Atari promises “current gaming content” for its Ataribox console

Atari has revealed more details about its much anticipated Ataribox, with the company saying it would deliver “current gaming content”.

While Atari is still keeping many of the Ataribox’s details secret for now, in an email to fans the company has said that it will be releasing two editions of its new console: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.

The company also revealed that while the Ataribox will work in a similar way to the NES and SNES Classic, in that it will provide access to classic games, the company said that its retro titles will be available alongside current content.

Although, it isn’t clear at this stage what the company means by current content.

Other details on the Ataribox are scant at this point, but Atari did say that it would feature an array of new ports including two HDMI ports , 4 USB ports and SD card support, which are included to make the Ataribox a modern console rather than just a rehash of Atari’s classic consoles.

The company also said that it would be listening closely to Atari community feedback so that it builds a product the Atari community can be proud of.

However, at this stage Atari is keeping information on games, pricing, release dates and full specs pretty close to its chest.

“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” reads Atari’s statement.

“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!”

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Apple’s co-founder Steve “Woz” Wozniak has found himself a new gig; Woz has joined the hologram emoji company, Mojiit, as an adviser.

In his role as advisor to Mojiit, the legendary entrepreneur and engineer will help assemble a world-class engineering team in addition to bringing investors and partnerships to the newly launched startup. Wozniak will also serve as mentor to Mojiit founder, Jeremy Greene.

“I’m thrilled to join Mojiit as an advisor,” said Wozniak. “Jeremy is a natural leader, the company is groundbreaking, it’s going to change the ecommerce space, and it’s a lot of fun.”

Created in 2017, Mojiit is the latest startup technology venture from Greene. The company’s tech essentially enables users to project and share 3D hologram emojis via smartphones.

The platform turns users into emojis by scanning their face, which can then be sent to loved ones and friends. Once a Mojiit message is received, it will map the area where it is received and place the Mojiit hologram there in real time, so it works in a similar way to Pokemon Go.

“Steve is one of the best and brilliant engineers in the entire world. But outside of that, he’s a wonderful man,” said Greene. “There isn’t anyone I’d want to be in business with more than this guy. He’s a legend. Who better to learn from than the guy who created the computer?”

Image courtesy of Nichollas Harrison. Featured image courtesy of Mojiit

In addition to consumer use, businesses of all kinds can tap into hologram emojis with Mojiit’s technology.

Mojiit investors already  include NFL alum Ed Reed, and the company was able to raise a total of $1 million in its seed round of funding.

Alongside the appointment of Woz, Entourage and Ballers producer Rob Weiss recently joined the company as a creative director.

“It’s exciting to expand beyond television and film to digital platforms,” said Weiss. “Hologram technology brings incredible opportunity to entertainment and media. I’m thrilled to be leading creative at Mojiit.”