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Internet News   Internet News : Amiga Inc. News:
   posted by mskov on 12-Oct-2006 9:29:04 (4795 reads)
"Envizions Computer Entertainment Corporation today announced that Amiga multimedia applications will be available with the upcoming release of EVO, Envizions’ next generation multi-media entertainment system."

Envizions and Amiga Offer High Quality Applications On EVO
    

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Re: Amiga Inc. News:
Posted on 13-Oct-2006 0:50:09
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Interesting, I wonder if it will take off, and wonder more... whether OS4 will run on it.

Last edited by eMike on 13-Oct-2006 at 12:50 AM.


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Looking at the Evo website, it looks like the EVO is a Windows Media Centre PC..

http://envizionsinc.com/specifications.html

It's hard to see the benefit of this over an X-box 360.. however, the Evo appears to have been designed with the living room in mind - as opposed to a PC running Windows Media Centre edition that you stick in your living room.

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Then how am I going to get at my save games if my eyeballs fall off?

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I read more info on the site.. I think this is gonna flop.

BBC2 have a show called Dragons Den where people come with business ideas and pitch them to "Dragons" aka succesful business people. By Succesfful I mean those who are worth hundreds of million.

One of the dragons has launched more tech companies than you can mention, and another is huge in telecoms.

A man came along with his super living room media centre PC.. with content streaming plans. He told them he planned to remortgage his house to fund development. They told him not too - that his idea sucked, and he'll be bankrupt.. Why produce the hardware?

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UGGHHH...

I've just looked at the Amiga EVO shop..

Bearing in mind that the target audience of the evo shop aint gonna be amiga browsers - why the hell does it look so sucky!!

Honestly... I find this appauling... it defiles my eyes. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Amiga get some decent design..

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Hm I like it more or less, but it is as relevant to Amiga as any other PC I think.


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@Bobsonsirjonny

The hardware is not made by Amiga Inc., so the design
is what it is. The most importend things are that there
is usb, ethernet, cd-drive and harddisk, whit that you
can do alot. If it runs some of the OS5 tools it will be a
good start to launch AmigaOS bit by bit to the masses.

And like Amiga Inc. said that there is a path from OS4 to
OS5, you can already see what possibilities there are.
Ofcourse it will all take/need its time.

I think that for us the Amiga-community the best way to
follow is to launch OS4 on PPC-hardware and to continue
to develop for the future. Ofcourse this is what i think of
it and others will have other ideas for the future of OS4.

Edit: oops read the design thing wrong, you mean the
Amiga Inc. site, ok, they should change the design a bit.

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it's seems that this is the Amiga Inc Rebirth. Looking forward for the Amiwest event. Hope to see more and more positive news from Amiga Inc. Hopefully a good news related to OS4, then OS5....


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They really need to invest in a professional housestyle designer at Amiga Inc. All their sites look soo damn cheap and look soo crappy (wrong use of colors, bad outline, badly converted images)... I think they should invest in good a marketing & communications book at Amiga Inc.
"High Quality Applications", where the hell did that idea came from? I only see "Simple" applications like "Scrabble", space In(vasio)der(s)....

Some books for Amiga Inc. ;)

Design Basics (Paperback)
http://www.amazon.com/Design-Basics-David-Lauer/dp/0155083775/sr=8-3/qid=1160722858/ref=pd_bbs_3/102-3498769-8264146?ie=UTF8&s=books

Branding: Brand Strategy, Design and Implementation of Corporate and Product Identity (Design Directories) (Paperback)
http://www.amazon.com/Branding-Strategy-Implementation-Corporate-Directories/dp/082305862X/sr=1-3/qid=1160722881/ref=sr_1_3/102-3498769-8264146?ie=UTF8&s=books

Designing Brand Identity: A Complete Guide to Creating, Building, and Maintaining Strong Brands (Hardcover)
http://www.amazon.com/Designing-Brand-Identity-Creating-Maintaining/dp/0471213268/sr=8-3/qid=1160722680/ref=pd_bbs_3/102-3498769-8264146?ie=UTF8&s=books

22 Immutable Laws of Branding
http://www.amazon.com/22-Immutable-Laws-Branding/dp/0060007737/sr=8-1/qid=1160722680/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-3498769-8264146?ie=UTF8

And there are many more...

