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  • FGPA Commodore coming soon

    FGPA Commodore coming soon

    A group of Commodore enthusiasts are looking to rise the Commodore machines back from the dead in a similar to how the ZX Spectrum (Next) has. The joy of FPGA has really opened up some incredible possibilities.

    This wonderful concept has borrowed many of the ideas afforded the Spectrum Next, aside from the obvious FPGA usage, it will be made to fit inside the original casing of a C64. Below is a Youtube video which is spoken in German. However, if you apply Closed Captions (subtitles)...
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  • Amigaone X5000

    Amigaone X5000

    A new heavyweight of the 80s comes back with some truly mean looking specs. OK, ok, I know it isn't 8-bit and belongs in it's own 16-bit page, but how could any sane person ignore the release of such a beast?

    The Amiga X5000, released by A-EON, looks to have some great updates to bring it up to scratch for the new generation of Amiga fans and the more 'mature' & loyal fanbase from back in the day...
    • Freescale P5020 CPU 2GHz, 64-bit e5500 dual-core PowerPC SoC
    • 2x SATA 2.0
    • 1x PCI-e x16
    • 1x PCI-e x4
    • 2x PCI-e x1
    ...
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  • Nextipede - Spectrum Next First Game Available NOW!!!

    Nextipede - Spectrum Next First Game Available NOW!!!

    What you'll need is either the Fuse Emulator (though I have every suspicion it will work fine on most current emulators without too much hassle) or original hardware, so for example a real 48K or a grey 128K. The game runs fast and is quite colourful. It doesn't seem to use the AY chip, so the sounds are a tad raspy.

    The game has been made available, for free, might I add, by a talented chap going by the name of Jonathon Cauldwell. You can download it directly from Jonathon's Facebook...
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  • Spectrum Next KickStarter - Smashed!

    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 April, 2017, officially recognised as the ZX Spectrum's 35th Birthday. Within hours it was at a staggering 10% of it's goal.

    Amazingly, within less than two days it was complete.

    The future is set; the future is Spectrum.

    What incredible comradery was shown by all who could...
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  • Spectrum Next KickStarter

    Spectrum Next KickStarter

    We love the ZX Spectrum. Why wouldn’t we? It was much more than just a computer: it was a machine that sparked a gaming revolution, neatly housed within its iconic design powered by sheer simplicity. The Speccy was, and still is, on a league of its own. Decades have come and gone and the Speccy is still alive and kicking. New games are being launched all the time, the demoscene carries on pushing the hardware limits to the unimaginable, artists keep on creating great 8-bit eyecandy and music with it. Alongside this there are thousands of awesome games in the back catalogue to play. Meanwhile hardware hackers around the world have expanded the ZX Spectrum to support SD card storage, feature new and better video modes, pack more memory, faster processor... Problem is, these expansions can be difficult to get hold of, and without a standardised Spectrum, no one knows what to support or develop for. Here is our answer: The Spectrum Next - an updated and enhanced version of the...
    Henrique Olifiers is raising funds for ZX Spectrum Next on Kickstarter! The ZX Spectrum reborn: a new machine, fully compatible with the original computer, and packed with improvements and expansions.
    See more | Go to post

  • GenBlast (Generic Blaster)

    GenBlast (Generic Blaster)

    The graphics were designed in ZXPaint and used Game Designer (QuickSilva Ltd) for main structuring. Confronted with a rainy Friday, one programmer decided it was time to pull up their socks and make a quick blaster game. GenBlast is the result....
    Nothing to get too excited about, I wanted to see what Games Designer could do so I've been messing about with it on a wet Friday.
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  • Uncle Clive and Lady Sinclair split

    Uncle Clive and Lady Sinclair split



    Angie Bowness & Uncle Clive have gone their separate ways. The gold digger former model was too upset to talk with reporters after their divorce was finalised in January 2017. Uncle Clive was, as is so traditional of him, already moving on to the next target and began seeing a former on/off closer friend, Elaine Millar, 69, some 7 years his junior and served as loyal secretary in years gone by....

