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Albert’s statement on AtariAge regarding Coleco


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#1 Justin

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Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:42 PM

Albert posted a statement on AtariAge regarding Coleco that I think is deserving of everyone’s attention: http://atariage.com/...42#entry3777374

 

Many of our members are active on AtariAge and are also Coleco enthusiasts. The ColecoVision community has set a high water mark for classic gaming at its best. Just one example of this community is Eduardo Mello of OpCode Games who has done an outstanding job with bringing his projects to fruition. Eduardo has been a personal hero of mine for well over a decade, and in my opinion he's really hit it out of the park demonstrating a level of innovation and top shelf quality that can be done in homebrewing. Seeing what other classic gamers have done is inspiring. It's pushed me to go farther, try harder, and make everything I'm working on even better than I thought possible. This is exactly the sort of passion needed for classic gaming to thrive, and those who dedicate themselves to creating "new things for old toys" should be lauded for their endeavors. This might be a nice time to drop Eduardo a line, or any one of your favorite homebrewers, just to say thanks for all that they do.


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:42 PM

Meanwhile Pat & Ian have the roundup on what’s been going on with Coleco:

 

 


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Posted 09 June 2017 - 07:44 PM

Also: the pre-order window on the Super Game Module (SGM) closes TODAY! Do not miss out on ordering one! Details here: https://atariage.com...t_detail&p=1066

 

 

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 12:49 AM

Albert posted a statement on AtariAge regarding Coleco that I think is deserving of everyone’s attention: http://atariage.com/...42#entry3777374
 
Many of our members are active on AtariAge and are also Coleco enthusiasts. The ColecoVision community has set a high water mark for classic gaming at its best. Just one example of this community is Eduardo Mello of OpCode Games who has done an outstanding job with bringing his projects to fruition. Eduardo has been a personal hero of mine for well over a decade, and in my opinion he's really hit it out of the park demonstrating a level of innovation and top shelf quality that can be done in homebrewing. Seeing what other classic gamers havedone is inspiring. It's pushed me to go farther, try harder, and make everything I'm working on even better than I thought possible. This is exactly the sort of passion needed for classic gaming to thrive, and those who dedicate themselves to creating "new things for old toys" should be lauded for their endeavors. This might be a nice time to drop Eduardo a line, or any one of your favorite homebrewers, just to say thanks for all that they do.

 

Thanks for keeping up on this. I thought this saga was over, looks like we might be moving into another round.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 12:50 AM

That is very well stated.


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 05:36 AM

Sad, very sad! The retromarket has reached a certain size and that is the moment, the locusts enter the scene.

It is the same situation with the actual Atari. They had made a mess with Jeff Minters TxK several years ago. They claimed that Minter had illegally used the code of T2K for Jaguar for that PSV game. So Minter had stopped any activity for a PS4-Translation of TxK.

Sad, very sad!

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 07:00 AM

Other than putting up Misc Adam/Colecovision UK Press Coverage, trying a few games via emulation, the Colecovision isn't a system i am familar with, compared to others. However i have been following this 'affair' for the past few days with a mix of feelings... 

 

My eye's rolled at here we go..again...after the whole Mike K. fiasco not so long ago, Kickstarter ZX Spectrum projects, the will it ever appear 7800XM rollercoaster, numerous WIP A8/ST/Jaguar/Lynx projects that appear, only to never be seen, Atari Vs Minter, personal attacks via FB, people that are legendary trolls playing the victim card, threads on Retro forums being locked, entire sections removed, people being banned, attempting to come back under false user names, other folks finds passed off as their own...the various cancers (and that's what they are) that exist within the greater Retro Community never stop and lessons are never learnt.

 

 I've seen so many attempt to pull the wool over the eyes of the community, take money from them for projects that do not exist, will never appear, that give false hope unreleased code will be found etc etc. So many promising homebrew projects simply abandoned as ego's come to the fore... Commercial coders, artists etc that could of cleared up Lost Game Myths'e etc stop responding after the way the community in certain areas publically treated them... Forums end up ghost towns after people have it up to here with ego's/insecurity issues.... People stop attending/supporting Retro Events due to 'personalities' involved.. People stop buying magazines because of writers involved..seriousily, likes of The rev being allowed to act way he was on Neo-Geo forums etc was disgraceful...

 

 And yet here we are..AGAIN. Another drama all in the name of Retro.

 

 

The worst aspect of all this?

 

 

We all know this will be far from the last...


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#8 Justin

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Posted 10 June 2017 - 01:05 PM

Thanks for keeping up on this. I thought this saga was over, looks like we might be moving into another round.

 

I think we always had a feeling that we were waiting for the other shoe to drop with the Coleco Chameleon, but it's been a year. Everybody seemed to give "Coleco" the benefit of the doubt. I don't think a year ago anybody would've expected this.

 

 

That is very well stated.

 

Thank you. I have tremendous respect for the homebrew community. I think we're going to do a "homebrew appreciation week" to celebrate these guys and their games. It's important to look past the handful of disappointments and appreciate the breadth of incredible games that the homebrew community has given us over the past 15 years. When I first started collecting classic games in 1993 I thought we were at the end of the line, that no new games would be coming out for these systems. Turns out we've seen some of the best games for these systems come out in just the past few years.

 

 

Sad, very sad! The retromarket has reached a certain size and that is the moment, the locusts enter the scene.

It is the same situation with the actual Atari. They had make a mess with Jeff Minters TxK several years ago. They claimed that Minter had illegally used the code of T2K for Jaguar for that PSV game. So Minter had stopped any activity for a PS4-Translation of TxK.

Sad, very sad!

 

Sadly that always seems to be the case! It would have been a smarter move for Atari to work with Jeff Minter on making TxK an officially licensed product.

 

 

Pat had one more video on this subject that I meant to include in my original post:

 


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Posted 10 June 2017 - 01:16 PM

Today's Colecovision is simply an a-hole who bought some Coleco ip, ie he is just in it for the money and cares nothing for the community or fan loyalty. Chris has no interest in forging relationships with Coleco fans, he claims he does but so far his actions reveal otherwise.


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:57 PM

This Coleco fiasco is actually making ATARI, of all things, seem like a 100% legitimate business.
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