Ataribox retro mini-console plays current and classic games

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As can been seen in the images below, the Ataribox houses two HDMI ports, four USB ports and has SD card support.

But Atari have done things the other way round and now the only thing we really know about the Ataribox (yes, that's really what it's called) is that the case looks really cool.

We've known for quite some time now that former hardware manufacturer Atari is about to re-enter the console market with its upcoming Ataribox, but we still don't know what to expect from the company's product. "As you can guess", says the newsletter, "those ports suggest modern internal specs", whatever that means.

So far though there's no indication of how powerful the console is or what kind of games it'll run. The company plans to deliver both classic games and current gaming content, so it has equipped the Ataribox with modern internal specs and ports. The new Ataribox is clearly inspired by the classic wood found on the Atari 2600, and the new console features ribbed lines, a raised back, and a front panel that can either be glass or wood.

The Ataribox Looks Fittingly Retro Yet Sleek

The NES Mini (soon to be followed by Nintendo's SNES Mini) opened the floodgates for a retro-console revival - reworked versions of classic machines with all the mod-cons you'd require to play today. We intend to release two editions: "a wood edition, and a black/red edition", the email reads.

Classic Atari games that could be making a return on the Ataribox include Pac-Man, Pong, Space Invaders and Asteroids. "We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, pricing, timing", the company said.

It could be another android style console so we might be seeing games that aren't AAA. "We're not teasing you intentionally; we want to get this right, so we've opted to share things step by step as we bring Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so", it said.

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