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Atari VCS pre-sale available on Indiegogo

atari vcs pre-sale available on indiegogo for the ubuntu linux console

Atari VCS pre-sale is now available for the Linux based console. So thanks to Atari, one of the world’s most iconic consumer brands. And also interactive entertainment producers announce its new Atari VCS hardware platform is now available for pre-sale.

Also exclusively on Indiegogo. A new Atari VCS launch video accompanies the announcement.

Two Atari VCS models are available to pre-order. So this includes the Atari VCS Day One Collector’s Edition featuring a special retro-inspired real wood-front. And also the sleek Atari VCS Onyx, with a glossy black face and searing “Atari Red” illuminated Fuji logo.

The Atari VCS Day One Collector’s Edition is $299 USD, exclusive to Indiegogo. And also available for a limited time. The Atari VCS Onyx is priced at $199 USD, also for a limited time.

Atari’s reimagined Classic Joystick and the all-new Modern Controller are available for purchase. Doing so in select packages or as standalone purchases. Initial Atari VCS shipments are planned for mid-2019.

Retro-inspired, but not a “retro-box,” the Atari VCS. This is a modern device that offers a customizable entertainment experience for the home. As an homage to the past, every unit comes with the Atari Vault® collection. So this is more than 100 all-time classic games.
So this includes arcade and home entertainment favorites like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Breakout®, Missile Command®, Gravitar® and Yars’ Revenge®.

The new hardware features a unique open platform. So users can access a Ubuntu Linux “sandbox” to add their own software. While customizing their system. Which we already know.

Additionally, the unit will have universal peripheral connectivity. So as we already are available in the Linux community. This works with other PC input devices such as bluetooth and USB game controllers. Also mouse and keyboard, webcams, microphone, external speakers and headphones.

Atari VCS: Game, Stream, Connect Like Never Before (Ubuntu Linux)

“We are happy with the progress we are making on Atari VCS. And we are eager to know that fans finally have a chance to reserve the first ones,” said Michael Arzt, Atari COO of Connected Devices. “This will give fans a lot of freedom to game, stream, connect. And customize their experience like never before. The entire Atari team is working hard to deliver this unique platform. And can’t wait for fans to get their hands on it. We’ll have exciting reveals and announcements between now and then so stay tuned!”

Atari has partnered with leading technology companies to help develop the unit. Since this includes AMD, who provides the custom processor with Radeon Graphics Technology. Also video game peripherals maker Power A who is developing the Classic Joystick and Modern Controller.

The platform will support 4K resolution, HDR and 60FPS content, onboard and expandable cloud storage options Along with a dual-band WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0. As well as USB 3.0 support. Additional specifications are available on the Indiegogo page. Which is also subject to change.

Indiegogo pre-sale (pre-order) available:

Learn more about the new unit and pre-purchase either model via Indiegogo.

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