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The Commodore Story Kickstarter

There's absolutely no denying, this is gonna be B*I*G! Not just because it's Commodore but also it will cover the range of home computers including (but definitely not limited to) the Commodore 64 and...
 

KickStarter for ZZap! 64 2019 annual

The Commodore 64 was THE home computer to own in the 1980s and early 90s and was only surpassed in popularity by its younger brother, the Commodore Amiga.

ZZap! 64 was the magazine that every...
 

Rick Dickinson RIP

Only a day after the Spectrum's 36th Birthday, Rick Dickinson has died after battling cancer since 2015.

After graduating from Newcastle...
 

Spectrum Next KickStarter - Smashed!












So, as most of you know, the Kick Starter campaign for the ZX Spectrum Next kicked off at one minute into the 23rd day of...
 

Crystal Kingdom Dizzy Remake :)


Who doesn't love a Dizzy adventure? Exactly, no one!

According to Indie Retro News, a remake of the classic 1992 Dizzy game has been...
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You may use this section to promote sales of your items or post a wanted ad if you're after something specific. NO PROFESSIONAL SALES/BUYERS - this is for the occasional buy/seller, not to be used as your personal 'ebay' account.
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What doesn't (yet) fit in other forums can go here.
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Although Sinclair did a lot more than computers (radios, calculators, etc.) we'll focus just on the computers here, from the ZX80 to the 128K range. We include all the clones as well as the Amstrad range as they were designed around the Sinclair model.

As for colour clash, I don't know what you're talking about...

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Released in 1989, the SAM Coupe was promoted as the 'logical upgrade' for the Spectrum due to software and screen compatibility. Miles Gordon Technology were previously known for their hardware, such as the Disciple drive.
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Karl
The Spectrum Adventurer on Twitter
by Karl
From the classic breadbin design to the more space-age, it's in here.
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Karl
Jack Tramiel Interview from '89
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Yes, including the BBC.
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A Bargain!
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Amstrad CPC 464
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Amiga, Atari ST, etc? This is the place to talk about these wonders...
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  • KerryN
    Box and cases update for the ZX Spectrum Next
    KerryN
    No denying, this looks amazing. Even the box is utter sexiness!

    You can see more at the link below ...
    The Number One Website for Vintage Computers, Indie and Retro News. Homebrew Games, Amiga, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad, Apple II, TRS-80, MSX and more! We have it all!
    16th June 2018, 15:21
  • KerryN
    RIP Atari co-founder Ted Dabney dies aged 80
    KerryN
    Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney founded Atari in June 1972. Five months later, Atari’s first product, Pong, changed gaming forever. The company quickly rolled out other arcade games. In 1977, it introduced the Atari Video Computer System (VCS) and sold millions of game cartridges over 15 years.

    Warner Communications bought Atari in 1976. When a market glut crashed the game industry in 1983, Atari tried to cope by shifting its focus to home computers, a stop-gap on the road to declining profits and further mergers.

    Dabney, born in 1937 in San Francisco, had been interested in electronics since high school. Without Dabney & Bushnell, there would be no Pong!

    Ted Dabney died 27th May '18 after fighting cancer since 2017.

    Below is an interview conducted with Ted Dabney from 2012 (copyright observed to the Computer History Museum).

    Interviewer: Chris Garcia

    Recorded: 16th July, 2012
    Location: Mountain View, California
    Garcia: We are here on July 16, 2012 with Mr. Ted Dabney. Okay, so let’s just start with a little bit of early stuff. When and where were you born? Dabney: San Francisco. Garcia: Local boy. Dabney: Yes. Garcia: Oh, okay, and that was in the— Dabney: Year of 1937. I was born 12 days before the Golden Gate Bridge and I was in a baby buggy going across it. Garcia: Wow, good call. Okay, and did you go to school in San Francisco? Did you grow up there? Dabney: I went to school— well, I went to a lot of schools. My first high school was Las Gatos and then when I moved back to San Francisco, I wasn’t very good academically so I went to a trade school at John O’Connell, too...
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    3rd June 2018
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    4th June 2018
    30th May 2018, 15:25
  • Karl
    Free MagPi, retro computing edition
    Karl
     Discover the joys of Retro Computing and turn your Raspberry Pi into a C64, Amiga, BBC Micro, or any number of classic computers. And learn how to put a Raspberry Pi inside an old Sinclair Spectrum for the ultimate retro-modern machine. All in this month’s edition of The MagPi. Buy The MagPi from these stores …
    27th May 2018, 12:15

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