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10 minutes ago, GrudgeQ said:

That is just @CurlyQ 's awesome photoshopping skills, with CurlyQ "pics or it didn't happen" is pretty meaningless ;)

Ah - I don't have the bandwidth to keep all the shenanigans in this thread in my head. But it would be a totes cool thing to do!

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40 minutes ago, IMBerzerk said:

Photo looks much better like this... Can she be our product model?

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Portia has the looks but I am hoping we get the other half of that picture involved in some way with the Amico. Ellen has a huge reach and is amazingly charismatic, here are the "looks" I am going for ;) :

 

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show," now in its 10th year, is drawing its biggest audience ever. Its ratings among the important daytime demographic of women ages 25 to 54 have climbed 13% compared to last season. DeGeneres also boasts the most-watched TV celebrity channel on YouTube, where clips from her show have been watched 1.7 billion times. She has 17 million followers on Twitter and, at age 55, she is the face of CoverGirl's bestselling line of makeup. LaTimes

 

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Speaking of celebrities, who do you think would make a good spokesperson for the Amico? I am throwing out James Marsden, who most recently starred in the Sonic movie. Not only would kids identify him as "Sonic's friend" but he grew up on retro consoles, has kids & has a likable personality on screen.

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Thank you OEB Pete for posting your video about Baseball coming to the Amico!

I am very excited to play that as well as reimagined versions of Skiing,Frog Bog and Shark!Shark!

All of those games are perfect examples of multiplayer and couch co-OP games as well as many others that will be great I didnt mention.👍

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2 hours ago, GrudgeQ said:

Speaking of celebrities, who do you think would make a good spokesperson for the Amico? I am throwing out James Marsden, who most recently starred in the Sonic movie. Not only would kids identify him as "Sonic's friend" but he grew up on retro consoles, has kids & has a likable personality on screen.

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Paul Blart... Mall Cop... he can be doing midnight recon at a Mall and stumble upon thieves at an Electronics Boutique, stealing Amicos.... then all hell breaks lose!

TJ

 

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Following up on a question from the @SuperJeremyWorld podcast. So the game keys are linked to both controllers, but you can only play one game at a time?  For instance, if I had two Amicos, I could theoretically take the controller from the one I bought the games on and play them on the other, I just couldn't play the same games at both places at the same time?

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12 minutes ago, vongruetz said:

Following up on a question from the @SuperJeremyWorld podcast. So the game keys are linked to both controllers, but you can only play one game at a time?  For instance, if I had two Amicos, I could theoretically take the controller from the one I bought the games on and play them on the other, I just couldn't play the same games at both places at the same time?

I believe that is correct. 

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Thoughts on Amico Baseball:
Somewhere in my top 5 favorite console games of all time is Intellivision/M-Network baseball. I grew up with a 2600 and played the M-Network baseball a lot. 

There's a lot that makes those games (haven't played the INTV World Championship Baseball) awesome, including:
1. The gameplay is great.
2. Simplicity.
3. 2D game (more or less) on a 2D display.
4. (with a minor exception of World Championship Baseball) The game fits all in one screen with no scrolling, split views, etc. 
5. Outside of the controls (the Intellivision is busy, the 2600 involves selection sequences), it is a pretty easy set of games to pick up. 

Thoughts on what I'd like to see in an Amico baseball:
1. 2D gameplay.
2. Significant use of the touchscreen. Hard to know how it would work in reality without testing, but the thoughts are:

  • Using the touchscreen for player selection makes sense (kinda like the Intellivision).
  • Hold the finger on the touchscreen and use slow motions to control where the selected player goes. 
  • Flick the finger to throw the ball. The speed and direction on the touchscreen determines how hard and in what direction the throw goes.*

3. One player mode.
4. Cool 3+ player modes.
5. The two player mode should play largely like the original games because they're awesome, but with improved controls because that was the big weakness of both the Intellivision and Atari ports back in the day.
6. Non-retro graphics. 

This isn't to say there shouldn't be a baseball game that's more 3D, but ignoring the 2D classic Intellivision baseball gameplay would be a shame. 2D baseball would likely be a favorite for me because it's a great format for video game baseball.

* Darts on Clubhouse Games (Nintendo DS) actually gives an idea of how the throwing would work, but the Amico doesn't need a stylus thanks to the capacitive touch screen. 

