insertclevernamehere Posted October 30, 2020 Share Posted October 30, 2020 Anybody that ordered a Phoenix, including myself has pretty much had one for a year now, give or take so let's look at some of the things that were promised, post launch that may have persuaded some of us to buy one. 1. More cores beyond the 2 that came with it. 2. An Atari 2600 cartridge adapter. 3. Phoenix exclusive games. 4. New controllers. What have we got after 1 year? Well, none of the above. Nada, zilch, zippidydoodah. A preorder for 1 game, still to be released and not even any news on the others. Maybe the Collectorvision club members are privy to some news but who knows? Seems a bit unfair to hide that info behind a paywall anyway. Hopefully, simply being a Phoenix owner would be enough. What we have got is a few updates to the cores. Something that was absolutely necessary for the disappointing and broken Atari core, which still needs work. I don't mean to come across as ungrateful or a moaner. I have enjoyed my Phoenix and I understand things move slowly in homebrew land, but none of us are getting any younger and at this rate, we'll be dead from old age before the Phoenix reaches its full potential. I know Collectorvision are probably, mostly hard at work on the Phoenix's second production run and hopefully, year 2 will see some of the above promises come to fruition. In the meantime, it might be nice to get some info on possible timelines for the above. I've waited till now to mention this. I've always thought I was a patient man but it seems I need to work on that if I want to be part of the retro gaming community. Anyway, rant over. Hope I don't regret this post and have people throw verbal mud at me. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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