So I have received a few emails over the past month with the Atari logo attached to them. It’s a name I haven’t really seen in the gaming world since I was about 14 and playing Missile Command with my Dad.
Non the less, I read the articles and watched the news and lo and behold, not only was I doing it but there were thousands of others watching as well.
See the news below!
Due to the incredible demand for the retro-inspired model and overwhelming success of Atari’s VCS Indiegogo Pre-Sale campaign, Atari has announced a second production run of the wood-faced units, now called the Atari VCS Tribute Edition, as a tribute to their fans and the enduring appeal of the Atari 2600-inspired design.
Those who missed out on the Collector’s Edition have another chance to pre-purchase the Atari VCS Tribute Edition, featuring the same iconic real-wood front panel. The Atari VCS Tribute Edition is cosmetically similar to the sold out Collector’s Edition but will not be part of the 6,000 “First-Run” units of the individually numbered and certified Collector’s Editions.
Launched exclusively for pre-sale on Indiegogo on May 30, 2018, the Atari VCS is a new gaming and entertainment platform headed to living rooms in 2019. Designed as a completely modern connected device and not a “retro-box” or emulator, the Atari VCS features a unique open Linux platform capable of playing popular new releases and streaming entertainment. As an homage to its roots, the Atari Vault® is included with every new Atari VCS. A collection of more than 100 all-time classic games, Atari Vault includes legendary arcade and home favorites like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Breakout®, Missile Command®, Gravitar® and Yars’ Revenge®. Fans will be able to access and download additional games and content through a connected Atari VCS storefront.
The Atari VCS has enjoyed unprecedented support, blasting past Atari’s $100,000 USD Indiegogo goal in a matter of hours. To-date, the campaign has raised nearly $3 Million USD with 10 days remaining in the current campaign, thanks to the broad support from gamers eager to enjoy both nostalgic and contemporary entertainment in Atari’s first connected device.
Last week, Atari also wrapped up a successful E3 2018, showcasing an exciting lineup of both reimagined Atari classic revivals and completely new original titles. Atari Connect COO Michael Arzt (Atari VCS / Atari Life) was also on hand at E3 to answer questions about the Atari VCS, including a detailed interview with Danny Pena of Gamertag Radio.
The Atari VCS is now available for pre-sale exclusively through Indiegogo starting at $219 USD. In addition to the new Tribute Edition, the sleek and stealthy Onyx Edition is also available, as well as a reimagined “Classic Joystick” and a “Modern Controller” for new games. Visit the Indiegogo page for more details about Atari VCS, including specs, purchase options and accessories: https://uberstrategist.link/