C64 is back…?!

On slash­dot, I read that Com­modore (I did­n’t even know that com­pa­ny was still alive) is com­ing out with thi­er own line of mp3 play­ers. So gid­dy curios­i­ty led me to their web­site, where I learned that they are going to be devel­op­ing some new Com­modore 64 prod­ucts, includ­ing a game console! 

??!!!

This is intrigu­ing, but com­plete­ly baffling…I owned a Com­modore 64 for about 10 years when I was younger, absolute­ly LOVED the sys­tem, and am STILL smit­ten with bit­ter­sweet nos­tal­gia when­ev­er I speak of it…but is Com­modore seri­ous­ly think­ing that mere nos­tal­gia will moti­vate peo­ple to buy NEW Com­modore prod­ucts 20 years lat­er?! I admit that I myself am guilty of down­load­ing the occa­sion­al C64 emu­la­tor in hopes of recap­tur­ing the mag­ic, but this hope is soon sobered after about 5 min­utes of pok­ing around on the famil­iar blue screen when I real­ize that, how­ev­er cool the sys­tem was then, com­pared to today’s tech­nol­o­gy it rather sucks. I imag­ine (indeed I HOPE) that these new “Com­modore 64” prod­ucts will be a bit more tech­no­log­i­cal­ly sophis­ti­cat­ed than those they devel­oped in 1985, but I sup­pose we’ll see.

4 thoughts on “C64 is back…?!”

  1. Hmmm… your com­ments act weird when I do them in IE… but then the way I found your site was when you com­plained about IE in the Grey­mat­ter forums… I’m in Fire­fox now… if this is the last com­ment you see from me then that means it worked right in Firefox.

  2. Kin­da bizarre in Fire­fox, too… RSS code pops up in a Notepad win­dow or some­thing right after I click on “Post It.” But at least the com­ments post.

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