Nowadays brand new consoles and games seem to come much faster than they used to.

Back in the day you'd strike off days on the calendar waiting for the launch of the PlayStation 2, or the release of the next WWE game. Even when the day came it'd still take another two months to have enough pocket money to afford it.

Kids don't realise what they've got these days, man. Bet they've never experienced the pain of a memory card being full. They even get to enjoy Crash Bandicoot, our childhood hero, in up to date graphics on a next gen console. Someone's taking the right royal piss.

To add more fuel to the youth's ever blazing fire, Atari have released details and images of its first console in 20 years, Gamespot reports.

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Many younger people might not fully understand what Atari is, but as soon as they learn it was popular in the 80s and the word 'retro' reaches their ears they'll be all over it.

The Ataribox will reportedly bring both 'current' and 'classic' gaming content, while harnessing 'modern internal specs'. Collective 'Ooooh' with that please, it all sounds fucking sexy.

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In a newsletter, via Kotaku, it was stated that Atari's 'objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari'.

Seems fair. To do so they're releasing various versions of the console - a a red/black version and a wood version.

Credit: Atari

Having wet our whistles with those details, and mouth-watering pictures, we were then left hanging.

"We know you are hungry for more details; on specs, games, features, pricing, timing etc. 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," Atari wrote. "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!

"Hope you like where we are taking this, we'll be in touch soon."

Who's excited then?

Featured Image Credit: Atari

Mark McGowan

Mark is a journalist at LADbible, who joined in 2015 after a year as a freelance writer. In the past he blogged for independent football fan channel Redmen TV, after graduating from Staffordshire University with degrees in journalism and English literature. He has worked on campaigns such as UOKM8? and IIOC.

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