atari announces the ataribox
Photo: Atari Inc.

Atari is Back in the Game With the Ataribox

After their run began in the 1970s, Atari secured an immovable place in video game history with its legendary consoles and video games. Rappers from OutKast to A$AP Rocky have paid homage to the storied system, a staple of ’80s nostalgia. But after a lengthy absence from the console wars, Atari has introduced a forthcoming  system, the Ataribox.

The announcement, which you can read in full here, isn’t specific on an Ataribox release date, price, games or feature list, and according to the release, that’s because it’s still very much in the development stage. Two versions of the console are slated to be released: one black and red, the other black and wood. The latter is in keeping with Atari tradition, as video game heads will remember the distinct faux wood paneling across the front of the original. Naturally, the console will be designed to be compatible with modern video and connection ports—HDMI, USB—as well as new and current video games, but will include “classic gaming content.”

The announcement comes during a particularly busy time in the video game world, as Microsoft is four months from unleashing their newest console, the Xbox One X, and PlayStation slowly-but-surely gears for the arrival of the PlayStation 5, its first new console since the PS4 arrived in 2013. While those two companies have dominated the console market this century, there’s a good chance Atari will be relying on nostalgic adults (like Nintendo did wit the Wii) to pull off the eventual launch.

Related Posts

Tech/Games
Tech/Games

New ‘Call Of Duty: WWII’ Trailer Reminds Us of the Game’s Glory Days

News
News

Russian City Adopts Sculpture Illegally Vandalized To Look Like a Pokéball

News
News

Watch a Guy Pull Off Classic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 Tricks

Film
Film

Movie Adaptation of Sega’s ‘Shinobi’ Video Game in the Works

Music
Music

The Game Claims 9th Album ‘Westside Story’ Might Be His Last

Ad

Latest News

cardi-b News

She Did It, Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Tops the Hot 100

“I’m who they tryna be”
lebron-james-trump Sports

Sorry, Not Sorry: LeBron Doubles Down On His Ethering of Trump

“What did I call him? Let me hear you say it”
weed job News

Of Course There’s a LinkedIn For Weed

The green economy keeps booming
the game Photography

Contact High: Photographer Patrick Hoelck Visits The Game on His Home Turf

“He was always on.”
Protesters Trump's travel ban News

Trump Announces New Travel Ban So it Doesn’t Appear So Bigoted

But it still is
Saipher Soze Music Video

PREMIERE: Saipher Soze “God Body” Video

“The kid's still sharper than Hitori Hanzos”
Puerto Rico Devastation News

Trump Tweeted 16 Times About NFL Protests, Not Once About The Crisis In Puerto Rico

Priorities
a digital rendering of the forthcoming universal hip hop museum News

Universal Hip Hop Museum Gets Waterfront Location in the Bronx

Back to where it all began
Migos News

Migos and Ed Sheeran Are Ringing In the ‘TRL’ Reboot

The show returns next month
torii-wolfe-dj-premier Features

Hatin’ on Premo

“If you put me in a box... you don’t know me or my history.”
pierre-bourne Video

Open Space: Pi’erre Bourne

One of ATL's hottest producers returns to his second home
thirstin howl iii poses for photographer tom gould with his son for their book bury me with the lo on Style

Thirstin Howl III on Polo Ralph Lauren’s Stadium and P-Wing Reissues

The Skillionaire speaks on Ralph's big day
ufo 907 piece at the knockdown center in brooklyn. The grand finale for wastedland 2's yearlong tour of america. Graffiti

Hey, You’re Cool! Graffiti Artist UFO 907

“My sh*t is in your face, whether you like it or not”
Sports

Bruce Maxwell Becomes First MLB Player to Kneel for the Anthem

In protest of "indifference" and "racial divide" being practiced by the land's highest powers
trump addresses a crowd in alabama in support of senator luther strange Sports

To Trump, the NFL Is Just a Plantation

Disregarding the human condition to enhance profits? Sounds familiar...
Sports

J. Cole Encourages NFL Boycott in Twitter Rant

"The real power comes from you deciding not to watch"