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#1 mr_intv OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:28 PM

https://www.facebook...40030559394446/

Seen this just now on Facebook.......Im in!

#2 Rev OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:34 PM

Fake news. I jest!

http://atariage.com/...-expired/page-1

Trademark for Intellivision Flashback expired??


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Edited by Rev, Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:02 PM.


#3 mr_intv OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:15 PM

Maybe a new deal had been created......some deep undercover investigating is under way! :)

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:06 AM

I hope they fix the controller wiring.

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:17 AM

I hope they fix the controller wiring.


Im hoping as well, but don't count on it.. lol

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:10 AM

Im hoping as well, but don't count on it.. lol

 

 

Would be cool, but I own the adapter cables.   :)

I hope they hold the quality of the controllers.


Edited by Intymike, Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:08 AM.


#7 mr_me OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:39 AM

Fake news. I jest!

http://atariage.com/...-expired/page-1

Trademark for Intellivision Flashback expired??


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Just because the registration is dead doesn't mean the trademark is not valid. And I would think there is a way to re-register it.

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:37 AM

For now, temper expectations. The possibility has definitely been discussed, but nothing has been settled as of yet, particularly in terms of game library (if #2 does in fact end up getting produced).



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:56 AM

We have a speculations thread for speculations of a speculative nature. http://atariage.com/...read/?p=3722552

 

I'm gonna post my software demands for INVTFB2 over there.  :)



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:56 AM

We have a speculations thread for speculations of a speculative nature. http://atariage.com/...read/?p=3722552

 

I'm gonna post my software demands for INVTFB2 over there.  :)



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:58 AM

Awesome if this happens!

 

Don't hold out for corrected control wiring, though. @Flojomojo's thread probably already covers that (too lazy to go check). Reiterating my thoughts on it:

  • It would end up being a support nightmare for many in the customer pool: casual consumers. "Why won't my controllers from FB1 work in FB2?"
  • If you make the fix but change the connector to prevent that problem, then you just changed the kind of adapter we old-timers would need to use.
  • There would be new manufacturing / engineering costs, too -- either a "brand new" part or revision of existing.


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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:00 AM

 

Awesome if this happens!

 

Don't hold out for corrected control wiring, though. @Flojomojo's thread probably already covers that (too lazy to go check). Reiterating my thoughts on it:

  • It would end up being a support nightmare for many in the customer pool: casual consumers. "Why won't my controllers from FB1 work in FB2?"
  • If you make the fix but change the connector to prevent that problem, then you just changed the kind of adapter we old-timers would need to use.
  • There would be new manufacturing / engineering costs, too -- either a "brand new" part or revision of existing.

 

 

The controller thing is not necessarily an issue. We're making a clean break this year for the Atari and Sega products (wired controllers will still be the same). It's a simple entry in the included manual that previous wireless controllers won't work with the new models. There's always SOME point where you have to give up on some type of compatibility to move things forward.

 

In terms of adapters, if this were to go ahead (still an if) and the wiring was corrected (a second if) to work with Intellivision II consoles like originally intended, then that's not really an issue either. The adapters for the series 1 Intellivision Flashback would still be needed for those controllers.



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:34 AM

 

The controller thing is not necessarily an issue. We're making a clean break this year for the Atari and Sega products (wired controllers will still be the same). It's a simple entry in the included manual that previous wireless controllers won't work with the new models. There's always SOME point where you have to give up on some type of compatibility to move things forward.

 

In terms of adapters, if this were to go ahead (still an if) and the wiring was corrected (a second if) to work with Intellivision II consoles like originally intended, then that's not really an issue either. The adapters for the series 1 Intellivision Flashback would still be needed for those controllers.

 

True that for Intellivision I style connectors you'd need adapters -- but the wiring of them would necessarily change. Unless there's some visual distinction, you'd have to just keep track of where the controller came from -- or just test it out, I guess. Given the niche audience of those who'd be interested in using new controllers on old system, maybe it's just not worth worrying about.



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:12 PM

Maybe they'll make another mistake and we'll have a third controller pinout variation.

Hoping Tutorvision stuff gets released somehow.

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:25 PM

wireless controllers! with aftermarket way to make a plug-in for the old systems to be wireless!



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:30 PM

Nurmix discussed the controller pinout problem at great length with Keith. To keep his monopolistic empire of riches fueled by further cable adapter sales, Nurmix lobbied for a 3rd pinout.

In an unrelated note, here is a file photo of Nurmix.
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#17 intvsteve OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:44 PM

Nurmix discussed the controller pinout problem at great length with Keith. To keep his monopolistic empire of riches fueled by further cable adapter sales, Nurmix lobbied for a 3rd pinout.

In an unrelated note, here is a file photo of Nurmix.
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I think that's his high school yearbook picture. This is more current. A life of monopolistic larceny does take its toll.

 

 

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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:01 PM

Sweet- more Raspberry Pi cases!  Unless the next potential version is more like the NES Classic Mini with HDMI output and the ability to add more games...



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:48 PM

Of course I want 1 or 2 or....

However, It needs to fix the sound issues!  

 

Could/would Elektronite games be included? 

 

It would be nice to see some newer games on the FlashForward 2.0   

 

Use the Intellivision II colors so controller wiring can be corrected and easy to tell which controllers to use with each unit.

But please keep the controller design as is!  I love these controllers.

 

Stonix would be another great game to add.  most others would most likely have issue ©

 

Maybe a good incentive to finish Mad Drivin' or Castle etc.

 

Let's hope it happens!  I have the Ultimate Upgrade, but for the less tech savvy friends and family, FB 2 would be a nice gift.

 

I did give a few of the original FB's away, but didn't think the sound and a few other bugs gave a real representation of the intelliivsion.

Plus, BT, Bump n Jump and Tron Deadly Discs would make a world of difference.  All great 1 player games.



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Posted Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:22 PM

I am glad I bought the adapters in the first place, they are awesome!

 

Looking forward to another flash.......backward! :)  :thumbsup:



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Posted Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:01 AM

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Posted Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:41 AM

I'm not believing anything until there's a 12-hour special episode of The Intellivisonaries episode clarifying it. :) Breaking news!



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Posted Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:07 PM

I will be the first to order the supplemental overlays! (Sorry - maybe too soon?)

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Posted Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:40 PM

Hopefully they'd simply supply all the overlays in the box to begin with



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Posted Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:12 PM

I will be the first to order the supplemental overlays! (Sorry - maybe too soon?)

If you order them right now, they may arrive when the Flashback II comes out!






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