I'd buy that...
If they could get the licenses to rerelease old SNES, Genesis and other games at reasonable cartridge prices I would totally buy some games.
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Yup, if they can license some of that stuff, 100% in.
Is there a reliable place to actually get roms?
I agree. I think for me part of it was because that's how we played it growing up. Some nostalgia there I am sure.
It would be a nice novelty, but would get old real fast
Or just buy the original console systems and games on ebay.
I mean, I would buy a legit NES/SNES/N64 rerelease with HDMI for a few bucks, no way I'd spend same dollars they cost then now. I'd then regret it after going 'oh, yea those did kind of look awful' but *shrug*.
It would be worth it for all the Dragon Quest, Finsl Fantasy, Crystalis titles. Hell, just Chrono Trigger by itself could be worth it.
This project already bombed once and has a lot of drama associated with it. Look up retro VGS.
All they did was attach the coleco name this time, it was made clear these guys don't understand how to run a project, a campaign, deal with the press, etc.
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I wonder what the economics of catridges are. They still use them for the smaller consoles, don't they? But there's a reason that they moved to cd's / dvd's in the first place. Mostly cause they're cheap as fuck.
They had factories cranking out those cartridges back in the 80's. Somehow I feel like, even if this should take off, it would be an expensive novelty that didn't really offer anything you couldn't do cheaper with a steambox and a few dedicated linux nerds.
To me making a cartridge based system is just a shitty money grab. It's outdated technology that they're hoping will get some old dudes chasing nostalgia to buy.
BTW, my brother bought my dad one of those Sega Genesis 'retro gaming systems' that you see at like Target and Walgreens and it is a piece of shit. The controllers are awful and you can't even save games.
Also emulators let you keep the true resolution without stretching if that's your thing. If you plus an SNES/NES into your widescreen TV it will stretch to fit and look bad. It never bothered me but people swear by it.
If you're lookin for the cart feeling, those retron5's are fairly nice. can play most systems that were out while the Snes was. Also it has all the functions an emulator has.
What a waste of time and money, this thing will never take off. I also find it funny how the article says that there hasn't been a cartridge-based console in almost two decades. You know what uses cartridges? The new 3DS released this year.
Even funnier is that they rebranded as Chameleon. There's a business in Witcher 3 that rebrands itself as Chameleon. Gotta wonder if there's a correlation.
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A pi with emulationstation is almost perfect as is. The only thing i really want is to be able to power on/off with my controller and easier drop in/out with them (bluetooth). Bet this thing will bomb hard.
So for those who cared even slightly, this whole thing crashed and burned with drama far eclipsing the original attempt.
I highly recommend this thread: Coleco Chameleon .... hardware speculations? - Modern Gaming - AtariAge Forums
It was supposed to launch on kickstarter this morning, and the crew behind it seem like they just ghosted out without a word, along with a ton of drama around obviously fake prototypes, lies, etc.
Edit: Nearly 12h late they posted that they're canceling the campaign("for now"), whole thing is hilarious.
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