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#1 jim1174 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:33 AM

I know colecovision has one and I think Atari has one but i could not find one for intellivision.



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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:20 AM

What do you mean by an "Anthology Book"?



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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:02 AM

I second DZ-s question -- could you clarify what you mean by that?

 

To my knowledge, there's not currently a book exclusively devoted to the history of the Intellivision.  Instead, you'll need to look at one of the (many) books that covers a wider range of material and live off the scraps in those.  ;)



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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:19 AM

There's only one book on the history of Coleco, not just colecovision, that I know of.

http://www.8-bitcent...coOfficial.html

 

There's several books on the Atari 2600 including "Art of Atari" which is a collection of artwork.



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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:20 AM

There is only one Intellivision book.  ;) 

 

 

 

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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:31 AM

There is only one Intellivision book.   ;)

 

 

 

 

And it's also the first video-game book!



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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:38 AM

 

And it's also the first video-game book!

 

 

One of many firsts. ;)

 

(but I doubt it)



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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:42 AM

There is one in progress, some of the attendees of PRGE had the pleasure of meeting the two gentlemen that are working on it.

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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:43 AM

There is one in progress, some of the attendees of PRGE had the pleasure of meeting the two gentlemen that are working on it.


Ooooh! Tell me more.

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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:53 AM

As I understood it, the book is more about the Intellinerds than the Intellivision.

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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:06 AM

Ooooh! Tell me more.


We met two Anthropology professors that are working on a book. We connected them with some tall, shampoo-hating dude that has some insight and connection to the inner workings of the Intelivision.

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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:08 AM

As I understood it, the book is more about the Intellinerds than the Intellivision.


Why would Anthropology professors be interested in writing a book about you, Rev, Cmart and the other Intelinerds? ;)

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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:13 AM

Perhaps they were professors in biological anthropology and figured they had found a new subspecies, Homo sapiens intelllivisionus?



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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:26 AM

Why would Anthropology professors be interested in writing a book about you, Rev, Cmart and the other Intelinerds? ;)


I had not much interaction with this guys.

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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 4:07 PM

Ask cmart, they were talking his ear off at dinner, from what I could hear the one chattier guy really liked KOOL AID MAN, a lot.

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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:51 PM

such a shame, I didn't interact at all with those guys. I'm waiting for intellinerdity to be taught at university.

I wonder if they considered Rev for an interesting case study.

From Wikipedia:
a case study is a research method involving an up-close (:o), in-depth (:o :o :o), and detailed examination of a subject of study (the case), as well as its related contextual conditions


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Posted Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:04 PM

I spoke with them briefly and suggested they join AtariAge, so we may see them pay a visit. Both were really nice to talk to and passionate about the Intellivision. They are based out of Irvine, so lots of history right in their backyard.

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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:19 AM

What do you mean by an "Anthology Book"?


I was referring to a history book on intelivision.

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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2018 3:25 AM

I was referring to a history book on intelivision.

 

Ah, thanks.  Well, I guess that has been answered many times over in this thread already.

 

TL;DR:

  • There isn't one
  • There may be one in the works right now
  • It may or may not be about C-mart and Rev.

:grin:



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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:27 PM

Keith Robinson published tons of information about the Intellivision on the Intellivision Lives website.

 

I'm sure it could have filled a book if he had gotten around to making one...

 

http://www.intellivi...com/history.php

 

 

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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:12 PM

Keith Robinson published tons of information about the Intellivision on the Intellivision Lives website.

 

I'm sure it could have filled a book if he had gotten around to making one...

 

http://www.intellivi...com/history.php

 

 

Catsfolly

 

Indeed.  Wasn't that something he would bring up on occasion? IIRC there was some sort of a campaign to get a book published that he started off.... details escape me.



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Posted Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:57 PM

Keith Robinson published tons of information about the Intellivision on the Intellivision Lives website.
 
I'm sure it could have filled a book if he had gotten around to making one...
 
http://www.intellivi...com/history.php
 
 
Catsfolly

Yea that info is great. If any one does make a Book I think it should be called Mattel electronics. The book could be about the intellivision and also their other electronic gaming devices like the coleco book did.

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Posted Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:48 PM

Is this going to be a book I have to buy from the back of a seedy book store?

 
TL;DR:

  • There isn't one
  • There may be one in the works right now
  • It may or may not be about C-mart and Rev.
:grin:


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Posted Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:11 AM

http://atariage.com/...book/?p=3135506

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Posted Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:10 PM

The book is being written by Tom Boellstorff and Braxton Soderman - both professors at University of California Irvine.  I spoke to them at length at PRGE.  Some of the information they're using in the book came from Intellivisionaries Podcast interviews I've done. I'll be working with them throughout the project as well.

 

Tom Boellstorff:

https://faculty.site...du/boellstorff/

https://faculty.site...rrent-research/

 

Braxton Soderman:

https://www.faculty....faculty_id=6025






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