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A time before laptops and multimedia projectors

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A time before laptops and multimedia projectors

No meeting room today can go without a multimedia projector. And even for the smaller ones, you can have a beamer that fits in your pocket and can be hooked up to your iPad. The era of the overhead or slide projector is long gone, but clearing out some old boxes of floppy’s recently reminded me […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Music AMIGA Maestro!

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Music AMIGA Maestro!

The 80s and 90s saw the birth of several different electronic music genres: from “Electronic Body Music” to “Eurodance” and from “New Beat” to “Techno”. They all shared one thing in common though: many of them were created on the AMIGA. The Commodore AMIGA, and especially its entry level AMIGA 500 system gave young artists […]

If it’s NASA, they must be using Amiga!

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If it’s NASA, they must be using Amiga!

Seeing a documentary earlier this week on the incredible voyage that the Voyager spacecraft both have undertaken, it struck me that these 2 spacecraft are still operational and sending us valuable data about our Solar system as they are hurtling now through interstellar space, some 35 years after launch. Just think about it, 35 years […]

Computer art with an Amiga

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Computer art with an Amiga

When we think of computer art, we usually associate it with highly detailed 3D computer renderings and animations. But there’s also a form of computer art that is more tangible, that creates actual sculptures and paintings that have been designed with a computer. A fine example of this kind of art form is the work […]

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Searching for hidden gems in 2012

With Christmas just around the corner and 2012 quickly approaching, I was looking into my collection and making a quick list of missing Commodore items that I really would like to acquire in 2012. High on the list is of course a working KIM-1. Yes, they pop-up on eBay from time to time, but for […]

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Amiga-powered information booths

Two decades ago, people in Oslo could find their way around the city thanks to an Amiga. More precisely it was an Amiga inside Martin Joyce Nygaard’s “Info Box”, a metal box housing a powerful computerized information booth that allowed you to find the fasted route to your favorite shops, display the photos and menus […]

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