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August 27, 2017.

Source: ColecoVision.dk
It seems to be in September and December 2017 that Team Pixelboy wil beginning to send out the boxes from his ColecoVision Budget series.
Yars' Revenge is the last game to be programmed to the ColecoVision Budget series, then it need its beta-test and will be a 2018 release.
There is 17 ColecoVision Budget games in this serie.
Other news is also the next batch of brand new Team Pixelboy games, which now is 18 ColecoVision games, one of those game is Wizard Of Wor with digital speech.

August 19, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
It looks like CollectorVision Games had a very good time on their Game On Expo, Phoenix Arizona.
On the pictures can you see the new upcoming FPGA based ColecoVision called CollectorVision Game System.
The CollectorVision Game System is tested and seems to work just great.
CollectorVision Games has posted a lot of pictures from the event on their Facebook site.
Look here.

August 15, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Ralf at retro-modding.de has great news for our ColecoVisions.
He presents the worldwide first Coleco Power Adapter ever, it's a new one which requires an additional power supply and is more expensive than the previous version.
It has two input sources, one standard plug 5,5mm for power supplies with 7 to 12V (Plus inside and Ground outside) with minimum of 2A.
The adapter will create the required power rails of +5V, +12V and -5V out of it. The adapter is fitted with the latest repro ColecoVision power which is now the 5th generation.
More here.

August 08, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
After the release of Sidney Hunter And The Sacred Tribe to our ColecoVision, is following new ColecoVision games from CollectorVision Games now ready for pre-order.
Tank Mission in a new improved edition and Victory in Standard Controller Edition.
Last but not least the old Casio MSX game Ghost House called Monster House, a scary platform game.
Monster house is exactly the same game like the old 1986 Ghost House from Casio.
All complete in box with manual, will be shipped in September 2017.

June 11, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
ColecoVision.dk has created a new ColecoVision.dk logo with another font.
The new logo will be replaced in line with the update, which certainly will take the rest of this year.

June 11, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Eduardo at Opcode Games has now reopened his website and states that the PMC DX soon will be in beta-test.

May 25, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
It has now been stated that ADAMcon 29 will be held in Guelph, Ontario, Canada in July 20-23 at the Hampton Inn.

May 24, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Opcode Games Facebook page is now back and open for the public.
But his website is still on hold, until few changes is on place.

May 20, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
There seems to be a problem with, on the one side Dormitus Brands, and on the other side the ColecoVision Homebrew community.
It's about the name Coleco and ColecoVision, but also other thing are involved.
Dormitus Brands complains over their name has been used on what they call "nudity" in few games.
There is no "provocations" on those ColecoVision games, incidentally is those games coded years before RWB acquired those Trademarks for profit.
After the failure with Coleco Chameleon, Dormitus Brands afterwards hired Eduardo Mello at Opcode Games to help saving the project.
There were some contractual controversies, and Eduardo at Opcode Games started his own project with a new platform, called the: Super Game System.
Also an agreement about royality to Dormitus Brands for using the Coleco Brand for the Super Game Module failed, and Eduardo at Opcode Games will now use his own Opcode Games Brand.
Dormitus Brands can then not earn money on a Brand they don't own, and Dormitus Brands felt badly treated.
So they attack 2 other upcoming Super Games, namely PMC DX and DKA.
The man behind Dormitus Brands says that Opcode Games attempt to issue 2 unlicensed ColecoVision Super Games as he always had permissions to without any problems.
The man behind Dormitus Brands will now get his revenge on this, and he took contact to Nintendo and Namco and other Companies for complain.
But the answers was: "They does not wish to damage those relationships or place itself in the middle of an intellectual property dispute."
So the ColecoVision community will find another solution for using the word "Coleco" and "ColecoVision" in a particular font.
Opcode Games says he want to go ahead and create his own Brand and not using "Coleco" or "ColecoVision" further in their font, but use "OpcodeVision" instead.
But Dormitus Brands is not ending yet, they now attack several ColecoVision Facebook fan sites, and many people around the world are angry over this person behind the "Coleco" and "ColecoVision" Trademark.
To understand all this, is it all about earning money, Dormitus Brands buys up dead Brands and make money via licensing agreements.
But the discussion with the community is now taken up to a higher level, where Dormitus Brands maybe can't make money of their "Coleco" or "ColecoVision" Trademark.
The man behind the Trademark is currently in a process to self-destruct his own trademarks for "Coleco" and "ColecoVision". -This is worring.

