/// July 17, 2017 | EPISODE 188
Below are the news stories that may not have made the headlines today but are worth reading!
Gamers never die…..
Just like the Games of Our Lives…
/// GAMES FEATURED
►Agents of Mayhem
►Street Fighter V
►Kingdom Hearts III
►Assassin’s Creed: Origins
/// Windjammers for PS4, PSV Release Date Revealed!
/// Agents of Mayhem Firing Squad Trailer Released!
/// Ataribox Can Play Current and Classic Games, Will Contain ‘Modern Internal Specs’!
Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari.
Inspired by classic Atari design elements (such as the iconic use of wood, ribbed lines, and raised back); we are creating a smooth design, with ribs that flow seamlessly all around the body of the product, a front panel that can be either wood or glass, a front facing logo, indicator lights that glow through the material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD). We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.
As you can guess, those ports suggest modern internal specs. It also means that while we will be delivering classic gaming content, we will also be delivering current gaming content.
We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc. We’re not teasing you intentionally; we want to get this right, so we’ve opted to share things step by step as we bring Ataribox to life, and to listen closely to Atari community feedback as we do so. There are a lot of milestones, challenges and decision points in front of us in the months ahead. We’ll be giving you lots more information and status updates as we progress, and we are thrilled to have you along for the ride!
Hope you like where we are taking this, we’ll be in touch soon.
The Ataribox Project team.
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/// New Nintendo 2DS XL Launch Trailer Released!
/// Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Debuts at the Top of the UK Charts!
Here are the top 10 best-selling titles (combined sales) for the week:
1. Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
3. Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy
5. Grand Theft Auto V
6. Forza Horizon 3
7. Minecraft: Xbox Edition
8. Wipeout: Omega Collection
9. Horizon Zero Dawn
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/// Street Fighter V Adds Abigail from Final Fight on July 25!
/// Tekken 7 Adds Geese Howard from Fatal Fury as DLC this Winter!
/// Kingdom Hearts III Slow Development Caused by Switch to Unreal Engine 4!
“There was a decision made to change to an external [engine]…Unreal Engine 4,” said game director Tetsuya Nomura in an interview with GameSpot. “So we switched over to that. Unfortunately there was a bit of time that needed to be rewinded and started over. So there was a bit of a setback there, but it was a decision that the company had to make, so it was inevitable.
“We had a plan of the period that it’s going to take for us to create the content at the start of the project, and we laid out, after such and such years, we would need to add more personnel resources,” he said. “We had submitted it to our headquarters and had it approved, but internal personnel is very limited, and there are various different projects that happen within our company, so unfortunately timing did not work out. So we had to make due with the timing that was appropriate for the company…the company makes the decisions, so unfortunately sometimes it is out of my control.”
He added that there wasn’t a problem with the development team.
“I wanted to emphasize that it wasn’t a problem on our development teams,” he said. “It just happened that way, and there were some decisions that the company had to make, and it just didn’t work out for certain timings that we were hoping to hit. It’s kind of out of my hands. I mean, yes, time has passed. But it’s out of my hands.”
“I don’t think we’ll be keeping any worlds secret until the game is released,” he added . “I think we will be introducing them leading up to launch. Nowadays games can add content on after the fact through DLC content, so there’s no need to hide any worlds.”
/// New Nintendo 3DS Production Ends Worldwide!
“This announcement does not affect Nintendo of America territories, as the model in question was only sold in limited quantities as special offerings,” a spokesperson told Polygon. “There are no changes to the sales status of New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS or the upcoming New Nintendo 2DS XL, which launches on July 28th.”