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#1 opcode OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 2, 2017 8:29 PM

By now I believe most of you are aware about the big drama between Coleco versus this community. We got to the point where I just gave up on hope we can do anything to fix this ( and doesn't involve submitting to their absurd terms), so it is time to move on with what we have.

 

We are in the middle of pre-orders for the 4th run of the Super Game Module. Using the ColecoVision logo is no longer an option, so after a couple of weeks pondering on the matter, I have decided to go with the following name and logo.

 

OV.png

 

Packaging will be changed to reflect that. In fact the main reason to chose this particular logo is that, in my view, this is the closest we can get to  the original, keep some of same look and feel and still avoid future entanglements. I apologize if this is frustrating for some of you. Believe me, this is frustrating for me as well, but at the same time is beyond my control.

 

Quality will still be the same, and most important, passion is still the same. Pac-Man DX is coming around the same time as the 4th run ships and Donkey Kong will be available later this year.

 

Let's not allow this whole mess destroy our love for the ColecoVision, our enthusiasm and all the fun we always had and some that still to come.

 

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Posted Fri Jun 2, 2017 8:41 PM

Amen!

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Posted Fri Jun 2, 2017 8:55 PM

Loving that 3rd logo design.

The ColecoVision will blaze on,just keep that fake ass Coleco wannabe company away from the community. 


Edited by PhoenixMoonPatrol, Fri Jun 2, 2017 8:56 PM.


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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 3:40 AM

My suggestion is this:

sgm-metal-opcodevision.jpg

 

And that is because I think that's closest.

:)


Edited by ten-four, Sat Jun 3, 2017 3:41 AM.


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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 5:16 AM

My suggestion is this:
sgm-metal-opcodevision.jpg
 
And that is because I think that's closest.
:)


And that is exactly what we are doing. :)
We will have the new packaging ready probably by the end of next week and I will post here as soon as it is complete.

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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 8:56 AM

And that is exactly what we are doing. :)
We will have the new packaging ready probably by the end of next week and I will post here as soon as it is complete.

Don't forget the TM and file the paperwork

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Posted Sat Jun 3, 2017 9:03 AM

I understand the necessity for this, Eduardo, and I think it is a very prudent and proactive way to go on the part of OpCode. I also know it is difficult to predict, but do you expect the package change to significantly impact the timetable for shipping out pre-orders? I still have unplayed copies of Penguin Adventure and Gradius on my shelf from the last go round that I am patiently waiting to play.   :music:  :lolblue:



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Posted Sun Jun 4, 2017 7:47 AM

I understand the necessity for this, Eduardo, and I think it is a very prudent and proactive way to go on the part of OpCode. I also know it is difficult to predict, but do you expect the package change to significantly impact the timetable for shipping out pre-orders? I still have unplayed copies of Penguin Adventure and Gradius on my shelf from the last go round that I am patiently waiting to play.   :music:  :lolblue:


Our original plan was to ship in September. I still think we can make that. Changes will be smaller than you think, you will see :)

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Posted Mon Jun 5, 2017 2:36 AM

Are you going to create new mold for  the casing also?  there is the "Coleco" logo on the SGM case , i think. At least it looks like an official logo.


Edited by youki, Mon Jun 5, 2017 2:36 AM.


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Posted Mon Jun 5, 2017 10:51 AM

He's probably already run off a lot of extra shells; if so, my advice would be to put a piece of black vinyl tape over it. DONE.

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Posted Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:21 AM

Black tape solves everything.



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Posted Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:50 AM

You know, this entire Coleco debacle reminds me of an article I read in some European Amiga magazine years ago. Some asian company began producing Amiga clones that functioned the same way as the real hardware, but physically these machines (supposedly) resembled a PC and costed a lot less. Commodore - a company that relied on 'word of mouth sales' and independent third-party support - sued the asian company, and the Amiga clones were no more. Commodore could have used the exposure. They were bleeding money badly, and this was close to when the company went bankrupt.

Case in point: had Commodore done the right thing - and worked with the Asian company responsible for those Amiga clones - maybe they would have survived as a company. This is also true for the new Coleco: if you bite the hand that supports you, it will come back to haunt you.

If I am not mistaken, those Amiga clones eventually became the x68000 line of Japanese computers.

Edit: My mind is growing hazy in my old age, so what I remember may not be entirely accurate. LOL

Edited by ColecoGamer, Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:05 AM.


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Posted Wed Jul 5, 2017 7:04 PM

So just got OPCODE'S email about the re-branding, etc. to the Super Game Module Advanced Upgrade System; I'm assuming those of us that already ordered one from the AtariAge store don't need to do a thing, correct?  Our orders (in my case, the clear black case) will just be filled with the re-branded modules when they are released, right?



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Posted Thu Jul 6, 2017 12:43 PM

Any idea when the 4th run of SGMs will ship? Also, how much longer do people have to reserve an SGM before pre-orders close?

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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 2:28 PM

I didn't get that email... ordered mine via the store. I really don't care what he calls it.... just what it does  ;)



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Posted Fri Jul 7, 2017 2:31 PM

So just got OPCODE'S email about the re-branding, etc. to the Super Game Module Advanced Upgrade System; I'm assuming those of us that already ordered one from the AtariAge store don't need to do a thing, correct?  Our orders (in my case, the clear black case) will just be filled with the re-branded modules when they are released, right?

 

Yeah...this!

 

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:53 PM

Hello,

 

Could you tell us the status for the Super Game Module 4th run ?

When do you think you will be able to ship them ?

 

Thanks



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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:09 PM

Hello,

 

Could you tell us the status for the Super Game Module 4th run ?

When do you think you will be able to ship them ?

 

Thanks

 

We are working on a newsletter actually. But here is the SGM bit:

 

Here is the latest update report on the SGM 4th run production status:

  • Boxes and manuals have been printed and are now in route to the US
  • The custom connectors have been ordered and are in production. Once the connectors are ready, they will be shipped to the PCB factory that will assemble the SGM boards. That is the final piece of the puzzle.

We are expecting the SGM 4th run to ship to pre-orders in December 2017.



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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:13 PM

Pics of the new packaging...

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Posted Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:31 PM

 

We are working on a newsletter actually. But here is the SGM bit:

 

Here is the latest update report on the SGM 4th run production status:

  • Boxes and manuals have been printed and are now in route to the US
  • The custom connectors have been ordered and are in production. Once the connectors are ready, they will be shipped to the PCB factory that will assemble the SGM boards. That is the final piece of the puzzle.

We are expecting the SGM 4th run to ship to pre-orders in December 2017.

 

Thanks for the very quick answer and for the pictures :D

 

And what about Gradius and Penguin Adventure 2nd run ?


Edited by Sam83, Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:32 PM.


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Posted Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:05 PM

Don't forget Bosconian too! ;) I definitely want to order that, Gradius and any others I missed.

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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:29 AM

Looking forward to this and I love the new name and logo. I am also wondering about making SGM games that are out of stock available again to new SGM owners.



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Posted Sat Oct 14, 2017 9:27 AM

Don't forget Bosconian too! ;) I definitely want to order that, Gradius and any others I missed.

I'd be happy with Donkey Kong and Pac-man DX.



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Posted Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:31 AM

I'd be happy with just Donkey Kong Arcade.





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