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#4090154 Do you support CollectorVision licensing ColecoVision from Cardillo/Coleco

Posted by Albert on Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:42 PM

I agree with Robb on this, the Coleco and ColecoVision names by themselves are not going to sell this system.  The ColecoVision Flashback is a great example of this.  A self-contained "ColecoVision" console with 60-built in games, two controllers, and it even included overlays!  Bearing the colorful ColecoVision logo and priced far less than this new CollectorVision system, and it had distribution in major stores and online retailers.  And it still didn't succeed, which is obvious given it was only produced for a single year. 


There are quite a few "clone" consoles out there for different platforms.  Look at how many NES and SNES clones there are.  How many of these NES/SNES clones actually contain "Nintendo", "NES" or "SNES" in their name?  None, probably.  Look at Hyperkin's RetroN consoles, several different consoles sharing that base name, names have nothing to do with the original consoles.  Even the new RetroN 77 is an Atari 2600 console without "Atari" or "2600" in the name, and I'm sure Hyperkin will sell a ton of them.  


I also agree with Robb that most enthusiasts who are "plugged in" to the ColecoVision scene, and those who will be the first to buy a new ColecoVIsion console, are either here on AtariAge or on one of the major ColecoVision Facebook pages or groups.  They are the ones who will help spread the word about this system and help to make it a success.  Given the "success" of the ColecoVision Flashback, I do think it will be difficult to sell a $200 system to the "masses" who long ago have moved beyond these old consoles we still admire.  But there should be enough people outside the hobby who will be interested in a new, cartridge-based ColecoVision that will allow CollectorVision to sell a reasonable number of them.  Especially if the larger gaming news websites pick up on it (and certainly some of them will). 



#4089785 Spreading the Love with Free Games and More... Edicion Cinco

Posted by Albert on Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:07 PM

Good idea.  No way to subscribe though.  Still, that should work just fine. 


You would be able to subscribe to the forum, and anytime someone starts a new thread, you'll get a notification. You could also subscribe to individual threads if someone is posting items you are interested in.  You can setup "View New Content" to view new posts from specific forums (such as all the Marketplace forums), but that's a bit of work since you'd want to change it back to how you normally use "View New Content".. 


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The new forum software we'll be running soon will let you create multiple filters for "View New Content", name them, and save them.  You can then quickly choose exactly what you want to see.  So you could setup "New Marketplace Posts" and just show posts from all the Marketplace forums.  Or even a single forum such as "Free Games and More". 



#4089734 Spreading the Love with Free Games and More... Edicion Cinco

Posted by Albert on Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:47 PM

What does everyone feel about the possibility of creating a "Free Stuff" forum where people can start and maintain their own threads of items they are giving away?  Would be a bit more organized than a large, gargantuan thread.  I can create a pinned thread in the forum with the guidelines from the first post in this thread. Thoughts? 



#4089617 why do my polls disappear?

Posted by Albert on Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:18 PM

The poll wasn't removed by an admin or moderator, so I'm not sure why it disappeared.  I do see that you edited the poll four times after the topic's initial creation, is it possible you accidentally deleted the poll question (or questions)?  I've not seen polls disappear on themselves, at least not yet.. 





#4089485 Bethesda blocks resale of used game

Posted by Albert on Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:38 AM

If true, that is complete bullshit.  If others are receiving letters like this, I'm sure we'll have some corroboration soon. 



#4089050 Want an AtariAge Badge for PRGE?

Posted by Albert on Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:28 PM

I'll be sure to do so.  He signed my personal copy at last years PRGE.  BTW, I'd love to purchase two Halo 2600 boxes, if you have any.


I will have more very soon. 



#4089038 Want an AtariAge Badge for PRGE?

Posted by Albert on Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:17 PM

I’m staying local this year, attending the Houston Area Arcade Group Expo. Hope to have Ed Fries sign a couple of Halo 2600 carts for my sons.

