personally I find it utterly rediculous that some 'percieved copyright / trademark' holder comes into a scene that has kept alive a product that hasn't been produced or sold for over 30yrs. kept alive by folks such as opcode and other game / content creators, not out of the want to make a fortune, but by the products they create out of love for the colecovision and all they ask for is a small cost to recoupe for their time and their out of pocket expenses.
in comes this supposed owner / holder smelling perhaps a way to line their pockets with cash from the time and hard work of the actual creators who do what they do out of love, and this 'owner' can just waltz in and make profits without even doing one ounce of development or anything at all. just trying to cash in by taking ownership of a defunct / dead brand name and claiming rights of the hard work of others.
i have been a fan of the colecovision since i purchased my first one back when it first launched in the early 80s and thanks to the hard work of opcode and the other developers, I can still purchase new hardware and software.
but now all of a sudden, the 'real' coleco waltzes in and starts slapping their cuck into the faces of the true developers, supporters and fans demanding takedowns and their fair share of the monies being made and all they have done is claim the name of a dead product from 30yrs ago?
the classic gaming and vintage computer scene was such a great scene, but the last few years things have changed dramatically and the scene that was once great enjoyment has been replaced by money hungry vultures who want to screw anyone they can out of the most money they can get by the least amount of work as possible.
damn shame that our hobby gets invaded by lowlifes wanting to screw anyone they can out of their sheer greed and laziness.