve their goal.
The Rollercoaster Tycoon title is something of a classic as far as games are concerned, especially back in the day where sim-based games were at its peak (i.e. Sim City, Sim Tower, Theme Hospital, and so on). We’ve seen Atari bring the title onto various platforms, such as mobile, and now it looks like they want to bring it onto the Switch as well.
Atari fans who were looking forward to pre-order the company’s new console today will be disappointed to find out that the Ataribox pre-orders have been delayed. The company was supposed to start taking pre-orders for its new machine from today but it appears that development problems have forced Atari to delay the pre-orders. The company has confirmed this in an email that it sent out today.
It was confirmed by Atari a few months back that it’s working on a new console called the Ataribox. The console has a wooden box like the 2600 console from quite a few years back. Atari has said that this product aims to offer a new experience while staying true to the company’s heritage. The idea is to appeal to both old and new Atari fans. According to a report, […]
Are headphones too troublesome of you? Are they took bulky? Easily falling out? Afraid you might misplace them? Well the good news is that Atari has a solution for you in the form of the Atari Speakerhat, which in case you didn’t already figure out, is a hat that comes with built-in speakers.
For those who snub their noses at thrift stores because they think that there’s nothing good, you might want to rethink that because in a post on Reddit, Redditor L064N revealed that he discovered an Atari 2700 console while shopping at a thrift store. He did not immediately recognize it but a quick Google search told him what he was looking at.
Atari is popular for its classic home gaming consoles but the company is now venturing into the world of wearable devices. Its first wearable device isn’t a band, activity tracker or smartwatch. It’s a hat. It’s a hat with speakers to be precise and Atari is calling it the Speakerhat. Full marks for the imaginative naming, I guess.
Atari has been out of the business of making home consoles for a very long time now. However, at the E3 2017 gaming convention last month, the company confirmed that it was working on a “brand new Atari product.” We later found out that it was going to be a new home gaming console called the Ataribox.
We’ve all had an Atari console at some point in our lives, that is if you’re reasonably old and actually know what Atari is, and now the new generation will be able to get to know the company as well. Atari CEO Fred Chesnais has confirmed that there’s a new Atari console in the pipeline. It’s going to be very interesting to see what Atari comes out with given that […]