Commodore 64 Makes a Comeback, Available for Preorder

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jimmurray1946

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dmackey828

I'm a Commodore Nut, http://www.n2dvm.com and I WON'T be buying one of these..

 

Sorry CUSA.

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Wingzero_x

It's just wrong!

Also can't we already just get this emulator anyway? Heck we can get this one and more! Personally I think they would do better by releasing the C64 as it was. With perhaps a few mods.

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2dougmac

I so wanted a C64 when I was growing up, but couldn't afford it. Used to go into Gemco (strike any cords?) and just paw the keyboard with longing.

Now, to think of it jacked up with that much, I don't know if it sounds great to have it back on the market, or it's heresy.

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CaptainFabulous

Wow, it's really ridiculously expensive, and it doesn't even have a display. And an Atom/Ion combo places it right in the netbook bin. Too bad.

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gdouglass

Let us know when there is a computer looking like the Atari 800XL or 130XE!

The Ataris were better computers than the C64.

Gene

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hammeredtoast

This is funnier than anything. On all levels. It's so funny to me, in fact, that I have no idea how to explain why.

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pfilias

Those 1581 drives were bad ass. I got about 3 or 4 of them and ran my BBS using them. I had tried a 5 and 7.5MB Commodore hard drive, but they failed, so I settled on the SFD and a few 1581s. Those were some AMAZING days. Heck, for a few hundred, I'd get one of these systems, mainly for nostalgia's sake.

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Neufeldt2002

I read this a couple of days ago on Cnet. Yes, this brings back memories of high school, sitting with my friends playing games until our eyes hurt. The only thing I can think of that would make this worth while is the emulator and games that it comes with. But, that seems that it would get old fast, otherwise I will just stick with a regular computer.

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DrX69

i want!  I still have my c128 and it still works!!!  I origianlly had the c64.  Hamburger... true but you completely missed the point.  my c64 and c128 is the whole reason i make good money today.  I have a soft spot for it as does  many others.   tommM...  I still have (all working last time i hooked it up about a year or so ago): c128, 4x1541, 2x1571, blue chip daisy wheel (which you can STILL get ink for), 1581, mps-803 printer (STILL can get ribbons also), 1530 cassette drive, 1901 monitor (still works), modem.  

 

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darthgriffin

I've also got one sitting out in my garage with the fastload cartridge, modem, couple of disk drives and 2 printers. Just don't know what to do with the thing.

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Hamburger

No, I didn't miss the point.  I totally get that you are paying extra nostalgia and 15 minutes of Ooohs and Aaahs from friends that also had C64s.

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TommM

LOL...sounds like you have the Commodore version of the Smithsonian display in your house.

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Hamburger

It's an over-priced netbook without a display.  Best to buy the bare-bones and piece something together yourself.

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TommM

Loved my C64 days.  Man, there were some classic games I played on that - the Zork triology, Bard's Tale, the Ultima series, Impossible Mission.  Plus I had the incredibly loud and slow Commodore Daisy Wheel printer - what a beast that was.  But I'll have to pass on this little toy as it really doesn't offer anything I don't already have (except the keyboard). But great to see a blast from the past.

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Khaotic

Yes ! Lived through the C64 years and even had a -128. 

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