Clive Sinclair has no hair…

but he launched a generation of computer geeks in Britain. If you are in the mood for some reminiscence of simpler times where 48k of memory was ample why not check out Hey, hey, 16K.

Do we really miss the games such as Jet Set Willy and Dizzy where the trick was to manoeuvre with pixel-point precision in order to complete the game? Maybe not, they were fun at the time but having to complete the same movement but incrementally better the next time is just not fun anymore.

Having said that Chuckie Egg is still fucking fantastic and I still can be found playing using a Speccy emulator on my PC.

I’ll tell you what I do fucking miss the prices. Premium games such as Robocop or Operation wolf would be £9.99, but there was also a huge selection of budget games to be had for £1.99 or £2.99 many of them being completely new games and not just rereleases of older games. I used to have hundreds of games for my Spectrum but now my game collection for my PC and Xbox is barely in double figures and I probably spent far more money on them than I did for my entire Speccy collection.

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