May 18, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Opcode Games has chosen to close its facebook profile to the public, same for the website.
So if you want to keep track of what's happening on their Facebook profile in the future, you'll need a facebook account.
Both the Facebook and the website are under re-construction.

May 17, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Claus Bækkel aka CrazyBoss has chosen to pause programming for a while. The reason for this is that the family is moving, and all hardware has been put on a storage for some time.
Claus states, however, that he still has a game in betatest at Collectorvision Games.
Claus will probably return to the ColecoVision scene in 2019 if all goes well.

May 12, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Rainbow Brite, "The Beginning Of Rainbowland" by Hallmark is an upcoming ColecoVision game from raynabee2008.
Rainbow Brite will be a officially release from the man behind "Coleco", and the "ColecoVision" name.
It's a fantasy game, "Rainbow Brite is left to find the sphere of light and the rainbow belt, she works her way through 6 areas."
Those 6 areas is: "Dark Forest, Mountain Pass, No Return River, The Cave, Tangle Forest and The Tower."
Where you will be able to get the ColecoVision game is not known yet.

May 03, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
The newest version of the Super Game Module, and the updated version of Pac-Man Collection called Pac-Man DX, both for ColecoVision, will be released around September this year.
DKA will also have its release before the end of this year.

April 29, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Remember The Flag, Frostbite and Wizard Of Wor are all 3 updated with more screenshots.

April 21, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
As Coleco Holding aka RWB and Dormitus Brands gets closer to the Coleco Expo 2017, is there already many guests.
Mark Thomann, Tyler Bushnell, Sophie Reynolds, Caram3llo, Patric Hickey Jr. and finally Party Nerdz.
You can also pre-order a CollectorVision Game, namely the upcoming Expo 2017 Edition of: Sydney Hunter And The Sacred Tribe.
This ColecoVision game is a officially published game, using the ColecoVision Brand with Dormitus Brands blessing.

April 17, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com

Team Pixelboy has presented new 3 games for ColecoVision.
Flicky, Booming Boy and Multiverse.
And if there is interest enough will 3 more ColecoVision games, namely 1942, Bomber King and Dragon Slayer IV also be a part of the above release.
All to be released in late 2017 or mid-2018.

April 15, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
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Eduardo at Opcode Games has already presented his first alpha proto board for their upcoming Super Game System.
This new Super Game System will be backward compatible with almost all ColecoVision games, but also SGM games.
This Super Game System will also run all new SGM Pro games.
Upcoming SGM Pro games will only run on this new Super Game System.
The Opcode Super Games System will be Branded in Opcode Games own Brand.
This Super Game System can run ColecoVision games, but will not be a so called ColecoVision 2, because SGM Pro games is not ColecoVision games.
Release sometime in 2019.

March 31, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
Would you like to have Sydney Hunter and the Sacred Tribe for your ColecoVision.
Right now can you order a special Collectors Edition.
If you pre-order this version right now, will you get Box and Instruction as usual, but to this special edition offers CollectorVision also:
A Brown Cartridge and a complete Map, exclusive to this version.
This Action adventure game contains at least 100 screens, 9 melodies, 10 different types of enemies and a lot of treasures and secrets.
You can order this special edition right here.

February 21, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
Ralf at 0711Spiele in Germany now offers a Mod for the Super Game Module to allow using your REV A SGM to act on French CBS RGB consoles as well.
Currently the named revision do not work with RGB consoles.

February 18, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
For those people who has the F18A Graphic card installed in their ColecoVision or ADAM Computer System can now update their Module.
The current version is called 1.6 and has now been replaced by a new version 1.8
Matthew says that all newly sold F18A from February 2017 is updated with the latest firmware 1.8
An updater fot F18A, version 1.8 GPU can be downloaded here.

