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  1. The one QT film I actually like is True Romance. I don't know if people consider it a true QT film, as Tony Scott took that mess of a screenplay and turned it into something worth watching. It does have a bit of the shock factor violence, but probably one of Tarrantino's better films.
  2. Great video. Great looking game, and amazing music. I love it. One of the smaller things that I really enjoyed in this video, even though it was sort of in the background, was what was being shown on the controller at different times. It looked like in the main menu, you could use the controller to choose how the games were sorted. Then in the game, your score was shown on the controller. That was some very cool stuff and I'd love to see more of that. Happy New Year to all of the Intellivision Family!
  3. I was also going to comment on the music. Sounds amazing and epic. And this game is going to be included for free in every Amico? Amazing.
  4. From my family, to everyone in the Intellivision Family, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
  5. That was great. Thanks for that! And where has @Michael Garvey gone off to?
  6. What was unachievable about the deadline? Maybe I don't know all the details, but it seems like they were making a Linux box with off the shelf parts tucked into a case that looked like an old Atari 2600. If they put as much effort into their product as they did their website (which I think is very slick), then it seems like it should have been very achievable.
  7. It's fine... They knew the game was broken, which is why they didn't let anyone play it before it launched. They thanked the 8 million people who bought it, and then issued an apology saying they knew it was crap and you shouldn't have bought it. But don't worry, hopefully by February it will be playable. What was that I was saying about TRUST and value??
  8. I keep seeing things like this, or along the lines that gaming is a very expensive hobby. Maybe I'm not doing it right, because for me games have never been cheaper. I think my advantage is that I don't need to buy big, expensive games when they first release. I'm ok with waiting a few years when they're put on sale for a ridiculously cheap price, or even given away for free as a perk in PS+. I think my mentality for this goes back to when I was a broke college student and could only afford games that cost $20 or less. Looking at the rack of games, I didn't know what was new or a few years old. I looked to see if my PC could play it, and discovered a lot of gems on my thrifty budget. I can't tell you the last time I paid $60 or more for a game. And I don't feel like I've been left out of anything. I don't play online, so season passes or things like that don't mean a lot to me. My daughter plays Fortnite occasionally with her friends, and I think to date she has spent a total of $10 over the last few years. In a lot of ways, gaming has never been cheaper. So if I'm so frugal with my gaming dollars, why did I pre-order two Amicos? Tommy always talks about "value and trust." I see a lot of value in Amico. Intellivision has been very open about what you're getting for your money, and I personally think that what you get for the money is a great deal. I also know the team behind it, and I trust them. I'm not sure they'll get everything right at launch, but as open as the team has been about its development, I have high confidence that it will be great at launch... and even better in the future.
  9. Tommy, you might want to check your phone service. It now dials to a telemarketing company. "Is someone in your household 50 years of age or older? If so, press 1." Maybe I'll try later in the day when you're at your desk. 😆
  10. You guys aren't offering the standard "40 years or 400,000 hours played" warranty? Dang it.
  11. @Tommy Tallarico Quick question. My OG Intellivision is acting up and now only displays "EEEE D DD" when I put a game in. Can I still call the toll-free number on the bottom of the console for help? Or I could call collect at the California number. Or maybe you guys have updated the number? Thanks a TON!
  12. I don't watch a lot of YouTube videos, but this one was EXCELLENT!! I highly recommend it.
  13. That's actually not a bad idea. When you go to a store looking for a TV, it's hard to find one that is fine-tuned for gamers. If Gamestop carried a small selection of TVs that made the most out of the new consoles, it'd make shopping a lot easier. Just don't know how they'd keep inventory for such large items.
  14. You can still pre-order the woodgrain ones from Fig.co. https://www.fig.co/campaigns/amico/pledge?bundle_id=3405
  15. I played my Intellivision yesterday for the first time in a long time. The real Intellivision was having issues, so the family ended up playing the Flashback version for awhile. My daughter destroyed me in Snafu... and I feel so ashamed about it. As for the controller, I've fixed an Intellivision I controller by replacing the spring in the disc with one I salvaged from a toilet paper holder. Strange solution, but it worked great.
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