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
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Lee Fogarty spills the beans on Suzanne Martin
On Wednesday 13th of December 2017, Gareth Corfield published an article in The Register detailing the falling out between contractor Lee Fogarty and Retro Computers Ltd. The following day, Lee Fogarty began to spill the beans on Suzanne Martin via a series of Facebook posts.
Here is the entire thread that was posted:
Lee Fogarty: For added fun, RCL decided to speak to the register despite constant "no comment", then emailed a threat to me that basically said if I responded they would sue! So I responded...
Paul Metcalf: So what about all the pics of people testing the vega+.how far is it into production
Lee Fogarty: There are no photos of the initial testers. We are scattered around the country! Once the testing was complete (or more accurately abandoned due to lack of interest from RCL), it's anyones guess who is testing now.
Matt Wills: Think we'll hear anything from RCL this side of Xmas?
Lee Fogarty: Only more register articles at a guess, then blame having to deal with the press for not doing anything
I'm still waiting to hear what "misleading" statements were made by me that weren't directly attributed to Suzanne publicly beforehand? As for the doxing....
Lee Fogarty: She can't mean this one? Which is also the image used in the court docs..
Lee Fogarty: All part of this cunning plan perhaps?
Matt Wills: Who is Dazzas?
Lee Fogarty: Darren Melbourne - it was one of 3 fake accounts she set up on twitter. When it went to court it was implied I had set them up. I got her to stop and be an MD instead of a 10yr old.
Matt Wills: Was she any of the other vitriolic Twitter accounts too? Thinking of andrewsuckspaul etc...
Lee Fogarty: I can't remember the names of any of them tbh. They were all set up at the same time though. And yes - after she sent me that, she rang me and admitted they were all her.
Matt Wills: Ok, wonder if she's still doing it
Lee Fogarty: No idea - I made it very clear I wanted none of it.
Matt Wills: Looks like a complete mess to me
Lee Fogarty: She is. On the day that I quit, I told her I didn't believe she was any longer working in the interest of the company, and that she was spending far too much time on litigation, and no time on the backers or the product, and that by ignoring all of my advice, *if* anything was produced it would be a shambles. Within minutes she was accusing me to others of doxing (which she is still saying now), and shortly afterwards I received and email from David accusing me of being paid by Andrews!!
Keith Lutener: If this is true why did you attack Andrews so publicly? You were saying the cops would be knocking on his door any day. What actually happened with that? From all you are posting it seems she is capable of a lot more and all the stuff you blamed him for. Maybe he wasn't the villian?
Lee Fogarty: Keith Lutener I have never said the investigation has stopped...At least I use my own name.
Keith Lutener: Lee Fogarty But look at this another way, if he's so bad why has he gone off to produce another product, it's release it's just around the corner. Add to this there's still half a million pounds that have vanished of which he seems to have proven he h...See more
Lee Fogarty: Keith Lutener That is best left to the investigation. That is in two parts - the abuse towards me and the fraud before he left.
Matt Wills: I rather meant the whole situation is a complete mess. No one has gained anything from this apart from the 3 current directors of RCL, which might change if they are brought to account
Lee Fogarty: Matt Wills - there's still a chance you'll receive a pair of tweezers...
Wesley Moore: What happened to your Nick Roper account Lee?
Lee Fogarty: You mean the account I registered on Indiegogo for the original Vega, then changed the name to my friends as a tribute because we were told the account name would be on the role of honour? The same one that posted once when someone asked for a link to a video? That one?
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For the time being, another site helping backers raise queries about the state of the device and their investment has been put to rest.
To counter the trolls, sorry, games rights owners they've not contacted, RCL have been pushing the idea of releasing the system without any games.
And why wouldn't they, they've missed all the others. why break the habit of a lifetime ?
"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)
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