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Intellivision Amico - Tommy Tallarico introduction + Q&A

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5 minutes ago, MrBeefy said:

Being sober is for quitters....

Quitters never win!

 

When the going gets tough you double down.

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7 minutes ago, Michael Garvey said:

...Why do people troll in these forums?

Garvey... I got your troll right here! Dude, all I can think of when I see your name, is Gravy. So much so, that I bothered to take a pic of my cupboard... see what I'm talking about? GRAVY... it's everywhere! And so are you...   🤣

 

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totally just having fun - partly/mostly at your expense. Thanks! Please drive thru... 

:lol:    

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1 minute ago, save2600 said:

Garvey... I got your troll right here! Dude, all I can think of when I see your name, is Gravy. So much so, that I bothered to take a pic of my cupboard... see what I'm talking about? GRAVY... it's everywhere! And so are you...   🤣

 

 

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Lmao

 

My teachers would roll call and say gravy.

 

Too funny.

 

Brings back memories. 

 

Good times. Good times.

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2 minutes ago, save2600 said:

Garvey... I got your troll right here! Dude, all I can think of when I see your name, is Gravy. So much so, that I bothered to take a pic of my cupboard... see what I'm talking about? GRAVY... it's everywhere! And so are you...   🤣

 

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totally just having fun - partly/mostly at your expense. Thanks!  

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I dated a girl with last name being. Waffles

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1 hour ago, Juice said:

so the screen is just a touchpad? they have that for PlayStation controllers and people don't like it.

Conceptually, it'd be quite different from a PlayStation touchpad.

 

With PlayStation, you're still utilizing dual thumbsticks, a d-pad, multiple shoulder buttons on either sides, buttons behind, four action face buttons.  By design, every game on the PS4 has you using your fingers to control everything in 20 locations.  The touchpad may be utilized for things like maps or cursor/crosshair/reticle placement, but you're repositioning, you're using it for small tasks - it's not really thought about as one of the three or four key interactions by the game designers. 

 

Wii U had an excellent game pad.  It was fantastic in Super Mario Maker, in NintendoLand, in Zombi U it was novel.. but in most games, it was ignored.  I submit it's the same way with PlayStation's touchpad.  It's another thing on a crowded controller that doesn't really play well with games where you have three other direction layouts for movement and a dozen and a half other buttons for other things.  And when it doesn't really catch on, devs drop focus, and ignore the feature.  Now, in PS5's reveal trailer for the new Dual Shock 5, they have to poke fun at how unloved the feature is, noting there's a touch pad for the few games that still make use of it.  But it wasn't customer response that killed it.  It was dev neglect. 

 

People do use their touchscreen phones and don't project how awful it is.  I know, it's awful for certain things, and your fingers interrupt your field of view, but I think of it more like a miniature designer's drawing tablet.  They'll be looking at the screen and using swipes and drawing motions to move, to draw or do some special move. 

 

Think about what you could work into a beat em up if there were moves mapped to rough equivalants of drawing letters and shapes on your touch screen.  Right now, we have to map every move to button combos, and memorize them.  What if a drop kick was a quick 3 drawn on the screen, an uppercut a U, an elbow thrown a 7... map 50 moves to 50 different, simple & quickly drawn shapes, or pull simplified menus for you to select options if you're still learning all the moves.  That would make the modern, epic fighting stick a little mundane, no?  No rapid three, four, five button combos to pull off a killer move, just make a quick swirl on the touchpad. 

 

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Noting yet...  so I am listening old stock...  again...   lol

5 months ago, IE wanted to produce Amico for U.S.A. , Canada , Mexico , and maybe Europe.

Now with the situation in the world and low quantity available, can we guess that we can make an X on Europe for 2020 ? If so,  FE and VIP will be the only way to grab one. 😕

 

 

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Yo!  Just wanted to let folks know (who have been waiting anxiously for the MEET AMICO video) that I still have some editing to do so I'll be releasing it tomorrow.

 

HUGE day today with a ton of positive things that pulled me away from completing the video earlier in the day.  It's 98% finished now... but would be dumb to launch it at night when folks aren't actively online.  So will wait til tomorrow morning.

