Awesome Fighting Game Let You Cut Other Player's Heads Off

You can keep Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters and Dead or Alive. My favourite fighting game pre-dates every single one of them, starred large men in furry underpants, and rather than lasting minutes could, if you knew your moves, be over in seconds. » 3/09/15 10:40am 3/09/15 10:40am

Someone's Trying to Rebuild One of The World's Oldest MMOs

I've never even heard of LucasFilm's Habitat, a Commodore 64 virtual world. It was practically an MMO before they'd been invented, letting thousands of players inhabit and govern a digital world. Now, someone's trying to bring it back. » 10/03/14 10:00am 10/03/14 10:00am

If Grand Theft Auto V Were Made In The 80s

It would still be awesome! Here's an isometric, Commodore 64-style recreation of some Grand Theft Auto V action by the talented MajamiHiroz with some superb 8bit music added. » 5/26/14 4:30pm 5/26/14 4:30pm

Watch Dogs Isn't Out Yet, But Its Commodore 64 Mockup Is

While we still a few days away from the release of Watch Dogs, animator Balázs Kalocsai did an excellent 80s style, Commodore 64 reinterpretation of the game. » 5/20/14 7:40am 5/20/14 7:40am

Micro Hexagon is Super Hexagon on the Commodore 64

Commodore 64 enthusiasts and programmers staged their second RGCD Cartridge Development Competition over the weekend, and among the dozen games that beat Saturday's submission deadline is this—Micro Hexagon, a port of last year's mindbending Super Hexagon (and one of our GOTY nominees.) » 12/02/13 12:35pm 12/02/13 12:35pm

Remembering a Miracle in the Early Days of Sports Video Games

The score was 4 to 3, two outs in the ninth, when I woke up on the couch. No one was on base. "I don't need to see this," I said. "Nah, stick around," Dad said. I had two games that day, the World Series on TV, and Hardball! on my Commodore 64. If the Los Angeles Dodgers didn't win one, I'd make them win the other. » 10/15/13 8:00pm 10/15/13 8:00pm

Man Finds 1983 Homebrew Star Wars Game, Is Awesome

We've all had stories of finding lost games before - my copy of Rogue Galaxy had been missing since 2009 before I found it hiding in a drawer - but you don't hear many like this, where stuff has been missing for over 30 years. » 7/03/13 12:30am 7/03/13 12:30am

A Visual History of Attractive Video Game Characters: The 80s

Video games in the 80s only depicted a certain amount of pixels on the screen. Fortunately, that didn't hold developers back from pushing the limits of the available hardware to play with our imagination by creating beautiful, handsome characters. » 4/29/13 8:00pm 4/29/13 8:00pm

The Latest Games Would Look Really Cool As Commodore 64 Titles

With all the top-notch game engines out there, and next-gen on the horizon, video games are impressive in both their technology and their art. But let's play around with c64yourself to squeeze recently released games into an old timey skin anyway. » 4/25/13 6:00pm 4/25/13 6:00pm

Show Today's Kids a 1980s Computer and, Well, Yeah

The Commodore 64 turned 30 this week » 8/02/12 1:00am 8/02/12 1:00am. As the firs video game platform my family ever owned, it will always have a very special place in my heart.

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The Commodore 64 turns 30 today. Reams of copy have been written in tribute to this machine. It wasn't the first personal computer, but it truly was one that democratized them to millions of middle-class households. Releasing in August, 1982, it stepped into the breach a year later when console video gaming, as we… » 8/01/12 3:30pm 8/01/12 3:30pm

See Vice City's Final Mission, as Imagined on a Commodore 64

You talk about love at first sight. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City had me at its opening credit screens: the LOAD "*",8,1, multicolored flashing logo and rudimentary MIDI theme took me straight back to 1986, and all the days I spent parked in front of my Commodore 64. When I showed it to my brother—not a gamer, but a… » 7/28/12 1:00pm 7/28/12 1:00pm

Game of Thrones on Commodore 64 is so Crunchy it Makes my Teeth Hurt

It's the fake intro and menu system for a C64 adaptation of Game of Thrones that lures you into this clip, but once there, it's the music that really kicks your ass. » 7/06/12 2:00am 7/06/12 2:00am

RIP, the Man who Helped Get me Into Video Games

When I was four years old, my father took me out to a local electronics store and said we were buying a computer. OK, I thought, not really knowing why that was such a big deal. Twenty-seven years later, I now know it was one of the most significant days of my life.

That day we brought home a Commodore 64, my first… » 4/09/12 11:00pm 4/09/12 11:00pm

Cock'in. This was a Real Game, Once.

Cock'in. For the Commodore 64 and Spectrum. You take the eggs, and then the fish bites you on the elbow, and then you wear chicken hats, and what? » 1/24/12 10:00pm 1/24/12 10:00pm

Canabalt Parkours Back in Time to the Commodore 64

This isn't something done for internet shits and giggles. It's an "official conversion" of awesome death simulator Canabalt running on...the Commodore 64, one that will soon be going on sale. Like, it'll come on a cartridge. Amazing. » 12/05/11 10:40am 12/05/11 10:40am

Kids Shouldn't Play Games About Jerking Off

NSFW: If you're a parent — or even just an all-round concerned citizen — and think games featuring cartoon violence and mild cussing is bad, spare a thought for me. One of the first ever games I played was about jerking off. » 2/07/11 6:00pm 2/07/11 6:00pm