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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Rick Dickinson, the Industrial Designer responsible for the unique and memorable appearance of the Sinclair ZX80, ZX81 and ZX Spectrum computers, among others, has passed away in the United States following a lengthy battle with C...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

(All information correct on 12th December 2017).


Do you love arcade games? Fond memories of playing games on the seafront during holidays? Now you can have an arcade cabinet preloaded with 200 8-bit games for just £24.99.


What's t...

Friday, February 24, 2017

The ZX Spectrum Vega+ and The 64 certainly attracted interest last year (the latter not enough to meet the crowdfunding target) but, the concept of a handheld retro system is nothing new and there are already a number of them arou...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

ZX Spectrum enthusiasts are VERY lucky in just how many permissions have been obtained compared to rivals like Commodore or SEGA. World of Spectrum is maintained by volunteers in their spare time, and recently was brought back fr...

Monday, October 10, 2016

Made by a breakaway group from Intel, the Z80 processor was an enhancement of Intel's (who later gave the world the Pentium processor) own 8080, using different names for it's instruction set to cover Zilog's posterior legally.

Fea...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

According to information from Retro Computers Ltd, a slightly different version of the chip in the original Vega with more pins has been used in the Vega +, in order to allow a physical USB keyboard connection, great news for simu...

Monday, August 15, 2016

Following the shock announcement of two out of four Directors of Retro Computers Ltd quitting the company earlier this year, statements have begun to emerge about the situation.

I don't believe that I have much to add that can't be...

Monday, August 8, 2016

Disclaimer - this is not an attempt to take sides or hurt Retro Computers Ltd in any way, it is just a list of genuine suggestions from a genuine retro enthusiast. Likewise I am not rubbishing any gamers opinons of the Vega device...

Monday, May 2, 2016


Two pioneering computers from the 1980s that just refuse to give up the ghost are the Commodore 64 and the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. The Spectrum didn't make much of a mark in the U.S. but here in Britain the manufacturers were fierc...

Friday, February 26, 2016

Ever since the Vega was first announced back in November 2014, critics and gamers have noted it's lack of a keyboard. Not surprising really - it's for playing games on, right?

Well, yes - but, as people keep pointing out they want...

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