ZX Vega+ News

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Vega+ Shipping Dates

  • End of September 2016
  • October 2016
  • In time for Xmas 2016
  • February 2017
  • A "few weeks" from March 10th 2017
  • Summer 2017
  • 8 weeks from August 9th (October 4th, 2017)
  • Mid October 2017
  • April 2018
  • May 8th - 12th 2018
  • May 12th 2018
  • May 31st 2018 (Indiegogo deadline)
  • June 15th 2018
  • July 6th 2018

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Levy Leaks

These documents were sent anonymously to our group by what is believed is an ex-employee of RCL. Although this cannot be verified, the sender has implied this is the tip of the iceberg, and much much more will be heading into the public view as the truth needs to be told.

These leaked documents have been converted into plain text (time permitting and depending on the document) using OCR software and therefore may contain some mistakes. If you notice any major mistakes compared to the original images, please post on twitter using the #zxvega hashtag and we will make the corrections. 

The Millionaire, the Model and the Scorned Woman - Strangers on a train?
17/04/2019

Darren Melbourne's attempt to alert Elaine Miller (director of Sinclair Research) as to what David Levy has been getting up to leads to further mystery.Darren Melbourne's attempt to alert Elaine Miller (director of Sinclair Research) as to what David Levy has been getting up to leads to further mystery.

RCL paid Lee Fogarty £14000 for £2600 of work
04/04/2019

Lee Fogarty's company Creative Spectrum Ltd originally quoting a total of £2,000 for website creation and £600 for a full year of hosting and support, yet he received £14,000.Lee Fogarty's company Creative Spectrum Ltd originally quoting a total of £2,000 for website creation and £600 for a full year of hosting and support, yet he received £14,000.

Shill for hire Chris Merriman: The truth uncovered
01/04/2019

Chris 'The DJ' Merriman published an article in The Inquirer that praised Levy and Martin less than a week after a leaked email chain requesting a launch date to hold off Indiegogo backers.Chris 'The DJ' Merriman published an article in The Inquirer that praised Levy and Martin less than a week after a leaked email chain requesting a launch date to hold off Indiegogo backers.

David Levy and Sinclair Research plot to grab control of RCL in March 2016
29/03/2019

A letter sent from law firm Teacher Stern confirms that David Levy along with Elaine Millar (a director of Sinclair Research Limited) engaged their services to take control of Retro Computers Limited just 3 days after the Indiegogo campaign closed.A letter sent from law firm Teacher Stern confirms that David Levy along with Elaine Millar (a director of Sinclair Research Limited) engaged their services to take control of Retro Computers Limited just 3 days after the Indiegogo campaign closed. All this occurred behind the back of MD Paul Andrews and CTO Chris Smith.

Teacher Stern Invoices to Retro Computers reveal the truth
28/03/2019

Invoices sent by law firm Teacher Stern to RCL shows that David Levy and Suzanne Martin spent backers money on spurious legal action, and Teacher Stern happily turned a blind eye to the source of the funds.Invoices sent by law firm Teacher Stern to RCL shows that David Levy and Suzanne Martin spent backers money on spurious legal action, and Teacher Stern happily turned a blind eye to the source of the funds.

Evidence that the SRA covered up the actions of Teacher Stern Solicitors
26/03/2019

An email from Clare Toomer of Teacher Stern to David Levy and Suzanne Martin proves that the Solicitors Regulation Authority have helped cover up the actions of Teacher Stern Solicitors.An email from Clare Toomer of Teacher Stern to David Levy and Suzanne Martin proves that the Solicitors Regulation Authority have helped cover up the actions of Teacher Stern Solicitors. It also shows that all parties have lied in court documents related to the matter.

David Levy and Suzanne Martin try to bury their past
07/03/2019

David Levy and Suzanne Martin went to extreme lengths spending the majority of their time trying to hide their criminal pasts and strange sexual interests from the public.David Levy and Suzanne Martin went to extreme lengths spending the majority of their time trying to hide their criminal pasts and strange sexual interests from the public.

