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CharonPDX

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  1. LV Poker & Blackjack as the pack-in, plus we got a couple other games at the same time. Don't remember precisely which, but I'm betting SNAFU and Night Stalker.
  2. One player mode. (Either simple one player only for "practice" or one player vs. computer.) Different maps, and/or procedurally-generated maps (with constraints to make sure they're actually playable) would be good. While the default maps are good, you end up using the same layout every time (I still have the hand-drawn maps my sister and I usually used every game.) Maybe larger landmasses, with scrolling, for longer games? (Split screen for two-player.)
  3. Be careful - red/green/blue RCA jacks on US TVs tend to be Y/Pb/Pr component video, not RGB. (In spite of using red/green/blue plugs.) Y/Pb/Pr is *NOT* compatible with RGB, and would require conversion. The VGA port, on the other hand, can usually accept RGB with a simple cable. Usually, but not always - some VGA inputs don't accept NTSC RGB timings, or require the separate sync signal that actual computer VGA provides.
  4. Mine arrived today, haven't had a chance to play yet.
  5. Damn. 😞 One of only two cons I attend locally every year.
  6. They're planning on it. Obviously COVID restrictions permitting.
  7. Where you play an Ewok and shoot Stormtroopers with barely effective bow-and-arrow, plus throw rocks and set traps? I'd play that!
  8. LOL. "We don't condone piracy, but here's a product that is 100% pirated material."
  9. I'm 99% sure Tower of Doom was available as a baggie'd release - I could swear it came that way when I got it back in the late '80s. But it could be faulty memory which game it was - I just know I didn't have any of the listed "baggie release" games other than Tron Solar Sailer back in the day, and I know Tron was a boxed copy.
  10. I keep getting sniped on He-Man boxed copies. Not even looking for sealed, just a box in good condition. (It's the last non-ECS Mattel Electronics release I'm missing boxed.)
  11. Was surprised to see Star Wars on the list - boxed copies in good condition are regularly on eBay for quite reasonable prices. Glad you got one!
  12. The big problem is that the 1983 video game crash occurred very soon after the Intellivoice came out - with Mattel dumping the Intellivision division soon thereafter. So only the launch set of games ever came out for Intellivoice. Same with the ECS "Computer" component - only the launch set of games, that was it. (And only one game that used both voice+computer.) As others have mentioned, there are more recent games that use it to better effect.
  13. Um.... I think you have the wrong subforum...
  14. Anything advertised as a "TV" will have coax (in the US at least.) Because to be advertised as a TV, it must have an over-the-air tuner. And those all use coax ports to connect the antenna (or cable.) My new(ish, last year's model) 4K LG smart TV tuns in "analog channel 3" just fine, and displays Intellivision no problem. And that's over about a 20 foot unshielded RCA cable to an RCA-to-coax adapter at the TV end.
  15. LOL. A bunch of sealed Intellivision games - seller lists every era video game system *EXCEPT* Intellivision: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-1980s-Factory-Sealed-Video-Games-Atari-Sega-Nintendo-WATA-VGA-Ready/254590237997
  16. So I don't know if this will be a popular or unpopular idea: Don't allow anyone to buy more than 1/2 the number of games you're releasing. So if you're releasing 4 games, don't allow any individual to buy more than 2. That way it isn't just "the 24 biggest-pocketbook sealed-box collectors" who get all of the games, and they never circulate or even get played - just sit on those 24 shelves forever. (I would absolutely open and play.)
  17. 25 copies each? Well, these are going to either immediately disappear, never to be seen in public again; or a few will be snatched up by eBay scalpers, who will list them for $1000+ shortly thereafter.
  18. I saw it, then once I saw a post about it here, I knew it was going to go over my price range...
  19. It may need cyan/magenta glasses or magenta/green instead of red/blue. (Yes, there are three different standards of that general style of 3D glasses.). Also make sure to try them "backward," too, as the game might have the eyes reversed from what your glasses are.
  20. And here I just want a "decent looking condition" boxed copy. (Basically just so the spine isn't broken from being flattened, no missing pieces of cardboard, and no big tears.)
  21. I mean, if you make this one on cart, I should get first dibs.... Just sad that the Inty I took to the event to play it died about 2 hours in. (It stopped accepting controller input, so I ran off the road. "No. Nooooo. WHY ISN'T IT GOING BACK ON THE ROAD!‽?" TAPTAPTAPTAPTAP) I didn't have many live viewers (I wasn't one of the main participants, of course,) but the game was a hit with the people locally in the room with me. (sigh - being in the room with people other than the family members who live in my house... What was that like again?) If the event happens in-person again this year (still up in the air,) I might just go for the full 3 points! Thanks again for helping out with such an awesome thing!
  22. Oh, that's right, they're doing a purple one and a red one, aren't they? I wonder why neither of those have been offered in the "Founders" and "VIP" presales.?.? They're even supposed to be limited colors. Well, I guess my *NEXT* one will be a purple or red... (Or both.)
  23. Picked up a white one to go with my woodgrain founders. Figure I'll buy in black whatever they call the next special one.
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