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Member Since 17 Dec 2006
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In Topic: CollectorVision Game System

Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:59 PM

I don't think that's the case at all. I don't think things have changed. You have the same customer base you always have. It may ebb or flow slightly over time. But your base is the same in the long run.

Hell, I was somewhat ignorant of the CV homebrew community until about a year or so ago. And never placed my first order until maybe two or three weeks ago (with CV no less). But I started watching and seeing Cardillo's thumbscrews come down. And it made me angry.

If your reference to people lurking and only posting now is in reference to someone like me, you are spot on. I've been a lurker for quite a while. Watching everything unfold over the past year or two. Never weighing in. Never felt a reason to speak up till you partnered up with Cardillo.

It struck a nerve. I watched this guy bebop and scat all over the true ColecoVision community. I loved watching his expo fail. So you can see how sad it makes me to see someone who is respected in the CV community partner with him, right?


So if someone is making a mistake, then you hold it forever?

Like I said, I'm the first to admit they did a mistake, but will hold this till my death?
No, I'm just not that kind of dude who can constantly live with fustration and grudge

They certainly did a mistake in the past, but if your answer is just putting more fuel on the fire, you're no way better 

Whatever would happen, I just don't care anymore.... 

In Topic: CollectorVision Game System

Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:35 PM

Holy overreaction Batman!

I think I can safely speak for us all when I say we all love CollectorVision. We just don't love the idea of CollectorVision and Cardillo, K-I-S-S-I-N-G in the tree

We love your games. We love your (future) hardware. We just don't like you selling out to Cardillo. Even if you don't see it that way, many of us do.

I've also been following the spat with Opcode. I hate to see that as well. The CV homebrew community is small enough. Having a rift benefits no one. Both sides have a valid argument in this case. Both sides need to just come to an agreement already. An agreement here benefits every one. Vendors and consumers a like.



No worries, I'm not asking for any begging, praise, love or anything else. 

I'm just saying that over the years, things changed and I'm exhausted

Some people only post when there's drama, the only interact when there's drama

Just check at the number of people checking, lurking those threads



In Topic: CollectorVision Game System

Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:06 PM

Honestly, all this makes me questionate how much time I would stick in the homebrew community
I've been contributing for the last 10 years now, but I admit I'm getting exhausted

Dealing with all this mess for the love of the Colecovision and the community
I remember days where it was fun to be here and when I used to post and interact more with people

It's becoming toxic like most of the homebrew community.... 

I'm going to seriously think what I'm going to do in the near future, maybe I'll just leave
Wich would probably makes a few people here happy ..... 

In Topic: CollectorVision Game System

Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:40 PM

Just wondering, by producing a CV and paying to license the name from "he who shall not be named", are you legitimatizing his claim on the CV name and system?  And could this cause issue in the future, possibly even causing collectorvision and others to have to pay them for producing items for the CV?


I don't think we legitimate anything more, it's already too late

Unless someone with money want to deal with USPTO by going on after Coleco Holdings/River West

In Topic: CollectorVision Game System

Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:35 PM

Woah, hold on there partner. Before I did the poll, I specifically posed the question:

"Regardless if if you will/will not buy the new CollectorVision system..."

And you agreed to it. Even told me to go right ahead and run the poll (which I did verbatim). Now you want the caveat of only if you are going to buy it? Not cool.

This all spawned from you saying I was in the minority about not liking the fact you set up a licensing deal with Cardillo. Again, no caveat as to purchasing or not.

You trying to add on this caveat is not fair game to what I originally proposed.

Question still stands as posed. Regardless if you were going to purchase or not, do you agree?

Edit: Also, as I understand it, you licensed the logo and some games.


Whatever, I'm fine