Intellivision Amico Amico article on Ars Technica



“The Intellivision developer portal includes precise specs for various system elements in order to help game makers begin building Amico software before they receive official dev kits. Before listing all of its specs, Intellivision's own comparison makes the point more simply:
We've found the ZTE ZMax Pro Z981 (Snapdragon 617, Adreno 405) is a good benchmark test and runs just a little slower than the Amico hardware.
This model of ZTE smartphone debuted in 2016 at a budget price point of $100 unlocked—and that included a 13 MP camera sensor, a 6-inch, 1080p display, and a 3,400 mAh battery. In comparison, Amico works as a set-top box for your TV while embedding a 3.2-inch, 240p capacitive touchscreen into each of its controllers (two will be included in the box).”

Interesting reading, and makes me glad I cancelled my Founder Edition order…
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It's an interesting article. I still have my money down on a Founder's Edition and am still looking forward to it. I do find it disheartening that the gaming scene in general seems to me to be very negative to anyone who wants to try something new. I saw it with the Ouya, which I still enjoy and play to this day.

There were MANY people that were against the Amico even before the specs were released, etc. I find it interesting, if not a little sad. I'm not saying the Amico is for everyone or that it's perfect, but I hope a nice co-op couch gaming experience will emerge and I'll get my money's worth out of it.


I'm really interested in seeing the Amico in real life, and I will probably pick one up at some point, but there's been a bunch of issues culminating in me cancelling the founders edition

I'm a bit snowed under with real life work at the moment, but I'll get my thoughts down here at some point too.

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