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    Default Happy Birthday...

    ... "Coleco Vision"!



    According to USPTO documentation, the ColecoVision was first available for sale 35 years ago today! Now's a great time to uncoil that number pad and celebrate with a little Zaxxon.

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    In hindsight, it's nuts that you could buy an adapter to play their competitor's games games, and nobody (to my recollection) got sued over it.

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    You bet Atari sued Coleco for that. A quick search pulled up this thread with a lot of good sources you may want to check out.

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    It's quite a sexy looking console, then, I always did prefer older ladies.

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    I have the same BD as the CV????

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    What is it leather companies getting into the video game market?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin View Post
    You bet Atari sued Coleco for that. A quick search pulled up this thread with a lot of good sources you may want to check out.
    Ha, I never knew that. The Colecovision was my first system, and I'm pretty sure my parents got it specifically because I wanted an Atari, and the Coleco played those and Colecovision games. Not a bad call, I ended up playing more Coleco Donkey Kong than any 2600 game I had at the time.
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    Recently I sold the majority of my 32X games for a measly 18 bucks. With it, I bought some tacos. Definitely a more pleasing choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Lizard View Post
    What is it leather companies getting into the video game market?

    The same reason Tandy got into computers. Everyone wanted in on the hot new item. Every time I pass the Tandy leather store in Fort Worth I think of my dad's old Tandy 1000.
    A Black Falcon: no, computer games and video games are NOT the same thing. Video games are on consoles, computer games are on PC. The two kinds of games are different, and have significantly different design styles, distribution methods, and game genre selections. Computer gaming and console (video) gaming are NOT the same thing."



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    Now celebrating 36 years!

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    So this is 36yrs old and the Sega Mega Drive is now 30yrs old...wow. We're getting old, guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mega Drive Bowlsey View Post
    So this is 36yrs old and the Sega Mega Drive is now 30yrs old...wow. We're getting old, guys!
    I'd say "aging gracefully".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornholio857 View Post
    I'd say "aging gracefully".
    I'm aging disgracefully.

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    37 years is quite respectable, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benjamin View Post
    You bet Atari sued Coleco for that. A quick search pulled up this thread with a lot of good sources you may want to check out.
    But it didn't actually work out, Atari didn't own the right patent to prevent companies from creating the same hardware as the 2600

    Quote Originally Posted by Mega Drive Bowlsey View Post
    So this is 36yrs old and the Sega Mega Drive is now 30yrs old...wow. We're getting old, guys!
    Pfft not all of us, I've never played a 2nd generation console in my life
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yharnamresident View Post
    But it didn't actually work out, Atari didn't own the right patent to prevent companies from creating the same hardware as the 2600

    Pfft not all of us, I've never played a 2nd generation console in my life
    They didn't have anything to patent. The VCS is just parts, but the Intellivision and Colecovision have a bios that is illegal to pirate.
    Quote Originally Posted by year2kill06
    everyone knows nintendo is far way cooler than sega just face it nintendo has more better games and originals

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