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Published on October 8th, 2019 | by gareth


Atari VCS Reveals New Images

Legendary gaming brand Atari has exciting news regarding the Atari VCS home gaming
and video computer system. Set to transform the TV-centric home entertainment
experience with an ever-expanding Atari world of all-new games, classic and
remastered favorites, streaming media and personal apps, the Atari VCS has now
entered pre-production, with the first wave of units shipping to Indiegogo backers
this December!

In today’s Atari VCS Medium project update (https://link.medium.com/A3IoTkRjC0) ,
Atari gives an inside look at the current state of the Atari VCS project, from the
first pre-production printed circuit board (PCB) to the operating system and the
elegant and retro-inspired exterior casing.


Powered by a powerful AMD Ryzen
(https://www.amd.com/en/products/embedded-ryzen-r1000-series) processor featuring
Radeon Graphics Technology, the newest images of the Atari VCS PCB provide a
first-look at the hardware that will drive the system’s customizable and
user-defined entertainment experience. In addition to the AMD Ryzen APU, the PCB
features two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, and an M.2 SATA solid-state port. On the
underside of the board are twin upgradeable memory slots for SODIMM DDR4 RAM and two
additional USB ports. Atari VCS engineers have developed a custom solution to cool
the components efficiently while maintaining the system’s small footprint and sleek

Early images of the Atari VCS exterior case reveal a near-final look at the iconic
system design while pre-production units are now also completely bootable to the
core Atari BIOS. This software platform will allow users to interact with their
Atari VCS either through the Atari VCS operating system or through Atari Sandbox
Mode — which transforms the Atari VCS into an expandable multimedia PC running
Windows or Linux. For more information about the current status of the Atari VCS,
and upcoming unveilings of new features, system elements, and more, please read the
Atari VCS Medium blog at https://link.medium.com/A3IoTkRjC0.



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Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”. He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show. He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.

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