BTW these books are not meant for technical ppl because they see the world from a very different perspective. ;)


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Re: Amiga Inc. News:
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They are about to change the web site.


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Hey pssst, Amiga Inc. -> http://design.aplus.net/
(designers of Envizions website)

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lets hope and pray for a nice new website. I remember that time ago there was also organized sth like a design contest by the comunity and there were some pritty good results.

Anyway, regarding this new partnership, for the moment the only good thing I see in all this co-branding ecc activities is, that the boing ball and amiga name is displayed and has visibility. I believe this helps when serious stuff is coming out.

In the meantime I'm still curious about this:

- ICTV, Amiga Combine to Enable “Interactive Triple Play”

and this:

Amiga, Inc. Announces Partnership With Riverdeep® to Release Mobile Edmark® Titles

any news about this stuff?

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The most importend things are that there
is usb, ethernet, cd-drive and harddisk, whit that you
can do alot.


Yes, PCs, regardless of form factor, usually have those very useful components. I hear they even have CPUs these days! :)

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If it runs some of the OS5 tools it will be a
good start to launch AmigaOS bit by bit to the masses.


I propose you forget about "OS5" or "OS5 tools", at least until slightly solid plans about what it's actually supposed to be have been detailed. And don't hold your breath for those plans.

This over-powered (I'm not sure it's a clever idea to put an Athlon 64 3200+ and a Radeon X1600 Pro in a VCR-sized case and place it in e.g. your book-shelf) HTPC in an awkward case runs WinXP Media Center like most HTPCs, BTW.

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Ofcourse this is what i think of
it and others will have other ideas for the future of OS4.


Running AmigaOS on x86_64 PCs would be wonderful, yes. Hosted on WinXP less so. But I don't see the direct connection between yet another announcement regarding "AmigaAnywhere" on Windows, and AmigaOS.


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@sananaman

and someone who is complaining about html design should learn how to use ubb:

[url = some really long and annoying html link] short link [/ url]

(remove the blanks around the = and /)


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so basically its a Windows PC in a weird looking case. The games they are selling work under Windows XP.. not really a Amiga. But I was having a discussion w/another fanatic and he was saying that since Amiga holds the "Amiga" logo, slap it on this and call it a Amiga. Crappy site design also.. my personal site looks much better.

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Yawn! ...The only thing remotely positive thing about this "news" item is that this may give AInc. an additional source of licensing revenue to do other more interesting and important work, or at the very least make them a little less irrelevant to and less of a cavernous money pit of a black hole for the VCs behind AInc.


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More good news for Amiga Inc. Congrats.

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when i see this it is a painly reminder that amiga inc is removing them self more and more, from their users, the classic amiga and aos4.0 they love and know and use... why will i be interessted in this crap or anyone else, there are 100.000 solutions out there allready that are better and cheaper than this, they runs winxp,linux or macos.... this is just like their crap games, totally useless and none intressting.. main focus should now be aos4.0 and hw to run it on... but nooooooo its all about crap games, crap x86 boxes and the no excisting aos5.0 that no one have seen or heard about until a few weeks ago... ainc better get their act together or it is game over period!


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@d0c

I would guess the truth of the matter is that these 'crap' games are generating more revenue than OS4, else they wouldn't be bothering with their 'crap' PDA games.

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I would guess the truth of the matter is that these 'crap' games are generating more revenue than OS4, ...


Well, they made it impossible to generate revenue with OS4 (except for Eyetech), so that's not necessarily an achievement... ;)


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