Hope to see you all at next years PRGE.


Have fun and tell Ed I said hi!  :D 



#4089033 Were cartridge with slot covers the default?

Posted by Albert on Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:13 PM

I also don't think the dust cover mechanism really makes much of a different.  I have plenty of later Atari releases, as well as 7800 games, that work just fine, and those leave the circuit board exposed just like most of the third-party carts.  Activision carts seem to have a higher failure rate, but that could be for various other reasons.  I generally haven't had the same issues with other third-party games as I do with Activision carts. 



#4088452 Want an AtariAge Badge for PRGE?

Posted by Albert on Thu Aug 9, 2018 5:35 PM

We're going to make badges again for this year's PRGE.  Complete with a fancy AtariAge lanyard!  If you'd like one, please either post in this thread with your name, AtariAge handle, and location (CIty/State, Country, etc.) and we'll have a badge waiting for you at the AtariAge Booth.  You don't have to have all this information on the badge if you just want, for instance, your name or handle displayed. 


Here's what the badges looked like a few years ago.  We'll have a new design for this year.  :) 



#4088451 AtariAge at the 2018 Portland Retro Gaming Expo!

Posted by Albert on Thu Aug 9, 2018 5:31 PM

It's time to start talking about this year's Portland Retro Gaming Expo!  AtariAge will be back this year with a large booth and a bunch of new games for the Atari 2600, 5200, 7800 and Jaguar!  We should have over 20 game systems setup in the booth with demos of new games, as well as demos of games currently in development but not quite ready for release. 


The Portland Retro Gaming Expo is probably the largest retro gaming event in the country!  So much to do in three days, you'll never be bored!  Tons of vendors with a large variety of classic games, consoles and other merchandise, many great talks and roundtables, tournaments, cosplay, trading, museum, huge freeplay arcade, video game auction, and more!  


Hope to see many members from AtariAge at the show!  Please stop by the booth and say hello if you're at the show!   We're going to make AtariAge badges this year as well


We'll post details about new games and demos as we get closer to the show. 


If you plan on attending the show, please post up!  :D 



#4087180 Scramble (5200)

Posted by Albert on Tue Aug 7, 2018 7:18 PM

Might get more attention if it was in the 5200 forum.  :) 



#4085811 Arcade/MAME HSC 2018 Game Requests

Posted by Albert on Sun Aug 5, 2018 1:56 PM

I have given you moderator permissions in this forum, so you can start a new high score season.  Sorry for not responding to your earlier PM, I was out of town for two weeks and didn't have much internet time while I was away. 



#4081419 Buying From AtariAge

Posted by Albert on Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:07 PM

If it's not listed and does not have an option near the top to choose between NTSC and PAL versions, the game will be NTSC-only.  Descriptions for most newer games will state whether a game is NTSC-only or has PAL support.  Some games have built-in PAL support, others have separate PAL and NTSC versions, and some have no PAL support.  



#4079672 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by Albert on Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:39 AM

Nope, not what I was saying at all.  Everybody has the given right to voice one's opinion in the good 'ole U.S. of A.  However, there are a lot of other matters that we should be actively voicing our opinion on.  Just my thought.  Nothing more than that.


It's a video game forum and we're discussing video games, what's the problem?  And that doesn't preclude people from discussing other topics. 



#4079578 CollectorVision Game System

Posted by Albert on Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:36 AM

Throwing my two cents into the pile, we all need to be thankful that there is another ColecoVision system for newbs and/or die-hard fans to enjoy.  If you agree with and like what Colectorvision is doing, check them out and/or buy their product.  If you don't like what Collectorvision is doing, don't check them and/or buy their product.  That's it.  Plain and simple.  Please refrain from preaching and long diatribes.  Like xybot67 said, there are more important issues in this world (to fight over) than ColecoVision.


So it's okay if you give your opinions, but not others?  No, that's not how it works here.