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by Spector
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

I'll really give it a go this Sunday. I think I'm free. The chat is quite irreverant, and this weekend we will still be on the potential lookout for The Laird who you will surely know has made a little bit of news recently. But he didn't turn up last week so I doubt he will be back again. See you f...
by Spector
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

A topic for you to discuss: ZX Spectrum sales numbers. The total is 5 millions I believe. 15% of those were the Amstrad made Spectrum +3, roughly 750 000 machines. I can only assume more Spectrum +2 were made. How many Spectrums did Sinclair make? How about russian clones, Timex and maybe other pro...
by Spector
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

A topic for you to discuss: ZX Spectrum sales numbers. The total is 5 millions I believe. 15% of those were the Amstrad made Spectrum +3, roughly 750 000 machines. I can only assume more Spectrum +2 were made. How many Spectrums did Sinclair make? How about russian clones, Timex and maybe other pro...
by Spector
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

Yes, the Retro Gaming Chatroom hosted on Discord is on this weekend, Sunday 9pm to be precise, so I hope some people who are brave enough can join the entertainment when it begins, and it won't just be about slagging off the Amstrad either. We will talk about non-Sugar related items if you like. Spe...
by Spector
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

Just a quick note to say that the Retro Gaming chat is back on after the christmas break, so if you want to join in, it's from 9pm tonight, and the link is in the signature of this post. I hope to see some of you there ;)
by Spector
Sat Dec 21, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

It is Christmas week and the retro chat is running this Sunday. The link to the discord chatroom is in my signature. I hope to see you from Sunday 9pm :wink: And now here is an updated tale for the festive season: __________________________________A CHRISTMAS CAROL___________________________________...
by Spector
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why is Tails hated so much?
Replies: 26
Views: 1466

Re: Why is Tails hated so much?

Tails is seen as the Scrappy Doo of the series which is quite an insult when you think about it
by Spector
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 1257

Re: Dave Perry

Matt_B wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:18 am
Steady on now, I never said he was famous.
Fair enough 8) If there's a middle ground between fame and obscurity, then that's all that guy could ever remotely claim to have reached.
by Spector
Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Retro Games
Topic: Dave Perry
Replies: 22
Views: 1257

Re: Dave Perry

To be fair to Fletcher, he got to be a director of Hollywood blockbusters on the back of a successful acting career that started way before Gamesmaster. Perry, on the other hand, came out of obscurity and went back there when it finished. When did he come out of obscurity?? The guy has never been f...
by Spector
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

It finally happened, we were all sat at the computer at the same time and was in the same place in cyber-space! I found out, chatting requires quick-thinking and the ability to talk freely, calling up different stuff to talk about, to make a good conversation - my mind has trouble doing this. Anywa...
by Spector
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

It has been a dreadful week for holidaymakers that have dealt with Thomas Cook: the company goes bust and all package holidays are void. People tried to re-book flights on other airlines and found the prices tripled overnight. It really does redefine the definition of a bad purchase. I actually boug...
by Spector
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

And it all starts again from this Sunday at 9pm. You can talk about anything no matter how right-wing, as long as it isn't to do with the Amstrad of course, and the link to join is in the signature of this post. I hope to see you there on Sunday evening from 9pm onwards :)
by Spector
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

Yes, we are here again tonight from 9pm. Come on if you are bored enough. Tonight we are starting a poll to find the worst Amstrad game ever made. Only the very, very worst games can be considered because we simply don't have the time to go through them all. This week it'll be games starting with th...
by Spector
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

Last week we were almost overpowered by the amount of people on discord at the same time, including Laird and Retro Vertigo from America giving a Spectrum-free take on the retro scene. I think DreamcastRIP AKA Sephiroth81 also turned up and Markopolomintman was there too in between drinking behind t...
by Spector
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday
Replies: 106
Views: 8576

Re: Retro Gaming Chat on Discord - join in at 9pm every Sunday

It is of course devastating to realise that one of my main interests is in fact responsible for so much of the suffering in the developed world. Yes folks, it's true: video games directly inspired the recent mass murder shootings in America. I actually feel in part to blame for the killings myself, ...