Semi-working prototype
28/12/2018

A semi-working prototype has been passed around and around by Suzanne Martin in a bid to try to convince backers and creditors that at that point in time they had a working model.A semi-working prototype has been passed around and around by Suzanne Martin in a bid to try to convince backers and creditors that at that point in time they had a working model.

Lee Fogarty reported to Cyber Crime unit for hacking
21/10/2018

David Levy and Suzanne Martin reported Lee Fogarty to the Cyber Crime unit for hacking, doxxing, harassment, threats, and illegally accessing financial information.David Levy and Suzanne Martin reported Lee Fogarty to the Cyber Crime unit for hacking, doxxing using fake accounts, locking RCL out of their website, obtaining confidential information, and said he was deranged since being fired as an employee.

David Levy asleep at the wheel
16/10/2018

Director David Levy was supposed to be in charge of obtaining permissions for games but repeatedly failed to do his job as he worked on his other pet projects such as sex robot conferences and amateur chess competitions.Director David Levy was supposed to be in charge of obtaining permissions for games to go on the Vega+, but Levy repeatedly failed to do his job as he worked on his other pet projects such as sex robot conferences and amateur chess competitions.

Vertex Moulding left hanging with no money
11/10/2018

Vertex Moulding Ltd chase down Suzanne Martin for an update on the Vega+ project, but Suzanne makes it clear that she wants nothing to do with Retro Computers Ltd.Vertex Moulding Ltd chase down Suzanne Martin for an update on the Vega+ project, but Suzanne makes it clear that she wants nothing to do with Retro Computers Ltd. She sends them off in David Levy's direction, as he is the last remaining captain going down with the sinking ship.

Suzanne Martin told by SRA no investigation possible
23/09/2018

Suzanne Martin failed to convince the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority) that they should act against Paul Andrews for telling Suzanne Martin to stop libelling him.Suzanne Martin failed to convince the SRA (Solicitors Regulatory Authority) that they should act against Paul Andrews for telling Suzanne Martin to stop libelling him.

David Levy and Suzanne Martin accuse backers of online abuse
20/09/2018

Lee Fogarty's girlfriend Tanya Adele Cook sends screen grabs from the Indiegogo campaign showing repeated refund requests and satirical messages that Tanya is claiming to be 'worrying abuse' towards Suzanne Martin and David Levy.Lee Fogarty's girlfriend Tanya Adele Cook sends screen grabs from the Indiegogo campaign showing repeated refund requests and satirical messages that Tanya is claiming to be 'worrying abuse' towards Suzanne Martin and David Levy.

Lee Fogarty Hacking
17/09/2018

In a draft email to David Levy, Suzanne Martin accuses Lee Fogarty of hacking/accessing financial information of Retro Computers Limited customers.In a draft email to David Levy, Suzanne Martin accuses Lee Fogarty of hacking/accessing financial information of Retro Computers Limited customers.

David Levy steals from sick children
11/09/2018

David Levy tried to convince SKY that correct donations had been paid to GOSH, but in reality it was funnelled into the pockets of Levy, Martin and Mrsic-Flogel.David Levy tried to convince SKY that correct donations had been paid to Great Ormond Street Hospital, but in reality it was funnelled into the pockets of David Levy, Suzanne Martin and Janko Mrsic-Flogel.

David Levy fails to attract people to child sex robots
08/09/2018

Love and Sex with Robots: ACE Committee appoint David Levy, but book publisher Springer reject his work. Yet another epic fail by David Levy.Love and Sex with Robots: ACE Committee appoint David Levy, but book publisher Springer reject his work. Yet another epic fail by David Levy.

Lee Fogarty ropes in his girlfriend to spy on backers
05/09/2018

Lee Fogarty was paid at least £14,000 of backers money to work and shill for Retro Computers Ltd, and he also roped in his girlfriend Tanya to spy on backers and report directly to David Levy.Lee Fogarty was paid at least £14,000 of backers money to work and shill for Retro Computers Ltd, and he also roped in his girlfriend Tanya to spy on backers and report directly to David Levy.

