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Ok, probably nobody remembers the Intellivision console from the early days of console gaming anymore. Well, a new thing is announced. If it is a new console or a retro-console is unclear at this point, but seemingly on May 31 some question will be answered viy Facebook live and more infos come in October.

Look here:

https://www.intellivisionentertainment.com/

I cite a bit from the press release (click press release on the top right):

Intellivision® Entertainment is proud to announce that it will bring the concept of SIMPLE, AFFORDABLE, FAMILY & FUN back into homes across the world with the introduction of a brand new home video game console.  The original Intellivision system brought many “firsts” to the video game industry including the first 16-bit gaming machine, the first gaming console to offer digital distribution, the first to bring speech/voice to games, the first to license professional sports leagues and organizations and the first to be a dedicated game console and home computer.  Originally released in 1979, due to its popularity it was remarkably retailed across 3 decades and quickly sold millions of units.  The new Intellivision system (name TBA) will carry on the company tradition of “firsts” with its new concept, design and approach to gaming.

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Details of the new console will be released on October 1, 2018 and followers can subscribe to updates at www.IntellivisionEntertainment.com.  The first 100,000 people to sign up on the website 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.  An interactive Facebook Live event to answer questions from fans is scheduled for Thursday, May 31st at noon pacific at: www.facebook.com/IntellivisionEntertainment.  Interviews about the new console can be scheduled by contacting info@IntellivisionEntertainment.com.  In-person interviews will take place in the National Videogame Museum – South Hall Booth #701 during the 2018 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles.



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So Coleco Chameleon, Atari VCS (Atari Box), and now Intellivision. At this point we're just waiting for a Magnavox Odyssey revival. I kinda wish these classic, soulless cash grabs would stop.



I'm just waiting for the Tiger mini-console, with all of those great portable titles! XD



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

I kinda like the retro resurgence lately. It is an industry self aware. These consoles aren’t going to overtake the big three, but it’s better they exist than not. Kinda wish they were all classic consoles though. I’m down.



wasn't much into their games 30 years ago and don't think I'll be now.



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Ljink96 said:
So Coleco Chameleon, Atari VCS (Atari Box), and now Intellivision. At this point we're just waiting for a Magnavox Odyssey revival. I kinda wish these classic, soulless cash grabs would stop.

The Coleco Chameleon very much was a soulless cash grab in that it never had anything to do with Coleco Industries or the ColecoVision.  When the Retro VGS crowd-funding campaign failed, they went to River West/Dormitus Brands (the trademark company who acquired the rights to the Coleco brand name) and slapped the name Coleco on the thing to see if nostalgia would be enough to push a 2nd attempted crowd funding campain (without even a working prototype).  Media outlets ran with the bs narrative "Coleco is Back!", which is what the trademark/brand company wants people to think despite them having no real ties to the original Coleco Industries.  I take solace in the fact that there is actual a very active and passionate Coleco homebrew scene that develops software (both ports of games from other retro systems, and original games) and hardware (Super Game Module add-on that increases RAM and sound quality, and some developers working on new systems to replace the old hardware which will eventually fail) for the Colecovision to this day.  Some of it is pretty amazing and provides a "what if" look into a Colecovision that might have competed against the NES in the third generation of video games if Coleco Industries had been able to ride out the North American Video Game Crash (and hadn't lost so much on their Adam computer).  The homebrew community is Coleco's real legacy, not the branding company that uses their name.



Mnementh said:

Ok, probably nobody remembers the Intellivision console from the early days of console gaming anymore.

I remember it, because I actually have one. It was a hand-me-down from my father. He gave it to me back in like '84 or '85. Since the console market crashed and the NES hadn't yet landed in America, the games were dirt cheap. I vaguely remember seeing a copy of Astrosmash for like $2 at Toys R Us.

If they re-released an "Intellivision Classic" with all of its old library (including hopefully third-party titles like the ones Imagic made) and an HDMI jack for good video quality, I'd be all over it.



Shadow1980 said:
Mnementh said:

Ok, probably nobody remembers the Intellivision console from the early days of console gaming anymore.

I remember it, because I actually have one. It was a hand-me-down from my father. He gave it to me back in like '84 or '85. Since the console market crashed and the NES hadn't yet landed in America, the games were dirt cheap. I vaguely remember seeing a copy of Astrosmash for like $2 at Toys R Us.

If they re-released an "Intellivision Classic" with all of its old library (including hopefully third-party titles like the ones Imagic made) and an HDMI jack for good video quality, I'd be all over it.

I do as well.  My grandfather had one.  We played it every time we visited him.  His favorite games were PBA Bowling and PGA Golf.  My favorite games that he had were Snafu (that music is still awesome, and the gameplay very fun), Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, and Dracula.  I bought an Intellivision and games years later for my own collection.  I had to replace it once due to not caring for it as well as I should have and have since purchased a dust cover to keep over it whenever not in use.  I recently discovered that the Pac-Man released for Intellivision in 1983 was very impressive compared to the 1982 version from the 2600.