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Commodore re-enters the market as a purpose built gaming PC

The Commodore is ready to make a splash back into the computer world with a new gaming computer that will be shown later this month during CeBIT in Germany.  Specifics of the computer remain scarce, but Commodore CEO Bala Keilman promises that the new Commodore PC is going to bring the Commodore brand back into the gaming industry.

"25 years ago, Commodore launched the best selling personal computer of the late 20th century, the C64, and defined the early computer games experience for millions of people worldwide," Keilman said in a statement. On the Commodore Gaming website, only a graphical teaser is posted for what will come.

The Commodore gaming PCs will be shown on March 15th, and will be live demo machines which will be playable. "We are privileged and excited to bring the commodore brand back to the gaming community and mark a new chapter in its history with this exceptional machine. We're sure that it will deliver what gamers need and want," said Keilman.

It appears that the PCs will be available for the European market on release, but the company did not rule out a launch in North America and Asia.  Commodore expects to make more more announcements soon.

The problem with a Commodore comeback is that the gaming market today is nothing like the one that the C64 entered 25 years ago -- Alienware and VoodooPC are two of the top tier companies already producing gaming PCs.  Also, the Microsoft Xbox360, Sony PlayStation 3 and Nintendo Wii are all strong competitors of PC gaming, with 41% of U.S. households reportedly now having video game consoles

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By blackseed on 3/7/2007 1:02:07 PM , Rating: 2
I remember playing the tough copy protection for those games back then. You had to use parameters or something like that to copy games.

Some goodies are:

Wasteland (Days and days without sleep)
Bards Tale (and other Days and days without sleep)
Geo OS (Funny GUI OS)
ABC Monday Night Football (Right after school I would always play)
Magic Candle I (More days in my room)
Zork Series (God, this kept me up for days)

RE: Games
By darkempire on 3/8/2007 9:13:52 AM , Rating: 2
Skate or DIE Anyone

i remember killing joysticks with games like Sumer games, Decathlon, skate or die, caveman ugh olympics, worldgames,...

talking about compatability i could use my old atari 2600 joystick on my C64

those where the days

"If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else." -- Microsoft Business Group President Jeff Raikes
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