The Intellivision is returning, and it has a new boss

Proving that Intellivision had no intention to ensure the healthy long tail survival of devs for their Amico console, more info has come out that most devs who signed up in 2019 were ghosted by Tommy “Dummy” Tallarico shortly after.

No wonder they showed the same unchanged game footage clip from 2019 again in 2020 and 2021.

I suspect it was a pump and dump scam and the Bavarian software grants they received went mostly instead to their own pockets to fund “Fake Company Cosplay” for the last 3 years. Also to line their CFO’s pockets because their overly large and unnecessary physical office (1 of many) was owned by him so all the rent money went to him.

An opposing reply from one of the small devs who had their games finished since 2019:

The system still made no fucking sense.

Imagine lying about the second biggest baseball league and about one of the most popular retro games. Some people are just compulsive liars.


“Video games have become stagnant and lost those ideals”

Looks at Steam overflowing with original indie titles. Looks at Amico promising a mix of 80’s style games and Wii-style games. Huh.


Capitol Records is misspelled.

Or he’s starting a new record label.
Where can I get in on this new venture?

So Tommy’s RotR/EP co-host Victor Lucas won a small time regional Emmy for a show that Tommy wasn’t part of. Victor doesn’t even mention or feature it on his profile.

Tommy? He steals credit to boast that he’s an Emmy winner.

What the hell is going on inside his head psychologically or mental? There is a long pattern of this behaviour. Does anyone know what this is called? It’s literally impostor syndrome or something.

Going back through his work history, it now appears as all the “games he’s worked on” are him taking credit for any/every other employee who was on that particular project. Play a game of Telephone and it’s another myth making story about Tommy Tallarico of the video games industry legend who has managed to fly below the radar all this time.

Nah. Imposter syndrome is when you believe you’re not good enough or basically faking it to maintain your position and you fear others will catch on to how you’re an imposter. It’s an insecurity thing. Tommy definitely doesn’t have that.

I think he’s just a narcissist and a compulsive liar.

I realize you didn’t mean that actually faking it is part of the syndrome, but just in case there’s any confusion it’s just the fear that they are faking it or are perceived as faking it.

Oh I know what impostor syndrome actually is. It’s just that with Tommy he literally is a thieving impostor of other people’s accomplishments and I am fumbling for if there is a term for that mental illness or behaviour—someone something syndrome along the lines of “impostor syndrome” for seemingly the opposite

Sorry for the confusion

I think all we know sure at this point is that he’s a pathological liar. Whichever disorder it’s a symptom of in his case, I’m not sure, but narcissism seems like a good bet.

What’s the difference between pathological and compulsive?

Pathological is hurting someone by lying to take their money
Compulsive is not being able to look away from the never ending car crash

Tommy is pathological
Https:// is compulsive

Some more coverage:

Headlines aren’t very original.

My only question is this: is the grim picture visually stunning?

New CU Podcast! Pat and Ian dig into the farcical pitch slide deck of the Intellivision Amico:

Amico coverage starts at 50min50sec!

Yep this is my look of surprise that he faked and falsified even his pay 2 win World Records.

Here’s the video version of the CU Podcast: