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10 minutes ago, cmart604 said:

You could always hold back releasing the name of the sixth game and just tell us what the name of the seventh game is. We'd be ok with that. 👍🏻


It begins with an "H"... or possibly a "C".

 

:D

 

 

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1 hour ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

 

Hahaha!

 

p.s.  Remind me not to get you for any of our focus testing!   :)

 

What did you think of Amico?  

 

"Needs more fudge!"


Of course being the gaming guy I am... I'd take that to mean this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fudge_(role-playing_game_system)

 

:)

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Did someone say fudge?!...

Oh Fudge GIFs | Tenor

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1 hour ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

I can tell you that this is EXACTLY what the big mobile game companies do.  They literally have weekly design meetings about it.  How can we get people to spend MORE money?

YEP,  its all about money extraction via the manipulation of dopamine. Kinda really sad its come to this, but again a big opportunity for the Amico, cause even with the dopamine trap crap billions play these mobile games but perhaps dont enjoy them as much as they would if they werent weighed down with dopamine traps. so now here comes Amico, games built for fun imagine that..Games without the greed.  

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1 hour ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

 

Ask and ye shall receive!

GoGramGo!!

 

:)

 

 

That was a great podcast and I thought June was awesome!

GoGramGo

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1 hour ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


It begins with an "H"... or possibly a "C".

 

:D

 

 

"Hockeyc"?

That's the canadian in me thinking

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10 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

 

Ask and ye shall receive!

GoGramGo!!

 

:)

 

 

Here is a partial video highlight breakdown, a work in progress...

 

Video link highlights:

 

Tommy is in a studio filming for the 10/10/2020 presentation. Will be talking about the Amico design history, design criteria, announce their chip partner, etc : https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=73

 

J Allard carries a chip with him from the XBOX to remind him the importance of quality testing: https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=360

 

Where the Amico is launching? (Europe, UK, Canada & the US on April 15th, possibly the Middle East also. A little later Australia, New Zealand) also looking into other areas like South America, India & other countries: https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=445

 

Jeff (gogamego) mom (June) was watching Retro Rich video about pre-ordering an Amico: https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=904

 

Tommy questions to June (Jeff from gogamego Mom)-

 

What drives you toward the Amico? June: the variety of games, price of the games, can get games each (her & her husband) like, when the kids come over they can order whatever they like because of the cheap game prices, https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1008

 

So one of the big points you like is all of the games are $9.99 or less? June: Just bought one for Jeff's birthday that was $62 so $10 and under is really a bargain, she really liked the music in the game trailers: https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1098

 

Do you remember the first time you saw or experienced a video game system?: June: when we brought one for Jeff (the Atari 2600) https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1202

 

What do you think of the Amico controllers? June: the Amico is so much simpler and clean looking it is even much easier to look at: https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1293

 

Is simpler controller important to you? June: (PS3 controller) it does seems complicated... June is playing the Moon Patrol demo on the phone and is looking forward to playing with the Amico controllers https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1347

 

June is interested in playing more Moon Patrol and Astrosmash on the Amico: https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1504

 

June: Most will be buy more simpler games so her husband can play. Jeff interjects he would like Cornhole and pinball. https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1552

 

What other types of video games would you like to see? June: she likes the idea of pinball and the card game (Spades) so more games like that (cards, sodoku) https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1577

 

How important to is being able to play with your husband? June: I would like to some games with my husband; like pinball, cards, dice - Liars Dice sounds interesting https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1663

 

How important is that the Amico has no sex, violence, bad language etc? June: I am glad it is more family oriented, June bought a game for grandson and she had to show her ID because of the rating, I don't want to offend people and I don't want my grand kids to see things they shouldn't be looking at https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1743

 

About making the Amico so Tommy can play with his mom: June chimes in she likes the Evel Knievel game (saw it on Crow's Youtube show) https://youtu.be/EzH2_N4sqvE?t=1894

 

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2 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


It begins with an "H"... or possibly a "C".

 

:D

 

 

Hanukkah (a.k.a. Chanukah) - Extreme Dreidel Edition!

 


 

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Tommy,

 

That was a very good interview you did last night with gogamego.  A lot of good topics/questions.  It was nice that Jeff's mom was able to be a part of the interview.  I like that Jeff had his Turbo Grafx 16 T-shirt on.  Glad to hear that a new demo is coming on 10/10.  I can't wait.

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35 minutes ago, Lathe26 said:

Hanukkah (a.k.a. Chanukah) - Extreme Dreidel Edition!

this is really the only answer...

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5 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


The team has been doing a lot of Toe Jam & Earl updates and exclusives for Amico!  Can't wait for folks to play the new and exclusive version!

 

 

Hope you can get them to.put demons ate my neighbors  on amico though :) be awesome if thevamico vetsion got the zombies ate my neighbors license and made it a crossover exclusive between both ..  the physical.media would have to be super cool for it. 

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12 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

You're dating yourself now!

Hahhaa!

 

;)

 

In my high school I remember we had one computer in the school library that we could use.  I was a sophomore so it would have been 1983

That make two of us!  I was a senior in 1983.

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13 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Curious to know...

 

What other games do you have in your camper?

Yahtzee is the main staple (my wife’s favorite).  We have a deck of cards, a checker set, some trivia games (one Disney, one Star Wars, one Big Bang Theory), Boggle (word game), and some that get moved in and out like What the Meme and Cards Against Humanity.  
 

One popular game that we do not have, but I see at many camp sites is of course Cornhole.

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Tommy if you are looking for a beautiful but laid back puzzle platformer, check out Seasons After Fall by the French development team Swing Swing Submarine. I immediately got it for one of my daughters after stumbling across it. Ori like graphics & a beautiful string quartet soundtrack too. Very Positive on Steam & 74 Metacritic. Normally $10 on Steam but like $2.50 on Humble right now, been out for several years. If nothing else obviously a talented design team at work.

 

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On 10/1/2020 at 10:54 AM, Tommy Tallarico said:

 

I'm guessing you haven't seen this one yet?

He's "Been there. Done that!"

:)

 

 

 

😄 I love this guy!

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1 minute ago, [email protected] said:

Is there or will it be possible for a game to make use off both controllers being used for one player... Kinda like a Wii mote and nunchuck.

IIRC I think this has been asked before, and the answer was yes. There's a game in development that makes use of this.  

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