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Atari VCS: Here’s what we know so far

Atari VCS: Here’s what we know so far

If you've been confused by the marketing campaign for the Atari VCS - previously known as the Ataribox - you definitely aren't alone. Atari has released a few morsels of information here and there while at the same keeping a shroud of mystery around the entire project. Atari came to GDC 2018 armed with information, and while there's still a lot we don't know about the console, things are a little more clear now that the conference has wrapped up.

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Ataribox becomes Atari VCS with new pre-order details

Ataribox becomes Atari VCS with new pre-order details

The Ataribox has been fascinating gamers ever since it was first announced. Seemingly part retro console and part modern platform, the Ataribox is still shrouded in mystery. We appear to be getting closer to the date that Atari will give the system an official reveal, as today, it's been given a proper name: Atari VCS.

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Atari is launching its own cryptocurrency (yes, really)

Atari is launching its own cryptocurrency (yes, really)

Atari, it would seem, is a company of many hats these days. The company launched itself back into the spotlight with the reveal of its Linux-based Ataribox, and we can even take the "many hats" idiom literally in this case, as it has also lent its name to the Atari Speakerhat, a baseball cap with speakers built into the brim. Atati isn't stopping there, and now it's made what is perhaps its strangest announcement yet.

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Ataribox pre-order launch delayed at the last minute

Ataribox pre-order launch delayed at the last minute

Earlier in the week, Atari announced that pre-orders for its Ataribox console would go live on December 14. That day is now here, but those Ataribox pre-orders are nowhere in sight, so what gives? As it turns out, the launch of those pre-orders has been delayed.

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Atari Speakerhats are now available to buy and wear

Atari Speakerhats are now available to buy and wear

Want to show your love and loyalty to a brand in the most obnoxious way possible? Why not grab a baseball cap that will draw attention to it not with its logo but with the music that it’s blasting. Yes, music. If you have forgotten already, and we won’t blame you if you did, Atari announced its Speakerhat idea a few months back. That idea has, for better or for worse, turned into a product that you can now buy, wear, and, of course, belt out tunes for everyone to hear.

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Ataribox pre-orders go live later this week

Ataribox pre-orders go live later this week

This week is going to be a big one for Atari - perhaps the biggest week in a long time for the company. Atari's new Ataribox goes up for pre-order later this week, marking Atari's return to the console game after decades away. The only question now is whether or not we've heard enough about the console for people to justify actually pre-ordering it.

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Ataribox release and pricing: Console price with AMD graphics

Ataribox release and pricing: Console price with AMD graphics

We're learning a lot more about Atari's mysterious Ataribox console today. Announced back when summer was in full swing, Atari was very hush-hush with details at first. Today, however, we're learning not only what price range Atari is targeting, but also what will be running under the hood of this machine.

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Atari Speakerhat is somehow both genius and ridiculous

Atari Speakerhat is somehow both genius and ridiculous

Atari seems to be a very busy company at the moment. Not only did it recently unveil its new Ataribox console, but it's also breaking into the world of apparel. Say hello to the Atari Speakerhat, the perfect head accessory for nearly anyone who has accepted that absurdity is now the norm on this wonderful planet of ours.

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Atari, Sega Genesis retro consoles pricing and pre-order revealed

Atari, Sega Genesis retro consoles pricing and pre-order revealed

Back toward the beginning of June, AtGames announced an impressive line up of six new retro consoles - three each based on the Atari 2600 and the Sega Genesis. At the time, the announcement only focused on the games and the features of these retro consoles, offering no details on pricing or release dates. AtGames has sorted at least some of that out for us, revealing today how much these consoles will cost and when you'll be able to pre-order them.

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Ataribox doubts: Crowdfunding raises vapor questions about retro console

Ataribox doubts: Crowdfunding raises vapor questions about retro console

Earlier today, Atari officially unveiled its new Ataribox console. What seems to be Atari's take on retro consoles like the NES Classic Edition was first teased back in June during CES, but today we got to see what the console will look like for the first time. As it turns out, though, the release of the Ataribox may not be a sure thing.

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Atari Ataribox: 5 things you need to know

Atari Ataribox: 5 things you need to know

Today we got our first real look at Atari's incoming console, the Ataribox. Atari, of course, did not spill the beans on every little detail because this console is still a ways off. It did, however, share some important details, so for those who missed the newsletter containing this information, here are five things you need to know about the new Ataribox.

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Ataribox images show off a retro-inspired console

Ataribox images show off a retro-inspired console

Back in June, Atari revealed that it has a new console in the works. Dubbed Ataribox, at first we didn't know if it would be a retro console like the NES Classic or a new console meant to compete with machines like the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Atari has shared more details today, and as it turns out, the Ataribox aims to be both.

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