Looks like physical media for the Amico might actually be something new and revolutionary. I've been following this thread on Atariage:https://atariage.com/forums/topic/31615 ... /#comments
In his responses, Tommy has asserted that
1.You do not need to be logged into the internet to play the game.
2.What they are doing is much closer to traditional physical games than some download code.
3.Your game is yours no matter what happens to the companies or services that created it.
4.What they are doing hasn't really been done before.
5. Can bring physical media to a friend's house and play.
Not sure what it's exactly going to be, but I think it will be a great compromise. Even if the solution is that games could be easily backed up, and the physical media would unlock them each time through RFID without internet, that would be fine. I could back up the games on physical media like a CD/DVD, and in the future, when the servers are gone and the system is retro, I could just load the games back up on an SD card (Amico does have an SD card slot for games) and then take out my physical version of the game and unlock the license and play. In some ways just as good as cartridges and no worry about losing access to your games like digital distribution.