Bye bye 2011, hello 2012!

The last day of 2011… how was the year for retro computer fans?

For many, 2011 will be remembered as the year we had to say farewell to several tech pioneers, like Steve Jobs, Jack Goldman (founder of Xerox PARC) and Gerald Lawson (creator of the first home video game system with interchangeable game cartridges) and a series of childhood heroes like wrestling star Macho Man Randy Savage and Police Academy’s Hightower (Bubba Smith).

But there were many great and positive moments as well.

For instance, we’ve seen the release of Prince of Persia on the Commodore 64, we’ve had new (!!) games for the Videopac/Magnavox, the Vectrex and we had old C64 classics like the Great Giana Sisters ported to the Android platform.

Commodore USA started shipping its AIO computers, designed in the look and feel of the classic breadbox and the guys over at got a lot of attention with their multi-player internet enabled “Group Zork” sessions.

We’ve had a worldwide “Commodore 64 week”, with C64 fans from around the globe sharing their greatest moments they had with the little machine that made it all happen and much much more.

On the site here a lot was going on as well, with a series of interviews with Commodore Legends Michael Tomczyk and Dave Haynie, an interview with a great synth and chiptune artist Liam Fretwell and tons and tons of posts and articles on the weirdest, strangest and little known facts on Commodore.

So, I hope 2012 will be another year with many more positives than negatives. Here on the site you can expect more interviews with Commodore Legends (I’ve got a couple of very cool ones already lined up for you) and more of the news and interesting facts on the classic Commodore machines.

Have a great New Year’s Eve party/celebration/dinner/… and I hope to see you all again in 2012.

Happy New Year!

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4 Responses to Bye bye 2011, hello 2012!

  1. I thank you Robby and it was a pleasure for me to know you!
    You make a great job for your Hobby and i hope you continue for long time :)

  2. Excuse mon anglais :). Merci Robby lol

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