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Classic Commodore 64 lives again

Commodore is making a Windows PC that fits inside a boxy beige shell that looks exactly like its original C64. Commodore's updated version will run Windows 7 but also has an emulator capable of playing games written for its ancestor. Commodore has started taking orders for the C64x, priced at $595 (£364), and said the machines would ship between May and June. It is expected to appear in shops later in the year.


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Old 07.04.2011, 15:24
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Way of the Exploding Fist! Fantastic game on the C64.
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Way of the Exploding Fist! Fantastic game on the C64.

I always had a soft spot for them...In that they made my Spectrum look fantastic.
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Old 07.04.2011, 15:26
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or save yourself some money and just download the free emulator thats been around for years

or play them online

http://www.dreamfabric.com/c64/
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or save yourself some money and just download the free emulator thats been around for years

or play them online

http://www.dreamfabric.com/c64/
Oh , but surely the appeal is in the looks ? Compact retro design etc...
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Oh , but surely the appeal is in the looks ? Compact retro design etc...

if you can't plug a quickshot 2 into it then I'm not interested
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Oh , but surely the appeal is in the looks ? Compact retro design etc...
I think I'll wait for the (slightly larger, granted) Real Thing
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Old 07.04.2011, 15:53
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what is this commodore 64 of which you speak???
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Anyone know if these are going to be available in CH, or will I have to buy in the UK and take a hit on import tax..? Have done some googling but can't find any info on retailers or pre-ordering :/
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I think I'll wait for the (slightly larger, granted) Real Thing
Said the Actress to the Bishop...
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Anyone know if these are going to be available in CH, or will I have to buy in the UK and take a hit on import tax..? Have done some googling but can't find any info on retailers or pre-ordering :/
IMHO, it won't reach the market... It's a marketing attempt at gathering interest.

"Unfortunately, despite providing more technical details regarding their 64x system, plus a redesigned, retro-looking website and more photos, Commodore USA has yet again refrained from providing any pricing and/or availability information"

viz. It doesn't exist yet.
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what is this commodore 64 of which you speak???
It's what the rich kids had, the us poor ones had to content themselves with Atari 2600 (computers pre-internet were just for games, right?).

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It's what the rich kids had, the poor ones had to content themselves with Atari 2600 (computers pre-internet were just for games, right?).
The banks and NASA might disagree.

Mine was used more for programming in Assembly and Basic, with the odd diversion into The Hobbit, Manic Miner and ZX Flight Simulator.
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Woohoo!! I can play Radar Rat Race again.
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When did you stop ??
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IMHO, it won't reach the market... It's a marketing attempt at gathering interest.

"Unfortunately, despite providing more technical details regarding their 64x system, plus a redesigned, retro-looking website and more photos, Commodore USA has yet again refrained from providing any pricing and/or availability information"

viz. It doesn't exist yet.
Have to grudgingly agree it does sound a bit like one of those gimmicky concept cars that you get at the auto-shows. No chance of them ever being economically viable and so will likely never get to market.

Besides, didn't Chelsea FC kill Commodore back in 1995 when they lost in the FA Cup Final to Man U, and Commodore had to pay a (then crippling) £500k or so sponsorship bonus which sent them belly up (?)

I miss my old 64. Not as much as I miss my Amiga 1200 that followed it, but still.
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When did you stop ??
In 1994 when the power supply for my Commodore 64 failed. My friends even took me out and got me drunk to commiserate. Twas a sad day indeed. Actually I think it and all my games (on tape) are still in the room under the stairs at my mother's place. My family throws NOTHING away.
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This thread reminds me of this, priceless..

http://www.419eater.com/html/john_boko.htm

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Every few years commodore announce some sort of come back, that so far has never happened, usually followed by some soon to be poor sod buying the company and losing all his money
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Every few years commodore announce some sort of come back, that so far has never happened, usually followed by some soon to be poor sod buying the company and losing all his money
I should be getting mine in a couple of days - so they actually seem to be on the right track this time :-)

I know it's just a geek toy, but as such, it's pretty amazing.
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