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[News] Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1ANN.lu
Posted on 25-Apr-2002 15:49 GMT by Teemu I. Yliselä25 comments
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Microsoft has a blurb about the release of the Entertainment Pack on their Mobile Devices news page.
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 1 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 25-Apr-2002 14:14 GMT
whoa nelly!
Good and bad news.
Good:Amiga-Anywhere website is getting nailed hard wtih visitors
Bad:It is down apparently from excessive traffic:-(
Dummies should have been prepared:-/
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 2 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by SlimJim on 25-Apr-2002 14:22 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (redrumloa):
Well, it's working now at least.
.
SlimJim
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 3 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Anders Kjeldsen on 25-Apr-2002 14:43 GMT
I liked this:
"Normally a $70 value, this download version only costs $29.95"...
$70 for 4 C64-alike games?
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 4 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 25-Apr-2002 15:02 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Anders Kjeldsen):
Heh... C64 got 16 colors, not 16bit colors...
(and you should remember that those games are really not for desktops...)
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 5 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by priest on 25-Apr-2002 15:11 GMT
Users comment stolen from AA site:
"I've purchased and downloaded the AmigaWhere Entertainment Pack #1. Planet Zed is awesome running on my iPaq! I was surprised with the nice soundtracks and special effects (movies and such) built into the game and only a 7 Meg total install for 4 games! Anyone else got the games up & running as well? "
AmigaWhere sounds nice. ;)
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 6 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Ole-Egil Hvitmyren on 25-Apr-2002 15:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (priest):
Don't miss the upcoming AmigaWhen, AmigaHow and AmigaWhat as well :)
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 7 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by DaveMcK on 25-Apr-2002 15:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Ole-Egil Hvitmyren):
LOL!! :D
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 8 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Don Cox on 25-Apr-2002 16:39 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (priest):
Millions of people had a lot of fun playing games like that ten years
ago. Now they can be played on the move, by commuters, or at odd
moments (hours?) by bored office workers. They will be just as much
fun now as then.
Provided the tech works - and it seems it does - there's no reason why
these shouldn't be a big success.
I think Payback will sell very well when it comes out.
The next big step forward will be using fuel cells instead of
batteries in PDAs/phones/cameras.
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 9 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Leif on 25-Apr-2002 20:17 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Don Cox):
Its funny. first computergeeks played the games,
now officegeeks play them. Somehow its not geeky anymore.
It cool, its professional, its fresh!
:)
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 10 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by tinman on 25-Apr-2002 21:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Leif):
and you boss will kick your ass when you beat him/her at Payback :)
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 11 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 25-Apr-2002 22:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Don Cox):
@Don Cox
Give this man a beer someone!! Mr Cox you are a smart individual and you have been following
a very, very cool technology.
Fuel cell technology is going to rock the world! Like the AmigaNG it has had a delayed release
(not nearly as bad as the Amiga). but the technology there is mind boggling.
Renewable h20 power generator for your house or car anyone?
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 12 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Ed Dana on 25-Apr-2002 23:31 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (redrumloa):
Yep. Fuel Cells Rule. :)
I personally plan to invest some money there relatively soon...
And then, there's GM's Autonomy:
http://www.edmunds.com/news/conceptcarspotlight/articles/48581/article.html
All very good stuff.
Regards,
Ed Dana.
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 13 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Hooligan/DCS on 26-Apr-2002 01:42 GMT
Would never had guessed to see the word "Amiga" written on Microsoft's website a couple of years ago. Boy.. times really _have_ changed ;)
Best of luck anyway... any income and profit for Amiga is far better than flop... and we know MS knows how to sale. They have this weird OS being sold.. cant put my finger on it.. Doors, Ceiling, Floor .. something like that.
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 14 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Hagge on 26-Apr-2002 02:28 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Hooligan/DCS):
heh ;) doesn't it begin with a W? Walls maybe?
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 15 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Hagge on 26-Apr-2002 02:30 GMT
Where can I see the reviews/comments? And why doesn't Amiga have a counter of how many sold units?
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 16 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Frans on 26-Apr-2002 05:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 14 (Hagge):
I think you mean Whatever'98 ?
Or WhackyNT ?
Or was it WindblowsXP?
