I'm not a video game guy (although my son is....does that count?), but I was trying to answer someone's question about Coleco and came upon your photos. Thanks very much for posting them!
I am originally from that area and remember the glory days of Coleco. First because of the madness over the Cabbage Patch dolls and soon-after the Colecovision products. People were resorting to crime in multiple forms during the first big Cabbage Patch Christmas. You could count on something about Coleco being front page news every day that year.
The company had been around for many years, starting as the Connecticut Leather Company (Co-Le-Co......get it?) and was a major employer in that area. It seemed to all come crashing down with the Adam Computer. The unemployment rate soared as car dealers, clothing stores, and just about everyone else was dependent on the townspeople having jobs and, therefore, money to spend.
I'm sure I've seen those buildings in your photos, as I had to go into Amsterdam once in a while. I just don't recall taking note of them. The huge windows indicate that the buildings were erected prior to electric light being readily available. Although many were demolished in the 1960s, 70s and 80s, there are still a lot of the old factories around upstate NY. I haven't been back there in over two decades, but I recall a lot of them being declared historic and being put to new use.
Thanks again for sharing the pictures!