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    Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    Sir Clive launches crowdfunding campaign, shows off the prototype for this 'new' computer.
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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    I think one of the appeals of the spectrum was the looks and rubber keyboard (even if it was considered crap at the time), so I would have thought something that looked more like the classic spectrum would have been more appealing, after all wasn't there a crowd funded Bluetooth pc keyboard offered that was a copy of the spectrum?

    it does sound like too much money when you can play games as emulators on your pc or a number of consoles. something around the £30 mark would sound more appropriate, like the other cheapo emulator things you can get, like those joysticks with built in games, which are also usually reduced to peanuts in sales as few people are interested in them as they can play the games on a pc, even in a web browser in some cases

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    Turning it into a joypad is a step in the wrong direction. Most people I knew with Spectrums actually played games with the keyboard, and would want to do so on an emulated system like this. I can't really imagine playing the likes of Skool Daze with a joypad.

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    The thing with the pricing is that you can pick up a +2A machine bundle with loads of games on tape and a joystick for around £50 tested and working. Then get yourself a Divide for about £50 (£50 version has SD slot & joystick port) and that will add the ability to run the TAP files you can legally download from World of Spectrum. Then a final tenner on a D Type Scart cable and you are sorted.

    Granted that there costs more than this new VEGA but gives you more options than just the games in a small handheld controller. There is no way of playing stuff like Skool Daze or the text adventures on that machine unless it is essentially an emulator that you can pull up an onscreen keyboard.

    Mind you I do like the 10% to cover licensing the games being donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    Lords of Midnight would be rather tricky on the Vega!

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    If you can get full screen without the blur it'll look rather nice (I think it's called Bilinear Filtering, something like this). The only emulator that does this that I've found so far is Spectaculator.

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    Im not one to Speculate ( BOOM, BOOM ) but i think this will go fast

    I will try to get one if possible as a xmas present from the wife ! I have to tell her though

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    Let's hope Spectrum Vega does not go the way the Sinclair C5 crashed & burned or just run over by a lorry!

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    I would love not having to criticise this new Spectrum, but really - the keyboard would be essential for many games. Such a shame.

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    Commodore 64 is bettererer :-)
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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    Clive hated games! The whole concept is weird to me when Clive absolutely *hated* that he'd ended up selling games systems to teens

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum Vega revealed by Sir Clive Sinclair

    Never had the opportunity to try the console, however intrigued if there is a large growth.

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