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New Gaming Console Previewed Intellivision Amico

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It won’t be until 10/10/2020 till we can get a real good look at the Intellivision® Amico™ Console. The Gaming Console is set to focus on the casual fun gamer providing titles which are family friendly and rated “E for Everyone” or “E10+”.

The Company plans to only have game titles which would run the average $2.99 to $7.99 and be available through Downloadable content. They also plan on delivering the Amico™ device with several of the Intellivision historical games re-imagined and preloaded

I had an Original Intellivision from Mattel and always had fun with those blocky looking games.  One of the features I liked was the conceptual sketch of the controllers which still had that early Intellivision feeling.

Tommy Tellerico, the President for the new company, Intellivision ®Entertainment shared this Teaser Trailer at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo this past weekend (10/20/2018)

Tommy recalls  “I grew up playing Intellivision with my parents and younger brother,” says Tallarico.  “It was always my favorite system because the games were cutting edge, yet fun and simple to play so our entire family could enjoy them together.  I find those important elements to generally be lacking from our industry with the current modern gaming consoles.  Our goal is to change that by focusing on bringing all age groups and levels of gamers and non-gamers together while introducing new generations of people to the legacy success of the Intellivision® brand.”

– We’ll have to wait a while but may be worth it!

Some of the Classic Titles that have been re-imagined/remade from Intellivision Baseball, Night Stalker™, Skiing, Boxing, Tron Deadly Discs™ to name a handfull. Some Atari Classics also going to be featured which have also be revamped  for the Intellivision Amico™: Pong™, Asteroids™, Centipede™, Tempest™, Adventure™, Missile Command™, Yar’s Revenge™, Breakout™, Lunar Lander™, Night Driver™, Sky Diver™, Warlords™ All Great Titles!!

Keep up on the latest , according to the Intellivision® Entertainment  Website – The first 500,000 people to sign up will get the exclusive opportunity to purchase a special and unique Limited Edition version of the console which will not be made available in stores

https://www.intellivisionentertainment.com 

 

Behind The Darkness – Latest Radio Cast

In this week’s show Justin and Andy talk with special guest Tim aka Darkness429 who recently moved from the Twitch Platform to Facebook for Live Video Streaming. We learn about the process in moving between the platforms as well as what motivated Darkness 429 to decide to full time game stream. What’s the reaction from the parents when you tell them; I want to be a professional video-gamer. Andy shares his ancientness asking what games did Darkness429 start playing, we do find out which were the games played in his education. Tim shares ways to stay healthy with such a intense full time game streaming schedule with technology such as Sit Down tabletops from Human Scale have helped.

What ground breaking technology helped move gamers to the ability to Live Stream. We get some ideas of what brought this to the forefront with products such as OBS Studio and XSplit. We learn about the approach from Facebook and about taking the leap of faith to make it happen. Within 3 months, 115k followers have connected to Darkness429. What are some of the protocols towards the viewers that should be maintained and could help the live streamer build the audience?

Gaming over the years has changed and with that the requirements on computer systems has also changed, Darkness429 shares some of the preferences and helps discuss Console vs. PC. Darkness429 has an elaborate setup for both streaming and gaming as we cover everything from monitors to keyboards. We learn about Stream Deck from ElGato and how it enhances the systems as well as other great products from El Gato. We talk input devices from Logitech, Corsair, Steel Series and Razor.

For those wanting to game, Build Your Own or a Rack Based System? We learn about Xidax Computers which is a sponsor for Darkness429.  In the discussion of processors we talk Intel and AMD and hear goodness about the Ryzan Thread Ripper from AMD. Darkness429 streams using the GoPro platform, how is this done?

How important is the audio portion of the Live Stream? We also learn about the Audio control with the Mackie DL806 Wireless Mixer which is controlled by an iPad. Every Podcaster will question the choices on Microphones and we talk about Darkness429’s recent move to Blue Baby Bottle from the Heil PR40, The sound is amazing.

