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#26 Flojomojo ONLINE  

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Posted Tue May 2, 2017 6:56 PM

Still nothing to update on whether this or the CV FB 2 are going forward (and again, the later it gets, the less likely any changes other than game list would be implemented). The primary focus is still on getting the upcoming family of Atari and Sega products optimized.


I say do it big or don't bother. Releasing the same thing years later would only feed the "AtGames doesn't care" narrative.

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Posted Wed May 3, 2017 3:59 AM

How about adding Tower of Doom to this unit as well BUT MAKING SURE WE CAN PLAY IT!!!

 

Test all the games thoroughly to make sure they work before putting this on the shelves.



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Posted Wed May 3, 2017 8:15 AM

I say do it big or don't bother. Releasing the same thing years later would only feed the "AtGames doesn't care" narrative.

 

Unfortunately, that's usually not how these things work. Economic factors play a role. That's why the HD stuff is going to be priced quite a bit higher than the usual AtGames stuff.



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Posted Fri May 5, 2017 12:45 PM

I say do it big or don't bother. Releasing the same thing years later would only feed the "AtGames doesn't care" narrative.

 

I agree with this statement to some degree.  However, if AtGames adds 10 to 20 extra games, fixes all of the technical issues that plagued the FB1 (especially with the Tower of Doom) and perhaps upgrade the quality a little, it will be a worthwhile upgrade.  However, if AtGames just fires out basically the same thing as it did before, then the Intellivision FB series could probably fall by the way side.



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Posted Fri May 5, 2017 6:21 PM

 

Unfortunately, that's usually not how these things work. Economic factors play a role. That's why the HD stuff is going to be priced quite a bit higher than the usual AtGames stuff.

 

define quite a bit higher.  I hope that they dont price themselves out of the novelty price range.  



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Posted Fri May 5, 2017 6:48 PM

 

define quite a bit higher.  I hope that they dont price themselves out of the novelty price range.  

 

Think NES Mini or even slightly more. The SD range will be the usual price or slightly less.



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Posted Fri May 5, 2017 11:11 PM

 

Think NES Mini or even slightly more. The SD range will be the usual price or slightly less.

 

That is not bad at all.  I will support it when it comes out!



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Posted Sat May 6, 2017 1:03 PM

I don't know what retailers would tolerate, but I often consider any tech under $100 within impulse buy territory. I'd rather it be good than cheap.

$60 (or $70 or $80, since it will come with 2 WIRELESS controllers) seems right to me.

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Posted Sat May 6, 2017 5:18 PM

I don't know what retailers would tolerate, but I often consider any tech under $100 within impulse buy territory. I'd rather it be good than cheap.

$60 (or $70 or $80, since it will come with 2 WIRELESS controllers) seems right to me.

 

Yeah. I think the list price will be $69.99 or something like that, but obviously that's not necessarily what the street price will be. The list price for the SD versions has always been extremely high, yet you could get it for $20 - $40 in-store depending upon the time of year/promotion. In any case, that's the thinking with the pricing, that it's similar to a NES Mini, but it either has tons more games and wireless controllers, or tons of games, wireless controllers, and a cartridge slot, so both can sustain a $10 premium. 



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Posted Sat May 6, 2017 7:49 PM

Yeah. I think the list price will be $69.99 or something like that, but obviously that's not necessarily what the street price will be. The list price for the SD versions has always been extremely high, yet you could get it for $20 - $40 in-store depending upon the time of year/promotion. 

The lazy blog entries write themselves!

 

NES Classic Mini's list price is $59.99, but the street price is $250!

Sega Genesis Mini's list price is $69.99, but the street price is less, AND you might actually find one in real life. 



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Posted Sat May 6, 2017 8:27 PM

Any hope the controllers get fixed Bill?

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Posted Sat May 6, 2017 8:34 PM

Any hope the controllers get fixed Bill?


If you mean the IR controllers, they're no more. They're 2.4ghz now, similar to Bluetooth. The SD products will have wired controllers.

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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 8:23 AM

Still nothing to update on whether this or the CV FB 2 are going forward (and again, the later it gets, the less likely any changes other than game list would be implemented). The primary focus is still on getting the upcoming family of Atari and Sega products optimized.

I know the Intellivision bios and software in the flashbacks was licensed from Intellivision Productions but what about the Colecovision bios.  I didn't think the current Coleco brand company has any software properties.  With that first Colecovision Flashback where did they get the bios/software rights from?



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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 8:36 AM

I know the Intellivision bios and software in the flashbacks was licensed from Intellivision Productions but what about the Colecovision bios.  I didn't think the current Coleco brand company has any software properties.  With that first Colecovision Flashback where did they get the bios/software rights from?

 

It was all from Coleco Holdings. Whatever they have in terms of rights, it was deemed legally sufficient to proceed with the two Coleco products from AtGames, and potential future products. I don't know specifics beyond that.



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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 10:32 AM

the two Coleco products from AtGames

 

There are two?

1. ColecoVision Flashback Console

2. This download from Direct2Drive, which is part of AtGames?

 

P.S. Atgames really should buy Atgames.com ... remembering Atgames.net is hard, and I'm as close to being a fan as you're likely to get

P.P.S. Now there's a Steam code for activation. I want that version!



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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 11:58 AM

 

There are two?

1. ColecoVision Flashback Console

2. This download from Direct2Drive, which is part of AtGames?

 

P.S. Atgames really should buy Atgames.com ... remembering Atgames.net is hard, and I'm as close to being a fan as you're likely to get

P.P.S. Now there's a Steam code for activation. I want that version!

 

All correct. There was talk of significantly revamping both the ColecoVision and Intellivision Flashback products on D2D, but nothing has come of it yet.



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Posted Wed May 17, 2017 12:43 PM

All correct. There was talk of significantly revamping both the ColecoVision and Intellivision Flashback products on D2D, but nothing has come of it yet.

 

It would be cool if they could convert existing purchases to Steam keys, and update the software, too. Right now, it's rather .... how do you say ...

 

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