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16 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

I'm sure Sony will be immediately fixing all this.  But interesting to see how complex all this stuff really is.

Getting it out there and having people play it is sometimes the best way to really find all the issues.

 

 

 


A 500$ digital only console that when downloading may develop a problem requiring a factory reset to get the console out of.

You just can't make this stuff up. You would think that a console requiring its games to be downloaded would have better testing of the download system.

I am sure they will patch it, but it still surprises me this is even an issue in the first place.

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17 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


I mentioned this on Amico All Access this weekend.

Dang... Thought I watched that one. I'll have to tell the family that I cannot be behind on reading  Atari Age posts...

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1 hour ago, Tavi said:


A 500$ digital only console that when downloading may develop a problem requiring a factory reset to get the console out of.

You just can't make this stuff up. You would think that a console requiring its games to be downloaded would have better testing of the download system.

I am sure they will patch it, but it still surprises me this is even an issue in the first place.

I think everything got either rushed or delayed with Covid. I suspect Sony and M$ felt like they couldn’t slip so they did a ship & fix instead.

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27 minutes ago, Intellivision Master said:

There are some new items in the IE shop.  Yay.  

 

https://www.intellivisionamico.com/shop

I'm still waiting for a T-shirt with ONLY the running man logo on it, and nothing else.  Tommy has said in multiple threads that he would make that happen, but it still hasn't.  And I am not going to buy a shirt like that from a questionable site that I am not confident in.

 

So...still waiting Tommy!  🙂 

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35 minutes ago, Intellivision Master said:

Still hoping we get Thunder Castle on Amico.  

Mystic Castle was a great update to it, and pretty much made Thunder Castle obsolete, since it increased the speed and offered 4 different difficulty levels.  I would like to see that instead!

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3 minutes ago, IntyFanMatt said:

Mystic Castle was a great update to it, and pretty much made Thunder Castle obsolete, since it increased the speed and offered 4 different difficulty levels.  I would like to see that instead!

Yeah, Mystic Castle was a prototype that became Thunder Castle.  Why not have both versions on Amico?  Do a 2 pack.  I'd buy it.  Did you know that Thunder Castle was known as Magic Castle?  Here's a link that talks about it.  https://history.blueskyrangers.com/intvcorp/thundercastle.html

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7 minutes ago, Intellivision Master said:

Yeah, Mystic Castle was a prototype that became Thunder Castle.  Why not have both versions on Amico?  Do a 2 pack.  I'd buy it.  Did you know that Thunder Castle was known as Magic Castle?  Here's a link that talks about it.  https://history.blueskyrangers.com/intvcorp/thundercastle.html

Yes, very cool, thanks man!

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4 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Diet Root Beer??  Seriously?

At that point isn't it only taking about 100 calories off an 1,800 count!

LOL.. its like the diet soda with the 3 cheeseburgers and large fries. Its all about the self-delusion. Hell I'll put extra lettuce on those cheeseburgers and call them salad burgers.😁  

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With the retro re-imagined games, specifically shooters like Astrosmash, they begin slow and easy.  What if in single player there was a mode like bullet time where the whole game is slow for people who aren't good at shooters but still want to enjoy the game?  Perhaps make bullet time a power up?  Maybe you're in a level of Astrosmash and can't beat it but with the power up, victory is yours.  It would be beneficial.

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3 hours ago, Tavi said:


A 500$ digital only console that when downloading may develop a problem requiring a factory reset to get the console out of.

You just can't make this stuff up. You would think that a console requiring its games to be downloaded would have better testing of the download system.

I am sure they will patch it, but it still surprises me this is even an issue in the first place.

Now now, get things straight: the digital-only console is just $400 :P

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It's nice that new stuff was added to the IE shop.  I think it's funny they have a Bib.  Lol.  Tommy, where are the Puffy plushies?  Also, we need a T-Shirt with Puffy on it.  And IntyFanMatt wants a T-Shirt with just the Running Man logo on it.  I'd like to see that as well.  Maybe there can be a version of Running Man on a T-Shirt that glows in the dark.  Wouldn't that be something?

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1 hour ago, bigdaddygamestudio said:

LOL.. its like the diet soda with the 3 cheeseburgers and large fries. Its all about the self-delusion. Hell I'll put extra lettuce on those cheeseburgers and call them salad burgers.😁  

Well, if you assume a 32 ounce rootbeer, that's 400+ calories. Pretty substantial.

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I'm glad the old logo was changed.

 

Every time I looked, it reminded me of a gas station.

 

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18 minutes ago, RxScram said:

Well, if you assume a 32 ounce rootbeer, that's 400+ calories. Pretty substantial.

Talking about substantial, how about drinking up to 16 Coca-Cola's per day?

 

During a Nov. 28 interview, Ellen DeGeneres referred to Coca-Cola as Carrie Fisher's "drink of choice" after pointing out that the 60-year-old actress put the soda in her mug instead of coffee or tea. Fisher told the talk show host that she drank "maybe 16" Coca-Cola beverages daily.

 

"But I don't drink all of them. I start them, but then it starts to get warm. And then you have to get another one ... They have to (have) that sharp, sharp cold taste," she said.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, CurlyQ said:

I'm glad the old logo was changed.

 

Every time I looked, it reminded me of a gas station.

 

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Amico,the family convenience station.👍

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It occurred to me just now: What if I put a non-Amico item with an RFID chip near my Amico? I'm hoping for something a little more than. "Sorry that is not an Amico related item".  Randomize the errors with some humor.

 

If you put the Mario Amibo on the console or controller, a mostly red screen pops up and says: "Hey, that looks like something you may want to call a plumber about". "Where is your brother?" "We saw a Princess go through thataway!" Go obscure and say "Jellyfish made a good song about you and your friends".  Link here. If the Amico is connected to the internet, it could send the ID up and you could push the data down in no time at all.  Little things like that no other company would think of.

 

I know that is feature creep.. But it would be fun.  :)

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