Darkness429 discusses the future and what could be the next steps after gaming. Are females venturing into the gaming arena and what are the challenges? We wrap up our discussion as Justin gives him some rapid fire questions such as the First Game Ever played!?

Our Website of the Week this Week is the Computer Museum at http://www.old-computers.com

 

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New Coaster at Six Flags St Louis Launches with VR

This is one of the coolest ideas we’ve heard of in awhile. VR Coasters. With this concoction you aren’t just sitting in an easy chair with some VR Gear strapped on to your head – This is taking an environment and enhancing it with Virtual Reality. Riders wear the Oculus powered Samsung Galaxy Gear VR and take a real roller coaster ride while enjoying a world around the ride designed by Animators.

Six Flags Virtual Reality
Six Flags Virtual Reality

This has been created in partnership with Samsung Electronics America and features an amazing 360 loop and interactive game play during the ride

Virtual Reality on Ninja Facts:

  • Riders wearing Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus headsets, find themselves in the copilot seat of a fighter jet as they take on aliens in a battle to save the world;
  • This 360°, fully immersive, virtual battle takes guests flying through 2,430 feet of track at up to 65 mph;
  • The fighter jet darts between buildings, completing intense aerial acrobatics while guests travel through the 360°loop and corkscrew of the coaster’s steel track;
  • Sensors and proxies along the coaster track sync the movement of the coaster to the video riders are watching on their Samsung Gear VR headsets;
  • The experience begins as soon as riders leave the station house and start up the lift hill. While climbing the lift hill or going through the launch pad, guests can shoot at targets with a touch pad on the side of the headsets, making this the first game play ever used on a roller coaster.

For more information visit: www.sixflags.com/stlouis/virtualrealitycoaster.

 

Grand Theft Auto V for PC Available TODAY!

210x176I have to wonder what RockStar Games is doing to me! Releasing a highly anticipated game title with one day left for the Tax Deadline! I wonder how many gamers will flip the coin today!?

When you hear the title “Grand Theft Auto” You generally know this is a game that has a history of violence and situations that should only be operated by an adult. The very successful franchise continues to this day and technically it is not just a thrown together schlock fest, it couldn’t be –  Gamer’s wouldn’t go for it.

A successful Video Game Franchise will come from the loyalty of the gaming crowd that in turn will expect high end graphics and fluid game play and that is what the good folks at Rockstar Games are handing out. Today the company announced the availability of Grand Theft Auto V for PC at Retail or Digital Download through Steam and Rockstar.

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Call Of Duty Advanced Warfare GAMEPLAY Trailer

Our friends over at Activision wanted us to share this with you!

For us, we really have wanted to get a look at how the gameplay will pan out and how fresh it will look. From what we can see, certainly integrates some new weapons, effects and intense action. One of the Quotes in the trailer about that line between film and game is even more evident with the standout of Kevin Spacey!

Actor Kevin Spacey - Digitized featured in the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Title
Actor Kevin Spacey – Digitized featured in the Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Title

According to Activision, the story line “takes players to a future devastated by a global attack. Rising from the chaos is Atlas, a Private Military Corporation led by the cunning Jonathan Irons. With the most powerful military force in the world, Atlas has effectively become a superpower for hire. Playing as Jack Mitchell, suit up in an advanced exoskeleton and join a highly-trained unit committed to restoring order.”

The exoskeleton carries over into Multiplayer, where an all-new movement system changes the way players traverse the terrain. Chain together boost actions like jump, dodge, and dash in a fast and fluid style of play. Equip all-new abilities and armaments in the revamped Create-a-Class. Earn additional weapons and gear through in-game Supply Drops, outfitting your operator in the deepest customization experience in franchise history.

Pre-order the Day Zero Edition now and get up to 24 hours early access!
http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare/buy

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http://www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare/free-upgrade

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