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1 hour ago, Albert said:

Well, he didn't get to it, but I sure as hell am going to delete it and put a stop to this type of character assassination.  Please focus on the merits of the Amico, and stop attacking others who don't share your opinions on the Amico.  Surely you haven't run out of things to discuss that you've become bored and need to attack others? 

 

 ..Al

A friendly little light-hearted tit-for-tat was my only real intention. Nothing more, nothing less. (I actually find Pat & Ian to be somewhat entertaining from time to time).

 

Character assassination sounds a little over-the-top, but nevertheless I will respect your authority going forward.

 

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CurlyQ

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18 hours ago, woobman said:

As the super non-official title giver for this forum... I dub the - "Vice President of worldwide Troll Hunting". Go forth and slay. Do so in your Amico Track Suit!

 

Here is a very early mock up of the game that was going to the ColecoVision.. The Amico version will be much better.

Dracula Unreleased ColecoVision Game - ColecoVision / Adam ...'

Forgot to add - Look the Amico CAN do 3D!

 

Did I miss something here?  Is Amico actually going to do a version of Tunnels & Trolls?!  Either that or you were referring to one of the other possiblities:

 

1. Comparing T&T to the D&D Cloudy Mountain game that is coming together nicely.

2. The seasonal "trolls" that lurk in the Amico forum.

 

I'm not sure which one you were referring to, but all could easily apply! I would really love to see a long awaited Tunnels & Trolls game on the Amico.  Wouldn't that be something?! 😄

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6 hours ago, CurlyQ said:

A friendly little light-hearted tit-for-tat was my only real intention. Nothing more, nothing less. (I actually find Pat & Ian to be somewhat entertaining from time to time).

 

Character assassination sounds a little over-the-top, but nevertheless I will respect your authority going forward.

 

Regards,

CurlyQ

CurlyQ,

 

I agree with you that “character assassination“ is way over the top to describe it. At the risk of being admonished here, I thought your post was funny, as did a lot of people here as evidenced by all of the laughing emoji reactions you got before it was deleted. I don’t think it was as big of a deal as Albert makes it sound like it was.  But I understand that it would be removed here anyway, and as we all know, this is not our forum and we’ll have to respect the rules.

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My incredibly advanced brain has processed all the information available and has come to the conclusion that the deleted picture was a photoshopped version of a screenshot of the video where Pat "the NES Punk" Contri is the guy who's knocked down during the slingshot test.

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So less than 2 weeks for August 4th, where we should have a lot of information about Amico and the games.

Tommy has already said that we will not know everything, that some secrets will be kept, but we should have a lot to talk about for sometime !

 

So in the meantime, here are 10 personal pieces of information that I can't wait to know !

 

1- How Intellivision Entertainment will present the special event.

2- Will we have developers like Mike Mika talking about their games.

3- Did Intellivision Entertainment will have find a place where they can show people playing together and having fun.

4- I can't wait to see Horse Racing ...

5- Ski cross play from Skiing ...

6- Burger Time ...

7- Frogger ...

8- Listen to the sounds of Astrosmash.

9- Baseball gameplay

10- Will we know the new launch date

 

Thank you.

 

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1 hour ago, atarifan88 said:

Did I miss something here?  Is Amico actually going to do a version of Tunnels & Trolls?!  Either that or you were referring to one of the other possiblities:

 

1. Comparing T&T to the D&D Cloudy Mountain game that is coming together nicely.

2. The seasonal "trolls" that lurk in the Amico forum.

 

I'm not sure which one you were referring to, but all could easily apply! I would really love to see a long awaited Tunnels & Trolls game on the Amico.  Wouldn't that be something?! 😄

This was more of a play on words.. Troll Hunter... For some reason my head went way back to this flyer. And a bit of wishful thinking on my part. Some of the never finished Coleco games looked amazing for their time.   Tommy sees these things and some end up in the Wonka book. Then end up on your screen sometime later.

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That's not really news since nearly any computer/tablet/androidtv already has access to Airconsole.  As is the case with Antstream, AtariVCS owners get a month free of the Airconsole subscription service.

