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Atari Flashback 3

posted Sep 8, 2011, 6:46 PM by Troy Cheek   [ updated Sep 8, 2011, 7:01 PM ]
AtGames is selling the Atari Flashback 3, an Atari 2600 console emulator.  At least one retailer claims it will be available in Europe by the time you read this.

Unlike the Atari Flashback or Atari Flashback 2, the Atari Flashback 3 was not created by Curt Vendel and his company Legacy Engineering Group.  As such, the Flashback 3 does not use the "Atari on a chip" of the Flashback 2, instead using an emulator similar to the original Flashback.  Some announced features, such as SD card support and online score sharing, did not make it to the final product.

While I am a big fan of classic Atari games, I'm not sure I can endorse this product.  On the other hand, I won't turn down any Christmas present with Atari on it.