Atari is one of the founding fathers of gaming. From the earlier days of the medium, Atari helped pave the way for gaming, while having a profound impact on those who played them. In the subsequent years, the brand has been on a bit of a rollercoaster. A brand new Atari console, the Atari VCS was revealed back in 2018.
It is interesting to know how Connected Devices is taking what made Atari so successful back in the day and molding it to appeal to a modern audience.
A specific topic point came up is the controller. Controllers have come quite a long way since the first handful of consoles. However, it feels like many gamers have a sense of nostalgia for the clunky controllers that they used as kids, regardless of their design quality. The Atari VCS has a controller that invokes that sense of nostalgia, while still being designed like something from 2020. It felt like I was holding the original controller… but it also feels like a new 2020 product.
This greatly represents what the Atari VCS is looking to bring to the table. A fun, nostalgic experience, with all of the perks and advancements of modern gaming. If you’re interested in the new Atari console, consider visiting their website. Subscribe to the Shacknews and GamerHubTV YouTube channels for more exclusive gaming and tech interviews.
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Console Release Date, Editions, And More
In 2020, Atari wants to return to the video game console market. The company has announced the Atari VCS, a new retro-style console focused on both retro and modern gaming. Out March 2020, the VCS will be out in a variety of configurations and feature some additional accessories, all of which you can pre-order at GameStop and Walmart ahead of launch.
VCS stands for Video Computer System, a nod to Atari’s 1977 console bearing the same name. Revealed in 2017, it’s styled to look like those original Atari consoles, and will come pre-loaded with a selection of classic games you can play, but will also support the ability to download, stream, and play games through a Linux-based operating system, and that includes modern titles. We do not yet have a list of what that content might include, however. Under the hood, we know the device will run an AMD Ryzen processor with Radeon graphics technology that supports 4K HDR streaming.
Atari ran a successful campaign for the arcade console throwback through Indiegogo, which has now wrapped up as official retail pre-orders become available. If you’re a die-hard Atari fan who missed out on that first round of pre-orders, we’re here to help you sort through all of the options so you can get the best deal on the Atari VCS for you.
Everything listed below will ship in March 2020. The All In bundles include an Atari VCS 800 console as well as both the classic joystick and modern controller to accommodate both kinds of gaming fans.
Atari powers up with the line of branded hotels
When people think of Atari, most probably think of its classic video games, or maybe even its upcoming Atari VCS console, but perhaps we’ll soon be able to add hotels to the list too. The company has agreed to lend its name to a new line of hotels in the United States and the first is due to begin construction this year.
The project is still early in development and the renders shown are subject to change. That said, we do know that the hotels will include Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality entertainment and gaming sections and that select hotels will have areas suitable for hosting esports events.