As first seen on the The “Official” AtGames Global Arcade Fan Page on Facebook, new photos of the Legends Gamer Pro have been posted. If you reserve a Legends Gamer by June 30, 2020, it will automatically be upgraded to the Gamer Pro, which adds an arcade-quality trackball. This free upgrade represents a $50 value.
The Legends Gamer and Gamer Pro are two-part systems. The first part is a console that you plug into a TV or monitor (including vertical displays) to play 150 built-in licensed arcade and console games, stream games either from your own PC or from the AtGames service, play games and apps off USB, and more, much like the Legends Ultimate. The second part is the wireless tabletop two-player arcade controller that has a built-in rechargeable battery. It not only works with the included console, but also with PCs and other systems as a regular Bluetooth or USB controller.
My 6/10 e-mail guarantees shipment the 1st week of August. Today is 7/31, but I haven’t yet received the late July e-mail that was promised such that I may remit payment. What’s going on, Bill?
Just to clarify, there was no guarantee of ship dates for obvious reasons. However, you will be receiving an email with details of when it will ship and how to convert your reservation to a pre-order. You’ll also get the game list today.
Original mid-June shipping was a goal, but there was no ambiguity in the 6/10 e-mail. It clearly states (see below) shipping would occur by 1st week of August. My patience has run out. If we must wait longer, we deserve additional upgrade or discount (free shipping?), don’t you think?
Thank you for your reservation towards a Legends Gamer. We have great news! The Legends Gamer will be shipping out to everyone on our reservation list by the first week in August. We will send out an email towards the end of July for all reservation holders to complete payment. Even better news, for everyone who placed a reservation for the Gamer, you’ll automatically be upgraded to the Gamer Pro at no extra cost!
The Gamer Pro has the same great features as the Gamer, but adds a built-in arcade-quality trackball! That’s an additional $50 value. It’s our way of saying thank you for your patience and continued support. And, as an even bigger way of saying thanks for your early support of the Gamer, we’ll be providing 10 free hours of BYOG time, as well as a coupon code for 70% off Pinball Arcade by FarSight Studios on Steam via Direct2Drive (D2D).
***DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL*** If you have any questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry, I don’t agree. It’s just a reservation list and you’ve already been upgraded to the Pro and will already be given BYOG hours and a coupon. That’s a lot of gifts for simply being on a list and not having to even put out money. You’ll be able to complete payment shortly and have it shipped a bit later than originally expected. Hopefully, along with the release of the game list just now, that’s good enough to keep you interested still, even with a slight delay in when it can ship. If not, you are obviously not obligated to turn your reservation into a pre-order.
For someone who apparently makes his living as a writer, I would’ve expected you to have more of a command of the English language. Had the e-mail included “…hopefully by the first week of August,” I’d understand; but, alas, it didn’t. As far as the trackball upgrade goes, the cynic in me will believe it when I see any on-line or brick-and-mortar retailer selling the Standard Edition. My guess is that it was always intended to feature a trackball which was just photo-shopped out of the February pics. For my overall opinion of marketing hacks, Bill Hicks summed it up decades ago (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUd6ARKcPS0). I’ll reserve my thoughts on the game list for the new thread.
I don’t know why the concept of target dates changing is such an issue for you. The fact that no money was asked for and several free bonuses added should be good enough to allow for a slight delay, no?
AtGames will sell the Gamer at $199 and the Gamer Pro at $249. Both are actual products in production. The Gamer has a bay for a Gamer owner to upgrade to a trackball at their option should they so choose. Not everyone wants a trackball, which is why there’s the option to save some money.
Gamer Standard Edition never did appear at Sam’s, Wal-Mart, nor GameStop, and now it has disappeared from AtGames’ own E-Store. Hmm… Must not have been much demand which makes sense given that one of the bigger complaints with the Pro is no spinner & with the Mini is no trackball /spinner.
AtGames decided not to produce it. The Gamer Pro was able to retail for around the same price as the Gamer would have, so it was the superior value.