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13 hours ago, wolfy62 said:

I got the all clear from my Wife and she told me to go and have fun.

See you tomorrow Tommy!

I cant wait to see and play the Amico firsthand. 

Sounds like a blast!

Trying to decide what Intelligear I should wear.🤔


Very cool!  Can't wait to meet ya and of course... for you to finally play Amico!

We'll have 4 big TV's set up with 4 different colored Amico's (and the fifth color will be there as well) and we'll be featuring 6 different games throughout the day.

 

 

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11 hours ago, LinemanDoc said:

I'll be in Irvine tomorrow with my wife and 3 kids.  We're all excited (probably me the most)!  It will be fun trying to meet other Amico fans while my kids try to drag me away saying I talk too much.


Very cool!!  Looking forward to meeting you.

And really looking forward to seeing the 4 of you playing some Amico games together!

 

See ya soon!

 

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10 hours ago, wolfy62 said:

Thanks!

I just want to play some games,check out the system and controllers. 

I have been playing video games for close to 50 years and I cant say I've ever been able to preview a system before its commercial release.

So cool for sure,fingers crossed it's not too crowded to meet Tommy and play Amico!🤞😃


I can't wait for you to feel the controller in your hand.  Everyone is always surprised by the quality and feel when they first pick it up.  And using the disc for the first time is really an eye-opener for a lot of folks.  Especially the way we've designed a lot of the games around the controller.  Looking forward to getting your thoughts!

 

 

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10 hours ago, wolfy62 said:

I quoted your post to Linemandoc,but you get the idea.

We should definitely hook up for an Amico day once we get our Amicos!👍


We should all get together at some point (could do it in the Intellivision offices) and have an original Intellivision day as well!

I want to know if there is anyone out there who can beat me in Utopia, Hockey or Baseball.  :)

 

 

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7 hours ago, RREDDWARFF said:

If you guys are able to meet up, have someone take your picture together with Tommy and post it on here.


Yes!  This needs to happen!

 

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7 hours ago, RREDDWARFF said:

If you guys are able to meet up, have someone take your picture together with Tommy and post it on here.

38 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:

Yes! This need to happen!

Maybe one day all of us from this thread can do a group photo with Tommy.  Wouldn't that be something?  

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13 hours ago, wolfy62 said:

I got the all clear from my Wife and she told me to go and have fun.

See you tomorrow Tommy!

I cant wait to see and play the Amico firsthand. 

Sounds like a blast!

Trying to decide what Intelligear I should wear.🤔

Good!  Glad to hear you will be able to make it as the Amico Atari Age group will be represented.  Please give us an update on your experiences as most of us will have to live vicariously through them! 😉

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55 minutes ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


We should all get together at some point (could do it in the Intellivision offices) and have an original Intellivision day as well!

I want to know if there is anyone out there who can beat me in Utopia, Hockey or Baseball.  :)

 

 

Tommy if you ever get out to Ohio, plan on having a challenge game of Intellivision Hockey!  Of course it would be awesome to get to play the Amico if it makes it's way over here (Cleveland/Columbus).  Here's to hoping!

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1 hour ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


We should all get together at some point (could do it in the Intellivision offices) and have an original Intellivision day as well!

I want to know if there is anyone out there who can beat me in Utopia, Hockey or Baseball.  :)

 

 

Need to do this est coast...  I am certain you will kill me in hockey.  But I bet I could give you a run for your money on Utopia and MLB.

Because PBA many of us can get 300 consistently, Pick Up Spares...and Bi-Planes!

 

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2 hours ago, Tommy Tallarico said:


We should all get together at some point (could do it in the Intellivision offices) and have an original Intellivision day as well!

I want to know if there is anyone out there who can beat me in Utopia, Hockey or Baseball.  :)

 

 

I would love to do that!

I am pretty sure I can beat you at Baseball,the other two games my source says you would be me.

I believe that info!😄

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It would be nice to have a similar event in Italy, I saw that Hans often comes to Italy for his holidays, maybe it can be done. Have fun to those who can go to Irvine, then let us know your feelings with Amico and please look forward to the photo with Tommy.

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Just left Irvine and am stopping for ice cream with the family.  I'll post my thoughts about everything later on today or tomorrow.

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11 minutes ago, LinemanDoc said:

Just left Irvine and am stopping for ice cream with the family.  I'll post my thoughts about everything later on today or tomorrow.

