THE CLASSIC VIDEO GAME SYSTEM OF THE 1980s
Newsletter Oct 23, 2000
The latest from the world of Intellivision: free voice downloads, a sneak peek at a classic commercial, a fantastic product for Intellivision owners, hand controller news for iMac users and a trivia contest!
THE COMPUTER HEARD 'ROUND THE WORLD
The most famous Intellivoice phrase is "Hello, Commander, Computer Reporting" from Space Spartans. You hear it when you visit our home page and when you start Intellivision Lives! People frequently ask if they can get a sound file of the phrase to use as the start-up sound on their computers, so we've added it to our FREE DOWNLOADS page. But we went a step further! In 1983, Mattel completed international versions of Space Spartans for the European market - but never released them. Now, for the first time, you can hear and download "Hello, Commander, Computer Reporting" in French, German and Italian, recorded directly from the international prototypes in the Blue Sky Rangers archives!
Download here: http://www.intellivisionlives.com/download.shtml
INTELLIVISION ROCKS SNEAK PEEK
Our upcoming Intellivision Rocks CD-ROM collection not only has a bunch of games not found on Intellivision Lives!, it features a Cybermuseum of rare Intellivision artifacts. Included is one of the earliest Intellivision commercials: celebrity spokesman George Plimpton comparing Atari Baseball with Intellivision Major League Baseball. This one commercial probably sold more Intellivision consoles than anything else Mattel did! You can't buy Intellivision Rocks just yet, but as a sneak preview, here's that famous commercial:
(If you don't have RealPlayer, you can download it free here:
INTELLICART - THE ULTIMATE INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE!
If you're one of the hardcore fans who still has an actual Intellivision console hooked up to the family television, then this is for you: The new INTELLICART lets you play the games from Intellivision Lives! and the upcoming Intellivision Rocks the way they were meant to be played - on a real Intellivision! On a real TV! With real hand controllers! That's over 75 classic games, plus a dozen unreleased games and game demos that have NEVER been available on cartridges! If you have an Intellivision, you'll want an INTELLICART!
For more info: http://www.makingit.com/bluesky/store/intellicart.shtml
HAND CONTROLLER FOR iMAC
For some time now, we've been recommending the Gravis GamePad Pro hand controller for use with Intellivision Lives! on a PC. The PC Game Port version of the GamePad Pro comes with configuration software that lets you assign keyboard presses to the controller buttons. iMac users have been out of luck, though, since Gravis does not provide configuration software for the USB version of the controller. Shareware to the rescue! The shareware utility USB Overdrive allows any USB controller to be configured for use with Intellivision Lives!
For info on using hand controllers on a PC or Mac, and a link to USB Overdrive: http://www.makingit.com/intellivision/faq/support.shtml#15
THE INTELLIVISION TRIVIA CONTEST!
Test your classic video game IQ with this trivia question:
You know INTELLIVISION is short for INTELLIGENT TELLIVISION, right? Well, similarly, MATTEL, SEGA and COLECO are each short for...what? (Hint: The answer can be found in the pages of the intellivisionlives.com web site.)
Go to the official entry page and submit your answer:
We'll pick a random winner from all complete, correct entries received before NOON PDT, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25. The winner receives a Gravis GamePad Pro, either for PC (Game Port required) or for Mac (USB port required), courtesy Gravis.
THE BLUE SKY RANGERS
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