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Post by Crunchy » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:36 am

hand_solo wrote:fack off
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There's the vote of confidence from the shmuppy crew! :D
I know we can do this folks! Ten pages about Acorns. Come on! :wink:

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Post by Randall Flagg » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:42 am

On a different note, did they ever find that missing penguin??
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Post by markopoloman » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:32 am

I'm sure that wasn't duck I had on boxing day.........

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Post by revgiblet » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:33 am

My friend had a BBC. I liked Starship Command.

That was about it.

His version of Footballer of the Year made you play matches in text, for crying out loud.

No arcade stylings for the BBC. Instead you were asked a question "Do you (h)ead or (v)olley?"

TEXT!!!

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Post by markopoloman » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:33 am

Back on topic........

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Post by CraigGrannell » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:55 am

Dad to kid around Christmas: "Computers don't grow on trees, you know".
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Post by GarryG » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:24 am

Hmmm, It seems to me that if you take the ‘Global Appeal’ argument then the BBC would fall even further down the food chain. You would have to give some massive space over to Atari and Apple, cos both had huge sales in America, that would blow the UK sales out of the water!!!

At the end on the day this type of this is a bit ‘swings and roundabouts’.
RG is a British magazine and the top three British games machines in terms of ‘British’ sales were undoubtedly the Spectrum, commodore, and Amstrad; in that order!!

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Post by Randall Flagg » Thu Feb 02, 2006 4:59 am

GarryG wrote:Hmmm, It seems to me that if you take the ‘Global Appeal’ argument then the BBC would fall even further down the food chain. You would have to give some massive space over to Atari and Apple, cos both had huge sales in America, that would blow the UK sales out of the water!!!

At the end on the day this type of this is a bit ‘swings and roundabouts’.
RG is a British magazine and the top three British games machines in terms of ‘British’ sales were undoubtedly the Spectrum, commodore, and Amstrad; in that order!!
I thought i was out of this arguement but your comments are just to broad with no eye to detail....

Firstly if we are dealing with british sales only then I'm not sure if the C64 would beat the amstrad. I knew a lot more amstrad owners that c64 owners in the UK but I am aware that this would be different from area to area.

Secondly, when are you actually talking about as there was a time when Speccy, C64 and BBC were about and amstrad wasn't.

This is an unresolvable arguement, just like the playground arguements.

It has however brought acorn computers to everyones attention nicely though.

Like they say, theres no such thing as bad publicity!! :wink:
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Post by chinnyhill10 » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:05 am

Randall Flagg wrote:
I thought i was out of this arguement but your comments are just to broad with no eye to detail....

Firstly if we are dealing with british sales only then I'm not sure if the C64 would beat the amstrad. I knew a lot more amstrad owners that c64 owners in the UK but I am aware that this would be different from area to area.

Secondly, when are you actually talking about as there was a time when Speccy, C64 and BBC were about and amstrad wasn't.
I knew more CPC owners than C64 owners but that counts for precisly squat! What matters is the actual sales figures themselves, and the C64 sold more than the CPC in the UK. We can bicker all day about the Acorn but the software sales charts and the actual machine sales figures don't lie.

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Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:10 am

Gah, we're not going back to this old chestnut again...
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