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2 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

 

 

 

2, 5, 4, 3

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2 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

 

 

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

2!  This is the heart of what makes Amico different and unique. In my opinion everything revolves around the controller because it's how you interact with the system. It's how you play the games. Show one of the non-reimagined games, like Cornhole, and how the controller really makes it easier and fun to play.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

 

 

 

All these are good. The question that occurs to me when thinking about this is “who is going to be viewing this at this time?”  If it is still going to be mostly gaming community, then I would save #2 and #5 until closer to launch when more widespread marketing will reach the casual target. 
 

If you believe word of mouth on #2 and #5 will spread to the casual market in good amounts from this, then I would not worry about holding back. I just think if the gaming community is pretty much the sole audience at this time, #1 and #3 are more on point right now. 

I agree with you Oldfool !

It's been almost 2 years since I am waiting for Amico, so I would tend to wish to see new things ! So Number 1 is on the top of the list.

 

If you make an interview (with of course some gameplay, or pictures ) I would like to have Mike Mika.

I think he is working on a lot of Big Projects, and maybe some of them can't be revealed, but it's a guy I like a lot !

 

I don't know if you have some footage (probably before covid) of you and some of your team talking about idea to incorporate in a game (Kind of Brainstorming).

It could be cool to see things like this. (As an example, you said that you tried to have pong with four players ( One player in the top and bottom of the screen ).

Seeing everything you are trying to do to get the best of everygame. (Another example, when you were discussing about having or not having bosses on a game like Astrosmash, etc. :) )

 

Thank you Tommy for everything, and thank you Atari Age to let us discuss with the CEO for Intellivision Entertainement ! It's really appreciate !

 

 
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3 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

In order:

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?
(Engineering. Hardware and software.)

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

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4 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

 

 

 

I would choose 1 and 2, and please show the console lights in action and how they interact with a game. 😀👍

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4 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

 

 

 

#2, but only if you can show the action without lag.  This should be done as soon as possible to assuage the critics.  If not, #1.

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4 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

 

 

 

In order - 1, 4, 2, 5, 3.

 

Would also love to see a cut of market testing and the reaction of folks prior to and after playing on the system. Would assume there are issues with permissions on this one though, but that would be cool. 

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5 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

 

 

 

Gameplay videos is what I'm hoping to see every time 😁  It's the closest to playing the real thing.

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6 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

 

 

 

2, 5, 1, in that order.

While I'm here, it's great that you spend so much tiime on this thread Tommy.  It really does make me (and I'm sure lots of others) feel like we are part of the Amico family.  It's like watching your baby take it's first steps :)   Can't wait until Ocotber!

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Just now, nysavant said:

2, 5, 1, in that order.

While I'm here, it's great that you spend so much tiime on this thread Tommy.  It really does make me (and I'm sure lots of others) feel like we are part of the Amico family.  It's like watching your baby take it's first steps :)   Can't wait until Ocotber!

Agreed! 

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6 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

1.  after all its the games that matter.

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6 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

 

 

 

Thinking objectively (or at least, as objectively as I possibly can), I would go with either 5, 4, or 2. If you folks went with 4, I think it would be very interesting to have an interview with Cara Acker, Scott Tsumura, or Jason Enos.

 

Here's something for number 6: what if you released a video, offering some details on how one (or more) of your retail partners plan to sell Amico? That might be a good place to host an interview with someone from one of those retailers: maybe Walmart or Best Buy?

 

 

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2 minutes ago, GrudgeQ said:

FYI The one hour count down has begun - be there or, uh, be elsewhere, but better to be there chatting & having fun

Yes, and if Tommy shows up, get ready for a 2 hour podcast.  Lol.  But seriously, it's always nice when Tommy can drop by and chat.

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1 minute ago, Battlefish said:

Here's something for number 6: what if you released a video, offering some details on how one (or more) of your retail partners plan to sell Amico? That might be a good place to host an interview with someone from one of those retailers: maybe Walmart or Best Buy?

This is a good one.  I'd like to see a video as well.

