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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | Club Amico
by OrangeRKN » Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:36 pm

jawa2 wrote:That guy, Tommy Tallarico, has worked on hundreds (over 300) videogames


I'll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I've been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed videogames.

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | Club Amico
by Cheeky Devlin » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:17 pm

Nah Tallarico is legit.

I believe he runs, or at the very least he's heavily involved in, the Video Games Live tours which are excellent.

I'd argue that without his involvement this wouldn't even exist at this point.

That wee game did look alright in that "I'd pay a few quid for it, play it twice then never look at it again" kind of way. Which would be fine if it was on Steam or something. I'm just not dropping $250 on something to play it.

If it was £100 I'd maybe take a punt on it, simply to see what the homebrew and modding community do with it. I'll keep an eye on ebay for them.

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | Club Amico
by Hound » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:20 pm

If you can use your phone to replicate the “unique controllers”, then what is the point in having to buy that hardware? Just release the games on all of the existing app stores.

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | Club Amico
by jawa2 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:29 pm

Hound wrote:If you can use your phone to replicate the “unique controllers”, then what is the point in having to buy that hardware? Just release the games on all of the existing app stores.

The Amico controller has control disc, gyro, mic, light, touchscreen, RFID and button functions; and mobile devices - via a free app - can be used as additional controllers for some games.

Edit: Correction - the RFID functionality (kinda like the Amiibo NFC tech) is built into the console, not the controller.

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | Club Amico
by jawa2 » Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:36 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Nah Tallarico is legit...

Absolutely; there are probably relatively few folk who have his kind of experience in the industry. Intellivision has also installed J Allard - the guy who spent twenty years at Microsoft and co-founded the Xbox division and lead the launch of the original Xbox and the Xbox 360 - as the managing director.

On the surface it's easy - and maybe understandable - to think "lol mobile!" but, with a little checking, you can start to discover the experience of the folk behind this project and what they're aiming to build.

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | Club Amico
by jawa2 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:22 am

Tallarico has made an interesting post on the AtariAge forum's Amico thread:

Malrinth wrote:Would be interesting to see which other games you can dual-wield with those controllers!


Tommy Tallarico wrote:Because Amico comes with 2 controllers out of the box... that means we have a HUGE advantage over other systems because we could have a game use 2 motion controlled controllers. Maybe even like "hands" like you see in VR.


Dual-wielding the motion controllers could be neat!

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | Club Amico
by Zilnad » Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:28 am

TWO motion controllers!!! :shock:

Oh, Jawa :lol: :wub:

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | Club Amico
by jawa2 » Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:32 pm

Tallarico has advised that the April target launch date is only 20% likely now due to impacts on the development and manufacturing processes arising from COVID. Options for a later launch date are being looked at but summer was mooted in an earlier interview.

I'm a bit disappointed because I was hoping the April date could be hit but, hey, it'll allow for more games to gain some polish in the meantime.

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | @totalamico
by jawa2 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:06 pm

Hey, all! There has been a big development for fans - or even just interested gamers! - of the Amico today. Club Amico has evolved into TotalAmico.

TotalAmico is a new Twitter channel focused on the upcoming console, with the aim of sharing news and views on the world of Amico in a positive way! All GRcadians are welcome to join in; just follow @totalamico from your Twitter account. And, hey, if you stumble across any folk who are interested in the Amico, I'd be grateful if you could let them know, too :-) .

twitter.com/totalamico/status/1346858385917026304



The channel already includes a link to the brand new video released by Intellivision that shows the upcoming Astrosmash game... as well as a look at the new console itself!

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by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:08 pm

jawa2 wrote:Hey, all! There has been a big development for fans - or even just interested gamers! - of the Amico today. Club Amico has evolved into TotalAmico.

TotalAmico is a new Twitter channel focused on the upcoming console, with the aim of sharing news and views on the world of Amico in a positive way! All GRcadians are welcome to join in; just follow @totalamico from your Twitter account. And, hey, if you stumble across any folk who are interested in the Amico, I'd be grateful if you could let them know, too :-) .

twitter.com/totalamico/status/1346858385917026304



The channel already includes a link to the brand new video released by Intellivision that shows the upcoming Astrosmash game... as well as a look at the new console itself!

Jawa setting up a fan community to try to wangle a freebie so he doesn't need to pay the £250. :lol:

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | @totalamico
by jawa2 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:09 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Jawa setting up a fan community to try to wangle a freebie so he doesn't need to pay the £250. :lol:

We're on to you Jawa!

... :shifty: .

:lol: .

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | @totalamico
by Robbo-92 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:33 pm

I’ll give you a follow just in the hope you get a free one if you get enough followers Jawa :lol:

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by Victor Mildew » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:34 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Jawa setting up a fan community to try to wangle a freebie so he doesn't need to pay the £250. :lol:

We're on to you Jawa!


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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | @totalamico
by jawa2 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:38 pm

There are a few followers already! :o . Thanks, guys :wub: .

I'm genuinely not trying to get anything out of this - I just wanted to direct some of my enthusiasm for the console into something that could help me - and others - to join up with people who are keen on the system :-) .

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | @totalamico
by Zilnad » Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:15 pm

Was just lying in the bath thinking "Jawa, hasn't pimped Tommy Tamico in a while. I hope he's okay".

Thanks for not disappointing :lol:

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | @totalamico
by jawa2 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:25 pm

Tinzilnad wrote:Was just lying in the bath thinking "Jawa, hasn't pimped Tommy Tamico in a while. I hope he's okay".

Thanks for not disappointing :lol:

Don't forget to like and follow, Zilnad! And maybe discover that your interest has been piqued by the world of Amico, too :-) .

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | @totalamico
by Hound » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:05 pm

Note how it takes like 60 seconds for that console to boot up. I really hope it’s because they haven’t optimised it

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | @totalamico
by jawa2 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:10 pm

Hound wrote:Note how it takes like 60 seconds for that console to boot up. I really hope it’s because they haven’t optimised it

Yeah, Tallarico explains how that is from a cold start; he suggests that most folk would probably have it in sleep mode and that the system is then ready to go almost instantly.

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | @totalamico
by jawa2 » Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:05 pm

Got my first non-GR follower and comments on the new channel :-) . It's gonna be hard to get noticed but I'm including the "#Amico" tag on tweets and so hopefully some folk will pick up on it over time. A good start for day one!

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PostRe: Intellivision Amico | Launching 2021 | @totalamico
by Hypes » Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:13 pm

You missed out the d in Force feedback on your graphic. You're going to need to expand the operation to include a proofreader if you want to get the Big T's approval

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