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Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2

Name: ZX Spectrum +2 Manufacturer: Sinclair (Amstrad) Year: 1986 Country of origin: UK Category: Computer Hardware Tags: Sinclair Notes: I was very proud to be a Spectrum owner back in the 8-bit days and the 128k Spectrum +2 was the second model that I owned,…

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Top Ten Nostalgia ZX Spectrum Games

Top Ten Nostalgia ZX Spectrum Games

My excitement for the upcoming Spectrum Next is rising. It’s making me think back to all the great ZX Spectrum games that I grew up with. Literally grew up with. Some of my earliest memeries, when I was six years old, are of playing on…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 15 – June 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 15 – June 1985

It’s been a long time since I took a look at the Your Spectrum magazines (as explained in my first post about old Spectrum mags). But the new Spectrum Next computer is nearing launch, so I thought I would catch up with the remaining mags…

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Old ZX Spectrum games – Derby Day

Old ZX Spectrum games – Derby Day

In the run up to the launch of the extremely exciting ZX Spectrum Next, as well as reviewing old issues of Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair, I thought I’d take a look back at some of the games that made me fall in love with…

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When modems were sexy

When modems were sexy

Perhaps not actually ‘sexy’, but there was a time when modems were pretty goddam exciting. I had seen WarGames and fallen in love with the idea of computers talking to each other. David Lightman had that modem where you actually put the phone handset into…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 14 – May 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 14 – May 1985

My look through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines continues, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 14…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 13 – Apr 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 13 – Apr 1985

Here is the next thrilling instalment of my look at all the old Your Spectrum magazines, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 12 – Mar 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 12 – Mar 1985

We’re now into the second half of my look at all the old Your Spectrum magazines, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your…

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Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 11 Feb 1985

Old Spectrum Mags – Your Spectrum Issue 11 Feb 1985

My look through all the old Your Spectrum and Your Sinclair magazines continues, in the run up to the ZX Spectrum Next launch (as explained before in my first post about Old Spectrum Mags). Here’s my look at the highlights of Your Spectrum Issue 11…

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Rick Dickinson, ZX Spectrum designer – A Tribute

Rick Dickinson, ZX Spectrum designer – A Tribute

I was shocked and saddened to hear about the death of Rick Dickinson yesterday. Many will know him as the designer of the iconic ZX Spectrum computer in the 1980s, amongst other things. To be honest, I never knew Rick’s part in the Sinclair journey…

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