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Old 24 February 2011, 23:59   #1
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IContain announces Amiga branded gadgets

Just when you thought things couldn't possibly get weirder...

A company called IContain announces new Amiga stuff, licensed by AmigaInc, just when CommodoreUSA reportedly acquired "exclusive worldwide licensing rights".

http://amiga-news.de/en/news/AN-2011-02-00054-EN.html

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Old 25 February 2011, 00:04   #2
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Will it ever stop?
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Old 25 February 2011, 00:53   #3
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When the hell will everyone just let it die a death?! I would say gracefully but that went out the window f'ing years ago thanks to Bill McFuckoffwillyousoon.
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Old 25 February 2011, 01:23   #4
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So, McEwen is content to let what was Amiga be further diluted even more.

Bunch of money grabbing fucks!
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Old 25 February 2011, 02:47   #5
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Awesome!

I've wanted this kind of incredible stuff for years!

I am really happy!
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Old 25 February 2011, 03:16   #6
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When will Amiga Inc just do the decent thing and die?
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Old 25 February 2011, 14:53   #7
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When there's no more money to be had.
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Old 25 February 2011, 15:53   #8
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finaly a tablet PCs with an amiga logo wow just what I always wanted

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Old 25 February 2011, 21:09   #9
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I'd be really surprised if these companies got more sales from a dead brand that has nothing to do with their products than if they actually made their own.

Has anything with Amiga on it done well since Commodore went under?

I could understand (though not agree) if the product was aimed at trying to recapture Amiga spirit, or at least Amiga enthusiast's cash. Most of their products don't even bother to do that, and just slap Amiga on anything they can get their hands on. I certainly wouldn't buy it
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Old 25 February 2011, 21:11   #10
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A nice article about the matter, that sums it pretty well:

http://www.osnews.com/story/24464/Am..._Mud_Some_More
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Old 25 February 2011, 21:19   #11
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It indeed does. I think we're at the point that Siggy999 mentioned by now. At least I fail to see who those products are aimed at.
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Old 25 February 2011, 21:45   #12
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Hmmm this just sounds like a polished turd. Everytime I see crap like this I feel this sort of empty depressing feeling in my gut. Whoopy do you can take a tv and stick "Amiga" on it lol... anybody can do that at home with a printer and some decent paper.

I noticed a few things aswell. The brand "IContain". Anyone ever heard of em before? Sounds like a fake company McCrapewen has made up and is puffing his chest out by saying "The amiga name is mine! I own it, I contain it etc etc"
The words "Protected by IContain"... sounds like a dodgy security firm

Its this kinda of crap that just buries the amiga name even further into the mud and this is all so McRibb can go out on his yacht sipping pimms or whatever these people drink. Anyone get the gist im not happy? lol
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Anyone get the gist im not happy? lol
Aye, and I think you're not the only one
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Old 25 February 2011, 22:44   #14
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Old 26 February 2011, 01:58   #15
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Can't wait for these guys to release some Amiga branded condoms... ideal for raising "boing ball" brand awareness.
 
Old 26 February 2011, 04:18   #16
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http://icontainprotects.com/ = http://www.hokmaph.net/apotheosis/ = http://www.elegantthemes.com/gallery/theprofessional/
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Old 26 February 2011, 10:21   #17
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For completeness' sake, Barry Altman's comment:
http://www.commodore-amiga.org/forum...-?lang=en#1826
It also sheds some light on the deal he has with Bill.

I guess these guys are just testing if something will grab the boing-bait.
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Old 26 February 2011, 10:58   #18
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Congratulations, iContain…and welcome to the exciting world of Amiga!
Another sentence that sums up pretty much everything that is wrong with this 'vibrant rebirth' of the 'Amiga'
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Old 26 February 2011, 20:00   #19
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well I already had a wow not to buy any shite that begins with the letter "i" many moons ago, very nice choice of company name there ! (one more reason for me to avoid)
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Old 26 February 2011, 20:42   #20
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Amiga Inc DIE DIE DIE DIE!

ComaBarryUSA DIE DIE DIE!

Fleece and Bill in action again I think.

This is embarrassing. What's next? Amiga branded toilet paper?

Frank

Ps I fully expect Barrysoft to launch an app store full of Amiga games then sue the hell out of WHDLOAD. Hope I'm wrong.
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