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14 minutes ago, Sabertooth said:

Looks like a collector's coin and 3d card. 

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7 minutes ago, Sabertooth said:

From the Amico/IE site:

"Our Collector's Boxed Edition Complete Bundle includes Evel Knievel, Dynablaster, Missile Command, Rigid Force Redux Enhanced, Moon Patrol, Finnigan Fox, Biplanes, and Brain Duel. Each boxed edition comes with a 3-D lenticular card, premium metal coin, and an RFID game card that will automatically activate once each title is available in our Game Shop. Quantities are limited - don't miss your chance to own a piece of gaming history!"

The eight game bundle is $149. They are also available in 4 game bundles for $79 each.

 

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You know you can just get these games, or similar games on the Apple store, right?
Like for a few bucks each.

Play it off your Apple TV and call it a day.

Why isn’t there an INTV compilation ready to go right now, that has all the OG games and brand new re-skin options with all the bells and whistles?

That compilation should be available on every gaming system that’s out now, and I’d pay 50 bucks for it no problem. Think about that revenue stream, instead of what ever the hell is going on now. 

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10 hours ago, Atari 5200 Guy said:

As excited as I was to see this come out, it sounds like the games are being sold to help finance something more.  I may be wrong but, let's face it, last year has not been kind to any company trying to sell anything electronic while there has been a chip shortage. 

I agree with BTB...something is not sounding right.

So correct me if I’m wrong but they printed 50,000 in total? Out of the 8 titles that’s a little over 6000 copies of each?

And how many of them are actually INTV titles? Biplanes? That’s the only original game - not even Triple Action but ONE game from that title - Biplanes? 
 

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It would've worked to their benefit to take as much time as they need to develop their product line quietly -- and then go ahead and make a big splash when it's ready to launch. 

When Atari released the 2600, and when Nintendo released of the NES, there wasn't four years of talk leading up to their release, they just showed up one day. Most of the public hadn't heard anything about them until they were on store shelves. Their products, the games, they all spoke for themselves. People liked them and they caught on. Nintendo didn't have a US spokesperson hyping up the NES nationally leading up to Christmas 1985, and for as much as a showman as he was, Nolan wasn't doing 2600 publicity for four years leading up to its launch. They worked tirelessly to get their systems and launch titles out by their target dates, and then all the publicity began.

I think it would've helped Intellivision to take this approach. Work quietly and diligently, make something great, and once its being shipped to store shelves you can hype it up.

When people come out and spend a lot of time dropping "wouldn't it be cool if..." hypotheticals, making promises, building anticipation and telling you what they're going to do rather than doing it first and then telling you what they have done -- people tend to take a step back. I think people in general would be far less skeptical of these projects if they simply waited until they were ready to hype them up. And honestly announcing products prematurely only serves to put a project under a constant deep anal exam from the public. The more time that passes, the more opportunity for misunderstandings, haters, and bad PR.

I'd like to see projects completed in their entirety first before the public gets a chance to become polarized.

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21 hours ago, btbfilms76 said:

You know you can just get these games, or similar games on the Apple store, right?
Like for a few bucks each.

Play it off your Apple TV and call it a day.

Why isn’t there an INTV compilation ready to go right now, that has all the OG games and brand new re-skin options with all the bells and whistles?

That compilation should be available on every gaming system that’s out now, and I’d pay 50 bucks for it no problem. Think about that revenue stream, instead of what ever the hell is going on now. 

Enjoy your memberberries boys 

 

There's an opportunity here for Intellivision to become a quality, bespoke, 3rd party publisher and release these Intellivision games on other "family friendly" platforms such as Nintendo Switch. Modern interpretations of simple "OG" Intellivision games like Astrosmash and Shark! Shark! would shine on iOS!  Intellivision could develop deep, rich games around their existing IP as well as newly acquired licenses, for example creating an incredible version of Earthworm Jim for Nintendo Switch, which already has a massive user base ready to buy and a digital store ready to go. It's been said the new Amico games "need a special Intellivision controller which provides unique gameplay" -- this could be done on Nintendo Switch the same way they’re doing with Genesis and Nintendo 64, with the release of an Intellivision controller for Switch. These are all potential revenue streams beyond the moonshot task of developing, producing, and getting sales distribution for your own original video game system. I wish Intellivision the very best and hope to see them succeed in the long term.

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