Doug Barnett Tribute RIP

Doug Barnett Tribute RIP

Tragically Doug passed away on 4th June 2017 and very sad by this news I had the pleasure of some online chats and the last thing Doug said to me was “You know, I have such admiration and respect for the young people whom are retro game lovers. These’s a special magic and in the early games…and these young people see it. Awesome. Please take care of yourself and I wish you the best of health and fortune. -Doug” Retro Interview: Doug Barnett by Peter Ward Bio Doug Barnett has…

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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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COSMIC WARTOAD

COSMIC WARTOAD

 Published by Ocean Software Ltd. Developed by Denton Designs Released 1985 Platform ZX Spectrum THE SETTING The Queen of the Cosmic Wartoads has been abducted and imprisoned by THE RYGELLIAN SLIME BEASTS, their deadliest foe. Chained beneath the murderous Sludge Saw in the King’s chamber and transformed into an apparition of horror to the Wartoads (namely a human female), her fate is measured by the descent of the blade, which unless stopped will slice her in two! The task of rescue has fallen to you, the most heroic Cosmic Wartoad, to traverse the…

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