adding to that the generic hardware (with a nice enclosure though, I like the onyx ones looks) plus a launcher and they only charge as much as a Playstation 4 for it ... wowWe plan to ship the first run of Atari VCS before the end of spring, 2019. This date is subject to change.
Yeah, I just don't see anything more than what was shown from the start of this, and with all these delays, I at least expected some games beyond Tempest. I'm glad their doing so well, but I really just can't see much point in this past the "Atari" factor of it all.Yep, one functional prototype then woohoo - off the mass production. That'll end well.
Also, from the list of companies I can identify Eden Studios, who were bought by Infrogrames a good few years ago now, Code Mystics who seem to handle the emulation side of things, Monster Games who started out making Wii shovelware, but have made a niche into modern updates of classic games, and Llamasoft. The others I don't know, and neither does wikipedia, but it seems like a decent bunch, but how much they can do in a year remains to be seen.
That is assuming the cooling solution can keep those five? cores running maxxed out for about three minutes without lagging. Now this is quite a thick console at the back, so there may be space for a beefy cooler in there, or they may have some of the nous equivalent to the mainstream console designers being a relatively big and experienced company, and are looking at cleaver ways to transfer the heat around and split it or concentrate it away from the chip in a place that's got good airflow.A lot of people think they will use the 9700E. Here is a video of gaming performance for that chip
Steam Machines use another Linux distro, SteamOS, and they still update that thing, just in case i guess.It's basically a PC with Ubuntu preinstalled...
http://miniitxmods.blogspot.com/2015/11/custom-atari-2600.htmlAFAIK MiniITX boards are still a thing, and should fit fairly well in a 70s/80s original VCS. No idea what one of those costs in good condition these days though, and of course this new case is not entirely identical to the old ones, and I guess you could have a preference.
Seems nobody's done it yet, but someone has done it in an old Atari 800XL: https://www.mini-itx.com/projects/atari800/