Project ZX

Project ZX

Interview with Richard Langford by Peter Ward     The YEAR IS 1982. Clive Sinclair is unveiling his new home computer, the ZX Spectrum, to an eagerly awaiting Britain. The computer is to revolutionize homes throughout the country as parents will be lapping up the machine to help their kids with homework and improve their education. Or so Mr Sinclair thinks. In no time at all , the kids are using Sir Clive’s beloved invention to play games, wasting away their time on mindless entertainment INSTEAD of doing their homework….

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Doug Barnett

Doug Barnett

Retro Interview: Doug Barnett by Peter Ward Bio Doug Barnett has worked on games as early as 1984 and as recently as 2003. He has been credited with Design, Graphics / Artwork, Additional Graphics / Artwork, Writing / Dialogue / Story and Design Consultation. He has worked with the following game development companies: Dynamix, Activision, Inc., Strategic Simulations, Inc., Totally Games, Inc., Lucasfilm, Walt Disney Studios, Netcom, Learning Company, Electronic Arts, Gamestar, Grolier Interactive, MGM and Cinemaware. Games included are: Star Rank Boxing (1986), Gamestar; Lords of the Rising Sun…

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John Gibson Imagine

John Gibson Imagine

Interview with John Gibson by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? There were no such things as computers when I went to school so I didn’t dream of becoming a programmer. I don’t remember what aspirations I had but I certainly didn’t want to be a fireman or a train driver. My very first ‘proper’ job was driving…

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Vega+ Production and Overview 2016.  

Vega+ Production and Overview 2016.  

  A Pain in the Buttons….  We had hoped to post an update a few days ago. Unfortunately, we have been swamped working on the improvement to the Vega+ we previously told you about. The testing has proved to be slightly trickier than previously suspected and the new buttons caused all sorts of additional issues – they really were a pain in the buttons! We now believe we have finally solved most of those problems and we have a series of production meetings between now and next Tuesday to confirm this, once…

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Kevin Toms

Kevin Toms

Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? I wanted to be a games designer! And my first real job was as a computer programming trainee. A combination made for what followed later. As a kid I used to create games as a hobby. Mostly board games. The IBM mainframe was your first computer is that your favourite computer? Now, it is…

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Clive Townsend

Clive Townsend

Interview with Clive Townsend by Peter Ward Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. It’s an honour to have Saboteur remembered after three decades! The ZX82 was your first computer you owned – is that your favourite computer or do you have a different favourite? Definitely the Speccy. I liked the idea that you were just given a lump of memory to play with and the rest was up to your skill and imagination. What did you want to do when…

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Mevlut Dinc

Mevlut Dinc

Mevlut Dinc Interview by Peter Ward Twitter Facebook http://www.pixelagestudios.com/   Thank you for this interview it is an honour for me to interview such a Legend…. MD- You are very kind! Thank you for keeping our memories, and work alive, it’s much appreciated! What did you want to do when you were at school for a career and what was your first job? MD- What a difficult question to start the interview with! J The full answer to this question would be too long for the interview but I will…

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Vega+ Launches 20th October

Vega+ Launches 20th October

Only Six Months After record-breaking crowd-funding campaign Sir Clive Sinclair backed ZX Vega+ announces Launch Date  The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ to give it it’s full name, comes complete with 1,000 licensed games built-in and is currently available via the InDemand phase on Indiegogo, will launch on the 20th October. A launch event, for selected backers, supporters and media is planned to take place at SMS Electronics, in Beeston Nottinghamshire. SMS are the manufacturer of both the original Vega and the new Vega+ products, on behalf of Retro Computers Limited.  Andrew Maddock, CEO of…

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Vega+ update

Vega+ update

Rick Dickinson Designed Vega+ Model Images Revealed For The First Time Life-size model of the Vega+ – designed by Rick Dickinson (C) Retro Computers Limited  As part of the production process, we have had a life-size model made of the Vega+. This enables us to ensure that the shape and design of Rick Dickinson’s creativity are being maintained through the whole manufacturing process.   Life-size model of the Vega+ – designed by Rick Dickinson (C) Retro Computers Limited    Yesterday, we took some photographs of the model and as you…

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