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Jools Watsham's Weekly Show - Ep. 3

Another week, another show! We're off to a great start to the year!! In this week's show, I talk about the following subjects: Shift DX (3DS eShop). Lone Survivor + Soundtrack (PSVita). Sinclair ZX Spectrum: A Visual Compendium. My Reaction:...Show More Summary

Retro ZX Spectrum Lives a Spartan Existence

FPGAs (like Xilinx’s Spartan series) are great building blocks. They often remind us of the 100-in-1 electronic kits we used to get as kids. Lots of components you can mix and match to make nearly anything. However, like a bare microcontroller, they usually don’t have much in the way of peripheral devices. Show More Summary

Remembering the Amstrad CPC, a superior 8-bit computer

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Commodore's C64 and Sinclair's ZX Spectrum were the most successful 8-bit computers in Europe, but Amstrad's CPC ran a close third. Ellie Gibson writes on how it—especially the magazine Amstrad Action—changed her life. I adored its knowledgeable yet jocular tone. Show More Summary

Retro Sinclair ZX Spectrum handheld console to ship in February after series of delays

Retro gaming fans are getting good news just in time for Christmas, as the long-awaited Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ handheld gaming console has now been given an official launch date of February following a number of delays. Announced in February this year, the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ is a product of Retro Computers, with an endorsement […]

Watch: 60 minutes of ZX Spectrum inspired shooter Z-Exemplar

We do a lot of live streams on Eurogamer's YouTube channel, but normally we'll only stream new or unreleased games so you lovely lot can get an idea of how they play before forking out your hard earned pocket money. Our regular Eurogamer Wednesdays streams (like this one) are a little different though. Show More Summary

Watch: Ian introduces Chris to the Atari Jaguar (and its controller inserts)

If you've been following our weekly series Late to the Party, you might have caught the episode in which Ian subjected - sorry, introduced - Chris to the delights of loading a tape into the ZX Spectrum. After several crashes and a somewhat...Show More Summary

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I thought yesterday's scribble was going to go the distance, but then just before 8.00 PM micr0kid correctly spotted that it was from Jetpac. He suggested it was from the ZX Spectrum release, although I drew the image from the version of the game that's in the Rare Replay pack. Well done, mate. Let's see how micr0kid, and everyone else, goes with today's game. More »      

Spectrum classic Slightly Magic gets remastered on Steam

Colin Jones, creator of Rockstar Ate My Hamster, has released a remastered version of his much loved adventure game Slightly Magic. Available right now on Steam, Slightly Magic - 8bit Legacy Edition features updated ZX Spectrum style graphics that do away with the colour clash of the original, a remastered soundtrack and a director's commentary. Show More Summary

ZX Spectrum Vega+ will ship on time, developer claims amid doubts

Oi, where's my retro games console? Retro Computers, the biz behind the Sinclair-compatible ZX Spectrum Vega+ handheld console, is rebutting claims by critics that the gizmo will not be ready in time for its target launch date.…

Sinclair fans rejoice: ZX Spectrum Vega+ to launch October 20

Dead-flesh keyboard not included Ageing fans of 1980s home computer games will soon be able to get their hands on Sir Clive Sinclair’s rebooted ZX Spectrum device, which is now set to be launched in October and available just in time for Christmas.…

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ has an October release date

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ comes out on 20th October for those who backed its IndieGoGo campaign, according to the company behind it. The crowdfunded retro recreation comes with 1000 licensed games built in, Retro Computers Ltd said. Show More Summary

Classic Spectrum game Skool Daze gets official remake

Alternative Software has announced an official remake of ZX Spectrum favourite Skool Daze for mobile and tablet platforms. This isn't the first time that Alternative, which bought the Skool Daze license from the original publisher back in 1988, has released a mobile version of Skool Daze. Show More Summary

The making of Head Over Heels

There's a distinct feeling of déjà vu as I sit opposite ZX Spectrum coding legend Jon Ritman. The location may be different - we have graduated from his local curry house to a popular pub nearby - but the conversation is still firmly entrenched in the 1980s. Show More Summary

Watch: Ian introduces Chris to the ZX Spectrum

If you grew up with the ZX Spectrum, or indeed any home computer that ran games on cassette tape, it might be wise to avoid watching this video - it will make you feel very, very old. You see, for this week's episode of Late to the Party...Show More Summary

A retro row: lawsuits and resignations threaten the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega

Crowdfunded retro revivals are having a tough time of it. Last week I reported on the Recreated ZX Spectrum, yet another Kickstarter that's failed to live up to its promise. Now it's the rival Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega that's in the firing line, with the brewing of a bitter dispute between companies who are calling the lawyers in. Read more…

Watch: Ian gets all nostalgic for the ZX Spectrum with Hyper Sentinel

The great thing about having a fairly well-balanced video team is that we all have our different areas of taste and expertise. Chris is the turn-based nerd (all hail the strategy king), Johnny likes Westerns and anything board game-related,...Show More Summary

When Kickstarters go bad: chasing down the Recreated ZX Spectrum

Some Kickstarter backers of the Recreated ZX Spectrum have yet to receive the nostalgia-fuelled retro keyboard - and the boss of the company behind it has been silent for months. I've spent the past two weeks investigating what looks...Show More Summary

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ console with 1000 retro games smashes crowdfunding target

Gaming geeks with a hankering to play the retro games of their youth are flocking to fund the ZX Spectrum Vega+ preloaded with over 1000 retro games.

Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph

£160k raised in three days for ZX Spectrum Vega+ console Sir Clive Sinclair has in just three days tin-rattled his way to over £160,000 towards production of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+, described breathlessly as "the world’s only hand-held LCD games console with 1,000 licensed games inside that can also connect to your TV!!".…

Now there's a Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega handheld

There's a new Sinclair ZX Spectrum in the works - this time it's a handheld console. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ passed its £100,000 crowdfunding target on IndieGoGo in less than three days. At the time of publication £160,000 had been pledged by 1500 backers. Show More Summary

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