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The best coin-op conversions for the C64

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The best coin-op conversions for the C64

Earlier this week I came across a clip of an old 80s movie called “Joysticks” on the excellent Retroist.com website. Now the movie itself is somewhat typical of what you could call the Porky’s Revenge type of film, with lots of women in shorts that are well, way too short (and the same goes for the T-shirts), but it […]

The days of the text adventure

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The days of the text adventure

Many years ago (it was the mid-80s), I walked into one of my regular stops whenever I visited the city of Antwerp: the new(ish) and second hand bookshop “De Slegte”. In the IT corner, next to several books on programming the C64, a book caught my eye that seemed a bit out of place. It […]

Old magazines, a window into the past

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Old magazines, a window into the past

Reading an old magazine is a bit like looking through a window in time that propels you back to days long gone. Whether it’s magazines about gaming (like Zzap!64, Commodore Format, …) or the ones focused on the more serious use of computers (like 64’er, Byte, …), they all share that same quality: they recount […]

An old photo, a little time capsule…

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An old photo, a little time capsule…

Today it seems, we take technology for granted: when we see the latest smart phone that has features x, y and z that it didn’t have before, we rush out to the store and buy it (or at least, that’s what they want us to do). When the latest console from Sony, Nintendo or Microsoft […]

The most amazing multi-player experience

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The most amazing multi-player experience

Multi-player games, in all of their forms (MMORPGs like World of Warcraft, Mario Kart on the Wii, …) are as common as well, a common game. Many, if not most games today feature alongside their single-player mode a multi-player mode that can be played on the same console or with friends over the net. I […]

Amiga, the music maker

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Amiga, the music maker

When it comes to producing music, Commodore’s machines have a reputation that is rivaled only by well, Commodore itself. For the price of a C64 (and its magnificent SID chip), chiptune artists today still bring out the most catchy tunes and produce dance tracks that wouldn’t be out of their place on today’s dance floors. […]

The most expensive C64 games

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The most expensive C64 games

With the recent news (that made the press worldwide) of the NES Family Fun Fitness: Stadium Events game that was bought for $8 at a thrift store and potentially reaching a staggering 30K on a GameGavel.com auction (it’s already at 12K!), I thought it would be a nice idea to find out which are the rarest […]

9 Fingers – the infamous Amiga demo

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9 Fingers – the infamous Amiga demo

When it comes to demos, Commodore probably had the most vivid and certainly the most interesting scene of all. The stuff the coders could do on platforms like the C64 and the Amiga was simply put, amazing. It is on the Amiga, and more specifically the A500, that perhaps the most talked about demo was […]

The world of AD&D on your Commodore

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The world of AD&D on your Commodore

In the early 90s, I got introduced to the wonderful world of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (AD&D) by a friend at school. He had a game called Champions of Krynn, developed by SSI for the Commodore 64, and he gave it to me over the Christmas holidays so I could have a go at it. […]

Commodore Legends: Petro Tyschtschenko

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Commodore Legends: Petro Tyschtschenko

The next person to be featured in our “Commodore Legends” Hall of Fame is perhaps a name that doesn’t ring a bell for many of you. But when I say that he is the man that saved the Amiga when Commodore went bankrupt, the name Petro Tyschtschenko will probably spring to mind. Starting with Commodore […]