 

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7 hours ago, GrudgeQ said:

Speaking of celebrities, who do you think would make a good spokesperson for the Amico? I am throwing out James Marsden, who most recently starred in the Sonic movie. Not only would kids identify him as "Sonic's friend" but he grew up on retro consoles, has kids & has a likable personality on screen.

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He mentioned Intellivision in a few of his Sonic interviews!

 

He was great in Westworld.

 

 

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3 hours ago, AmicoBoise said:

This isn't to say there shouldn't be a baseball game that's more 3D, but ignoring the 2D classic Intellivision baseball gameplay would be a shame. 2D baseball would likely be a favorite for me because it's a great format for video game baseball.

 

Agreed!

 

 

I got ya covered!   :)

 

 

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3 hours ago, vongruetz said:

Following up on a question from the @SuperJeremyWorld podcast. So the game keys are linked to both controllers, but you can only play one game at a time?  For instance, if I had two Amicos, I could theoretically take the controller from the one I bought the games on and play them on the other, I just couldn't play the same games at both places at the same time?


Correct.   Same as if you had a physical disk or cartridge as well.  Can't play it on 2 systems at the same time.

 

 

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HARD QUESTIONS!

Based on what you have heard or have seen so far, pick your favorite for upcoming releases...

 

 

Night Stalker or Cloudy Mountain


Biplanes or Armor Battle

 

Baseball or Soccer

 

Bowling or Cornhole

 

Safe Cracker or Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel or Auto Racing

 

Missile Command or Breakout

 

 

Can only pick one from each line.

My List:
Night Stalker
Biplanes

Baseball

Cornhole

Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel

Breakout

 

Let me know your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

 

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On 6/26/2020 at 1:25 AM, CurlyQ said:

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Nice touch adding Dory from Finding Nemo.  Ellen did the voice for Dory. 

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3 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

HARD QUESTIONS!

Based on what you have heard or have seen so far, pick your favorite for upcoming releases...

 

 

Night Stalker or Cloudy Mountain


Biplanes or Armor Battle

 

Baseball or Soccer

 

Bowling or Cornhole

 

Safe Cracker or Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel or Auto Racing

 

Missile Command or Breakout

 

 

Can only pick one from each line.

My List:
Night Stalker
Biplanes

Baseball

Cornhole

Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel

Breakout

 

Let me know your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

 

All of the above.  Lol.

 

My List:

Cloudy Mountain

Armor Battle

Baseball

Bowling

Safe Cracker

Evel Knievel

Missile Command

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7 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

HARD QUESTIONS!

Based on what you have heard or have seen so far, pick your favorite for upcoming releases...

 

 

Night Stalker or Cloudy Mountain


Biplanes or Armor Battle

 

Baseball or Soccer

 

Bowling or Cornhole

 

Safe Cracker or Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel or Auto Racing

 

Missile Command or Breakout

 

 

Can only pick one from each line.

My List:
Night Stalker
Biplanes

Baseball

Cornhole

Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel

Breakout

 

Let me know your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

 

Night stalker 

Breakout 

Cornhole 

Auto racing 

Evel Knievel 

Baseball 

Biplanes 

Bomb squad 

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9 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

HARD QUESTIONS!

Based on what you have heard or have seen so far, pick your favorite for upcoming releases...

 

 

Night Stalker or Cloudy Mountain


Biplanes or Armor Battle

 

Baseball or Soccer

 

Bowling or Cornhole

 

Safe Cracker or Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel or Auto Racing

 

Missile Command or Breakout

 

 

Can only pick one from each line.

My List:
Night Stalker
Biplanes

Baseball

Cornhole

Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel

Breakout

 

Let me know your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

 

Cloudy Mountain 

Biplanes

Baseball

Cornhole (I’m shocked I’m choosing that, but since this was first mentioned, I’ve been paying attention to it on ESPN from time to time and find it engrossing.)

Safe Cracker

Auto Racing

Missle Command

 

To be honest, though, I know very little about some of these games. This is the first time I’m seen soccer mentioned for the Amico, for example. Maybe I saw it earlier, but I don’t recall it being talked about much, so there’s nothing yet for me to get excited about. Unless the choice is being made based on the original version, which I never played. 

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17 minutes ago, Jake67 said:

Cloudy Mountain 

Biplanes

Baseball

Cornhole (I’m shocked I’m choosing that, but since this was first mentioned, I’ve been paying attention to it on ESPN from time to time and find it engrossing.)