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 17 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Mika Hanhijärvi on 26-Apr-2002 05:53 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Anders Kjeldsen):
Eg. Payback sure is not C64-like game :P AmigaDE/AmigaAnywhere version of Payback seems to be even better than AmigaOS-version. And don't forget that there will be eg. 3d acceleration for AmigaAnywhere. Have you seen C64 with 3D hardware acceleration ? :) I think it's stupid to say "Amigaanywhere games are like C64 games" It is not ready YET, it does not have 3D acceleration etc YET. But just wait a bit and it will.
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 18 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Anonymous on 26-Apr-2002 07:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Mika Hanhijärvi):
C64 games rule! C64 with 3D acceleration now I'd like to see that.
BTW good work Amiga, but beware of MS's intentions.
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 19 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 26-Apr-2002 13:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Anonymous):
Hell yeah C=ommodore games rule;-)
Personally I cannot wait to see the CommodoreOne version 'Metal Dust'. It'll make you mess your pants!
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 20 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by vortexau on 27-Apr-2002 02:25 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Hooligan/DCS):
"to see the word Amiga written on MS' Website..."
Yeah - THIS must bring TOWERING RAGE (and denial) to the crowd of Amiga-Denying MSSlaves on http://arstechnica.infopop.net
They will break into a chorus of "Amiga is dead ... let it die", and hope that their words will have a VOODOO effect to clean up MS' Site of that heresy!!! :lol:
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 21 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Gingerbread Man on 27-Apr-2002 17:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Don Cox):
>The next big step forward will be using fuel cells instead of
>batteries in PDAs/phones/cameras.
Are serious or are you joking?
In order to convert fuel into electricity you need a generator that ignites the fuel and turns a turbine, right?
How is this going to happen on something as small as a PDA?
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 22 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Gingerbread Man on 27-Apr-2002 17:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Gingerbread Man):
>In order to convert fuel into electricity you need a generator that ignites >the fuel and turns a turbine, right?
>
>How is this going to happen on something as small as a PDA?
Nevermind. I read up on it. The only problem that I can see is that your PDA will be leaking water!
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 23 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Nomad of Norad on 27-Apr-2002 17:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Ole-Egil Hvitmyren):
> Don't miss the upcoming AmigaWhen, AmigaHow and AmigaWhat as well :)
Yeah, not to mention the upcoming AmigaWho, which comes in a tall blue box with a lamp on top, and is bundled with a nice little robot, AmigaK9! :-)
It might even get there... before it left! :-D
(Sorry, just couldn't resist! :^)
NoN
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 24 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Rodney McDonell on 28-Apr-2002 05:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 17 (Mika Hanhijärvi):
Your very correct. AmigaDE is technology licenced from Tao that runs on PDA's. Amiga Inc's job is to get it ready to make PC games on it. Like Quake, Doom. When you can play games like Doom and Quake (only better for course) on your PC and possibly take it out and play it on your Amiga. Thats gonna be cool. Mobile devices are also getting very fast now, so you'll prolly be able to play these games on STB's or PDA's.
Thats a long way off. But it will be done, and it send Amiga Inc to the big time!
Microsoft reports on the Amiga Anywhere Entertainment Pack # 1 : Comment 25 of 25ANN.lu
Posted by Joe "Floid" Kanowitz on 28-Apr-2002 09:05 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (Don Cox):
Don Cox said,
>The next big step forward will be using fuel cells instead of
>batteries in PDAs/phones/cameras.
Maybe when we can all tap our septic tanks for free methane- but they already say geeks have an aroma to them. ;)
I hate to give away good ideas, but the real 'next step' IMHO will be an inductive charging standard to be shared amongst electronic gadgetry. At first, you'll buy a $99 mat to set on your end table, which you can chuck all your devices on at the end of the day. Later, desks and cubicles might come with the technology built in, as might airline tray tables and similar, once the issues with magnetic navigation are worked around. Ideally, the system would consist of many smallish inductive loops that can be switched on/off based on detection of a proper device, such that you won't wake up to find your keys have melted a hole through the desk- not too hard to arrange with today's cheap semiconductors.
The power for these systems could be generated through fuel cells or other efficient 'organic' technology, but there are reasons to prefer more 'solid state' methods of energy transfer.
My toothbrush already charges inductively; as devices' power needs decrease (MRAM/similar, OEL/LEP displays, smaller and smaller chip processes), things will look more and more attractive.
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