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Submitted by midnightambler 496d ago | article

Consoles that won't die: The Commodore 64

Time and technology has moved on since 1983, but the Commodore 64 continues to survive as a viable gaming platform, supported by a dedicated homebrew scene that's combining old school programming skills with a modern-day indie mentality. (Commodore, Culture, Dev, Retro)

JeffGrubb  +   496d ago
I had my Commodore 64 -- had to score!
darthv72  +   496d ago
C64 is a good platform but...
does it classify as a console? I classify it as a gaming PC.

Either way, it was a fun run for Commodore that got better when the Amiga arrived.
bintarok  +   496d ago
Couldn't agree more, miss the days of Commodore vs Atari so much.

Gaming feels less interesting without healthy competition.
forcefullpower  +   496d ago
And the Amiga won. One of the best systems I have ever owned.

Just thinking about captive brings back such good memories
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bintarok  +   496d ago
The Amiga was way ahead of times, there was a "silly" add-on called DCTV where it could display a 24bit/16 million color image through a 16 color screen mode. Something unheard of back then.
MrDead  +   496d ago
I’m still a proud owner of a A1200 with Blizzard 1230 and a massive 350mb hard drive, Alien Breed 3D 2 runs silky smooth.
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darthv72  +   496d ago
@mrdread
I sold my A1200 a long time ago but i did keep the Zappo 2x cdrom drive that I used with it. I could play some CD32 games and i still have those. alien breed, mutant football, project-x.

Hell, still got the 1084s monitor but i wouldnt sell that. I made me some custom RGB cables for the genesis, snes even the atari jaguar. RGB was the shizz back then. It was the HDMI of the 90's.
MrDead  +   496d ago
I loved the CD32, I was blown away when I saw Simon the Sorcerer voiced by Chris Barry
SatanSki  +   495d ago
Saying C64 is an console is insulting for its creators. It was the best home computer of its times.
Sadie2100  +   496d ago
I loved my C64! I wish I still had it.
deantak  +   496d ago
I skipped this one when I was young.
barb_wire  +   496d ago
You missed out on some truly amazing games.
barefootgamer  +   496d ago
I had one growing up. Played a lot of Zork I. Got eaten by a lot of grues...
talisker  +   496d ago
It's a computer, stupid, not a console. A great one, though.
SSmoke  +   496d ago
That was an awesome unit, I had so many games!! but only like 6 ran, LOL... Forbidden Forest was by far the best, even beat the Demogorgon! holy hell, that was a flashback..
jagstatboy  +   496d ago
I remember playing Zork, Karateka, and Raid on Bungeling Bay on my Commodore 64.
Starbucks_Fan  +   496d ago
I got a Commodore 64 and a Commodore VIC20 at a garage sale for $8 total last summer and they work fine. Neat looking things
b_one  +   496d ago
it wont die coz its not compatible with RoHS directive ;)
creeping judas  +   496d ago
I remember inputting machine code from a magazine into the commodore 64. Then trying to run the game, it came back with an error. And you had to run thru hundreds of lines to find out where you messed up. So much fun.

Lode Runner was my absolute favorite game on that system.
easternbalboa  +   496d ago
Where has the time gone.

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