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Is there an intellivision anthology book

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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.intellivisionlives.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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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.intellivisionlives.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. Edited by jim1174

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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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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.sites.uci.edu/boellstorff/

https://faculty.sites.uci.edu/boellstorff/current-research/

 

Braxton Soderman:

https://www.faculty.uci.edu/profile.cfm?faculty_id=6025

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