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2 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Posting this BEFORE @Intellivision Master!!!

Muhahahahaahaa!!

 

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PLEASE MAKE 10/10/20 A REALITY!

 

I have ALREADY scheduled TWO weeks of vacation so I can do NOTHING ELSE BUT PLAY Amico!

 

Fingers and toes are crossed here, have lit a candle on an altar, have asked the Intellivision Gods to have pity on us, would even consider throwing caution into the wind! 😉

 

Thanks for ALL that You and the Team are trying to do to make it happen Sir, and for all of the information that You're sharing along the way to help keep us sane!

 

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yeah, Im not feeling the graphic choices at all in Cloudy Mountain, but hell my favorite restaurant in the world has stuff I dont like on the menu as well, so I look forward to the next reveal.

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29 minutes ago, Urlu Berlu said:

LOL! If you wanna watch something more up to date about hosers, you gotta find some Letterkenny episodes.

DAMMIT!!! Now I have to get Hulu...

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I heard PS5 games and I assume Xbox Series X games will be $70?  Not sure if this is true but I wouldn't doubt it.  I was wondering if the game pricing would increase with next gen.  No surprise there.  Lol.  This just makes the Amico & it's cheap games all the more tempting.  The Amico can't arrive soon enough.  I wish it was 10/10 already.  

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I thought this was interesting.  I agree, games should be shorter.  Who has time to devote 1,000 hours to a game?  Lol.  

With games on Amico, you just jump in and jump out.  Nothing like short and sweet.  

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11 minutes ago, Intellivision Master said:

I heard PS5 games and I assume Xbox Series X games will be $70?  Not sure it this is true but I wouldn't doubt it.  I was wondering if the game pricing would increase with next gen.  No surprise there.  Lol.  This just makes the Amico & it's cheap games all the more tempting.  The Amico can't arrive soon enough.  I wish it was 10/10 already.  

You have good timing! Check out this article that talks about just this thing! Funny that the author seems to think it is a good thing, or at least gives it a pass because of inflation. 

 

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/07/will-nba-2k21s-70-price-set-a-new-next-gen-console-standard/

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31 minutes ago, RxScram said:

You have good timing! Check out this article that talks about just this thing! Funny that the author seems to think it is a good thing, or at least gives it a pass because of inflation. 

 

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/07/will-nba-2k21s-70-price-set-a-new-next-gen-console-standard/

Thank you!  And that was a good article.  Thanks for sharing.  I know one thing, I'm not going to pay $70 for a game.  That's nuts.  I thought $60 was too much.  Some games aren't worth it and you end up getting ripped off in the end.  Furthermore, you pay $60 but it's only half a game.  The rest is downloaded to the console via an update.  Best to wait for a sale or buy the game used.  Amico is going to win with game pricing.  I think the most a physical game will be on Amico is $20 to $30?  I'd rather spend that than $70.  Plus I know I'm getting the full game without the micro-transactions & those long updates.

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2 hours ago, bigdaddygamestudio said:

yeah, Im not feeling the graphic choices at all in Cloudy Mountain, but hell my favorite restaurant in the world has stuff I dont like on the menu as well, so I look forward to the next reveal.

It is very much a product of the original. In fact I have heard a couple of people say they knew the game, one couldn't remember the title even, just from the look. Although it certainly isn't the typical more medieval styled top down dungeon crawler, I think the clean esthetics will add a lot of approach-ability to more casual gamers. Instead of having to explain to aunt Matilda that she is the "this little character here (pointing to the screen), the druid with a cape, no that is a skeleton, you are HERE" - you can just say "you are little red running dude". BTW the other top down game is the well regarded Hammerwatch.

 

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21 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

But the bulk of the video was them completely misinterpreting some old and new job postings we have on various job sites for ADDITIONAL firmware engineers and product managers.  Completely missing the point that when we say "you'll be working on the Amico console" we mean the project in general.  We always look for folks for various things like ACCESSORIES and PERIPHERALS for 2021/2022.  Yet they try to make it seem like the system and project is in trouble, etc.

Decided to take a look myself (don't have any time for silly podcasts), and only saw mention of the console itself. But then again, that was posted more than a month ago. Makes sense to put the finishing touches on the software before this thing comes out!

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5 minutes ago, Battlefish said:

Decided to take a look myself (don't have any time for silly podcasts), and only saw mention of the console itself. But then again, that was posted more than a month ago. Makes sense to put the finishing touches on the software before this thing comes out!

It is kind of hilarious that the hater narrative has gone from "Tommy is probably designing the hardware himself in his garage" to "why is he still hiring engineers, they must be in trouble if the *all* the engineers they got isn't enough". Wow, Tommy can't you get this right? First no engineers, now too many! 🤣

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2 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Posting this BEFORE @Intellivision Master!!!

Muhahahahaahaa!!

 

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Looks good.  There's something shooting back in this one.  By the way, the players are modeled after the intellivision football sprites, helmets and shoulder pads.

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32 minutes ago, GrudgeQ said:

It is kind of hilarious that the hater narrative has gone from "Tommy is probably designing the hardware himself in his garage" to "why is he still hiring engineers, they must be in trouble if the *all* the engineers they got isn't enough". Wow, Tommy can't you get this right? First no engineers, now too many! 🤣

Ah yes, the "big flags of failure".

