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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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New Atari console could be just what the game industry needs

New Atari console could be just what the game industry needs

Last week, a 20-second trailer that appeared to tease a new Atari console was uploaded to YouTube. In the time since then, fans of classic consoles like the Atari 2600 and the 2800 have been speculating about what this could mean. Is Atari about the re-enter the console business? It turns out that the answer is yes.

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Atari and Sega retro consoles chase NES Classic success

Atari and Sega retro consoles chase NES Classic success

If the NES Classic Edition proved anything, it's that the market for these retro consoles is potentially huge. That's precisely what AtGames is banking on today, launching not one, not two, but six retro consoles. Three each are dedicated to the Atari 2600 and the Sega Genesis, so if you're a fan of either of those consoles, picking up one of these might be a good way to get your retro gaming fix.

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Physical Pong game table about to meet its Kickstarter goal

Physical Pong game table about to meet its Kickstarter goal

If you've ever wanted to own a coffee table that doubles as a physical version of the classic Atari game Pong, now's your chance. The same people who created the Pong table that was shown off in a popular YouTube video last year have taken their design to Kickstarter, and the project is about to meet its funding goal in its final days. The mechanical table game essentially functions like an Atari-themed version of air hockey, with physically sliding paddles on each end, and a puck that uses magnets and motors to bounce around.

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Gameband returns as smartwatch with Atari, Android, Pong

Gameband returns as smartwatch with Atari, Android, Pong

The folks at FMTwo Game Inc. have created a new version of the Gameband, a wearable smart device made for gamers. This new version isn't just a USB storage solution, as their past Minecraft device was - here in 2017, they're making a real-deal smartwatch. They've teamed with the official Atari SA brand and Re-Logic (creators of Terraria) to release special editions of the new Gameband as well as a standard edition. This new Gameband will be pre-loaded with 20 mini-games, several of which are "reconditioned" versions of classics like Pong and Breakout.

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RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic launches for Android and iOS

RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic launches for Android and iOS

Atari has launched RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, a new mobile game for iOS and Android that brings together the best of Rollercoaster Tycoon and RollerCoaster Tycoon 2. The game is available for the most popular mobile devices: Android phones and tablets, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, for $5.99 USD. This game follows RollerCoaster Tycoon 4 Mobile.

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Wu-Tang’s RZA to produce ATARI album [UPDATE: CEO comments]

Wu-Tang’s RZA to produce ATARI album [UPDATE: CEO comments]

Wu-Tang co-founder and original beat abbot The RZA has teamed up with ATARI to co-produce an album "based on music from iconic ATARI games. This album will consist of "original tracks inspired by sounds and music from iconic ATARI games" - and RZA wont be alone. "I’m so excited to work on these iconic games to deliver what I believe will be one of my best albums," said RZA, "I am going to invite some of my friends to join me and it will be Game On with the first beat!"

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Atari-branded IoT devices are coming, but we’re not sure why

Atari-branded IoT devices are coming, but we’re not sure why

If you head to the store to pick up something that's got the Atari logo on it, you'll probably end up with one of those joysticks that you hook up to your TV, that plays a bunch of retro games. Or maybe a t-shirt, because retro is in. However, someday in the future, Atari will have their name stamped on IoT devices.

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