The Coleco Chameleon is a video game console promising to take a stand against downloadable content (DLC) by shipping non-upgradeable cartridge games just like systems from the 1980s and 1990s. Unfortunately, the Chameleon may never see the light of day.
The brand new video game console, Coleco Chameleon, made its public debut at the New York Toy Fair this weekend. Although the system spent most of the convention behind a glass enclosure, it easily ran through short demoes of old classic games and new retro-style games created by indie developers.
If you were a gamer in the early ‘80s, you’ve no doubt played ColecoVision—the short-lived console that brought arcade games to your living room. Well, get ready for a nostalgia hurricane, because Coleco is back on the scene with a new home console—and it’ll play actual game cartridges.
After the first Pong cabinet was placed in Andy Capp's Cavern in 1972, video games exploded, reaching their full stride by the late '70s. Here are some of the notable games/systems you played (or would have played) back then:
Coleco owners have a certain fondness for the ColecoVision console of the 80s, despite the fact that it eventually went under. That makes us fairly intrigued when we see that Target is accepting pre-orders for a Coleco Sonic Handheld, a small PSP-like device that plays Sega games. SEGA!
Released in 1982, the ColecoVision was infamous for advertising games using doctored or artist renditions of screenshots designed to look like a completed game. Various other advertised games were never even released.