David Levy and Suzanne Martin plot to extort money from the Cooper family
01/09/2018

David Levy and Suzanne Martin plot to grab assets of innocent third parties, sitting rubbing their hands together and dribbling with excitement as they encourage others to do their bidding.David Levy and Suzanne Martin plot to grab assets of innocent third parties, sitting rubbing their hands together and dribbling with excitement as they encourage others to do their bidding. This time it's false claims against Nick Cooper, the former director of Cornerstone Media International Ltd, the original sales agent for the original Vega console.

David Levy hires security consultant Stuart Thomas
29/08/2018

In August 2018, David Levy dispensed with the 'hacking services' of pariah Jan Saggiori and hired a personal security consultant named Stuart Thomas.In August 2018, David Levy dispensed with the 'hacking services' of pariah Jan Saggiori and hired a personal security consultant named Stuart Thomas in an attempt to uncover 'hacking' performed by former employees such as Lee Fogarty.

The ZX Vega Plus prototype smoke SCREENS
19/08/2018

This email chain shows how David Levy strings along a Chinese LCD screen company to get 50 cheap screens from them, all the time promising them a further order for 5000-10000 units will follow (but never does).This email chain shows how David Levy strings along a Chinese LCD screen company to get 50 cheap screens from them, all the time promising them a further order for 5000-10000 units will follow (but never does). The Chinese supplier sends multiple emails without a response, even telling David Levy "But it is always no feedback from you..."

Twitter takedowns
16/08/2018

Suzanne Martin explains to David Levy how she intends to remove the Anon y Mouse twitter account, then updates Levy with a running count of the number of accounts she has had disabled.Suzanne Martin explains to David Levy how she intends to remove the Anon y Mouse twitter account, then updates Levy with a running count of the number of accounts she has had disabled.

RCL lawyers confirm no costs incurred in court plus false tax claims
14/08/2018

A letter from lawyers Michelmores confirms that Retro Computers did not incur any costs at all for the small part of the court case that was dropped.A letter from lawyers Michelmores confirms that Retro Computers did not incur any costs at all for the small part of the court case that was dropped, and both Retro Computers Limited and by default the lawyers Michelmores lied to the court about those costs.

Police Officer TDC Daniel Levy helps out David Levy
12/08/2018

Police officer TDC Daniel Levy of the Metropolitan police seems to have a very friendly conversation with the unrelated David Levy.Police officer TDC Daniel Levy of the Metropolitan police seems to have a very friendly conversation with the unrelated David Levy, even going so far as to rewriting his police statement for him, and making some enquiries on his behalf about the former MD of Retro Computers Ltd, Paul Andrews, and the sales agent Nick Cooper.

Lee Fogarty confirms Suzanne Martin is insane and unfit to run company
10/08/2018

Lee Fogarty writes to David Levy to say that Suzanne Louise Martin had confirmed to him that she has mental health issues, and has been institutionalised before and should not be allowed to run a company.Lee Fogarty writes to David Levy to say that Suzanne Louise Martin had confirmed to him that she has mental health issues, and has been institutionalised before. Lee Fogarty also tells David Levy that Suzanne Martin should not be allowed to run a company.

Lee Fogarty refuses to be fall guy
08/08/2018

Lee Fogarty confirmed to David Levy he was not prepared to be the fall guy for Suzanne Martin.Lee Fogarty confirmed to David Levy he was not prepared to be the fall guy for Suzanne Martin, and tells David Levy he has not had copies of the proceedings of the court hearings despite being named in them and that Suzanne Martin created the abuse twitter accounts.

Lee Fogarty releasing everything
06/08/2018

In December 2017, Lee Fogarty loses patience with David Levy and warns him that if RCL do not leave him alone, Lee will be releasing everything.In December 2017, Lee Fogarty loses patience with David Levy and warns him that if RCL do not leave him alone, Lee will be releasing everything.

Cashflow
05/08/2018

In May 2017, David Levy created a projected cash flow to pacify his growing creditors, knowing all along these figures are pie in the sky numbers.In May 2017, David Levy created a projected cash flow to pacify his growing creditors, knowing all along these figures are pie in the sky numbers (even more so now Sky have removed their licence).

