No matter what, it is simply amazing that almost 35 years after Coleco released the ColecoVision there are three ColecoVision compatible systems in development and it sounds very favorable that all three will be released!!! Again, this is simply amazing and is proof positive just how healthy the ColecoVision/ADAM retro community truly is thanks to EVERYONE involved.
Family squabbles will happen and this community has seen some dozzies (think I spelled that correctly) over the years, so let's remember that we are at our strongest when we are all working with and supporting each other... even when we may not agree with one another.
I do have one request for HDTV1080P.... please stop talking about firmware update!!!! Nah, just kidding!
Yeah, it would be a great place indeed if I could do what i did with previous hardware, release the full specs so all developers could try their hands on the system. Instead I must treat everything as trade secrets, discuss development at a minimum instead of blogging everything like I did in the past and kill the joy of sharing the creative process with the community, one of the funnest parts of the hobby. All of that to guarantee that in a couple of years some smart ass won’t show up and say his is entitled to “create” something based on public domain info, without any regards to the huge sums of money I sank during development. For years I have been blurring screenshots, refraining from posting mockups as I did one day and so on, so I can protect my investment of time and money. If someone copies anything, I shouldn’t complain otherwise I am greed and promptly accused of not doing things for the love of the hobby.
All of that sucks, that takes away half of the fun of the whole thing. Now I am opcode, the company, that must develop everything in secrecy.
So why are you lecturing me here about how “healthy” the community is and how it is ok to disagree? Seriously, I respect other developers, I worked with them in many many occasions, check my name in tons of sgm games. I refrain to give my opinion on other’s work as I don’t think it is appropriated. In fact I barely get out of this sub-forum nowadays. So why the nice post here? Until a couple of days ago I was the greed guy entitled to nothing. And now I am been lectured on how we are a big happy family? Right...
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