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Which is better: Sinclair or Amstrad?

Sinclair
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63%
Amstrad
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37%
 
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Post by SirClive » Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:41 pm

ivarf wrote:Which is better?

Sinclair
Amstrad
Sky


another one:

The Commodores
A tandem
A manga comic
Water
frogger games
Oceanic
I like this game :D
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:59 pm

How about

Sony
Cher
C5
The B52s
Mr Flibble says...
"Game over , boys!"

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Post by ivarf » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:26 pm

To those that didn't notice, I listed two companies;

Atari (Infogrammes, Ocean, Amiga, Warner, Commodore, Atari)

and Sky (Amstrad,Sinclair)

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Post by SirClive » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:27 pm

You are far too clever for me. Though it does kind of validate my 'both' answer, so maybe I am clevererer than I thought.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:28 pm

ivarf wrote:To those that didn't notice, I listed two companies;

Atari (Infogrammes, Ocean, Amiga, Warner, Commodore, Atari)

and Sky (Amstrad,Sinclair)
Billy Ocean's a company?
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Post by TMR » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:19 pm

ivarf wrote:To those that didn't notice, I listed two companies;

Atari (Infogrammes, Ocean, Amiga, Warner, Commodore, Atari)

and Sky (Amstrad,Sinclair)
Infogrames owns Atari and Ocean and trades under the former name now, but i fail to see the connection to the rest (i may have missed something, but the last i heard the Amiga brand belonged to Amiga Inc and the Commodore name was owned by Yeahronimo Media Ventures and the contact details on the CommodoreCorp.com domain still point to yeahronimo.com email addresses) and, whilst Amstrad is indeed owned by Sky, Sinclair Research is Sir Clive Sinclair's company.

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Post by ivarf » Tue Aug 07, 2007 2:49 am

Amstrad - Sinclair
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Research_Ltd :
In 1986 the company sold its entire computer product range and the "Sinclair" brand name to Amstrad.[9][10] This deal did not involve the company, merely its name and products

Warner - Atari
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari
in 1976 Bushnell sold Atari to Warner Communications

Commodore - Atari
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Tramiel
In 1953, while working as a taxi driver, he bought a shop in Bronx to repair office machinery, and named it Commodore Portable Typewriter
By late 1983 Jack and the Board of Directors argued over the direction of the company, which resulted in Jack resigning or being forced out
Meanwhile, Warner Communications was wanting to get out of the home video game business
Around this time (mid July) several other Commodore engineers left Commodore to join up at Atari Corp
During time Jack had been finalizing buying Atari Consumer

Atari - Amiga
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Tramiel
While cataloging and evaluating all the properties they had purchased, Leonard discovered documents pertaining to deals Atari, Inc. had with a computer company named Amiga. Made up of two key members of the original Atari 8-bit family design staff (Jay Miner and Joe Decuir), the company had been strapped for cash.

and you all know the connection between Commodore and Amiga...

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Post by merman » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:02 am

But Jack didn't TAKE the Amiga/Commodore brand with him to Atari... he looked in a skip, found a spare 68000 processor and cobbled together the ST ;)
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Post by TMR » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:12 am

ivarf wrote:Amstrad - Sinclair
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Research_Ltd :
In 1986 the company sold its entire computer product range and the "Sinclair" brand name to Amstrad.[9][10] This deal did not involve the company, merely its name and products
And the name was returned to Sinclair because he's using it now. So that's two companies for a start.

As for the connections between Atari, Commodore, Warner and so on, that doesn't make them one company in any shape or form. Infogrames never dealt with Warner, Tramiel or even the original Atari Games. Yes, you have some nice if somewhat loose connections, but claiming this makes them one company as you did is ridiculous.

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Post by Dudley » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:49 am

ivarf wrote:To those that didn't notice, I listed two companies;

Atari (Infogrammes, Ocean, Amiga, Warner, Commodore, Atari)

and Sky (Amstrad,Sinclair)
None of those are even remotely true.

Amstrad never bought Sinclair the company. The Amstrad that Sky bought is actually a completely different company renamed.

You missed Hasbro in your Atari list, they never had anything to do with Commodre and GAME except sharing Jack T. By that token Game owns Blockbuster since I've worked for both in my time.
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Post by ivarf » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:53 am

jajaja :D

My main purpose was to show the strong interconnections as well as having a go at all the stupid quizes on this site

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Post by oswald » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:50 am

merman wrote:But Jack didn't TAKE the Amiga/Commodore brand with him to Atari... he looked in a skip, found a spare 68000 processor and cobbled together the ST ;)
jack left for atari before c= bought amiga.

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Post by merman » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:51 am

oswald wrote:
merman wrote:But Jack didn't TAKE the Amiga/Commodore brand with him to Atari... he looked in a skip, found a spare 68000 processor and cobbled together the ST ;)
jack left for atari before c= bought amiga.
Look about ten feet upwards... you missed the joke sailing over your head...
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Post by Dudley » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:31 am

ivarf wrote:jajaja :D

My main purpose was to show the strong interconnections as well as having a go at all the stupid quizes on this site
If it's so stupid you could always ignore the thread....or the board.
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Post by TMR » Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:46 am

ivarf wrote:My main purpose was to show the strong interconnections as well as having a go at all the stupid quizes on this site
Didn't work...

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