 

Thanks!  Sorry for the delay.

 

GREAT interview with @OEB_Pete tonight!  And he got some AMAZING exclusives!!   I even told him some of the SUPER SECRETS off air.   :)

 

His video will drop tomorrow as well.

 

Great day!

Gotta go back to editing... I have a bunch of pages to catch up on.  I'll get to everyone's questions eventually.  Thanks for your patience.

 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Yo!  Just wanted to let folks know (who have been waiting anxiously for the MEET AMICO video) that I still have some editing to do so I'll be releasing it tomorrow.

 

HUGE day today with a ton of positive things that pulled me away from completing the video earlier in the day.  It's 98% finished now... but would be dumb to launch it at night when folks aren't actively online.  So will wait til tomorrow morning.

 

Thanks!  Sorry for the delay.

 

GREAT interview with @OEB_Pete tonight!  And he got some AMAZING exclusives!!   I even told him some of the SUPER SECRETS off air.   :)

 

His video will drop tomorrow as well.

 

Great day!

 

Thanks for the update Tommy.   I can't wait to see the interview.  I know it'll be awesome.  😊

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1 minute ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Yo!  Just wanted to let folks know (who have been waiting anxiously for the MEET AMICO video) that I still have some editing to do so I'll be releasing it tomorrow.

 

HUGE day today with a ton of positive things that pulled me away from completing the video earlier in the day.  It's 98% finished now... but would be dumb to launch it at night when folks aren't actively online.  So will wait til tomorrow morning.

 

Thanks!  Sorry for the delay.

 

GREAT interview with @OEB_Pete tonight!  And he got some AMAZING exclusives!!   I even told him some of the SUPER SECRETS off air.   :)

 

His video will drop tomorrow as well.

 

Great day!

 

Just gives me double the Intellivision on the same day and I’m ok with that 

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p.s.  Ignorance is bliss...

 

Isn't it funny how at the beginning of the video he says he can't be bothered to do any research and look stuff up... yet craps all over it without admitting he didn't do research.

 

His research consisted of going to Wikipedia, quickly browsing our website (and getting a ton of info wrong about the Founders Edition & VIP Edition) and watching a trailer.

He said it was sparked because so many YouTubers are "shilling" for our system.  Hmm... where do you think he got that idea from?

I do give him credit though... at the end of the video he asks to hear from people if he's getting his thoughts all wrong.

So please feel free to be respectful and educate him on everything he got incorrect. 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Alpha82 said:

Just gives me double the Intellivision on the same day and I’m ok with that 

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27 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

p.s.  Ignorance is bliss...

 

Isn't it funny how at the beginning of the video he says he can't be bothered to do any research and look stuff up... yet craps all over it without admitting he didn't do research.

 

His research consisted of going to Wikipedia, quickly browsing our website (and getting a ton of info wrong about the Founders Edition & VIP Edition) and watching a trailer.

He said it was sparked because so many YouTubers are "shilling" for our system.  Hmm... where do you think he got that idea from?

I do give him credit though... at the end of the video he asks to hear from people if he's getting his thoughts all wrong.

So please feel free to be respectful and educate him on everything he got incorrect. 

 

 

 

This is unfortunately another small subset of the Pat and Ian group. 

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48 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

p.s.  Ignorance is bliss...

 

Isn't it funny how at the beginning of the video he says he can't be bothered to do any research and look stuff up... yet craps all over it without admitting he didn't do research.

 

His research consisted of going to Wikipedia, quickly browsing our website (and getting a ton of info wrong about the Founders Edition & VIP Edition) and watching a trailer.

He said it was sparked because so many YouTubers are "shilling" for our system.  Hmm... where do you think he got that idea from?

I do give him credit though... at the end of the video he asks to hear from people if he's getting his thoughts all wrong.

So please feel free to be respectful and educate him on everything he got incorrect. 

 

 

 

I commented .he seemed respectable  in comment once some knowledge  was dropped.  

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45 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

p.s.  Ignorance is bliss...

 

Isn't it funny how at the beginning of the video he says he can't be bothered to do any research and look stuff up... yet craps all over it without admitting he didn't do research.

