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[Gaming News] IndieGoGo Ready to Recoup Crowdfunding for Sinclair ZX Vega+ Handheld

Submitted by: Edofnor @ 05:25 PM | Monday, February 5, 2018 | (url:

The team behind a controversial video games console has given a fresh delivery date pledge after the crowdfunding platform it used threatened to recoup backers' funds.

The Sinclair ZX Vega+ handheld was originally scheduled for delivery in September 2016, but has been repeatedly delayed.


Indiegogo told the BBC on Friday that it had set an end-of-May deadline.

The US company intends to appoint a third-party collections agency to obtain and return the 85 to 100 paid by consumers to get one of the machines, if that target is missed.


The London-based company (Retro Computers Ltd.) had raised 512,790 via Indiegogo for the project before it was blocked from raising further funds last year due to delays and a lack of communication with backers.


In a series of updates posted to Indiegogo, RCL acknowledged that it had "understandably been criticised for extended periods of 'radio silence'". It said it had been the subject of a "troll campaign" of criticism and blamed a series of issues for the delays, including:

-- a legal dispute with former company director Paul Andrews among others

-- a light bleed into the display of the device caused by problems with the original design of its plastic casing

-- a need to re-engineer the console's buttons, which are now said to be more comfortable


The BBC last reported on the Vega+ campaign in March 2017.

The company requested that the article not be published at the time on the grounds that it might compromise a police investigation.

The BBC did delay publication to give the company time to provide relevant evidence, but it never did so.


The latest promises are being made a week after a judge at Luton County Court ordered RCL to refund one of the console's backers, as reported by The Register...

[center]Image of "latest prototypes" posted by RCL[/img]

iPhone to get Multi Touch games: Spore, Super Monkey Ball

Submitted by: Beren @ 03:29 PM | Thursday, March 6, 2008 | (url:

The iPhone might lack a bunch of normal phone functionality, but it is now getting some games that one would not expect a current phone to be able to play. Top of this list is the highly anticipated title Spore which is due out later this year on PC and Mac.

Mobile WoW officially being considered

Submitted by: LouCypher @ 04:53 AM | Thursday, February 14, 2008 | (url: http://www.wowins...)

As if the game wasn't pervasive enough in our PC lives, Blizzard co-founder Frank Pearce says they're considering a mobile interface. Don't get all excited about raiding Magtheridon on your iPhone - it's just an idea for chat, mail, and auction interactivity... for now.

Wireless controller for cell phone games released

Submitted by: Lexicon @ 01:39 AM | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | (url: http://www.source...)

"Zeemote, Inc. (, today announced the launch of the Zeemote JS1, a wireless controller that enables near-console game play on mobile phones.

Measuring a snug 95x35x20mm/3.7x1.4x0.8in and weighing only 47g/1.7oz (including batteries), the Zeemote JS1 controller sits perfectly in the hand and is ergonomically designed for optimized comfort. With a thumb stick and four assignable trigger buttons, the JS1 controller offers real analogue control enabling users to truly engage with mobile games."

I can't really decide if this would be fun to use or not, but I know for sure I won't be buying one. Would you buy a wireless controller to play tetris on your cell phone?

CES 2008: Blu-ray movies to PSP

Submitted by: OSiRiS 341 @ 01:12 PM | Tuesday, January 8, 2008 | (url: http://www.gamesi...)

At the company's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sony demonstrated Blu-ray movie discs embedded with a lower-resolution version of the film for portable devices.

FF7:Crisis Core comes to the US on March 25

Submitted by: KnightMare @ 10:43 AM | Tuesday, December 18, 2007 | (url: http://www.pspfan...)

Square Enix's epic Final Fantasy VII prequel is coming to the US at last! Square Enix confirmed today that the PSP exclusive will arrive on March 25th. The game follows the adventures of Zack and his life as part of SOLDIER. Along the way, he'll meet familiar faces, like Cloud, Sephiroth and more. Crisis Core has been rated T by the ESRB for Blood, Mild Language, Mild Suggestive Themes and Violence.

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Baseball Gets Less Boring

Submitted by: Colosus @ 09:08 AM | Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | (url: http://www.dsfanb...)

Nintendo's Fan Network allows Safeco Field attendees to enhance Mariners games with software downloaded onto the DS. For a $5 fee, baseball fans can order food, watch live video, play networked games, learn about the players, and even keep up with other baseball games, right from their seats.

Heroes of Mana in Famitsu

Submitted by: Xionic @ 04:24 AM | Monday, March 5, 2007 | (url: http://www.jeux-f...)

Developed in the studios of Brownie Brown, Seiken Densetsu: Heroes of Mana will involve us in a universe colored with the meeting of Roger, a young soldier decided well to take again the control of the kingdom of the hands of a more and more criticized king.

Wario: Master of Disguise Review

Submitted by: Xionic @ 03:36 AM | Monday, March 5, 2007 | (url: reviews Warios latest jaunt into the land of the DS with a not so glowing review. Warios only response to IGN was Ai-yai-yai-yah!

PS2 controller frankengrafted to PSP

Submitted by: Xionic @ 03:06 AM | Monday, March 5, 2007 | (url: http://www.engadg...)

A user by the name of F00 f00 has managed to successfully graft a full size PlayStation 2 controller -- not that junk-ass rumble-free PS3 affair -- to the rear end of his PSP. Homebrew and emulation will certainly benefit from the addition, but it's pretty clear that any PSP so heavily jacked into and expanded upon would be best suited for showing off on forums where cred and props far outweigh everyday usefulness.

Nvidia's Next-gen Phone Interface

Submitted by: oodLes @ 05:47 AM | Thursday, February 22, 2007 | (url: http://www.youtub...)

Check this video out at youtube

At 3GSM this year, NVIDIA was showing off some demos of its GoForce 5500 processor. This video shows a demo mobile phone UI, using 3D, video and Flash 2D.


EA to Make iPhone Games?

Submitted by: Colosus @ 10:07 AM | Monday, February 12, 2007 | (url: http://www.pocket...)

According to this Business Week article, the mobile division of gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA Mobile, formerly JAMDAT) is in talks with Apple about the possibility of creating games for the iPhone. Apple sourced five iPod games from EA Mobile last year.

New N-Gage Coming

Submitted by: Yogi @ 02:40 PM | Monday, February 5, 2007 | (url: http://www.joysti...)

Amazingly enough even though the first one tanked Nokia is releasing a new N-Gage to the masses next september.

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