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4 minutes ago, GrudgeQ said:

 

 

Thank you Intellivision Master.

Sorry, I wanted to say GrudeQ ! 😆  lol

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11 hours ago, Jenny Davis said:

 

Since you posted this here in the Q&A thread, is there anything in particular that you wanted to say or ask about it?

 

Setting aside for the moment my other issues with "Atari" (their multiple delays, their lack of communication, their involvement in multiple lawsuits and other shady business dealings, etc.), one of my main problems with the "VCS" is that they seem to be relying heavily on an amalgamation of existing third-party services and offeringsAntstream, AirConsole, Game Jolt, etc.—to fill out their game library and their feature list.  As others have pointed out, all of these services are already available for a multitude of other platforms and devices, so their inclusion with the "VCS" does nothing to differentiate it.  The core components of the "VCS", such as its commodity PC hardware and its Linux-based OS, are similarly generic and "off-the-shelf."  About all that is unique about it is the plastic case—which others seem excited about, though I never particularly liked it—and the controllers, and even these were the work of outside contractors.

 

This whole approach strikes me as haphazard and lazy.  "Atari" is doing as little of the engineering work themselves as possible, and because they went the crowdfunding route, they don't even have to do it entirely with their own money.  Their approach also strikes me as unfocused, since they don't appear to have a clearly-defined vision of who their target audience is.  The result is a "platform" that is not really a coherent platform in its own right; it's a loose collection of borrowed bits and pieces "flying in formation," aimed at everybody in general and nobody in particular.  Other than serving as a minimal effort to fulfill their obligations to their backers, I see no reason for the "VCS" to exist.  If "Atari" were to ship their controllers in a decorative box, along with a self-booting USB flash drive that has the exact same distro of Linux and the exact same collection of third-party applications already installed, their users could get the same experience with the PCs they already have in their homes.  (It would probably be a better experience, since even an inexpensive consumer PC would likely be cheaper and a better performer than the low-end hardware that the "VCS" is using.)

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Tommy is the new Reggie Fils-Aimé, that is awesome, I love watching you in videos and I have to say "wouldn't that be something" is almost as good as "my body is ready". Tommy gives me that nostalgic nintendo feel, back when Mr Iwata and Reggie were the faces of Nintendo. Very excited to see more amico news! 

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I heard Pete mention in tonight's podcast that the 8/4 event for Amico is 30 minutes long.  I was hoping it would be an hour.  Lol.  But I'll take 30 minutes.  8/4 can't come soon enough.

 

Also, Pete said he'll be doing 2 podcasts.  One on 8/4 and one on 8/5.  Both at 8pm ET.

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This reminds me of this scene from a Ferris Bueller’s Day Off:

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2 hours ago, IMBerzerk said:

@Tommy Tallarico

 

Found a few Easter Eggs in the video... Thanks for the nod to the Sears SVA!  

 

 

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I think that popcorn machine is a resin based 3D printer - they can definitively make popcorn but it tastes terrible (where is a 3D butter printer when you need it?!?)

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3 hours ago, IMBerzerk said:

@Tommy Tallarico

 

Found a few Easter Eggs in the video... Thanks for the nod to the Sears SVA!  

 

 

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When I watched this scene, for a moment I thought that Tommy might have been arc welding the video card from the Coleco Chameleon.  If it had been in the video (it wasn't), it would have been a hilarious inside joke.  😄

GamingConviction.com - Coleco Chameleon Caught Using Capture Card ...

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My thoughts on what may be the biggest Easter Egg (which may not really be one at all), but am surprised no one else mentioned this; the video was titled ANNOUNCEMENT #1.  
 

Does this mean were are getting at least one more video before the 4th?

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Since there are not too many news today, let me paste this comment from the Youtube "slingshot" video:

 

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I used to think "Huh, Amico might take its place in video game history." Now I see "Mind blown. All of video game history was foreshadowing the Amico."

 

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Tommy must be super busy. Haven't seen him post much or jump onto the Amico All Access podcast for a bit.  Things are gearing up!!

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