The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long, the Commodore 64 burned even brighter again. With sales records that still stand to this day and a catalog of games that modern consoles envy the C64 is a cornerstone of gaming’s early days.
Take a trip down memory lane with YouTuber laffer35 as he presents game-play from 100 classic C64 games in 10 minutes. From the instantly recognizable Last Ninja 2 to the joystick destroying California Games our favorites are all there.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the video that demonstrates the sheer power of 8-bit computing, 8 bit at its best. Some of them will make you smile, others will make you wonder, if you were there all of them will take you back. Sit back, relax and let the history class begin.
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CommodoreUSA is about to re-release the Commodore 64 onto an unsuspecting world.
With more come-backs than rock’n rollers KISS, the Commodore brand has risen from the ashes of its past. The first product will be released the end of April with the revamped Commodore 64. CommodoreUSA is this rock bands latest tour and it looks like a killer. Established by Barry Altman in April of 2010 CommodoreUSA quickly brought the rights to the Commodore and Amiga names – August 2010. By December C64 prototypes were photographed and hopefully by the end of April we will have real product.
First released January 1982 by Commodore International the Commodore 64 was a ground breaking machine ahead of its time. By the time Commodore declared bankruptcy in 1994 nearly 30 million C64′s had been sold.
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The Commodore 64 sold in excess of 17 million units in its lifetime, still the largest selling single model of computer in history. Introduced in 1982 this computer more than any other made computers available to the average joe on the street, who proceeded to cut their teeth on this new beast.
The attraction for us nerds was purely based around its graphics and sound capabilities, it was technically the best machine at the time. This alone doesn’t explain it’s success though.
After it’s release in 1982 Commodore began selling the machine through main street retail stores instead of through specialist electronics stores. Computers sold through electronics parts stores had the stigma of build you own computer kits, this locked most people out. Even in the nerd world at the time the kids that had the funds, tools and ability to build their own computer were a tiny subset of this community.
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