Apple had the exact same problems.

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11 hours ago, Barley Farquahr said:

PLEASE MAKE 10/10/20 A REALITY!

 

I have ALREADY scheduled TWO weeks of vacation so I can do NOTHING ELSE BUT PLAY Amico!

 

Fingers and toes are crossed here, have lit a candle on an altar, have asked the Intellivision Gods to have pity on us, would even consider throwing caution into the wind! 😉

 

Thanks for ALL that You and the Team are trying to do to make it happen Sir, and for all of the information that You're sharing along the way to help keep us sane!

 

B

Orson Welles said it the best...

 

 

"Some things can't be rushed. We will sell no Amico's, before its time."

 

Personally, I'd rather have a finished product rather than a rushed product.

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11 minutes ago, Intellivision Master said:

 

 

The only killer app that the Amico needs is to finally release the prototype ROM of "Chainsaw the Babies!"

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I really like the new graphics in Cloudy Mountain. Instant buy for me. Thank goodness the games are cheap because there are already quite a few must buys!

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I have to show you this ! I can't believe it, and I am 🙄 😂 🤣

And why I am showing you this ?

Because that's explaining what Tommy is saying about real casual gamers from test with focus group, etc. ( Not those playing Animal Crossing, they are not so casual )

When Tommy is saying that the simplest thing for us in a game may not be so simple for many other players ! (Sometimes it's hard to imagine for us)

That's what it reminds me of when looking at this sequence.  (It's not when the girl misses her throws, it's after that !)

And I really laughed a lot (respectfully), so I wanted to share it with you.

 

 

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It's def a day 1 purchase.

 

That reminds me, I'm budgeting about for up to about 10 game purchases on launch day.  Assuming aside from the 6-7 freebies, if they still have about 20 or so at launch I should be able to find something for my taste

 

What's everyone else budgeting for?  Obviously won't buy everything and it has to interest me.  It's one of the reasons why I can't wait to see more official news on launch titles, so I can figure out in advance what I'm gonna buy.  Og course hoping even more for a pre-christmas release.

 

Ironically I'd mentioned before that I'm retiring at about the same time.   Looks like my retirement is pushed back to Mid November.  Wouldn't that be something? tm

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37 minutes ago, Loafer said:

It's def a day 1 purchase.

 

That reminds me, I'm budgeting about for up to about 10 game purchases on launch day.  Assuming aside from the 6-7 freebies, if they still have about 20 or so at launch I should be able to find something for my taste

 

What's everyone else budgeting for?  Obviously won't buy everything and it has to interest me.  It's one of the reasons why I can't wait to see more official news on launch titles, so I can figure out in advance what I'm gonna buy.  Og course hoping even more for a pre-christmas release.

 

Ironically I'd mentioned before that I'm retiring at about the same time.   Looks like my retirement is pushed back to Mid November.  Wouldn't that be something? tm

I will buy every single game and buy all launch titles on day 1 to support the console and because even the games that I might not purchase normally If they were on another console might be very fun with couch coop, leaderboards etc added, and I want to check them all out. For the moment I only buy the occasional switch game so I can afford to buy it all !!!! I’ll take my FE , the bag , 6 extra controllers and all of the launch games on day 1 😜

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1 hour ago, Loafer said:

It's def a day 1 purchase.

 

That reminds me, I'm budgeting about for up to about 10 game purchases on launch day.  Assuming aside from the 6-7 freebies, if they still have about 20 or so at launch I should be able to find something for my taste

 

What's everyone else budgeting for?  Obviously won't buy everything and it has to interest me.  It's one of the reasons why I can't wait to see more official news on launch titles, so I can figure out in advance what I'm gonna buy.  Og course hoping even more for a pre-christmas release.

 

Ironically I'd mentioned before that I'm retiring at about the same time.   Looks like my retirement is pushed back to Mid November.  Wouldn't that be something? tm

@Tommy Tallarico has hinted to a possible 8th game

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9 hours ago, GrudgeQ said:

It is very much a product of the original.

I understand that and I have no problem with the fun simple gameplay, I just dont agree with using 1980 graphic art design in a 2020 game.  I just personally dont like that art direction at all in this game.  I would of preferred something with some real art design along the lines of the game below

 

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13 minutes ago, bigdaddygamestudio said:

I understand that and I have no problem with the fun simple gameplay, I just dont agree with using 1980 graphic art design in a 2020 game.  I just personally dont like that art direction at all in this game.  I would of preferred something with some real art design along the lines of the game below

 

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I think this game looks fantastic but your opinion is understandable  since we all have ideas on how we hope certain games will look. I love the look of all of the games I have seen so far. It’s like a retro-modern style to me !

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4 minutes ago, Cranker said:

I think this game looks fantastic but your opinion is understandable  since we all have ideas on how we hope certain games will look. I love the look of all of the games I have seen so far. It’s like a retro-modern style to me !

yeah, Im not sweating it, its just one game and if I end up liking and enjoying 25% of the games offered I will be happy and who knows, perhaps they'll be other dungeon crawlers.

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