Amstrad bought by Sky. What now for Speccy stuff?

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Amstrad bought by Sky. What now for Speccy stuff?

Post by CraigGrannell » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:17 am

Well, Sky's grabbed Amstrad, finally - LINK. Historically, Amstrad's been OK with ROM distribution (see the note on World of Spectrum), but what will happen now Murdock runs the show?
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Post by Katzkatz » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:36 am

Now we get to see Rupert Murdoch say to Sir Alan :"You're fired!"

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Post by Opa-Opa » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:40 am

I like the bit about AMS getting 35m if the deal goes through, and yet he is ment to be worth around 850m acording to the opening credits on that TV show...

Whats he going to do with 35m, Lose it down the back of the sofa, maybe get a new boat cos the old one is now 6 months old..? Must be a worry for the poor bloke.... :lol:

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Post by Katzkatz » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:21 pm

He can buy a couple more Rolls Royces with personalised number plates!

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Post by Dudley » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:26 pm

I don't think Sky will ever noticed they own those assets to be honest.
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Post by RocketRanger » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:42 pm

I don't think the policy torwards emulation at b-sky-Amstrad-b will change. They (Amstrad's Cliff Lawson) made the decision as a positive step in keeping the old brand names alive, those same people will be making the decisions...unless of course it gets swept up in an umbrella policy torwards I.P.

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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:07 pm

Perhaps we might get Sky boxes that don't break down every 6 months
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:10 pm

What if they go the way of the em@iler and incorporate Speccy emulation on Sky boxes? They have a perfect delivery system, they're already set up for pay-per-view, so microtransactions for Speccy games is a viable option.
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Post by Ritchardo mkII » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:57 pm

Antiriad2097 wrote:What if they go the way of the em@iler and incorporate Speccy emulation on Sky boxes? They have a perfect delivery system, they're already set up for pay-per-view, so microtransactions for Speccy games is a viable option.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:02 pm

Maybe he'll replace the hard-drives in Sky_+ boxes with Microdrives?
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Post by DJevAL » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:37 pm

Thanks Craig, I wasn't aware of Cliff Lawson (from Amstrad's) posting there, interesting read and seems a top bloke! http://www.worldofspectrum.org/permits/amstrad-roms.txt



Opa - Amstrad is actually not even half what Sir AMS owns, its not publicised on The Apprentice much but for example he's heavily into the real estate game. The guys probably about to retire soon anyway ... wouldn't you by now with all your millions?

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Post by psj3809 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:51 am

Cant imagine much will happen. Every Speccy fan who has an emulator has all the Ultimate games as roms despite being denied.

If they do retract on the original rom then the emulators will just go 'underground'.

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Post by ivarf » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:19 am

>Ultimate-games on ROMs...

Cool, the rest of us used tapes ;o)

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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:32 am

I have neither.
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Post by sirclive1 » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:37 am

You can get jetpac , trans am , pssst and cookie on rom carts as well as other sinclair released games , all fit the interface 2 or ram turbo interface.
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