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  1. I truly despise the whole shift to micro-transactions, and I find it so refreshing that the Amico is going back to the way things used to be. I do not consider myself a hardcore gamer, but I have an XB1 and a PS4 now, and have had many of the "current" consoles over the years. I'm in my mid-50's and the Intellivision was my first console, and I've always been partial to sports games. I am a big sports fan and really don't play myself anymore, so it's great to be able to play virtually. At my age, I love the old-timers and legends, so I got into the "ultimate team" aspect of the sports games...I find it fun to play with old players and build my team and so on. But, year after year, the focus of these sports games (especially NBA 2K, in my opinion) is more toward getting you to spend more and more money on micro-transactions, more so than making a good game, and I find that sickening. I am interested more in the game-play and playing basketball, or football or baseball, and so on...and that isn't the primary aspect of these games anymore, which is unfortunate. Playing video games has always been a social thing for me, playing with friends, talking some trash...great fun. So looking forward to the Amico bringing this aspect back to the forefront. My wife is not a fan of video games at all, but even she got into the Wii, and her parents and my parents and children of all ages. That is what I look forward to most with the Wii, getting back to the way video games used to be, and maybe my wife will even play...
  2. Here's my contribution to the giraffe pics, from a trip to South Africa last year. I'll raise you a few more animal pics...just an amazing trip.
  3. I like that idea. There have been many fun baseball games, and other sports titles, over the years...with many different styles of play. It’d be a blast to have more choices, at least down the road. For example, you have Intellivision NHL Hockey and then the NES hockey with the average guys, big guys and skinny guys. Very different games and both fun.
  4. There are endless possibilities, which is awesome. I would love to see so many retro games (Intellivision, Atari, Colecovision...) reimagined, but there are so many new ones to be made also. Let's have 'em all! Plenty of room out there for so many good games. I so love the fact that the games will be less expensive, so I can have a large library of games, more like the old days. The games will be simpler, so you can play a few different games in one sitting. And you might get tired of a game for a while, so you stay away from it for a while but then come back to it later...so psyched to have a nice big collection of simpler games again! And playing with family and friends, talking trash, having fun...that's what gaming is about for me; it's a social thing...and what today's gaming really is not, for the most part...
  5. I really never (or next to never) play online multiplayer against random people. I only like to play against friends. I was one person that asked about this for the Amico. Not looking for random online multiplayer, but interested in playing against family and friends online, like a buddy who lives halfway across the country. I do understand the added cost and other complications this would bring, not to mention going against the spirit of the Amico, so I'd be just fine with couch coop and keeping the games at a lower cost. Fine by me. I find even trying to play friends online can be tough anyway...hard to find times that work for both parties, so it hardly ever happens because of that...
  6. Nice. One day, my friend wanted to have a one day home run record...we went through so many official wiffle balls, we went to the kind with no holes, then even stooped to using plastic practice gold balls at the end of the day. My buddy hit like 80 something homers that one day....not too many with the plastic golf balls. Good times. Then we may have gone for some personal records on Intellivision Burgertime that night...
  7. Exactly, we used to stock up pretty well to avoid anything like that...even had a couple black wiffle ball bats, official wiffle ball bats, instead of the yellow. They sold black one at some point, but very limited...
  8. I had Summer Games on the Colecovision and the palms of our hands would blister and bleed. That's how we would move the thick knobby Coleco joystick back and forth the quickest, against the palm of our hand. Fun game, but painful. We'd try gloves and all kinds of things to help...
  9. We played so much wiffle ball growing up that I once contacted the company directly to see if I could purchase from them wholesale. We would go through the wiffle balls pretty quickly...when the plastic connected to the holes would crack. We called that "smiling." This one is smiling, time for a new ball...
  10. You guys must know the Thompson Speedway in Connecticut, no? That's where I grew up...and I had TCR racing too!
  11. https://www.friendlysrestaurants.com/menu/ice-cream/ Oh yes, the Jim Dandy is still on the menu...
  12. I have a story about horse racing I've been wanting to share. For those who played the original, I'm sure you remember...when you were the jockey, you could crack the whip twice during a single race. When you did this, the horse sprinted and sped up for a short period of time. After the second whip, the horse would speed up but would then slow to a halt after the sprint, totally out of gas. So, if you cracked the second whip too soon, you were screwed...you had to time it so the horse sprinted through the finish line, or else he would slow down to a slow trot and everyone else would pass you. One friend we used to play with always whipped too soon, he would get this big lead and then his horse would run out of gas early and he'd finish last by a long-shot. Well, we started using the terminology in life, "pony whipping." For example, when we were old enough to drink...if someone started drinking too much too early in the night, we'd say: "don't pony whip", meaning pace himself or he might pass out early. Eventually, the terminology simply applied to when you were tired, not necessarily from drinking or anything else in particular. To this day, when I get together with these friends, we still use this terminology, 40 or so years later. If we are really tired, you might say, I am pony-whipped...or simply, I am PWed. Good stuff. Loved the Intellivision and wish I had the Amico now!
  13. Hey Tommy - I don’t believe I’ve seen Antarctic Adventure mentioned. I had that for the Colecovision back in the day. Fun game, simple, old school. Any chance of that being reimagined on the Amico? It was developed by Konami in 1983...
  14. I don't think I've seen any mention of Root Beer Tapper in this thread. I always loved this game and it seems like a good candidate for the Intellivision Amico. I remember the arcade game when it came out in then early 80's, it was just Tapper with Budweiser as a sponsor. The arcade game had an actual beer tap instead of a button to pour the beers. Then they later changed it to Root Beer Tapper to be more kid friendly. It came out on consoles later on and I actually had a copy on the original XBox, from their store, I think. Fun, addictive game...
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