This is great.  I look forward to hearing all about it.  🙂

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4 hours ago, LinemanDoc said:

Just left Irvine and am stopping for ice cream with the family.  I'll post my thoughts about everything later on today or tomorrow.

You have a great family,and it was certainly a perfect day for Ice Cream!👍

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On 9/9/2021 at 2:55 AM, Tommy Tallarico said:


Considering that you are located in New Zealand and I absolutely LOVE that place... I'll be making personal house calls on any issues that may arise.

 

:)

 

 

Phew, lucky our borders are closed. 😜

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Left to right: LinemanDoc,Tommy T.,Wolfy62.

I can only speak for myself:I had a wonderful day at Boomers in Irvine CA.😊👍

Tommy and his crew were all very friendly and hospitable.

It was fun to play a couple Amico games with LinemanDoc and another fellow named George who came up from San Diego but is not an Atariage guy,just a fellow videogamer in his early 50s.

I enjoyed playing Shark!Shark! the most because it showed off the awesome Amico controllers ability to move easily and smoothly in all directions.

No lag,no slowdown just smooth and fun gameplay.

To say the least,I loved the controller. Its fantastic! 👍

Tommy was interacting with everyone there who wanted to play some games,explaining how the controller and games played and just being a great host.

I met John Alvarado who ran me through the Shark!Shark! gameplay and explained the controller to me.

Super nice guy!

They provided pizza for us as well which was a nice added touch.

Also,its important to note that although I didnt see the controller keypad doing all the things I am sure that it eventually will,everything that Tommy has shown to this point was exactly as he has stated. 

So,all my expectations for what I wanted to see and experience were met and then exceeded because I absolutely love how the controller works.

I cant say enough great things about that!

LinemanDoc brought his Wife and kids and they appeared to be having a great time with some family Amico games that I did not partake in.

I had a good conversation with him, very friendly person.

Hopefully he gives an account of how his day went for him and his family.

Thank you Tommy for inviting us down,it was great to play and see the system before its commercial launch. 

That meant a lot to me and I wish nothing but success for Intellivision Entertainment,which I believe it will have lots of going forward.

If anyone has any questions about something I didnt mention here,please ask and I will provide an honest answer.

 

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Wolfy62,

 

I'm glad to hear you had a good time with the Amico.  You mentioned Shark! Shark! using 16 directions with the disc.  I thought the new controller did 64 directions.  Maybe only some Amico games use all 64.

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11 minutes ago, Intellivision Master said:

Wolfy62,

 

I'm glad to hear you had a good time with the Amico.  You mentioned Shark! Shark! using 16 directions with the disc.  I thought the new controller did 64 directions.  Maybe only some Amico games use all 64.

Yeah,I may have stated that incorrectly as I wasnt aware of the fact it moves in 64 directions,which is obviously even better.

It definitely moved well and smoothly in every direction,it felt like you imagine it would to actually be a fish swimming!

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2 minutes ago, wolfy62 said:

Yeah,I may have stated that incorrectly as I wasnt aware of the fact it moves in 64 directions,which is obviously even better.

It definitely moved well and smoothly in every direction,it felt like you imagine it would to actually be a fish swimming!

It's okay.  But it's good to know how well the disc works.  I can't wait to try out the controller once the system launches.

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Wolfy, what other games were there and did you have takes on any of them? Thank you for providing your reactions/take on the event for those of us who weren't able to attend!

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16 minutes ago, Pac in Blac said:

Wolfy, what other games were there and did you have takes on any of them? Thank you for providing your reactions/take on the event for those of us who weren't able to attend!

The other 2 games on display were the revamped Astrosmash,not sure if that is what it is called now-and Rigid Force Redux.

I liked Astrosmash well enough though I was never a huge fan of the original.

The graphics and music were outstanding,and again the control was silky smooth.

Rigid Force I played 2 player,one person steers and fires from a ship while player 2 fires from a blazing spaceball as the ships sidekick. Though you are controlling and firing your vehicle independently of each other.

Great graphics and sound though I would have liked to figure out if there is an options menu where you can both fly a ship simultaneously that are different colors so you can tell your ships apart from each other,and not have to have one person fly the indestructible copilot ship. Just my two cents.

There was one Amico hooked up with some of the interactive family stuff which was being utilized by families so I didn't check that out.

Someone else may have input on that!

I can tell by using the controller that games such as Skiing and Baseball will have a great chance of both being outstanding games for the Amico.👍

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