RIP, the Man who Helped Get me Into Video Games

When I was four years old, my father took me out to a local electronics store and said we were buying a computer. OK, I thought, not really knowing why that was such a big deal. Twenty-seven years later, I now know it was one of the most significant days of my life.

That day we brought home a Commodore 64, my first ever video game system, the device which first kindled my lifelong passion for video games and which, ultimately, has led to who I am and where I am today.

So it's sad to learn today that Jack Tramiel, the founder of Commodore International, has passed away at the age of 83.

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Squatch832381d ago

Is quite sad, he in a way got me into video games too.
My first system was a Commodore 64.

RIP Jack.

maawdawg2380d ago

I played Atari, Colecovision, Intellivision, and the TI before I had a C64 but I had a ton of good gaming memories on that system. Mail Order Monsters, Karateka, and Bard's Tale would probably be my top 3 on that system. All on 5 1/4" floppy disks!

Bathyj2380d ago

I started with Atari, arcades and Game%Watch, but yeah, I loved C64. Had 100's of games.

Last Ninja, where for art thou?

mcstorm2380d ago

I never had the 64 I had the 16 and loved it and I was using the Amiga 32 until 2000 when I moved to a pc as I was starting collage and the Amaiga had finally died with Amiga Format pulling out too.

I still have my Amiga 32 which comes out every now and then and I have to say it is my favourite gaming device out of all the ones I have had and ive had alot.

Thank you for getting me into gaming and RIP.