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Ataribox retro mini-console plays current and classic games

Ataribox retro mini-console plays current and classic games

Atari's first console in over two decades, the Ataribox, has been fully revealed.

While the retro gaming firm hasn't yet released any firm specifications regarding its fresh gaming machine, we now know it will arrive in glossy black with ribbed lines and a raised back; an ode to the original console released in 1977. There are USB ports for controllers and other gear, an SD card slot, an HDMI output for connecting to a TV, an Ethernet jack, and of course a power socket.

When Atari announced it was jumping back into the game-console arena, those old enough to remember the 8-bit glory days of the Atari 2600 - like myself - perked up, briefly lighting up whatever part of the brain responsible for feelings of nostalgia. But while the Nintendo consoles are largely exact [design] replicas of their respective counterparts (after being hit with a shrink ray, of course), the Ataribox melds retro touches with a modern flavor.

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"As reported by The Verve, Atari told prospective players that "[its] objective is to create something new, that stays true to [its] heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari" in an email. We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.

It could be another android style console so we might be seeing games that aren't AAA.

Where exactly Ataribox fits alongside PS4 and Xbox One on the current video game hardware landscape is anyone's guess, although it sounds Atari's big, post-bankruptcy comeback will be a little overpowered if you want one for just a few rounds of Pac-Man or Space Invaders. We still have no pricing, availability or release date information.

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KitGuru Says: There was a lot of buzz surrounding the Ataribox when it was first teased last month.

We haven't seen what its controller looks like yet, so here's our pick of the best PC controllers in the meantime.

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