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This is the E3 2021 presentation for Intellivision and their new console Amico.

Basically the system's main focuses are local multiplayer, games for nearly everyone, fairly unique controller inputs, bringing back classics from both Atari and the original Intellivision, doing away with in-game purchases and lootboxes, and affordability.

CEO Tommy Talarico says they see other console makers as complementary instead of competitors.

I actually would really like to try an Amico when I get the chance, and I like that there are a lot of games coming to it that are cheap but look enjoyable. :)



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CaptainExplosion said:

CEO Tommy Talarico says they see other console makers as complementary instead of competitors.

He claims this, but just by watching the video I heard the lines "contain exclusives or exclusive content", which stems directly from competitive tactics. If they wanted to be complementary, they wouldn't seek to compete at all via exclusivity or exclusive anything. The system itself looks like it's built for old folks in mind or kids interested in bright RBG colours, as well as mobile games.

I just find the "we wanna be everyone's second or third system" PR kinda silly and a bit of a lie, when you're clearly wanting to take on at least one system or two via exclusive content. 



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As a core gamer this definitely isn't for me. The biggest hurdle is its $250 price as its target demographic aren't gamers. It feels like a $99 machine with the games it showcased. But I could see it finding its own niche. 



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$250 definitely seems too steep, but otherwise it seems like a fun little gaming device. I wish them all the best, because I think it deserves some success as this is clearly no quick cash-grab banking only on nostalgia. Instead, it is the perfect console for casual competitive players.

The entire concept of it looks to me like what the Wii U was supposed to be with the motion controls, the asymmetric gameplay, and the ability to connect more than one Gamepad to the console which didn't quite make it into the Wii U.

trunkswd said:

As a core gamer this definitely isn't for me. The biggest hurdle is its $250 price as its target demographic aren't gamers. It feels like a $99 machine with the games it showcased. But I could see it finding its own niche. 

The controllers alone tell me that $99 are not gonna cut it. I think with 2 of those as bundled with the console, you're already at least at that pricetag - and you don't even have a console yet.

That being said, Something like $179 seems much more appropriate than $250 tbh.

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I liked the concept, but the drawback I see is the same others have stated: the price. Make it cheaper and it could become a solid option for people who want a complementary experience (edit: and casuals).

By the way, I liked how they were selling a console for people to play with their family and friends and the on-screen poll was showing that more than 2/3 of the voters would be playing it alone. It's funny because, coincidentally or not, they stopped showing the poll right after the ratio alone-accompanied got too one-sided. There was also an awkward moment, shortly after the voting started, when the poll was showing that 33% of users would be playing alone and then it misteriously changed to 0%, like if those votes weren't being counted anymore. I think the poll was quite a funny disaster.

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I've been following some news about the Intellivision Amico since 2020. The price is too steep for me considering what you get. A lot of people, even casuals, will be in that boat. $150 or $200 would've been a much more appealing price point.
Never would I think in 2021 that a minor gaming platform would have more exclusives than Xbox, and probably PlayStation as well.



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