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Atari "VCS" (the Atari Box saga continues)


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#61 nosweargamer

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:43 AM

Here's a breakdown of the prices:

 

Looks like they will make a million dollars within their first hour.

I am shocked at how quickly they are raising money.


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#62 Atarileaf

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:43 AM

Frankly I'm shocked
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#63 MaximumRD

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 02:38 PM

Not the least bit surprised, not because I have any faith in the project but because time and again we keep seeing people blinded by nostalgia goggles grasping at wishes and dreams over and over. People are stupid and refuse to see common sense or even remember history of failed similar fantasy consoles. It has the Atari name and woodgrain and sadly for many that is all that is needed. Not surprised they got funded, I will be shocked if anything comes of it.  ;)  I suspect NOW the real shitshow begins  :pile:


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#64 Atarileaf

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 03:08 PM

I stopped following the ataribox because it just became some weird thing about tacos. Now I'm fascinated again, not because of the product or my desire to have one but to see what happens next. 


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#65 atarilbc

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Posted 01 June 2018 - 10:46 AM

It looks like pre-orders have plateaued at $2.6m and around 8,700 backers. It will be interesting to watch how much higher this can go. Could it hit $3m and 10K+ backers by the end of the month?

Also, how many folks are interested in just the controllers? These are admittedly cool looking and reasonably priced - particularly for the bundle set at $59. PowerA is also reputable.
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#66 MaximumRD

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 03:21 AM


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#67 kamakazi20012

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 09:43 AM


I'm not trying to throw tomatoes or anything but PowerA has not had a good reputation with me. Their 360 wired controllers have not lasted but for a few hours to a full day for me. They look nice and feel comfortable but they are light from lacking any rumble feedback and simply stop responding or thumbsticks refuse to center any more. My last Power A controller is back in its box and sitting on a shelf as a reminder that not all controllers are created equal.
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