Ataribox aims high with $250-300 price point, Linux core, custom AMD chip

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The trademark and license borg that currently calls itself Atari continues to push ahead with an “Ataribox” project, and, after being teased in July, the device has begun to take shape. Fans and press alike may have expected a low-priced, retro-gaming living room device—since they’re all the rage and since this thing looks like a tiny, restyled Atari 2600—but Tuesday’s news suggests something a little more ambitious.

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‘Metroid : Samus Returns’ Isn’t an Action Game—Just Like the ‘Alien’ Movies, It’s a Feminist Horror Tale

When Metroid first hit shelves in 1987, the Nintendo game about an alien-killing bounty hunter felt like nothing else. Set on an eerie, alien world, it eschewed the poppy optimism of most ‘80s games for a claustrophobic odyssey set to spare, menacing tones.

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