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Anonymous
February 5, 2005 7:33:38 AM

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....from Techno Source.

http://www.redkeyreddoor.com/index.php?p=41
Anonymous
February 6, 2005 6:43:22 PM

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spec@redkeyreddoor.com wrote:
> ...from Techno Source.
>
> http://www.redkeyreddoor.com/index.php?p=41

Just to let you know I've updated this with some more details from
Keith Robinson at Intellivision Productions.

http://www.redkeyreddoor.com/index.php?p=41

He says the new wireless version will be improved on the original, and
that some of the games on the two-player version were originally
singleplayer-only - they've been given a head-to-head mode especially
for this system.

There's also some stuff about new updated versions of the PC/Mac
Intellivision Lives!, and what to expect Intellivision-wise over the
next couple of years.

I've got more to add later - after reading your original replies I did
question Keith about the limitations of using the NES-on-a-chip, and
I'll include his response when I update.
Anonymous
February 7, 2005 10:57:10 PM

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"stonic" <super_stonic@yahoo.com> wrote:
> You can find a fairly current list of all the known plug-n-play systems
> (with links) here: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28509

The V-Tech V-Smile doesn't really belong on this list since it takes
cartridges...

> If anyone knows of any that are missing, please post info about 'em :) 

There is a series by a company called N-Vision, including Spiderman,
Power Rangers (IIRC), and a poker game. The showed up briefly at a
Toys R Us around here.
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Anonymous
February 7, 2005 11:44:03 PM

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"mark-rkrd" <spec@redkeyreddoor.com> writes:

>The big updated article is here:
>http://www.redkeyreddoor.com/index.php?p=43

Thanks!

>PC/Mac emulation, emulated versions for PS2/Xbox, Intellivisions on
>eBay... that's for us. The plug-and-plays are aimed at people who don't
>remember Intellivision the first time around. Or, rather, at the
>parents, who'll buy it for their toddlers in a haze of nostalgia. And
>given that, the fact that the games aren't pixel-perfect isn't really
>an issue.
>Still, he and Eric at Techno Source do stress that they've taken on
>board the feedback about the Intellivision 10/25, and improved the
>games accordingly.

Well, I am looking forward to the new Inty Lives! CD, since the original
Mac emulator really chugs even on modern Macs (here's hoping it's finally
OS X native). It will be nice to see the new games.

I hope that they do take the criticisms to heart, though. I'm happy to see
that the Inty brand is commercially viable, but they're going to have to
maintain a high fidelity of the past (even given the lower market aims of
the first iteration of the Inty DTV) to continuously be successful.

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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 2:24:12 AM

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In article <mLGcnc14aJ_ScprfUSdV9g@ptd.net>,
stonic <super_stonic@yahoo.com> wrote:
>You can find a fairly current list of all the known plug-n-play systems
>(with links) here: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28509
>
>If anyone knows of any that are missing, please post info about 'em :) 

So does anyone have a list of which ones use original (or emulated) hardware?
(And which ones aren't original but use other things than NES)
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Anonymous
February 8, 2005 2:24:13 AM

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I love this bit:

"The two new Intellivision systems are officially down as an 'early fall
2005' launch, although they will be shipped in late summer."

;-)
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 2:24:13 AM

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These guys just don't get it, do they?

>>
Eric says that behind the scenes, he and his team spent last year improving
the plug-and-play games to make them closer to the originals. "The 1980
Intellivision system had a very complex controller. We tried to be very true
to the games when we ported them over, but that did make some of the games
difficult to play. So we've spent time rewriting a number of games so that
they work a little bit better."
<<

Rewriting games? How about shipping a simple 12-key toucpad with your
system, instead? How much could that possibly cost?
Anonymous
February 8, 2005 4:55:35 AM

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"I've Got A Loverly Bunch of Coconuts" <slartibartfast@hugh.jass.org> wrote
in message news:4208083a$0$29510$c0de3616@dsl.net...
> These guys just don't get it, do they?
>
> >>
> Eric says that behind the scenes, he and his team spent last year
improving
> the plug-and-play games to make them closer to the originals. "The 1980
> Intellivision system had a very complex controller. We tried to be very
true
> to the games when we ported them over, but that did make some of the games
> difficult to play. So we've spent time rewriting a number of games so that
> they work a little bit better."
> <<
>
> Rewriting games? How about shipping a simple 12-key toucpad with your
> system, instead? How much could that possibly cost?
>

And I say find a way to make the original disc with something that would fit
over top (or interchangeable) so that you could limit the direction to 8-way
for the games that would need it.

Dane.
Anonymous
February 9, 2005 9:11:01 PM

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AFAIK the only system that uses the same hardware spec-wise is the Commodore
DTV. The Namco Ms. Pac uses the same code as the arcade, but since the
hardware isn't as exact as the original, there are some minute differences.
A number of different systems seem to run on the NES-on-a-chip hardware.

"Ken Arromdee" <arromdee@green.rahul.net> wrote in message
news:cu8tas$r1m$1@blue.rahul.net...
> In article <mLGcnc14aJ_ScprfUSdV9g@ptd.net>,
> stonic <super_stonic@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >You can find a fairly current list of all the known plug-n-play systems
> >(with links) here: http://www.digitpress.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28509
> >
> >If anyone knows of any that are missing, please post info about 'em :) 
>
> So does anyone have a list of which ones use original (or emulated)
hardware?
> (And which ones aren't original but use other things than NES)
> --
> Ken Arromdee / arromdee_AT_rahul.net /
http://www.rahul.net/arromdee
>
> "There is some new gadget in existence today which will prove to be
equally
> revolutionary in some other way equally unexpected." --Robert Heinlein,
1965
> "No I still don't know what that revolutionary gadget is--unless it's the
> computer chip." --Robert Heinlein, 1980
Anonymous
February 9, 2005 9:38:14 PM

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> There is a series by a company called N-Vision, including Spiderman,
> Power Rangers (IIRC), and a poker game. The showed up briefly at a
> Toys R Us around here.
> --

Looks like Amazon will be getting more Spider_Man in stock....in about 15
years ;) 
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001LUG8Y/002-5...
!