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Intellivision's Deathiversary Celebrated, Mourned 19

Thanks to the Miami Herald for its article discussing the celebrating of an important classic gaming anniversary, as "...earlier this month, dozens of Blue Sky Rangers met at their former haunt, the aging Malibu Castle Park in Redondo Beach, a miniature-golf park and arcade near their former Hawthorne office. It was in memory of the 20th anniversary of the day [the Intellivision employees] lost their jobs." The article continues by detailing the history of Intellivision up to the present day, with the NPD noting "U.S. sales of classic games reached $58 million last year, up from $40 million the year before", with releases such as a previously covered Intellivision compilation. The president of the current Intellivision also mentions: "Someday... the company might release a new title of its own, something easy to play and probably set in the 1980s."
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Intellivision's Deathiversary Celebrated, Mourned

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  • by foidulus ( 743482 ) on Tuesday February 24, 2004 @07:22AM (#8371942)
    Why not combine movie/tv/games nostalgia?
    Make new games based on old concepts but with new graphics/mechanics. I mean, who wouldn't want to play a 3d game based on M*A*S*H(much better than the hilariously inept Atari 2600 game) or ET, or countless other 80's franchises that have been thrown by the wayside. I mean, come on, if you can make a game based on the matrix, the least you can do is give Fred Savage a voiceover part in the reality sim based on the Wonder Years.(He needs the work!)
    Oh well, I guess if you really want classic gaming with a new twist there is always homestarrunner.
  • Re:eh? (Score:3, Funny)

    by teddiesmooth ( 729979 ) on Tuesday February 24, 2004 @09:21AM (#8372408)
    I agree. Plus, it's not the same playing it in an emulated form. When BSR released the Intellipack back in the late 90s with four games per pack, it was nice to relive that nostaliga, but you don't get the horribly shaped paddles with it, nor the oversized system with the abnormally long RF converter cable, or get frustrated because your games won't start after the first few tries. I still love my Intellivision and I play it occasionally just to relive my early gaming days. *sigh*
  • by Jahf ( 21968 ) on Tuesday February 24, 2004 @11:16AM (#8373430) Journal
    quote: "something easy to play and probably set in the 1980s."

    If it is "easy to play" it will NOT be reminiscent of the Intellivision :)

"I have not the slightest confidence in 'spiritual manifestations.'" -- Robert G. Ingersoll