Aug 1, 2018

Vega+ to be stripped of Sinclair and ZX Spectrum brands

A retro games console crowdfunding campaign is to lose the right to feature the brands of the original computers it is based on. The revelation coincides with the delivery of some units of the Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ to backers, albeit without most of the games originally promised to be pre-installed. "To give as many gaming fans as possible the chance to get their Vega+ console, RCL [had] three additional months from termination to deliver the products." To succeed they would need the support of Sinclair Research - the original ZX Spectrum inventor Sir Clive Sinclair's company - which owns 25% of RCL. Running late. RCL director Suzanne Martin has posted on Facebook that the machines had been deliberately "Shipped in ethical packaging without any additional plastic" and that information about how to use the consoles would be made available online.

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