    Sir Clive Sinclair, 76, has divorced wife Angie Bowness, 40, after seven years of marriage (pictured together above). The pair met at Stringfellows in London where Lady Sinclar was a lapdancer.
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  • The Pong Table in Your Living Room

    The Pong Table in Your Living Room

    Remember Pong, that amazing Atari game that set standards for the gaming future? Now, you can get a pong table - no, not just a flat table screen with pong... This is so much more

    ...
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  • Massive Savings on Bundle Stars Atari 2600 and Sega MasterSystem/MegaDrive for Steam

    Massive Savings on Bundle Stars Atari 2600 and Sega MasterSystem/MegaDrive for Steam

    For those of you with a Steam account, you may be interested in a pretty decent deal open for the next few days. Using the code SPRING10 you can save a further 10% on already heavily discounted items as well. If you haven't already, you may want to register an account with Bundle Star. Currently, the Atari bundle has a staggering 100 games and the SEGA bundle has a handsome number too.


    ATARI /// SEGA

    The SEGA outfit is usually £47.99 but you can enjoy a healthy 75% discount and get it for just £11.99, saving you £36. The Atari offering is £5.99 at a saving of 60% giving you a chirpy sa...
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  • FGPA Commodore coming soon
    Karl
    A group of Commodore enthusiasts are looking to rise the Commodore machines back from the dead in a similar to how the ZX Spectrum (Next) has. The joy of FPGA has really opened up some incredible possibilities.

    This wonderful concept has borrowed many of the ideas afforded the Spectrum Next, aside from the obvious FPGA usage, it will be made to fit inside the original casing of a C64. Below is a Youtube video which is spoken in German. However, if you apply Closed Captions (subtitles)...
    7th June 2017, 19:01
  • Amigaone X5000
    Karl
    A new heavyweight of the 80s comes back with some truly mean looking specs. OK, ok, I know it isn't 8-bit and belongs in it's own 16-bit page, but how could any sane person ignore the release of such a beast?

    The Amiga X5000, released by A-EON, looks to have some great updates to bring it up to scratch for the new generation of Amiga fans and the more 'mature' & loyal fanbase from back in the day...
    • Freescale P5020 CPU 2GHz, 64-bit e5500 dual-core PowerPC SoC
    • 2x SATA 2.0
    • 1x PCI-e x16
    • 1x PCI-e x4
    • 2x PCI-e x1
    ...
    27th May 2017, 19:33
  • Nextipede - Spectrum Next First Game Available NOW!!!
    Karl
    What you'll need is either the Fuse Emulator (though I have every suspicion it will work fine on most current emulators without too much hassle) or original hardware, so for example a real 48K or a grey 128K. The game runs fast and is quite colourful. It doesn't seem to use the AY chip, so the sounds are a tad raspy.

    The game has been made available, for free, might I add, by a talented chap going by the name of Jonathon Cauldwell. You can download it directly from Jonathon's Facebook...
    26th April 2017, 12:57
  • Spectrum Next KickStarter - Smashed!
    Karl









    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 April, 2017, officially recognised as the ZX Spectrum's 35th Birthday. Within hours it was at a staggering 10% of it's goal.

    Amazingly, within less than two days it was complete.

    The future is set; the future is Spectrum.

    What incredible comradery was shown by all who could...
    24th April 2017, 23:22
  • Spectrum Next KickStarter
    Karl
    We love the ZX Spectrum. Why wouldn’t we? It was much more than just a computer: it was a machine that sparked a gaming revolution, neatly housed within its iconic design powered by sheer simplicity. The Speccy was, and still is, on a league of its own. Decades have come and gone and the Speccy is still alive and kicking. New games are being launched all the time, the demoscene carries on pushing the hardware limits to the unimaginable, artists keep on creating great 8-bit eyecandy and music with it. Alongside this there are thousands of awesome games in the back catalogue to play. Meanwhile hardware hackers around the world have expanded the ZX Spectrum to support SD card storage, feature new and better video modes, pack more memory, faster processor... Problem is, these expansions can be difficult to get hold of, and without a standardised Spectrum, no one knows what to support or develop for. Here is our answer: The Spectrum Next - an updated and enhanced version of the...
    Henrique Olifiers is raising funds for ZX Spectrum Next on Kickstarter! The ZX Spectrum reborn: a new machine, fully compatible with the original computer, and packed with improvements and expansions.
    23rd April 2017, 01:07
  • GenBlast (Generic Blaster)
    Karl
    The graphics were designed in ZXPaint and used Game Designer (QuickSilva Ltd) for main structuring. Confronted with a rainy Friday, one programmer decided it was time to pull up their socks and make a quick blaster game. GenBlast is the result....
    Nothing to get too excited about, I wanted to see what Games Designer could do so I've been messing about with it on a wet Friday.
    18th April 2017, 16:03
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