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June 2017 Retro Gaming Article


June 9, 2017 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Prior to E3, Atari rolls out a cryptic video on ataribox.com

Atari box
Speculation runs wild as we wait to see what Atari has in store... a box, eh... hmmmm.
With news of AtGames releasing an Atari Flashback 8 in September including HDMI output, what is Atari hinting at... right before E3? I want to say the video has a hardware vibe with a leaning toward the wood grain of the 2600, but that's just an inkling of a feeling.

Atari box Their cryptic video resides on ataribox.com, a domain only recently registered on May 25, 2017 with Go Daddy. If this is the future site of some hardware offering debuting at E3, you'd think they'd have secured the domain long ago.

My mind wants to launch into a world of new Atari hardware fantasies in which a modern gaming console storms the status quo and gives the gaming world an amazing console that keeps retro gaming fondly in the fold. Every time I see the Atari logo in the news, my hopes rise, but each time the announcement comes and goes with little fanfare.

Their recent smart-watch performed well on Kickstarter, but I've heard very little since. This is a familiar tale with the holding company behind the once vibrant brand. I know better than to get too excited, but I can't help myself... it's Atari. I'm weak.


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