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2 hours ago, nysavant said:

While I'm here, it's great that you spend so much tiime on this thread Tommy.  It really does make me (and I'm sure lots of others) feel like we are part of the Amico family.  It's like watching your baby take it's first steps :)   Can't wait until Ocotber!

I agree too.  It's nice of you Tommy to come in here and talk with us.  Also, it's fun to be a part of this journey.  Getting to see everything happen along the way.  October can't come fast enough.  

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8 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Hi Everyone!

I'm typically the one who gets a lot of the questions... so I thought I'd ask everyone here one.  :)


Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

 

1.  Brand new game footage of something we haven't really showed before (or at least too much of).

 

2.  A game showing off what the controller can do and why it's unique.

 

3.  In depth interview with one of our developers.

 

4.  In depth interview with someone on the Intellivision team (who isn't me!).  If so... who or what department?

 

5.  An interview or focus test with moms, families, seniors.

 

6.  Suggest a subject to me not listed!


No need to pick just one either, feel free to give them back to me in order of importance and with notes, suggestions.

 

Thanks!!!

 

p.s.  Please don't ask about physical media.  We're saving that for a very special partner.

 

 

 

 

#2 1st,#1 2nd!👍

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2 hours ago, Battlefish said:

Trying to be as non-biased to your own wants/needs... at this point, if you had a choice for a new video would it be...

That video stashed away that explains that we are all getting our amico’s next week 😀

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Tommy,

 

There's a game called the Great Giana Sisters.  The game has a neat story and also has some cool power ups and items.  This game was on many platforms.  It had 5 sequels.  The first game looks similar to Super Mario Bros.  But it has a different story, characters, etc.  Would you consider having the original game on Amico?  It would be great to see this get re-imagined.

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If # 2 wins, I would be really curious to see how Night Stalker will play with the controller, moving while aiming, etc.

 

Edit:

(Super Smash T.V. was one of my favorite games on the SNES, and I have always hoped to see that game with two analog sticks.
So Night Stalker in a lot of ways looks like a Smash T.V. games, but I really dont know how it will be played with an Amico controller !)

 

Thank you ! :)

Edited by LePionnier
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3 hours ago, Intellivision Master said:

Tommy,

 

There's a game called the Great Giana Sisters.  It was on many platforms.  It had 5 sequels.  The first game looks similar to Super Mario Bros.  But it has a different story, characters, etc.  Would you consider having the original game on Amico?

I love that game !!! Yes please !! The original

first appeared on c64 ? Or Amiga ? Not sure 🤔 

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30 minutes ago, Cranker said:

I love that game !!! Yes please !! The original

first appeared on c64 ? Or Amiga ? Not sure 🤔 

C64, Amiga and others.  The game had a really good soundtrack.  Tommy likes music and he would probably want to do music for this game if it came to Amico.  Perhaps do a remix or something.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Giana_Sisters

Here's the menu theme.  It sounds pretty cool.

I found this as well.  It's a nice piece.

 

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34 minutes ago, Intellivision Master said:

C64, Amiga and others.  The game had a really good soundtrack.  Tommy likes music and he would probably want to do music for this game if it came to Amico.  Perhaps do a remix or something.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Giana_Sisters

Here's the menu theme.  It sounds pretty cool.

I found this as well.  It's a nice piece.

 

I would love to see this game on Amico ! It was just so awesome 👏 

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10 hours ago, LePionnier said:

...

If you make an interview (with of course some gameplay, or pictures ) I would like to have Mike Mika.

I think he is working on a lot of Big Projects, and maybe some of them can't be revealed, but it's a guy I like a lot !

...

Mike Mika interview

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IoReoLLJ-18

 

6 hours ago, Battlefish said:

Thinking objectively (or at least, as objectively as I possibly can), I would go with either 5, 4, or 2. If you folks went with 4, I think it would be very interesting to have an interview with Cara Acker, Scott Tsumura, or Jason Enos.

...

Jason Enos interview

http://intellivisionaries.com/episode-38-happy-trails-and-loco-motion/

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