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August 2018 Retro Gaming Article


August 8, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

CollectorVision is developing an FPGA Video Game System for ColecoVision game cartridges

CollectorVision FPGA Video Game System
Aside from integrated SGM support and HDMI output, new controllers would be a boon to the Coleco realm.
The modernization of retro gaming is really taking off these days. From Hyperkin's Retron77 to Analogue's Super Nt, games from the past are seeing a brighter future. Collectorvision is developing a Colecovision clone console and plan to fund it via Kickstarter. As an entirely separate entity from Coleco, they are calling it the CollectorVision FPGA Video Game System

I'm excited to find out more about this console and when to expect it's crowd-funding campaign. CollectorVision are well known in the retro gaming community and it sounds like they're making smart decisions about it's design. They're licensing Opcode's Super Game Module (SGM) to be compatible with the many homebrew games taking advantage of (requiring) it. It offers HDMI output while retaining the original DB9 controller ports. I'm assuming this means you can use you old Coleco controllers, but I'm hoping they will design a more robust modern controller for it as well.

Colecovision games are getting a lot of well deserved attention with some great homebrew carts and a resurgence of their mini tabletop games. Keep an eye out for CollectorVision's Kickstarter - this should be really cool!


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