Who is Real Crooks?
30/07/2018

Suzanne Martin and David Levy use backer money to bury the past, wasting money by requesting Jayne Clemens of law firm Michelmores contact Google regarding a blog.Suzanne Martin and David Levy use backer money to bury the past, wasting money by requesting Jayne Clemens of law firm Michelmores contact Google regarding a blog.

Alternative Software
29/07/2018

Alternative Software demand that RCL pay all their unpaid royalties as specified in their terminated licence agreement.Alternative Software demand that RCL pay all their unpaid royalties as specified in their terminated licence agreement.

Faulty Charging
28/07/2018

Many of the Vega+ prototypes that were sent out to testers had problems charging the batteries. Richard Pettigrew received the faulty unit that was given to Andrew Oliver at the Dizzy event, a fault that Lee Fogarty also experienced.Many of the Vega+ prototypes that were sent out to testers had problems charging the batteries. Richard Pettigrew received the faulty unit that was given to Andrew Oliver at the Dizzy event, a fault that Lee Fogarty also experienced. Despite these faults, Jonathan Cauldwell has been vocal on social media claiming that there were no problems with the Vega+ prototypes.

Alexandra Billington
26/07/2018

RCL paid Alexandra Billington approximately £1000 a month using backers money to spy on backers and the ex-directors on social media.RCL paid Alexandra Billington approximately £1000 a month using backers money to spy on backers and the ex-directors on social media.

Outstanding payments
25/07/2018

Lee Fogarty contacted David Levy to report that Suzanne Martin was charging Retro Computers Ltd via her contact Alex Billington for work that Lee was doing.Lee Fogarty contacted David Levy to report that Suzanne Martin was charging Retro Computers Ltd via her contact Alex Billington for work that Lee was doing. In this way Suzanne Louise Martin could pocket the money and claim she wasn't being paid.

Leo Kelion
24/07/2018

Suzanne Martin accuses BBC's Leo Kelion of helping incite violence against RCL and its employees, and that he has crossed 'to the dark side'.Suzanne Martin accuses BBC's Leo Kelion of helping incite violence against RCL and its employees, and that he has crossed 'to the dark side'.

David Levy avoids paying games rights holders
23/07/2018

David Levy and Teacher Stern work hard using backers money on lawyers fees to attempt to cover up and stall confirmation they have not paid the original Vega console royalties correctly to either games rights owners or GOSH.David Levy and Teacher Stern work hard using backers money on lawyers fees to attempt to cover up and stall confirmation they have not paid the original Vega console royalties correctly to either games rights owners or GOSH.

Suzanne Martin created fake social media accounts
22/07/2018

Lee Fogarty confirms to David Levy that he knows Suzanne Martin created fake social media accounts to abuse backers and herself.Lee Fogarty confirms to David Levy that he knows Suzanne Martin created fake social media accounts to abuse backers and herself.

Lavish Lifestyle
21/07/2018

Suzanne Louise Martin and Dr David Levy worried money embezzled from ZX Vega+ backers will lead to jail term for them.Suzanne Louise Martin and Dr David Levy worried money embezzled from ZX Vega+ backers will lead to jail term for them.

Criminal Past Forgotten
20/07/2018

Suzanne Louise Martin is terrified her criminal past will never be forgotten on the internet.Suzanne Louise Martin is terrified her criminal past will never be forgotten on the internet.

David Levy tries to extort money
19/07/2018

David Levy and law firm Michelmores try to use their police officer to extort money from Nick Cooper.David Levy and law firm Michelmores try to use their police officer to extort money from Nick Cooper.

Janko not so fine
18/07/2018

David Levy and Suzanne Martin had a falling out with fellow director Janko Mrsic-Flogel. Behind Janko's back, both Suzanne Martin and David Levy say they wouldn't buy his Gemini PDA with the faulty keys and admit that the Vega+ software that he supplied was not up to scratch.David Levy and Suzanne Martin had a falling out with fellow director Janko Mrsic-Flogel. Behind Janko's back, both Suzanne Martin and David Levy say they wouldn't buy his Gemini PDA with the faulty keys and admit that the Vega+ software that he supplied was not up to scratch.

