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Die, Live, and Die Again in this Weird Retro Video Game Rock Opera

These days, no game concept would surprise me. If, in 2015, there’s a rock opera video game that looks pretty neat? Not surprising. If in 1984, there was a ZX Spectrum rock opera starring Ian Dury and Doctor Who? Wait, hold that fucking...Show More Summary

Remember This?

Okay well, I’m going to go ahead and give last week’s to Steed1080, who correctly guessed Space Invaders, if not the exact version (Super Space Invaders for ZX Spectrum). Now for today’s! More »      

ZX Spectrum 'Hobbit' revival sparks developer dispute

Elves vs. Dwarves argument among retro-devs as Men just get on and play improved game Sinclair appreciation site World Of Spectrum recently relaunched its forums, after they fell over last year and users were forced to endure a temporary replacement.…

Crowdfunded ZX Spectrum revival just days from shipment

You’d need to connect it to your Deja VDU The remake of the Sinclair Spectrum from Retro Computers is about to ship.…

ZX Spectrum beeps again as nostalgia for 80s tech takes hold

Clive Sinclair’s computer returns as a retro games console after crowdfunding campaign Continue reading...

How Mahler launched a computer generation

Geek Out! at the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford reminds us that Mahler’s first symphony was the original trial work on a network of ZX Spectrum computers in the mid-1980s. Why Mahler?

We Only Just Cracked a 33-Year Old ZX Spectrum Challenge

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

When the ZX Spectrum was released in 1982, a problem was posed in chapter 19 of the computer’s manual. Now, 33 years later, that problem has finally been solved by a team at Oxford’s Museum of the History of Science. Read more...

Oxford chaps solve problem set in 1982 Sinclair Spectrum manual

12-Spectrum network assembles orchestra to play Mahler symphony Oxford's Museum of the History of Science have tackled, and solved, a problem posed in the 1982 manual for the ZX Spectrum.…

Mahler arranged for ZX Spectrum

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Via Hacker News, a 10m documentary about using an orchestra of inexpensive personal computers from 1981—each equipped with a single-channel beeper!—to play Mahler's first.

Video: Modern games inspired by the ZX Spectrum

Recently I've been playing a preview build of Downwell, an upcoming vertical platformer for PC and Mobile that has gorgeous ZX Spectrum-inspired graphics. Having spent my earliest gaming years as a die-hard Spec-chum, it makes me kind...Show More Summary

Hands on with the Recreated ZX Spectrum

The British have a very totemistic self image. We define ourselves by red buses, black taxis, cups of tea and the Sunday roast. Add to that list the iconic Sinclair ZX Spectrum, a pioneering home computer that managed to showcase the best of British innovation as well as our more eccentric nature. Show More Summary

Exploring the ZX Spectrum's glorious rebirth as a gaming keyboard

I remember it like it was yesterday. I'm sitting there, in my parent's lounge, as my dad comes down the stairs with what looks like a black box. He peels back the paper sleeve to reveal a polystyrene insert that houses a small black keyboard with stubby rubberized keys, a huge power brick and a handful of cassette tapes. Show More Summary

The ZX Spectrum is coming back in a radically different form, according to a report from BBC News.

The ZX Spectrum is coming back in a radically different form, according to a report from BBC News. The Sinclair Spectrum Vega version of the old-school console is set to arrive in April, with plans afoot to have 1,000 games from the Spectrum back catalog preloaded on the new hardware. Read more...

A Popular Gaming Console From The 1980s Is Coming Back And It's Only £100

If you remember playing with an original ZX Spectrum video console, you're in luck: It's coming back. And if you don't, chances are you'll want to try out one of the 1,000 retro games it features to see how your parents witnessed the birth of gaming. Show More Summary

adidas Originals ZX Flux Nylon “Spectrum

In a fashion that truly exemplifies the store’s framework, Milan’s Spectrum – a graffiti and streetwear haven – stamp their identity on a pair of the ubiquitous adidas Originals ZX Flux. Having taken the scene by storm, the ZX Flux… The post adidas Originals ZX Flux Nylon “Spectrum” appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Vintage Computers Assemble to Create Christmas Symphony [Video]

From The Glasgow School of Art: The ensemble: A collection of vintage Mac computers, a Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum + 1 and a SEGA Mega Drive perform a rendition of “Carol of the Bells” with lyrics re-written by Robert Florence & Philip Larkin in the Mackintosh Library at The Glasgow School of Art. Show More Summary

Carol of the Bleeps

James Houston created an electronic holiday card for the Glasgow School of Art using a Commodore 64, a Sinclair ZX Spectrum, vintage Macs, and a Sega Mega Drive to perform Carol of the Bells – though the lyrics have been tweaked a b...

Relive Britain's home computer boom with the ZX Vega

6 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

The Vega console is not merely modeled on the classic ZX Spectrum, one of the more striking early home-computer designs. Read the rest

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Portable Console Runs Entire Spectrum of ZX Spectrum Games

6 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

It may not have been as popular in the U.S., but the Sinclair ZX Spectrum holds a special place in British home computer history. Sinclair founder Sir Clive Sinclair was freakin’ knighted mainly because of the…

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