Editor from IGN rips into Coleco.


Back in 2013, The staff at IGN wrote about the first time they unboxed a game console or in this case, a computer. Jared Petty wrote about getting a Coleco ADAM when he was 5. At first I was amused by how he described the flaws of this system, but then he went overboard. With just word in the last sentence, Jared showed how callous he can be. See for yourself.. https://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/12/igns-console-launch-memories-the-first-unboxing

One thought on “Editor from IGN rips into Coleco.

  1. I feel that, for those of us around and in the “Home Computing” scene / “8-bit era” the Adam got trashed hard, and sometimes too hard, partially because the hype and failed promises of Coleco raised the difference between expectation and reality even more. For me at the time, I didn’t hate the Adam, but was deeply disappointed because I could see the sheer potential. If I had a time machine I would love to go back and get them to hold off on the release, and make some simple changes that would have had a profound impact. But, hindsight is 20/20 they say.

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