- Oct 12, 2010
Yes, the campaign has ended. Odd that this is news.
had the best lunch break read EVER!Forget the comments, check the campaign updates. At least 5 of them in the last 2 hours or so. Thats were the popcorn material is
[...]In addition to the above problems it is also taking us longer than we had hoped to fill the gaps in our list of 1,000 games caused by some games rights owners withdrawing their permission to employ their games in the Vega+. For some time now Paul Andrews has been contacting rights owners and encouraging them to withdraw their permissions. Why someone who is still a 25% shareholder in the company would do such a thing is a question best asked of Mr Andrews himself. [...]
I heard someone say that they didn't hand over everything because they asked to be paid for it and the others in RCL refused. Any truth to that?Fro my communications with RCL and people affiliated with the whole thing, I can confirm at least that what was handed over was in no way, shape or form adequate to continue many of the projects that RCL have running aligned with the Vega range.
I am (or was, I'm waiting to see how this all pans out) part of the Every Child Can Code portion, where code written on the PC in an IDE/Emulator can be sent to the Vega to play on the TV. Most, if not all, of that site's data was completely missing.
Impressive how quickly this has turned around really - it's got to this stage in less than a year. Although washing your dirty linen in public after holding a media blackout doesn't tend to maintain trust, I guess.
Pretty sure they are referring to Janko, the CEO of Planet Computers who are behind the Gemini PDA. Janko was brought in as a director for RCL who are behind the Vega Plus . Apparently he was the one who had to pick up the pieces and write the EMU/firmware for the Vega Plus after one of their directors who had written the SW already, walked from RCL with it. This was discussed earlier in the other thread.This article is pretty much everything that's already been said:
The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega Plus’s Indiegogo campaign is a serious mess
What did make me think though was one of the comments:
Anyone thinking of backing the Gemini PDA may want to think about this.