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Breaking News: Intellvision Entertainment is making a new system!


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#1 nosweargamer

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 12:49 PM

 

https://www.intelliv...ertainment.com/


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#2 TrekMD

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 06:07 PM

Wait, April 1st is already past. Is this for real?


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#3 nosweargamer

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 06:58 PM

Wait, April 1st is already past. Is this for real?

 

Indeed it is. I'm online buds with one of the guys working on it, so I will personally say this is really in the works.


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#4 Willie!

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 08:47 PM

yep, its real.  known for a little while about it :)


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#5 RickR

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:10 PM

Now THIS sounds promising  It's a realistic price-point with a trustworthy group...and they seem to have the right people involved. 


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:12 PM

Does Intellivision have the same name recognition in today's market as Atari or even Coleco? I didn't think their At Games FB console did very well, although I have one. I wonder what they expect here from a sales perspective. This will be interesting to watch.

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 11:06 PM

That is really cool! 


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:18 AM

Does Intellivision have the same name recognition in today's market as Atari or even Coleco? I didn't think their At Games FB console did very well, although I have one. I wonder what they expect here from a sales perspective. This will be interesting to watch.

 

I was wondering the same thing. This is not the NES classic and if the price point hovers around $100 I can't see anyone other than the diehards buying one. I'm not an Intellivision guy but I'd be interested if the price is right and hopefully they don't just do throwback controllers. It's the reason I don't own a real one. Those things are awful.


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 08:21 AM

I am surprised nobody has questioned this statement though in their press release.  I have been waiting to see if anyone caught it :P

 

"The Intellivision was the first video game console that had a built in PAUSE feature". - I am pretty sure the Fairchild Channel F was the first to have a built in pause?

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:35 AM

I never had an Intellivision but I was always intrigued by the controllers when I would play one as a youngster (even if I couldn't figure out how to use it). I've been contemplating picking one up on eBay/putting the word out here so this definitely has my interest.


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 12:01 AM

I had four, yes four, Intv systems from Goodwill auctions. While I loved the console and games the controllers were a different matter. Those fire buttons are a nightmare. I would support Tommy's efforts before I would pre order the Ataribox. Tommy loves video games too much not to succeed. I see a console war repeating itself. Atari vs Intellivision.
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:34 AM

Looks like they are having a live chat on Facebook today to talk about it.


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#13 nosweargamer

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:49 AM

That's exciting! Hope it will be a modern system.

 

 

Tommy said it will be an affordable, middle of the road system, not a competitor to modern systems.

So it will be somewhere between the original Intellivision and the PS4  :D


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 11:51 AM

To be honest I think the Intellivision FB did better in sales overall as compared to the CV one. Additionally the Intellivision FB was better than the CV one in the emulation and controller department. In fact, I bought two extra FB controllers when that was available and modified them internally to work on my Sears unit because the FB controllers are more comfortable and work better than originals even though it is the exact same tech inside of them.

 

But I'm in for a modern Intelly that plays the classics in HDMI with near 100% emulation and normal controllers but can also play some modern remakes of classics as well. Have to see how it plays out I guess.


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 12:27 PM

To be honest I think the Intellivision FB did better in sales overall as compared to the CV one. Additionally the Intellivision FB was better than the CV one in the emulation and controller department. In fact, I bought two extra FB controllers when that was available and modified them internally to work on my Sears unit because the FB controllers are more comfortable and work better than originals even though it is the exact same tech inside of them.

 

But I'm in for a modern Intelly that plays the classics in HDMI with near 100% emulation and normal controllers but can also play some modern remakes of classics as well. Have to see how it plays out I guess.

Would you say it's easy to do that mod to the controllers?  I have a Sears Intv, and was thinking about doing the same.  The FB controllers are nicer.  The disc works more like a d-pad. 


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 01:49 PM

Would you say it's easy to do that mod to the controllers?  I have a Sears Intv, and was thinking about doing the same.  The FB controllers are nicer.  The disc works more like a d-pad. 

 

You could also order this.

https://intellivisio...er-video-arcade


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#17 RickR

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 03:22 PM

You could also order this.

https://intellivisio...er-video-arcade

You are the best!  I just ordered one of these.  It was a bargain IMO.  $14.92 shipped.  Thanks.



#18 TrekMD

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 04:33 PM

I was going to suggest those.  Much easier than opening up the controllers.  :)


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Posted 31 May 2018 - 04:48 PM

And I signed up to Intellivision Entertainment. First 100,000 to sign up get a chance at an exclusive console. I'm already excited about this.
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Posted 31 May 2018 - 08:29 PM

Would you say it's easy to do that mod to the controllers?  I have a Sears Intv, and was thinking about doing the same.  The FB controllers are nicer.  The disc works more like a d-pad. 

 

Getting the cable adapter is easier of course and also extends the cables in the process so that is a great way to go. I'm a cheap skate so I modded two of mine. It wasn't that difficult to be honest. Just had to crack them open and resolder the wires around. It was a good thing I did it too as one of the brand new controllers I ordered actually had two broken wires already from the crappy solder work that was done on the Intelly FB controllers.


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