Atari Drops Photos And Details On Their Newest Game Console, Proving Yet Again, Nostalgia Is The Video Game Wave For 2017

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I'm not sure if it's due to a lack of imagination, or the fact that everything old inevitably becomes new, but video game companies are latching onto the teet of nostalgia like it's nobody's business this year!! Frankly, I'm not complaining. As someone who seriously wishes I could play all the video games of my youth again, I say bring back the old school and kick the new school to the curb! I don't need games with graphic so realistic it looks as though I'm running over ACTUAL humans (Grand Theft Auto reference, duh).

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While the name Atari emotes nostalgia, the console will be new and of this time. I have faith that they'll stay true to their roots. Why? Because they said they would! According to Inquirer.Net

“Our objective is to create something new, that stays true to our heritage, while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.” As teased in the released video, the Ataribox takes inspiration from the classic Atari 2600 game console and features a wood panel. The Ataribox will have an HDMI port, four USB ports and an SD card slot for expansion. The second version will have a red panel in place of the wooden one on the default model."

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Alright, ya'll can breathe easy now knowing that you're precious childhood memories aren't going to be squandered by corporate greed and the compulsion to break what isn't broken. What? I'm just being honest here! I've seen it happen one too many times with television and movies, who's to say it won't trickle down to video games?! Just ask Nintendo, amirite?

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