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DU Update: More cheese than a mouse. More itch than a louse. Look what the postman dropped off at the hizzouse.
#292553 - 07/24/12 04:41 PM




We got what is for certain the cheesiest game I've ever bought, maybe the cheese of all time. There are mice at my door on account of they smelled the pcb. Don't ask me why it itches like a louse. It just does. We got, well it's cheese even in the title, Trivia R Us. It looks a bit interesting despite the cheese. It's a trivia game running on a cherrymaster style board, which works out since cherry master button layouts could convert pretty well to trivia games. Additionally the board can switch between using buttons or a touch screen. Pretty cool. I thought it was old because the price was super cheap but apparently it's from 2009.











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Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: Smitdogg]
#292555 - 07/24/12 05:38 PM


About the closest thing I can find to manufacturer info on AGT is this link. I've also found an old RePlay Magazine with a mention of AGT within their directory.

Was there any other documentation with the board or any displayed contact info within the game?

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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: Bekki Doll]
#292556 - 07/24/12 05:43 PM


I found their website earlier. They make mostly gamblers as expected and they sell their own junk as well as other companies'.

http://www.agtglobal.com/



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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: Smitdogg]
#292557 - 07/24/12 06:18 PM



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I found their website earlier. They make mostly gamblers as expected and they sell their own junk as well as other companies'.




Interesting. So it looks like AGT tried trivia games but got out of that very fast. I couldn't find any other trivia games there. I could be wrong.

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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: Bekki Doll]
#292558 - 07/24/12 06:25 PM


I'd guess that this was the only trivia game they made, maybe not though. It would have been really inexpensive to make since they already had the hardware made and experience programming for it. I don't recall ever seeing another trivia game on a cherrymaster board. It's definitely more interesting than another liner game.



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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: Smitdogg]
#292565 - 07/24/12 07:50 PM


Even the chip is red, very rare.



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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: Lewis King]
#292567 - 07/24/12 09:30 PM


> Even the chip is red, very rare.

Just to note the chips are either black or dark gray. What you mean is the PCB (Printed Cicuit Board or simply called "board") is red. Brings memories about the worst motherboards a cheap PC can get: PC-Chips. However red motherboards are not exclusive from a few brands.



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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: BIOS-D]
#292574 - 07/24/12 11:22 PM


> > Even the chip is red, very rare.
>
> Just to note the chips are either black or dark gray. What you mean is the PCB
> (Printed Cicuit Board or simply called "board") is red. Brings memories about the
> worst motherboards a cheap PC can get: PC-Chips. However red motherboards are not
> exclusive from a few brands.

Oh god. My first computer had a PCChips motherboard. I still have nightmares...



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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: Kitsune Sniper]
#292575 - 07/25/12 12:25 AM


> Oh god. My first computer had a PCChips motherboard. I still have nightmares...

Tell me about it, I fix PCs. It was a pain to make them work properly after a new Service Pack, let alone to find the drivers at the manufacturer homepage.

For the record, right now I'm fixing a PC with a ECS purple motherboard and my current i5-2300 machine has a Gigabyte blue board. They're only board colors, nothing out of the ordinary.



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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: Kitsune Sniper]
#292579 - 07/25/12 07:30 AM


> Oh god. My first computer had a PCChips motherboard. I still have nightmares...

One of these? http://redhill.net.au/b/b-bad.html



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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: Smitdogg]
#292584 - 07/25/12 10:29 AM


Handy to branch out into 'skill' stuff too to make sure you can get revenue from states that can't sell cherry master games.

You see it in the UK now, the 9-liners are ubiquitous, but not every location can house them, so the same hardware is used to hold multiple quiz machines and bowling games etc.



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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: JWallace]
#292629 - 07/26/12 07:56 AM



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Handy to branch out into 'skill' stuff too to make sure you can get revenue from states that can't sell cherry master games.




It would be a chore to keep having up-to-date trivia ROMs for those machines. There's also the time spent on fact-checking and getting a good solid quantity and mix of questions. The playtesting would be interesting.

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Re: Investigating AGT, Inc... new [Re: Kitsune Sniper]
#292636 - 07/26/12 12:55 PM


After bad experiences in the past with 3rd party hardware (including a 300MHz Cyrix CPU and various motherboards) I now only buy Intel CPUs and Intel motherboards.



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Re: DU Update: More cheese than a mouse. More itch than a louse. Look what the postman dropped off at the hizzouse. new [Re: Smitdogg]
#347250 - 11/21/15 12:52 PM


Added:

http://www.lucaelia.com/mame.php/2015/Trivia-R-Us



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*applauds* new [Re: Luca Elia]
#347251 - 11/21/15 01:52 PM



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>Added: http://www.lucaelia.com/mame.php/2015/Trivia-R-Us

'Trivia R Us was produced in 2009 by AGT (Apollon Global Technologies), a company based in California.'
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Good work on that item.


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>from Smit's old post: They make mostly gamblers as expected and they sell their own junk as well as other companies'. http://www.agtglobal.com/
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Talk about timing. A company that likely no longer exists and finally one of their products is preserved/emulated. At this time, it seems none of their other used-to-be-marketed products are listed in Undumped Wikipedia along with the company name. Maybe there isn't much else that the company originally created themselves.

I do find it interesting when a company that only a few folks (with exception for those in the industry/field service business) are aware of and eventually one of the products and the company name are finally recognized within MAME source for first time ever. That is a company I never heard of before other than from the old thread and I even forgot about that old 2012 thread. I was probably more excited and paying lots more attention about pong being reintroduced into MAME source by couriersud when it was ongoing at the same time during spring/summer 2012.


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