On Wednesday, August 5th, 2020, Tommy Tallarico and many other vital members of the newly reformed Intellivision company held a special web event to give the world the latest news on their brand new Amico console.

The broadcast kicked off with a well-produced video package that highlighted just how indispensable the original Intellivision system was in the ’80s to the video game industry. For those who grew up with the original console, this opening video provided a nostalgic nod to the unique games and accessories that made Intellivision stand out from its competitors. Being unique is the same strategy that Intellivision wants to use for the Amico, but not to compete with Nintendo, Microsoft, or Sony. Instead, they want to appeal to a more casual game audience, in the form of couch co-op with friends and family.

Following the opening video package, Tommy Tallarico solidified that the Intellivision Amico is genuinely a video game system for everyone. All games on the Amico will be family-oriented and stay away from the blood and guts that you can find….

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Mike Mertes (48 Posts)

From the moment he touched an Intellivision controller in 1985, Mike knew that he had experienced something incredible in the world of video games that would shape him for the rest of his life. From that point forward, he would make it his mission to experience video games from every console generation going forward. Eventually, he would become obsessed with magazines that wrote about the games he loved, and it would inspire him to start writing about games himself in 1998 for various local media outlets. Always looking for an opportunity to branch out, Mike eventually coded the foundation of a website that would ultimately morph into Gamer Logic Dot Net, an independent video game site that continues to cover modern and classic video game today. Additional, Mike composes music for indie games under his other alias "Unleaded Logic"