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Hi Tommy,

 

I have two more questions about game control (Sorry if I disappoint some as they have nothing to do with "lag"...)

 

1. About how many percent of the release titles will use motion control in a meaningful way?

 

2. How do you draw in telestrations? Will there be something like a stylus included?

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On 5/12/2021 at 8:35 AM, Tommy Tallarico said:


How about...

Earthworm Jim 3
(4 realz this time)

 


:D

 

 

 

 3arthworm Jim 

 

 

 

 

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For old farts sake, I haven't been gone that long.  Thanks Jay.

 

#da_fuck_outta_here

 

 

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17 hours ago, Steven Pendleton said:

Thank you. This game is great. It has everything you already would be interested in for the system: co-op, interesting and varied level design, enemies, and enemy placement, excellent difficulty curve, good music and SFX, simple 2-button gameplay, and a completely unique take on R-Type that has never been done since (aside from the R-9Leo and R-9Leo2 being in R-Type Final and Final 2). I have no idea why it hasn't gotten a home release aside from that one poorly emulated release. Supposedly there was a Genesis/MD port that was suggested at the time but it got rejected.

 

I think you said you have a MAME cabinet, right? Try it on your MAME cabinet, get your wife or someone to play it with you, and have fun with it because the game is awesome and MAME runs it well.

 

Port it, emulate it, remake it... please make it happen if you can. Insta-buy with absolutely no hesitation.

Cool to see a guy who makes great games get so excited about another game.

 

Now I'm intrigued to play this on the Amico.

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15 hours ago, GrudgeQ said:

Not strictly Amico related but Netflix is about to launch their new He-Man cartoon:

https://www.engadget.com/netflix-masters-of-the-universe-first-look-action-figures-150027951.html

 

This was after their reboot of She-ra a few years ago: https://www.engadget.com/2019-05-11-netflix-she-ra-season-3-geena-davis.html

 

This got me reminiscing about all of the original Intellivision games with non gaming tie-ins, like Master of the Universe, Major League Baseball, Advanced D&D, Tron, Scooby Doo, etc. All of those brands are still alive and kicking today. Of course, the Amico is continuing the Intellivision brand cross licensing tradition with Harlem Globe Trotters, ACL, Major League Baseball, Hot Wheels, Evel Knievel, Care Bears & Sesame Street. Can't wait to see what additional brands the Amico can bring to the Intellivision stable & add to it's long history.

 

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I hope the new He-Man is not all woke. I'm a little surprised he's not wearing glasses, skinny jeans and a tight sweater.

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1 hour ago, RREDDWARFF said:

I hope the new He-Man is not all woke.

With you all the way on wokeness. Please Tommy, dont make the amico a woke/pc machine (i doubt it will be) but please dont let it permeate into the games. Any movie that embraced woke/pc culture tanked badly and ruined franchises (terminator for example)

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16 hours ago, Toobin said:

It sure would be nice to the Q and A thread was about Questions and Answers, rather than a few people throwing out personal insults,  presumably hoping others will respond in kind so they have an excuse to remove them from the thread/forum.  That won't work for me, sorry.

 

I also like how, instead of the Q&A thread being Qs and As, some people use it as a chance post long posts with images and videos that have nothing to do with the subject (and, heck, even their opening line states as much, so they're well aware that they're trying to derail a Q&A discussion) so they can push the entire topic out of the recent comments.

 

I'm here to talk Amico, players.  Please check your personal dramas at the door.  Thanks.

16 hours ago, Swami said:

Don’t worry, baby. We’ll getcha there. 

 

 

 

That didn't age well.

 

:)

 

 

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9 hours ago, GrudgeQ said:

Gaming Chitchat Show: Ep5 - A Chat With Tommy Tallarico Of Intellivision EXCLUSIVE REVEALS INTERVIEW

 

 

EDIT: Lots of good info and exclusives in this one - he asked tons of good questions, some you have heard before but several new & interesting that Tommy mentioned some brand new info on. HIGHLY recommended.


Thanks for posting.  Yeah, he asked a lot of great questions and this was one of the better interviews over the past few months for sure.

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

16 hours ago, Toobin said:

It sure would be nice to the Q and A thread was about Questions and Answers, rather than a few people throwing out personal insults,  presumably hoping others will respond in kind so they have an excuse to remove them from the thread/forum.  That won't work for me, sorry.

 

I also like how, instead of the Q&A thread being Qs and As, some people use it as a chance post long posts with images and videos that have nothing to do with the subject (and, heck, even their opening line states as much, so they're well aware that they're trying to derail a Q&A discussion) so they can push the entire topic out of the recent comments.

 

I'm here to talk Amico, players.  Please check your personal dramas at the door.  Thanks.

 

 

 

That didn't age well.

 

:)

 

 

Pretty short, one note ride.

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9 hours ago, Toobin said:

Is SmashJT an official spokesperson for Intellivision Entertainment?  Does SmashJT's statements represent Intellivision Entertainment?  If so, I'll gladly watch every SmashJT video out there.  If not... that's why I'm coming to YOU and asking YOU in a A & Q thread for YOU, Tommy.  I want to hear what Intellivision Entertainment's stance on the statements made by IGN are.  Not what RandomYoutuber2779's experience is.