 

His research consisted of going to Wikipedia, quickly browsing our website (and getting a ton of info wrong about the Founders Edition & VIP Edition) and watching a trailer.

He said it was sparked because so many YouTubers are "shilling" for our system.  Hmm... where do you think he got that idea from?

I do give him credit though... at the end of the video he asks to hear from people if he's getting his thoughts all wrong.

So please feel free to be respectful and educate him on everything he got incorrect. 

 

 

 

I left my counterpoints but forgot to fix the preorder mess up cause my post got deleted by me on accident 3 times before I finished typing 

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So, I posted some *correct* info and now he's insinuating I'm a shill.  :roll: Everyone who's objective and informed is a shill...fuggetaboutim

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1 hour ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Yo!  Just wanted to let folks know (who have been waiting anxiously for the MEET AMICO video) that I still have some editing to do so I'll be releasing it tomorrow.

 

HUGE day today with a ton of positive things that pulled me away from completing the video earlier in the day.  It's 98% finished now... but would be dumb to launch it at night when folks aren't actively online.  So will wait til tomorrow morning.

 

Thanks!  Sorry for the delay.

 

GREAT interview with @OEB_Pete tonight!  And he got some AMAZING exclusives!!   I even told him some of the SUPER SECRETS off air.   :)

 

His video will drop tomorrow as well.

 

Great day!

Gotta go back to editing... I have a bunch of pages to catch up on.  I'll get to everyone's questions eventually.  Thanks for your patience.

 

 

 

Video is processing and will be up with the roosters in the morning, it was an amazing amount of fun to sit and chat with Tommy about Amico, Retro Games and Flubber :)  @Tommy Tallarico thank you for giving me 2 hours of your time, it was an highlight of my gaming journey so far! What Super Secret stuff? I have no idea what you're talking about sir :)

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23 minutes ago, Swami said:

So, I posted some *correct* info and now he's insinuating I'm a shill.  :roll: Everyone who's objective and informed is a shill...fuggetaboutim

Yeah I got called an Amico whore knight and was told my comparing price between Amico and PS5/Xbox was invalidated because Intellivision says they aren’t competing, my rebuttal was that even if it’s not competing Intellivision has more in common with those new consoles than a mini since it will have continued games support after launch and not just the games it starts with so the price difference is fair to bring up of course the one I thought was funny was I added as extra info the 600 years of experience and the fact that you don’t get names like that on your project unless they see something in it and he actually said they had 0 experience lay I gotta a console two of the people I specifically mentioned were vp of marketing and president of Nintendo America all I said to him on thst one was your really believe they had nothing to do with the launch of consoles 

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9 minutes ago, Alpha82 said:

Yeah I got called an Amico whore knight and was told my comparing price between Amico and PS5/Xbox was invalidated because Intellivision says they aren’t competing, my rebuttal was that even if it’s not competing Intellivision has more in common with those new consoles than a mini since it will have continued games support after launch and not just the games it starts with so the price difference is fair to bring up of course the one I thought was funny was I added as extra info the 600 years of experience and the fact that you don’t get names like that on your project unless they see something in it and he actually said they had 0 experience lay I gotta a console two of the people I specifically mentioned were vp of marketing and president of Nintendo America all I said to him on thst one was your really believe they had nothing to do with the launch of consoles 

Hah! I just got my comment culled for calling a guy who called me a trained monkey a presumptuous ass. 

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18 hours ago, roots.genoa said:
20 hours ago, Lathe26 said:

Later versions of Doom were full 3D. 

 

But in the end, the picture is rendered as a bitmap on a flat 2D display. ;)

 

In reconsidering things, the bitmap was then displayed on a CRT's curved glass so maybe it's 3D after all.  😜

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On 3/24/2020 at 9:27 AM, Michael Garvey said:

John Alvarado worked on a Bard's Tale game if I'm not mistaken.....

 

On 3/24/2020 at 9:31 AM, Tommy Tallarico said:

Yep!  Lead programmer.  And I did the music!  :)

 

 

I thank you both for your service...while I've played a ton over the years and appreciate almost all genres. Bard's Tale might have been the first masterpiece I've ever played...So Damn good!!!

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