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Sinclair ZX81

The Sinclair Zx81 is another of Clive Sinclairs well known achievements.  The distinctive appearance was the work of industrial designer Rick Dickinson, the ZX81 was Manufactured by Sinclair Reasearch Ltd and released on the 1st of June 1981. The Zx81 was  a cheap Home Computer that anyone could afford and

Philips G7000 Videopac computer . . .

This is were my  gaming passion really started, the ‘Philips G7000 Videopac Computer’ being my first ever computer console.  At the time I desperately wanted an Atari 2600 as it was the console to have at the time but I was absolutely bouncing when I recieved my Philips G7000 on

The Commodore VIC-20

The Commodore VIC-20 started life in June 1980.  Initially it was going to be called the Micro-pet but due to the 6056 chip ‘Video Interface Chip‘ which was engineered and manufactured specifically for the Commodore VIC, the Commodore Executive, Michael Tomczyk, added the ’20’ part simply though that it sounded

Atari 2600 – Facts You Might Not Know!

The Atari 2600 is probably the best known games console of all time.  Over it’s life span it had many different names such as ‘The Woody’, the VCS – (Video Computer System), the CX-2600, CX-2600A and most famous of all “The Heavy Sixer”. My earliest recollection of the Atari 2600

In The Beginning

Welcome to my blog about retro video game systems where over the coming months and years i’m going to be posting tonnes of useful information, tips, images and videos on a huge passion of mine – Retro Video Game  Systems. Over the years I’ve accumulated a vast collection of gaming