 

 

I find it so interesting that when you give answers to certain folks that they don't want to hear, they will keep trying to ask the question no matter how many times you've answered it.

They would rather hear the answer they want to hear as opposed to the truth.

Then, what typically happens is when they don't get the answer they want they'll say I'm arguing with them and that I'm being unprofessional... followed closely by I "can't take criticism".


Very strange.

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9 hours ago, LinemanDoc said:

Can we just move on from the negativity please?  I don't post a lot here, but I do try to read this thread throughout the week.  It's usually something fun and positive to look forward to.  Can we please take it back to that?

 

@Toobin, it seems that your issues are complicated enough to start your own thread topic rather than taking over this thread.


I think it's time for another @CurlyQ pic to lighten the mood!

 

:)

 

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8 hours ago, Toobin said:

What I said, very clearly, multiple times, is that I DO NOT CARE about the drama.


Rich.

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3 hours ago, Talerian said:

Hi Tommy,

 

I have two more questions about game control (Sorry if I disappoint some as they have nothing to do with "lag"...)

 

1. About how many percent of the release titles will use motion control in a meaningful way?

 

2. How do you draw in telestrations? Will there be something like a stylus included?


No... there is no lag... oh... wait... sorry... just a trigger reaction.

 

Um... okay... getting on with it...

 

1.  Cornhole, Farkle, Evel Knievel & Bomb Squad are probably the top ones.

 

2.  That's a great question as we've just been talking about that this week.  You can use the tip of your finger and it draws pretty good.  Talking about the ability to change thicknesses of the brush in an easy way so you can get a little more detailed... but still messing around with what the final would be.  We could potentially put a stylus into the physical version, but obviously wouldn't be able to do that for the digital version.  Any stylus would work though, but that is assuming people have one at all.  We're trying to make it great with just a finger.

 

 

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3 hours ago, CPUWIZ said:

For old farts sake, I haven't been gone that long.  Thanks Jay.

 

#da_fuck_outta_here

 

 

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Gotta be quick around these parts.

:)

 

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The folks at Retro Gaming Revival (The UK blokes who were a bit critical about Amico) did a live stream earlier.  I just got through listening.

There were 6 folks on the panel who all didn't want to purchase an Amico.  They were contacted by Snestastic Pete (aka The Amico Kid) and he gave them a bunch of info and then they had me on earlier this week.

 

How do the 6 of them feel now?
Here's the final decision:

https://youtu.be/KmwqrfZMC20?t=5236

This part of the stream was particularly funny.  They made a clip of this and posted it on their Facebook group of over 5,000 retro gamers.  Cool dudes.
https://youtu.be/KmwqrfZMC20?t=4751

 

If you're interested in just hearing the Amico parts of the stream, it starts here:
https://youtu.be/KmwqrfZMC20?t=4186

 

Thanks to the Retro Gaming Revival guys for keeping an open mind!

 

 

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Tommy, I have heard you talk about the online leaderboards which sound awesome. I’m wondering how the local leaderboards are coming along. Those are the most important to me. 

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4 minutes ago, Cranker said:

Tommy, I have heard you talk about the online leaderboards which sound awesome. I’m wondering how the local leaderboards are coming along. Those are the most important to me. 


Going good!  Hoping to have them all for launch.  If not, within months.

 

Local leaderboards are implemented directly into the games so no worries there.  They are already implemented and working.

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I would love to see the local leaderboards be specific to smaller geographic areas, such as city or county.  It might lead to some local meetups or in-person Amico events if a few people from the same city realize they keep competing with each other.

 

If an entire state is the smallest geographic area, I'll likely be ranked #20,000 or worse in California because it's so populated.

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9 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


Going good!  Hoping to have them all for launch.  If not, within months.

 

Local leaderboards are implemented directly into the games so no worries there.  They are already implemented and working.

Awesome and the friends leaderboards also are are great idea even though I have no friends or family buying the Amico .....yet.   It would be awesome to have a friends leaderboard with anyone on this board that wants to Join ! 

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15 minutes ago, Cranker said:

Awesome and the friends leaderboards also are are great idea even though I have no friends or family buying the Amico .....yet.   It would be awesome to have a friends leaderboard with anyone on this board that wants to Join ! 


Yeah!  That would be pretty cool.  An Atari Age Amico Q&A group. 

 

or AAAQA for short.

GAME ON!   :)

 

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19 minutes ago, LinemanDoc said:

I would love to see the local leaderboards be specific to smaller geographic areas, such as city or county.  It might lead to some local meetups or in-person Amico events if a few people from the same city realize they keep competing with each other.

 

If an entire state is the smallest geographic area, I'll likely be ranked #20,000 or worse in California because it's so populated.


Yep!  We definitely have them by states/provinces (for the larger countries) as well as country and world.  Cities got a little too granular as we do want it to mean something when you get to the top!

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6 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


Yeah!  That would be pretty cool.  An Atari Age Amico Q&A group. 

 

or AAAQA for short.

GAME ON!   :)

 

Yes !!! Then I can show Intellivision Master who is the boss 😜

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