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Atari VCS Architect Resigns

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:23 pm
by Icky

Re: Atari VCS Architect Resigns

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:35 pm
by exxos
I just read that myself.. 6 months of not being paid... What did Atari do with that $3 million ? And will people get their money back.. I doubt it.

:coffee:

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We could have cloned & developed a new ST chipset and case for that amount..

Re: Atari VCS Architect Resigns

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:31 pm
by exxos
Just saw this...





So...
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Re: Atari VCS Architect Resigns

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:47 pm
by PhilC
I've backed the indigogo campaign so am obviously waiting to see what happens but it not looking like itll be much more than a basic linus PC that I'll be getting at this rate. Still, if that's the case, I would probably put MAME and a few other emulators on it and make it my own retro console.

Just have to wait and see.

Re: Atari VCS Architect Resigns

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:16 pm
by exxos
PhilC wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:47 pm
I've backed the indigogo campaign so am obviously waiting to see what happens but it not looking like itll be much more than a basic linus PC that I'll be getting at this rate. Still, if that's the case, I would probably put MAME and a few other emulators on it and make it my own retro console.

Just have to wait and see.
I think a few people on here brought into it.

Just saw this..
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I think the whole thing has just been managed extremely badly right from the start. Do you remember the actual total they wanted, I thought it was $50,000 or something like that?

It does just seem like a linux pc build.. But with a expensive CPU ? It probably would have just been easier for them to contact a motherboard manufacturer and asked them to rework a mini ITX board to the form factor they want or something... As to the costs in that I don't know, but with the amount of funding they had, I'm sure they could have come up with a solution rather than just reinventing the PC motherboard again :shrug:

Re: Atari VCS Architect Resigns

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:32 pm
by PhilC
Yeah the amount was in the 20 - 50k range I think.

Not sure itll ever be a real Atari VCS at this rate.

Re: Atari VCS Architect Resigns

Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:38 pm
by troed
I've never expected anything else than a somewhat speedy set top Linux box. I'll be really happy if that's what I get.

Rather a nice looking box with an Atari logo than a box with another logo to run my Kodi and RetroArch.

Re: Atari VCS Architect Resigns

Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:52 pm
by exxos
Look at our cool case.. for the 500th time..

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Re: Atari VCS Architect Resigns

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:03 pm
by Icky
It’s not looking good for Atari. Failure to turn up at court in the case of the architect that did not get paid.

https://www.theregister.com/2020/06/03/ ... _judgment/

Re: Atari VCS Architect Resigns

Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:20 pm
by exxos
Icky wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:03 pm
It’s not looking good for Atari. Failure to turn up at court in the case of the architect that did not get paid.

https://www.theregister.com/2020/06/03/ ... _judgment/
They were trying to open up a Atari branded hotels as well, I think they are trying to do too much and have no funds for anything. I can just see them ending up in liquidation at this rate, or just simply sued that much they go bankrupt.