Atari reboots Ataribox as Atari VCS, teases April pre-order date


Atari VCS

Legendary game company Atari set retro hearts aflutter last year when it launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for something called the Ataribox, a living room device running Linux and supposedly combining the features of a PC with a video game console — complete with some Atari classic games.

But the December 14 pre-order date Atari set was abruptly canceled after an unspecified technical issue, and it looked like the Ataribox would never reach any actual customers. This week, however, the company has emerged at the Game Developers Conference with some very similar hardware, albeit with a new name.

The Ataribox is now Atari VCS, even though the console in product shots looks pretty much the same as…

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