Atari VCS Indiegogo Campaign Accused of Being a Possible Scam


The Atari VCS crowdfunding marketing campaign, which has raised over $2.9 million on Indiegogo as of this writing, has hit a bump within the highway due to some drama between the sport firm and a media outlet.

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This drama began when The Register printed an article that exposed that Atari had accused the outlet of creating up quotes and different info featured in a largely detrimental preview of the Atari VCS. To counter these claims, The Register printed audio logs of the interview in query and went so far as to say that “Atari is so stuffed with crap that it ought to be designated a hazardous waste zone.”

The gist of The Register’s – and, for that matter, IGN’s – issues concerning the Atari VCS is that Atari appears very confused concerning the finer particulars of the console’s {hardware} and performance. For occasion, Atari COO Michael Arzt wasn’t positive whether or not the gadget might be plugged into a pc and appeared to point that Atari nonetheless hasn’t determined which chip it may put into the gadget. 

The issues raised by that now-infamous interview, as identified by the Register in its response to Atari, is that there are various causes to consider that the sport firm has little or no thought what the Atari VCS is admittedly alleged to be – or how you can make it – and that the corporate desperately wanted the crowdfunding cash to start out engaged on a prototype. 

Tommy Tallarico, the lately appointed president of Intellivision Entertainment, urged that he has related issues. Tallarico has said that Indiegogo, Atari’s crowdfunding platform of alternative, might theoretically permit an organization to “crowdfund one thing, a chunk of {hardware}, by no means come out with it, and preserve three million {dollars}.” That’s as a result of Inidiegogo’s insurance policies seemingly do not require a marketing campaign starter to submit proof of {hardware} previous to beginning their marketing campaign. That could also be a part of the explanation why Indiegogo is having to assist backers recoup their cash on previous online game {hardware} campaigns.

While many of those issues are considerably speculative till confirmed in any other case, not one of the information popping out concerning the Atari VCS in current weeks has been encouraging.

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