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Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by cozza » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:30 pm

When I first read this I thought it was some sort of wind up - but apparently not...

A brand new Commodore 64 for 2010 (with 500 gb hard drive, DVD burner, 4gb ram etc..) codenamed 'Pheonix' (geddit?)

more details here..

http://www.commodoreusa.net/index.html

..hmmm......?????

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by esq » Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:10 pm

As long as I get to play Epyx Summer Games again without using a cassette:

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by J3D » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:53 pm

It's a Slimline PC by Commodore

Please explain what this has to do with the 1982 [64-kilobytes] model
by the same company ?

I'll take a guess at fuck all! :lol:

Commodore went bankrupt and sold there remaining assets
to another American firm in the mid 90's

so the company and reputation would never be the same anyways.
The Advert says wrote:arriving spring 2010
"shows a picture of a commodore 64 for old times sake"
then says : we were in love then...
... lets fall in love again!
introducing the Phoenix by Commodore Our all in one Computer.

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by djhaze » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:47 am

i thought commodore just made ugly as fuck gamer boxes these days?!?

pc world near me has loads of them and they all look hideous.

this looks like a load of crap also imo. it's not a c64 and never will be.

i still have my c64 and amiga in the loft as it happens :)

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by dj jedi » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:44 am

I really like the fact it looks similar to an Amiga, with everything in the keyboard 8)

The website is horrendous though, nobody will take that seriously.

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by fmrl » Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:45 am

Big shame - I was hoping it was going to be an Uber-Amiga :(

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by CMcDougall » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:25 pm

why? got emulators for it on PC anyways :lol:

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by fmrl » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:43 pm

CMcDougall wrote:why? got emulators for it on PC anyways :lol:
Yeah, but imagine an Amiga built on current technology - it was cutting edge BITD

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by DJ_Nik_Gnashers » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:10 pm

WANT ONE

If its cheaper than a MAC I will deffo consider buying one as next PC instead of a tower.

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by The_Ruffneck » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:06 am

this is stupid
original c64 had unique keys like the commodore key , this looks just like a standard keyboard.

i can't even see any commodore branding for gods sake.

another gimmick.

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by Beagle » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:14 am

looks like it was designed by a blind spastic in 1998 too.

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by The_Ruffneck » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:07 am

http://www.cybernetman.com/en/products/ ... tprint-pc/

the new C= - exactly the same machine , rebadged and with a higher pricetag

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by Beagle » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:22 am

The_Ruffneck wrote:http://www.cybernetman.com/en/products/ ... tprint-pc/

the new C= - exactly the same machine , rebadged and with a higher pricetag
haha, so basically, all these computer companies are thinking "how can we copy Apple, without actually copying and getting sued? :lol:

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Re: Commodore 64 remade for 2010 (seriously!)

Post by fannypad » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:39 am

fmrl wrote:Yeah, but imagine an Amiga built on current technology - it was cutting edge BITD
The days of new, custom computing platforms are long over. Developing cutting edge hardware is astronomically complex and expensive nowadays, even mobile phones use off-the shelf designs from massive companies like Qualcomm, Texas Instruments etc.

Besides, Amiga OS has lived on in one form or another: http://arstechnica.com/software/news/20 ... 1-ars.ars/ and MorphOS which has just been ported to the Mac Mini: http://www.morphos-team.net/releasenotes-2.0.html

Not quite cutting edge, but usable.

It's all a load of bollocks though, Commodore died years ago and no amount of rebadging cataclysmically ugly Taiwanese cash registers will bring back the "C64 magic".

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