I am Tommy Tallarico - CEO of Intellivision & creator of a brand new video game platform. 30yr game industry veteran, Guinness World Record holder, video game composer, contributor to 350+ games, Video Games Live tour creator, host & co-pr...
Yo! Can you believe it's been five years since my last AMA? I can’t! I’m happy to be back, answering any and all of your questions!
So what’s been going on? My life over the last few years has been consumed by bringing a vision to life -- a vision of bringing people together again, having fun playing video games the way it used to be. A “who’s who” roster of industry all stars (AMA about them!) and I are creating a new video game console called Amico. We have built an AMAZING team of people across so many disciplines, and I’m excited to share what we have been working on!!!
This whole adventure started when we watched a rift in the video game industry grow wider and wider. Simple, social, couch co-op gaming has taken a backseat to extreme graphics, complex controls, and expensive hardware. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with that, I’m one of those gamers, but we have excluded so many people from gaming by creating these huge barriers to entry. Growing up, almost anyone was able to pick up a controller and play games together -- it was more like a board game experience and you didn’t have to be hard core to enjoy it. Many of us played video games with not only friends, but parents and even grandparents! This is what we are all about, we want to bring people together to enjoy games together again!
Looking forward to answering your questions about Amico, video game music, how many quarters it took as a kid for me to eventually earn a world record for playing video games as an adult...or anything else on your mind! AMA!
Check out the Amico here: https://www.intellivisionamico.com/
Check out my full bio here: https://www.tallarico.com/bio