Here’s what Atari’s upcoming Ataribox console will look like

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Retro consoles are the brand new next-gen consoles, and nothing’s extra retro console than Atari. That’s why the teases from the gaming firm about its upcoming ‘Ataribox’ have been so intriguing to gaming followers – it might be superb. Now, we all know what it appears like, and due to an e-mail replace (by way of The Verge), additionally broadly what will probably be in a position to do.

The design is clearly an homage to the Atari of yore, however it’s additionally not a straight up miniaturization just like the NES Classic. Instead, it inherits a few of the supplies (there’s a woodgrain choice and a black glass entrance, relying in your desire. There are additionally ports for an SD card, HDMI, and 4 USB, and the corporate will probably be providing traditional video games on the console, much like the NES Classic’s library.

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But the Ataribox may even be capable of run “current” video games, so it might be extra like a contemporary set-top gaming machine, too. We don’t but know a lot about what that’s going to supply on that scale, however it’d be fascinating if this was basically a Shield-like Android TV machine with a number of retro Atari titles pre-loaded and a few media streaming capabilities.

Nothing but on remaining availability or pricing, however it’s nonetheless an intriguing mission to keep watch over – and one which might point out the true depth of the retro gaming fad’s attraction.


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