The Internet Archive is the home of our digital past, and now it’s offering the greatest gift to any kid who grew up in the 80s and 90s: thousands of playable Amiga games.
Using three of Teenage Engineering’s tiny Pocket Operators all playing at the same time, YouTuber tubesockor masterfully performs a near perfect recreation of the sountrack to Delta, a legendary Commodore 64 game that dates back to 1987. But what’s more impressive than how authentic the rendition sounds, is how…
Various entrepreneurs have tried to bring back the legendary Commodore computer brand for years, all of them inevitably ending up bankrupt. Now a couple of Italian designers think they’ve got the silver bullet solution to tapping into 80s nostalgia: a smartphone. It’s too bad they decided to make it look so boring.
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Gamers of a certain age will no doubt scream Oh wow, I remember that! as they click through the Internet Archive's latest project.
Jack Tramiel, the antithesis of Steve Jobs, has died. Tramiel was the founder of Commodore. Unlike Jobs, Tramiel believed that computers should be utilitarian and cheap, disregarding elegant design or attention to detail—like the legendary Commodore 64.
Internet spamsters are often nigh-artistic with the fraudulent tales they weave—an exiled prince! Hidden treasure!—but scamming them can be even more creative. The Atlantic's Alexis Madrigal tells one revenge story of a conman duped into carving wooden sculptures.
The Commodore name still just about lives on, even though the original owners have long since left the factory. The latest product to carry the once-great computing name is the PC64—an all-in-one Atom PC in a C64 case.
Brace yourself, lovers of all things retro, because the Commodore 64 will rise from the dead in all its keyboard form factor glory. It will probably be based on the Cybernet ZPC-GX31, although I hope it looks like this:
I used Commodore 64s at school. We did BASIC programming, played Star Wars... It was such a fun machine that I wanted to eat it. Instead, I licked it. Now I can digest it and get its command line powers.
Quick update on the Apple App Store approval process: Shaken babies are OK, but inevitable moneymakers like a licensed, legal Commodore 64 emulator are rejected.
The laptop houses original Commodore 64 hardware, including less convenient throwbacks like the cartridge reader and keyboard (though the keyboard has been chiseled down a bit). Upgrades include the new 80stastic case, a slew of LEDs, one Nokia LCD, two speakers and an SD slot to load game images.