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13 minutes ago, Metal Ghost said:

I wasn’t going to bite. I REALLY wasn’t! Not because I don’t want one, really just that I wanted to walk into a store old skool and walk out of Target with one.

Sometimes I have so little self control!! LOL


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I feel the same... my solution is to pre-order what I wish, but them go to stores and buy with "a crowd of peers" and give one as a gift to another gamer. :D

When Red Dead Redemption came out, and DooM etc, I was at the store anyway, in line with Cowboys and Space Marines respectively... :)  Fun.

 

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1 hour ago, Blarneo said:

I mentioned earlier in the thread that I've been unemployed for a while and just got a job now. So I can't afford it right now. I wish I could, but I have to pass this time. 

Grats on landing a new job!

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First off, congrats to you Tommy and the rest of your Team on selling out the Founders Edition. Great job!!

Second, I was just browsing You Tube and stumbled upon your Intellivision Mean Message boards video. Absolutely hilarious!! PLEASE think about doing another one! Or maybe there is already more than one and I just haven’t seen it yet??


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Now that the FE sale has concluded I begin to wonder what # I have. I literally placed my order 30 seconds after I got the email. Hoping for under number 100!


I’m thinking there’s an actual chance that I got #2600!!


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I was tempted this afternoon, but held off.   Took a look about 5 minutes ago, but I'm a bit too late I guess!  Not meant to be.  :)

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8 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Good luck!!   I really hope everyone in here is able to get one.  If not... please let me know and if someone else eventually backs out for whatever reason... I can start a "list" that folks can get on.

Just a reminder for anyone coming in late. 

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4 minutes ago, Metal Ghost said:

 


I’m thinking there’s an actual chance that I got #2600!!


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You know, I was actually thinking while I was waiting for the Founder Edition to open that Tommy should reserve #2600 and 'gift' it to Michael Arzt as a consolation prize?

That way Atari will at least have one functional console by October? :D

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6 hours ago, Tavi said:


This is why I picked 5 hours, 40 minutes on the Amico 'How quick will the FE sell out?'.
 

Well someone was pretty darn close congrats! Not sure if anyone had a better guess but within an hour is pretty impressive.

 

I never published my guess but I was thinking 72 hours - not even close. 

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2 minutes ago, GrudgeQ said:

Well someone was pretty darn close congrats! Not sure if anyone had a better guess but within an hour is pretty impressive.

 

I never published my guess but I was thinking 72 hours - not even close. 

averages out to be about 380 consoles sold each hour!

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4 minutes ago, ArcadeJunkie said:

averages out to be about 380 consoles sold each hour!

Impressive for no “real marketing” as Tommy says. I’ve always thought console would be a good seller. The value for fun factor is high, and it’s why we play games after all...to have fun! 
 

Congrats to the entire IE team! Job exceedingly well done 👍

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YO EVERYONE!!!

I'm happy to report that we completely SOLD OUT of all 2600 units in just under 6 hours!

We've had over 10,000 people join up to our mailing list over the past week and not a single dime was spent on advertising the Founders Edition and we didn't even post the link on social media til there was less than 50 units left.  We only did that because some folks were saying they never got the e-mail (probably in SPAM)... so only thought it was fair to post the link at the very end. 

Confirmation e-mails will be going out tomorrow morning.

Absolute HUGE success and everyone in the office has been hugging, high fiving and fist bumping all day.

I just wanted to personally thank everyone in here for being so supportive and helping us spread the word... especially over the past few weeks.

 

Looking forward to the next genius who tells us there is no market for what we're doing.  :)

Leaving for the Middle East tomorrow... looks like there are a TON of pages today.  Will try to get to as many as I can.

Thank-you everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 


 

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13 hours ago, LePionnier said:

In the Night Stalker Demo, I wonder why in level 2 bullets are bouncing on the walls.

Different walls ? Different bullets ? Is there a purpose ?


