INTELLIVISION
January 2007


PLAY INTELLIVISION GAMES FREE ONLINE AT VH1 ARCADE
VH1 now features nine Intellivision games on their Classic Online Arcade. Astrosmash, Snafu, Buzz Bombers, Space Armada, Star Strike, Pinball, Motocross, Sharp Shot and the unreleased cartridge Brickout are free to play on the wood-grained site. A Shockwave emulator runs the actual program code from the original cartridges, duplicating the experience and fun of the real games!

“We’re excited to be part of the VH1 Classic Arcade,” says Keith Robinson, President of Intellivision Productions, Inc. “With programs like ‘Best Week Ever’ and ‘I Love the 80s’ - which featured Intellivision games - VH1 have become the arbiters of pop culture. It’s great that VH1 recognizes the impact Intellivision’s games have had and continue to have.”

Play Intellivision games online now>

Celebrities remember Intellivision on VH1's "I Love the 80s">


TUNE IN TO THE INTELLIVISION YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Intellivision Productions now has a YouTube channel! Over 20 videos totaling more than 45 minutes are currently posted, with more being added weekly. Watch classic Intellivision commercials, interviews with the programmers, media profiles and oddities from the early days of video games! Watch them, share them, add them to your website or your MySpace page!

Visit the Intellivision YouTube Channel>


BLUE SKY RANGERS REUNITE TO REMINISCE AND TO LOOK FORWARD

Nine Blue Sky Rangers (plus one via phone) gathered at Jino’s Pizza in Hawthorne, California, on January 20th to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of their layoff from Mattel Electronics in 1984.

The reunion was partly social (graphic artist Peggi Decarli Fiebig’s daughter Vicki took orders for Girl Scout cookies) and partly business. The group looked ahead to Intellivision events planned for 2007, such as the Classic Gaming Expo, scheduled to return to Las Vegas in July.

Bob (Pinball) Newstadt tried out the new Intellivision cell phone games - updated versions of Astrosmash, Night Stalker, and Shark! Shark! that should be available in February. David (Thunder Castle) Warhol has been instrumental in working with the developers on these games.

Intellivision Productions Vice President Stephen (B-17 Bomber) Roney reported progress on an OS X-native version of Intellivision Lives! for Intel Macs. This version is being produced at Quicksilver Software which is headed by Bill (Space Hawk) Fisher. We are aiming for a release to coincide with the Classic Gaming Expo in July.

While many projects are moving forward, our most highly anticipated product is currently stalled.

The Nintendo DS version of Intellivision Lives! is still without a publisher. Although essentially completed and favorably reviewed by a number of video game writers, publishers are still wary of it. They’re just not sure there are enough Intellivision fans out there for it to be successful.

Obviously, we disagree! Please help by showing your support for Intellivision! Add us to your MySpace friends, embed our YouTube videos and spread the word! We need to show publishers that there is a strong Intellivision community out there!

Our goal is to announce a publisher by the time those Girl Scout cookies arrive! Thin Mints or Bust!

Intellivision MySpace page>

IGN.com review of Intellivision Lives! for Nintendo DS>

Classic Gaming Expo website>


INTELLIVISION SIGHTING: BARB WIRE
In the 1996 film Barb Wire, Pamela Anderson plays a bounty hunter in a future apocalyptic society. Barb Wire may be scantily clothed, but she’s heavily armed. Included in her arsenal is an armored, fully-equipped, rocket-launching van. How do you control such a complex moving weapon? Why, Intellivision, of course!

A few glimpses of the van’s dashboard show the Intellivision Entertainment Computer System (ECS) keyboard! The ECS with keyboard module, released in 1983, added a whopping 2K of memory and a stripped-down version of the BASIC programming language to the Intellivision console, turning it into a computer apparently powerful enough to run a rolling death machine! Blam! Take that, Atari!

Thanks to Pierre Savoie of Granby, Quebec, for reporting this sighting!



INTELLIVISION TRIVIA CONTEST
23 of you entered our previous trivia contest. The question:

David Warhol named them Gus and Max. Who are they?

There were some creative guesses, including his kids, his yachts, and his testicles, but 10 of you had the correct answer: Gus and Max are the two computer players in Dave's Intellivision ECS game Mind Strike.

From the 10 correct answers, the random number generator at random.org selected Norman Pelz, as the winner of an Intellivision coffee mug.

Congratulations, Norman! And thanks to all of you for playing!

Now try this question:

What Intellivision product did Bill Gates, yes, the Bill Gates, work on?

Submit your answer >

(If you have trouble following the above link, or if submitting your answer fails, type the URL http://www.intellivisionlives.com/contest.shtml into your browser and try again.)

We'll pick a random winner from all complete, correct entries received before NOON PST, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2. The winner will receive an official Intellivision Coffee Mug - just like we use here in the office for serving up steamin' hot java!

GOOD LUCK!


THE BLUE SKY RANGERS
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