February 14, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
Since September 2013 has Harvey deKleine worked on a kind of replacement board for the old ColecoVision.
Harvey call it ColecoVision 1.2
The project has been off and on several times, but his newest test of the board has now an working expansion port, SRAM for the VDP, SGM, and also the standard D Sub 9 inputs seems fine."
Next to test is ypbpr and the F18A.

February 14, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
Óscar Toledo Gutiérrez aka "nanochess" is have just started converting the game Uridium from MSX to our ColecoVision.
"nanochess" said inter alia: "Thanks to ARTRAG for providing the MSX source code, it makes it faster and easier to port the game."
Uridium will be distributed by: Team Pixelboy, by the end of this year, or in the beginning of 2018.

February 10, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
Opcode Games announced that their newest project SGM Pro is suspended indefinitely.
It's better to spend money on a new project, a new gaming system that can handle ColecoVision games.
The new Super Game System is a 8/16 bit cartridge based system which has built in the same facilities as the Super Game Module.
A new added audio chip makes it possible to produce by any imaginable sound as close to the original sound was created.
The new Opcode Super Game System is not a ColecoVision with a Coleco Brand, but Opcode's own gaming console.
The new console is stil retro, there is still an Z80 and still SN76489, but an 68000 clone will be added.
This new Super Game System will refer to the year of 1987, and the 1982 game Moon Patrol will be a part of the Super Game Module.

February 08, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
My old ColecoVision Sister site CVForum.dk has now been handed over to another company, that has nothing to do with ColecoVision or any related.

February 01, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
CollectorVision Games says: 8 ColecoVision games from Daniel Bienvenu aka "newcoleco" exclusive will be re-released via CollectorVision Games.
The games are: BUSTin Out vol. 1, BUSTin Out vol. 2, BUSTin Out vol. 3, Dacman, Insane Pickin’Sticks VIII, Strip Poker, Flora and finally GhostBlaster.
All games are now Complete In Box, and you can only buy these games via CollectoeVision Games in a limited period.

January 24, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
Opcode Game says: "The estimated shipping date for Pac-Man DX and Donkey Kong is July/August 2017."

January 04, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
CollectorVision Games will soon be ready with 3 new ColecoVision games.
The first one is Hole in One from HAL Laboratory, converted by: Claus Bækkel.
The other one is Rip Cord by Exidy, programmed by Russ Kumro.
And finally Robee Blaster, a version by: Jean-Michel GIRARD
Hole in One is an SGM game, and it requires a Super Game Module to operate.
$ 50,- each + shipping.

January 01, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
CollectorVision Games has found new unreleased ColecoVision games.
"Learning with Fuzzywomp", only released on Apple II in the 80's. This version is adapted by Nice Ideas.
The other unreleased game is: "Fireworks Factory", also an unreleased ColecoVision game from Nice Ideas in France.
But "Fireworks Factory" is not what you think, because it's the final version of the game Fireman, quite different game than the original one.
But CollectorVision Games has more, they also acquired Power Lords; Quest For Volcan and The Adventures Of The Pink Panther.
It is a small group of enthusiasts called The ColecoVision Brotherhood there is behind this future releases.

January 01, 2017.
Source: AtariAge.com
4th generation of the Super Game module is on the way from Opcode Games.
The new version will get closer to the Arcade with more authentic sound.
The new name of this beauty is: Super Game Module Pro, you can recognize it with a blue LED.
You will get 8 channels sound, and it will support Voice enhanced games for the ultimate gaming experience.
The module is fully compatible with the previous models.
If all goes well, will this new SGM Pro be ready to be released this summer for a price of $ 120,-
And as Eduardo at Opcode Games says: "After you’ve gone pro, there’s no way you’ll go back! ".
See YouTube video here.

January 01, 2017.
Source: ColecoVision.dk
ColecoVision.dk wishes you all a Happy New Year.
The Game Section is currently being updated with more details about the games and its packaging.