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Biff Goes Full Biff

Posted September 8, 2018 by Ric Pryor

Have you ever had to deal with one of those guys who can't go two minutes without reminding you why he thinks you should think he's important? What am I saying? Of course you have. You're on the internet right now.

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Atari VCS Ad #9: Stevie

Posted July 15, 2018 by Ric Pryor

The latest update on the Atari VCS is we are awaiting an update on the status of the update that was promised two weeks ago.

Stevie Wonder chooses Atari
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Field of Schemes

Posted June 21, 2018 by Ric Pryor

We're three-quarters of the way through Atari's crowdfunding pre-order campaign for the new VCS and so far 11,000 people have paid a combined three million dollars for a thing that doesn't exist. It sort of reminds me of that famous scene from one of my favorite movies.

They come even if you don't build it.
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Atari VCS Ad #8: Basketball

Posted May 29, 2018 by Ric Pryor

Tomorrow's the big day! After nearly a year of waiting, Atari SA will finally start taking orders for the new VCS.

So far no word on when they will actually start making the new VCS.

Dr. J heartily endorses the new Atari VCS
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Atari in the Media: Myth Chaser

Posted May 27, 2018 by Ric Pryor

As the crowdfunding pre-order date draws closer, more and more of the non-gaming press is picking up the Atari VCS story. Case in point: the new issue of Myth Chaser Magazine.

Myth Chaser Magazine thinks the VCS is too far-fetched to believe
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Past Behavior is the Best Predictor of Future Behavior

Posted May 26, 2018 by Ric Pryor

We're just four days away from the start of crowdfunding pre-ordering for the new Atari VCS. We've been here before, of course. Atari initially planned to start accepting orders for the non-existent console back in December, but cancelled the campaign at the last minute because of undisclosed issues with "one key element."

Atari has been hard at work since then, showing an empty VCS shell in a hotel room across the street from the Game Developers Conference and posting a Facebook video of a guy playing Tempest 4000 while sitting next to a table with a couple of what appear to be non-functioning Atariboxes on it.

Whatever the missing "key element" was in December, it doesn't appear to have been working hardware, because there's still no sign of that. Regardless, barring another cancellation, Atari will starting taking money for the VCS Wednesday morning.

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Atari VCS Ad #7: Grandpa

Posted May 21, 2018 by Ric Pryor

While crowdfunding pre-ordering for the new Atari VCS will begin next week, consoles won't begin shipping until next spring at the earliest. If you put $200 into a CD at 2.5% interest, one year from now you'll have $205 and no VCS. If you give that $200 to Atari SA on May 30th, one year from now you'll have $0 and no VCS.

Maybe you'll get your VCS in time to enjoy it with your grandkids
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Atari VCS Menu Interface Test

Posted May 20, 2018 by Ric Pryor

This week Atari SA re-released year-old footage of the menu screen for the new VCS. Interestingly, with crowdfunding pre-ordering set to begin in just a few days, they clipped the end off the video before posting it on Facebook. Here's the original, unedited video. (Click the image for a larger version)

Exclusive unedited Atari VCS menu footage
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Atari VCS Ad #6: Madness

Posted May 17, 2018 by Ric Pryor

Is it madness to pay $200 for the VCS now when it won't ship until next year, if it even ships at all? Yes. Yes it is.

The new Atari VCS comes pre-loaded with those old games your gramma played!
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Atari VCS Ad #5: Drugs

Posted May 14, 2018 by Ric Pryor

In a little more than two weeks crowdfunding pre-ordering will begin for the new VCS. Will Atari SA have anything more than an empty shell to show on May 30th?

This is your brain on Atari SA
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