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 Post subject: ZX Spectrum Vega!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 13:36 
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In lieu of Chinny.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/sinc ... ctrum-vega

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The Sinclair Spectrum Vega takes advantage of major advances in technology to achieve big cost savings by replacing most of the electronics in the earlier computer products. Instead the Vega uses a low cost micro-controller and a clever piece of software that combine to enable the Vega to run all of the games, 14,000 or more of them, which were developed during the years when some 5 million of the original Sinclair Spectrum were being sold.


The Sinclair Spectrum Vega is being marketed by Retro Computers Ltd, a Luton-based start-up in which Sir Clive’s company, Sinclair Research Ltd, is a shareholder. The development and marketing of the Sinclair Spectrum Vega is under licence from Sky In-Home Service Ltd, who inherited the intellectual property rights to the Spectrum computers from Amstrad. Development of the product is complete, and a fully-functioning prototype is ready to go into production.

The Sinclair Spectrum Vega is as simple to use as any of the popular games consoles, but far less expensive. It plugs into a TV, so no computer monitor is necessary, and comes complete with around 1,000 games built-in. The Vega has sufficient memory to allow the user to download the many additional games we will be making available from time to time free of charge.


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It plugs into a TV, so no computer monitor is necessary

phew!

Interestingly you don't appear to actually buy the computer as par of the kickstarter bollocks at the side - or am I missing something.


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 Post subject: Re: ZX Spectrum Vega!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 13:42 
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For the £100 donation you do.

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 Post subject: Re: ZX Spectrum Vega!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 13:43 
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£100 for a Spectrum. HAHAHA

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 Post subject: Re: ZX Spectrum Vega!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 14:01 
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"£75GBP
Come to the Launch Party
Come to the launch party which will be held in London, meet the team, and be one of the first people to see the Vega in the flesh!
Estimated delivery: April 2015
0 out of 500 claimed"

What the actual fuck! :D
Seventy five fucking quid!


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 Post subject: Re: ZX Spectrum Vega!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 14:04 
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I'm assuming it's a free bar. I've never seen a free bar I couldn't hit for £75.

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 Post subject: Re: ZX Spectrum Vega!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 14:13 
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I'm assuming it's a free bar. I've never seen a free bar I couldn't hit for £75.

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 Post subject: Re: ZX Spectrum Vega!
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Cras wrote:
I'm assuming it's a free bar. I've never seen a free bar I couldn't hit for £75.


Considering it's £500 for them to buy you lunch, I doubt it will be a free bar...


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 Post subject: Re: ZX Spectrum Vega!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 14:17 
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Cras wrote:
I'm assuming it's a free bar. I've never seen a free bar I couldn't hit for £75.

:this:

Ask them. I'll go with you!


I can't find a way to ask them a question. You can only send messages to people you are "connected" with.

edit: ah, I can add an private comment that only the owner can see. I shall report back.


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 Post subject: Re: ZX Spectrum Vega!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 14:37 
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Cras wrote:
For the £100 donation you do.

aah, I missed there were two £100 donations.


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 Post subject: Re: ZX Spectrum Vega!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 14:56 
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Looks a cool project, but do you really think Spectrum Games will look good on a widescreen plasma?

They don't look that great when played on a PC in windowed mode.


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 Post subject: Re: ZX Spectrum Vega!
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2014 15:06 
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...but do look OK on a handset running a Speccy Emulator.

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