Mike James aka UKMike, is the author of the upcoming book, ‘Smoke and Mirrors: The Rise and Fall of a Serial Antipreneur”. The book is a dissection of the Coleco Chameleon farce of 2015, when hobbyist Mike Kennedy attempted to bluff his way into a $2 million Kickstarter for a new game console, despite having no skills, technology, or (quite frankly) common sense. Mike and I give a basic history of the story for the benefit of newcomers, and share some of our personal opinions of when the story went from bad to worse.
If you’d like to read about the scandal in real-time, back from the original sources, you can follow the original announcement thread on AtariAge. Don’t forget the follow-up thread about the Coleco Chameleon.
UKMike is a regular on the Retro Gaming Roundup Podcast.