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    Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    And IndieGogo stopped further fundraising last week, following project backer ire.
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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    A lot of the people that are getting annoyed seem to not be able to tell the difference between ordering goods from Amazon and supporting a crowdfunded Project / Idea.

    All the comments of "I'm going to contact my card issuer for a refund for no delivery of goods" is utter rubbish and they have missed the point completely and I hope the card issuers tell them where to stick their requests.

    Crowdfunding something is a risk and if you are not willing to take that risk wait for the product to hit retail and then buy it.

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    I still don't get the crowdfunding phenomenon... If you think you have a great idea in your hands, invest!

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    Quote Originally Posted by GinoLatino View Post
    I still don't get the crowdfunding phenomenon... If you think you have a great idea in your hands, invest!
    Investing is a gamble, in some cases it is easier to find (for example) 1000 people to gamble £100 each than to find one person to gamble £100,000. A crowdfunding round also demonstrates there is a clear demand for the product rather than gambling that £100,000 and discovering nobody wants to buy the end result...

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    Is there really a large demand for this thing?
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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    Is there really a large demand for this thing?
    Yes. I take it you're too young to have owned a Spectrum back in the day?

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    speccy emulators have been around for years with rom packs containing most games being around too, so i wonder about the demand myself. for £20/30 i may give it a go but not £100. i remember playing the games on a dreamcast nearly 20 years ago, then on an xbox that was soft modded to play xbmx. can't say i spent much time playing on it, certainly not like i did on the original speccy back in the day. can't you get speccy emulators on android? so the main difference apart from legalities is the buttons? perhaps that's what someone really needs to make for phones, something nice looking and neat that gives you physical buttons to play games - to which someone will probably reply with links of existing products

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    speccy emulators have been around for years with rom packs containing most games being around too, so i wonder about the demand myself. for £20/30 i may give it a go but not £100. i remember playing the games on a dreamcast nearly 20 years ago, then on an xbox that was soft modded to play xbmx. can't say i spent much time playing on it, certainly not like i did on the original speccy back in the day. can't you get speccy emulators on android? so the main difference apart from legalities is the buttons? perhaps that's what someone really needs to make for phones, something nice looking and neat that gives you physical buttons to play games - to which someone will probably reply with links of existing products
    There is demand for the same reason there is still demand for the mini nes - people want a legal way to replay the games from their youth, with a device that goes some way to replicate the original control/interface method. Emulators are fine but buying rather than pirating the games will cost thousands (if you can even find them), so even at £100ish it's a bit of a bargain.

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    There is demand for the same reason there is still demand for the mini nes - people want a legal way to replay the games from their youth, with a device that goes some way to replicate the original control/interface method. Emulators are fine but buying rather than pirating the games will cost thousands (if you can even find them), so even at £100ish it's a bit of a bargain.
    but this is nothing like the original controller method which was a rubber qwerty keyboard (or joystick). I actually thought the mini nes was around £50 as there used to be cheapo supermarket things for about £20 emulating other consolues with included games. I didn't realise it was over £100. you could get a second hand xbox 360 for about £50

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    Quote Originally Posted by Unique View Post
    but this is nothing like the original controller method which was a rubber qwerty keyboard (or joystick). I actually thought the mini nes was around £50 as there used to be cheapo supermarket things for about £20 emulating other consolues with included games. I didn't realise it was over £100. you could get a second hand xbox 360 for about £50
    It's true regards the control method on the sinclair I guess - but the point around the legality is the big one still...to those of us who are not interested in pirating the big name games that are not abandonware, these sort of devices offer a lot of appeal.

    The mini nes is £50 officially (if you can find one)

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    Re: Sinclair Spectrum ZX Vega+ handheld hit by more delays

    So it's like a portable sega saturn merged with a Game boy colour?

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