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For the first time in over a decade, a new console has been launched under the Atari brand. This new console, named the Atari Flashback, will be a variant of the popular ...

David Jenkins, Blogger

September 8, 2004

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For the first time in over a decade, a new console has been launched under the Atari brand. This new console, named the Atari Flashback, will be a variant of the popular all-in-one retro 'TV game' concept, popularized by JAKKS Pacific and its Namco and Activision models. This machine will be produced by the current Atari rights-holder, the company formerly known as Infogrames, who own the name and much of the classic Atari content. The new console will feature two joysticks, twenty classic Atari 2600 and 7800 games, and will retail for $45, relatively expensive compared to the single-joystick JAKKS 'TV games'. No doubt influenced by the success of the Famicom Mini/Classic NES series and other recent retro releases from companies such as Midway, the company is also releasing a budget-priced compilation of eighty-five classic titles, called Atari Anthology, for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox.

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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