The ZX Spectrum is coming back in a radically different form, according to a report from BBC News. The Sinclair Spectrum Vega version of the old-school console is set to arrive in April, with plans afoot to have 1,000 games from the Spectrum back catalog preloaded on the new hardware.
Today's gaming highlights: An 8-bit speedrun on a system from 1982, running under the world in Titanfall, and more!
Thunder, thunder, Thundercats… no! Come with us, children of the 1980s and journey through a twisted tale about why there was only one terrible game based on the mega-popular fightin' cat-people cartoon.
From lowly sprite in 1985, to fearsome beast in 2014. Above is concept art from Chaos Reborn, the reboot of 1985's Chaos: The Battle of Wizards, a turn-based strategy game for the ZX Spectrum. Creator Julian Gollop, who also worked on the original X-Com, recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for Chaos Reborn.
Soft & Cuddly was a 1987 game for the ZX Spectrum. It was neither soft, nor cuddly.
Our younger readers won't have lived through it, but the 1980s were in in many ways a bleak time, the spectre of nuclear holocaust hanging over the world for much of the decade.
Sir Clive Sinclair, 69 years-old, has married a former lap dancer half his age. Congrats!