I've been thinking a lot about what a modern game that could evoke that classic ATARI feeling might look like. Back when ATARI reigned supreme, a game could be about anything. The barrage of space shooters aside, we got some truly wild and creative concepts from that era at almost every turn. Not unlike those endless space shooters of the time, most modern games tend to revolve around controlling a guy running around an environment and interacting with various modes of transportation.
Looking beyond that admittedly fun, but tired concept, what else is out there besides the tried and true racing and sports games that have always existed? Perhaps the perfect model of creativity in modern gaming and that which most closely emulates that original bygone era can be found in Indy and mobile gaming. Sure, every so often we get a AAA title that captures that classically creative, "anything goes" feeling with something like 'Portal', but it really seems as though the only place left to consistently experience a new concept in gaming is through independent development and the type of games found mainly on mobile platforms. To that end, if it is that the ATARI Box does end up delivering their own exclusive games alongside an interface for the Android store, perhaps the two might be perfectly matched for each other.