So I’ve seen this mentioned a bit recently and obviously seen all the renders and the “hype”. Everything I’ve read are that people are very sceptical about it. I think it looks like a lovely device and it sort of sticks true to the Atari 2600 Style.
But, I’m afraid personally even though it’s got lots of backers on Indiegogo I wouldn’t touch it with a ten foot cattle prod or longer, I wouldn’t be at all confident that anyone will ever see their console. It essentially looks like they’ve stuffed a Raspberry PI in there, maybe with a more powerful CPU, and that’s about it.
As far as Atari 2600 games go, well you can emulate them very easily on just about anything (even in your browser on an ipad!) The ROMS for pretty much the entire collection are like a 2MB file or something. If you’re going to spend that much money on a gaming console, buy an Xbox or a PS4, and just emulate older games on your PC, Mac, or Raspberry Pi.
Who else thinks that there’s a very good chance the backers of this project will never see their money again? https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/atari-vcs-game-stream-connect-like-never-before-computers-pc#/