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Intellivision Amico - Tommy Tallarico introduction + Q&A

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5 hours ago, bigdaddygamestudio said:

if the amico team were in it to make a quick buck that would be a good thing for those with a stake to sell, but likely that would be the only thing good coming from a buyout. Corp buyouts almost never work out well. You end up changing and destroying the very thing you buy. Amico is different because the team seems to be about other things other than making a quick buck, large companies arent. Large corps ONLY care about quarterly numbers, and current stock upticks etc., they may say otherwise, but they are simply lying.

 

  The worst thing that could happen to the Amico would be that corporate america got its hands on it.  Then its only a few shorts steps to the MBA bean counters stepping in and saying crap like,  you know what could drive up revenue?  DLC and on and on it goes down the drain.   

 

The beauty of being older dude and at the late stages of your employment life, its not all about money and future career moves anymore, there are a lot of other factors you can now weigh.  The amico and its team IMHO are in a perfect place with Tommy at the helm and no MBA beancounters up anyone a%$es.  Just my 2 cents, but then again I HATE souless corps with a passion. 


I agree 100%!!

 

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When thinking about physical media, what about a lenticular trading card that shows nostalgic box art when flicked one way, and what the box art for the updated game might look like when flicked the other way.  You could access the preferred game play (updated vs original Intellivision game) by tapping that side of the card to the Amico.  You’d have the collectibility of the cards, save space for the physical collector, and have the nostalgia of the old artwork and excitement of the new artwork.

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1 hour ago, Intellivision collector said:

When thinking about physical media, what about a lenticular trading card that shows nostalgic box art when flicked one way, and what the box art for the updated game might look like when flicked the other way.  You could access the preferred game play (updated vs original Intellivision game) by tapping that side of the card to the Amico.  You’d have the collectibility of the cards, save space for the physical collector, and have the nostalgia of the old artwork and excitement of the new artwork.

I love this idea.. IF you can solve the age old issue of these types of cards: The dreaded curve...

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Hey, for the breakout demo on pc, my spinners have x-axis programmed into them. Anyone know an easy way to switch the x and y axes in Win10. 

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So Tommy, in December we should know more about physical games.

What's about the Amico box (package) ? When we will know more things about this ? Maybe in March ? 🤩

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If Tommy wants to really hit the packaging out of the park - in the early days of video games, manufacturers would promote their games by handing out small enameled metal pins of up and coming games.  That could be a nice addition to lenticular cards. I didn’t have Earthworm Jim, but I did have a Toe Jam and Earl pin.  Some companies handed out pins on their arcade titles like Missile Command and Centipede. Others did character pins like Sonic and Mario.  Nothing cheap about the pins- they were very well done.

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10 hours ago, woobman said:

I love this idea.. IF you can solve the age old issue of these types of cards: The dreaded curve...

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Nice collection of baseball cards, but you need to take them out off your back pocket from time to time 😀.  Actually a nice Amico binder with pockets for the cards, even for manuals, mylar controller overlays or pamphlets/catalogs of games (including announcements of upcoming games) would be perfect to protect the cards.  It could be an offering on the internet shop.  

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Retro Rich does a great job of explaining how Amico could fit into schools & does some in-depth speculation on possibly expanding the relationship with PlayDate Digital. They have a lot more going on than just Care Bears:

 

(I don't remember seeing this posted earlier - sorry if it is a double)

 

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11 hours ago, woobman said:

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these were without a doubt my favorite cereal prize. Loved loved loved them.  Thanks for the flash of a good memory. As for the idea of having the motion card as a physical Amico, I like that idea as well.  There is just something inherently cool about being able to turn the card/picture and having it change.

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What if the physical game covers had the 3D effect?  When you flip it one way it'll show the old retro look, then flip it the other way revealing the retro-reimagined look.  Does anyone remember back in the 90's when some VHS covers had the 3D effect?  I recall the Independence Day movie having that.  It was cool.

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5 hours ago, CaptainCanadian said:

Will it VR?

 

Like 3DSen?

 

It will be a day 1 buy for me if it is.

Already been done by others.

 

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1 hour ago, CurlyQ said:

Happy Halloween!

 

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I wonder what kind of Tricks or Treats we'll get when we fire up our Amico's for next year's Halloween.

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22 minutes ago, Intellivision collector said:

Love the orange and silver.  I’ve always been a big fan of your artwork.

It really is artwork, there is way more going on than just Photoshop. Lots of design & layout, color select, texturing and character creation (like the little pumpkin headed dude on the controllers). Great work @CurlyQ!

 

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Hey Tommy,  on the founder’s edition package you’re including a gold and wood grained running man pin ☑️ and a lenticular running man poster ☑️.  I have placed my order for a founder’s edition ☑️. Let’s carry on this theme to retro engineered games. 

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25 minutes ago, GrudgeQ said:

Just wanted to wish @OEB_Pete a happy 1500+ subs!

 

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Congrats!!!! Today 1500.... Soon,you will look PewDiePie in the rear view mirror. Don't forget us little people.

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A little off topic, but since we’re talking collectible cards....I would really like to see a war of worlds/strategy game based on Topps Mars Attacks.  Just because the cards were banned in the early 60s due to sex and violence doesn’t mean Tommy can’t Amicofy it and create a brilliant strategy game.  

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45 minutes ago, woobman said:

Congrats!!!! Today 1500.... Soon,you will look PewDiePie in the rear view mirror. Don't forget us little people.

May take a while for PewDiePie but this was Pete's numbers just back in February 16th of 2020. That is some pretty amazing growth, great job Pete!

 

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