Safe Cracker

Auto Racing

Missle Command

 

To be honest, though, I know very little about some of these games. This is the first time I’m seen soccer mentioned for the Amico, for example. Maybe I saw it earlier, but I don’t recall it being talked about much, so there’s nothing yet for me to get excited about. Unless the choice is being made based on the original version, which I never played. 

 

Yes!  The new Soccer is VERY MUCH based on the original!

 

I even kept the super strange DIMENSION WARP (i.e. go off screen and show up on the other side) because it's more fun and easier to play like that. 

 

Your kids FIFA it's not.

 

:)

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

HARD QUESTIONS!

Based on what you have heard or have seen so far, pick your favorite for upcoming releases...

 

 

Night Stalker or Cloudy Mountain


Biplanes or Armor Battle

 

Baseball or Soccer

 

Bowling or Cornhole

 

Safe Cracker or Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel or Auto Racing

 

Missile Command or Breakout

 

 

Can only pick one from each line.
 

Difficult since we haven't seen much or anything from some of these, but so far I'd say:

Night Stalker

Armor Battle

Baseball

Bowling

Bomb Squad

Auto Racing

Missile Command

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18 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Night Stalker or Cloudy Mountain

Biplanes or Armor Battle

Baseball or Soccer

Bowling or Cornhole

Safe Cracker or Bomb Squad
Evel Knievel or Auto Racing

Missile Command or Breakout

 

Oh man this is tough, like picking a favorite child or something

 

Cloudy Mountain (I am a strategy gamer so got to go this direction)

Biplanes (was my favorite out of the Triple Action)

Baseball (even though I was a season ticket holder to FC Dallas I still love baseball a bit more)

Cornhole (bowling is great but also a bit boring & expected for a motion control game)

Safe Cracker (I wanted the OG game to be great but oof, that driving mechanic was the worst - this game needs are remake desperately)

Evel Knievel (Auto racing is cool but Evel will always be cooler in my book)

Missile Command (Breakout just always seemed too simplistic. I think the remake fixes all of that but not much beats a great Missile Command game)

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55 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

HARD QUESTIONS!

Based on what you have heard or have seen so far, pick your favorite for upcoming releases...

 

 

Night Stalker or Cloudy Mountain


Biplanes or Armor Battle

 

Baseball or Soccer

 

Bowling or Cornhole

 

Safe Cracker or Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel or Auto Racing

 

Missile Command or Breakout

 

 

Night stalker because I've played the old game and the new one looks cool.

 

Armor battle, I've played a few tank games and never been disappointed. Haven't seen much of this one though, Hope to see more.

 

Baseball I guess but haven't seen anything from either game. Boxing is the sport game I want the most

 

Bowling because I have an actual corn hole set.

 

Bomb squad but don't have a strong opinion on it.

 

Both Evel and auto racing look like games I will avoid just not my style.

 

Missle command looks like a more fun multiplayer game and I know this one has co-op. 

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32 minutes ago, GrudgeQ said:

Oh man this is tough, like picking a favorite child or something

 

Cloudy Mountain (I am a strategy gamer so got to go this direction)

Biplanes (was my favorite out of the Triple Action)

Baseball (even though I was a season ticket holder to FC Dallas I still love baseball a bit more)

Cornhole (bowling is great but also a bit boring & expected for a motion control game)

Safe Cracker (I wanted the OG game to be great but oof, that driving mechanic was the worst - this game needs are remake desperately)

Evel Knievel (Auto racing is cool but Evel will always be cooler in my book)

Missile Command (Breakout just always seemed too simplistic. I think the remake fixes all of that but not much beats a great Missile Command game)

My list is exactly the same as yours,so everyone,just read GrudgeQ's post above!😄👍

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1 hour ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

HARD QUESTIONS!

Based on what you have heard or have seen so far, pick your favorite for upcoming releases...

 

 

Night Stalker or Cloudy Mountain


Biplanes or Armor Battle

 

Baseball or Soccer

 

Bowling or Cornhole

 

Safe Cracker or Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel or Auto Racing

 

Missile Command or Breakout

 

 

Can only pick one from each line.

My List:
Night Stalker
Biplanes

Baseball

Cornhole

Bomb Squad

Evel Knievel

Breakout

 

Let me know your thoughts!

 

 

 

 

 

Cloudy mountain 

Biplanes

Soccer

Bowling

Bomb squad

Auto racing

Breakout

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