Made in China
17/07/2018

David Levy and Suzanne Martin decided to remove all reference to China as it 'sounded cheap and we have claimed UK'.In the draft version of the witness statement for Rob Morton's small claims court case against RCL, David Levy and Suzanne Martin decided to remove all reference to China as it 'sounded cheap and we have claimed UK'.

Stop TheC64
16/07/2018

David Levy tried to stop TheC64 company using Vega+ backer money but failed!David Levy tried to stop TheC64 company using Vega+ backer money but failed!

Fake Prison Request
15/07/2018

David Levy and Suzanne Martin try to blackmail Nick Cooper's father to save his son from a fake prison request.David Levy and Suzanne Martin try to blackmail Nick Cooper's father to save his son from a fake prison request.

Disability Hate Crime
14/07/2018

Suzanne Martin and David Levy plan and carry out a disability hate crime against a disabled woman.Suzanne Martin and David Levy plan and carry out a disability hate crime against a disabled woman.

Dilute Shares
13/07/2018

Even after losing in court to remove shares belonging to Paul Andrews, David Levy still thinks he can take Andrews and Smith's shares in RCL!Even after losing in court to remove shares belonging to Paul Andrews, David Levy still thinks he can take Andrews and Smith's shares in RCL!

Hitman
12/07/2018

Suzanne Martin thinks a hitman is after her, and the Retro Community are jam packed with nutters!Suzanne Martin thinks a hitman is after her, and the Retro Community are jam packed with nutters!

Secret Recording
11/07/2018

Suzanne Martin and David Levy secretly recorded Nick Cooper - then lied to the world about the contents.Suzanne Martin and David Levy secretly recorded Nick Cooper - then lied to the world about the contents.

No Assets
10/07/2018

Michelmores confirm that RCL has no assets in November 2017 and that any money they obtain from Nick Cooper is to only be seen as a bonus.Michelmores confirm that RCL has no assets in November 2017 and that any money they obtain from Nick Cooper is to only be seen as a bonus. Michelmores also appear to be under the illusion that the IP used in the original Vega belongs to RCL, but Chris Smith was never paid for the original IP and still owns it.

False claims
09/07/2018

Suzanne Martin makes false claims about Andrews, this time falsely citing police action.Suzanne Martin makes false claims about Andrews, this time falsely citing police action. Suzanne Martin avoids questions from lawyers Michelmores about progress of the Vega+ and also lies about the product being ready in a couple of weeks.

Dr David Levy Trading Insolvent
08/07/2018

David Levy confirms to RCL's former lawyers Teacher Stern that RCL has no money and are trading insolvent.David Levy confirms to RCL's former lawyers Teacher Stern that RCL has no money and are trading insolvent.

Blackmail
07/07/2018

Backers that ask for refunds are treated with utter contempt by RCL directors David Levy and Suzanne Martin. Suzanne Martin's narcissistic personality sees offers to take down any negative posts on social media as "blackmail".Backers that ask for refunds are treated with utter contempt by RCL directors David Levy and Suzanne Martin. Suzanne Martin's narcissistic personality sees offers to take down any negative posts on social media as "blackmail".

Latest Funky Spectrum RCL Videos

Confirmation of the shilling that went on from certain individuals during this absolute scandal. What a disgrace!
(03/04/2019)

Well it seems justice has prevailed for once and no surprises there to be honest what a ridiculous bit of behaviour !
(15/03/2019)

Indiegogo Campaign

"Our Indiegogo campaign is to raise funds to manufacture the first 2,500 or more units of the Vega+ in the UK, and to prepare us for the second production run."

— RCL (15/02/2016)

Vega+ Status

  • All refunds processed:
  • Roll of honour email:
  • Address confirmation:
  • Battery specification:
  • PEGI certification:
  • Final specs released:
  • Games list released:
  • Finished box design:
  • Manual released:
  • Working website:
  • Final devices made: 0
  • Small claims victories: 0
  • Prototypes made: ~100-200