Atari Unveils the Atari VCS Gaming Console

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Atari has fully unveiled their new gaming console, previously known as the Ataribox.

The new console is named the Atari VCS, a name hearkening back to the company’s multi-decade roots. It’s logo is even quite a throwback:

While details are still unfortunately scant, we learned the box will be running some kind of Linux, and it will feature a custom AMD processor.

The Atari VCS has a very small footprint as well, leaving us wondering how much horsepower the console has. Atari says it will “serve up lots of classic content,” but says that it’s “so much more than a retro-box.”

They further teased its functionality by saying the device is “designed for today’s living room” and will “change the way you interact with your TV,” just like the original Atari 2600 did over 40 years ago.

Here’s some more beauty shots of the hardware:

Lastly, Atari will announce pre-order dates for the Atari VCS sometime next month.

Brandon Orselli

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