Just wanted to show different weapons and things that we'll be doing.  Bouncing bullets in VERSUS mode is awesome!

 

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36 minutes ago, MarioMan88 said:

Now that the FE sale has concluded I begin to wonder what # I have. I literally placed my order 30 seconds after I got the email. Hoping for under number 100!

I was fumbling around a lot because I was nervous so it probably took me till 1:10 to place the order.

Must of fallen out of the top 300!😄

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7 hours ago, IntelliMission said:

Hey Tommy, I think you missed my question on the last page! I will post it again and add a new one:

 

 

And the second question would be... How many hours do you sleep and at what times? I hope you don't mind, but since you told us you create music at night... Do you sleep in the mornings? I used to to that and it's not as bad, they are colder than nights! 🙃


Yes... you would more than likely lose the advantage of getting it a few days early if you are based outside of the U.S.

 

I typically only sleep 4 hours a day.  I am what is called a "Super Sleeper" (Google it).  About 1% - 2% of the population is lucky enough to have it.  I basically go straight into REM sleep so my 4 hours is just like anyone else's 6 - 8 hours.  Now you know why I'm able to run the company, tour my show and have time to answer folks here (and social media & YouTube).  I'm a very good multi-tasker as well.  For example... a lot of times on on here is usually when I have videos rendering or are waiting for a phone call or e-mail.   

Coming here and other places helps my mind as without things like this I would start to go crazy.  Only so many books you can read or TV shows & movies to watch.  It's a great way to pass the time at 3am when my wife is sleeping and I can't turn on the TV or crank stuff in the movie theatre.   :)

 

 

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7 hours ago, xeex said:

Where will the number and signature appear on the Founders Edition consoles? On the bottom, or somewhere on the top face so it's always visible? (I'd prefer the bottom.)


Definitely the bottom.  Would ruin the look if it was anywhere visible IMO.  I think most people (like yourself) feel the same.

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Juice said:

Even though I wasn't sure I wanted one of these more expensive ones yet cuz I was thinking about just getting the white one, but I realized you might as well put the hundred dollars down cuz it is refundable atleast you have it and you know if worse comes to worst you can always give it to someone who really wants one if they run out. I really don't think they're going to go that fast though, I hopeTommy can prove me wrong.


You sir... have been proven wrong.

:)

 

(sorry... I couldn't resist... just busting balls). 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Juice said:

I really only think the people on this message board and a few YouTubers we're waiting at this exact time though I don't know why everyone thinks there was so many people waiting for this time. The people I come across talking about this are always the same people. 


Apologies accepted between 9am - 5pm.

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6 hours ago, Amico - Tony said:

This was awesome - can't believe I missed the live stream 🙁 but thank you for posting the link😀. It was great to see the team get introduced and the live countdown! I'll watch it again a few times to try and spot a few hidden easter eggs!


I see at least one.

 

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52 minutes ago, Metal Ghost said:

 


I’m thinking there’s an actual chance that I got #2600!!


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This is one case where getting the last one might be just as cool as getting the first.😀

 

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58 minutes ago, Metal Ghost said:

First off, congrats to you Tommy and the rest of your Team on selling out the Founders Edition. Great job!!

Second, I was just browsing You Tube and stumbled upon your Intellivision Mean Message boards video. Absolutely hilarious!! PLEASE think about doing another one! Or maybe there is already more than one and I just haven’t seen it yet??


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Lord knows there are some threads here that would give me a LOT of great material to work with!!  Hahhahaa!

 

:)

 

 

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49 minutes ago, Tavi said:

 

You know, I was actually thinking while I was waiting for the Founder Edition to open that Tommy should reserve #2600 and 'gift' it to Michael Arzt as a consolation prize?

That way Atari will at least have one functional console by October? :D


Hahahhaa... damn.. that's cold.

 

 

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So, why pick the number 2600 for number of units?  :D

(Probably missed a comment much earlier in the thread, sorry...)

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