Tony Lyon

Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K

The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Home Computer was an 8-bit machine that was released to us in the UK back in 1982 by Sinclair Research. It was Clive Sinclair, an Oxford born gentelman from Cambridge who founded the company in 1980 when he released the first of his computers the ZX80.  It was later in life that due to Clives great achievementsRead More »Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48K

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Mattel Electronics Intellivision console

In 1979 Mattel Electronics released its first video gaming console, the Intellivision.  Mattel Electronics was a subsidiary of Mattel and was formed expressly for the development of electronic games.  In its first year Mattel sold 175,000 Intellivision consoles and the library grew from a mere 4 game cartridges which the console was initially released with and to 35 cartridges.  ThroughoutRead More »Mattel Electronics Intellivision console

The Sega Saturn

The Sega Saturn was a 32-bit CD based video gaming console that graced our stores on 8th of July 1995 priced at $399.99 and was to be in direct competition with the likes of Sony’s Playstation and the Nintendo 64. Unfortunately the Sega Saturn was not one of Sega’s best consoles and with the commercial failure caused Sega to loseRead More »The Sega Saturn

Amstrad GX4000 gaming console

The Amstrad GX4000 is a third generation cartridge based console that was released in 1990.  The GX4000 was Amstrad’s only attempt at a cartridge based games system for the console market.  The system retailed at 99 GBP and included the game cartridge ‘Burning Rubber’. Basically the Amstrad GX4000 was nothing more than a  modified Amstrad CPC6128 plus that allowed theRead More »Amstrad GX4000 gaming console

Takara HMD Dynovisor

Well what can i say about purchasing a HMD Dynovisor! lol.  These headsets were renown for being rubbish and make no mistake the rumors are true, but when one turned up a while back and having obviously hardly been used, it was another ageing classic that i had to have for my retro collection. In 1994, Atari teamed up withRead More »Takara HMD Dynovisor

Atari 7800 – ProSystem

The Atari 7800 or the Atari 7800 ProSystem as it was also known, reached our stores in 1986 and was to be the successor to atari’s flop, the Atari 5200. The project was originally to be called the Atari 3600, but it was later thought its designation needed higher than that of the 5200 so before its release it was Read More »Atari 7800 – ProSystem