Ah yes, the Atari VCS, the Linux-powered console/PC hybrid thing that's coming out supposedly by the end of this year has a new announcement and…nope it's not more games.
You would think as the release of the hardware is approaching, after numerous delays, they would be loudly talking about all those wonderful games that will support it but no. Instead, you get another streaming application. On top of Antstream for retro games, AirConsole for cheaply made multiplayer browser games and Game Jolt which is apparently helping to bring over some indies they've announced Plex.
Sure, Plex itself is quite a nice streaming application and having direct support for it means you get another device that can stream your vast amount of video and audio. It's better than not having Plex but not exactly going to be exciting for people still wanting to know what damn games will work on it. Considering their own Linux-based Atari World OS that comes pre-loaded requires games to have Linux builds to work on it, this shouldn't be too hard for them to find some indies to get on it relatively easily but it's far too quiet on announcements.
Don't get me wrong, I think the idea of the Atari VCS is nice. A tidy little unit that's a good size, admittedly I think it's very stylish and the ability to run whatever operating system on it you want is a great feature but…I'm not excited about it at all. They have barely done anything to make it exciting at this point. Considering for streaming you can just set up a vastly cheaper Raspberry Pi 4, which I've done and it works great, the Atari VCS needs a few fresh features to turn heads.
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